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Friday, April 23, 2010

Charles E. Evans - Butcher Cemetery, North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio

Click on title to link to the "Find A Grave" memorial for Charles E. Evans buried at the Butcher Cemetery in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio.
Sharing an email sent April 22, 2010 from Janie Martin Whitty, great-great granddaughter of Charles E. Evans.

I am trying to contact you. I am the Evans/Underwood descendant of Charles E. Evans, Civil War Veteran buried in Butcher/Garwood Cemetery in Champaign County, Ohio, mentioned in your PDF file at the North Lewisburg website (I am OhioHeritage with the Evans/Underwood family histories). Charles E. Evans was my Great-great grandfather, and I also have info on the Underwood family (Francis Sara Jane Underwood, daughter of Amos Underwood, who was his, Charles E. Evans, wife). Amos Underwood and Sara Jane Rossell, his wife, were also residents of North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio and are in the 1881 Beers history. I have pictures and histories on them. One of their grandchildren, Frankie Underwood is also buried in Butcher Cemetery (and a daughter and son of Charles E. Evans, as well, buried there with Charles).

If there is any info I can contribute for your excellent research of that area and those residents during that time, please contact me at this site (I'm a member here for about 8 or 9 years, I think).
I would also very much appreciate if you could send me a copy or transcription of the news article on Charles E. Evans death May 10, 1888 (published in the Urbana Daily citizen you referenced on the additional info). I live in Florida and this article has eluded me. Our family history has handed down that his death was a "hunting accident" but suspected suicide and they weren't sure. I would like to know more and can tell you what I know from what was handed down.
my email is: whittyfun@juno.com
website of mine you found on Charles E. Evans
Thank you so much for your excellent research!!
Janie Martin Whitty
an Evans/Underwood Descendant...still researching after all these years.