Update October 2016: This line is wrong, please see Sarah Evans Mitochondrial DNA Test
Sally Evans’ parents are still unknown. I’d like to think they are Joseph Evans and Anna Maria Sauer but I don’t have any proof other than Mrs. Evan’s family tree. The DAR genealogy lady looking over my application called me out on it:
My big concern is proving Sarah Evans to her parents. I am not convinced that we have the correct parents. We need to see if there is a probate in Putnam Co., IN for Joseph Evans and maybe check land records for a distribution of land after his passing. I have not been able to put Joseph Evans in Missouri. For Sarah to get married there we need to show a connection somehow. There is no leap of faith here, it’s just too broad of a jump. All we really know is that Joseph Evans (father) and Sarah Evans (his proposed daughter) are both originally from North Carolina. Chariton County was originally Howard County, till November 6, 1820. From internet sources I see an Andrew Evans in the 1818 tax list and in 1831 lands subject to tax there is a Loverance Evans and a Richard Evans. These are possible parents of Sarah Evans too based on time and locale.First, let’s check Putnam Co., IN to see if there is a probate record for Joseph Evans.Based on this we can proceed further regarding Joseph.Let’s see what we can develop regarding the three other Evans men in Howard/Chariton Co., MO and see if there is a possibility we have the wrong parents.Based on the previous issue I looked at your lineage to see if there are other patriots. There are other patriots but each of them present their own problems also. But if we were to consider other patriots if we can prove the parents of William Brummett then this opens a line of patriots through his mother. So since your have done such a great job with your genealogy I thought I would ask if you have anything yet on William Brummett’s line? Also through James W. Taylor you have patriots, both through is father and mother [Joseph Taylor and Jane Doss].Work on developing the parents of William Brummett. If we can prove this connection, other patriots open up through this man for you.What would you like me to do? Would you like me to write to Putnam Co., Indiana to start with? I would be happy to do so. I just don’t want both of us writing the same letters. I will start to do some internet work on the other issues and you can do that also if you would like. More eyes the better.This is just a really tricky period of time that I see with so many applications proving lineage through these years. But I am on board to help find a good provable lineage for your DAR application. It doesn’t mean they aren’t your family, it’s just what can we prove or prove beyond a reasonable doubt.Let me know about Putnam Co, okay?