Notes: II. The Revolutionary War

Notes for Jesse Evans: II. The Revolutionary War

Note 1. For a detailed account of Clark’s activities, see William Hayden English, Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio 1778-1783 and Life of Gen. George Rogers Clark, Indianapolis, Ind.: Bowen-Merrill Co. (1896).

Note 2. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1349, Frame 460/461, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 3. Illinois papers: 1779-1784, Muster rolls and payrolls of Kentucky militia, APA 208, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1384, Document 28, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia. A portion of this list was previously published in George Rogers Clark Papers, 1781-1784, Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. IV, Virginia Series, James Alton James, ed., Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library (1926), p. 288. That volume includes only the first page of the two-page payroll, however, and is therefore incomplete.

Note 4. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1354, Frame 983/986, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 5. Record S15826 (Jesse Evans), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Microfilm M804, Roll 939, National Archives and Records Administration.

Note 6. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1350, Frame 122/124, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 7. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1350, Frame 216/217, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 8. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1350, Frame 560/561, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 9. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1350, Frame 778, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 10. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1350, Frame 1050/1053, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 11. Record S15826 (Jesse Evans), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Microfilm M804, Roll 939, National Archives and Records Administration. The declaration conflates the two North Carolina battles mentioned. The Battle of Haw River or “Pyle’s Massacre” took place on February 24, 1781, near the present-day town of Burlington. The Battle of Guilford Court House took place on March 15, 1781, where Greensboro is now located.

Note 12. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1351, Frame 115, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 13. Montgomery County, Va., Order Book 2 (1775-1782), p. 303. The entry also appears in Lewis Preston Summers, Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800, Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press (1929), pp. 744-46. The two soldiers named in the order are not listed in the roster of Jesse Evans’s infantry company.

Note 14. George Rogers Clark Papers 1781-1784, Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. IV, Virginia Series, James Alton James, ed., Springfield, Ill.: Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library (1926), p. 282. The accounting document transcribed in this book on pages 277 to 282 that lists these payments to Jesse Evans was not found during the present research.

Note 15. General correspondence, accounts and vouchers (1776-1795) (George Rogers Clark papers), APA 204, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1359, Frame 657/658, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia.

Note 16. Jesse Evans to George Rogers Clark, Oct. 4, 1781, George Rogers Clark Papers, Box 4, Folder 15, Clark Family Collection, Missouri History Museum.

Note 17. Handwritten narrative accompanying letter from James S. Evans to Lyman Draper, April 19, 1870, Lyman Coleman Draper Manuscript Collection (Draper Manuscripts), Microfilm 36J, Wisconsin Historical Society, pp. 127-35.