Augusta Jane Evans (Wilson)

In 1868 Augusta Jane Evans married Colonel Lorenzo Madison Wilson, a wealthy planter twenty-eight years her senior who had been widowed in 1862. She moved to his estate, Ashland, next door to the Evans home and spent much of the rest of her life making it and its surrounding gardens one of Mobile, Alabama's most beautiful showplaces.

From Prominent Women of Georgia, edited by J. B. Nevin

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries