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Generation No. 6

     80.  Benjamin Franklin6 Smithson (William5, Marson Cox4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born March 19, 1825 in Jefferson Co., Alabama, and died February 03, 1904 in Comal Co., Texas.  He married Auguste Vogel January 09, 1856 in Comal Co., Texas.  She was born 1845 in Comal Co., Texas, and died January 25, 1909 in Comal Co., Texas.

More About Benjamin Smithson and Auguste Vogel:
Marriage: January 09, 1856, Comal Co., Texas
Child of Benjamin Smithson and Auguste Vogel is:
+     165     i.     Louisa7 Smithson, born November 05, 1856 in Comal Co., Texas; died January 07, 1941 in Comal Co., Texas.


     113.  John L.6 Smithson (William Cox5, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born Abt. 1852 in California, and died June 26, 1917 in Ely, White Pine, Nevada.  He married Sabina LNU.  She was born Abt. 1855 in Utah, and died Unknown.
Children of John Smithson and Sabina LNU are:
     166     i.     Lusinda7 Smithson, born Abt. 1875; died Unknown.
     167     ii.     William R. Smithson, born Abt. 1876; died Unknown.
     168     iii.     Ida Smithson, born Abt. 1879; died Unknown.


     121.  Mary Eliza6 Harman (Mary Ann Blanks5 Smithson, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born April 03, 1830 in Pendleton, Anderson, So. Carolina, and died March 09, 1913 in Carson City, Nevada.  She married Samuel Andrews Nevers October 10, 1859 in Probably Carson, Nevada, son of Ebenezer Nevers and Sarah Andrews.  He was born March 01, 1824 in Boston, Massachusetts, and died May 31, 1889 in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada.

Notes for Mary Eliza Harman:
Called 'Elizabeth' by her family, she remained in Mississippi with unknown relatives (probably her grandmother Lucy or her grandmother Sarah Weatherford Smithson)  in order to finish her education, when her family came west with the Mormons.  James, her father,  went from Auburn, Ca., to Mississippi to reunite her with the family in 1851.  She remained in California until her widowed mother moved to Genoa, Carson Valley, Utah Territory in 1857.  After her marriage there to Samuel Nevers, (her parents' bookkeeper) it is known that she took a young Washoe Indian (Charles Nevers) into her home and raised him along with her own children, a common practice in her parent's families in Mississippi. Charlie Nevers died in Carson City, December, 1902.

 After the death of her husband and both children in 1888-1889, Ira Lee Winters (son of John Devers Winters and Sarah Elizabeth Harman -sister of Mary Eliza) came to live with her.  Ira Lee Winters was 11 years old when his mother Sarah Elizabeth died.  His only brother John Lathrop Winters was 12 years older, and away from home.  The interview made by the Reno newspaper in 1941 suggested that he was ignored and neglected by his busy father, and that he found life in Nevada superior to Fresno, CA.  Ira inherited Mary Eliza's estate after her death in 1913.

 The large barn on the property in 1941 was constructed of lumber used for the arena to stage the Johnson-Jeffries fight in Reno in 1911.  Her nephew, Ira, had it transported  to Carson.  Two artesian wells provide water at the Nevers/Winters ranch.

She is buried at the Nevers Family Plot, Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nevada.  The stone for this family are all pink granite, as was the stone for James Harman, at Harman Hill, near Auburn, California.  Florence presumes that  the family members in Carson City placed James' grave marker.

