Detail of Lewis Evans' Map of Delaware, 1755

Amelia Evans Barry came alive during research with my far cousin Hélène Koehl (descendant of Amelia). Together we solved a very complex mistery to unveil her identity. Keys to the discovery have been: the maiden name of one of her daughters Philotesia Jeannetta; Nicholas Brooke revealing the name of the authoress of  “Maria, a Persian slave” &  Ingamell’s Dictionary which was essential as well.

Hélène Koehl then wrote her story while I continued (more…)