biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
FREEMAN EVELAND, one of the enterprising and intelligent farmers of Mahaska County, resides upon section 10, Jefferson Township. He is a native born Hawkeye, first seeing the light of day in the county of Muscatine, July 16, 1848, being the son of John and Mary (Phillips) Eveland. (See sketch of John Eveland.) When but six years of age Freeman came with his parents to Mahaska County, where he has since continued to reside. He was reared upon a farm, educated in the district schools of Jefferson Township, and remained at home with his parents until 1874, with the exception of two years spent in Utah and Nevada and one year in Colorado. He then rented eighty acres of land upon section 10, Jefferson Township, belonging to his father, on which he moved and continued to cultivate as a renter until 1879, at which time his father deeded him the land. In 1880 he purchased eighty acres adjoining, and is now the owner of 160 acres of land, all under good cultivation. Mr. Eveland was married, March 26, 1885, to Miss Lydia Stanley, a native of Indiana, and the daughter of Thomas and Hepsibah (Mace) Stanley, the father a native of Ohio and the mother of Indiana. They have one child, a daughter, Dell, born March 24, 1886. In his farming operations, Mr. Eveland makes a specialty of raising hogs and a few cattle for the market. In polities he at present affiliates with the Greenback party, and is now serving his eighth year as Justice of the Peace. Before his election to this office he served some years as Constable. In 1869 he went to Wyoming and Utah Territories and engaged in railroading and lumbering, and also in mining, for about ten months, in Nevada. He then returned home and remained two years, and then went to Colorado and spent one year, engaged in hauling freight from the mountains to the plains. In 1876 he visited the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia, taking in upon the trip the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Albany, New York, Washington, Baltimore and Indianapolis. Mrs. Eveland is a lady of good education, and has been a teacher in the public schools of Mahaska County fifteen terms. She is a member of the Society of Friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy