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But read the words of Sallust — 

"♦ ♦ ♦ Their ancestors have left all things 
which are in their power to leave them ♦ * * 
the noble recollection of themselves." 





If I have succeeded in gathering up fragments 
containing information which otherwise would have 
been lost of the Eaton families — ^my labor will not 
have been in vain. 

I do not suppose that I have avoided all mistakes ; 
in a work of this kind it would not be strange of there 
should be inaccuracies. Town, county, and family 
records are the authorities which I have depended upon. 
Tradition says that the Eatons were Britons. 
That when Caesar first invaded Britain 55 years be- 
fore Christ, the Britains had no towns but dwelt in 
scattered huts. When they went out to battle they dyed 
their faces in order to terrify their enemies. In their 
religion they worshiped many Gods and most horrible 
were the sacrifices they practiced. 

The Romans were a civilized people and had been 
so for many centuries and it was not until Caesar's 
Second Invasion that the Britons knew fear. For 
it was at this time that the Chief of the tribe which 
had subdued many of the neighboring tribes, and 
whose stronghold was a stockade near the modem 
St. Albans*, found his followers seeking the protection 
of Caesar. 

Thus encouraged, Caesar dashed at his stockade, 
took it by storm. Through fear the great Chief 
Cassivelanus abandoned the struggle and Caesar re- 
turned to Gaul, leaving for nearly a century after his 
departure Britain to herself. 

^Note — ^At St. Albans are found records of the 
Eaton family. 



The Cantuvellauni recovered the predominance 
which they had lost. Cunobelin, the original of 
Shakespere's Cymbeline, thought to be the grandson 
of Cassivelanus, had become their Chieftain. He had 
established his power over the Trinobantes as well 
as his own people, and had made Camulodunum the 
modem Colchester, his headquarters. 

Traders began to flock over from Gaul bringing 
with them a knowledge of the arts and refinement 
of civilized life and so year after year civilization pro- 
gressed. Cities sprang in numbers. Welsh legends 
told of Arthur*s kingdom — and so on until Edward I 
had slain Llewelyn and the son of Edward First* 
bom at Carnarvon was presented to the Welsh as 
Prince of Wales and the Britons declared under Eng- 
lish rule. 

The English ancestry of the Eaton families has been 
traced from Blanqui Thane, of Lochabar, A. D. 1000, 
through his son Fleance, who married Genta, Princess 
of North Wales, down to William Eaton, who married 
Jane Hussey, and died before 1584, leaving sons John, 
Nicholas and Peter. 

John Eaton, of Dover, son of Nicholas, emigrated 

William Eaton, of Staple, son of Peter, emigrated 

John Eaton, with wife Anne and six children, 
emigrated before 1640. 

Theophilus, son of Richard, emigrated 1637. 

But it was in 1620, the little company of "Pil- 
grim Fathers'' landed on the barren coast of Massachu- 
setts; and Francis Eaton, carpenter from Bristol, the 
first of the Eaton family to come, signed the compact. 

"^Note — ^Afterwards King of England (Edward II) 


The Landed Gentry of Great Britain and 
Ireland. By Burke Vol. I, p. 497, 498 

List of the pedigrees contained in William 
Paver's Consolidated Visitations of York- 
shire, being those taken in 1684, 1612 
Eaton 4T. Miscellanea Genealogica et 
Heraldica The Mayflower Descendant 
Vol. I New England Hist, and Gen. 
Register Vol I, II, III, V 
Historical and Genealogies 

Ancient Windsor, Conn. By Stiles 

Windsor, Conn. History 

Reminiscences of Worcester 

History of the County of Schenectady, the 
township of Duanesburgh 

History of the County of Albany 

Dedham Historical Register, Vol. IX &c. 

Wakefield, Reading and North Reading. By 
Hon. Lilly Eaton 

History of Windham. By Ellen Lamed Vol. 

I, II 
Dedham Records — Births, Marriages and 

Deaths 1880 
Annals of Sudbury, Wayland and May- 

nard. Bv Hudson 
History of New Haven Colony 
Eaton Family of Dedham. By John Eaton 

New Jersey Archives Vol. I 



The History of Elizabeth, New Jersey. By 

Rev. Edwin T. Hatfield, D. D. 
Inscriptions on Tombstones, Elizabeth, N. J. 
History of the Baptists in New Jersey. By 

Historical Collections of New Jersey. By 

John Barber and Henry Howe 
History of Maiden. By Corey 
The Topographer and Genealogist. By 

Nichols Vol. 1, p. 454 
Historical Miscellany (The Friends' Records 

of Shewsbury, N. J.) 
New Jersey Archives, First series Vol. XXI 
History of Bucks County, Pa. 
Street Genealogy 
The Genealogical Society of Pa. 
Pa. Magazine, Vol. XX 1896 
Boardman Genealogy 
Herringsham*s Encyclopedia of American 

Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the U. S 

Vol. II 
Genealogica Gleanings England. Vol. II 
The Pioneers of Massachusetts. By Chas. 

Henry Pope 
The Mayflower, her log 
The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers. By E. 

Annals of Oxford, N. Y. 
History of the Presbytery of Erie 
Records of the Lower Dublin Baptist Church 

or Pennypack Church 
History of Monmouth County, Pa. 
Robert Adams History. By A. N. Adams 
The Ainsworth Family 


Visitation of England and Wales 

Burkes Commoners, Vol. II 

Ormerod's Cheshire III 

Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. XV 

Heraldic Visitation of Wales, Vol. II 

History of Concord, N. H. By Bouton 

Berry Hampshire Pedigrees 

Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg 

Register of the Sons of the Revolution, In 

Mass. 1897 
Annals of Buflalo Valley 
The Herts Genealogist Antiquary 
Phelphs Family 
Allen Memorial, Family of Samuel of Windsor 

Annals of Counties and County Families of 

Wales, Vol. I 
Bailey Genealogy 
Musgraves Obituary, Vol. C-F 
History and Gen. Miscellany. By StlUwell. 

Vol. II 
Colonial Families, U. S. 
Register of the Sons of the Revolution in 

Revolotionary Soldiers Newbury, Vt. 
Montmiental Inscriptions in Centerburg, 

Knox County, Ohio 
History of Sunderland 
Vital Record of Rhode Island, Vol. I 
Genealogical Quarterly Magazine, Vol. I 
History of Framingham. 
History of Hingham. 
William and Mary College, Vol. II, VI 
Rev. Service, Conn. 


Genealogies and Biography of ancient Whet- 

Pa. Archives, Second series, Vol. X 
History of Cattaraugus County 
Johnson's History of Cecil County, Md. 
Pa. Magazine, Vol. VI 

Historical Collections of Harrison County 
Richards Genealogy 
Notes, Vol. V 

Pa. Archives, third series, Vol. XIV, XXIII 
Elmwood Batons 
History of Bond, Vt. 
The Maryland Calendar of Wills 
Officers and men of N. J. in the Revolutionary 

The Old North West, Vol. IX 
Worcester, Mass. Town Records 
Gleanings of Virginia History 
Lower Norfolk County and Va. Antiquary 
Willaim and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 

Mass. Soldiers and Sailors 
Narraganset Historical Register, Vol. II 
Vermont Antiquarian, Vol. Ill 
Genealogica Advitiser, Vol. I 
History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties 
Old Times in Old Monmouth 
Newspaper Extracts 

Calendar New Jersey Records, 1664-1703 
Family Montague 

Old St. David's Radnor, 1700-1606 
Alden Memorial 
Andrews Memorial 
Brook Puritans 


Hist, of the Allison Family. By L. A. Mor- 
Parker Genealogy 
Alstons and Allstons of South Carolina. By 

A. J. Groves, M. D. 
Reminiscences of North Carolina. By 

Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol, XIV 
Family Record of Alfred D. Eaton 
Kingston Records 
Data. Rev. Ephriam Llewellyn Eaton, Evans- 

ston, 111. 
Data. Commodore W. C. Eaton, U. S. Navy 
Data. Commodore Chas. Phillips Eaton, U. 

S. Navy 
Data. Rev. Dr. Charles A. Eaton, New York, 

N. Y. 
Data. Rev. Dr. A, W. H. Eaton, Boston, Mass. 
Data. Hon. Hiram Eaton* 
Data. Prof. Daniel Eaton* 
Family Records. 

Data. George A. Chandler, Bethlehem, Pa. 
Data. Mrs. E, E, Lasher 
Data. Mrs. T, M. Eaton 
Data. Mrs, George C. Eaton 
Data. Mrs. S. H. Bradley 
Our Family Ancestors. By Thos. M. Potts 
Officers and Men of N. J. in the Revolutionary 

Data. Mr. Herbert H, Eaton, Scrant on. Pa. 
Data. Mr. Orra E. Monnette, Los Angeles , Cal . 
Data. Mr. John A. Eaton, Kansas City, Mo. 
Data. Mr. Lennox H. Eaton, Liverpool, N.Y. 
Data. Mr. Marquis Eaton, Chicas:o, 111. 



On July 25, 1882, was organized in Boston, 
Mass., the Eaton Family Association. Its 
objects are genealogical research and the culti- 
vation of mutual acquaintance and friendship. 
All persons of the name and race of Eaton are 
eligible for membership. The association 
meets annually in August, usually in Tremont 
Temple, Boston. 

Badges for the various branches of the fam- 
ily are white ribbon for the Plymouth Eatons, 
red for the Oldham branch *, yellow for the 
members of the Haverhill family, blue for the 
descendants • of Jonas of Reading, pink for 
those of William of Reading. 

Crest of the Eaton arms is the head of a lion. 
He is swallowing a cask or tun, a rebus on 
Eaton (eat tun). The more usual crest is a 
an eagle's head sable; in the mouth a sprig 

Burke gives both crests for Eaton or Eton. 

* Dedham Branch. 



''Gogoniant Fr diwgdy 

Success to the Industrious. 


Llewelyn ap Griffri ap Cadwgan ap Meilyr ap Elidr ap Rees 
Sais, and so on to Tudur. 

Trevor, Lord of — Ankaret, v and heir to Meredith ap Madock 
ap Howel, both the vaelors ap Griffith Maelor 
Madoc — Ankaret v and heir to D. . . . ap Grown wy ap ler- 
werth ap Howel ap Moreddig ap Sandde 
Evan — ^Annest (4) v Sir Roger Pilston, Kt 

Madock — Marg. v ler. Ddu ap Edwyred Gam ap lerwerthVoel 

James Eyton, Esq. — Gwenllian, v Cynvrig ap Rotpert 

John Eyton — Gwenhwyvan, v and heir to Enion ab Ithel ap 
Gwigeneu Vychan ap Gwrgeneu ap Madoc. Enion's 

mother was and heir to Madoc ap Elizau ap ler- 

werth ap Owen Brogyntyn. Elizau's mother was Eva, 
co-heir to Madoc Gwenynwgh ap Owen Cyveihog 
William Eyton — Lowry, v Dudur Vaugh, Esq., ap Gwilyn 
ap Griffith of Penrleyn. Her mother was v Robt. ap Ric'd 
ap Sir Roger Pilston 
John Eyton (5) — JEliz., v and heir to Owen ap Griffith ap 

Owen ap Howel ap Madoc. Her mother was , 

V John ap Evan ap Einion, and so to Osbom 




of Wales 
vol. ii 



James Eyton — Margt., v and heir to Philip Bride ap Dd Bride 
ap Evan ap Dd. ap Lin. ap Evan ap David ap Llewelyn ap 
Cynwrig ap Rhiwellon. Her mother was Alson, v John 
Richd. ap Madoc ap Lin. ap Edwyred Gam ; and her mother 
was Marrd., v Dd ap Madoc Lloyd ap Griffith ap lerwerth 
Voel. Philip Bride's mother was Eve, v and heir to Grif- 
fith ap Llewelyn ap Griffith ap Lin. Vaugh, of Pentre 
Madoc, ap Gronwy ap Sir Roger Powys, ap Gronwy ap 

William Eyton (1592), of Dudleston — Dorothy v James 
Eyton, of Eyton (6) 

James Eyton (1692) 

Maurice Eyton's children were William and 
Ales, and their mother was Eliz., v Maurice 
ap Edward ap John ap David, of Dudleston. 

He beareth for his Arms, 1st, Trevor's coat ; 
3nd, Elidr ap Rees Sais, i. e., Ermine, a lion 
rampt ; 

Edward Eyton sonne to Wm. Eton sonne to 

ohn Eton sonne to John Eton sonne to 

ames Eaton sonne to Jevan ap Madog ap 

vol Fi p. 360 Llewelyn ap Griff ri ap Kadwgan ap Meilyr ap 

Elidr ap Rees Sais, &c., to Lydyr Trefor. 

