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Descendants of Jesse Evans


Generation No. 1

     1.  Jesse1 Evans was born Unknown in unknown, and died 1832 in East Caln, Chester Co., Pa..  He married Esther Parke 1802, daughter of Abiah Parke and Ruth Jones.  She was born Abt. 1777 in Chester Co., PA, and died 1866 in Downingtown, Chester Co., Pa..

Notes for Jesse Evans:
Jesse Evans is listed in 1790 Head of Household Census in East Nantmeal Twp., Chester County.

 He is noted in Futhey and Cope, History of Chester county, 1881, pg. 337 as one of three men in Chester County known to have raised Spanish Merino sheep in 1811.  He is listed as co-owner (with William Frame) of a public house, the Downington Hotel or 'stage office', at the east end of the village of  Downington in 1827.

An article in the Downingtown Archive Collection of newspaper clippings dated February 11, 1964, on the demolition of the historic Swan Hotel states in part:  "In 1806 the following petition was filed by Thomas Parke: 'The petition of the subscriber respecfully sheweth he has a elegible stand for a public house in the neighborhood.  He has a large stone house on the turnpike road in Downingtown at a point where the Horseshoe road, the road to West Chester, the road to Center House, the Turnpike to Harrisburg and to Mary Ann Forge all intersect.  He wishes to have license to keep a public house at the place above mentioned and to be known as the Sign of the Swan."  

The petition was granted but the following year the proprietorship was taken over by Jessie Evans who operated the tavern until 1822."  Following is a copy of Jessie Evan's petition for license, filed in 1807.

"To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of General Quarter Sessions to be held at West Chester the County of Chester the first Monday of May, 1807.
The Petition of the Subscriber Respectfully sheweth That your Petitioner hath for the preceeding year kept a public House in the Township of East Caln at that Large and Commodious New House known at present by the Sign of the Swan in Downingtown that your petitioner is desirous of continuing and Humbly requests the Court to recommend him to his Excellency the Governor in order to obtain License to keep a public house of entertainment for the ensuing Year and your petitioner shall pray Do. /s/ Jessie Evans."

The petition is signed by Wm. Worthington, Cromwell Evans, /?/Tucker, Isaac Gilpine, Samuel Painter, Step'n Bowen, Samuel Cains, David Todd, Jesse John, John Bowin and others whose signatures are illegible.   Florence's Note:  The above David Todd is probably the son of Dr. William A. Todd, a neighbor who purchased a tract of land from Abiah Parke, Sr.  Dr. Todd was son-in-law to Joseph Downing, son of immigrant Thomas Downing.

Business License records at the Archives in West Chester indicate that the original innkeeper was one Hunt Downing although Jesse Evans was the petitioner for license. The license was issued in the name of Jesse Evans from 1807 until 1823.  In April, 1814, Edward Siter & Co. established a stage line for the accommodation of passengers between Philadelphia and Downingtown.  The stage ran every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:00A.M., and returned from Philadelphia each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to arrive in Downingtown the same day.   During Jesse Evan's proprietorship of the Swan the local newspapers were replete with advertisements for events scheduled to take place at the inn.  Such events as auctions of farm and household goods, sales of properties, sales of horses for breeding or at stud, sales of race horses, business meetings, announcements and advertising for return of stray livestock or run-away indentured servants took place at the Sign of the Swan.  Futhey and Cope, History of Chester County, pg. 419, says: "The Downing hotel, or "stage-office," the name it was generally known by, was at the east end of the village of Downingtown, and for many years a noted stopping-place.  Here Presidents, governors, supreme judges, and all kinds of dignitaries ate and slept."

 An advertisement for return of a servant, placed by Jesse Evans in The American Republican, March 13th, 1815, reads as follows: " 25 Cents Reward. Ran away from the subscriber, on the evening of the 24rd of February, a negro boy, named Gregg Williams, 17 years old, stout made for his age.  Any person apprehending said boy and bringing him home shall have the above reward but no charges. /s/Jesse Evans, Downingtown.  (34-3t*).  Two advertisements for return of servants were placed by Jesse Evan's wife Esther, and described the run-a-ways specifically as black individuals.  Another ad, running in the American Republican, February 20th, 1810, reads as follows:  " Horse and Chair or a Saddle Hackney to be let on reasonable terms at the White Swan Tavern, Downingtown.  Enquire at the above place of Jesse Evans."The Swan, being at the end of the stage line from Philadelphia, also was the Post Office, and Jesse Evans regularly ran newspaper lists of recipients of messages awaiting pick-up at his place.

