Sergeant, Company K, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army
Son of William E. and Mariah (Couter) Evans, Jr. Brother to Private Alfred Evans and Private James R. Evans.
Born- 1834, December 20 in Claiborne County, Tennessee
1850 Claiborne County, Tennessee Census Subdivision 7, house #161-161 William Evans 47 Mary Evans 43 James Evans 20 Alfred Evans 17 Robert Evans 15 Sally E. Evans 10 Louiza Evans 10 Samuel D. Evans 8 Luretta Evans 5 Margaret M. Evans 1
1860 Owsley County, Kentucky Census Travelers Rest Post Office, house #62-62 William Evans 58 Mary Evans 54 Samuel Evans 17 Luretia Evans 15 Eliza A. Evans 9 Robert L. Evans 26
Enlisted on August 18, 1863, in Lee County Virginia. Evans was captured near Cumberland Gap in the Fall of 1863 but returned to service. His last known date of service was a clothing issue on September 7, 1864.
Married – 1865, March 2 to Sarah Henderson Russell (1836-1921) in Lee County, Virginia
1870 Lee County, Virginia Census Jonesville Precinct, house #96-97 Robert L. Evans 36 Sarah H. Evans 33 Mary E. Evans 4 John W. Evans 2 Rebecca M. Evans 1
1880 Lee County, Virginia Census Rocky Station Precinct, house #81-85 Robert Evans 45 Sarah H. Evans 43 Mary E. Evans 14 John W. Evans 12 Rebecca M. Evans 10 Samuel Evans 9 Charles Evans 7 James R. Evans 5 Robert H. Evans 3 Sarah L. Evans 1
1910 Lee County, Virginia Census Rocky Station portion of St. Charles Precinct, house #620-623 Robert L. Evans 75 Sarah H. Evans 73 7 of 9 children living Julia A. Sprinkle 74 Boarder
1900 Lee County, Virginia Census Rocky Station portion of Salem Precinct, house #1-1 Robert L. Evans 65 Born December 1834 Sarah H. Evans 63 James R. Evans 25 Rosa B. Evans 20 Robert H. Evans 23 Fred S. Crider 9 Boarder
1920 Lee County, Virginia Census St. Charles Precinct, house #69-69 Robert L. Evans 85 Married but wife with daughter
Died– 1920, June 3 in St. Charles, Lee County, Virginia (No Death Certificate found)
Buried– Most likely unmarked in the Kirk Cemetery Pine Grove on Ely’s Creek, Lee County, Virginia. His son, Edward Samuel, and daughter, Rebecca, are buried here as well as several other family members.