The Evans Tree

July 3, 2010 at 12:46 am (Evans Roots) (, , , , , , , , )

We don’t know much about the Evans side of the family… The pictures of my Dad and his siblings are the oldest photos we have. I don’t even have a picture of my father’s bio-dad, and I never met him, even though I was 12 when he died. All I have is the names and dates that I have been able to scrounge out from ancestry.com

First Generation

William Evans
b. September 1, 1775 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
d. November 8, 1868 in Bloomington, Illinois

Married to Effie Winebriner
     b. 1774
d. February 13, 1839 in Bloomington, Illinois

Children:

1) Jane Evans
     b. August 27, 1804 in Ohio
d. December 28, 1881 in Vermilion County, Illinois

2) Elizabeth Evans
     b. July 26, 1806 in Ohio
d. April 11, 1858

3) Ellender Evans
b. May 18, 1809 in Ohio
d. January 5, 1884 in Padua, Illinois

(From Rob Day) According to the death certificate of Ellender’s  daughter, Effie, it is written that Ellender was born in Bloomington (McLean County), Illinois. Of course, too many  other sources list her being born in Ohio. She was living in 1835 in Vermilion County, Illinois.  She appeared on  the census in 1840 in McLean County, Illinois. This census listed the family living in Bloomington. There was one  white male under the age of 5 (Elijah) and one white male between the age of 5 and 9 (James). As for the  females, one was listed between the age of 5 and 9 (Mary), two between 10 and 14 years old (Elizabeth and  Effie), and one betwwen the age of 30 and 39 (Ellender). Ellender (spelled Eleanor one the census) was living  next door to her father. She appeared on the census in 1870 in McLean County, Illinois. Ellender was living with  her daughter, Effie, in the township of Padua (the writing is somehat difficult to read but the age of this person and  her birthplace points to Ellender). She was 62 years old and born in Ohio. She owned real estate property valued  at $2,000 and personal property valued at $820. She was buried in Lebo Cemetery, Holder, Illinois.

4) Temperence Evans
     b. 1810 in Ohio

5) Francis M. “Frank” Evans
b. May 29, 1812 in Ohio
d. November 15, 1865

(From Rob Day) He appeared on the census in 1860 in Padua (McLean County), Illinois. The census listed Francis as being 47 years old and born in Ohio. He was a farmer with real property valued at $6,500; his personal property worth $2,500. This was a substantial amount of wealth during their time. His wife, Mary, was 46 years old and born in North Carolina. The following children were listed with their respective ages: William (23), John B. (20), Francis Marion (18), Samuel W. (15), and Phebe A. (9). All of the children were born in Illinois. William was a farmer with personal property valued at $500.

6) William Evans
     b. June 3, 1815 in Huron County, Ohio
d. January  28, 1899 in McLean County, Illinois

(From Rob Day) He appeared on the  census in 1860 in Padua (McLean County), Illinois. According to the census, William was 45 year old and born in Ohio. He was a farmer with real property valued at $7,000 and personal property at $1,500; a substantial amount of wealth during his time. His wife, Mary, was 42 years old and born in Maryland. The following children were listed with their  respective ages: Oliver P. (20), William (19), James (17), Francis J. (13), David B. (10),  Morris L. (8), and John B. (4). All of the children were born in Illinois. He died on January  28, 1899 in McLean County, Illinois. William and his only son, Charles, were killed by  being struck by a passenger train. The accident occurred on the Buchanan Street crossing as the two men were heading home after being in Bloomington earlier that day to purchase  a buggy. William was instantly killed while his son later died from his wounds when he was taken to Brokaw (now Bromen) Hospital. A witness stated the rig and the two men was  standing on the west side of the track waiting for a freight train to back up off the crossing. When the freight train cleared the crossing, the buggy moved forward. The witness goes on  to say that he saw the brakeman motioning the two men back. Just then the northbound passenger train came up on the main track and strike the carriage. The two men were hurled 90 feet. William took great pleasure in catching wolves. During one winter, him and another brother trapped forty-five of these troublesome pests. William’s education was attended to as well as possible in the West. He had a private teacher, Billy Hodge, and  William would say from time to time that this gentleman was a very good teacher, although Mr. Hodge was a little severe with his scholars. William was described as a man who stood at 6′ high, had gray hair and whiskers, and clear gray eyes, with an honest expression in them. His voice was firm and clear, with a trustworthy ring to it. William was very accommodating. He was one of the most reliable of men, and loved humor, as the genuine old settlers did.

