Father: John W. Miller
Mother: Hester Sherwood
Spouse: John T. Evans
m: ~1846 - Casey Co., KY
Child-1: Martha C.
2: Mary M.
3: Thomas Jefferson (Jeff)
4: Sarah Emmaline (Emma or Emily)
5: James Johnson (J. J. or Jim)
6: Mahala Jane
Very little is known about the life Elizabeth Miller beyond the bare facts that she was the daughter of John and Hester (Hessey) Miller and probably born in 1821 in Casey County, Kentucky; that she married John T. Evans about 1846; and that she moved with him to Gentry County, Missouri, about 1850 where she later died. Even so, she was definitely still alive in late April of 1857 when she and her husband executed a deed conveying forty acres of land to Evan L. Williams. It is reported that Elizabeth's husband, John, died in 1860. Moreover, there is no record of Elizabeth Evans or her children in any population schedule of the 1860 US Census. Of course, this does not definitely imply that Elizabeth Evans died before 1860 although a published history of Gentry County indicates that she died before her husband.1 As stated elsewhere, it is settled family tradition that Elizabeth Miller Evans was buried in the Wayman Cemetery in Howard Township.Source Notes and Citations:
1. The date that Elizabeth Miller Evans died is uncertain; however, it is clear that it could have been no earlier than 1857, instead of 1856 as reported in the History of Daviess and Gentry Counties published in 1922. Likewise, Robert Birbeck, a local historian of Gentry County, stated that Elizabeth Evans "died six or seven years after her husband", which would imply a date of 1866 or 1867. However, this seems much too late since the estate of John T. Evans was settled in early 1865 with Robert J. Austin as administrator. Of course, Robert Austin was a brother-in-law of John and Elizabeth Evans. Moreover, the settlement required the sale of eighty acres originally patented by John T. Evans, which was purchased by Elijah J. Miller, Elizabeth's older brother. There is no mention of Elizabeth Evans in the conveyance, which would suggest that she, perhaps, died in 1864, but nothing defiinite is known. Even so, this seems likely. (unpublished notes)
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2. 1850 US Census Population Schedule for Casey County, Kentucky, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 319A, (microfilm: roll M432_196; img. 67).
3. John. C. Leopard and Buel Leopard (Daviess Co.), R. M. McCammon and Mary McCammon Hillman (Gentry Co.), History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Historical Publishing Company, Topeka, Kansas, 1922: pg. 820. (Reprint available from the Higginson Book Co., 148 Wash. St., P. O. B. 778, Salem, MA, 01970)
4. Robert L. Evans, "Our Family's History", November 9, 2001.
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