William Parson Evans

13 July 1805–7 July 1887 (Age 82)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Parson

When William Parson Evans was born on 13 July 1805, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John Jehu Evans, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth McMurray, was 35. He married Elizabeth Ann McEwen on 4 November 1824, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 July 1887, in Heflin, Cleburne, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Evans Cemetery, Heflin, Cleburne, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Parson Evans
1805–1887
Elizabeth Ann McEwen
1804–1872
Marriage: 4 November 1824
Alexander Thomas Evans
1825–1884
Isaac Newton Evans
1830–1880
John Murroe Evans
1827–1908
James Kirkham Evans
1828–1862
William Henry Evans
1832–1875
Margaret M. Evans
1834–1880
Robert Evans
1836–1881
Greenbury Garrett Evans
1837–1911
Mary Ann Elizabeth Evans
1839–1883
Hiram Martin Evans
1841–1928
Asbury Edward Evans
1843–1847
Wesley Evans
1843–1862
Mathew Jones Evans
1845–1926
Martha M. Evans
1845–1936
Joseph Evans
1847–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 November 1824
Georgia, United States
children

(15)

    Alexander Thomas Evans

    Male1825–1884Male

    John Murroe Evans

    Male1827–1908Male

    James Kirkham Evans

    Male1828–1862Male

    Isaac Newton Evans

    Male1830–1880Male

    Male1832–1875Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1765–1862Male

    Elizabeth McMurray

    Female1770–1845Female

siblings

(15)

    Rev. Josiah J. Evans Sr.

    Male1788–1856Male

    John Evans

    Male1790–1854Male

    Nancy Evans

    Female1792–Female

    Polley Evans

    Female1793–1840Female

    Jane Larkin Evans

    Female1795–1867Female

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 14

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 25

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Welsh: patronymic from the personal name Iefan ( see Evan ), with redundant English patronymic -s.

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

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RootsWeb info

Moved with his parents to Georgia. He moved to Alabama and lived in Benton County in 1850. He was an early settler of Cleburne County and resided at Sugar Hill, just north of Heflin. A planter and a s …

Sources (3)

  • William P Evans, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm P Evans, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • William P. Evans in entry for Martha Stricklen, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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