Nancy Caroline Cantrell (October 28, 1816 - January 06, 1882)
Picture courtesy of LaVonne Hoel
John Henry was born on October 05, 1815 in Warren County, Tennessee. He was the son of Charles Evans and Sarah Blackburn. John married Nancy Caroline Cantrell on June 15, 1834 in Cannon County, Tennessee. Nancy was born on October 28, 1816 in Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Tennessee and was the daughter of Stephen Cantrell and Elizabeth Hurd.
Stephen was born Abt. 1790 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Elizabeth was born Abt. 1791 in Grainger, Tennessee. Stephen died Abt. 1850 in Cannon, Tennessee.
The 1850 census records show that John and Nancy lived in District 7, Cannon, Tennessee. The 1860 census shows that they lived in Beat 5, Anderson County, Texas. In 1880, they lived in Johnson County, Texas.
County Tax Rolls of Texas, 1846-1910 show that in 1858, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1864, 1867, and 1868 John H. Evans paid taxes in Anderson County, Texas.
Sources state that both John Henry and Nancy died on January 06, 1882 in Brushy Creek, Anderson County, Texas.
John and Nancy’s children:
Dorinda Caroline Evans
Dora Jane Evans
Sarah Jane Evans
Margaret Ann Evans
Nancy Elizabeth Evans b. October 23, 1840; d. June 12, 1921; m. William Artice Cook
David Benjamin Evans
William Blackburn Evans
David Bluford Evans
Joseph Smith Evans
Martha Emaline Evans
Mary Leona Evans
James Anderson Evans
John Hennegar Evans
Elizabeth Evaline Evans
Andrew Floyd Evans
James B. Evans
The following are transcripts provided by various relatives of the preceding letters: