Earlier I posted about John Thomas Emerson, grandson of Irvin Lafayette Kennedy, who is buried in Itasca Cemetery, Hill County, Texas. John Thomas Emerson's aunt, Margaret Drucilla Kennedy, moved to Hill County, Texas with her husband, John Jasper "Jack" Evans. Jack Evans was the son of Thomas Evans and Henrietta Clayton, Georgia natives who moved to Itawamba County around 1841, settling on land just south of Tremont. William Evans, brother of Thomas, was my GGG grandfather.
The graves of John J. and Margaret Kennedy Evans are marked with a single stone, pictured above, that appears of more recent origin. "Jack" died in 1939, at the age of 90. His death certificate indicates that he was born at Bexar, Alabama but all of his census records show Mississippi as his state of birth. This inconsistency is not too unusual for residents of this area, and land records indicate that Jack's parents owned land in both Itawamba and Marion counties. Margaret, as posted earlier, was the daughter of Irvin Lafayette Kennedy and Martha Selena Meshow.
Jack's father Thomas Evans moved to Hill County, Texas between 1878 and 1800, and died there around 1889. It is not known where he is buried, whether on private land or perhaps in the Itasca Cemetery in an unmarked grave.
Jack and Margaret had several children: Elmer Ward Evans, Martha Lou (married S. W. Cansler), Irvin Lafayette Evans (gravemarker pictured below), Leonard Lewis Evans, (buried also at Itasca), B. N. Evans, Zula Evans (married Floyd Grant, buried Itasca Cemetery), and Johnnie Evans.