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Generation No. 3

     3.  Amanda Miller3 Evans (William Parke2, Jesse1) was born October 21, 1833 in Downingtown, Chester Co., Pa, and died October 17, 1917 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.  She married Zacheus Cheney January 10, 1853 in San Francisco, Ca., son of Elijah Cheney and Achsa Thompson.  He was born April 22, 1818 in Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, and died March 07, 1898 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.

More About Amanda Miller Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah

Notes for Zacheus Cheney:
Purchased 27 acre farm from Henry S. Dalton on November 4, 1857, in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah, after serving in Mormon Battalion, marrying his first wife, Mary
Ann Fisher, who died one week after the birth of their first child in Dec. 1850.  He ran a brick making business with Joseph Balie in San Francisco.  He married Amanda Evans two years later, and they went to Utah during the general gathering of Mormons to Utah in 1857,  in the company of Hannah Roberts Benner Evans, Amanda's mother, and her younger siblings.

More About Zacheus Cheney and Amanda Evans:
Marriage: January 10, 1853, San Francisco, Ca.
Children of Amanda Evans and Zacheus Cheney are:
     8     i.     Emma Rosalia4 Cheney, born November 12, 1853 in San Francisco, Ca.; died Unknown.  She married Thomas Snoden Rowland; born Unknown; died Unknown.
     9     ii.     Frances Ascha Cheney, born November 29, 1857 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died January 01, 1932 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.

Notes for Frances Ascha Cheney:
Never married, taught school.

More About Frances Ascha Cheney:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville City Cemetery, Davis Co., Utah

+     10     iii.     Hannah Etta Cheney, born February 12, 1861 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Unknown.
     11     iv.     Zacheus Cheney, born February 27, 1864 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died January 29, 1939.  He married Emily Williams January 29, 1893; born November 17, 1872; died August 01, 1947.

More About Emily Williams:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah

More About Zacheus Cheney and Emily Williams:
Marriage: January 29, 1893

+     12     v.     William Evans Cheney, born May 13, 1866; died Unknown.
     13     vi.     Amanda Isabella Cheney, born May 05, 1870 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Unknown.  She married Arthur Margets; born Unknown; died Unknown.
     14     vii.     Joseph Leroy Cheney, born August 19, 1877 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died April 08, 1936.  He married Alice Cannon; born January 11, 1882 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died Unknown.

More About Joseph Leroy Cheney:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah


     4.  Jonathan Benner3 Evans (William Parke2, Jesse1) was born July 31, 1837 in Downingtown, Chester, Pa.USA, and died February 19, 1883 in Centerville, Utah, USA.  He married Josephine Smithson Harman July 07, 1860 in Centerville, Utah, USA, daughter of James Harman and Mary Smithson.  She was born March 16, 1845 in Monroe Co., Mississippi USA, and died October 13, 1927 in Centerville, Utah, USA.

Notes for Jonathan Benner Evans:
He was born in Downington, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, in 1837, after his parents had converted to the Latter Day Saints Religion.  In 1846, when he was 9 years old, his family boarded the Ship Brooklyn for its voyage "around the horn" to San Francisco.  When his father died in 1851, as a result of injuries suffered in a sulky racing accident, he was 14 years old, and the eldest son of a widow with five children.  San Francisco was a bustling, busy town, and no doubt, though his mother continued with the tailoring trade, there were many and various ways that he could help financially.  It is possible that he jockeyed horses also.  In 1857 his mother moved her family to Utah, arriving in Centerville, Davis County in November of that year.  He would have been 20 years old.  

He married Josephine Smithson Harman,  who came into Utah as a member of the group known as "The Mississippi Saints", and whose family also was deeply involved in raising, training and racing horses, in 1860.

His first son, William Benner Evans, was born in 1862.  Within the next twenty years he fathered 11 more children, the last being born seven months after his death in February, 1883, just short of his 46th Birthday.  His widow, whom he had married when she was 15, was just 37 years old.

