When Jacob Embree Evans was born on 5 September 1875, in Toledo, Ozark, Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Martin Evans, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Jane Buttram, was 40. He married Martha Johnson on 17 January 1897, in Douglas, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Ozark, Missouri, United States for about 40 years and Toledo Township, Ozark, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 28 August 1963, in Thornfield, Ozark, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Thornfield Cemetery, Thornfield, Ozark, Missouri, 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.
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