Evans G. Bennett was the son of Thomas Bennett and Elizabeth Paschall. He was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee and named after his paternal uncle, Evans Bennett (1762-unk, Virginia).
In the 1850 US Census for Rutherford County, Mechanicsville district, Evans (age 18) was living with his father Thomas (age 56) and brothers Joseph M. (age20) and Henry L. (age 15). His father's estate was valued at $8,400. They were neighbors with several Coleman households, including that of Mary H. Coleman (age 42) with children John A. (age 14) and Elizabeth J. (age 11, or 21?)
Evans G. Bennett married Elizabeth Jane (or Jane Elizabeth?) Coleman in Rutherford County, February 12, 1857.
Evans and Jane had three sons and a daughter:
Henry (b. ~1857)
Benjamin (b. ~1859) (living with them in 1880. may not be their son)
Evans Ebenezer "Ebb" (b. ~1863)
Jennie (b. 1868)
He enlisted in October 1862 as a private in the Confederate Army, 11th Tennessee Calvary, company D. After the war he worked as a farmer in the 4th district of Rutherford County.
In the 1880 US Census for Rutherford County, district 4, Evans Bennett (age 41) lived with wife Jane (age 42) and sons Henry W. (age 22), Benjamin (age 21), Ebb (age 19), and daughter Jennie (age 12) . Evans was a farmer, Jane a housekeeper, Henry Bennett a school teacher, Ben a laborer, Ebb a farmer, and Jennie at school. Also in the household is Alford Bennett (age 17), a laborer and African American, as well as Mary Long (age 60), a boarder.
Evans' wife Jane died February 11, 1900 in Rutherford County.
US Census and county records
Research of Barry Lamb, Rutherford County author and historian.
Marker lost but known to be buried in Bennett cemetery on his father's land.
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