Biography of David H. Evans
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Evans, David H., was born in Tyre, Seneca county, December 7, 1837. His father, John G. Evans, emigrated from F ngland in 1802, when nine years of age. He was a member of the M. E. Church for fifty years, postmaster for twenty five years and justice of the peace for four years. He died July 15, 1877, aged eighty four years. David H. Evans was educated at Fort Plain Seminary, beginning his public career as a justice of the peace when twenty six years of age, and four years later was made supervisor, serving seven years. February 24, 1845, he married Catherine Wurts of Savannah, by whom he had five children: Clara B., Mary W., Edwin G., Bertha B. and Maud, who died in 1884 at six years of age. Catherine Evans died in 1885, and he married second, in 1893, Catherine L. Ransom of Montezuma. Mr. Evans represented Seneca county in the assembly in 1879 and 1880, where he served as chairman of committee on internal affairs. He was the first Republican elected in Seneca county for thirty years, He was elected to the Senate in 1882 from the 26th district, comprising the counties of Seneca, Cayuga, Tompkins and Tioga by a plurality of 4,270. Since 1880 he has been extensively engaged in farming and dealing in real estate; in 1894 holding 1,200 acres adjacent to his homestead.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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