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Trying to find a powder horn
Posted by: Renee Bennett (ID *****8255) Date: December 22, 2008 at 16:50:25
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I'm asking for good ideas about how to track down a powder horn which is probably somewhere in Ohio. My first thought was that perhaps the powder horn is now in some local museum. I've included the source below. The book which mentions the powder horn was written in 1923 so the Mr. Campbell, identified as the owner, is probably deceased. I think Georgetown is in Brown County. So maybe they have an historical museum. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I would so love to get a photograph of this powder horn. The Edward Evans mentioned is my 5th Great Uncle

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society,
Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 29-31

This branch of the Evans family was founded by Samuel Evans, who was born in Wales about 1700, and at the age of twenty came to the American colonies, accompanied by his father, Richard Evans. He settled near Hagerstown or Frederick, Maryland. By two marriages he was the father of twenty-two children, his son Richard being killed while fighting the British in the Revolutionary war. His son Edward, born about 1730, in Maryland, and died about 1820, also had a military record of great interest to his descendants. He was one of Washington's soldiers in the Braddock campaign of 1755. Through the influence of Washington he was granted in 1772 for his service a tract of land in Monongalia County. He was at Fort Augusta in 1765, and Suffel's history mentions him as a volunteer in the Revolution. He was among the Monongalia militia paid off at Fort Pitt. He settled in Monongalia County probably in 1779 or 1780.

At that time Edward Evans was one of those who received a portion of land allotted by General Washington in pursuance of a proclamation of Governor Dunmore in December, 1772. In 1780 he made a declaration that he was a member of the "Old Virginia" regiment in 1756, this confirming his allotment. The records of old Augusta County show the allotment and give further proof of his service in the French and Indian war. His old powder-horn, carried through the war for independence, is now owned by R. E. Campbell of Georgetown, Ohio, and bears the monogram "E. E." and date September, 1775.

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