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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
George A. Evans, a successful agriculturist of Blue Mound township, was born in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, in 1865 and is a son of David and Margaret (Davis) Evans, the former of whom died in 1897 and is buried near Dawn, Missouri, and the latter of whom resides with her sun, George. Mr. Evans of this review acquired his education in the common schools of Wales and laid aside his books at the age of seventeen in order to assist his father with the work of the farm. He continued thus for five years, after which he engaged in various occupations, working at anything which would bring him an income. He was ambitious, thrifty and energetic and gradually acquired enough money to pay his passage to America and to buy land of his own. In 1897 he settled in Livingston county and purchased one hundred and ten acres on section 10, range 25, Blue Mound township, a property upon which he has since resided. He has about fifty acres under cultivation and as the years have gone by has placed many substantial improvements upon the farm, including fine barns, granaries, a silo and outbuildings, There is also a comfortable and commodious residence which Mr. Evans acquired by purchase. He carries on mixed farming, harvesting fine crops of grain and keeping about twenty head of cattle and seven horses. The neat and thrifty appearance of his property indicates the supervision of a practical and progressive owner and Mr. Evans is widely recognized as an enterprising and prosperous agriculturist
In December, 1897, Mr. Evans was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Evans, a daughter of Edward A. and Eliza (Jones) Evans, both of whom have passed away and are buried at Dawn. Mrs. Evans died June 29, 1912, leaving a son, Robert, who is now assisting his father. Mr. Evans is a devout member of the Congregational church and politically gives his allegiance to the republican party. Having spent many years of his active life in Livingston county, he is well and favorably known and enjoys the confidence and esteem of his many friends and associates, for his business methods and his personal characteristics are such as command the highest regard.