biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
SARAH J. EVANS, of Union Township, was born in Fayette County, Pa., July 12, 1827, and removed with her parents to Union County, Ohio, in the year 1832, and there resided until the year 1837, at which time the family removed to Iowa, and located in Union Township, this county. In the year 1849 she was united in marriage with William Evans. Her maiden name was Sarah S. Brown. Mr. Evans was a native of Virginia, and was born in 1829, coming to this county with his family in the year 1860. He followed the business of farming and stock-raising, giving his particular attention to the raising of Norman horses and mules, and the growing favor of these horses, and the improvement made in stock throughout the section of the county in which he lived, is largely attributable to his efforts in that direction. Mr. Evans enlisted in the 33d Iowa Infantry in the late war, for a period of three years, the greater portion of his time being spent in the Secret Service of the Government, at Indianapolis, Ind., and by reason of a peculiar adaptation to this work he rendered excellent service, which was highly commended. Mr. Evans died Sept. 20, 1880. The family consisted of nine children: Mary E. and Albert L. are at home; Adam B. lives in Adams Township; Isaac E. and John live in Phelps County, Neb.; Martha is the wife of William Trager, of Union Township; Emily J. is now the wife of Job McGlasson, of Union Township; George M. is at home, and Charles is deceased. Mrs. Evans resides upon the homestead in Union Township, which consists of eighty acres of excellent land, well improved and in a good state of cultivation. She is succeeding fairly well in the affairs of life, and has proven herself in many respects an admirable business manager, and enjoys the fullest esteem of many friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy