Biography of John N. Evans
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Evans, John N., was born in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., December 25, 1842. He is a son of Nelson and Cornelia M. (Ostrander) and grandson of John Evans, farmer of New York, but died in Pennsylvania. The maternal grandfather was David Ostrander. Nelson Evans wa,s forty two years engaged in farming in Stephentown, and died in 1890. John N. married Nancy, daughter of Hiram and Frelove (Finch) Belknap of Stephentown. Mr. Belknap was a farmer and died June 4, 1868. Mrs. Belknap now resides with John N. Isaac Finch, father of Mrs. Belknap, was born at Chatham, N. Y.; he married Lucy Beers of Stephentown. The father of Isaac, James Finch, was a pioneer of Chatham. Isaac Finch was a Revolutionary soldier under Capt. Simeon Tift. To Mr. and Mrs. Evans have been born two sons: William E., farmer on the old homestead of 137 acres, which John N. bought for him in 1892; Edward M. is at home. John N. has always been a farmer and has abort 125 acres, the farm where he resides. On September 14, 1864, Mr. Evans enlisted in Co. M, 13th Heavy Artillery, and was honorably discharged June 28, 1865. He is a member of the P. Coleman Post No. 545, G. A. R. of West Stephentown.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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