Evans, William F.
March 06, 2007 04:00PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887,
Boyle County.

WM. F. EVANS was born January 31, 1831, in Pulaski County, Ky., a son of
Josiah and Keziah (Ford) Evans, to whom three sons and three daughters
were born: Paulina, John H., Ellen, Elizabeth, Geo. W., and William F.
Josiah Evans was born in North Carolina, and when a child of three years
was brought by his parents to Pulaski County, Ky., where he grew to
manhood and became an extensive farmer and slave owner. He served as
sheriff for twenty years and died in 1836 at the age of forty-nine. He
was a son of John Evans, who was born and reared in North Carolina, was
a captain in the war of 1812, and was engaged in the battle of New Orleans.
His ancestors came from Wales. Mrs. Keziah (Ford) Evans was born in
Culpeper County, Va., a daughter of Zachariah Ford, who came to Pulaski
County about 1815, and was an extensive farmer and slaveholder on the
Cumberland River. William F. Evans was raised on a farm and educated in
the Western Military Institute and taught for a short time. When a child
of ten years with his mother he went to Missouri and lived in the first
house ever built in St. Joseph; five years later returned to Lincoln
County, Ky. In 1866 he located on 400 acres of fine land one mile west
of Danville, and also owns 310 in Lincoln County. He has dealt largely
in stock, principally cattle, of which he is a large feeder. In July,
1852, he was united in marriage to Josephine Graham, daughter of R. W.
and Susan A. (Owsley) Graham. To this union two children have been born:
Rob. G. and Jennie (now the wife of M. J. Farris). Mr. Evans and wife
are members of the Baptist Church. His first presidential vote was cast
for Gen. Scott, but he is now a Democrat.
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