In 1816 Jesse Evans ran for Sheriff of Chester County.  Following is an ad found in the American Republican dated September 9th, 1816.  It is similar in content to several other ads run in other newspapers of Chester County at that time: "To the Electors of the County of Chester.  Fellow Citizens - Having been selected by the Federal Republican Delegates of the County of Chester, as a candidate for the office of SHERIFF at the ensuing general election, I respectfully solicit your votes and interest for that office.   If I should be elected, I will endeavor to perform its duties with fidelity. /s/ Jesse Evans, Downingtown. (8-4t*).  It is not known at this time whether he served as Sheriff of Chester County, however, the American Republic ran this item 6 years later, on July 31st, 1822:  "To the electors of Chester County.  Fellow Citizens, Having at one time been placed by your suffrages on the return for Sheriff, and being encouraged therto by a number of my friends, I respecfully offer myself again as a Candidate for the Office; should I be elected, you may rest assured that the duties shall be performed with faithfulness; and the favor, which at any time would be receved with gratitude, would under my present very delicate circumstances be particularly acceptable. /s/ Jesse Evans.  (37-11)

This Ad ran in the Village Record, February 27, 1823:  Public Sale.  The subscriber being about to decline Tavern keeping, intends offering at Public Vendue, on the 20th and 21st days of March next, Household and Kitchen Furniture, consising of a number of first rate Feather Beds, Bedsteads and Bedding, Table Linen, Mahogany Bureaus and Tables, Walnut and other Tables, Mahogany Fancy and other chairs, large and small Looking Glasses, imported and domestic Carpetting, Franklin ten plate and cooking Stoves, large & small Brass and Iron Andirons, Shovels and Tongs, Dinner Sets and other Liverpool ware, China and Queensware, Glasses and other Bar Furniture, ALSO Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Swine, Waggons, light Cart - riding Gig and Sleigh with Harness, hay by the ton, Potatoes by the bushel, and many other articles not here inserted.  Sale to commence at 12 o'clock each day; conditions at sale by Jesse Evans, Downingtown (31)

In 1817 Jesse Evans purchased land in East Caln Twp., documented by the following Deed, recorded September 30th, 1824.  It is not known why the recordation was not accomplished until 7 years after the purchase.

