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James Anderson Evans + Harriet B. Pierce                    John Holmes Gentry + Sarah R. Ball   
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James Alexander Evans            +            Laura Emmaline Gentry
1851    -     1893                            c1870?               1852    -     1930
 SC           Bunc Co NC                                                                    Bunc Co NC         Bunc Co NC
                              William H. Evans, 1871 - 1933
                              John R. Evans (Hester Effie Henderson), 1874 - 1934
                              Centennial "Tennie" Evans (Joseph Jones), 1876 - 1959
                              James W. Evans, 1878 - 1898
Sarah E. "Sallie" Evans (Ebb Dalphin Burnette), 1884 - 1971
                              Lonnie Gerome Evans (Ethma Callie Fox), 1886 - 1976
                              Marion Roscoe Evans (Victoria Cole), 1892 - 1964

Notes: In 1900, Laura Evans was a widow and head of the household at Flat Creek, Bunc Co NC. Residing
with her were her son John R. Evans, 25, and his wife Hester; daughter Sallie Evans, 16; and sons Lonnie,
13, and Marion 7.

In 1930, "L. Emmaline" Evans, 77, resided with her son "Roscoe M. Evans" (head of household)  and his
family at Flat Creek, along with her oldest son, William H. Evans, a bachelor.

Several members of the Evans family, including James A. Evans and Laura E. Gentry Evans, are buried at
Morgan Hill Baptist Church, north Buncombe County, NC.
Sources: US Census, Bunc Co NC, 1880, 1900, 1930;
      Ancestry.com's Campbell family tree; Thompson family tree;
      NC Death Collection, William H. Evans, 1933;
      NC Death Certificate, John R. Evans, 1934;
      NC Death Certificate, Tennie Evans Jones, 1959;

Laura Gentry Evans,
date unknown. From
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