When Glenn Nelson Evans was born on 7 August 1894, in Ennice, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, his father, Berry Smith Evans, was 26 and his mother, Mary Emmadella Gentry, was 21. He married Bessie Alma Richardson in 1914, in Alleghany Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Glade Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. He died on 25 September 1954, in Ennice, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ennice, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States.
Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.