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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 71 (search)
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Evans, Oliver, 1775- 1819 (search)
Evans, Oliver, 1775-1819 Inventor; born in Newport, Del., in 1775; was of Welsh descent, and was grandson of Evan Evans, D. D., the first Episcopal minister in Philadelphia. Apprenticed to a wheelwright, he early displayed his inventive genius. At the age of twenty-two years he had invented a most useful machine for making card-teeth. In 1786-87 he obtained from the legislatures of Maryland and Pennsylvania the exclusive right to use his improvements in flour-mills. He constructed a st
ed in America, to which he gave the name of Oracter Amphibolis, arranged for propulsion either on land or water.
This is believed to have been the first instance in America of the application of steam-power to the propelling of a land carriage.
Evans foresaw and prophesied the near era of railway communication and travel.
He proposed the construction of a railway between Philadelphia and New York, but his limited means would not allow him to convince the sceptics by a successful experiment.
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], The surrender of the
Government property in Texas. (search)
Evan Evans, aged 77 years, died at Utica, N. Y., a few days since, from having both arms frozen on the night of the 7th inst.
The Daily Dispatch: January 27, 1862., [Electronic resource], Confederate prisoners. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: May 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], The
- Seward correspondence — the Pierce Federal Secretary in a Tight place. (search)
Among the deaths of Confederate prisoners at Camp Chase, Ohio, we find the names of Philip Wolff, private, 32d Virginia regiment; Evan Evans, private, 31st Virginia regiment; and Albert Thompson, private, 41st Virginia regiment. Among the privates of Captain Jennings's company at Opeli Ala, is an old Catawba Indian, who has five sons also in the company. He is a Methodist preacher. Several bags of coffee were sold at auction in Savannah last week at prices ranging from 60 to 65 cents. South Carolina has now in the field 39, 274 soldiers, 23,000 of whom are in for the war. The excess at this time over the State's quotes is 4,064.