The following translation for the above parish book fragment comes from:
There were 3 places with the name Småvollan under Evjen. The place that is going to be talked
about here was the upper one, and it was situated about 400 meters north from the farm
Lillegjerdet under Grinde. It is said that it was the most fertile of all 3. Evjenåsen,
Evjenløkken and småvoll løkka øvre was other named used on the place. The place was under
Nord-Evjen, Oppigard and Bortstu, but under the change in the 1870 it became under Utstu.
The first people that they know about that lived there was Esten and Ingerborg. They lived
there in 1807. One dailyworker, Erik Johasen, born 1785, lived with them in 1815. Ingeborg
became a widdow in 1829, and for years she ran the place in her own name. Her son Anders
and his wife Ragnhild, took over after her, and Ingeborg moved to Valdum where she got married
with Halvord Fransen in Valdbrenna. In 1860-70 Anders and Ragnhild had two cows and six sheep.
They sowed from 1 to 1.5 barrels with corn, and they put out from 1 to 2 barrels with
potatoes. In 1875 a woman named Helvig Arntsen lived with them. She came from Melhus, but was
born in 1816 in Våler. She was living from knitting and sewing. In 1884 both Anders and
Ragnhild died, and they died as poor. Their daughter Kari, who lived there died the year
after. Ole and Ingeborg Hagunes most probably lived at first at Småvollan/Evjenåsen from
about 1888 before they moved to Småvoll løkka. Their daughter Randi and her husband Marentius
Lyngstad lived for a while at Småvollan/Evjenåsen in the beginning of the 1900. When they
moved from Småvollan they lived a few places in Hovin, among others Grøtdalen. After that
they came to Myrvang under Grinde. A barn was left in Småvollan to 1959.
Esten Andersen Evjen
came from Krogstad-bakken. Born in 1771, died in 1829. Got married in
Ingeborg Nilsdatter Gylland.
From Gylland. Born: 1778, died 1865. Children:
1 Anders. Born 1804
Anders Esten Evjen,
born 1804, died 1884. Worked in 1825 in Nord-Evjen. Married in 1831 with
Ragnhild Jonsdatter Soknes
from Støren, born 1802, died 1884. Children:
2 Nils, born 1806. Moved to Leksvik in 1832. Lived there in 1865.
3 Kari, born 1808, died 1874. Worked in farms at Hølonda. Got married in 1835 with Ole Jonsen
Almåskleva. Born 1805, died 1871.
4 Ole, born 1811.
5 Berit, born 1814, died 3 months old.
6 Berit, born 1815, died 1816.
7 Berit, born 1817. Went to Hølonda in 1843, worked at Sunnset. Later wife in Sveet under
Horgmo after the younger sister Berit. Her children:
1 Esten, born 1844. Father: Jon Johnsen Gaustad, from Hølonda, born 1822
8 Berit, born 1820
9 Esten, born 1826
born 1831. Worked for a time in the farm Røskaftflåtten. Went to America.
2 Kari, born 1834 in Støren, died 1885. Unmarried. Partly lived at home. Her children:
1 Kirsti, born 1861, died 1863. Father Halvord Jenssen Gylland from Gransløkken,
3 Ingeborg born 1837. Probably moved. Her childen:
2 Anders, born 1863. Same father. Anders grew up in Småvollan/Evjenåsen. He went to
America in 1883.
1 Anders, born 1861, died 1862. Father: Ole Larsen Sørtømme from Larsmoen, born 1834.
born 1839. Went to America in 1867.
2 Lars born 1863, died 7 weeks later. Same father.
3 Ragnhild, born 1868. Father: Garversven Jens Olsen Bakken from Trondheim, born 1841.
born 1842. Went to America in 1867.
6 Berit born 1846, died 1900. Married in 1872 with Rikard Estesen Hansen from Kvikne, born 1850.
Lived in Trondheim, Two children.