George William Evans was the son of William Spratley Evans, M.D. (1808-1904) and Martha Ann Moore (xxx-1924). He was born October 1, 1848 in Logan County, Kentucky.
His father William S. Evans was the son of Benjamin Moseley Evans, a tailor of Murphysboro, North Carolina and was born July 18, 1808 in Southampton County, Virginia. His first wife was Mary J. Moore. They lived first in Henry County, Missouri and after three to five years they moved to Ashley, Washington County, Ill. Two years later they moved to Marion, Illinois. He graduated from Eclectic Medical College, Cincinnati and studied under Dr. Beach of New York. He began his practice of medicine in 1846. He was nearly 70 when he quit practicing medicine. He was also a licensed preacher from an early age in Virginia. William Spratley Evans died on April 26, 1904. Continue reading