Bibliography

 

The Story of John Evans and Ann Birney
(as understood on 26 September 2011)

John Evans: Early Years

 

1.      Great Britain War Office, Army List (London: various publishers), National Archives, Kew, annually from 1754-.  (Lt. John Evans 1756-1762).

 

2.       Great Britain War Office, Notification Book, National Archives, Kew, WO25/137, page 89, dated 9-July-1756, "John Evans, Gent:, to be Lieutenant . . ..”

3.       Great Britain War Office, Succession Book 60th Foot, National Archives, Kew, WO25/209, page 194, dated 29-May-1756, "John Evans, Lieutenant, vice Drew . . ..”

4.       Great Britain War Office, Commission Book, National Archives, Kew, WO25/24, page 123, dated 29-May-1756, "John Evans, Gent:, to be Lieutenant . . ..”

5.       Great Britain War Office, Warrant for Issue of Commission, National Archives, Kew, SP44-189, page 304, dated 29-May-1756. (This document names the Captain of the Company under which John Evans will serve.  The transcriber did not record this name!  Securing this name may allow more specific details of John Evans service in America).

6.       Alexander V. Campbell, The Royal American Regiment: An Atlantic Microcosm, 1755-1772 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010).

7.       Stephen Lutes household, 1850 U.S. census, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Monroe Township, page 107, National Archives micro-publication M432, Roll  838. (Polly Lutes, age 80, born in NY).

8.       Thomas Evans household, 1850 U.S. census, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Plymouth Township, page 70, National Archives micro-publication M432, Roll 793. (Thomas Evans, age 74, born in NY)

9.       Charles C. Coleman, compiler, The early records of the First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, New York from 1767 to 1885 (Goshen, New York: Charles C. Coleman, 1934).

 

 

 

Ann Birney: Early Years

 

10.   New York Historical Society, "Muster Rolls of New York Provincial Troops. 1755-1764," Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1891 (1892): page 482 (Henry Birney 1763 militia record)

11.   Oscar Jewell Harvey, A History of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from its first beginnings to the present time (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania: n.pub., 1909), page 732 (list of Wyoming Settlers May 1772).

12.   New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1938, volume 69, page 384. (Rumbout Church marriage records)

13.   New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1937, volume 68, page 392 & 393. (Rumbout Church baptismal records)

14.   Donna Bingham Munger, compiler, Connecticut's Pennsylvania "Colony" 1754-1810:  Susquehanna Company proprietors, settlers, and claimants (Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2007) Volume II, The Settlers.  (Multiple references to Henry Birney among the Connecticut settlers).

15.   Barbara J. Sivertsen & Barbara L. Covey, The Legend of Cushetunk: The Nathan Skinner Manuscript and the Early History of Cochecton (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993).

16.   James Elliott, If Ponies Rode Men: The Journeys of Robert Land, 1777-1791 (Hamilton, Ontario: Stoney Creek Historical Society, 1999).

17.   William Birney probate record (15 Mar 1791), Will Book Liber A, page 38, Surrogate Count, Goshen, Orange County, New York.

18.   Stephen Lutes household, 1850 U.S. census, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Monroe Township, page 107, National Archives micro-publication M432, Roll  838. (Polly Lutes, age 80, born in NY).

19.   Thomas Evans household, 1850 U.S. census, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Plymouth Township, page 70, National Archives micro-publication M432, Roll 793. (Thomas Evans, age 74, born in NY)

20.   Charles C. Coleman, compiler, The early records of the First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, New York from 1767 to 1885 (Goshen, New York: Charles C. Coleman, 1934).

 

 

 

The years prior to the Revolution

 

21.   Dutchess County, New York, Court document folder, ancient documents no. 8940, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL US/CAN Film 925818. (Henry Birney assault & battery case in Rumbout).

22.   Oscar Jewell Harvey, A History of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from its first beginnings to the present time (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania: n.pub., 1909), page 732 (list of Wyoming Settlers May 1772).

