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Hamilton Evans

Birthplace: Monroe County, Ohio, United States
Death: August 18, 1899 (71)
Olena, Henderson County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Olena, Henderson County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Evans and Nancy Evans
Husband of Anna Bigger Evans
Brother of Sarah June Galbraith

Occupation: Farmer
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About Hamilton Evans

"History of Henderson County" Olena Township page 177-178. "Biographical"

"Hamilton Evans, a son of John and Nancy (McDonald) Evans, was born January 19, 1828, in Monroe county, Ohio. His father is a native of Maryland, and his mother of Pennsylvania. They were married in Pennsylvania, moved to Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana, respectively, and finally in 1836 came to Illinois and secured eighty acres of land on Sec. 3, T. 9 N., R. 5 W, Henderson county. They wintered one-fourth mile south of the present site of Olena, in a log house already built. In the following year a log cabin 16 X 18 was erected and occupied. About 1847 Mrs. Evans died, and was buried in Olena cemetery. She was the mother of twelve children. Mr. Evans next married Mrs. Sarah (Waggy) Mills. In 1858 he sold his farm to his sons John and Hamilton. After a journey to Indiana and Ohio, he bought property in Oquawka, where he lived some years. Later he located at Gladstone, where he now resides. There are two children in the last family. Hamilton Evans was raised to all the rustic duties incident to a farmer's life. He was married August 31, 1853, to Ann B. White, a native of Greene county, Ohio (or Green, Summit County, Ohio???), and who came with her father, Stephen White, to Henderson county about 1835. Mr. Evans settled one-fourth mile west of his present residence. In 1862 he occupied his present place, comprising now about 400 acres. The farm is largely the result of his own efforts and economy. In 1850 Mr. Evans, with his family, crossed the plains to California, and returned two years later." Courtesy of Ann Bowler labowler@mchsi.com

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Hamilton Evans's Timeline

January 19, 1828
Monroe County, Ohio, United States
August 18, 1899
Age 71
Olena, Henderson County, Illinois, United States
Olena, Henderson County, Illinois, United States