Have been searching endlessly for Enoch Evans and his family for many years. His mother was Lucinda ? Evans. I suspect she may have ties to the many Smith families living near them in the 1850 Federal Census for Jackson County, MO.
Enoch next appears in the 1854 Voter List for Kickapoo, Leavenworth County, KS; the 1860 Federal Census for Kickapoo, Leavenworth Co., KS, and that's it. I can't find any other record for him. I don't know if they went West at the earliest pre-Civil War battles began, or if they simply hid, or what.
Next, Enoch's daughter, Mary Ann, appears in JCMO, marrying John Caldwell Ellis in Nov. 1871.
I can't find either family, the Evans or the Ellis, in the 1870 Federal Census. Missouri continued to be incredibly violent after the War, that I can also envision them moving around a LOT.
Thanks for any and all hints or clues. Have the line from Mary Ann and John Ellis forward to present, it's just getting the beginnings that's so hard.