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James Madison Evans

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James Madison Evans

Birth
Warrick County, Indiana, USA
Death
5 Mar 1866 (aged 31)
Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA
Burial
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Gospel preacher, lawyer, and educator who was murdered by Dr. Benjamin Newland.

1830-1916 Register of Graduates of Indiana University who is buried in Indiana: Madison Evans, A.M.; LL.B., 1864. Died March 5, 1866; buried at Bedford, Ind.

Madison Evans married Lucinda M Batterton on August 26, 1857.

Men of Faith And Action
Madison Evans. Very little has come down to the present generation concerning Madison Evans. He taught English in North Western Christian University. Later, because of the Civil War cutting down the teaching force he went to Bedford and became superintendent of schools. A little later he entered a law partnership with Moses F. Dunn. He was a very brilliant man. He is the author of The Pioneer Preachers, published in 1862. His life ended on March 6, 1866, in one of the most shocking tragedies that ever happened in southern Indiana. Judge Robert N. Palmer who is living at Bedford today was the first man to reach him after his untimely death. He took the author to the grave recently and gave him the story. The widow had erected a slab stone at the head bearing the words, "Madison Evans, My Husband. Judge Not Harshly, God Judges Mercifully." --Commodore Wesley Cauble. Disciples of Christ in Indiana: Achievements of a Century. Indianapolis: Meigs Publishing, 1930, page 202.

Information on the trial is available here.

A lawyer and politician who testified during the Newland trial was Cyrus L Dunham.
Gospel preacher, lawyer, and educator who was murdered by Dr. Benjamin Newland.

1830-1916 Register of Graduates of Indiana University who is buried in Indiana: Madison Evans, A.M.; LL.B., 1864. Died March 5, 1866; buried at Bedford, Ind.

Madison Evans married Lucinda M Batterton on August 26, 1857.

Men of Faith And Action
Madison Evans. Very little has come down to the present generation concerning Madison Evans. He taught English in North Western Christian University. Later, because of the Civil War cutting down the teaching force he went to Bedford and became superintendent of schools. A little later he entered a law partnership with Moses F. Dunn. He was a very brilliant man. He is the author of The Pioneer Preachers, published in 1862. His life ended on March 6, 1866, in one of the most shocking tragedies that ever happened in southern Indiana. Judge Robert N. Palmer who is living at Bedford today was the first man to reach him after his untimely death. He took the author to the grave recently and gave him the story. The widow had erected a slab stone at the head bearing the words, "Madison Evans, My Husband. Judge Not Harshly, God Judges Mercifully." --Commodore Wesley Cauble. Disciples of Christ in Indiana: Achievements of a Century. Indianapolis: Meigs Publishing, 1930, page 202.

Information on the trial is available here.

A lawyer and politician who testified during the Newland trial was Cyrus L Dunham.

Inscription


Madison Evans
My Husband
Judge Not Harshly
God Judgeth Mercifully

THERE is a crown of heavy weight
For every human life to bear,
There is a chaplet formed of thorns
For each and every brow to wear.

Gravesite Details

Some think this memorial is for Madison Evans M. C. Evans



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