Deed Poll.  Thomas Edge et al Exors to Jesse Evans.
Thomas Edge and Lea Pusey Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Edge late of East Caln Township in the County of Chester and State of Pennsylvania deceased, To all to whom these presents may come send greetings.  Whereas Robert Valentine by his Deed bearing date the seventh day of the second month of the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty did grant and Confirm unto the said John Edge his heirs and assigns (together with other Estate therein described) a certain tract of land situate in East Caln township and County aforesaid, as the same in and by the said Deed is particularly bounded and described, Containing twenty eight acres and three quarters, as in and by the said Deed Recorded in the Office for Recording of Deeds in and for the County of Chester in Book X Vol. 22 page 38 &etc. may at large appear.  And the said John Edge then being lawfully seized and possessed of the said tract of land and premises, together with divers other Lands & Tenements in the County aforesaid, made and left his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the twenty seventh day of the seventh month in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen Containing the words following viz.& "It is my mind and Will and I do hereby order and direct that the remaining Lots of lands laid out as aforesaid, and all the residue of the land I bought of Robert Valentine and any other Lands and Tenements or Estate, real and personal that I may be lawfully entitled to, and not herein before disposed of shall be sold at public vendue by by Executors hereinafter named, and the monies arising from such sale to be by the applied in payment of the money bequeathed to my wife and the Legacies to my daughters aforesaid, and I do hereby authorize and impower my Executors or the survivor of them, good lawful Deeds Conveyances and assurances, in the Law to make do and execute, for the granting conveying and confirming each and every of the Lots and parcels of Land aforesaid unto the purchasers thereof, in as full perfect and ample manner as I myself now might or could do," - and therein appointed us the said Thomas Edge & Lea Pusey Execuors thereof, as in and by the said Will duly proved and remaining in the Registers Office for the County aforesaid may appear.  In Pursuance of the said Will and to perform and fulful the trust and service reposed in us We the Executors aforesaid after having given extensive public notice of the time and place of sale did expose the said Lots of land to public sale on the fourteenth day of the third month last when four Lots were sold and struck off to Jesse Evans of East Caln Township and County aforesaid, Innkeeper, to wit, Lot number six for the sum of three hundred Dollars, number seven for two hundred and ninty five dollars, number twenty nine for two hundred and twenty Dollars, and number thirty for one hundred and seventyfive Dollars, those being the highest and best prices bidden for them respectively.  Now Know ye that we the Executors aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred and ninety dollars, good and lawful money of the United States of America being the amount of the money bidden as aforesaid to us in hand paid by the said Jesse Evans at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said Jesse Evans his heirs Executors and Administrators of the same acquitted released and discharged forever by these presents, have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed reseased and confirmed, and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release Convey and Confirm unto him the said Jesse Evans and to his heirs and assigns forever All those four Lots of Land aforesaid situate in East Caln township aforesaid and known on a general plan of a survey of Lots made by William Kersey by the numbers six seven twentynine and thirty the two first lying contiguous and bounded and described as follows to wit.  Beginning at a post a corner of Lot number five on the turnpike thence along the said road South fifty one degrees and an half West eight perches to a corner of lot number eight thense by the same South thirty eight degrees East twenty perches to another corner on an alley thence along the same North fifty one degress and an half East eight perches to a corner of Lot number five aforesaid and thence by the same North thirty eight degrees West twenty perches to the place of Beginning Containing one acre.  The other two Lots also lying continguous and bounded and described as follows that is to say Beginning at a post a corner of Lot number twenty eight on Brandywine Creek thence up the same seventeen perches and three tenths to the corner of Lot number thirty one thence by North thirty eight degrees West four perches and three tenths to a post at an alley, thence along the same South fifty one degrees and an half West sixteen perches to a corner of Lot number twenty eight aforesaid thence by the same South thirty eight degrees East thirty perches to the place of Beginning Containing two acres and one hundred and eighteen perches be each of the same more or less  Together with all and singular the Buildings and improvements right members hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to each of the said Lots respectively belonging or in any wise appertaining and the free prividege of the alley aforesaid to be and remain open forever and the reversions and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and also all the Estate right title interest property possession claim and demand whatsoever that the said John Edge in his lifetime had or that his heirs now have of in and to the said premises  To have and to hold all and singular those four Lots of land above mentioned and described together in manner aforesaid and Containing together three acres of one hundred and eighteen perches be the same more or less and hereditaments and premises hereby granted mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto him the said Jesse Evans, his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said Jesse Evans his heirs and assigns forever in the same Estate right title and interest as the said John Edge in his lifetime held and enjoyed the said Premises.  It witness of the fourth month in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen.  Sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas A. Parke, Wm. Hersey - And the free privilege of the alley aforesaid to remain open forever by agreement of the parties interlined in presence of us. Wm. Kersey, James McFarlan.
/s/Thomas Edge (seal), /s/ Lea Pusey (seal).  Received on the day of the above date of the above named Jesse Evans the sum of nine hundred and ninety Dollars, good and lawful money of the United States of America being the consideration money above mentioned in full.  Witness our lands - Thomas Edge, Lea Pusey.  Witness present at signing, Thomas A. Parke Wm. Kersey - Chester County Before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace of the said County personally appeared the above named Thomas Edge and Lea Pusey who acknowledged the above instrument of writing to be their act and Deed and desired it might be Recorded as such.  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of April Anno Domini 1817. s/s James McFarlan (seal)

For sale of this property see Notes for Esther Evans.

The following three years, through 1826, Jesse Evans was licensed to keep the inn called The George Washington in East Caln.  It is unclear whether it was a new establishment, or whether The George Washington was The Swan under a new name.

