EVAN G. EVANS, a prominent farmer of Mount Pleasant township, was born in Jefferson county, May 14, 1840, the son of George I. and Sarah (Griffith) Evans. George I. Evans, who was one of the leading farmers of the county in his life-time, was born at Gwynedd, Montgomery county, Penn., August 31, 1812, and was the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Evans, the former of whom was born in the same county in 1778 and died at the age of sixty-six years. The father of Jonathan was born 1733 and died in 1818, and the father of the latter, Thomas Evans, was born April 11, 1695. The genealogy of the family has been traced to the thirty-seventh generation from Evan G., and the ancestry of the mother of George I., has been traced to the year 1236. George I. was first married to Sarah Griffith who was born in 1814, daughter of Evan and Elizabeth Griffith, by whom he had the following children: Elizabeth E., who married John Scott (both are deceased, shey dying in November, 1886) and had eight children: George, Edith, Sarah, Charles F., Annie, Walter, Jessie, Amie; Julia A., who married Thomas McMillen and had five children: Inez, Hallie, Addison, Charles and Nellie; Evan G.; Sallie, who died in 1863, aged twenty-one years; Mary A., who was married to Warner Michener, and died July 13, 1889, at the age of forty-five, leaving four children: Lizzie G., William W., George I. and Mary E. The family moved to Ohio in 1830 and here the mother of these children died in 1846 and Mr. Evans subsequently married Mary P. Richards, of Pennsylvania, who was born March 1848 and died September 20, 1876 while on a visit to the centennial exposition, leaving one daughter, Hannah Jane, wife of Horace G. Smith. The father, George I., died April 2, 1886. Evan G. Evans was reared on the farm until twenty-two years of age, when he began for himself. He is one of the intelligent and progressive farmers of the county, and has one of the most beautiful homes of the region, occupying a remarkably handsome mansion which he moved to, or bought two years ago. He was married January 9, 1862 to Rebecca Craft, daughter of William and Rachel Craft, both of whom are deceased. By this union he had six children: Arthur W., Austin G., Sarah E., Channing E., Anna C. and Marietta, all of whom are, with their parents, birthright members of the Society of Friends.
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