Welcome to the
Evans Heritage 


This web-site is dedicated to the history of the Evans family of the Providence community, Orangeburg County, South Carolina.  Welcome to the page! 
Want to help?  We would love to add what you know about the family.  E-mail me at:


Rumph Family Cemetery, Calhoun County, SC

G. G. McLaurin and Some of His Kin:  Sketches and Genealogy
This is the complete text of a book written by Mr. G. Gordon McLaurin of Dillon, SC, published in 1970.  The family of Mr. McLaurin has graciously allowed me to electronically re-publish the material for genealogists and those with an interest in the McLaurin, McIntyre, McColl, McKay, Turnage, Ragsdale, and several other families that lived predominately in Marlboro County, South Carolina.  For a searchable web-page view use the link to the left below.  For a downloadable version in Microsoft Word that you can use to self-print your own copy use the link to the right below.  Let me know about any mistakes/corrections/deletions/etc.

Web Page View                             Downloadable Microsoft Word file


Westbury Reunion and John Blue Cotton Festival
The McQueen S. and Annie McIntyre Westbury family had a reunion at Camp Pee Dee on
13 October 2012.  After the meal the family assembled at the John Blue Cotton Festival in Laurinburg, NC.  My mother, Sara Frances Westbury Evans donated a tobacco pole barn to the Scotland County Historical Society which was taken apart and re-assembled at the John Blue site.


Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Orangeburg, SC
My interest in the Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery started with two death certificates....those of my second great grandparents, Cephas Manly McMichael and Rachael Elizabeth Jennings.  Both certificates state they are buried in the Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  However, their grave markers are side-by-side in Sunnyside Cemetery, also in Orangeburg, SC. (I can send you photos of the markers if you'd like them for your files.)


"Evans Family Cemetery"  Providence, SC
The Old Evans Family Cemetery is located in a sylvan setting about one mile behind the former home of Mr. Leroy Evans and about two miles west of Providence United Methodist Church on Old State Rd. (Highway #176) in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.  Follow this link to the page created for the the cemetery.


"Our Evans Heritage"
"Our Evans Heritage"
is a book on the family history and genealogy written by Ms. Annie Belle (Evans-Dantzler) Bodie of Providence.  It has been updated by Mr. Jimmy Wroton of St. Simons Island, Georgia.  If you want to page through the book, click on the web page icon below.  If you would like to download the book (for printing) click on the word file below.  WE NEED YOUR HELP....watch for corrections, updates, etc. as you read and let me know if you find anything that needs attention.  For those of you with computer skills, the easiest (and best) way to make corrections is to copy the page you want to edit to your word processor, then e-mail the updated information to me.  I will update the text and make it available to everyone on the site.                      

Web Page View


Microsoft Word file

.(PDF file coming soon)

Evans Family Bibles
David Wesley Lee (Buddy) (1864-1924) and Susanna (Sue) (Susan) Catherine E. Arant (1867-1958) Evans
David Wesley (1823-1900) and Frances Eran Dantzler (1820-1892) Evans

The "Evans" and the Evans' Coat of Arms 
Evans Motor Court--My grandfather, Percy Evans, owned a motor court in Sumter, SC, in the 1940's
Photos from the Evans Family Reunion, 24 June 2006.
The Family Tree (beginning with me) and working back, showing the names I have on both sides of my family.
Gillam Reunion Family photo
Hart's Battery Reunion Photo
The Rush Family Bible