14.     Columbus Penn Evans (1824 - 1854)

apprentice to his brother, Henry S. Evans, at the Village Record (newspaper started by Charles Miner) but soon moved to Wilmington, DE to edit the "Republican".  In the Mexican War he was commissioned a second lieutenant and by 1848 was recognized for "gallant and meritorious conduct" in the battles of Contreras and Cherubusco.   He also fought at Molino Del Rey and again with merit at the culmination battle of Chapultepic.  He was elected Mayor of Wilmington in 1851 but did not choose to seek re-election.  He died of consumption in 1854 and was buried with full military honors at The Oaklands Cemetery.

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