Vd ^57 ^'^^^S ^P Llewelyn alias Madog Eton — Augharad, dr. and 

heire to David ap Gronwy 
Jeuan Eton — Annes, v Sir Roger Pilston 

Madog Eton (1) — Marvred v lerweith ddy 

James Eton (2) — Gwenllian, dr and heire to Kynfrig ap 


John Eton (3) — Gwenhwyvar v Einon ap Ithel 

Elis Eton (4) — Angharad v Madog Pilston 

John Eton — Elizabeth v Sir Hugh Kaiwley 

John Eton — Annes v Elisse ap Griffydd ap Einon (6) 

lUniliam Eton — Annes v William Williams (6) Roger, mort; 
Ric'd, mort; Owen; Elizabeth, ux. John Trefor; Jonet, ux. ; 
David Lloid (7) ; Kathrin, ux. Hugh ap John ; Gwenliwyvar, 
ux. Robert ap John 
Edward Eton — Katherine, sole heire to John Wyn ap Howel. 
John ; William ; Mary, ux. Edward Eton 
He beareth: 1, Elidr ap Rees Sais; 2, Llowarch ap Bran; 
3, Griffith Maylor; 4, Riryd Vlayth; 5, Owen Brogyntin; 6, 
Madog ap G wen wyn wyn, viz.. Ore a lion saliant Gules (8) 

1 Madog Eyton d 1331; buried at Gres- 

2 (This James Eyton is stated to be a 
son of Jeuan ap Madog ap Llewelyn and not 
his grandson). 

3 From another of James Eton's sons, 
Wm. the Eytons of Bangor in Coed are 

4 John ap EUes Eyton greatly distin- 
guished himself by his services on behalf 
of Henry VII at the battle of Bosworth, and 
rec'd from that monarch an extensive grant 
of lands near Rhiwabon, where there is a 
monument to his memory. His daughter 
Margaret married Gruff ydd ap Nichols, and 
had issue, John Eyton, ancestor of the pres- 
ent John Wynne Eyton, Esq. of Luswood 
ap Llewelyn ap Cynwric ap Osbwm Wydd6l. 


6 Some pedigrees here give another son 
named Rodger 

7 Their daughter Catherine was married 
to John Sonili, Esq. (See **Y Maichwiail 

8 To this the Cae Ceyriog MS adds **but 
he retained no more than that of Elidir, 
Llowarch ab Bran, and Rird Flaidd and for 
a crest, a semidragon displayed Gules hold- 
ing a sword in its right paw, and about his 
neck, down between his fore feet, and over 
his back a chain Argent, proper with a 
ring pendant. These arms were atchieved 
under the Seal of Office of Sir Gilbert Death- 
wick Knt. Garter King at Arms in the 19th 
year of the reign of Elizabeth of England, 
France, & Ireland, Queen Defender of the 
Faith A. D. 1577" 

The above specified Arms are to be read 
in Lewis Dwnn's book and the name Edward 
Eytyn subscribed to the Arms and Pedigree 
in his own hand writing.*' See Dethick's 
Gifts, Vincent 162 p. 63 in the College Arms.) 

Joan Eaton m Ralph, 2d son (Sir Thomas 
C. Grosvenor, Lord of Heelme) and became 
founder of the family of Grosvenor of Eaton, 
now represented by Robert, Marquis of 


Eaton Hall in Chester is the $12,000,000 
estate of the Duke of Westminister, and one 
of the finest country places in England. 
This noble house traces its descent to a family 
which is stated to have flourished in Nor- 
mandy for a century and a half before the 
Conquest, and obtained its surname from hav- 
ing held the high and powerful office in that 
principality of Le Grosvenor. (Collins Peer- 
age). The founder of the English Gros- 
venors, Gilbert Le Grosvenor, came over in 
the train of the Conqueror. So far back as 
the reign of Richard II proof of the antiquity 
and distinction of the Grosvenors was given 
in the famous controvesy which then arose 
between Sir Richard Scrope and Sir Robert 
Grosvenor, as to the right to bear a particu- 
lar coat of Arms. (See Sir Bernard Burke's 

The line which interests the Eaton families 
is the marriage of Joane only dau and heiress 
of John Eaton, of Eton (now Eaton) Co., 
Chester, to Raufe Le Grosvenor, Lord Hulme, 
25 Henry VI, second son of Sir Thomas Le 
Grosvenor, Lord of Hulme (living 10 Henry 
V) and Katherine, dau of Sir William Phes- 
ant, Knt. 



Issue of 

Raufe Le Grosvenor, Lord Hulme by Joan, 
dau of John Eaton 

1 Robert of Eaton m Johan, dau Thomas 
Fitton of Gawsworth Co., Chester, who d. v. p. 

Robert, heir to his grandfather, who m 
Catherine, dau Sir William Norris of Speke 
Co., Lancaster. 

Issue : 

2d son Richard Grosvenor of Eaton s, his 
bro. Robt, and m 1st year of Henry VIII, 
Catherine, dau Richard Cotton of Rid ware, 
Hampstall Co., Stafford. 


Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Knt. of Eaton, 
eldest son who s his father in 1542; m 20th 
King, Henry VIII, Maud, dau Sir William 
Poole Knt. of Pool Co., Chester and had 

Sir Thomas Grosvenor who s in 1549; m 
(1) Anne, dau Roger Bradshaigh of Haigh 
Co., Lancaster s by Richard Grosvenor of 
Eaton, who served the office of high-sheriff 
f Chester in 1602; m (2) Christian, dau Sir 
Richard Brooke, Knt. of Norton Co., Chester. 


Sir Richard Grosvenor, 1st Bart., Knt., 
created baronet Feb. 23, 1621 s his father in 
1579. Sir Richard served as high sheriff 
for the Co. of Chester 22d year of James I; 
was mayor of the city of Chester and Knt. 
of the shore A. D., 1625; m Lettice, dau Sir 
Hugh Cholmondeley, as 1st wife and had 


Sir Rlchardi 2d Bart, who s his father in 
1645; m Sydney dau Sir RoJ^er Mostyn, Knt. 

Sir Thomas Grosvenor 3d Bart, who repre- 
sented Chester Co. in parliament in the reign 
of Charles II, James II and William III; m 
Mary, only dau Alexander Davis of Ebury 
and by her acquired the London property. 
He was s by his eldest s Sir Richard 4th Bart, 
in 1700 who m Jane, dau Sir Edward Wynd- 
ham, Bart, This Sir Richard was grand- 
cup-bearer at the coronation of George II 
by presenting to his Majesty the first cup of 
wine after he had been crowned, and had 
the cup as his fee. He d 1732 s by his brother 
Sir Thomas Grosvenor 5th Bart. M. P. for 
Chester who d unm 1733; s by his brother 
Sir Robert as 6th Bart. P. M. for Chester who 
m Jane, only dau Thomas Warre; having 
issue Sir Rlchardi first Earl, elevated to the 
peerage as Baron Grosvenor of Eaton Co., 
palatine of Chester, April 8, 1761, and ad- 
vanced to the dignities of Viscount Belgrave 
and Earl Grosvenor, July 5, 1784; m Hen- 
rietta, dau Henry Vernon of Hilton Park, 
Stafford Co.; issue 

Robert, 1st Marquess of Westminister, b 
1767; created Marquess of Westminister Sept. 
13, 1831; m 1794, Eleanor dau 1st Earl of 

Issue : 

Richard, 2d Marquess of Westminister, 
lord and custos rotulorum of Cheshire P. C, K. 
G., b 1796; m Elizabeth Mary, dau 1st Duke 
of Sutherland K. G., s by 2d son Hugh Rich- 


ard Arthur Grosvenor, Marquess of West- 
minister, Earl Grosvenor, Viscount Belgrave, 
Baron Grosvenor of Eaton in the county 
palatine of Chester, and a baronet; Lord 
Lieut, of Cheshire; Capt. Cheshire imp yeo, 
late Lieut royal horse guards, and A. D. C. 
to Viscount Milner when Gov. of Cape of 
Good Hope; served in South African war 
1899-1900 as A, D. C. to F. M. Lord Roberts; 
b Mar. 19, 1879; s his grandfather as 2d duke 
1899; m Feb. 16, 1901, Constance Edwina, 
younger dau of Col. William Comwallis- 
West of Ruthin Castle, Denbigh Co. 
Issue : 

Edward George Hugh Earl Grosvenor (to 
whom the King stood sponsor) b Nov. 16, 

Eyton Hall was the seat of the family. 
The earliest known ancestor was William 
Eaton of Dover, who d about 1584. 

In regard the name, it is traditionary that 
it was once Benito, pronounced Beeneto, 
and in time became Ben Eaton, later Etyon 
and Eaton. 

Stone cut memorials are to be seen in the 
church-yard at St. Mary the Virgin of Dover. 

Eaton, Family Name of Baron Chelesmore 

Henry William Eaton, eldest son of H. 
Eaton, Esq; extensively connected with silk 
trade; sat as M. P. for Coventry (C) 1865-30 
and 1881-7. When he was created Baron 
Cheylesmore of Chelesmore, Coventry Co.. * 
Warwick; m in 1839, Charlotte Gorham 


(who d 1877) dau of Thomas Leader Harman, 
Esq of New Orleans; d 1891 s by son Wil- 
liam Merton Eaton 2d Baron. 