23.   Donna B. Munger, compiler, Connecticut's Pennsylvania "Colony" 1754-1810:  Susquehanna Company proprietors, settlers, and claimants (Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2007) Volume II, The Settlers.  (multiple references to Henry Birney among the Connecticut settlers).

24.   James Elliott, If Ponies Rode Men: The Journeys of Robert Land, 1777-1791 (Hamilton, Ontario: Stoney Creek Historical Society, 1999).

 

 

The Revolutionary War

 

25.   Charles C. Coleman, compiler, The early records of the First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, New York from 1767 to 1885 (Goshen, New York: Charles C. Coleman, 1934).

26.   James Elliott, If Ponies Rode Men: The Journeys of Robert Land, 1777-1791 (Hamilton, Ontario: Stoney Creek Historical Society, 1999).

27.   John M. Coleman, The Treason of Ralph Morden and Robert Land (The Historical Society of Pennsylvania:  The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography), volume 79, No. 4 (Oct. 1955), pp. 439-451.

28.   James A. Roberts, compiler, New York in the revolution as colony and state (Albany, New York: Weed-Parsons Printing Company, printers, 1897), page 164.

29.   E.M. Ruttenberg and L.P. Clark, History of Orange County, New York (Philadelphia: Evans and Peck Publishers, 1881).  (Hathorn regiment history.)

30.   Compiled Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, New York, Pauling's Regiment Militia; M881 (Washington: National Archives), 740.  (John Evans pay record)

31.   Compiled Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, New York, Hasbrouck's Regiment Militia; M881 (Washington: National Archives), 740.  (William Birney pay record)

32.   The Slain and the Saved:  Names of all who participated in the Minisink Battle, The Evening Gazette, Port Jervis, New York, 10 May 1879.

33.   Charles E. Stickney, History of the Minisink Region (Middletown, New York:  Coe Finch and I.F. Guiwits, 1867), page 105 (Battle of Minisink casualty list including David Barney)

34.   James Eldridge Quinlan and Thomas Antisell, History of Sullivan County, New York (Liberty, New York: G.M. Beebe & W.T. Morgans, 1873) page 316. (Battle of Minisink casualty list including David Birney)

35.   New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly): volume 68 (1937), page 387.  (Baptism record for Rebecca Birney).

36.   William Birney probate record (15 Mar 1791), Will Book Liber A, page 38, Surrogate Count, Goshen, Orange County, New York.

37.   William Henry Egle, "Fifth Battalion Northampton County Militia," Pennsylvania Archives, (Philadelphia: Joseph Stevens, 1897), series 5, volume VIII, page 409.

 

 

 

The post War years

 

38.   John Evans household, 1850 U.S. census, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Monroe Township, page 107, National Archives micro-publication M432, Roll  838. (John Evans age 66, born PA).

39.   The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830 (New York: Printed for the Society, 1913).

40.   William Henry Egle, "Supply and Sales Tax Lists, County of Northampton 1772-1788," Pennsylvania Archives, (Philadelphia: Joseph Stevens, 1897), series 3, volume XIX.

41.   George Peck, Early Methodism within the Bounds of the Old Genesee Conference from 1788 to 1828 (New York: Carlton & Porter, 1860), page 476. (George Evans biography including his birth date and birth place).

42.   John Evans household, 1790 U.S. census, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Upper Smithfield, National Archives micro-publication M637, Roll 8.

43.   William Birney probate record (15 Mar 1791), Will Book Liber A, page 38, Surrogate Count, Goshen, Orange County, New York.

44.   New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, “Clove Church Baptismal Records,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), volume 57 (1926), page 360.

 

 

 

The Wyoming Valley

 

45.   Donna B. Munger, compiler, Connecticut's Pennsylvania Colony 1754-1810:  Susquehanna Company proprietors, settlers, and claimants (Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2007) Volume II, The Settlers.  (multiple references to Henry Birney among the Connecticut settlers).

