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Ora Evans 1760-1845

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Moses Evans removed from Litchfield, Conn. to North Adams, Mass. where his son, the subject of this sketch was born in April 1760.

"At the time of the 'Lexington Alarm' in Apr. 1775, they, father and son, were among the first to respond to the call. Taking their old flint-lock muskets from the wall, and such equipment as they had, they hurried to the relief of Boston, and all through the seven years war, they served as 'minute-men', their last engagement being at 'Haarlem Heights,' and so pleased was Ora Evans with the country, that after he married he settled there."

"Ora Evans' mother followed the army as a nurse, seeking in every way to relieve the suffering and tradition has it, that at one time, when a man couldn't be spared from the ranks she carried dispatches, which Gen. Washington wished sent to a distant office."

"This remarkable woman lived to be one hundred and eight years old."

Ora Evans was a pioneer of Madison, Lake Co., Ohio, settling there in 1812, on the County Line road, where he lived until his death in Feb. 1845.

He lies in in an "old long unused brier-grown, cattle trodden grave-yard" on the Ashtabula side of the road.

He is remembered as tall, florid, silver haired, and still erect, in spite of his eighty-five years.

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