Patrick William EVANS (1844-1930)
HOUSE, 44th General Assembly, 1885-87; representing Roane County; Republican. Born in Roane County Jan. 24, 1844; son of Patrick Henry and Rebecca (PARKS) EVANS. Attended "common schools." Married in October, 1866, to Mary E. BOWERS, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (CLOUD) BOWERS; children--Thomas Oscar, William S., Alice, David Henry, and John C. Before public career engaged in farming at Post Oak Springs between Kingston and Rockwood, Roane County. Chairman of county court many years; justice of the peace; clerk and master of chancery court, 1891-97; chairman board of equalizers, 1899; elected mayor of Kingston, 1901; appointed deputy U.S. Marshal with headquarters in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, where he lived during term of office. Elected, 1908, to Republican committee for congressional district; member Republican County Executive Committee, 1920. In Union army; enrolled at Kingston Feb. 25, 1862; mustered in at Barbourville, Ky., Mar. 28, 1862; cpl., 2nd sgt., 1st sgt. in Co. A, 5th Tenn. Inf., U.S.A.; mustered out at Nashville, Davidson county, Apr. 4, 1865. Member Grand Army of the Republic; commander Roane County Veterans Ass'n., 1916. Deacon in Baptist Church. Died at Kingston Feb. 2, 1930; buried in Old Home Cemetery near Caney Ford, Roane County. Father of David Henry EVANS; grandfather of John Allensworth EVANS, sometime members Tenn. General Assembly.
Sources: Roane County Republican, Dec. 6, 1894; Roane County Times Republian, Aug. 11, 1898; June 1, 1899; April 4, 1901; June 3, 1920; Rockwood Times, Aug. 31, Oct. 19, 1916; Feb. 6, 1930; Wells, History of Roane County, 141, 176; Whitson, Personal Sketches, 107, Moore and Foster, Tennessee, The Volunteer State, II, 394; U.S. Census, 1850 Roane County; microcopy Tenn. Union Service Records, roll 155.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.