Evans was born in Ellicotts Upper Mills, Maryland. He attended the common schools, moved to New York in 1803 and settled in Batavia. He was employed as a clerk and afterward as an accounting clerk with the Holland Land Company. He served as a member of the New York State Senate, and was a member of the council of appointment.
Evans was elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Twentieth Congress and served from March 4, 1827, until his resignation May 2, 1827, before the assembling of Congress. He was appointed resident agent of the Holland Land Company in 1827 and served until his resignation in 1837. Evans also engaged in banking, was a delegate to the convention held at Albany in 1827 to advocate a protective tariff, and retired from active business pursuits in 1837 to devote his attention to his extensive land interests.
He died in Batavia and was interred in Batavia Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "David Ellicott Evans (id: E000237)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- David Ellicott Evans at Find a Grave
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 29th congressional district
March 4, 1827 – May 2, 1827
Phineas L. Tracy