Notes: X. Gasconade County and Osage County

Notes for Jesse Evans: X. Gasconade County and Osage County

Note 1. The date of Evans’s move is stated in a subsequent declaration, a transcription of which is included on the page “1839 – Pension Declaration of Jesse Evans.”

Note 2. Patent to Jesse Evans, Jan. 14, 1836, Certificate 4995, Accession MO0100_.451, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (160 acres, E half of NW quarter and W half of NE quarter of Section 13, Township 44N, Range 10W); patent to Jesse Evans, Jan. 14, 1836, Certificate 5020, Accession MO0100_.476, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (54.92 acres, SW fractional quarter of Section 12, Township 44N, Range 10W). These documents are available online at www.glorecords.blm.gov.

Note 3. John Evans and Sally Newell  were married January 28, 1802. See Wythe County, Va., Marriage Book 1, p. 21. They had the following children according to probate records of Jesse Evans’s estate: John, Jr., James, William, Erastus, and Thursday. The census listing could refer to Sally Newell Evans only if it miscategorized her age.

Note 4. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, Vol. V, Howard L. Conard, ed., New York: The Southern History Co. (1901), p. 29 (“James Parsons and Jesse Evans were the two next men in wealth, each owning ten slaves, those of Parsons valued at $2,000 and of Evans at $3,000.”).

Note 5. L. Waugh, Obituary of Jesse Evans, Western Christian Advocate, Vol. X, No. 25, Cincinnati: J.F. Wright and L. Swormstedt for the Methodist Episcopal Church, publishers (Oct. 6, 1843), p. 4 (transcription on page “1843 – Obituary of Jesse Evans”).

Note 6. Cole County, Mo., Deed Book A, p. 520 (Thomas Goode to Jesse Evans Lot 286 in Jefferson City on Oct. 29, 1827).

Note 7. Cole County, Mo., Deed Book A, pp. 370-71 (Andrew Walker to Jesse Evans Lots 37 and 51 in Jefferson City on Aug. 19, 1831).

Note 8. Pension Act of June 7, 1832 (4 Stat. 529).

Note 9. “Evans, Jesse, Captain, Army, Wythe County,” 1834, Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, Library of Virginia. This file is available both on microfilm and in digital format on the Library of Virginia website. The petition itself is mostly illegible.

Note 10. George Rogers Clark Papers, 1781-1784, Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. IV, Virginia Series, James Alton James, ed., Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library (1926), pp. 418-19.

Note 11. Gasconade County, Mo., Deed Book A, pp. 201-02.

Note 12. Record S15826 (Jesse Evans), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Microfilm M804, Roll 939, National Archives and Records Administration.

Note 13. Gasconade County, Mo., Deed Book B, pp. 474-75.

Note 14. Patent to Jesse Evans, Oct. 1, 1840, Certificate 8588, Accession MO0690_.315, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (40 acres, NE quarter of SW quarter of Section 13, Township 44N, Range 10W, and 40 acres, SE quarter of NE quarter of Section 13, Township 44N, Range 10W). This document is available online at www.glorecords.blm.gov.

Note 15. Patent to Jesse Evans, Aug. 1, 1844, Certificate 8587, Accession MO0770_.238, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (79.73 acres, W fractional half of SE quarter of Section 12, Township 44N, Range 10W). This document is available online at www.glorecords.blm.gov.

Note 16. See the page “1841 – Will of Jesse Evans.”

Note 17. Depositions of George Smith, James M. Jameson, and Thomas T. Ashby, Joseph Evans, et al., v. George King, et al., Case No. 1113, Cole County, Mo. Circuit Court., filed May 13, 1844 (case file documents available on microfiche at Missouri State Archives).

Note 18. 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Gasconade County, Mo. The listing for George Evans is shown on a different page of the census than Jesse Evans.

Note 19. Following is a key to the map showing some of the Evans, King, and Farmer land transactions in southern Callaway County, Missouri.

A – Patent to Thomas Evans, May 1, 1824, Certificate 124, Accession MO0010_.132, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (W half of NW quarter of Section 4, Township 45N, Range 9W).

