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Evans, John Owsley

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Evans, John Owsley
March 06, 2007 03:59PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887,
Boyle County.

JOHN OWSLEY EVANS was born September 18, 1854, in Lincoln County, Ky., and
in 1879 removed to Boyle County, where he has since resided. His father,
George W. Evans, was born and reared in Pulaski County, Ky.; was an
extensive farmer; lost thirty slaves by the late war, and is now living
in Lincoln County. He is the son of Josiah Evans, a native of Virginia,
who was a farmer, also sheriff of Pulaski County, and who married Keziah
Crawford, of Wayne County; their offspring being John, Paulina (Smith);
Ellen (Gillmore); George W.; William F. and Elizabeth (Farris). After his
death his widow married Mr. Beaty, and their children were Joseph and
Jennie (Gillmore). George W. Evans married Mary, daughter of John and
Jennie (Shanks) Owsley, of Lincoln County, and from their union spring
John O., Ellen (Hutchings), Henry W., Mattie (James), George W. Jr., and
Jennie. June 21, 1875, John O. Evans married Ellen, daughter of Joseph
and Martha (Owsley) McAlister, of Lincoln County (born in March 1856), and
to them have been born Annie May and Harry Moore. Mr. Evans was engaged
in merchandising in Stanford; he is now a farmer and stock trader, and
owns 150 acres of productive and well improved land. In church relations
he is a Baptist, and in politics is identified with the Democratic party.
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