On February 20th, 1826, Jesse Evans advertised in the American Republican newspaper and
on February 22nd, 1826, Jesse Evans again advertised an Estate (going out of business?) sale as follows: Village Record, February 22, 1826:  On the 27th and 28th days of March next I intend offering for public sale, and the sign of General Weshington, in Downingtown; a number of good feather beds and bedding, hair mattresses, bed and window curtains; bird-eye, curled maple and poplar bedsteads, wash-stands of different qualities and patterns; some with marble slabs, &c. bureaus, mahogany, fancy and windsor chairs; pier and chamber looking-glasses; mahogany, walnut and poplar dining, card and breakfast tables;  a large and elegant sideboard; a first rate eight-day clock; andirons, shovels and tongs; imported and domestic carpeting; an extensive quantity of bar and bar-room furniture; several ten-plate and cooking stoves; brass, copper and bell-metal kettles; with a general assortment of kitchen furniture.  Also all my stock and farming utensils; consisting of several valuable working horses, two elegant breed mares, one of them with foal; colts, several pair of working-oxen, a number of milch-cows and calves; twenty head of store cattle; two find breeding sows, with a large number of shoats of the best breed; waggon, carts, ploughs and harrows; horse-gears, cutting-box, Dutch fan, and every necessary implement for farming - Sale to commence at 12 o'clock (noon) on each day, when conditions will be made known, by Jesse Evans. Downingtown, February 22, 1826.

A History of Downingtown" by Jane L.S. Davidson, published in1982 by the Borough of Downingtown has these citations for Jesse Evans:
Pg. 32... in 1808 newspaper titled: Temperate Zone - Chester and Delaware Advertiser, Jesse Evans rented office space at The Swan Tavern to operate a rag business.   He collected and paid the highest price for clean cotton and linen rags.   Pg. 39 "Eliza Mason, a milliner by trade in Philadephia rented space from Jesse Evans to open a shop near the Downingtown Chair Factory west of the bridge to start a shop in Downingtown."   Eliza Mason may possibly be a sister-in-law to Esther Parke Evans' sister, Mary Parke, who married John Mason.

Jesse Evans is listed in membership of Masonic Lodge #50, headquartered in West Chester, January, 1807. (pg. 395).  In 1820 Elections were held at the home of Jesse Evans in Downingtown (Futhey and Cope, pg. 226)

Jesse Evans' Will was entered into probate April 30, 1832.  Book 2, Vol. 16 P. 442 No. 8792, Chester Co., Pa.  He names his son, William Evans, as executor, and provides for his 'best friend and Beloved Wife, Esther', one half of his estate, and devises to his son William, the remainder with the stipulation that if William should die "before his mother and without lawful issue" the 1/2 of his estate intended for William should go to his mother.  No other issue are mentioned.  The Will and Inventory were filed in East Caln Twp.  Accounting showed estate valued at $1,015.60, including  a bay mare, two cows, and 'piggs', dated May 23rd, 1832.  Inventory taken by Chas Downing and Joshua Hunt.

Records at Friends Meeting House, 800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Chester Co., PA. compiled of cemetery records and readings, in 1940, shows Jesse Evan's burial at Row 7, Grave 29.

More About Jesse Evans:
Burial: 1832, Friends Meeting House, Downingtown, Chester Co., PA

Notes for Esther Parke:
Esther's last name is Parke,  niece of Thomas A. Parke, witness to sale of property to Jesse Evans, 1817, and sister of William Parke who died intestate in East Caln, about October, 1816.  Jesse Evans was Admin for his estate, along with Abiah Parke, (Jr.)  Bond dated October 30, 1816, No. 6347. Inventory of William Parke includes hatters tools.

Abiah Parke (Sr.) died March 31, 1800.  His Will can be found in Book K. No. 4800.  In it he names his "beloved Wife Ruth, sons Jonathan, Malachi, William, Thomas, Abiah and Robert, son-in-Law John Mason, husband of daughter Mary, daughters Deborah, and Esther, and bequeathed 20 pounds to the Uwchlan Monthly Meeting and graveyard for repairs, or towards construction of a new Meeting House at Caln.  Note:  Meeting House was built at Caln, later Downingtown, 1806.

