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  •  You and Ellid Should Shake Your Family Trees (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Dave925

    A common ancestor might fall out.

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    by Limelite on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 07:27:34 AM PDT

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    •  It's not as if "Evans" is a rare surname (3+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Dave925, Limelite

      But I already found that at least one of my third cousins is also on DKos, so it's possible!

      •  Among we Welsh (1+ / 0-)
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        Evans is pretty common, I think it's in the first 5 most common along with Jones (my mom was a Jones) and Williams.

        But the Welsh are a small group that have been here for the most part so long they've been assimilated to the point few Welsh-Americans know much beyond just being that. Their ethnicity is an abstraction if anything to these Welsh-Americans.

        There were two great areas of migration, into Pennsylvania to work the mines and the other into Georgia, transported as prisoners of the crown who once their debt to King and country was paid through their labor remained and settled there and in surrounding colonies.

        •  Exactly. Most of us think we're actually English (2+ / 0-)
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          Limelite, RiveroftheWest

          Where's your family from?  Obviously I'm from the Pittsburgh area - you?  

          And oh, if you're somehow related to an 18th century Revolutionary War veteran named "Evan Evans," we are most definitely related :)

          •  I'm not certain about (1+ / 0-)
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            Any participation in the Revolution though there is a "hero" (seems he shot a redcoat General in the Battle of King's Mountain) of sorts in the Jones' line. I haven't had a chance to integrate my cousin's work on the Jones' line into my tree but I plan to soon and that may show our lines crossing. Right now I only know where the Evans line direct to me came from which was Maryland to Missouri to Texas to Oklahoma to California (finally! haha). Like I said in my other reply to you down thread, there were some large families in those first few generations and I don't know where the non-direct individuals wandered off to. Since PA is right next to Maryland, the chances of some of my relatives going there in the first half of the 18th c. are good I'd imagine.

            If you'd like to communicate off Kos so to speak, send me a message via Kosmail and I'll give you my personal email. That way we can compare notes somewhat  more easily. :)

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