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GILBERT EVANS (1788-ca 1860)
Proof of Age and Parentage

(Two statements which give proof of the age and parent of Gilbert Evans Jr.of Wake Co., son of William Evans & Sarah Hays)

Statement from Revolutionary War Pension file of EXUM SCOTT
State of North Carolina
Wake County


  Personally appeared before me TIGNAL JONES an acting Justice of the Peace for said County on the 13th day of August 1845 GILBERT EVANS aged fifty seven years and made oath to the following affidavit.
That he was personally acquainted with EXUM SCOTT for many years and often heard him speak of his services in the revolutionary War and heard him talk of his distress in leaving home to enter the Army, and this deponent further saith that he has often heard his father (WILLIAM EVANS) who was also a revolutionary Soldir speak of the said EXUM SCOTT as a soldier of the revolution and also has heard them talking together of their services & positions together in the war and saith that the said SCOTT was always bore the character of a revolutionary soldier and always treated as such.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day & date first written
GILBERT EVANS (his mark)

I TIGNALL JONES Certify that I am acquainted with GILBERT EVANS and that he is a man of good character and to believed on oath.

GILBERT EVANS (b.1788) STATEMENT in Revolutionary War Pension Application of JOHN THOMPSON

Wake County, NC, March 9, 1856

GILBERT EVANS age 68 years a resident of said County and State aforesaid a creditable witness deposes as follows who being first being duly sworn according to law, declare that he was personally acquainted from his boy hood to the death of JOHN THOMPSON who was a Revolutionary soldier in said war of the Revolution that I often heard him spoke of the Battles he was engaged in and the hardships he endured he was a man of truth and undaunted character I often heard him speaking of his being honorably discharged which said discharge he left on his jacket rack that his children might see what he had done for them about one year before his death he gave me a quantity of papers of his I was no schollar and could not read knot knowing they would be of any however I took no care of them They are all gone he went to Raleigh to attend an election and there became interacted(?) and either those or on the road home he lost his packet rack which contained his discharge as Capt with some money and other papers which he never recovered nor any of its contents This I am confident of
Sworn and Subscribed to before me GILBERT EVINS ("U" his mark) this day and date above written.

State of North Carolina
Wake County
I, THOMAS J. UTLEY, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Wake aforesaid, certify that WM. P. HAYES and THOMAS W. YOUNG whose names appear to the foregoing affidavitts by JOHN G. THOMPSON, DAVID T. MAYTON & GILBERT EVANS are now and were at the time of signing the same acting Justices of the Peace in and for the said County, that their Acts are such are entitled to full faith and credit- and that the signatures purporting to be theirs are genuine.
In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hands & affix the seal of said Court, at office in the City of Raleigh this 7th day of March A.D. 1856.
By JAMES A. MOORE, Dep. Clerk


Gilbert's father, William Evans, d.1823, was one of the brothers of Morris, John & Gilbert Evans Sr. mentioned in the 1820 Revolutionary War Land Bounty for John Evans




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