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George Spafford Evans
Birth: Aug. 8, 1826
Tecumseh
Lenawee County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1883
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A native of Michigan, Evans first entered military service during the Mexican War when he went to Texas to serve with the Texas Rangers. After the war, Evans moved to California to follow the Gold Rush. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he was commissioned back into military service as a Major assigned to the 2nd California Cavalry Regiment. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel one month later. With the forced resignation of Col. Columbus Sims in February 1863, Evans was promoted to Colonel in command of the 2nd California Cavalry and would serve as such until his resignation in May 1863. For his services during the war, he was brevetted Brigadier General of Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After his military service, he entered into civilian politics and served a variety of posts including Adjutant General of California and for many years California State Senator. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
 
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 Parents:
  Musgrove Evans (1785 - 1855)
  Abigail Brown Evans (1789 - 1832)
 
 Spouse:
  Fannie E Markham Evans (1839 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Lizzie Hartney Evans (1860 - 1891)*
  Susie L Evans Organ (1862 - 1884)*
  Kate Maria Evans (1863 - 1930)*
  Hallie Evans Lane (1867 - 1962)*
  George Spafford Evans (1874 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Brown Evans (1812 - 1836)*
  Vincent Luray Evans (1813 - 1842)*
  Hannah "Maria" Evans Haynie (1818 - 1898)*
  William Musgrove Evans (1821 - 1884)*
  George Spafford Evans (1826 - 1883)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stockton Rural Cemetery
Stockton
San Joaquin County
California, USA
Plot: Block 18
 
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Record added: Sep 15, 2008
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Jan 1862 - Sent to Wilmington CA to build the Drum Barracks then Feb 1862 to Owens Valley to establish Camp Independence in Independence CA to quell Indian uprisings.
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