WHO IS THIS JAMES MCEVERS AS A STAMP AGENT IN NEW YOUR DURING THE 1760'S
Picture of James McEvers as stamp collector in New Your
New York Main article: Province of New York#Stamp Act In New York, James McEvers resigned his distributorship four days after the attack on Hutchinson’s house. The stamps for several of the northern colonies arrived in New York Harbor on October 24. Placards appeared throughout the city warning , "the first man that either distributes or makes use of stamped paper let him take care of his house, person, and effects." New York merchants met on October 31 and agreed not to sell any English goods until the Act was repealed. Crowds of people, uncontrolled by the local leaders, took to the streets for four days of demonstrations, culminating in an attack by two thousand people on Governor Cadwallader Colden’s home and the burning of two sleighs and a coach. Unrest in New York City continued through the end of the year, and the Sons of Liberty had difficulty in controlling them.
30 AUGUST 1765: James McEvers - New York: After hearing of the mob violence in Newport and Boston, McEvers preemptively resigned his position as Stamp Distributor for New York. He sent a request to England for a substitute explaining that he owned too much property subject to mob action and didn't wish to lose it.
SO AGAIN WHO IS THIS JAMES MCEVERS IN THE SAME AREA BEFORE OUR JAMES?
Picture and some Data courtsey of another McEvers researcher
Children of James and Louisa
James b. 22 June 1779
Charles see below
Betsy b. 17 Oct 1785
Sally b. 17 Nov 1787
Nancy b. 16 Dec 1789 - married Mr. McGregor
Billy/William b. 12 Feb 1781- or 1791?
John b. 28 Jan 1794
Elisha b. 22 Oct 1795
Archibile C. b. 20 Jan 1797
Walter L. b. 10 Mar 1800
Seneca b. 18 Jan 1803 - married Charlotte
Robert b. 15 Apr 1805
Harriet McEvers daughter of Charles and Tamma
Horrace Roberts husband of Harriet McEvers
Children of Harriet and Horace are:
Children of John and Samantha
Groveline (see below)
Isaac (see below)
Isaac McEvers born 26 Aug. 1854 Clayton County, Iowa
died 26 Sept. 1913 Clayton County, Iowa
buried in Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Clayton Iowa.
married Francis E in 1876
Delbert A. McEvers son of
John Nelson McEvers and Dordana Pratt
born 1878 Clayton County, Iowa
died 11 May 1879 Clayton County, Iowa
buried in Old Garber Cemetery, Clayton Iowa
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I would be interested in hearing from anyone that has more
information on the McEvers line. I have no children for Charles and Tamma except John Nelson.
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