Martha Evans

Female12 February 1841–29 December 1890

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Evans was born on 12 February 1841, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Jacob Abashai Evans, was 50 and her mother, Mary Dain, was 39. She married Jasper Newton Light about 1867. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Wet Glaize, Camden, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 8, Erath, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 29 December 1890, in Lingleville, Erath, Texas, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in East End Cemetery, Lingleville, Erath, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jasper Newton Light
Martha Evans
Marriage: about 1867
James Robert Light
Francis M. Light
John Light
Delila Light
Mary Anne Light
Lue Vena Light
Minnie Lee Light

Sources (7)

  • Martha Evans in household of Mary Evans, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha M. Light, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Evans in entry for Mary Annie Whitacre, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1867
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas

    Age 3

    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 15

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Erath, Texas, United States

    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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