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  • ID: I20667
  • _UID: 5C8A7ED0DF404989A3706A351D404EAD2F53
  • Name: Benjamin EAVES
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 JUN 1780 in Rutherford Co, NC
  • Death: 23 OCT 1841 in Madison Co, IL
  • Note: (estate in Macoupin Co, IL)
  • Burial: Macoupin Co, IL
  • Note:

    Benjamins is my 4g-grandfather.

    He is on the 1820 Madison Co, IL census, Goshen twp:

    Madison Co, IL marriages about that time:
    Benjamin Eaves m Sally Wallace - Aug 11, 1833
    William Eaves m Margaret Tolly - Mar 28, 1833 [must be his brother]
    William O. Eves m Margaret Whiteside - Aug 17, 1837 [Benj's son]
    Sarah Ann Eaves m Warren Case - Oct 17, 1841 (Benjamin's daughter)
    Melinda Eaves m William Davis Baird - Dec 29, 1842
    Nancy Eaves m John Starkey - Nov. 4, 1847
    Mary Ann Eaves m John F. Mills - Nov. 29, 1849 [this must be Benj's daug]
    Benjamin F. Eaves m Melissa Howard - Dec 22, 1852

    His sister, Catherine also moved to Madison Co, IL, but then her sons moved to Texas.

    Macoupin County was created in 1829.

    Benjamin and his son William Owen bought land in Macoupin Co, IL:
    EAVES BENJAMIN NWSW 30 12N 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.)
    Acres: 33.40
    Price per Acre: 1.25
    Total Price: 41.75
    Type of Sale: FD
    Date of Purchase: 12/29/1834
    Volume: 343
    Page: 168

    About 1835 Benjamin moved from Madison Co, Il to Macoupin County and settled in North Otter Township.

    He must have made a visit to Tennessee between 1821-32 (probably around 1830) to see his father, since his son, Noah Hampton, who was born in Illinois, seems to have at least met his grandfather, who lived in Tennessee.

    1840 Macoupin Co, IL:
    Benjamin was there with his 2 sons, William & Noah -
    Benjamin Eaves 000000001-00101001 - p 66
    Benjamin - 60-70 (Benj-60)
    woman 50-60 (Betsy-59)
    woman 20-30 (probably Jane-30)
    girl 10-15 (can't be Susan who married in 1837)

    Benjamin died Oct. 23, 1841 while visiting his brother (must be William) in Madison County. He was taken back to Macoupin County for burial.

    His brothers, Jonathan & William (along with Jonathan's son Benjamin) were on the 1835 census of Union County, Illinois
    William Eaves - 10010 -- 01000 [This makes him 31-40, b 1795-1804, so he's a brother]
    Jonathan Eaves - 12001 -- 22001 [This makes him 41-50, b 1785-1794, so he's a brother]
    Benjamin Eaves - 20100 -- 20600 [This makes him 21-30, b 1805-1814. He could be a brother, but I have that he should be 55, so maybe he's Jonathan's son instead]
    [Legend: males 0-10 / 11-20 / 21-30 / 31-40 / 41-50
    females 0-10 / 11-20 / 21-30 / 31-40 / 41-50]

    Union County, IL probate records show Jonathan, William & Benjamin as frequent buyers at estate sales:
    July 24, 1835 - Jonathan Eaves at the sales of Elizabeth Lingle's estate
    Mar 1, 1837 - Jonathan Eaves at the Wilkerson Godwin estate sale
    Mar 26, 1838 - Jonathan was security for a bond for the administrator of Thomas Tinsley's estate.
    June 13, 1840 - Jonathan at the sale of Augustus Rixleben's estate
    Nov 4, 1842 - Benj at the Stephen Casper estate sale
    Feb 1846 - Benj and Wm. Eaves at James Brown sale

    Benjamin's 2 sons, Andrew Thomas and Noah Hampton moved to Colorado. Andrew joined the army there and died in a Civil War battle in Missouri in 1864. Noah stayed in Colorado.

    An 1866 directory of Madison County shows:
    [I think these were cousins or nephews of this Benjamin]
    See: http://www.iltrails.org/madison/mcdire.htm
  • Change Date: 10 JAN 2016

    Father: William S. EAVES b: 1752 in Brunswick Co, VA
    Mother: Susannah HAMPTON b: 1755 in Rutherford Co, NC

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Jane "Betsy" CLARK b: 7 APR 1781 in Westmoreland Co, PA
    • Married: 24 JUL 1806 in Barren, Hart Co, KY
    1. Has No Children Jane Ann EAVES b: 3 MAR 1810 in Barren, Hart Co, KY
    2. Has No Children Daughter EAVES b: ABT 1813 in Barren, Hart Co, KY
    3. Has No Children Susanna EAVES b: 29 JAN 1816 in Goshen, Madison Co, IL
    4. Has Children William Owen EAVES b: 12 NOV 1817 in Goshen, Madison Co, IL
    5. Has No Children Andrew Thomas EAVES b: 1 MAR 1819 in Goshen, Madison Co, IL
    6. Has Children Noah Hampton EAVES b: 4 FEB 1821 in Goshen, Madison Co, IL

    Marriage 2 Sally WALLACE
    • Married: 11 AUG 1833 in Madison Co, IL
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