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My name is Lynne Haase Evans. My family lines include Haase, Koenigsfeld, Osier, and Quinn. All of these families ended up in Iowa in the 1800's.
The family lines of my husband, Paul Evans, that I am researching include Evans, Sanders, Halford, Understahl, and Pope. These families were in Illinois in the early 1800's. Most trace back to NC, TN, and KY. His Evans line is from Jackson County, Ohio.
The Evans Family Home Page
Updated April 19, 2005

Lynne Evans
59 Springfield Hill Dr.
Etowah, NC 28729
United States
828-891-4526
evans6@bellsouth.net

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Family Photos

  • Lewis Wesley Sanders (354 KB)
    Lewis Sanders is Paul's gggrandfather. It is said that he was working in the fields of his farm when some Union soldiers rode by. Lewis dropped his shovel, picked up his rifle and went to enlist. He left a wife and 5 young sons behind. His trigger finger was shot off in the war.
  • Seth Thomas Pope (883 KB)
    This is Paul's greatgrandfather. Seth was quite the marrying man. We recently found out that he had been married 3 times! This picture is Seth, his first wife, Martha Stark, and his 4 youngest daughters. From oldest to youngest--Lilly Faye Pope Morehouse, Carrie Drucilla Pope Sears, Callie Lizabeth Pope Cauble Dennis, and Grace Sarah Pope Sanders.
  • Lewis Sanders and family (749 KB)
    This is a picture of Lewis W. Sanders, his wife, Susan Frances Chumley, and their 6 sons. I believe they are seated youngest to oldest. Sherman Whitfield is next to Lewis. Top row--George Triplett, John Lewis, James William, and Austin Henry. Thomas Joel is seated next to Susan.
  • John Lewis Sanders and Family (907 KB)
    This is Paul's ggrandfather, John Lewis Sanders, wife, Sarah Wallace Halford, and 5 of their 8 children who lived to adulthood. 3 died young and are buried in the Halford Cemetery. L>R Mary Susan, James McCallister Bradley, Lola Gertrude, Frank Dixon, and Melissa Nancy. Mary and Melissa were twins.
  • Lewis W. Sanders and 3 descendants (1307 KB)
    This is a 4 generation picture. Lewis Wesley Sanders (1829-1916), John Lewis Sanders (1858-1930), Lola Gertrude Sanders Neece (1880-1842), and Opal Fern Neece Heckman (1904-1995). If you look closely you can see the missing index finger on Lewis's right hand. Family history has that it was shot off in the Civil War.
  • James McCallister Bradley Halford and family (1180 KB)
    JMB Halford is Paul's gggrandfather. This picture has children from both of his marriages to Nancy Riley and Rachel Craig. Top row-Jeanette Wilson Halford Haram, Homer Stoddard Halford, Vincent Bluford Halford, Elijah Marion and Elisha Wayne Halford (twins). Bottom row-Sarah Wallace Halford Sanders, David Houston Halford, JMB, and Martha Caroline Halford Dilbeck.
  • Halford brothers in Civil War (1469 KB)
    This is a picture of John Riley Halford and William Hammond Halford. They were brothers who served in the 130th Illinios Infantry. John (on the left) died of pneumonia in Memphis, TN in 1863. William was discharged in 1864. They were the sons of Jonathan Adkisson Halford I, half-brothers to JMB Halford (Paul's gggrandfather).
  • John W. Evans and family (736 KB)
    This is a picture of Paul's ggrandfather who was born and died in Jackson County, Ohio. He was the first generation of Evans's to be born in the US. His father, William H. Evans immigrated from Wales around 1840. Also in this picture is Ellen Davis Evans, wife of John, and their 7 children who lived to adulthood. Seated-William Kenneth Evans, Ellen and John, Margaret Evans James. Standing-Mary Evans Higgins, Morgan Evans, Elmer Evans, Laura Evans Davis, & John Austin Evans.
 

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  • Descendants of Willie J. Parham (285 KB)
    Martha Stark was the granddaughter of Willie Parham from Granville County, NC. Martha married Seth Thomas Pope of Fayette County, Illinois. Another granddaughter, Rebecca Parham married Jonathan Adkisson Halford in Fayette County. I have done extensive research at the North Carolina State Archives and in Granville County but have been unable to find documentation of Willie's parents or siblings.
  • Report on John Halford Sr. and descendants (355 KB)
    This is a report that was sent to me. It contains excellent documentation and supporting arguments that clear up many mistakes with this family. I have updated my own Halford file to reflect the information contained in this report.
  • Descendants of Robert Sanders (608 KB)
    Lewis Wesley Sanders was my husband's gggrandfather. Lewis was descended from Robert Sanders of Goochland, Virginia. I have not worked on this file in some time so there may be more current research on this family out there.
 
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