of Greene County, Pennsylvania
EVANS, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Washington
August 29, 1828, and is the son of Caleb and Anna (Smalley) Evans. His father was a native of Fayette County,
and his mother was born in Washington County. They were of Welsh extraction.
His father, a farmer by occupation, came to Greene County
in 1839, and in 1841 he settled in Aleppo Township,
where he died
in 1860. He reared a family of fourteen
twelve of whom grew to be men and women, and eight of the family are
alive and in active life. The subject of
this sketch is next to the oldest of those now living and was reared on
home farm, receiving a common school education.
Mr. Evans has spent his life as a farmer, having lived in Greene County
since he was thirteen years of age. He
has been very successful, and owns at present a fine farm of 274 acres. He was united in marriage September 3, 1848,
with Miss Mary, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Courtwright)
were of Irish origin. Mr. and Mrs. Evans
have two children living—Elizabeth A., wife of William B. King, and
a farmer and stock-grower, who married Lucinda, daughter of James and
(Chess) Parson. Mr. and Mrs. Evans have
met with well deserved success. Both
have been very hard workers and noted for their liberality. Mr. Evans’ name often appears on the church
subscription papers, and he has given liberally to both the church and
Sabbath school. Though not a member of
any church, he is ever anxious for the success of any church or moral
enterprise. His wife is a member of the Church of God.
Mr. Evans is a Republican. In
1862 he enlisted in Company A, Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and
until the close of the war, being discharged by general order. Among the engagements in which he took part
was the famous battle of Gettysburg. He was at one time an active member of the
Patrons of Husbandry.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007
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