|Death: ||Jan. 8, 1877|
John was the son of Burrell Patrick "Paddy" Evans and Charlotty Hill. He is likely named after his grandfather John Hill.
The following are excerpts from a pamphlet entitled Echos from the Foothills. This pamphlet is a result of a class project by the 1952 Senior Class of Livingston Academy, Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee:
"This story is about my great grandfather. Tinker Dave Beaty came into my great grandfather's house, who was a minister of the Church of Christ. He was at home and hadn't had anything to do with the war. Tinker and his men wanted him to show them the way to a certain place. He went with them to show them the way and they shot him in a swamp near Ivyton and left him lying in the water and his wife waded water waist deep to get him. They also wounded two of his sons.
John Evans, who was his oldest son, after they had killed his father went into a house near Ferrill Graveyard and Tinker Dave and his men started to kill John, but John Hill, a neighbor happened to be nearby and saw them going in and he killed three of Tinker's men and left.
John Evans decided to overtake Tinker and his men because they had killed his father and wounded two of his brothers. He did overtake them and killed three of Tinker Dave's men and he never came back to this county anymore."
According to Mrs. Andy Evans who is my grandmother, by Geneva Evans
He left Overton County, Tennessee in 1863 after his father was murdered by Union scouts. In the 1870 census he is shown living with his uncle Thomas Calvin Hill in Hunt County, Texas.
He married his cousin Amanda Malvina Hill (d/o Thomas Calvin Hill and Mary Wilson Matlock) in 1871. They had two children, Emma Ellen Evans Harwell and John Franklin Evans, before John's death in 1877.
Burrell Patrick Evans (1820 - 1863)
Charlotty Hill Evans (1817 - 1907)
Amanda Malvina Hill Evans Clark (1853 - 1919)
Emma Ellen Evans Harwell (1873 - 1953)*
John Franklin Evans (1875 - 1962)*
John H Evans (1840 - 1877)
Stephen Blevens Evans (1844 - 1898)*
Matilda Jane Evans Ledford (1845 - 1911)*
Thomas Benton Evans (1849 - 1901)*
Sells McDonald Evans (1852 - 1935)*
Sells McDonald Evans (1852 - 1934)*
Andrew Evans (1858 - 1950)*
Created by: Ray Evans
Record added: Dec 19, 2010
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My Great Grand Father I wish I could hav known him.|
Added: Nov. 19, 2012
My paternal 1st cousin 3x removed who married his 1st cousin (another of my paternal 1st cousins 3x removed)|
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