Conflicting information is as follows:
From Warren's History  Utah Since Statehood :  " Jonathan Benner Evans, deceased, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, July 31, 1834.  He became a resident of Davis county in pioneer times where he remained until his death, which occurred in February, 1883, when he was about forty-nine years of age.  His parents were William and Hannah R. (Benner) Evans, who were also natives of the Keystone state,  In 1847 they removed to California, making their way to San Francisco on the ship Brookland, where the father died in 1852.  The mother with her family afterward came to Utah, establishing her home at Centerville in 1857, and throughout her remaining days she continued a resident of that place.  There family numbered five children, of whom one daughter, Mrs. Jennette Decker, is still living.  She is, however, now a widow.
Jonathan Benner Evans was reared and educated largely in California, having been a youth of eight years when the family made their way to the Pacific Coast.  he was twenty-two years of age when he came to Utah and for many years he was widely known as a horseman of this state, following the races.  He also engaged in farming and in freighting and thus remained active in business for an extended period.
In 1861 Mr. Evans was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Harman, who was born in Monroe County, Mississippi and in 1847 came to Utah.  In 1849 they (Harman family) removed to California, settling in Auburn, Placer county, where the father followed mining for three years.  There he passed away in 1852 and in 1859 the mother and her family returned to Utah and established her home at Centerville, Davis county.  She passed away in 1897.  By her marriage she had become the mother of six children, of whom two are yet living.  To Mr. and Mrs. Evans were born twelve children:  William B.; Samuel N.; Sarah J., the wife of Charles Burton; Eliza J., the wife of Alonzo A. Berry; Monroe S.; John T.; Hannah M.; Fred W.; Seth B.; George E.; Ralph T.; and Jonathan Benner.  All the above named are living.  There are eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Mr. Evans passed away in February, 1883, and is still survived by his widow, who yet occupies the old homestead at Centerville on which they located soon after their marriage.

Jonathan Benner Evans' death in Feb. 1883, was allegedy caused by "inflamation of the bowels".  In retrospect, the family felt it was a ruptured appendix.

The Census for 1880, Centerville Precinct, Davis County, Utah, Disrict 15, Page #32, Dwelling #82, Family #87, indicated Jonathan Benner Evans was "Housebound" and "Feeble". Ten children were listed with him at that time.  There is an individual named Charles B. Barnes, (Garnes?) nephew, 6 years old, attending school, also listed in his household.  Charles was alleged to have been born in Utah, his father in Philadelphia, and his mother in Mississippi.

His sons and grandsons remained involved in raising and racing horses.

His tombstone reads:  Jonathn A. Evans, 1837-1883.  Centerville Cemetery, Davis County, Utah. ( Plot A Block 16, Lot 2, Space 5)

Notes for Josephine Smithson Harman:
This letter, written by Josephine Harman Evans, is self-explanatory

Centerville, Utah
July 12, 1926

Daughters of Utah Pioneers:
In answer to your request I am sending you a brief history of myself and the rest of the pioneers of 1847.  I was born in Monroe Co., Mississippi March 16, 1845.  I left Mississippi the following year with my parents, James Harman and Mary Ann Blanks Smithson Harman, and one brother and two sisters for the west via Nauvoo, Illinois.
My brother's name was James Bartley and sisters Paralee America and Sarah Elizabeth and one sister was left in Mississippi, Mary Eliza by name.  I had one brother John Taylor who was born on the way to Salt Lake.  He was born on the same day of the month that the church was organized only seventeen years later, in Pueblo.  My parents' kinsfolks call me 'Jo".  I was named for the Prophet Joseph Smith only my name is Josephine instead of joseph.
We arrived in Salt Lake on the 29th day of July, 1847.  We were to meet the other company of Saints at Fort Laramie but we missed them by four days and followed on after them.  We had gone to Pueblo the previous year and stayed there during the winter of 1846 and spring of 1847.  My father went up to Nauvoo a number of years before and was baptized and had his endowments there.  He knew the Prophet Joseph very well.  I know many things very wonderful that I heard him tell of the prophet and amongst some of them were his martyrdom.
We had two ox teams and two cows on leaving Nauvoo (should say Mississippi) and arrived here with them.  We lived in the old fort square for two years.  My father and Dimick Huntington opened up a blacksmith shop in the old fort.  After staying there for two years we left for California in the spring of 1849.  Lived in Auburn, California for eight years.  My parents ran a hotel and it was a gathering place for the Latter-day Saints missionaries.  I remember as many as fifteen Elders being there at one time and for eight years we housed and entertained as many as came there.  My parents done well in their hotel.  Father died there and we came back to Utah.  When President Brigham young called the Saints back we were in Carson City, Nevada.  Two years before coming to Utah two of my sisters got married while we were away from Utah.
My father went back to Mississippi by way of Panama and brought the oldest sister to California.  We arrived back in Salt Lake with two saddle horses, one two-horse team and a four-mule team.  We settled here in Centerville.  I was married when I was fifteen years old to Jonathan Benner Evans.  He was a Ship Brooklyn pioneer to California.  He arrived there on the 31st of July, 1846.  I am the mother of twelve children.  I have been a widow over forty-two years.  The first death of any of my children was a year ago, Decoration Day, May 30, 1925.  My mother taught me to spin and to weave and to make all kinds of clothing from cotton, linen, and wool.  We made our own dye stuff and soap, our own flour and bread.  I have helped to drive and kill crickets and grasshoppers.  My mother was the first president of the Relief Society here in Centerville.  I remember the building of the Tabernacle and the Salt Lake Theater.  I was there with my husband on the opening night.  I remember most of the prominent historical events in Utah and lots of them of California and Nevada.  I will not try to mention them for I assume that you have them far more accurate than I can write them.

My children are:  William Benner, Samuel Nevers, Sarah Josephine, Eliza Jennette, Monroe Salsbury, John Taylor, Hannah Mary, Fredrick Williamson, Seth Bartlett, George Emory, Ralph Thompson and Jonathan Benner.
I am yours respectfully,
(signed) Josephine Smithson Harman Evans.

Mrs. Evans passed away in Centerville, Utah, October 13, 1927 at the age of 83 years.

More About Josephine Smithson Harman:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville City Cem., Davis Co., Utah

More About Jonathan Evans and Josephine Harman:
Marriage: July 07, 1860, Centerville, Utah, USA
Children of Jonathan Evans and Josephine Harman are:
     15     i.     William Benner4 Evans, born May 21, 1862 in Centerville, Utah; died August 28, 1936 in Centerville, Utah.

Notes for William Benner Evans:
William never married.  He was the oldest of twelve children, just 21 years old when his father died.  He took over as head of household, farmed their ten acres of land, cobbled shoes, cut hair, cooked, canned foodstuffs, was the carpenter, furrier, businessman, and trained horses for racing.

He appears in Census for June 9th, 1900, Park Precinct, Park City, Enum. Dist. #141, living with his brother-in-law, Alonzo Berry.  He was Barn Foreman.

More About William Benner Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville City Cem., Davis Co., Utah

     16     ii.     Samuel Nevers Evans, born November 05, 1863 in Centerville, Utah; died May 30, 1925 in Pocatello, Idaho.  He married (1) Pearl E. Yeaw; born Unknown; died Unknown.  He married (2) Adah Obery; born Unknown; died Unknown.

More About Samuel Nevers Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah

+     17     iii.     Sarah Josephine Evans, born May 25, 1866 in Centerville, Utah; died September 11, 1947 in Monrovia, Los Angeles, Ca..
+     18     iv.     Eliza Jeanette Evans, born January 14, 1868 in Centerville, Ut, USA; died November 30, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Ut. USA.
+     19     v.     Salisbury Monroe Evans, born October 28, 1869 in Centerville, Utah; died November 27, 1951 in Newman, California.
+     20     vi.     John Taylor Evans, born September 05, 1871 in Centerville, Utah; died April 17, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
     21     vii.     Hannah Mary Evans, born May 17, 1873 in Centerville, Utah; died January 13, 1961 in Centerville, Utah.

More About Hannah Mary Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville City Cem. Davis Co., Utah

     22     viii.     Frederick Williamson Evans, born September 02, 1875 in Centerville, Utah; died April 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He married Margaret Elizabeth Ripley June 06, 1917; born Abt. 1875 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Unknown.

More About Frederick Evans and Margaret Ripley:
Marriage: June 06, 1917

+     23     ix.     Seth Bartlett Evans, born September 17, 1877 in Centerville, Utah; died March 21, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
     24     x.     George Emory Evans, born December 23, 1879 in Centerville, Utah; died June 10, 1945 in Centerville, Utah.

More About George Emory Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville city Cem., Davis Co., Utah

     25     xi.     Ralph Thompson Evans, born September 19, 1881 in Centerville, Utah; died July 21, 1965 in North Hollywood, California.  He married Annette Tucker; born Unknown; died Unknown.
     26     xii.     Jonathan Benner Evans, born September 18, 1883 in Centerville, Utah; died October 22, 1933.  He married LaRue LNU; died Unknown.

