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Elinor Caledonia "Donie" Franklin Evans
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1868
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1949
Tennessee, USA

"Donie" was the daughter of James "Harve" Franklin from NC (he was born about 1842 & reportedly half Indian) & Sarah Ann Gunter born in Lumpkin County, GA. about 1847 per census.

Donie's Mother Sarah Ann Gunter also had 2 daughters by Addison Tritt, Mary in 1874 & Nancy Jane in 1878.
Mary married Deadrick Dorsey & Nan married William Harrison Baxter.

Elinor Caledonia Franklin & husband Charles Houston Evans had 6 children, 1 daughter and 5 boys:
-Vina Catherine Evans- Feb 2, 1892-May 16, 1929 (Sam McGaha)
-John Thomas Evans - May 5, 1895-Mar 23 1959 (Alpha Seay)
-Jessee Alexander Evans-Jun 5,1898-Dec 14, 1949 "Alex"
-Luther Dewey Evans- Aug 2, 1900-Oct 4, 1936(Clyda B.Shults)
-Houston Monroe "Bake" Evans-Feb 19,1902-Apr 28,1959 (Kate Hudson)
-Otha Leonard Evans-Aug 11, 1905-Feb 2,1964 (Eva Ford)

In the 1880 census on Upper Cosby,TN, Caledonia's Mother, 31 yr old Sarah Gunter, is listed as divorced, with daughters 10 yr old Caldona Gunter, 6 yr old Mary Gunter, and 1 yr old Jane Gunter.(all 3 have Mother's maiden name)

Caldonia is the subject of a poem titled "The Neighbor" written by Ella V. Costner. Caledonia took in Ella's Aunt Martha, who was sick with TB, & cared for her until Martha died. 
Family links: 
  Sarah Ann Gunter (1847 - 1888)
  Charles Houston Evans (1871 - 1946)
  Vinia Catherine Evans McGaha (1892 - 1929)*
  John Thomas Evans (1893 - 1959)*
  Jessee Alexander Evans (1898 - 1948)*
  Luther Dewey Evans (1900 - 1936)*
  Houston Monroe Evans (1902 - 1958)*
  Otha Leonard Evans (1905 - 1964)*
  Elinor Caledonia Franklin Evans (1868 - 1949)
  Nancy Jane Gunter Baxter (1878 - 1941)*
  Mary Dorsey (1879 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Anna Lane Long
Record added: Feb 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34002618
Elinor Caledonia Donie <i>Franklin</i> Evans
Added by: Anna Lane Long
Elinor Caledonia Donie <i>Franklin</i> Evans
Added by: Anna Lane Long
Elinor Caledonia Donie <i>Franklin</i> Evans
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