PROF. B. D. EVANS, M. D., Williamstown, was born in Hardy County, Va. (now Cest Virginia), June 16, 1829, son
of Joseph and Elizabeth (Stofer) Evans, the former of whom, a son of Joseph Evans, a native of Wales, devoted his
life principally to farming. He served in the war of 1812, and died at the age of ninety.one years. The subject
of this sketch made his residence in various places previous to coming to this county in 1862, since which date
he has practiced his profession, that of medicine and surgery, at Cilliamstown, with success. The Doctor also keeps
a drug store, and has been postmaster of Williamstown for some time. He studied medicine under Dr. Frank Powers,
of Delaware County, Ohio, and later took a full course in the Physio-Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati. For
three years he held the position of professor of physiology and obstetrics in the Medical University of Ohio. Dr.
Evans has been twice married; first, December 24, 1850, to Delila Kepler, and afterward May 17, 1874, to Mary E.
Cramer. The Doctor has seven children now living, four by his first marriage: Byron C., Frances E., Helen C. and
Kepler; and three by his second: Edith R., Mary C. and Edward B. In politics the Doctor is a Democrat; in religious
conviction a Spiritualist.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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