2 1 

3 2 William Merton b Jan. 15, 1843 

4 3 Hon. Herbert Francis b Jan. 25, 1848; 
m Elizabeth French 

5 4 Charlotte Harman m 1879, Lord 
George Miuray Pratt, son of the Marquess 

6 5 Hon. Frances Louise 

3 2 William Merton Eaton, 2d Baron, b 
Jan. 15, 1891 is a D. L. for Warwickshire; 
unsuccessfully contested Macclesfield, (C) 
1868. 1874-1880 

Arms — Erminois, a frette azure two flau- 
ches of the last, each charged with a wing 
erect argent Crest. A lion's head erased 
argent, devouring a tun or gorged with a 
double chain gold, suspended there from an 
escutcheon azure charged with a cross couped 
also or. 

Supporters — Dexter, a stag; sinister, a 
lion; both argent, each gorged with a collar 
flory counter — floury, and charged on the 
shoulder with a frette azure. 

4 3 Hon. Herbert Francis Eaton, b Jan. 
25, 1848; Maj. Gen. in the Army, formerly 
Col. Comdg. Grienadier Guards; unsuccess- 
fully contested Coventry (C) 1887. Ap- 
pointed a member of South African Compen- 
sation Committee, 1901, a Knight of Grace 
of Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England; 


— From Vanity Fair 


m July 14, 1892, Elizabeth, dau of Francis 
Ormond French, Esq., of New York. 
Issue : 

7 1 Frances Ormond Henry b 1893 

8 2 Herbert Edward b 1895 

Hon. Henry William Eaton, M. P. 

It has long been the boast of the governing 
classes of England that they admit into their 
circle not only those men who have been 
bom and bred in the traditions of rule, but 
also those who can succeed in showing in 
other departments of life that they have 
talent for it. Some such fail and fall into 
insignificance, while others show a remark- 
able readiness to assimilate themsleves to 
those whose task they share, and a creditable 
aptitude for the mysteries of Statecraft and 
the social arts. Party and parties are ex- 
cellent schools, but it is not all the scholars 
who are capable of receiving their teaching, 
and even of those many are arrested in their 
career by too great a rigidity of principle 
or too little plasticity of character. 

Mr. Eaton has avoided all the obstacles 
which lie in such a road with a skill which 
has procured his acceptance as one worthy, 
if not of a direct hold upon the reins of power, 
at least of a voice in the halts and the advances 
which the car of the State shall make, and 
in the great chorus of London Society. Of 
commerce he is an especial representative, 
for by shrewdness and conduct he has raised 
himself to the position of the first trader in 


— SlotismanNo. 95from Vanity 


silk that we possess, and as such has fitly 
sat in the House of Commons for the last six 
years as Member for Coventry. Possessed 
of a large fortune and a generous disposition, 
he is a liberal patron of the arts, and will 
not hesitate, should the fancy take him, to 
buy the best picture, or even the best club 
of the day. In politics he has disarmed envy 
by a notable talent of silence, and has propi- 
tiated his leaders by a faithful adhesion to 
that Conservative party which has had the 
advantage of gaining his adhesion. In social 
life he is accepted as the most smartly dressed 
of all Members of Parliament, and as one of 
those most appreciative of the most delicate 
social distinctions. 

Henry William Eaton, who made money 
in the silk trade, helped to manage Insurance 
Companies and to legislate at the bidding 
of Coventry. He also dabbled in Geography 
and Horticulture, became the first Lord 
Cheylesmore in the fiftieth year of his Queen's 
reign, and had three sons; of whom the third, 
bom nearly four-and-forty years ago, and 
named Herbert Francis, went to Eton to be 
re-named "Cheeky Eaton." At twenty he 
joined the Grenadiers, and, going to Dublin, 
was by his brother officers called *' Brown" — 
a name by which he has been known ever 
since. A good soldier, an industriotis fellow, 
and quite enthusiastic in all that he does, he 
attained his Colonelcy and became a Peer's 
son in the same year; and he is now in com- 
mand of that 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier 


Guards which he has just brought back from Vanity Fair 
a well-deserved holiday in Bermuda. 

He is a good all-round sportsman who can 
drive a team well; but though a fair shot, he 
is sometimes a little too eager to get birds. 
He has thrown himself heart and soul into 
most things connected with the Brigade; 
and the Boat Club and Racing Club would 
miss him as much as he would be missed from, 
an Ascot luncheon. He has commanded 
the N. R. A. camp at Wimbledon and Bisley 
for seven years; yet he has fotmd time to 
start and successfully edit The Brigade of 
Guards Magazine. He is a very good and a 
very popular Colonel. 

He had a narrow escape from degenerating 
into a politician four years ago, when he was 
only saved from becoming a Tory Member of 
Parliament by sixteen gallant Coventry voters. 

