Harrison County Iowa Genealogy


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Charles W. EVANS, an enterprising farmer of section 26, Washington Township, came to Harrison County in the spring of 1881, and not being possessed of an over abundance of this world's goods, but being possessed of that spirit which wins, he worked two years by the month, and in the autumn of 1882, in company with Lem CUTCHALL, purchased one hundred and twenty acres of improved land on section 26. Our subject borrowed his share of the money with which to make his first payment of $500. In the autumn of 1883, he sold his interest to his partner, and bought his present farm, which tract contained one hundred and sixty acres. Subsequently he added forty acres more, the last-named piece being on section 24.

Mr. EVANS was born in Huntington County, Pa., November 7, 1855; he remained under the paternal roof until the spring of 1881, when he came to Harrison County, Iowa. He was married in Shelby County, Iowa, February 7, 1884, to Miss Cassie A. SHIRK, by which union one child has been born--Sarah E., May 29, 1885.

Our subject's father Samuel D. EVANS, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., September 5, 1832. When a boy his parents removed to Huntington County, where he remained until 1871, then moved to Fulton County, Pa., where he spent the remainder of his days, dying January 10, 1877. The mother of our subject, Elizabeth J. (RAMSEY) EVANS, was born in Fulton County, Pa., lived there until her marriage, and still clings to that locality in her old age. Mr. and Mrs. EVANS were the parents of ten children, our subject being the second in number.

Politically our subject is identified with the Democratic party, and in religious matters he and his wife are in sympathy with the Presbyterian Church.

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