Notes for Samuel Andrews Nevers:
From History of Nevada Thompson and West, 1881, pg 533.  "His ancestors as far back as Mr. Nevers can recollect were New England people...Young Nevers was educated in the common and high schools of his native city; during his minority following the calling of book-keeper.  On the first day of March, 1849, he bid adieu to the scenes of his childhood, and started in pursuit of fortune in the golden state of California, coming by way of Cape Horn, in the ship 'Sweden'.  On the third day of August, of the same year he landed in San Francisco, and without delay proceeded to the mines on Big Bar, at Mokelumne, San Juaquin County.  After one month's trial in search of the golden nuggets, he returned to San Francisco and spent the winter.  In June of the year 1850 he went to the mines on American River and worked at Rattlesnake Bar until the Fall of 1850, at which time he crossed the mountains to Nevada and located in Eagle Valley, arriving there October 14."  Florence's note:  Rattlesnake Bar was a large community of miners, near which was an area called Mississippi Bar, near Harman Hill.  Mrs. Thurlow Douglas, writing for the Nevada State Journal, On December 26, 1941, which article appears to include an interview with Ira Winters, ( the Nevers' nephew, who at that time was still a member of the State Assembly) states that Nevers went to the mines on the American River in June, 1850 and here he met the Harmans.  He was engaged as their bookkeeper.  Nevers and Eliza were married October 10, 1858.  The Thompson and West text states further:  "As a farmer, Mr. Nevers has been successful, through strict attention to business, and has sold his crops some seasons at fabulous prices.   Hay $500 per ton and potatoes as high as $100 per ton.  In politics (he) was a Republican but held no office except that of County Commissioner."

Thompson and West credit Nevers with building the first dwelling in Eagle Valley pg  531.  Ira Winters, in the biographical article for Nevada State Journal, Dec. 26, 1941 (Mrs. Thurlow Douglas), stated that the old Nevers home was originally a modest cottage, the home of Jim Garnes,  an original Mormon settler of what became Carson City.  When Garn left for Utah in 1857 it was take over by the Harmans.  Nevers, the bookkeeper for ( now) widow Mary Ann Harman and her six children enlarged the cottage to nine rooms.  He married Eliza in October 1858/9, and Mary Ann and other children left for Utah in 1859.

Note that Nevers and his two children all died within a few months of one another in 1888/89.  The cause was said to be typhoid.  He is buried at the Nevers Family Plot, Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nevada.

From Pioneers of the Ponderosa, by Myra Sauer Ratay, 1973, pg. 9.  "Many times Indian youths were reared by white families as was Charlie Nevers of Carson City and Johnson Sides of Franktown.  In the case of Charlie Nevers, who was taken into the home of the Samuel Nevers family and sent to school, same as whites," the news reporter for the Nevada Appeal of December 2, 1902, considered it a waste of effort, as Nevers, after his marriage, endeavored to return to his stolid Indian heritage and lose all his white ways."

Nevada State Census for 1875, Ormsby County shows:

S.A. Nevers - 51 M white  Rancher, born Massachusetts
M. Nevers   - 45 F white  born Mississippi
S. Nevers    -19 F white born Nevada
J.W. Nevers - 6 M while born Nevada.

More About Samuel Nevers and Mary Harman:
Marriage: October 10, 1859, Probably Carson, Nevada
Children of Mary Harman and Samuel Nevers are:
     169     i.     Sarah Henrietta7 Nevers, born 1861 in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada; died January 1888 in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada.

Notes for Sarah Henrietta Nevers:
Note that Sarah, her brother and her father all died within a short time of one another.  The cause was said to be typhoid.  Sarah was educated at Miss Hannah Clapp's school in Carson, and as she had artistic inclinations, she became a pianist of ability, and some of her paintings won prizes at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.  (Florence's note:  She would have been age16 in 1876)  The rosewood piano, in Ira Winter's home in 1941. was the one transported around the Horn, a gift to Sarah Henrietta from her parents.  See article by Mrs. Thurlow Douglas, Nevada State Journal, Dec. 26, 1941.  She is buried at the Nevers Family Plot, Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nevada.

Nevada State Census records for 1875 show here as age 19, making her date of birth 1856, making her a more probable age for submitting paintings at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.

