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Holden Bascom Evans

Male 1858 - 1902  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Holden Bascom Evans 
    Birth 1856  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born Apr 1858  Georgiana, Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1870  Township 8, Butler, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1880  Holmans, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Log Inspector 
    Residence 1900  McDavid, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Railroad Carpenter 
    Died 1902  [6
    Notes 
    • A History of Evansville or Miles Crossing

      From A History of Escambia County, Alabama, Annie C. Waters (Huntsville, Alabama: The Strode Publishers), 185. The Holden Evans mentioned in this excerpt is most likely Holden B. Evans' uncle.

      On the Mobile and Great Northern Railroad, two miles east of Wawbeek was a crossing, called "Miles' Crossing," named for an early settler. In 1868 Holden Evans came from Butler County, Alabama and built a sawmill here. Soon there was a town of 200 residents, a post office, telegraph office and a fine spring. Dr. James Wilkerson was a bookkeeper for the mill and R. W. Brooks was a clerk in a store. The name of the town was changed to Evansville.

      In 1886 the South Carolina earthquake rattled windows in the town and the next day the spring was dry. The mill had burned and was not rebuilt, so the residents gradually moved away, and today only the Bowman Cemetery remains to locate the area where Evansville stood.

      At one time, Evansville was a more thriving town than Atmore was at that period.

    • Rumblings & Ruminations

      John,

      Thanks for answering back and for the article. I have quite a bit of information and would love to share it.

      I'm sure you've seen the census forms following Bascom and Mollie so I won't repeat that information. Now the other Holden Bascom was in Butler Co., AL in 1870 listed as black with wife Mattie (Martha) and children, Cora, Eva, and 4 other "servants."

      By 1880 They are in Escambia Co., FL. (as white) Holden's occupation is Saw Milling. Listed with him is his wife:

      Martha 31
      Cora 14
      Eva 11 (She is buried at Crary Cem in Bluff Springs)
      Holden 7 (Can't be ours- this one was born in 1873)
      Hellen 5
      Mattie 3

      In 1880 our Holden B is still in Baldwin Co., AL with your Gertrude at 1 yr. They were in Escambia Co. by 1900.

      I have found our Holden's parents to be Joshua W. Evans b- GA 1839. He married 3 times and had 8 children, Theodosia (died as a child), Victoria Ann, Josephine, Ladora, Emery B., Bascum, Alabama and Bincy. Bincy's mother was by his 3rd wife. His first wife and mother of his children is Rachael D. Reddoch - dau of Alexander Reddoch and Hetty Ann Perdue. His second wife was Ann Anthony and third Rachael Coleman. ( I have more infor on the maternal line if you want it.)

      Joshua W. Evan's parents were Joshua Evans and Nancy UNKOWN. I know Joshua W. had a brother named Uriah who married Rachael's sister Adonia Reddoch. He was a Reverend. Uriah and Adonia had two children, Clinton and Rufus. I have not been able to find the children of Joshua Evans and Nancy Unknown. I ASSUME that the other Holden was a brother to Joshua W. and Uriah.

      I do have an old picture of Dora as a young girl with two of her sisters, Milner and Leona if you would like to see it. Dora's middle name was Agnes according to her death certificate. W. C. DuBose Sr married Lucille Adcox after Dora's death. Lucille was the daughter of Edna (Evans) and Lee Adcox. So in other words..he married his niece.

      Also, I have a ton of info on the MILES line if you are interested. My husband and I went up to Canoe/Wawbeek to see the graves of James and Ellen (Franklin) Miles a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure you're been to the Crary Cemetery and have seen the grave that is crumbling in. It is up near the front under the oak. That is James Monroe Williams and Mollie is beside him.

      Hope some of this info helps you. Feel free to call me if you wish.

      Always,

      Sandy DuBose
      05/25/04

    Person ID I0520  Dickinson
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2011 

    Father Joshua W Evans,   b. 1814, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rachel D Reddoch,   b. 26 Sep 1818, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1860, Butler County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Family ID F0554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Williams,   b. 17 Jan 1860, Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 07 May 1878  Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Escambia Marriage Book "J", p. 27. Rev. James L. Bryars, officiating.
    Children 
     1. Gertrude Evans,   b. 27 May 1879, Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1934, Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Alabama Evans,   b. Dec 1882, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    +3. Willie Estelle Evans,   b. 5 May 1884, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1910, Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     4. Milner Evans,   b. 22 Jun 1886, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1964, Flomaton, Escambia, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Edna Rosa Evans,   b. 07 Apr 1888, Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Crary Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Felon Bascom Evans,   b. 02 Jun 1890, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1961, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
     7. Dora Agnes Evans,   b. 19 Sep 1892, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +8. Leona Elizabeth Evans,   b. 30 May 1895, Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1926, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2014 
    Family ID F0061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Apr 1858 - Georgiana, Butler County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 May 1878 - Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Railroad Carpenter - 1900 - McDavid, Escambia, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Alabama, Escambia County (1879)
    Alabama, Escambia County (1879)

  • Sources 
    1. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. Township 8, Butler, Alabama, post office Georgiana, roll 5, page 330, image 40.

    2. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.T623, 1854 rolls. Escambia, Florida, ED 18, roll T623 168, page 4A.

    3. [S336386] Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration ), NARA M1104., Application 21823, Gertrude Evans Bryars.

    4. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), Census Place: Holmans, Baldwin, Alabama; Roll: T9_1; Family History Film: 1254001; Page: 180.1000; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0364.

    5. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.T623, 1854 rolls. Escambia, Florida, ED 18, roll T623 168, page 4B.

    6. [S336386] Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration ), NARA M1104.
      16 May 1907 application of Mollie Evans. She avers that he died at age 44. Her date of birth is accurately reported in the the 1900 U.S. census and so Holden's date of birth there is assumed accurate.