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    Robert M. Evans, merchant and dealer in agricultural implements, Ginghamsburg. The grandparents of Esquire Evans, on both sides, were among the first settlers in this county, and his wife's parents also came at an early day. Joseph, Evans, Esquire Evans grandfather, came here in 1801, and his mother's father in 1804. The inhabitants of the county were mostly Indians and wild beasts. Robert Evans was married to Miss Mary Jenkins in 1824 and they were the parents of Aaron, Louisa, Jesse, Kahren, Robert M. and Elizabeth; the four latter are still living, and are all married. Esquire Robert Evans was wedded to Miss Minerva J. Keller, in 1867; they have five children living, one dying in infancy; their names are, respectively, Lilly, Arletta, Korah, Zenitia and Laura. Mrs. Evans' parents had eight children-Minerva, Sarah, Margaret A., Ellen, Alice, William E.. Alvin E. and Joseph W.; Mrs. Keller died in 1876. Esquire Evans was one of the brave men that enlisted in 1864, under the banner of his country, in Co. G. 147th O. V. I.; for four years and three months he was a member of a military company, the Home Guards. In 1876, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and was re-elected in 1880. He is a partner in the firm of Besom & Evans, dealers in dry goods, groceries, agricultural implements etc., etc., doing business at Ginghamsburg. He was for two terms Master of Fidelity Grange, is a conservative Republican, and an honest man. Both himself and wife are members of the United Brethren Church, and are good and useful members of society.

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