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Evanstown Settlement, West Burlington Township, Bradford County PA

Evanstown Settlement was in the Mt. Pisgah School District
1869 Bradford County Atlas
Article -Evanstown Settlement
Township: West Burlington Trownship, Bradford County PA
Year: 2006
Submitted by Janet PETERS Ordway
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice 2006
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Evanstown Settlement, West Burlington Township, Bradford County PA
By Janet PETERS Ordway - June 2006

Evanstown Settlement was located in West Burlington Township, near Mt Pisgah. Names were taken from 1869 map of the area. They lived along what was called the Corduroy Road which runs through private farm land.

Mrs. (Penny) Prime

W (William) Kelton

J (John) Evans Pioneer Lawyer 1813 Date of Admission

M Ayers

J (Joel) Crist married Lavinna Shiner 10/17/1840

C (Clinton) Ayers

All those living in this settlement in 1918 died from diphtheria 1918. Buried Ballard Cemetery. No names on stones.

John Evans wife Mary was daughter of W Kelton.

John Evans son was Robert Kelton Evans born 1871 died 1944 age 77 yrs buried Ballard Cemetery (check this out)

Robert Kelton Evans children were:

Son. Leon K Evans married Mary E Smith dau of Willard & Reckie Swain Smith

Dau. Esther Evans married Albert Wrisley

Dau. Pauline Evans married George Bloom

Dau. Martha Evans married Harold Smith

Leon’s daughter Myrtie Evans b 1913 d 1973 married Robert Darrow b 1909 d 1994 Both buried in Bradford County Memorial Park.

Charles Rockwell once owned this land. Bordered Brigham Rockwell’s land

According to 1860 Troy Twp Census

Clinton Ayres age 29

Clarinda age 26

Luceha age 5

Meyron age 4

Elinor age 2

According to 1870 Troy Twp Census

Ayres, Clinton age 40 Farmer

CL 37

Lucellia 14 F

Myron 14 M

Elmar 12 M

Arlethe 8 F

Clinton 5 M

Myrtie 4 F

Lafayette 4mo M

MC 14 M

According to 1870 West Burlington Census

William Kelton age 67

Elizabeth age 65

According to 1880 West Burlington Census

William Kelton age 73 b England farmer

Wife Elizabeth age 74 b England

John Evans age 40 farm laborer b England

Wife Mary age 34 b England

Dau Sarah J age 14

Son John W age 13

Dau Ada M age 11

Dau Ida M age 11

Son Robert age 10, b 1871 d 1944 age 77 yrs

dau Elizabeth age 8,

son Francis age 5

dau Mary age 2

all born in PA

Ayres, Dewitt Clinton age 50 farmer b PA

Clarinda age 47

Elmer O age 22

Celestia age 18

Clinton age 16

Clara age 14

Layfaette age 11

Winnie age 8

Paul age 5

Miss Esther A. Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Evans, Granville, became the bride of Mr. Albert B. Wrisley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Wrisley, West Burlington Township, last Friday evening, October 27th, 1939, in the Methodist parsonage at E. Troy, Rev. Don Boyd officiating. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Case. The bride, who is employed by the Van Dyne Oil Company here, is a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1936. The groom is also a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1933 and attended Mansfield State Teachers College. They are at home in the Nora Ruggles house, West Burlington. Mr. Wrisley is Principal of the Granville Center School. Obit and Newspaper Clippings on Tri County Genealogy Site.

Leon K Evans b 1894 d 1964 buried Granville Center Cemetery

wife Mary E Smith Evans b 1896 d 1933 Buried Granville Center Cemetery dau of Willard & Reckie Swain Smith 24 Mar 1914 Marriage license Book 22 pg 600. Leon was into lumbering.

2nd wife Mabel E Riley Evans b 1893 d 1984 buried Granville Center Cemetery

Lovina B Rockwell dau of W H Rockwell & Minnie.

Married Walter H Putnam son of Edward & Amanda Putnam 04 Sept 1912

Marriage Record Book 21 pg 64

Lovina Putnam Baldwin b1892 d 1975 buried Hilton Cemetery.

Edgar Henry Morley, born March 13th 1892, and member of Brooks-Flick Post No 49, American Legion, was found frozen to death in his lonely shack near Wheelerville last Monday, Dec 31st (1934) A disabled veteran of the World War, he received compensation until up to about a year ago when it was taken away from him. Unable to do many things, Morley went several weeks ago to the Wheelerville section and had been doing his best to make a living cutting paper wood in the mountains near there. He was last seen alive Friday when he promised to visit a family on Sunday. They became alarmed when he did not appear and his shack was visited Monday. He was found frozen to death in his bunk. A military funeral will be held in the home of his mother, Mrs. Kelton Evans, West Burlington, Thursday at 2 pm members of Brooks-Flick Post acting as bearers and furnishing a firing squad and buglars at the burial in Hilton Cemetery. Rev. Floyd E Guiles officiating.

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