Isabel Evans

Brief Life History of Isabel

When Isabel Evans was born on 8 April 1814, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, her father, Edward Evans, was 52 and her mother, Margaret Bowman, was 48. She married William J Clark on 12 August 1832, in Clay, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky, United States in 1870. She died on 14 January 1875, in Owsley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

William J Clark
1806–1864
Isabel Evans
1814–1875
Marriage: 12 August 1832
Sarah Jane Clark
1833–1889
Andrew Hamiliton Clark
1835–1898
Edward William Clark
1837–1864
Rachel Clark
1839–1886
Henry Jackson Clark
1841–1925
Martha Ann Clark
1842–1889
Lucinda Clark
1844–1853

Sources (9)

  • Tabitha Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Isabelle Evens, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Tabitha E Evans Clark, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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