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- Letter, dated 20 October 1858, from Thomas J. Evans (1822-1889) of Richmond, Virginia, to James R. Jordan (ca. 1800-1862) of Rockbridge County, Virginia, concerning personal news and their fraternal society, the Knights Templar
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- Thomas J. Evans was born 2 February 1822 in King William County, Virginia. Educated in Richmond, Virginia, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law. Evans served as commissioner of chancery and was a member of the Knights Templar. He was appointed colonel of the 19th regiment of the Virginia Militia (2nd Virginia State Reserves), stationed in Richmond during the Civil War. Evans represented the city of Richmond in the House of Delegates from 1865 to 1867 and from 1883 to 1884. He married Louisa A. Parker (1827-1896) 10 December 1845, and they had 7 children. Evans died 20 September 1889, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. A volume of poems titled SIR FRANCIS DRAKE AND OTHER FUGITIVE POEMS was published posthumously in 1895.
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