James Evarts was born 13 May 1752 in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut to Reuben Evarts (c1720-) and Honour Evarts (c1720-) and died 9 February 1824 Georgia, Chittenden County, Vermont of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Todd (1752-1810) 1773 in East Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Research Notes

James Evarts, son of Reuben Evarts, was born at East Guilford, May 15, 1752. He was a farmer and lived in Georgia, removing there in 1787 and also in Sunderland. Vermont. He married Sarah, daughter of Timothy Todd. Children : Jeremiah, mentioned below ; another son and three daughters.

Sarah Todd - She married in 1780 to James Evarts, who was the first clerk of Georgia, Vermont. She died 30 Mar 1810.

James Evarts, Brother of Reuben Evarts Jr., the town of Georgia, VT was organized March 31, 1788. James EVARTS was moderator, Reuben EVARTS. Was the father of the famous Jeremiah F. Evarts (1781-1831).

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WikiTree Notes

James EVARTS had taken his young wife with other emigrants, from Guilford New Haven County, Connecticut, soon after the successful termination of the French war, to the new region opened to New England enterprise by that happy event, and had settled in Sunderland Bennington County, Vermont. (Mrs. [James] EVARTS was the daughter of Timothy TODD, Esq., of Guilford Connecticut. Her family came from Yorkshire, England, and was distinguished for literary tastes.

The EVARTS family is probably of Huguenot origin; were among the early emigrants to this country, and had resided in Guilford from about the year 1640. James EVARTS was a man of uncommon public spirit, and was the first representative in the Legislature of Vermont from the town of Georgia.)

In 1798 the rich promise of Franklin County attracted Mr. [James] EVARTS, and he removed thither as one of the original proprietors of the town of Georgia.

Marriage & Family

  1. Sarah Evarts (1775-1841)
  2. William Evarts (1778-1831)
  3. Jeremiah Evarts (1781-1831) - famous Christian missionary and indian rights activist.
  4. Mary Evarts (1783-1803)
  5. Jonathan Todd Evarts (1783-)
  6. Herman Allen Evarts (1784-1795)
  7. Elizabeth Evarts (1788-)
  8. Reuben Evarts (1787-)
  9. Jonathan Evarts (1791-1875)


Offspring of James Evarts and Sarah Todd (1752-1810)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Evarts (1775-1841)
William Evarts (1778-1831)
Jeremiah Evarts (1781-1831) 26 August 1781 Sunderland, Bennington County, Vermont 10 May 1831 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Mehitabel Sherman (1774-1851)
Mary Evarts (1783-1803)
Jonathan Todd Evarts (1783-)
Herman Allen Evarts (1784-1795)
Elizabeth Evarts (1788-)
Reuben Evarts (1787-)
Jonathan Evarts (1791-1875)




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