Notes for Jonathan Benner Evans:
Was allegedly married four times.  Josephine Smith Harman Evan's obituary indicates he was living in Los Angeles at the time of her death in 1927.


     5.  Parley Pratt3 Evans (William Parke2, Jesse1) was born March 18, 1839 in Downingtown, Chester Co., Pa, and died October 21, 1912 in Park City, Summit Co., Utah.  He married (1) Jennie E. Priestly.  She was born 1843 in Downington, Chester Co., Pa., and died Unknown.  He married (2) Susan Elizabeth Davidson 1861 in California.  She was born November 18, 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, and died June 08, 1894 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.

Notes for Parley Pratt Evans:
Bancrofts Pioneer Registry and Index to California History, Vol. II, page 795, lists  " Parley P. Evans, 1847, nat. of Penn; son of Wm, age 6 years; in '55 messenger in the assembly at Sac.:  I have a letter from him in Utah '84."

More About Parley Pratt Evans:
Burial: Unknown, City Cemetery, Park City, Utah

More About Susan Elizabeth Davidson:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah

More About Parley Evans and Susan Davidson:
Marriage: 1861, California
Children of Parley Evans and Susan Davidson are:
+     27     i.     Edward Parley4 Evans, born September 05, 1862 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died Unknown.
+     28     ii.     George Musgrove Evans, born October 31, 1864 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died December 17, 1932 in Park City, Utah.
     29     iii.     Ada Evans, born 1865; died Unknown.
     30     iv.     Ida Evans, born 1865; died Unknown.
+     31     v.     Frank Benner Evans, born December 25, 1866 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died December 01, 1918 in Park City, Utah.
+     32     vi.     Hannah Amanda Evans, born December 31, 1869 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died Abt. 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
+     33     vii.     Lafayette Granger Evans, born February 24, 1872 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died Unknown.
+     34     viii.     Lucy Janette Evans, born January 31, 1873 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died Unknown.
+     35     ix.     Drucilla Elizabeth Evans, born January 31, 1873 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Unknown.
+     36     x.     William Walter Evans, born April 25, 1875 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died Unknown.
     37     xi.     John Wallace Evans, born April 25, 1875 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died January 06, 1900 in Park City, Utah.

More About John Wallace Evans:
Burial: Unknown, City Cemetery, Park City, Utah

     38     xii.     Zacharias Cheney Evans, born 1877 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Unknown.
     39     xiii.     Pearl Evans, born July 30, 1877 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died October 18, 1877.
     40     xiv.     Standish Ralph Evans, born March 26, 1880; died July 24, 1891.

More About Standish Ralph Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah

     41     xv.     Carrie Evans, born October 20, 1882; died Unknown.


     6.  William Hines3 Evans (William Parke2, Jesse1) was born June 09, 1843 in Downingtown, Chester Co., Pa, and died August 18, 1910 in Centerville, Utah.  He married Phoebe Emiline Smith January 10, 1876 in Centerville, Utah, daughter of William Smith and Emeline Leavitt.  She was born November 21, 1855 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah, and died April 15, 1939 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.

More About William Hines Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah
Cause of Death: Chronic Pneumonia

More About Phoebe Emiline Smith:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville City Cem., Davis Co., Utah

More About William Evans and Phoebe Smith:
Marriage: January 10, 1876, Centerville, Utah
Children of William Evans and Phoebe Smith are:
+     42     i.     William Walter4 Evans, born October 30, 1876 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died November 11, 1934.
     43     ii.     Joseph Smith Evans, born June 13, 1878 in Centerville, Utah; died September 06, 1953.  He married Myrtle Rowen January 11, 1911; born 1882 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Unknown.

More About Joseph Evans and Myrtle Rowen:
Marriage: January 11, 1911

     44     iii.     Charles L. Evans, born June 09, 1880 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died July 10, 1880 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.
+     45     iv.     Lula Emeline Evans, born July 10, 1881 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died November 15, 1953.
+     46     v.     Evaline Evans, born August 09, 1884 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died June 28, 1933.
+     47     vi.     Horton Haight Evans, born March 11, 1886 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died September 22, 1959.
     48     vii.     George Elmer Evans, born February 24, 1889; died June 24, 1958.  He married unmarried; died Unknown.

