Biography of Ralph Evens


Evans, Ralph, Brant, was born in 1829 in the town of Manchester, Hartford county, Conn., and is the son of Levi and Marilla W. Evans, who moved from their eastern home in 1830 and settled in Brant. His father died in 1861. leaving four Sons; the oldest, Anal, lost his life in the late Rebellion. Mr. Evans is a descendant from one of seven brothers who came from Wales and settled in Connecticut before the Revolution; and his branch of the family were powder-makers. Mr. Evans left home when eighteen years old and learned the wagon-maker's trade, and carried on a shop for fourteen years in Chautauqua county. He returned to Brant in 1865, when he bought his present home, and has since been engaged in gardening and fruit raising, in which he has been very successful. He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Stanton, and they have one son, Elwin, who keeps a store at Brant Center, and one daughter, Linda.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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