Sara Evans

Evans in 2013, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Sara Lynn Evans

Place of Birth: Boonville, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 5, 1971

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, French, distant Dutch and Welsh

Sara Evans is an American country music singer and songwriter.

She was raised on a farm near New Franklin, Missouri. Sara is married to football quarterback and radio show host Jay Barker. She has three children with her former husband Craig Schelske.

Some sources state that she has Native American ancestry. It is not clear whether this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Sara’s paternal grandfather was Albert William Evans (the son of Ludwig “Lud” Evans and Clara Belle Ballew). Albert was born in Missouri. Ludwig was born in Missouri, the son of William Evans and Eliza Hennings. Clara was born in Missouri, the daughter of Albert Ballew and Molly/Mary McClain.

Sara’s paternal grandmother was Minnie Rose Knott (the daughter of William Knott and Maude/Maud Myrtle Minier). Minnie was born in Iowa. William was born in Illinois, to parents from England, William Proctor Knott and Rosena Tucker. Maude was born in Iowa, the daughter of Joseph Darius Minier and Maurice Ida Labuwi/Labovie/Labus, whose father was German.

Sara’s maternal grandfather was Ralph Milton Floyd (the son of John Walter Floyd and Virginia Lee Marsh). Ralph was born in Missouri. John was born in Missouri, the son of William Thomas Floyd and Mary Catharine Bigler, whose father was from Switzerland. Virginia was born in Missouri, the daughter of Thomas Marsh and Nancy Marie Brown.

Sara’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Pauline Morrison (the daughter of Paul R. Morrison and Sarah May Patterson/Peterson). Mildred was born in Missouri. Paul was born in Missouri, the son of Leonard Elmer Morrison and Anna Alice Shipley. Sarah was born in Tennessee.

Sources: Obituary of Sara’s father –

Obituary of Sara’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Pauline (Morrison) Floyd –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    It may not be documented, but Evans is quintessential Welsh surname.

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