Nathaniel Evans was born in Philadelphia, the son of a merchant. He studied at William Smith's Academy of Philadelphia; after serving an apprenticeship in trade, he completed his education at the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. by diploma 1765). He traveled to England to be ordained by the Bishop of London, afterwards organizing churches at Waterford and Gloucester in New Jersey. Evans died, apparently of tuberculosis, at his vicarage in Hadonfield.
Ode on the late glorious successes of His Majesty's arms, and present greatness of the English nation. 1762.
A dialogue on peace, an entertainment given by the Senior Class at the anniversary commencement, held at Nassau-Hall September 28th, 1763. 1763.
An exercise, containing a dialogue and ode on peace. Performed at the public commencement in the College of Philadelphia, May 17th, 1763. 1763.
Thomas Godfrey, Juvenile poems [ed. Evans]. 1765.
The love of the world incompatible with the love of God: a discourse. 1766.
Poems on several occasions. 1772.