Person Sheet


Name Captain John EVANS, 9G Grandfather
Birth May 1630, Wales, Great Britain
Moved Dover, New Hampshire
Death 28 Jun 1689, Cocheco, New Hampshire
Occupation Surveyor, Town clerk
Private Note Came by 1665.
Spouses
1 Elinor X
Children Eleanor (~1661-)
Notes for Captain John EVANS
Page 81,25
Page 225,26

Killed by the Indians during King William's War at the Cocheco Massacre in Cocheco, New Hampshire. John Evans was chained to a barn and burned to death.

John and his brother Robert came to Dover from Wales before 1665 when Robert was "received as an inhabitant". In 1672 John had a house in Dover.
On 29 Sept. 1679 the court ordered John to survey a disputed boundary to which he signed an official statement 7 Oct. 1679.
John also served as town clerk for many years
John was killed by the Indians in 1689 when they captured the Walderne Garrison: "killed 23 persons, principal of which... Mr. Leigh, Mr. Evans, Richard Otis, etc." (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/9211/EVANS.htm)

On page 381 of Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury it states that John Evans was born 1632 in Wales. He was probably the brother of Robert Evans.
Notes for Elinor (Spouse 1)
After John's death, Elinor married John Sweeting on 2 Jul 1694 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Last Modified 28 Aug 2002 Created 18 Sep 2002

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