William A. Evans, farmer, P. O. London, was born in Clark County, Ohio, April 25, 1846. He is the son of William B. and Sarah (Bowen) Evans, the former a native of Virginia, of Welsh descents and the latter a native of New York, of German and English descent. His father died when our subject was eighteen years old, and the burden of supporting the family devolved largely on him. He took charge of the farm and operated it successfully. He is a natural machinist, and can set up or use almost any piece of machinery. He was married, in 1869, to Victoria P. Orcutt, born in Greene County, January 14, 1848, and a daughter of Henry Orcutt. They have had two children, viz.: P. B., born November 3, 1870, and Carrie E., born May 21, 1873. Mr. Evans is a Republican and is now serving his third term as Trustee. He has served as a delegate to the Ohio State Convention. He has been an Odd Fellow twelve years.

 

From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]