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Bevans in Bladen County in 1800-1841

Bevans in Bladen County in 1800-1841

Richard Bevan (View posts)
Posted: 933422400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bevan
If anyone has any record of anyone named Bevan in Bladen county beginning in 1800 through 1842, it would be appreciated. In particular the family of William James Bevan with wife Mary Jane Ramsey and several children:Richard James, William Ramsey, George Washington, Miles Newton, Eliza Ann, William James, Jr., Mary Jane, Julia Ellender, Ellen Taylor, Emaline Melvina, Christian, Amanda Caroline, Sarah Elizabeth, Theresa Elivia (all w/surname Bevan.

The family moved from Bladen Cty. in 1841 and moved to an area of Northern Florida in Madison Cty. We have complete records from the Florida line on down but nothing is known of William James Bevan's parents. They came through the port of Charleston (we think) from Wales, England in 1800 when William James was 4 yrs. old (born 1796).

Help !!!! Thanks....

Re: Bevans in Bladen County in 1800-1841

Posted: 1083512248000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1083513010000
Surnames: Ramsey /Bevan /Townsend
Richard, I know that I am responding to a very old post, but I am connected through Ellen Bevan. Ellen married George Washington Townsend. Ellen and GWT are buried in Live Oak Cemetary. She is the child of Mary Ann and William James Bevan. They are buried in Madison County, Fl. at Hickory Grove cemetary. Richard James b1827 and a Rebecca J.are there as well. Let me know if I can help, I dont have a lot on this line but I do have photos of the headstones. I would love to have more info as well if you have anything to share. Thanks, Sue Townsend Sims

Re: Bevans in Bladen County in 1800-1841

Posted: 1083513445000
Classification: Query
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Re: Bevans in Bladen County in 1800-1841

Posted: 1372379822000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BIvens-Newton
I have this information on William Bevan from his pension records:
AGE 77

The Biven line out of Bladen Co, NC is one I have been trying to locate information on for a long time. I come from a James Bivins/Bivens/Bevins/Biven(Spelled various ways) who went to the MS Teritory abt. 1805. Family tradition has it that he was in Camden Co., GA before going to MS/LA. His wife was Elizabeth LNU. James was in the MS Territory abt 1805, soon after the LA purchase. He had two daus., Mary Polly and Winnie. Three sons, Henry Franklin, James Sebern, and I can't remember the other one. Henry named two of his sons with Newton as a middle name. James. James Bivins can be found on the 1812 Tax List for St. Tammany Parish, LD. He died in St. Tammany Parish, LA abt 1814. Elizabeth never remarried. They all went to Texas.
James Sebern b. 1810 stated in a Pension application in TX that he went to TX on a wagon train about 1829. There was a lot of going back and forth between TX and LA. in those days. Whent Santa Anna was marching to E. TX, many folds returned in what was called the run away scare.

When in Wilmington, NC abt 5 years ago, I copied some information from the Bill Reeves Files housed in the Wilmington Public Libary on Biven-Newton Families of Bladen Co., NC. Unfortunately, when I got home, I had no files. A cousin and I tried to locate the area they lived in and found a newly constructed road, Bivens Rd.. It was newly paved and had a street sign. Mostly trailors were found in that area. It was isolated and spooky.

There was a James Biven living in the White Oak Dist. of
NC before 1770. There may have been two James Bivens. You can find him on a Militia List for Onslow Co., NC. Have never been able to find anything else on him. Many of the men listed in the Militia List can be found in Carteret Co., NC. James was not mentioned in the Pension files where I found William's record. The James on the Militia List appeared to have been b. in the 1750s.

A cousin in TX and I started a Bivens DNA Project affiliated with Family Tree DNA. Do you have any male of direct descent that stems from your William James BIven? If so, please be encouraged to participate in this Project.
I would love to hear from your and work with you on this line.
Kitty Biven Hoffman
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