John Preston Evans

Brief Life History of John Preston

When John Preston Evans was born on 1 March 1857, in Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Evans, was 31 and his mother, Deborah Cobb, was 34. He married Mary Magaline Upchurch in 1892, in United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Fentress, Tennessee, United States for about 43 years. He died on 1 March 1943, in Pall Mall, Fentress, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Frogge Chapel, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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John Preston Evans
Mary Magaline Upchurch
Marriage: 1892
Samuel Cornelius “Nealy” Evans
Della Mae Evans
James Evans
Timothy Carpenter Evans
Bonnie Ruie Evans

Sources (12)

  • John Evans, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Preston Evans - birth-name: John Preston Evans
  • John P. Evans, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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