7) Samuel Evans (Second Generation)
     b. April 22, 1821 in Licking County, Ohio
d. November 22, 1895 in Mosier, Oregon

(From Rob Day) He appeared on the  census in 1850 in McLean County, Illinois. 33 Samuel and his family was living in the town  of Bloomington. He was 29 years old and born in Ohio. Samuelworked as a farmer with a  real property value of $200. Evaline (spelled “EVELINE” in the census) was 24 years old  and also born in Ohio. The following children were listed with their ages: Calista Ann (6),  William H. (4), Ira (3), and Leander (10/12). All of the children were born in Illinois. This  family was living near Evaline’s parents (dwelling no. 548) and her brother’s family (dwelling  no. 549).

8 ) Oliver Perry Evans
b. April 10, 1823
d. November 29, 1835 in Illinois

Second marriage to Martha Day
b. 1808 in North Carolina
d. October 7, 1873

Children:

9) John W. Evans
     b. December 31, 1841 in Illinois
d. April 13, 1870

10) Effie Evans
     b. November 13, 1843 in Illinois
d. August 5, 1898

11) Martha P. Evans
     b. 1845

Second Generation

Samuel Evans
     b. April 22, 1821 in Ohio
d. November 22, 1895 in Mosier, Oregon

Married to Evaline King
b. April 3, 1822 in Ohio
d. February 10, 1900 in Mosier, Oregon

Children:

1) Calista Ann
    b. About 1844

2) William Henry Evans
b. August 20, 1846 in Bloomington, Illinois
d. February 18, 1916 in California

3) Ira D Evans
     b. about 1847 in Illinois

4) Leander Evans (Third Generation)
b. November 7, 1849 in Bloomington, Illinois
d. February 17, 1931 in Mosier, Oregon

5) Mary E. Evans
     b. about 1856 in Illinois

6) Samuel E. Evans
     b. about 1859 in Illinois

7) Lousia Evans
b. about 1861 in Illinois

8) Geo D. Evans
b. about 1862 in Illinois

9) Foster Evans
     b. about 1864 in Illinois

10) Ethia Evans
     b. about 1869 in Illinois

Third Generation

Leander Evans
     b. November 7, 1849 in Bloomington, Illinois
d. February 17, 1931 in Mosier, Oregon

Married to Mary Elizabeth Swasey
b. February 28, 1855 in Missouri
d. September 21, 1910 in Mosier, Oregon

Children:

1) George Clark Evans (Fourth Generation)
     b. about 1876 in Kansas
d. August 2, 1948 in Mosier, Oregon

2) Frederick Earl Evans
b. July 12, 1881 in Alberville, Colorado
d. July 24, 1967 in Portland, Oregon

Fourth Generation

George Clark Evans
     b. about 1876 in Kansas
d. August 2, 1948 in Mosier, Oregon

Married to Elva Coyle
b. October 3, 1881 in Oregon
d. 1917 in Mosier, Oregon

Children:

1) Lloyd E Evans
     b. about 1901 in Oregon

2) Ora L. Evans
     b. about 1903 in Oregon

3) Florence M. Evans
     b. October 4, 1904 in Mosier, Oregon
d. January 19, 1980 in Oregon

4) Flora A. Evans
b. about 1907 in Oregon

5) Leonard L. Evans
     b. about 1908 in Oregon

6) Alvy Eleanor Evans (Fifth Generation)
b. June 11, 1911 in Mosier, Oregon
d. May 17, 1983 in McMinnville, Oregon

7) Alvin Eleanor Evans
b. June 11, 1911 in Mosier, Oregon
d. June 19, 1977 in Salem, Oregon

8 ) Mary Evans

9) Walter J. Evans

Fifth Generation

Alvy Eleanor Evans
     b. June 11, 1911 in Mosier, Oregon
d. May 17, 1983 in McMinnville, Oregon

Married on May 19, 1933 to
Mary Elizabeth Chandler
b. October 30, 1913 in Missouri
d. January 18, 1989 in Sandy, Oregon

Children:

1) Elva Lee Evans
b. November 21, 1933 in Hood River, Oregon
d. (still living at the time of this post)

2) Daniel Ray Evans
b. March 11, 1936 in Hood River, Oregon
d. August 16, 1966 in Hood River, Oregon

3) Anita Louise Evans
     b. May 25, 1937 in Hood River, Oregon
d. (still living at the time of this post)

4) Alvy “E” Evans (Sixth Generation)
     b. June 30, 1938 in Hood River, Oregon
d. February 18, 1991 in Gresham, Oregon

Second husband to Mary; Louis Earl Zade (this is the man I knew as Grandpa, even though he was a step-grandpa)
m. December 14, 1944
b. November 9, 1913 in Oxford, Nebraska
d. April 1, 1983 in Hood River, Oregon

Children:

5) William Elbert Zade
     b. April 9, 1951 in Hood River, Oregon
d. (still living at the time of this post)

