Evon Evans1

F
Relationship
5th great-granddaughter of William Sullivan
Member of:
Sullivan Family of Georgia and Florida
     Evon Evans was the daughter of James Richard Evans and Willa Gene Jones.

Citations

  1. [S565] Shirley Evans Besch, "Holton-Nixon Family Records."

Frank Williford Jones

M, b. 20 August 1895, d. 10 March 1970
     Frank was born on 20 August 1895 at Hillsborough, Florida, United States. He married Stella Pearl Holton, daughter of Thomas M. Holton and Nancy Annie Dixon, on 10 November 1925 at Bartow, Polk, Florida, United States.1 Frank died on 10 March 1970 at Live Oak, Suwannee, Florida, United States, at age 74. His body was buried in March 1970 at Sunset Memory Gardens, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.2

Child of Frank Williford Jones and Stella Pearl Holton

Citations

  1. [S565] Shirley Evans Besch, "Holton-Nixon Family Records."
  2. [S514] Testator Listed in Will of John Tompkins, Will dated 9 May 1836 in Will Book A, 1777-1865, p. 272. Proved 20 January 1840.

Stella Pearl Holton

F, b. 17 March 1908, d. 16 July 1986
     Stella was born on 17 March 1908 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of Thomas M. Holton and Nancy Annie Dixon. She married Frank Williford Jones, on 10 November 1925 at Bartow, Polk, Florida, United States.2 Stella died on 16 July 1986 at Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at age 78. Her body was buried on 19 July 1986 at Sunset Memory Gardens, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.
     Biography of Stella Pearl Holton:
"Stella Pearl, left the family farm in Madison, Florida when she was about 16 years old. She came to Tampa, to work in the city. She lived with family friends that had moved to Tampa prior to her moving here. She lived in Ybor City for a period of time."

     "I remember Grandma (Stella) telling me that she met Grandpa in Tampa. She said he was a handsome man."

     "Marriage certificate states Grandma was 22 years old when she married Grandpa. According to her birth records (Holton Family Bible) she was born in 1908. They were married in 1925 and that makes her age at seventeen."

     "Operated "Bennetts Chili Bowl", Ybor City, (Tampa) Florida. "Bennetts Sugar Bowl" was the original name of "Bennetts Chili Bowl"." [Shirley Evans Besch]

     She also, managed a rooming house in Ybor City.

Child of Stella Pearl Holton and Frank Williford Jones

Citations

  1. [S564] Holton Family Bible.
  2. [S565] Shirley Evans Besch, "Holton-Nixon Family Records."

Williford Jones Jr.

M, b. 25 January 1930, d. 25 April 1999
     Williford was born on 25 January 1930 at Plant City, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of Frank Williford Jones and Stella Pearl Holton. He married Lois Ruth James, on 16 September 1955 at Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.1 Williford died on 25 April 1999 at Brooksville, Hernando, Florida, United States, at age 69. His body was buried in April 1999 at Sunset Memory Gardens, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

Citations

  1. [S565] Shirley Evans Besch, "Holton-Nixon Family Records."

Lois Ruth James

F, b. 13 March 1936, d. 11 August 1996
     Lois was born on 13 March 1936 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. She married Williford Jones Jr., son of Frank Williford Jones and Stella Pearl Holton, on 16 September 1955 at Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.1 Lois died on 11 August 1996 at Brooksville, Hernando, Florida, United States, at age 60. Her body was buried on 14 August 1996 at Sunset Memory Gardens, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

Citations

  1. [S565] Shirley Evans Besch, "Holton-Nixon Family Records."

Thomas M. Holton

M, b. 4 July 1869, d. 14 November 1921
     Thomas was born on 4 July 1869 at Lowndes, Georgia, United States.1 He married Nancy Annie Dixon, daughter of Rev. John H. Dixon and Mary E. Webb, on 19 January 1905 at Madison, Florida, United States.2 Thomas died on 14 November 1921 at Madison, Florida, United States, at age 52. His body was buried in November 1921 at Midway Baptist Church, Madison, Florida, United States.3
     Thomas's occupation.
Biography of Thomas M. Holton:
"Thomas Holton, a Georgia native, was married to his first wife, Susan Loudella (maiden name unknown). She died August 9, 1904. Susan was buried in the cemetery of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church located in Lee, Florida. One of the three other Holton grave sites nearby was his mother's (Martha, 1824 - 1896). Another grave was marked with "Infant of Thomas and Susan L. Holton" and dated August 9, 1904. "Etha Pear Holton" (born March 5, 1901 and died July 29, 1901) marked the other grave site. It is unknown whether this infant is a child of Thomas and Susan."

     "The 1900 census records, for Madison County ("Precinct 3, Norton Creek"), Florida, listed Thomas Holton as the head of the family, Susan L., wife, Florance, and Mollie B. as daughters. His birth month and year was recorded "Sept. 1870"."

     "Thomas married Nancy Annie Dixon, on January 19, 1905, about five months after his first wife died. Annie was about 15 years old and he was 35 years old with three young daughters, Alberta, Florence and Nora. Tom and Annie, had six children, John Franklin, Stella Pearl, George W., Mary Irene, Ardelia, and Audry. They were hard-working cotton farmers in North Florida. They farmed in Madison County and in surrounding counties of Suwannee and Columbia."

     "My grandmother, Stella, remembered living in Lafayette County, when she a young girl. Her brother, George, and his wife, Bernice, located the property (sometime in 1980s?). Although the house was no longer there, a flower bush that had been planted nearby was still growing. Also, a cow pond, still known as Holton Pond, was on the property. (I haven't been able to locate this home place in researching records.)" [Shirley E. Besch]















Children of Thomas M. Holton and Nancy Annie Dixon

Citations

  1. [S564] Holton Family Bible, "July 4, 1869, Lownes County" was recorded for Thomas M. Holton's birth date and place.
  2. [S564] Holton Family Bible, January 19, 1905, Madison County was recorded for their marriage date and place.
  3. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 111.

Nancy Annie Dixon1,2

F, b. 8 July 1889, d. 6 January 1961
     Nancy was born on 8 July 1889 at Suwannee, Florida, United States.3 She was the daughter of Rev. John H. Dixon and Mary E. Webb. She married Thomas M. Holton, on 19 January 1905 at Madison, Florida, United States.4 Nancy died on 6 January 1961 at Madison, Madison, Florida, United States, at age 71.5 Her body was buried in January 1961 at Midway Baptist Church, Madison, Florida, United States.6
     Biography of Nancy Annie Dixon:
"Nancy Annie Dixon was about 15 years old when she married Thomas M. Holton. Annie was a good cook. She used to sit in her rocking chair and twiddle her thumbs." [Shirley E. Besch]

Children of Nancy Annie Dixon and Thomas M. Holton

Citations

  1. [S179] Thomas Webb, "Webb Family Records."
  2. [S564] Holton Family Bible, Nancy Annie Dixon was recorded for her full name.
  3. [S564] Holton Family Bible, July 8, 1889, Suwannee County was recorded for Nancy Annie Dixon's birth date and place.
  4. [S564] Holton Family Bible, January 19, 1905, Madison County was recorded for their marriage date and place.
  5. [S564] Holton Family Bible, January 6, 1961 was recorded for her date of death.
  6. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 111.