Following is a copy of  a letter written to Sarah Josephine Evans, from Henrietta Nevers, December 3, 1874, from Carson City, Nevada:

Dear Cousin Sally:  I have been writing to grandma so thought I would write you a few lines.  All well except myself and I have a slight attack of scarlet fever.  There are lots of little children sick with this disease and a few grown-up people too.  If there is any of it around your place you must be very careful.  Tell your papa it was very mean of him not to come to see us when he came as near as Reno.  I have to stay in one room all the time and I get awful lonesome, for I hardly see anyone except Ma.
Well I must stop writing as it is getting late, so kiss dear litle May for me and Charlie too.  Give my love to all and accept a share for yourself.  I remain as ever your cousin, Etta Nevers

     170     ii.     John W. Nevers, born 1870 in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada; died April 1888 in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada.

Notes for John W. Nevers:
Note that John, his sister Sarah, and his father all died within a few short months of one another.  The cause was said to be typhoid.  He is buried at the Nevers Family Plot, Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nevada


     122.  Paralee America6 Harman (Mary Ann Blanks5 Smithson, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born July 14, 1835 in Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi, and died July 18, 1875 in Richville, Morgan Co., Utah.  She married Samuel Garn December 11, 1851 in Auburn, Placer Co., CA, son of Daniel Garn and Margaret Moses.  He was born July 14, 1827 in Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio, and died August 29, 1916 in Cedar Fort, Utah Co., Utah.

Notes for Paralee America Harman:
Some family records for Paralee America Harman show a marriage to Samuel Garn in December, 1851, shortly after the death of her father, and several months before her mother  filed a pre-emptive claim on 320 acres in Auburn, Ca., with the signature of Samuel Garn as co-owner. She would have been 16 years old. When Mary Ann, her mother, sold the claim in 1857, Samuel Garn's signature was not needed.  I believe that Paralee was kept with her mother and siblings until she was older, at which time she joined her husband Samuel in Carson Valley.  He had come from Utah with Orrin Hyde and the original Mormon settlers.  It is said that the ranch owned by Garn was taken over by Mary Ann Harman, Paralee's mother, and that ranch in turn, was left to  Mary Eliza Harman and Samuel Nevers when the Harman's returned to Utah in 1859.  See article by Mrs. Thurlow Douglas, Nevada State Journal, Dec. 26, 1941.  Paralee's first child, James Edgar Garn, was born in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah, on November 5, 1860.



Marriage Notes for Paralee Harman and Samuel Garn:
Recorded in Placer County, CA., records, Vol. A, Page 3

More About Samuel Garn and Paralee Harman:
Marriage: December 11, 1851, Auburn, Placer Co., CA
Children of Paralee Harman and Samuel Garn are:
+     171     i.     James Edgar7 Garn, born November 05, 1860 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died May 19, 1939 in Cedar Fort, Utah.
+     172     ii.     Sarah Elizabeth Garn, born January 02, 1863 in Centerville, Davis, Utah; died December 24, 1947 in Douglas, Cochise, Arizona.


     123.  James Bartley6 Harman (Mary Ann Blanks5 Smithson, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born 1840 in Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi, and died 1913.  He married Agnes Browning, daughter of David Browning and Elizabeth Garner.  She was born June 10, 1857 in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah, and died 1924.

Notes for James Bartley Harman:
A letter written May 16th, 1897, from Butte, Montana

Spencer Clawson
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dear Brother:

As I have returned from my old home at Salt Lake, where I was visiting & attending conference, and was much disappointed by not being able to meet you again after meeting you in the office of the Whole Sale Department.  

I take the liberty of writing you in regard  to securing transportation for myself & daughter to attend the Jubilee of Pioneers of 1847, and would like if possible to be present two or three days prior to the commencement account wishing to familiarising (sic) myself with duties to which you assign me.

I met a Pioneer of 1847, a daughter of Perry Green Sessions, (sic.  probably Peregrine Sessions) of Bountifull, who said she would write you in regard to attending the Jubilee.  I presume she did so.

I also met one named John Galbison at Shu Shone Falls Idaho who is a Pioneer & promised to attend the Jubilee.

