Rachel Evans


Born: ? in ?

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: James Maris (1720/21 – ?)

Married: 11 Aug 1752 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania

Child: David Maris (1753 – )

Child: Levis Maris (1754 – )


James and Rachel were married in Gloria Dei (Old Swedes' Church) in Philadelphia. Gloria Dei is the oldest church building in Pennsylvania, completed in 1700, and is one of eight churches in "New Sweden." It has been listed as a National Historic Site.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 18 Mar 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

Genealogy of the Dunwoody and Hood Families and Collateral Branches
by Gilbert Cope; Minneapolis: Tribune Printing Co., 1987. [applies to name, marriage]
The Maris Family in the United States
by George L. & Annie M. Maris; 1885. [applies to name, marriage]
Web: Ancestry Database (Pennsylvania Marriages to 1810)
ancestry.com. [Original data: "Record of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810" Vol. I-II. Harrisburg, PA, USA: 1880. Originally published as Volume VIII, Second Series, Pennsylvania Archives. The original records may or may not be requested from information in this list. (no document images)] [applies to marriage, notes]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Rachel may have been born in 1722 in Radnor, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania, and died in Belmont County, OH.

Her mother is probably Margaret Hughes of Darby, according to the latter's will (11 Dec 1755, proved 26 Nov 1783). If so, she had sisters Rachel Evans (?) and Cathrine Huston. Rachel is only identified as Rachel Maris, and son-in-law James Maris is also mentioned. I don't have a copy of the actual will, this is from an abstract. This may also relate to another James Maris (b. 1711).