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C S Evans

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Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 17:45:07

C S Evans, Proprietor of Evans' saw mill, Boonesboro; was born in New York, July 25, 1841, and in 1852, his parents moved to Illinois, he was principally rasied there, and was educated in the common schools and Eureka College, in 1861 he went to work at the wagon and carriage making trade, which he followed about fourteen years; in 1875 he started a newpaper, called the "Boonesboro News: , which he ran about eighteen months, but on account of his health he was compelled to sell out and get out-door employment; he spent two years in the mountains and returned here very much improved in health; in 1879 he bought a protable saw-mill, and has been running the same since, with good success, he belongs to company A (Linclon Guards) eighth regiment, I N G; shortly after its organization he was commissioned first lieutenant, but resigned on account of not having time to attend to the duties; December 23, 1862 he married Miss Rachel McGee, a native of Illinois, have four children: Ella J, Everett, Albert and Peter living, and one desceased.

From the 1880 Boone co history book


 

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