Eaton of Tolethorp Hall, Co. Rutland 

Arms — Quarterly: 1st and 3d, or a fret 
azue ; 2nd and 3rd or a bend azure between 
three lions heads, gules. 

Crest — ^A lion or, bearing a bow proper. 

Daniel Eaton of Deen Co., Northampton 
(elder surviving son of Daniel Eaton of Deen, 
by Elizabeth Sanderson his wife; brother of 
Venble. Stephen Eaton, Rector of St. Ann's 
Soho, London, and Archdeacon of Middle- 
sex); b May 4, 1730; bapt at Deene July 10, 
1732; d Dec. 8,; bur at Deene Dec. 11, 1789. 
Will dated Nov. 4, 1781; proved (P. C. C, 


the relict, and Stephen Eaton, the brother, 
the Exors.) 

2 1 Elizabeth Eaton b at Deene May 15, 

bapt there July 30, 1778; d at Bamack Co., 
Northampton, June 9, bur at Deene June 14, 

3 2 Stephen Eaton of Ketton Hall, Co. 
Rutland; b at Deene Mar. 30, bapt there 
May 10, 1780; d at Ketton Hall, aged 54, 
Sept. 25, bur at Ketton Sept. 30, 1834. Will 
dated .Aug. 14, 1834, with 4 codicils dated 
respectively Oct. 16, 1831; Feb. 20, 1832; and 
Mar. 19. 1833. Proved (P. C. C, 632) Teign- 
mouth Nov. 27, 1834, by Charoltte Ann 
Eaton, the relict, and William Clark, M. D., 
two of the Exors named in 3d codicile; m 
Charlotte Anne, 2d dau and coheir of George 
Waldie of Hendersyde Park, Co. Roxburgh, 
and the Fourth House, New-Castle-on-Tyne, 
Co. Northumberland, by another wife, eldest 
dau of Jonathan Ormston of New-Castle-on- 
Tyne; b Sept. 28, 1733; m at Hendersyde 
Park, Aug. 14, 1822; d in London April 28; 
bur at Ketton May 2, 1859. Will dated Feb. 
25, 1859; proved (Prin. Reg. 350.59.) Jan. 
10, 1859, by Charles Ormson Eaton of Tix- 
over Hall, Co. Rutland the s and Charlotte 
Eaton, the dau Exors. 

Issue : 

4 1 Charlotte Eaton b at Ketton Hall, 
Dec. 1; baptism registered at Ketton; d at 
Torquay, Co. Devon, April 16, bur in the 
cemetery there April 19, 1876. Will dated 


July 7, 1873, with codicil dated Feb. 13, 1875; 
proved (Prin. Reg. 563, 76) July 15, 1876, 
by Charles O. Eaton of Tolethorpe Hall, Co. 
Rutland, the brother, John Leach of Ivy 
Towers, Co. Pembroke, Robt. Wills of Plas 
Bwl, Flint Co.. and the Rev. Paul Bush of 
Duloe Rectory, Co. Cornwall, the Exors. 

6 2 Charles Ormston Eaton of Tolethrope 
Hall, Co. Rutland; b at Ketton, Feb. 11, 1827; 
educated at Harrow and Trinity College, 
Cambridge, B. A. 1849, M. A. 1852; J. P. for 
counties of Rutland , Northampton and Liber- 
ty of Peterborough, High SheriflF for Co. 
Rutland, 1864, formerly Capt. Royal North 
Lincolnshire militia; m Elizabeth Jane, 2d 
dau of Robert Hedley of Ledbrook, Co. 
Somerset, and of Long Benton, Co. North- 
umberland, by Jane Elizabeth his wife, dau 
of John Graham-Clarke of New-Castle-on- 
Tyne, and of Sutton, Co. York; b at Florence, 
Italy, Sept. 24, 1834, and bapt there; m at 
West Monckton, Co. Somerset, Sept. 9, 1858. 


8 1 Stephen Ormston Eaton b at Tixover 
Hall, Co. Rutland; bapt at Tixover, Oct. 31, 
1850; formerly Lieut. King's Royal Rifle 
Corps (60 Rifles); m Mary Isabella Emma, 
only child and heiress of Lord Edward Thynne 
M. P., by his 2nd wife, Cecilia Anne Mary, 
dau of Charles Arthur, Gov. of the 1st Life 
Guards; b June 22, 1866; m at Byfleet, Co. 
Surry, Nov. 6, 1890. 

