Name: William Owen EAVES
Birth: 12 NOV 1817 in Goshen, Madison Co, IL
Death: JUL 1851 in Prob Madison Co, IL
Change Date: 10 JAN 2016
William is my ggg-grandfather.
He was named for his mother?s half-brother, Owen Smith Clark.
For a map of what Illinois looked like in 1818 see:
Macoupin County was created in 1829.
He and his father bought land in Macoupin Co, IL July 4, 1835:
EAVES WILLIAM OWEN
SWSW sec 19 twp 12N rg 6W 3rd meridian IL (this would be in the NE corner of Macoupin County in Virden or Girard twps which split the section of T12N/R6W.)
Price per Acre: 1.25
Total Price: 44.50
Type of Sale: FD
Date of Purchase: 07/04/1835
Madison County was located south of Macoupin County.
Their marriage is listed in the Illinois State Marr Index:
EVES, WILLIAM O & WHITESIDE, MARGARET - 08/17/1837 MADISON
There was also this marriage record in Madison Co, IL, but I don't know who it was. Must have been a cousin of William's:
William Eaves m Margaret Tolly Mar 28, 1833
1840 Macoupin Co, IL:
William was there with his brother Noah and their father, Benjamin.
William Eaves 10001-10001 - p 66
William 20-30 - (23)
wife 20-30 (Eva Margaret-21)
girl 0-5 (Mary Ann - abt 3)
boy 0-5 (James - abt 2)
Can't find him anywhere on the 1850 census in MO or IL!
Father: Benjamin EAVES b: 9 JUN 1780 in Rutherford Co, NC
Mother: Elizabeth Jane "Betsy" CLARK b: 7 APR 1781 in Westmoreland Co, PA
Eva Margaret WHITESIDE b: 18 OCT 1818 in Madison Co, IL
17 AUG 1837
in Madison Co, IL
- Mary Ann M. EAVES b: ABT 1838 in Illinois
- James C. EAVES b: 1838 in Illinois
- William Bartlett "Bart" EAVES b: 1840 in IL (Prob Macoupin Co)
- Thomas S. EAVES b: ABT 1845 in Illinois
- Catherine EAVES b: ABT 1848 in IL