Samuel T. Evens, son of Samuel B. and Keturah (Lippincott) Evens, was born Dec. 13, 1843. His parents were natives of New Jersey, and were living there about the time William Penn settled in Pennsylvania. The mother is deceased and the father resides with his oldest daughter. Samuel remained at home with his father until he was 20 years of age, then went to Indiana for a few months, and afterward came to Michigan, where he purchased 55 acres of wild land on section 28. He afterward exchanged this land for 179 acres, with 100 acres under cultivation, where he now resides.
Mr. Evens was married in r 1868, in Niles, Mich., to Mary C., daughter of Uel and Jane (Barnhouse)
Dragoo, natives of Virginia., who came to Michigan in an early day. Mrs. Evens was born in Berrien
Co., Mich., in 1854. Children are: Lilly B., Nel. B., Keturah M. and Clyde L. Mr. and Mrs. Evens are
members of the Church known as the "Baptized Believers." Mr. E. is a Republican.