More About George Elmer Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville City Cem., Davis Co., Utah

     49     viii.     Byron Delbert Evans, born July 06, 1891 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died December 20, 1952 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.  He married Mae Regan April 19, 1917; born October 08, 1889 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died February 11, 1967 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.

More About Byron Delbert Evans:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville City Cem., Davis Co., Utah

More About Mae Regan:
Burial: Unknown, Centerville City Cem., Davis Co., Utah

More About Byron Evans and Mae Regan:
Marriage: April 19, 1917

     50     ix.     Afton Leone Evans, born September 18, 1894 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Unknown.  She married Royal Barney Hogan May 02, 1925; born 1890 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Unknown.

More About Royal Hogan and Afton Evans:
Marriage: May 02, 1925

+     51     x.     Hilda Evans, born April 06, 1896 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died September 02, 1983.


     7.  Janette Hines3 Evans (William Parke2, Jesse1) was born January 08, 1849 in San Francisco, Ca., and died August 10, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She married (1) Nathaniel Garn July 20, 1868 in Centerville, Utah, son of Philip Garn and Mary Fought.  He was born May 01, 1849 in Jackson, Sandusky, Ohio, and died May 1872 in Ophir, Utah.  She married (2) Austin Decker August 31, 1878 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He was born 1848 in ?, and died 1888 in Park City, Utah.

Notes for Janette Hines Evans:
Born in the two story frame house on Broadway between Powell and Mason Streets before there were house numbers assigned to the houses.  The bedroom windows located along the front of the upper story looked out onto the street, and had a white, picket fence with a gate opening into the street.  She was two years old when her father was brought home from the sulky races where he had been injured in an accident.  He died in March, 1851. (From Floyd Garn Hatch, in a telephone conversation, 1998.)

Her mother provided for the family by tailoring, her oldest brother Jonathan Benner found plenting of work around the bustling city.

When, in 1857, her mother and family prepared to move to Utah, at the urging of Brigham Young, they fitted out and left with Jennet's brother-in-law Zacheus Cheney, and other Mormons from California.  They arrived at Carson Valley, Nevada, and with other Mormons, stayed, poised on the edge of of the Nevada Desert, for three months,  At this time she probably met the Garns, who were vacating their home in Carson Valley, to return to Davis County, Utah.  Article by Mr. Therlow Douglass, Nevada State Journal, Dec. 26, 1941, states that the Harman Family took over the Garns farm.  Other Mormons leaving the valleys of Western Nevada at that time were from Davis County, as well:  Cherry, Layton, etc.

She married Nathaniel Garn in 1868.  He died of Silicosis in May, 1872.  She married Austin Decker in 1878.  He died of Silicosis in 1888.  Decker left her about $3,000 in insurance money, which she used to build a house, and rented the old one to provide income for herself and her daughter.

When her daughter, Amanda Janette Garn married her boarder, August Lubeck in 1888, they returned to Park City where the three lived together.  

The Park City fire of 1898 burned almost every dwelling in the town, including both her homes. For several years after, Janette and her daughter took in laundry and did mending.  For more about the Park City fire, see Notes for Hannah Amanda Evans Kimball.

More About Janette Hines Evans:
Burial: August 10, 1929, Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Fact 1: a.k.a. Mary Ann Janette Himes Evans

Notes for Nathaniel Garn:
Worked in the mines at Ophir, Utah, shortly after his marriage.  Died of Silicosis May 12, 1872, age 39

More About Nathaniel Garn:
Burial: Unknown, Salt Lake City, Cemetery

More About Nathaniel Garn and Janette Evans:
Marriage: July 20, 1868, Centerville, Utah

Notes for Austin Decker:
Austin Decker, second husband of Mary Ann Jennett Evans, was an orphan, served in the Union army during the Civil War.  After his marriage he worked at Ontario Mill in Park City, where his two brothers-in-law, Jonathan Benner Evans and Parley Pratt Evans were already employed as hard-rock miners.  Austin died of Silicosis in 1888, about age 42.

More About Austin Decker and Janette Evans:
Marriage: August 31, 1878, Salt Lake City, Utah
Children of Janette Evans and Nathaniel Garn are:
+     52     i.     Amanda Janette4 Garn, born May 18, 1869 in Centerville, Utah; died August 26, 1953 in Bakersfield, Ca..
     53     ii.     Hannah Mary Garn, born April 20, 1871 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah; died Abt. July 1871 in Centerville, Utah.