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M-018 Abel E. Evans, Family Papers, 1848-1882.


Legal records, personal correspondence, and memorabilia of the A.E. Evans family, pioneer settlers in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. 2 folders.


Legal records:
Certificate of marriage of Isaac N. Pipes and Ann Eliza Evans in Morehouse Parish, 1849.
Land deeds to Abel Evans, 1858, 1859.
Receipt for refund of taxes, 1867.
Land grant to Mary Doles, assigned to John Burran, 1860.
Affidavit concerning land owned by A.E. Evans, 1875.
Copy of deed L.L. McGuire to Abel E. Evans, 1875, Ouachita Parish.
Lease of land in Morehouse Parish by A.E. Evans to Robert Dennard, 1878.

Correspondence and memorabilia:
Letters to Ann Eliza Evans, daughter of A.E. Evans, from her brother T.J. Evans in Wilcox County, Alabama, 1848, while she was living in Claiborne County, Mississippi.
Contents: family affairs; social and economic conditions, including information about their slaves; illnesses and deaths in the family and among friends and neighbors; their father's sale of his plantation; political news; letters from family friends and suitors.
Letters to Ann Eliza, 1849, from family and admirers.
Contents: the family's move to Louisiana; farming, social functions and other conditions in the Morehouse Parish area.
Several poems. Letter to Ann Eliza, 1851, after her marriage to Isaac Pipes from her sister.
Two letters, 1854 and 1856, to Abel Evans from his brother Josiah James Evans, U.S. Senator from South Carolina.
Contents: economic and political matters including the question of slavery.
Letter to A. E. Evans from nephew, 1861, and school certificate for Ann Eliza's daughter, 1861.
Letter by E.M. Evans, 1862, while he was a soldier stationed at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, telling of Civil War conditions there.
Family and business letters, 1874-1876.
Copies of Confederate money.

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