46.   Samuel Hazard, “Petition of Inhabitants of Northampton Co;, 1779,“ Pennsylvania Archives, Series 1 (Philadelphia: Joseph Severns & Co., 1853), Vol. VII, Page 361.  (Henry Burney, a spy?)

47.   Oscar Jewell Harvey, A History of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from its first beginnings to the present time (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania: n.pub., 1909), page 1229.  (Henry Birney (1732-1814) was sergeant in a company of militia organized after the Wyoming massacre, with Capt. John Franklin in command, serving in the Sullivan expedition).

48.   William Henry Egle, “Deposition of Henry Birney – Wyoming, 1784,” Pennsylvania Archives, Series 1 (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Clarence M. Busch, State Printer, 1894), Vol. X, page 637.

49.   Charles Miner, History of Wyoming in a series of letters to his son (Philadelphia: J. Crissy, 1845).

50.   David Craft, History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania 1770-1878, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: L.H. Everts & Company, 1878). (Peter Loop, of Newtown, N. Y., to Theophilus Moyer, No. 11, of Standing Stone, March 3, 1795, and the next day conveys to Henry Birney the lots on which the grantee lives).

51.   Robert J. Taylor, editor, “Petition of the Connecticut Settlers to Connecticut General Assembly,” The Susquehanna Company Papers (Wilkes Barre, PA: Wyoming Historical & Genealogical Society, 1971), Volume X, page 375. (John Evans signs on 13 November 1796 as one of the “Inhabitants and actual settlers in the County of Luzerne.”)

52.   Thomas Evans household, 1800 U.S. census, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Pittston township, page 365, National Archives micro-publication, unknown series, Roll  39.

 

53.   Charles M. Lee, “Wyoming County,” Common schools of Pennsylvania, report of the superintendent of public instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the year ending June 1, 1877 (Harrisburg: Lane S. Hart, State Printer, 1878).  (Names John Evans and a man named Scott as the first teachers in Eaton Township in 1800)

 

54.   Robert J. Taylor, editor, “Petition to Congress from Connecticut Claimants,” The Susquehanna Company Papers (Wilkes Barre, PA: Wyoming Historical & Genealogical Society, 1971), Volume XI, page 242. (John Evans signs in November 1801 as one of the Claimants.)

55.   Pennsylvania State Archives, “Records of County Governments: Wyoming County,” Tax assessment records of Luzerne County, 1803-1842, record group RG-47, micro-publication LR331, 13 rolls.

 

 

 

Myths and legends

 

56.   Application for Membership to the National Society (Washington, D.C.: Daughters of the American Revolution), DAR Application 359806, 05 October 1945.

57.   Application for Membership to the National Society (Washington, D.C.: Daughters of the American Revolution), DAR Application 831685, 16 February 2002.

58.   John Evans file; S-41525; Pension Applications for Revolutionary War Soldiers (Washington, D.C.: National Archives).  (Pension application of another John Evans of New Jersey, born about 1760).

59.   New Jersey Archives, Hunterdon County Militia, Revolutionary War Record Slips, MSS No. 3608. (John Evans, Hunterdon County, age 18, enlisted 11 May 1778, joined Capt. Luce 05 June 1778).

60.   New Jersey Archives, Gloucester County State Troops, Revolutionary War Record Slips, MSS No. 3873. (John Evans, Gloucester County, four month man, 01 February 1777).

61.   New Jersey General Assembly, “Gloucester County,” Tax Ratables, 1768-1846 (Trenton:  New Jersey Archives), micro-publication, Reels 9-11.  (Evans in Gloucester County, New Jersey).

62.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index v5.0: Individual Record: John Evans m. Ann Birney" in FamilySearch at http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp (accessed 08 October 2011).  10 April 1769, Gloucester, Nova Scotia. No source information is available for this entry.

 

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