Esther married Jesse Evans in 1802 ( see IGI).  Note son William's middle initial is "P".

A Marker located on the south side of the highway, east side of Brandywine Avenue states:

SWAN HOTEL  MARKER #14  The land on which the Hotel stands was willed by Abiah Parke in 1800 to his son, Thomas Parke.  He used it as a tavern and Inn, and it has always been used for the same.  One owner was Jesse Evans and his widow also kept the Inn for many years.  First election of the Borough for officers in May 1859 was held in this hotel.

From American Republic April 18, 1837:  RANAWAY  Left the subscriber's premesis, on Tuesday the 4th of April, William Flowers, a yellow boy about 15 years of age, stout built, supposed to be enticed away - Six cents reward will be given for the delivery of said boy at the dwelling of Wm. P. Evans, in Downingtown, but no charges paid. /s/ Esther Evans, Downington, April 18, 1837.

From Village Record, November 10, 1835:  "Highly worthy of Attention.  Will be offered at Public Sale, on Saturday the 5th of December, 1835, at one o'clock P.M., in the village of Downingtown, Chester County, the following described property, to wit: a Dwelling House and Lot, (late the residence of Jesse Evans deceased.) with two other back lots attached, containing three acres of ground.  The house, which is built of stone and good permanent materials, and finished to the best manner, is two stories high, having two parlors, five good chambers, and kitchen (all cellared under) and wash house attached with a well of pure water in it.  A substantial frame Stable, with all other necessary out buildings; in the stable is a carrage house and sufficient convenience for the accomodation of two horses and two cows, with granaries and hay loft, sufficient to contain a due proportion of fodder &c.  ALSO adjoining the above described property, two first rate Building Lots.  The property is located on the Philadelphia and Lancaster turnpike (near the intersection and the Pennsylvania Railroad, and but a few hundred yards from the later.  There is on the premises, a good proportion of vine, shrubbery, and fruit trees of various kinds, all well selected and of the most approved sorts.  it is an eligible situation for a mechanic, or a gentleman wishing a convent situation for his family to retreat to during the summer season, it being so short a distance from the Pennsylvania Railroad and only 30 miles from Philadelphia.  The neighborhood and situation is remarkably pleasant and healthy.  For further particulars apply to the firm of Rogers and Brothers, No. 52 Market St. Philadelphia, and on the premises to Esther Evans, Executrix, Wm. P. Evans, Executor. November 10, 1835 (4:46)


This deed documents the sale of three lots in Downingtown which were owned by Jesse Evans and after his demise sold by his wife Esther, and his son William, Executors of his Estate.

