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.
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.