B – Patent to George King, May 10, 1825, Certificate 494, Accession CV-0101-147, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (SW quarter of Section 29, Township 45N, Range 9W); Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book F, pp. 177-78 (George and Nancy King to Jesse and Elizabeth [sellers’ daughter] Farmer same parcel on Nov. 12, 1836).

C – Patent to George King, Dec. 10, 1825, Certificate 1088, Accession CV-0103-426, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (E half of SE quarter of Section 30, Township 45N, Range 9W).

D – Patent to George King, Jan. 1, 1828, Certificate 1382, Accession MO0030_.368, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (SE quarter of Section 29, Township 46N, Range 10W).

E – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book B, pp. 123-24 (John and Mary Ferguson to George King SW quarter of Section 29, Township 46N, Range 10W on March 31, 1828).

F – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book B, pp. 378-79 (Roger Todd to George King SE quarter of Section 30, Township 46N, Range 10W on April 30, 1830).

G – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book C, pp. 280-81 (John Baptiste and Cecile Roy to Sally Evans and James Evans NW quarter of Section 25, Township 45N, Range 10W on Aug. 24, 1830); Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book C, pp. 282-83 (James and Elizabeth Evans to Joseph Farmer N half of same quarter on Feb. 19, 1833); Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book E, pp. 447-48 (Alexander Sanders to Joseph Farmer NW half [sic] of same quarter on Dec. 11, 1837); Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book F, pp. 539-40 (Joseph and Martha Farmer to Moses Ferguson NW quarter of same quarter on April 17, 1839); Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book J, p. 626 (James McGavy, purchaser at sheriff’s sale, to William L. Evans SE half [sic] of same quarter on Jan. 1, 1845); Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book J, pp. 625-26 (Sally Evans to son William L. Evans SE half [sic] of same quarter on Dec. 15, 1846).

H – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book C, pp. 264-65 (John Baptiste and Cecile Roy to Jane Farmer S half of Section 25, Township 45N, Range 10W on Aug. 24, 1830).

I – Patent to John Farmer, Sept. 2, 1835, Certificate 2969, Accession MO0060_.468, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (E half of NE quarter of Section 8, Township 45N, Range 10W); Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book E, pp. 188-89 (John and Jane Farmer to William Clatterbrick same parcel on July 22, 1836).

J – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book M, pp. 178-79 (Joseph Rolette to Augustus H. Evans SW quarter of Section 24, Township 46N, Range 10W on April 27, 1836). Augustus H. Evans (1789-1863) was a merchant in St. Louis without any known connection to Jesse Evans.

K – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book D, pp. 576-77 (John Wright to George King E half of NE quarter of Section 29, Township 46N, Range 10W on May 9, 1836).

L – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book F, pp. 219-20 (Elizabeth Pritchard (Prichard) to Jesse (C.) Evans and William Evans SW quarter of Section 30, Township 45N, Range 9W on Jan. 19, 1839).

M – Patent to James Evans, Oct. 1, 1840, Certificate 8628, Accession MO0690_.355, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (SW quarter of SE quarter of Section 23, Township 45N, Range 10W); Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book J, pp. 532-33 (James and Elizabeth Evans to Anson Bennett same parcel on Jan. 20, 1846).

N – Patent to John Farmer, Oct. 1, 1840, Certificate 8748, Accession MO0690_.467, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (NE quarter of SE quarter of Section 35, Township 45N, Range 10W); patent to Thomas W. Farmer, April 15, 1857, Certificate 28326, Accession MO1040_.086, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (S half of SE quarter of Section 35, Township 45N, Range 10W).

O – Patent to Charles A. King, Nov. 10, 1841, Certificate 18329, Accession MO2840_.126, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (SW quarter of NE quarter of Section 21, Township 45N, Range 11W).

P – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book H, p. 212 (James Suggett to William King NE quarter of Section 32, Township 46N, Range 10W on Aug. 7, 1843).

Q – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book K, pp. 283-84 (Sally Evans and son William L. Evans to Erastus G. Evans SE quarter of NW quarter of Section 25, Township 45N, Range 9W on April 3, 1848).

R – Patent to Jesse Farmer, Jan. 15, 1856, Certificate 25353, Accession MO0990_.421, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (NE quarter of Section 31, Township 45N, Range 9W).

