patriotJohn Evans descends from an old Virginia family. His grandparents, Richard Evans and Mary Lillington, were planters in Richmond County, Virginia, and Beaufort County, North Carolina.

John Evans, the son of Major George Evans and Anne Hines, was born in 1765 in Pitt County, North Carolina (in the area which became Pitt County in 1760). John Evans married Elizabeth McMurray in 1795 in Pitt County, North Carolina, and had three children: Elizabeth Evans (1799), William Parson Evans (1805), and Matilda Evans (1808).


John Evans served as a private in Coleman’s Company, 10th NC Regiment, commanded by Abraham Shepard. He enlisted on January 13, 1782 for 12 months, and probably served until the end of the war. After 1806, John moved to Georgia. In 1819, he was on the tax list in Captain Cupp’s Militia District, Gwinnett County, Georgia. In the 1820 Georgia Land Lottery, John drew land in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

John died in 1862 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.