John Wesley Bevins

15 April 1891–10 March 1945 (Age 53)
Speers Ferry, Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John Wesley

When John Wesley Bevins was born on 15 April 1891, in Speers Ferry, Scott, Virginia, United States, his father, Lilburn Henry Bevins, was 33 and his mother, Rebecca M Vaughn, was 34. He married Bessie Victoria Fowler on 12 May 1913, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 11, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1945. He died on 10 March 1945, in Speers Ferry, Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Indian Springs, Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

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John Wesley Bevins
Bessie Victoria Fowler
Marriage: 12 May 1913
Virginia V Bevins
Edna Grace Bevins
Buster Lee Bevins
Toney Edward Bevins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1913Hawkins, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia
    Age 2
    The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 15
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bevans .

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

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    Sources (25)

    • John Bevins, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John W Bevins, "United States Census, 1920"
    • John W Bevins, "United States Census, 1930"

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