Thomas Evans

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Title

Thomas Evans

Subject

Thomas Evans

Description

The Grave of Thomas Evans, who lived from 1786 to April 10, 1861. He fought for his country in the War of 1812, where he was injured.

Creator

Sherrer Long

Date

4/19/16

Source

Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
1850 Census

Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Ancestry.com. War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data: War of 1812 Pension Applications. Washington D.C.: National Archives. NARA Microfilm Publication M313, 102 rolls. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group Number 15.

Contributor

Jackson Griner

Language

English

Coverage

On the backside of West Hill, there is a graves plot much older looking than the surrounding gravestones. A duel gravestone lies in this spot, belonging to Thomas and Clarissa Evans. The gravestone was placed there by their grandson J.H. Beusse. Thomas and Clarissa were born in Wilkes County, though eventually finding Athens their home. Thomas was born in 1786. He was injured fighting for his country in the War of 1812. Thomas and Clarissa had thirteen children together. Many of them are buried in Oconee Hill with the families they married into. Two of which are the Beusse and Willliams families, which two of their daughters married into. Thomas died on April 10, 1861. Clarissa was able to draw on his war pension until her death in 1888. Thomas was originally buried in the old cemetery on Jackson St. Eventually Thomas and his wife were moved to West Hill in Oconee Hill Cemetery. They are located at the same plot as their daughter, Martha J. Evans Williams and her husband Thomas D. Williams.

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Citation

Sherrer Long, “Thomas Evans,” Death and Human History in Athens, accessed April 14, 2021, https://digilab.libs.uga.edu/cemetery/items/show/22.

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