Hoping to hear from you in the near future and to be with you at our 50th anniversity (sic).

I remain very Respct. Yours.

James B. Harmon 1847
Address Butte City Hotel
Cor. Park & Arizonia Sts.
Butte, Mont.

Note:  The children listed for James Bartley Harman and Agnes Browning are taken from L.D.S. files and have not been verified by me.  Note also, He signed his name "Harmon".   Hand written note said James had two wives.  It didn't state whether this was serial or at the same time.  

Notes for Agnes Browning:
Family stories have it that this Agnes Browning was part of the family who made Browning rifles, etc.  Needs to be researched.  Information about Agnes Browning's parents and siblings needs to be verified.
Children of James Harman and Agnes Browning are:
     173     i.     James7 Harman, born 1876; died 1886.
     174     ii.     Mable Harman, born 1878; died 1885.
     175     iii.     Edith Harman, born 1880; died Unknown.

Notes for Edith Harman:
Possibly married Alvin Edgar Jordan, who was born 9 October, 1883, in Sanpete, Mt. Pleasant, Utah.  He died 23 August, 1933, in Cedar City, Iron County, Utah.  His parents were Leonard James Jordan and Emily Maria Caldwell.  He is buried at Logan, Cache Co., Utah.  All to be verified.

     176     iv.     William Harman, born 1882; died 1887.
     177     v.     George Harman, born 1884; died 1894.


     124.  Sarah Elizabeth6 Harman (Mary Ann Blanks5 Smithson, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born August 18, 1841 in Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi, and died October 15, 1888 in Fresno, California.  She married John Devers Winters August 18, 1859 in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, son of John Winters and Elizabeth Wells.  He was born June 25, 1830 in Elizabethville, Illinois, and died October 22, 1900 in Sacramento, California.

Notes for Sarah Elizabeth Harman:
The Sacramento Bee Newspaper ran a marriage announcement for John D. Winters and Sarah Harmon on August 30, 1859. showing marriage date of August 18, 1859.

From the Journals of Alfred Doten:  Book No. 28, Como, Nevada Territory 1864. pg 767:  Sunday, March 6 - Clear & pleasant - rose late - AM I was in Cross's awhile - J.D. Winters introduced me to "Mark Twain" - had pleasant little chat with him - went up to Winters room & had drink together - came down & all took dinner together - Mrs. Winters also came down & dined with us - I was introduced - pleasant time.....Florence's note: At this time Orion Clemens, Mark Twain's brother, was (Territorial) Recorder.  Doten later was connected to newspaper there.  John Winters became superintendent at a mill of which Doten was President of the Board of Trustees.

Sarah Elizabeth died in Fresno, Ca., probably of Typhoid Fever.

Notes for John Devers Winters:
Utah Territorial  Records, Surveys, Book B. pps. 630, 631.  In September, 1860, John D, Winters bought the Sauer-Frey 432-acre ranch at Ophir, Washoe Valley.  Also most of 'Widow O'Neill's Ranch" between Leighton ( Christopher Layton of Layton Utah, built Z.C.M.I.), and Theodore Winter's place near Washoe City.  He immediately sold the land to Ophir Silver Mining Company, which had been incorporated in April, 1860.  Nevada Historical Society Papers, 1913-1916. He also purchased William Jennings farm land in Washoe Valley, along with his brothers Theodore and Joseph Winters.  He was at one time one of the principal stockholders in the Mexican mine at Virginia City.  When he arrived in Utah territory with his father and family, he entered the freighting business between Carson, Dayton and Virginia City.  His son, Ira, reported that he was known as 'General' Winters, that he fought Indians and entered politics.  Since the only Indian threat was that of the 1860 war, the deduction is that he was engaged in that conflict whereby he acquired the title.  Thompson and West state that he came into Nevada with Major Ormsby, who was killed in that battle.

