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Lewis Evans was born in the village of Watertown, Jefferson county, New York, December 1834. His parents were natives of Massachusetts. Mr. Evans remained on the farm with his parents until he was twenty years of age, during which time he obtained his education. Going to Minnesota in 1854, he worked on a farm nearly two years, then returned to Jefferson county. At the expiration of three years more he cattle to Daviess county, first settled near Winston, afterward moved to Caldwell county, and from thence back to Daviess county, where he now resides, engaged in farming.
February 22, 1866, he was married to Miss Adaline Paddock, a resident of Jefferson county, New York. They have two children: Leona B., born. August 1, 1867; and George, born February 17, 1870.