S – Callaway County, Mo., Deed Book Q, pp. 138-39 (Erastus G. Evans, Thomas W. Farmer and various Sanders to James Sanders SW quarter of Section 15, Township 45N, Range 10W on June 1, 1857).

T – Patent to Jesse B. Farmer, June 10, 1857, Certificate 25390, Accession MO1060_.051, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (W half of SW quarter and S half of NW quarter of Section 36, Township 45N, Range 10W).

U – Patent to Thomas W. Farmer, Sept. 1, 1857, Certificate 25369, Accession MO1080_.489, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior (NE quarter of Section 35, Township 45N, Range 10W).

Note 20. The records of St. Charles County also contain many transactions by John C. Evans centered on the town of Portage Des Sioux where the Missouri River joins the Mississippi. Whether this individual was related to Jesse Evans has not been determined. Following is a list of those documents mentioning John C. Evans:

  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book G, pp. 128-29 (Isidore Robidoux to John C. Evans a lot in town of Portage Des Sioux on May 31, 1821);
  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book G, pp. 450-51 (Charles Ebert to John C. Evans a tract on Mississippi River near town of Portage Des Sioux on Feb. 2, 1823);
  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book K, pp. 277-78 (John and Celia King to John C. Evans a lot in town of Portage Des Sioux on May 15, 1826);
  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book J, pp. 152-53 (sheriff to John C. Evans a tract of land near town of Portage des Sioux on Aug. 20, 1832);
  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book J, pp. 177-78 (Joseph Gunard to John C. Evans a tract of land on Mississippi River next to Evans’s existing property on April 25, 1833);
  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book J, pp. 380-81 (Archibald McLoskey to John C. Evans a tract of land on Mississippi River next to Evans’s existing property on Oct. 4, 1834);
  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book M, pp. 456-57 (John C. Evans to Archibald McLoskey a tract of land at Portage Des Sioux on Oct. 4, 1834);
  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book L, pp. 5-6 (John C. and Theresa Evans to Robert Franklin a lot in town of Portage Des Sioux on Jan. 9, 1837);
  • St. Charles County, Mo., Deed Book L, pp. 93-94 (Robert Franklin to John C. Evans a lot with brick house in town of Portage Des Sioux on March 6, 1837).

Note 21. The probate records also show a James McCampbell living in Osage County by that time, but he is likely the son of James and Ann Evans McCampbell. The U.S. Federal Census lists James McCampbell, born between 1800 and 1810, in Howard County, Missouri, in 1830 and in Callaway County, Missouri, in 1840. The 1850 census lists James McCampbell, born in Virginia about 1805, with wife Matilda in Osage County.

Note 22. Lynn Morrow, “A Surveyor’s Challenges: P.K. Robbins in Missouri,” Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, Vol. 7.2, Cape Girardeau, Mo.: Southeast Missouri State University Press. The article is available online at: http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/bigmuddy/NF/Surveyors_Challenges.htm. According to Morrow, Prospect Robbins remarried in 1834.

Note 23. In the 1840 U.S. Federal Census for Gasconade County, Missouri, a Joseph Evans is listed adjacent to George Evans. The accompanying data, however, does not match what is known about Jesse’s son Joseph.

Note 24. See the page “1841 – Will of Jesse Evans.”

Note 25. John Jameson to Abiel Leonard, March 12, 1843, Abiel Leonard Papers (C1013), Folder 173, The State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection.

Note 26. Joseph Evans to Abiel Leonard, March 23, 1843, Abiel Leonard Papers (C1013), Folder 173, The State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection.

Note 27. L. Waugh, Obituary of Jesse Evans, Western Christian Advocate, Vol. X, No. 25, Cincinnati: J.F. Wright and L. Swormstedt for the Methodist Episcopal Church, publishers (Oct. 6, 1843), p. 4 (transcription on page “1843 – Obituary of Jesse Evans”). The newspaper staff misread Waugh’s handwritten dateline from “Osage” County as “Gage” County.

Note 28. 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.

Note 29. “The Search for Jesse Evans,” Newsletter of the Osage County Historical Society, Linn, Mo. (Oct. 1992).

Note 30. “Jesse Evans Gravesite Marked,” Newsletter of the Osage County Historical Society, Linn, Mo. (Dec. 2000).