MUSGRAVE EVANS, Sr. (b. 1727 PA, d. 2/1/1769 PA), was a cooper and moved to
Philadelphia as did his brother David who was a carpenter. Musgrave and his
wife, LYDIA HARRY (daughter of Samuel Harry of Radnor, Pennsylvania), had
five children. Among them was Samuel (b. about 1754 in Pennsylvania, d.
1825 in Jefferson County, New York) who married Nancy Clough (1770 - 1800).
This "General" SAMUEL EVANS fought in the Revolutionary War and, according
to the "American Historical Register" of February 1896, commanded the
militia which escorted General Lafayette to Chester County on his visit to
the United States in 1824-25. Samuel's grandson, Samuel B. Evans, was
killed at the Alamo.
Musgrave Evans' father was EVAN EVANS, born in 1684, Llanfor Parish,
Merionethshire, Wales, died PA 5/26/1747. He married ELIZABETH MUSGRAVE at
Haverford Meeting, Chester County, PA, on 9/3/1713. Elizabeth was probably
born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and was the son of THOMAS MUSGRAVE who
was born in Yorkshire, England, and his wife Hannah. Thomas Musgrave was
buried at Merion Meeting, Pennsylvania in 1700, and his will was proved on
25 July 1701.
Evan was a dedicated Quaker and would have been about 14 when he emigrated
from Wales with his mother, siblings, and other family members in 1698 on
the "Robert and Elizabeth", his father, Thomas, having left a few months
earlier. Evan and Elizabeth, married 7th month 3, 1713, lived by the mill
on the Wissahickon, which was still standing in 2002, as a museum, at the
corner of Swedesford Road and Township Line Road in Upper Gwynedd Township.
In his will, written on 3 May 1747 and proved 3 August 1747, Evan left
bequests to his children Abraham, Jonathan, Musgrave, David, Daniel and
Barbara, and mentioned his wife's uncle, Jonathan Cockshaw. He appointed his
wife Elizabeth, and son Jonathan, as his executors with authority to sell
the farm he lived on, about 200 acres. He appointed his brother Owen Evans,
his cousin Thomas Evans, Jr. (son of Owen), and William Foulke, as trustees
for his children.
Evan Evans is the son of THOMAS AB EVAN who is the son of EVAN AB EVAN of
Frongoch, Llanfor Parish, Merionethshire, Wales. If you connect to this
Evans line, there is an enormous amount of information on ancestors in
Wales. In addition to Evans Rootsweb archives, you might investigate the
Frongoch Rootsweb archives which deals with descendents and ancestors of
people who can trace back to the Frongoch farm, which still stands, by the
courtsey of Beth McMakin
Our Family Homes--Then and Now
Our Homes, some were lived in for generation, some for just a short time.
Villages, Towns and Cities of my family.
Some of the homes and places my family and extended family have lived.
See photos below the posts.
See photos below the posts.