George Washington Evans, Sr

Born:Dec 1777 In:  Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Died:Mar 18 1824 (at age 46)In:  Burke, Georgia, United States
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Elizabeth Evans (born Church)
His wife
Charlotte Rebecca Course
His daughter
Caroline H. Course
His daughter
George Washington Evans II
His son
William Elbert Evans
His son
Jane Russell Mills (born Evans)
His daughter
Isaac Evans
His father
Mary Evans (born Ironshire)
His mother
Peter Collier Evans
His brother
George Washington EVANS,, Sr
His brother
Isaac Ironshire Evans
His brother
Sarah "Salley" Evans
His sister

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Teacher & Principal. Mount Enon was an old Baptist resort community that is now almost lost to the general public. GW Evans had taught at Mount Enon Academy and was very fond of the place. Mount Enon was located near Bath, Georgia and established about 1805. In its time, Mount Enon was a well-known health resort. The Baptists applied for a state college there, but the proposal was rejected. It was written that it was believed that the Baptists were becoming "too influential." So a grammar school opened in 1807 with homes and boarding houses located close by. Both of GW's sons attended. GW was named principal in 1812.
 Mount Enon, Burke, Georgia, United States

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George Washington EVANS, Sr
Birth names: George Washington Evans SrGeorge Washington EVANS, Sr
Gender: Male
Birth: Dec 1777 - Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Military Service: Between 1802 to 1810, newspaper articles from the "Augusta Chronicle" show that GW was in two companies during this time: the Augusta Rangers and the Augusta Independent Blues. Then, in 1812, we have: "George Washington Evans, Quarter Master General, was a Georgia militia officer, who served in Floyd's Brigade of Georgia militia near Fort Hawkins during the War of 1812. Evans, who was the son of Isaac Evans of Worcester, Massachusetts, was born in Baltimore, Maryland about 1777 and he lived in Richmond County, Georgia." GW resigned as Quartermaster General/Lieut. Colonel in 1814. In the year 1813, the Georgia Militia was on an expedition against hostile Indians on the Southern frontier. General Pinckney needed a draft of money to pay the expense of supplies. Pinckney gave GW a draft requesting an advance sum of $25,000 from the Bank of Augusta. The bank refused, claiming they did not have the money on hand. GW was able to borrow the money from the Union Bank in Charleston, and personally paid $750 from his own pocket to finance the charge for the deal. After GW died, his administrator, Job S. Barney was still trying to get Congress to refund the expense. Congressional records indicate that the petition was read 12 times! It was agreed that GW was owed the money, but he was never paid. - 1812 - Georgia, United States
Marriage: Spouse: Elizabeth Church - May 25 1803 - Richmond, Georgia, United States
Death: Mar 18 1824 - Burke, Georgia, United States
Death: "Died at his plantation, called Pleasant Valley, in Burke County, on the 18th ... COL. GEORGE W. EVANS, in the 47th year of his life. He was a native of Baltimore, from which he removed to this state in 1800, and was for several years a resident of this city, where he was well known, having been for some time engaged in business here previous to his removal to Burke. He had at one time commanded a volunteer company here and served his country in the late war. His remains were at his request interred at Mount Enon. He has left a family and children, and many connections and friends to feel and lament his loss." - Mar 24 1824 - Burke, Georgia, United States
Burial: Mar 1824 - Mount Enon, Burke, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Teacher & Principal. Mount Enon was an old Baptist resort community that is now almost lost to the general public. GW Evans had taught at Mount Enon Academy and was very fond of the place. Mount Enon was located near Bath, Georgia and established about 1805. In its time, Mount Enon was a well-known health resort. The Baptists applied for a state college there, but the proposal was rejected. It was written that it was believed that the Baptists were becoming "too influential." So a grammar school opened in 1807 with homes and boarding houses located close by. Both of GW's sons attended. GW was named principal in 1812. - Mount Enon, Burke, Georgia, United States
Parents: Isaac Evans, Mary Evans (born Ironshire)
Wife: Elizabeth Church
Children: William Elbert Evans, Jane Russell Mills (born Evans), Gen. George Washington EVANS Jr
Siblings: George Washington EVANS, Sr, Isaac Ironshire Evans, Sarah "Salley" Stewart (born Evans), Peter Collier Evans
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Date: Apr 27 2017
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