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Re: EVITTS IN KY
Posted by: Timothy Grimm (ID *****2392) Date: August 06, 2002 at 06:40:12
In Reply to: Re: EVITTS IN KY by Ruby Evitts Treadway of 203

I have found evidence that suggests Moses Jackson "Punk" Evitts had a brother Zachariah Evitts born in Wilson County, Tennesee. That's about all I can tell you on him. The Evitts of Tennesee's information gets VERY sketchy back prior to 1830 because quite a few of the families lived in close proximity to one another and they had a tendency to use the same names for their sons.

At least two and possibly three of them were named Moses, that's why I always qualify my posts by putting the full name plus the nickname for my Moses.

I believe that Moses and Zachariah's father may have been Samuel Evitts born about 1792 in North Carolina, but I've seen other posts on this site that indicate Samuel was not his father. I've been to Moses Jackson Evitts' grave site and it's impossible to learn any more of his lineage from there--the stone is so de-faced that it is now nearly illegible and the stones around him are completely illegible. I examined the cemetary records (such as they were) and there were no more Evitts buried in that particular plot.

I've interviewed his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren and looked through their family records in search of a tie to the rest of his family to no avail. I do know that Moses Jackson "Punk" Evitts married two women during his life and that the marriages occured more than 25 years apart. I've posted the information on the earlier marriage already.

He had at least three sons by both wives and doesn't appear to have died a wealthy man. He traveled from Tennesee to Kentucky during his life in what was apparently a wholesale migration of the "Evitts Clan".

Wish I could be of more help...


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