Deed - Esther Evans & William P. Evans to Evans Rogers

This Indenture, made the 7th day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven Between Esther Evans widow and William P. Evans, Yeoman, both of East Caln Township Chester County and State of Pennsylvania; of the one part and Evans Rogers of the City of Philadelphia, of the other part; Whereas Thomas Edge and Lea Pusey, Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Edge, by their Indenture bearing date the Seventh day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventeen for the consideration therein mentioned did grant convey and confirm unto Jesse Evans, his heirs and assigns forever four certain lots of ground situate in said Township and bounded and described as follows, to wit (the two first thereof being contiguous) Beginning at a post, a corner of Lot number five on the turnpike thence along the said road South fifty one degrees and an half West eight perches to a corner of lot number Eight, thence by the same south thirty eight degrees East twenty perches to another corner on an alley thence along the same North fifty one degrees and an half East eight perches to a corner of lot number five aforesaid, and thence by the same North thirty eight degrees West twenty perches to the place of beginning.  Containing one acre the other two also lying contiguous, and bounded and described as follows, that is to say.  Beginning at a post, a corner of lot number twenty eight on Brandywine Creek then up the same seventeen perches, and three tenths to a corner of lot number thirty one thence by the same North thirty eight degrees West twenty four perches and three tenths to a post at an alley thence along the same south fifty one degrees and an half West sixteen perches to a corner of lot number twenty eight aforesaid, thence by the same South thirty eight degrees East thirty perches and three tenths to the place of Beginning.  Containing two acres and one hundred and eighteen perches be each of the same more or less (said four lots being known on a general plan of a survey of lots made by William Kersey by the numbers six, seven, twenty nine and thirty) as in and by said Indenture Recorded in the Office for recording of Deeds, in and for the county of Chester in Deed Book X3, Vol 70, Page 228, may more fully and at large appear by force and virtue of which said recited Indenture or other sufficient conveyances, and assurances in the law duly had and executed the said Jesse Evans became in his lifetime lawfully seized in his demesne as of fee of and in the said lots of ground with the appurtenances and being so thereof seized made his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the seventeenth day of January Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven wherein and whereby he did give and devise the said lots of land in the words following  To Wit:  Item I give and devise to my best friend and beloved wife Esther (after payment of debts) the one half of my Estate real personal and mixed to be held by her, her heirs and assigns forever "Item I give and devise to my son William Evans the other half or remainder of my Estate of whatsoever kind or wheresoever found to be held by him his heirs and assigns forever as in and by the said recited Will since his decease duly proved and remaining in the Registers Office of the County of Chester recourse being thereto had appears.  Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Esther Evans and William P. Evans for and in consideration of the sum of Two thousand and four hundred Dollars to them in hand paid by the said Evans Rogers at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof they Do hereby acknowledge and therof acquit and forever discharge the said Evans Rogers, his heirs, Executors and administrators by these presents have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed and by these presents to grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release and confirm unto the said Evans Rogers and to his heirs and assigns.  All those four lots of ground as hereinbefore more particularly mentioned and described with the two story stone dwelling House thereon Erected and being Together with all and singular other the houses, out houses, buildings, stables, ways, woods, waters, water courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the free privilege of the alleys aforesaid to be and remain open forever And the reversions and remainders, rents,demands, and profits thereof And also all the estate right, title interest, property claims and demands whatsoever of them the said Esther Evans and William P. Evans in law or equity or otherwise howsoever of in to or out of the same.  To have and To Hold the said four lots of ground and dwelling house with the hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Evans Rogers his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of the said Evans Rogers his heirs and assigns forever.  And the said Esther Evans and William P. Evans covenant, promise, grant, and agree to and with the said Evans Rogers his heirs and assigns by these presents that they the said Esther Evans and William P. Evans and their heirs the said above described dwelling house and lots of ground hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Evans Rogers his heirs and assigns against them the said Esther Evans & William P. Evans and their heirs and against all and every other person and persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him her them or any of them Shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.  In Witness hereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.  Esther Evans (seal) Wm. P. Evans (seal)
Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of us Eliza McMullen Sam'l Miller

Chester County, Be it remembered that on the 7th day of September A.D. 1837, before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County of Chester came the above named Esther Evans and William P. Evans and acknowledged the above written Indenture to be their act, and deed and desired the same might be recorded as such according to law Witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.  Sam'l Miller (seal)  (Recorded March 27th. A.D. 1838).

A death notice in a Chester County newspaper, undated and with unidentified source reads as follows:
Died.  Evans, on Fourth day morning, Esther Evans, in the 89th year of her age.  The funeral will take place today, at 11 o'clock, A.M.  Interment at Friends' Meeting House, near Downingtown.

Addendum:  Records at Friends Meeting House, 800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Chester Co., PA., compiled of cemetery records and readings, in 1940, shows that Esther Evans was buried 1866, Row 3 Grave 31.  Date of Birth established as about 1777, from age (89) at death, 1866.

More About Esther Parke:
Burial: 1866, Friends Meeting House, Downingtown, Chester Co., PA

Marriage Notes for Jesse Evans and Esther Parke:
I.G.I shows marriage of Jesse Evans and Esther Parke for 1802.  Not independently verified.

More About Jesse Evans and Esther Parke:
Marriage: 1802
Child of Jesse Evans and Esther Parke is:
+     2     i.     William Parke2 Evans, born April 06, 1811 in Chester Co., Pa, USA; died March 01, 1852 in San Francisco, Ca., USA.