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Loyalist Directory: Roswell Sr. Everts

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Surname : Everts
Given name : Roswell Sr.
Rank : Listed in History of Leeds & Grenville, p.138, as a Loyalist and former British Army Officer
Where Resettled : Eastern District
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Assisted the Burgoyne forces in 1777
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : 05 Nov 1765, in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Settled before war : With his father and brother, Oliver and his uncle, Gilbert Evarts in Castleton, Vermont, USA
Date & Place of Death : 04 Oct 1847 in Guilford, CT, USA
Place of Burial : Bef. E. Guilford, CT
Wife Name : Mary Dingman, daughter of Richard Dyrk Dingman, UE
Children : Sylvanus Roswell
Mary Ann
Biography : The Evarts were an old Connecticut family who had lived for over 90 years in East Guilford, CT. The Evorts had emigrated to Connecticut in the 1600's from Hertfordshire, England. Roswell's mother, Elisheba Chittenden, was the older sister of Thomas Chittenden, who became the first governor of Vermont. His father,Sylvanus Evarts, became wealthy through land speculations in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont. Roswell was a boy of 12 or 13, yet did assist his father and brothers, Oliver and Gilbert in giving every possible assistance to the Burgoyne Campaign. His brothers, Eli and Timothy and his mother, Elisheba, however, were not judged to be Tories. Roswell was one of the first and most prominent citizens of Augusta Township, ON. He and his half brother, Oliver, farmed together in 1784 in Augusta Twp., Con 2, Lot 15. Roswell Everts was the first high constable appointed by the Justices in Quarter Sessions assembled, and also served the munincipality as assessor, collector and coroner for 21 years. He is later shown as living with his family in Burritts Rapids, Augusta Twp, ON, and as the owner and farmer of Con 2, Lot 1. Eight children were born to Roswell and Mary between 1797 and 1820.
Proven Descendants : Col. Edward Jessup Branch, John W. Kelly Sr. U.E, MC 11130-08
Military Info : Between 1777 and 1783, USA, "A Tory during the American Revolution," from IGI Record re his father, Sylvanus Evarts. He is also listed in "History of Leeds and Grenville," p 138, as a Loyalist and also as a former British Army Officer. Is believed to have gone to Canada with his half brother, Oliver Everts, sometime prior to 1783.
Loyalist Genealogy : Gen. 1: Roswell (Rozel) Everts Sr., b. 05 Nov. 1765, m. Mary Dingman Gen. 2: Maria Everts, b. 1811 in Augusta Twp, ON. m. Martin Kelly Jr. of Montague Twp. Gen. 3: Samuel Martin Kelly, b. 25 Dec 1846, Montague Twp. Lanark Co. ON, m. Mary Ann Bachoritch Gen. 4: Rev. Ralph Mason Kelly, b. 22 Jul 1894, Denison, Crawford Co., Iowa, USA, m. Honour May McCune Gen. 5: John W. Kelly Sr., b. 17 Jun 1934, Denison, Crawford, Iowa, m. Julia Alice Phillips
Family History : see Biography field
Family Genealogy : 1.) Arthur Evorts, b. Gloucestershire, England, m. Margaret Lortis 2.) William Evorts, b. 1569 in Gloucestershire, England, m Sarah Everhard 3.) John Evarts, b. 1601 in Hertfordshire, Eng. m. Elizabeth Bradley 4. John Evarts, b. 1640, m. Mary French 5.) Nathaniel Evarts, b. 24 Jul 1675 in Guilford, CT., m. Margaret Hastings 6.) Sylvanus Evarts, b. 31 Mar 1721 in E. Guilford, New Haven County, CT., USA, m. 1) Hannah Hoyt (mother of Oliver Everts) m. 2) Elisheba Chittenden (continue with Roswell Everts - Loyalist Genealogy listing)
Sources : source 1.) History Collection of Salisbury CT by the Salisbury Asso. Inc., vol 1, 1913, p. 44.- shows Roswell (Rozel) Everts to be the son of Sylvanus and Elisheba Evarts. source 2.) E. Keith Fitzgerald, "Loyalist Lists, source 3.) Reid. William D. The Loyalist in Ontario: The Sons and Daughters of American Loyalists of Upper Canada (Genealogical Publishing Co., Lambertville, NJ, 1973. source 4.) History of Leeds & Grenville" p 138. source 5.) Treesbyday - Person Pages. source 6.) per "John Dingman of Westminster Family," book of Ruth & Emerson Smart, 21 Apr 2004.
Information provided by John W. Kelly Sr.
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