Thompson and West's "History of Nevada" states that John Devers Winters probably handled three-quarters of a million dollars worth of property at that time.  He also raised stock, homesteading on land in White Pine County, that later became the Cleveland Ranch.  He abandoned that venture because there were no schools established there as yet.  See article by Mrs. Thurlow Douglas, Nevada State Journal, December 26, 1941.

Thompson and West:  In the election of September, 1859 he received 168 votes for State Auditor. (pg. 63.)  For Territorial Council 1861 he was elected by 652 votes.  in 1862 John D. Winters was a candidate for delegate to Congress (pg. 80).

Gold Hill Daily News, April 12, 1864 (p.4, col. 2.)  John D. Winters - formerly Supterintendent of Whitman Mine, Indian Springs Dist., elected Pres. and Supt. of Yellow Jacket Mine, Gold Hill.

From Pioneers of the Ponderosa, Myra Sauer Ratay, pg 325:  "John D. was named Auditor for the Provisional Government of 1859 and in August, 1881 he was elected a representative from District 3 (Empire City and vicinity) to the Territorial Legislature.  In 1866 he lost to H.S. Blasdel as a candidate for governor of Nevada.  In January, 1867, he was defeated as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.  John and his family, moved to California.  He planted 3000 acres of wheat on the Sacramento River in 1878/79, then lost it to a flood just before harvest time.   Later (in 1880)  he built a home for his family in San Jose, later still moved to near Davisville (Davis, California)  where (his brother) Theodore financed a derrick building business for him.  The invention of the mast and boom in derricks is credited to him.  He shipped derricks into the Nevada mining community at Virginia City and surrounds.  He and his family removed to Fresno, California where Sarah died in 1888.  At that time his son, Ira, returned to Nevada and made his home with Sarah's sister, Eliza Nevers.

More About John Winters and Sarah Harman:
Marriage: August 18, 1859, Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada
Children of Sarah Harman and John Winters are:
     178     i.     Ada7 Winters, born April 09, 1861; died Unknown.
     179     ii.     Josephine Winters, born January 26, 1863; died Unknown.
     180     iii.     John Lathrop Winters, born March 03, 1865; died Unknown.
     181     iv.     Marian Winters, born February 12, 1867; died Unknown.
     182     v.     Winfred Winters, born May 17, 1868; died Unknown.
     183     vi.     Sarah Winters, born March 14, 1870; died Unknown.
     184     vii.     Lottie Winters, born December 14, 1872; died Unknown.
     185     viii.     Gertrude Francis Winters, born January 24, 1875; died Unknown.
+     186     ix.     Ira Lee Winters, born January 19, 1877 in Knights Landing, Sutter/Yolo Co., Ca.; died April 19, 1949 in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada.
     187     x.     Mary Elizabeth Libby Winters, born July 05, 1879; died Unknown.


     125.  Josephine Smithson6 Harman (Mary Ann Blanks5 Smithson, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born March 16, 1845 in Monroe Co., Mississippi USA, and died October 13, 1927 in Centerville, Utah, USA.  She married Jonathan Benner Evans July 07, 1860 in Centerville, Utah, USA, son of William Evans and Hannah Benner.  He was born July 31, 1837 in Downingtown, Chester, Pa.USA, and died February 19, 1883 in Centerville, Utah, USA.

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.

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)

More About Jonathan Evans and Josephine Harman:
Marriage: July 07, 1860, Centerville, Utah, USA
Children of Josephine Harman and Jonathan Evans are:
     188     i.     William Benner7 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.

     189     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.
+     190     iii.     Sarah Josephine Evans, born May 25, 1866 in Centerville, Utah; died September 11, 1947 in Monrovia, Los Angeles, Ca..
+     191     iv.     Eliza Jeanette Evans, born January 14, 1868 in Centerville, Ut, USA; died November 30, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Ut. USA.
+     192     v.     Salisbury Monroe Evans, born October 28, 1869 in Centerville, Utah; died November 27, 1951 in Newman, California.
+     193     vi.     John Taylor Evans, born September 05, 1871 in Centerville, Utah; died April 17, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
     194     vii.     Hannah Mary Evans, born May 17, 1873 in Centerville, Utah; died January 13, 1961 in Centerville, Utah.
     195     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

+     196     ix.     Seth Bartlett Evans, born September 17, 1877 in Centerville, Utah; died March 21, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
     197     x.     George Emory Evans, born December 23, 1879 in Centerville, Utah; died June 10, 1945 in Centerville, Utah.
     198     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.
     199     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.


