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Josiah Evans

Josiah J. Evans  cash-claimed a quarter in Section 4, 4N 46W in 1891 - and about six miles northeast a quarter in 5N 46W, next to Henry D. Evans..

1888 "Mr. Evans, of 5-47, sold his relinquishment last week to F.A. Williams, and has gone to Denver."

He was born January 10, 1856 in Stoutland Missouri to Oliver and Mary DAIN Evans, and was there in the 1860-1870-1880 census. About 1876 he married Sarah Paralee Miller, and they had Lura Evans August 16, 1877,  James Harley Evans July 21, 1880, Emma Laura Evans October 14, 1882, Myrtle Evans January 7, 1884, John Oliver Evans September 24, 1888 IN COLORADO, Anna Florence Evans October 4, 1890 in Sweetwater, Nebraska, and Hettie Evans December 20, 1893..

Name: Josiah J Evans
Age in 1860: 4
Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1860: Auglaize, Camden, Missouri
Gender: Male
Post Office: Cherry
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Oliver Evans 28
Elizabeth A Evans 24
Josiah J Evans 4
James H Evans 2
Name: Joseph J. Evans
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1880:
Stoutland, Camden, Missouri page 10 dis 8, enum 39
Seborn Elliott was page 6, dis 8,enum 39
So they were two pages aprat.
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah P. Evans
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: Farmer

Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph J. Evans 24
Sarah P. Evans 20
Leura I. Evans 3
Name: J J Evans
Age: 44
Birth Date: Jan 1856
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Joplin Ward 5, Jasper, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah Evans
Marriage Year: 1876
Years Married: 24
Household Members:
Name Age
J J Evans grocery salesman 44
Sarah Evans 39
Harley Evans 19
Emma Evans 17
Myrtle Evans 16
John Evans 11
Florence Evans 9
Hettie Evans 7
Frank Curtis 25
Name: Joseph J Evans
Age in 1910: 53
Birth Year: 1857
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1910: Duenweg, Jasper, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah P Evans
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph J Evans 53
Sarah P Evans 49
Florence Evans 19
Hettie Evans 16
Harley J Evans 30
Lottie Evans 18
Adran Evans 0

The tree says Saran died February 16, 1928 in Orange County.


1930 Orange County Ca Joseph is 74, widowed, with William F. Curtis son-in-law, Emma L. 46 daughter.  Neva L Curtis daughter 27, Raymond F 18 son, Norman E. son 15, Geraldine M 10, and Catherine L. 6.



One Web posting says "family lore says my Maternal Grandmother, Emma Laura EVANS was born 10-4-1882 in Stoutland, Camden, Missouri to Josiah J. EVANS (b. 1-10-1855, d. 2-2-1940) and Sarah Parlee Miller Evans ((b. 5-5-1860, d. 2-16-28) Emma married William Frank Curtis 7-1-1900, they settled in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, had ten children, left and resettled in La Habra, Orange, California. Does this fit to anyone's family?"

Loma Vista Memorial Park, Orange County, California has "Beloved Father Joseph J. Evans , 1856-1940, Rest in Peace.

In the same cemetery is James Harley Evans -July 21, 1880 - June 26, 1948, with spouse Charlotte Lavina KIRKLAND Evans 1892-1983

Emma Laura Curtis born October 4, 1882 in Missouri, died October 24, 1955 in Orange County, - Mother's maiden name Miller, Father's surname Evans.

John Oliver Evans registered for WWI in Pulaski County Missouri, saying he was born September 24, 1888 in COLE COUNTY COLORADO.  He's a farmer, with a wife and two children

John O. Evans born September 24, 1888 in Colorado, died July 24, 1962 in Los Angeles.

Florence Evans married Ralph Ashworth September 24, 1911 in Joplin Missouri, had some kids, and is buried in Joplin.

Hettie Francis Everitt, born December 20 1893, died March 3, 1951 in Orange County.    Hettie married Ira Lafe Everett October 15, 1911 in Joplin.  In 1930 she was in Orange County, married to Ira L. Everitt, 38, a service station manager.  They have Junior C. 15 Missouri  and Mildred L. 11. California.  They were in La Habra in 1920, where Ira was an auto mechanic.

Ira died in 1953 in Orange County.


Besides the cash-claim, Henry D. had a "general scrip Patent"  issued March 2, 1893 for a quarter in section 13, 5N 46W,   Names on the document were John Nicholls, Henry D. Evans, and James L. Bradford.  Nicholls and Bradford were also listed on a dozen other claims, in Yuma and Kit Carson Counties, in the 1892-1893 time period. 

Now in 1870 Auglaize, Camden Missouri is a HENRY Evans, 5, born Missouri, with J.C. 37 Tennessee and Sarah 40 Tennessee Evans.  He would be ten years younger than Josiah.  Both Oliver and J.C. were born in Tennessee.

One Ancestry tree says Oliver and John C. were sons of Jacob Abashai Evans and Mary A. Dain.

The tree says Henry was born in Missouri in 1864, and married Alice Bertha Smith in 1895 (but the 1900 census of Camden County has Henry and Alice married 15 years, with  Sarah C. and Bertis L. , 

Stoutland Cemetery, Laclede County has Henry D. Evans - April 1 1864 - April 23, 1954 with Louisa MILLER Evans  October 13 1866-January 27 1923

"Loisa Allice Evans" 1923 death certificate said her husband was H.D. Evans.

and they had

Sarah Carrie Evans (1886-1963) - married Dr. Charles Earnest Carlton (1876-1956)  (Carrie was his second wife - Georgiana Ricord Carlton 1876-1921)

Bertis Lee Evans (1893-1967) married Lola Evelyn Winfrey.  Stoutland Cemetery, Laclede County MO has Bertis L. Evans - May 14, 1893  Nov 17, 1967 on the same stone as Lola E. Evans July 26, 1892 April 3, 1959..  Son Harold Dorfson Evans 1919-1993

The 1920 Laclede County census has Henry D. and Alice L. living alone, farming.

On the same census page are John C. Evans 87, with wife Emma 59.

Next household is Charles E. Carlton, 43, Georgiana 43, Earnest M 14, and Marjorie 8.  Charles is a physician.

In 1930 and 1940 Henry D. is married to Bertha E. twenty years younger.  He's still farming in 1940 at the age of 76.

Henry's death certificate said his father was John C. Evans, mother Sarah B. Hillhouse, and wife was Alice.  Bertha was the informant.  It said he was born April 1st 1864 near Stoutland.

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