Biography of Richard Evans
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





RICHARD EVANS, son of John and Lydia (Walker) Evans, is as the name Evans indicates, of Welsh extraction. He was born March 26, 1830, in Ridgbury, Bradford county, Pa., and his life work has been to a great extent that of a farmer. However on October 3, 1862, he enlisted in Co. G., 64th N. Y. Vols., for three years. He honorably did service until mustered out near Washington on July 14, 1865. He was promoted to be sergeant in 1864 and held that office until discharged. Like many of the Union soldiers he sacrificed his health to his country, and has never recovered sound health since his return to civil life. On December 20, 1865, Mr. Evans married Mary, daughter of Israel and Polly (Hammond) Burt. Their children are Mabel, born June 13, 1868; Hattie, born June 23, 1870; Clarence, born February 20, 1874; Mattie, born December 15, 1876. Israel P. Burt, son of Benjamin and Joanna (Purcell) Burt, was born March 19, 1801, at Ohemung, N. Y. He married Polly Hammond on December 16, 1824. Their children were Alfred S., born February 26, 1826, died February 24, 1856; Mijama, horn March 17, 1828, died August, 1884; Mary, born May 24, 1835, (married Henry Chamberlain, and had children, Ida, born October 15, 1854; Edgar, born February 24, 1858); Ann, born November, 1837; Frances, born July, 1840; Esther, born August, 1842, died July 6, 1872; Sally, born April11, 1850; John, born November 24, 1852.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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