     127.  John6 Holladay (Martha5 Smithson, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born March 14, 1836 in Sulligent, Lamar Alabama, and died May 17, 1902 in Sulligent, Lamar Alabama.  He married (1) Catherine Johnson.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) Martha Agnes Wren 1866 in Sulligent, Lamar Alabama, daughter of Richmond Wren and Mary Smith.  She was born 1845, and died Unknown.

More About John Holladay and Martha Wren:
Marriage: 1866, Sulligent, Lamar Alabama
Children of John Holladay and Martha Wren are:
     200     i.     Sarah Ann7 Holladay, born September 30, 1867; died Unknown.
     201     ii.     Daniel William Holladay, born August 02, 1869; died Unknown.
     202     iii.     Mary Eliza Holladay, born April 15, 1871; died Unknown.
     203     iv.     John Pinkney Holladay, born February 25, 1875; died Unknown.
     204     v.     Adella Holladay, born December 27, 1875; died Unknown.
     205     vi.     JoAnna Holladay, born November 22, 1877; died Unknown.
     206     vii.     Alice Olivia Holladay, born May 28, 1880; died Unknown.
+     207     viii.     Rosa Bell Holladay, born October 29, 1883; died Unknown.
     208     ix.     Harriet Ione Holladay, born June 19, 1887; died Unknown.


     142.  Charles William6 Smithson (Allen Freeman5, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born April 1856 in San Bernardino, California, and died Unknown.
Children of Charles William Smithson are:
     209     i.     Burton7 Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     210     ii.     Etta Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown.


     158.  Daniel William6 Smithson (Marion Pinkney5, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born January 10, 1866 in Marion Co., Alabama, and died December 26, 1930.  He married Julia Agnes Mooney June 27, 1888 in San Bernardino, CA.  She was born 1867 in Cleveland, Ohio, and died Unknown.

More About Daniel Smithson and Julia Mooney:
Marriage: June 27, 1888, San Bernardino, CA
Children of Daniel Smithson and Julia Mooney are:
     211     i.     Aline7 Smithson, born April 15, 1889; died Unknown.  She married Ingles Young MacIntosh; born Unknown; died Unknown.
     212     ii.     Marion Charles Smithson, born August 09, 1890; died Unknown.
     213     iii.     Theresa Smithson, born November 26, 1891 in San Francisco; died Unknown.  She married J.W. MacIntosh; born Unknown; died Unknown.
     214     iv.     Ursula Smithson, born February 22, 1894; died Unknown.  She married Vern Kessler; born Unknown; died Unknown.
     215     v.     John Burt Smithson, born July 26, 1895; died Unknown.
     216     vi.     Geraldine A. Smithson, born January 10, 1901; died Unknown.
     217     vii.     James Macey Smithson, born Unknown; died Unknown.


     160.  Minnie6 Smithson (Marion Pinkney5, Bartlett4, Micajah3, Francis Hugh2, John1) was born June 1873 in Tintic, Utah, and died Abt. 1959 in Los Angeles, California.  She married Albert E. Palmer 1891 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He was born September 13, 1867 in Pennsylvania, and died 1943 in Portland, Oregon.

More About Albert Palmer and Minnie Smithson:
Marriage: 1891, Salt Lake City, Utah
Child of Minnie Smithson and Albert Palmer is:
+     218     i.     Burton Elliott7 Palmer, born October 11, 1903 in Missoula, Montana; died Unknown in Bethesda, Maryland.