Second Wife to Alvy; Lucy

Sixth Generation

Alvy “E” Evans
b. June 30, 1938 in Hood River, Oregon
d. February 18, 1991 in Gresham, Oregon

Married on September 9, 1961 to
Edith Jessica Bonneland Andersen
     b. January 3, 1940 in Conoor, India
d. (still alive at the time of this post)

Children:

1) Rudy Vaughn Evans
     b. October 12, 1963 in Hood River, Oregon

2) Sabina Kayleen Evans
b. December 29, 1967 in Atascadero, Califnornia

3) Phillip Andrew Evans
     b. Febuary 16, 1970 in San Luis Obispo, California

4) Julie Anna Evans (ME!)
     b. February 7, 1971 in San Luis Obispo, California

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11 Comments

  1. Georga Foster said,

    Hello,
    My mother’ s mother was the sister of John Miller whos mother was Temperance Evans Miller. I have done much research on the Millers but have been unable to find out who Henry Millers parents are. Henry was Temps husband. I live in The Dalles . If you need some information I would be glad to help. There is many articals written about William Evans.

    • Julie said,

      Georga,

      I am sorry for the late reply. I homeschool my four kids full time, plus work outside the home. I don’t have much “me time”. *lol* … I usually only have time to work on ancestry stuff during our summer vacation. We decided that we needed a day off school today, so I thought I would catch up on my (very behind) inbox. *wink*

      Anyway, any help you could give me on the Evans side would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

      Julie (Evans) Johnson

  2. Vince Spaeth said,

    My mother is related to F.M Evans IV who is sone of FM Evans II, FM Evans II and FM Evans. FM Evams was son wof William Evans b. 1775 near Carlisle PA

    I have lots of info on William Evans and decendents. Looking to share!

    Regards

    Vince Spaeth Chicago area

    • Georga Foster said,

      Hello vince,
      I am the great great granddaughter of Tempernace Evans and Henry Miller. I have lots of info on their family as two of their children are married into my mothers family the Shaw. I would like to know more about the William Evans side. I don’t have any info on where Temperance and Henry are buried. You can email me directly at dgfoster at qnect.net

  3. Rob said,

    Hi,

    I am a direct descendant of Ellender Evans, the daughter of William and Effie (Winebriner) and the wife of Elijah John Gano. I would love to connect with anyone who has stories and/or pics of this clan to add to my research. I am willing to share all the information I have on my direct line. Please reply back or you can email me at robday1960@frontier.com

    • Georga said,

      Love to hear about the Ganoes, I am Temperance Evans Miller”s GG granddaughter. Ellenders sister.

      • Rob said,

        Please write to me by email and I will be happy to send you what I have robday1960@frontier.com

        I do not have much on the Miller/Evans family and would love to learn more about them.

        Thanks for writing.

        Rob

    • Julie said,

      Sorry about the late reply. I have been very busy with homeschooling my four kids and working full time outside the house. I would love to share info with you!!! … For now, I will send you an invite to my family tree on ancestry.com, and you can start looking there. :)

      Thanks, Julie

  4. Rob said,

    I just want the Evans relatives here to know that I discovered a local book a while back which gives a interesting story about William and Effie titled, The Good Old Times In McLean County, Illinois. I also have a photo of William, and if anyone wish for a copy please send me an email at robday1960@frontier.com – I am sure you will find the bio very interesting: http://www.archive.org/stream/goodoldtimesinmc01duis#page/186/mode/2up

  5. Terry Svetina Hopkins said,

    I just found you and Frederick E Evans was my grandpa, by marriage. His second marriage was to my maternal grandmother, Martha Milbrandt Steffan who had 3 children, Dorothy Ruth Steffan (my Mother), Walter J Steffan and Richard J Steffan. I was born in 1948 in San Francisco and grew up in the bay area but we came to Oregon every summer to visit my grandma and grandpa. Fred Evans was the only grandpa I ever had and listening to his stories about coming to Mosier, OR as a settler and clearing the ground and planting a big fruit ranch plus fishing with the Indians on the Columbia River and wild animals and covered wagons…it was so cool to a little girl from concrete California. lol He was a wonderful man and he taught me some valuable life lessons just by listening to him as we sat outside eating watermelon and spitting the seeds on the grass. If anyone has any photos of Fred and Martha I would love to get copies. Sadly in 1995 my u haul truck was stolen during a move and I lost everything I had, which included all the family photos and I had nothing to show my granddaughters about my family or all the summers in Oregon. I was at the ranch in Mosier once but mostly remember when they lived in Cutler City on the Oregon Coast or in Portland on Glisan St. Would appreciate any memories or info anyone would care to share and happy to have found you all.
    Sincerely, Terry

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