Mary Bevans Van Blarcom
Born: 18 Aug 1847 - Bevans, Sussex, NJ, USA
Died: 27 May 1916 - Layton, Sussex, NJ, USA
Mary Bevans of Sandyston was daughter of Nicholas and Katherine (Kite) Bevans. Nicolas was the grandson of Evan Bevans, a Revolutionary War hero who came to America from Wales. Evan was 14 when he joined the war effort as a drummer boy and was allowed to pick up a gun at the age of 16.
The Bevans family was so large that they had a separate school created just to educate their many children. An area of Peter's Valley, initially nicknamed "Hen's Foot," then "The Corners," was finally called Bevans, New Jersey after its postmaster James C. Bevans, in 1829.
Mary, also a farmer, lived mostly in Lafayette Township. She passed away on May 27, 1916, after a 10-month battle with groin cancer. She is buried in Layton Cemetery along with her parents and both husbands.
First spouse: Coe B Shay
Second spouse: Joseph C Van Blarcom