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Eula Lee Evans (Tidwell)

Death: 1942 (58-59)
Place of Burial: Kilmichael, Montgomery Co, MS, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Franklin Tidwell and Martha Frances Tidwell
Wife of William Reason Evans
Mother of Joy Evans
Half sister of Sally Tidwell and Belle Tidwell

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Eula Lee Evans

From: afallon/lee <>

Subject: [VAISEY] Martha Frances Veazey abt 1844

Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 20:07:02 -0500

Here's some things I know about Martha (Fannie Mae to her daughter and step-children) She married James Franklin (Frank) Tidwell sometime after 1880 and before 1882. He had at least 6 children and together he and Fannie had one daughter Eula Lee Tidwell (not Etta) born about 1882.

Eula married William Reason Evans (they are buried at Hebron Cemetery in Montgomery County).

Fannie was completely blind by the time her grand-daughter Joy was born in 1915 and was living with her daughter in Montgomery County, MS--this house was Fannie's property as was the land in the Pine Bluff Community (at some point there were two houses with Fannie living separately)

--Sometime after she married Frank Tidwell the family moved to Montgomery County. She allowed her son-in-law to sell the house and property so the whole family (9 all totaled) to move to TN where some of her step-children had moved---that didn't pan out so to speak--a series of misfortunes befell the family ---from rabies causing a number of livestock to have to be destroyed to a tornado---Fannie and her daughter's family moved back to Montgomery County within 3 years of moving to TN. It is unclear on whose property they lived at that time or where the money came from. Eula sold butter at one point and William was a moonshiner(he spent every little of what he earned on the family and seems to have rarely been at home except for meals) Sometime near Fannie's death, her eldest grand-daughter walked all over Jackson trying to get Fannie a pension from her husband's service in the Confederacy. She got the pension but died after only receiving it for possibly 2 years.

There were 6 grandchildren and her son-in-law only out lived her by 7 years ---he was shot in 1930. Fannie died November of 1923 and was taken back to Attala County to be buried in Liberty Chapel Cemetery (if her parents are buried there their tombstones were unreadable by the time the Attala County, Cemetery Book came out) but a number of Veazeys and Lucas's (her mother's relatives most likely) are buried there also. Her tombstone is concrete and hand hewn by a relative of her son-in-law's Pete Herring. The family was so poor Fannie was taken back to Attala County on the back of a flat-bed truck. My grandmother says someone arrived late (she can't remember if it was a step-child or not) for the funeral --after the coffin had been lower in the ground---whomever this was had them lift the coffin out of the ground and open it so he could get one last look at Fannie.

Here's what I don't know exactly--when was she born? The Veazey Book says 1844 and so does the tombstone but on 1880 census her age is given as 30. That would make her 6 years younger than the tombstone says. If she was really 36 and didn't marry for another 2 years, she would have be 38 at least when she had her first child---that's not impossible but not the usual way of things(not for a first child anyway) It would stand to reason that the census age is right and the tombstone age is wrong. But I don't know?

The other thing I don't know is about her mother, but I will make that a new post.

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Birth: 1883 Death: 1942

Family links:

 William Reason Evans (1884 - 1931)*
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Burial: Hebron Cemetery Montgomery County Mississippi, USA

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Created by: Ronnie Lee ("Ron") Colli... Record added: Nov 01, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 22609112

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Age 59
Hebron Cemetery, Kilmichael, Montgomery Co, MS, United States