Capt Amos Hart Evans

Capt Amos Hart Evans

Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Jul 1919 (aged 78)
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Burial Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block E2-00-12
Memorial ID 117510081 · View Source
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Amos H. Evans, president and general manager of Chisholm & Evans Co., wife Ruth M., resided at 621 Franklin st. Also residing there was Miss Elizabeth H. Evans; George C. Evans, a clerk at Chisholm & Evans Company.(1901-2 Keokuk City Directory)

EVANS, A. H., of the firm of Evans & Sheppard, grocers, and dealers in draining-tile, fire-brick, Louisville cement and plaster, 526 Main st.; Mr. Evans was born in Mercer Co., N. J., in 1840. At the breaking-out of the war of the rebellion he entered the three-months militia; at the expiration of the three-month service, he enlisted in Co. F, 9th N. J. V. I.; was mustered into the veteran service in November, 1863, appointed Second Lieutenant, April 13, 1864, promoted First Lieutenant on Sept. 28 of the same year, and to that of Captain, April 22, 1865; was appointed Regimental Treasurer, May 22, 1865; honorably discharged July 18, 1865; was in twenty-two regular engagements and in numerous skirmishes. Politically, Mr. Evans is Republican to the core. In the fall of 1865, he went to Arkansas, and in connection with his present partner, Mr. Sheppard, engaged in the mercantile business. In 1868 and 1869,
he was Senator from that State; was also a member of the Constitutional Convention. The maiden name of Mr. Evans' wife was Miss R. N. Sheppard; they were married in Cumberland Co., N J.; they have three children-Mabel, Lewis S. and Elizabeth H. Mr. Evans and family are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is also a member of the Masonic society. Came to Keokuk in 1877, and has since been engaged in the grocery trade.
(Ref: Lee County History, Biographicsl Sketches, Keokuk, City)

US, Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865:
Name: Amos Hart Evans
Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlistment Date: 24 Apr 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: New Jersey
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Promoted to Full Sergeant on 19 Oct 1861.Enlisted in Company D, New Jersey 3rd Infantry Regiment on 27 Apr 1861.Mustered out on 31 Jul 1861 at Trenton, NJ.Enlisted in Company F, New Jersey 9th Infantry Regiment on 19 Oct 1861.Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 10 Feb 1863.Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 13 Apr 1864.Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 28 Sep 1864.Promoted to Full Captain on 22 Apr 1865.Mustered out on 12 Jul 1865 at Greensboro, NC.
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1840
Death Date: 25 Jul 1919
Death Place: Keokuk, Iowa
Sources: Register of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-65Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic Union Blue: History of MOLLUS
Biography: AMOS HART EVANS Amos Hart Evans was for more than forty years a resident of Keokuk, where he exerted much influence in public affairs and where his career ended on July 25, 1919. He was born at Pennington, New Jersey, on August 28, 1840, and made his home in that State until the outbreak of the Civil War. In April, 1861, he entered military service as a private in Company D, Third New Jersey Infantry, for a period of three months. At the expiration of that time he re enlisted in Company F. Ninth New Jersey Infantry, for three years. He was promoted in service to sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. He served in North Carolina in the Burnside expedition and in Virginia in Grant's campaign. After the war he was for many years prominent in the Grand Army of the Republic, and after serving as Com mender of Torrence Post No. 2, at Keokuk, he was elected Commander of the Iowa Department in 1898. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Captain Evans never sought public office, but few men exerted a greater influence over local affairs than he. His service in the city council of Keokuk for six years was an expression of the confidence of the people in his ability and integrity, rather than a consequence of his own desire to seek public office. Service rather than a reward for service was ever his aim and goal. Thus as a true soldier he will long be remembered by his friends. Source: The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic Page 99

(US, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application, 1889-1970):
Name: Amos H Evans
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1840
Birth Place: Mercer, New Jersey
SAR Membership: 12107
Role: Applicant
Application Date: 20 Apr 1899
Father: Lewis Evans
Mother: Elizabeth Hart Evans

Buried on Jul 27, 1919 by Cunningham & Howke Funeral Home.

Buried in Lot E2-00-12 in proximity to Amos Hart Evans:
Mabel Evans, buried Oct 13, 1928
Mrs. Ruth Evans, buried Sep 17, 1917
Helen M. Sheppard, buried May 6, 1945
Lewis D. Sheppard, born Jun 28, 1974, buried Jul 1, 1974
Lewis David Sheppard, buried Jun 12, 1930
Mrs. Lewis Sheppard, buried Feb 13, 1920
(ref: Keokuk Library deathcard listing)

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Amos Hart Evans (28 Aug 1840–25 Jul 1919), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117510081, citing Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Thomas (contributor 47966515) .