While census records tend to be imprecise about John's year of birth, it's most likely that he was baptised 23 Sep 1827 in Bridstow, Herefordshire to John and Susan Evans. He lived his early life as an Agricultural Labourer, later becoming a Labourer in Ironworks after he married.
John married Eliza Smart in Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire on 25 Dec 1864. Eliza was the daughter of John Smart (c1809) and Mary Pember (c1805), baptised in Ross-On-Wye on 03 Sep 1839.
John and Eliza lived in Ross-On-Wye throughout their married life together. They had seven known children, all born in Ross, one of whom died in infancy. At least three of their seven children are known to have emigrated to Australia at varying times and with various destinations in mind. My great-grandfather, Wallace, was one of these.
John Evans was buried in Ross-On-Wye on 27 July 1887, having died at the age of 59. His wife Eliza most likely died in early 1917 in Ross, aged 77 years.