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Capt. Thomas Evans Company, 1782 service details?
Posted by: Vance Pollock (ID *****0987) Date: May 29, 2007 at 23:13:15
  of 1975


I have recently piled up some notes on Captain Thomas Evans (later promoted to Major) with specific focus on duty in Evans' Company during the Revolution 1782-1783.

My 4th great-grandfather Jesse Pollock was in this company, apparently called up in Pitt County, NC. I am interested in any accounts of service in this outfit.

I have compiled a list of soldiers reported as members of Evans' Company and have actually found a few pensions and assorted notes which bear on individual's service.

I hope to gather details which could teach me something about my grandfather's experience during the Revolution. He collected a pay voucher as a member of the Newbern District militia, and I would like to know whether this was for his service in Evans' Company or a different enlistment.

Here, for your genealogical enjoyment, are those notes:

Evans Company
Blamer, John, Corpl
Brown, Isaac, Pt.
Black, Martin, Pt.
Bailey, Josh., Pt.
Barnes, Moses, Pt.
Colbreath, Arch'd, Sergt.
Chester, Jno., Pt.
Carter, Isaac, Pt.
Clay, David, Pt.
Combs, Jno., Pt.
Crable, Dan'l, Pt.
Due, John, Sergt.
Dickenson, Henry.
Dixon, Caswell, Pt.
Durdon, Mills, Pt.
Eckles, Wm., Sergt.
Fowler, Geo., Pt.
Fulcher, Cason, Pt.
Francis, Ant'y, Pt.
Fortune, Wm., Pt.
Gardner, Jno., Corpl.
Green, Randolph, Pt.
Hickman, Jacob, Pt.
Hensley, Wm., Pt.
Jordon, Rives, Corpl.
Jones, Ab'm, Pt.
Lewis, Benj., Pt.
Lane, Wm., Pt.
Lucas, Thos., Pt.
Larey, Pat'k, Pt.
Lovesy, Boling, Pt.
Morton, Wm., Sergt.
Morris, Nathan, Pt.
Moore, Elijah, Pt.
Moore, Jas., Pt.
McCarran, Dan'l, Pt.
McKInsey, Alex'r, Pt.
Moore, Simion, Pt.
Nobles, Jno., Pt.
Newham, Francis, Pt.
Osteen, Wm., Pt.
Order, Peter, Pt.
Purvis, Jos., Pt.
Polmore, Elijah, Pt.
Pollock, Jesse, Pt.
Pearse, Abner, Pt.
Richardson, And'w, Sgt.
Robertson, Jno., Corpl.
Robinson, Jno., Musc.
Roundtree, Jesse, Pt.
Reel, Joshua, Pt.
Rochell, Geo., Pt.
Talbert, Jno., Pt.
Tucker, Jno., Pt.
Truett, Wm., Pt.
Taylor, Wm., Pt.
Tyson, Aaron, Pt.
Ward, Elijah, Pt.
White, David, Pt.
White, Churchill, Pt.
Walter, Jereh, Pt.
Whitehouse, Anty, Pt.
White, Benj., Pt.
Wood, Willis, Pt.
EVANS, Thomas, Lieutenant to Captain, NC Militia, 2nd NC Continental Line
Jacob Hickman enlisted under Captain Evans for the Term of Eighteen Months Sometime in the FAll of 1782 in the County of Pitt in State of North Carolina his said Company Was attached to the 10th regiment of the North Carolina line & was Commanded by Captain Benjamin Coleman a part of the time he served in it That he continued to Serve in Said Corps until the expiration of his above mentioned of Service When he was Discharged on Hadleys Island near Charlestown in the State of South Carolina (He was in No battles During his Said Term of Service).
Revolutionary War Pension Applications
of Eva/Eve Clay, widow of David Clay

That she is the widow of David Clay deceased who was a private in the army of the United States (here she only states from he best of her recollection) in the company commanded by Gen. Green in the Revolutionary war that her said husband enlisted from Duplin County North Carolina on the (blank) day of (blank) A.D. for the term of five years of during the war, and continued in service for the term of seven years, was at Wilmington (where he had the measles) was at Charleston & Beach Island, was discharged (blank) at Kingston N. Carolina, received a written certificate of discharge, which has been destroyed, he was discharged at the close of the war.

[I]t appears that David Clay enlisted from Duplin County, North Carolina and served as a private in Captain Hall's and Jacob Kornegay's North Carolina companies, no dates of service given, and he served from in 1782 for eighteen months as a private in Captain Evans' Company in the Tenth North Carolina Regiment.
Jesse Rountree Jr.

Revolutionary War soldier: Enlisted in 1782 at age 17, served to the end of the war. Private, 10th Regiment, North Carolina, under Captain Evans, Company Commander.
John Robinson - was from North Carolina, where he served in the war as a musician in the Tenth Regiment under Capt. Thomas Evans. He enlisted for eighteen months in 1782. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Macoupin county. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

219. Evans, Thomas, Ensn. 2nd N. C. June 6, 1776; 2nd Lt. July 19, 1776; 1st Lt. May 15, 1777; Adjutant Nov. 22, 1778; taken prisoner at Tappan Sept. 28, 1778; exchanged Nov. 4, 1780; retained in 1st N. C. Jan. 1, 1781; Capt. June 1st, 1781; transferred to 4th N. C. Feb. 6, 1782; and served to close of war.
8 Sep 1790 Last will & Testament of Thomas Evans proved by Thomas & Elizabeth Poindexter. Elizabeth Evans, relict. John Armstrong & William Poindexter, Executors.
In 1990 I had Dr. Charles Holloman (who had been on
the staff in the NC Archives) do some research for me regarding the two THOMAS EVANS of Surry/Stokes Co, NC. Both these men had been in the Revolutionary War. One died in 1789 and the other in 1799. One was married to Anne Unknown and the other married Elizabeth Poindexter 14 July 1787.
Dr. Holloman helped me seperate the service records of these two soldiers and in doing so led me to the father of Captain Thomas Evans of Halifax District and Pitt County. "My" THOMAS EVANS was in the Militia and attained
the rank of Lt. The younger THOMAS EVANS was in the Continental Army and later became a Major and was awarded 3,840 acres in what is now Brentwood, TN outside of Nashville. This man died in 1789 and left Elizabeth
Poindexter a widow. See married Isaac McCammons second.

Dr. Holloman had helped Allen Stuart Williams go into the NC Society of the Cincinnati on this Major Thomas Evans. This Major Evans (b. @ 1758/60) was the son of RICHARD EVANS and had siblings: Richard, Jr., George Evans and
Mary Evans (b. @1742 in Beaufort Co). To quote Dr. Holloman: "Part of Beaufort became Pitt - a new county in 1760 and that same part fell into the new county of Martin in 1780 formed from Pitt." Mary Evans married @ 1762 in Pitt County, NC Dr. Richard Williams, M.D.

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