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Husband: Col John G Blue
Born:
Married: in Marion Dist, SC
Died:
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Ann M Evans
Born: 1835/06 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1850 in Marion Dist, SC
Father: Gen William Evans
Mother: Sarah Ann Godbold
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Effa Blue
Born: 1859/60 in NC
Died:
Spouses: Edward B Wheeler
Additional Information

Col John G Blue:

Notes:

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 125-135.
-General William Evans, a son of Nathan, the second, by his second marriage, was bom in 1804, grew up to manhood and married Miss Sarah Ann Godbold, daughter of General Thomas Godbold; settled down at the place just north of Marion, and went to farming ; he succeeded well in his chosen occupation and amassed a large property; he had only two sons, James Hamilton and William Thomas ; the latter is now the Sheriff (second term) of the county; and seven daughters, viz: Catharine, Mary, Eliza Jane, Louisa, Ann M., Rosa and Margaret.
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General Evans' daughter, Anna M., married Colonel John G. Blue, of North Carolina ; he was a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a lawyer ; Colonel Blue was a man of good sense and mentally much above the ordinary, and especially when aroused ; and had he applied himself to his profession, as some do, he doubtless would have attained an enviable position in the profession ; he would have been where there is always room plenty -that is, at the top ; he went into the war early as a private, and rose by successive steps to a Lieutenant Colonelcy; he was brave and patriotic; had a high sense of duty; very temperate in all his habits except one, and in that was very intemperate, and that was in the use of tobacco, and its excessive use probably shortened his life; he was a candidate for the Legislature in 1876 and was elected and was a member of the famous "Wallace House" of that year, and was re-elected for several terms thereafter, and was a very useful member of that body ; he was very cool and deliberate, and his judgment good ; he had the confidence of his fellow-members. Some ten or twelve years ago his health failed him, and after lingering for several months he died in Richmond County, N. C, his old home place, to which he had gone for recuperation; he died rather unexpectedly; his widow and the younger members of her family live on their homestead, near Marion. Colonel Blue raised three sons and five daughters ; his eldest son, William E. Blue, is yet single and lives with his mother, and carries on the farm, and is now County Treasurer; he is a young man of fine talents and of good character. Another son, Rupert, is a doctor, and has for several years been a surgeon in the United States Army, and stands well as such ; he is, or was, somewhere in the West, attending to the duties of his position. Another son, Victor, graduated some years ago, in the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and has been in the navy ever since his graduation, and is now Flag Lieutenant, and has gone, it is said, in the newspapers, on a war ship to China as Flag Lieutenant. He acquired celebrity and distinction by heroic deeds in the late Spanish-American War, and is well on the road to an Admiralship, the highest honor that can be attained in that branch of his country's service-a Marion boy, of whom Marion and the whole State are justly proud; be is a fine specimen of manhood physically ; he recently married a daughter of some naval Captain. Of Colonel Blue's daughters, one. Miss Sallie, married Peter John, of Marlborough .County ; another. Miss Ida, married Mr. James John, of North Carolina, a brother to Peter. The Johns are good men and well-to-do. Another daughter. Miss Effie, married Edward B. Wheeler, of Marion, a very worthy native and citizen. The two other daughters. Miss Kate and Miss Hettie, are unmarried-worthy of some good man. Miss Kate has obtained some celebrity as a writer, and is quite literary in her taste. ;

Ann M Evans:

Notes:

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 125-135.
-General William Evans, a son of Nathan, the second, by his second marriage, was bom in 1804, grew up to manhood and married Miss Sarah Ann Godbold, daughter of General Thomas Godbold; settled down at the place just north of Marion, and went to farming ; he succeeded well in his chosen occupation and amassed a large property; he had only two sons, James Hamilton and William Thomas ; the latter is now the Sheriff (second term) of the county; and seven daughters, viz: Catharine, Mary, Eliza Jane, Louisa, Ann M., Rosa and Margaret.
...
General Evans' daughter, Anna M., married Colonel John G. Blue, of North Carolina ; he was a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a lawyer ; Colonel Blue was a man of good sense and mentally much above the ordinary, and especially when aroused ; and had he applied himself to his profession, as some do, he doubtless would have attained an enviable position in the profession ; he would have been where there is always room plenty —that is, at the top ; he went into the war early as a private, and rose by successive steps to a Lieutenant Colonelcy; he was brave and patriotic; had a high sense of duty; very temperate in all his habits except one, and in that was very intemperate, and that was in the use of tobacco, and its excessive use probably shortened his life; he was a candidate for the Legislature in 1876 and was elected and was a member of the famous "Wallace House" of that year, and was re-elected for several terms thereafter, and was a very useful member of that body ; he was very cool and deliberate, and his judgment good ; he had the confidence of his fellow-members. Some ten or twelve years ago his health failed him, and after lingering for several months he died in Richmond County, N. C, his old home place, to which he had gone for recuperation; he died rather unexpectedly; his widow and the younger members of her family live on their homestead, near Marion. Colonel Blue raised three sons and five daughters ; his eldest son, William E. Blue, is yet single and lives with his mother, and carries on the farm, and is now County Treasurer; he is a young man of fine talents and of good character. Another son, Rupert, is a doctor, and has for several years been a surgeon in the United States Army, and stands well as such ; he is, or was, somewhere in the West, attending to the duties of his position. Another son, Victor, graduated some years ago, in the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and has been in the navy ever since his graduation, and is now Flag Lieutenant, and has gone, it is said, in the newspapers, on a war ship to China as Flag Lieutenant. He acquired celebrity and distinction by heroic deeds in the late Spanish-American War, and is well on the road to an Admiralship, the highest honor that can be attained in that branch of his country's service—a Marion boy, of whom Marion and the whole State are justly proud; be is a fine specimen of manhood physically ; he recently married a daughter of some naval Captain. Of Colonel Blue's daughters, one. Miss Sallie, married Peter John, of Marlborough .County ; another. Miss Ida, married Mr. James John, of North Carolina, a brother to Peter. The Johns are good men and well-to-do. Another daughter. Miss Effie, married Edward B. Wheeler, of Marion, a very worthy native and citizen. The two other daughters. Miss Kate and Miss Hettie, are unmarried—worthy of some good man. Miss Kate has obtained some celebrity as a writer, and is quite literary in her taste. ;



!CENSUS:1850 Marion Dist., SC # 1830/1837
William Evans 46 Farmer $25,000 Marion
Sarah 43
Sarah 19
Hamilton 17
Eliza 16
Ann 14
Louisa 12
William 11
Julia 9
Margaret 7;

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