George Jefferson Evans

1832–1896 (Age 64)
Hendricks, Indiana, United States

The Life of George Jefferson

When George Jefferson Evans was born in 1832, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States, his father, Scioto Evans, was 56 and his mother, Jane Clancy, was 32. He married Mary Ann Constable on 1 May 1856, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brown Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Richland Township, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died in 1896, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

George Jefferson Evans
1832–1896
Mary Ann Constable
1831–1900
Marriage: 1 May 1856
Orlando V Evans
1857–
Isellener Evans
1859–
Onoro C. Evans
1865–1938
Prusia Evans
1870–
Admiral E Evans
1871–1933
Erastus Evans
1874–
Beatrice Evans
1877–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 May 1856
Hendricks, Indiana, United States
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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 19

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George F Evans, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George J Evans in household of Jane Evans, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George J Evans, "United States Census, 1860"

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