Hi Sonja, For years, I have been researching Thomas Andrew Evans, Jr. b. 25 April 1840 in Scott County, Mississippi. His father was Thomas Andrew Evans, Sr. b. 15 April 1812 in Alabama, d, 30 Jan 1877 in Marion County, MS and his mother was Laura Rosanna Phelps, b. 1815 d. 1900.
After the Civil War, Thomas, Jr. deserted Elizabeth and his son Alexander Lafayette and married my great-grandmother, Susannah Jane Johnson. I've learned that quite a lot of the war's veterans did this.
Anyway, other than Thomas Jr's first wife Elizabeth and their son, I didn't get these names from the internet. They were handed down to me by my grandmother Amazon River Evans- Ballard, daughter of Thomas Jr. and Susannah.