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Wednesday May 16th, 2007 11:59 pm

Brooke wrote:

Looking for any information on Calvin Evans and family. Calvin Evans married Esther Kelly 17 Oct. 1837 in Fulton county. He is listed in the 1840 Federal census being between 30-40, 2 male children under age 5, one female between age 20-30. Calvin was in the manufacturing/trade industry. Calvin paid taxes in 1846 per tax records in Western IRAD archives. Also, Fulton County's will book has an entry dated September 1848 that Esther Evans, executrix, went to court and declared Calvin Evans died January 1848. There is no mention of how he died or where. Esther remarried 1856 to Ezra Johnson and they moved to Kansas by 1860.

Later census records of Calvin's 4 children indicate Calvin was born in New York. Family story says Calvin (or possibly his father) was a ship's master mechanic from Wales. What was he doing in Fulton county, Illinois from 1837 to 1848? Where is Calvin buried? Where in New York was he from ca 1800-1810? Who were his parents? His oldest son William John Evans was born 1839. The other three children were born after 1841. Either William had a twin brother who didn't survive or had an older brother that didn't survive.

Any additional information would be greatly appreciated by descendents of Calvin Evans and Esther Kelly Evans. Thanks! (posted September 21, 2005)

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