Issue : 


14 1 Charles Edward Thynne b at 39 

Chester Terrace, Regents Park, London, Dec. 
21, 1891 

9 2 Hary Ann Charlotte b 18 Chas. St. 
Berkeley Sq., London, Mar 15, bapt. at All 
Saints, Margaret St., London, April 13, 1862 

10 3 Hubert Francis Joseph of Ketton 
Grange, Co. Rutland; b 27 (now 46) Park 
St., Grosvenor Square, London, Jan. 19, bapt 
there privately Jan. 21, 1864; baptism regis- 
tered at the church of the Assumption, War- 
wick St., London; of Trinity Coll., Cam- 
bridge, B. A. 1885; M. A, 1888, J. P. for Co. 
Northampton; m 1894, Evelyn Mary, only 
dau of George Augustus Campbell of Brackley, 
Co, Northampton, by Hon. Alice Louise, his 
wife, eldest dau of Percy, 8th Viscotmt Har- 
rington, b Nov. 29, 1874 and bapt at Evenley 
Co. Northampton; m at St. Mary's, Chelsea 
London, Nov. 29, 1894. 

Issue : 

15 1 George Hubert b Sept. 2, 1895; bapt 
at Ketton Hall, Co. Rutland 

16 2 Sybil Evelyn b Feb. 17, 1897 and bapt 
at Ketton 

11 4 Rev. Robert Ormston bat St. Martin's 

Stamford Co., Lincoln, Sept. 12, bapt at St. 
Augustine, Stamford, Sept. 14, 1866; Priest 
of the Church of Rome. 

12 5 Georgianna Elizabeth Mary b at 4 

Portland Place, London, May 12, bapt at St. 
Charles, Ogle St., London, May 14, 1868. 


13 6 Charles Wilfred b at Cadogan Place, 
London, Oct. 12; bapt at St. Mary's, Chelsea 
Nov. 13, 1872 

6 3 John Richard b at Ketton Hall, Co. 
Rutland, July 7; bapt at Ketton, Aug. 17, 
1828; d at Carlsbad, Bohemia, April 5, 1892 
and bur there. WUl dated May 13, 1878; 
proved (Prin. Reg. 428, 92) April 30, 1892, 
by Joseph de Griez LL. D., and John Henry 
Taxton, the Exors. 

7 4 Georgianna Elizabeth b at Ketton 
Hall, Sept. 27, 1830; bapt at Ketton, Jan. 1, 
1831; m at Rome, Jan. 10, 1855, Richard 
Westbrook Lamb of West Denton, Co. North- 
umberland (s of Joseph Lamb of West Denton 
and Temon Co. Cumberland, J. P. and D. L., 
by Amelia Mary his wife, dau of Joseph West- 
brook Michael, of Stamford, Co. Lincoln); 
Aug. 11, 1826; J. P. and D. L. for Co. North- 
umberland; d April 9; bur in Kensal Green visitation of 
Catholic Cemetery, London, April 14, 1895. England 
She d at Nice, aged 37, Mar. 7, 1868 and was ^^f ^^^^^ 

i_ u^i_ » o » vol VI p 86-7 

bur there. 

John Eaton, divine, b in Kent in or about Diet, of 
1575; educated at Trinity College, Oxford, Nat. Biog. 
B. A. 1595; M. A. 1603; after several curacies ^^^ ^^^ ^37 
including St. Catherine, Coleman, St. London 
he was presented with the vicarage of Wick- 
ham Market, Suffolk, being accoimted by 
all the neighboring ministers a grand Antino- 
mian if not one of the founders of the sect 
so called. Though undoubtedly much of a 
fanatic, he made an excellent vicar; in a few 


years the parish was generally reformed inso- 
much that most of the children of twelve 
years old were able to give a good account 
of their knowledge in the grounds of religion. 
Later he was imprisoned for heterodox 
Brook's preaching. None of his writings were allow- 
Puritans466 ^^ ^^ ^^ published during his life time. After 
his death appeared **The Discovery of the 
most Dangerous Dead Truth." 




Francis Eaton, carpenter, came in the 
Mayflower; signed the Compact; r at Ply- Pope's 
niouth from 1633; wife, Sarah, came with ^'^^'^^^^^ 
him, with child Samuel, an infant; Rachel, pp 150.1 
b before 1627; Benjamin, apprenticed 11th 
Feb. 1635, for 14 yrs., including 2 yrs. school 
to Bridget Fuller, widow ; Samuel apprenticed 
for 7 yrs. Aug. 13, 1636, to John Cooke, jr. 

His wife Sarah d and he m (2) ; ni (3) 

Christian Penn. He d and admin, was gr. 
to Thomas Preence and John Done, Nov. 25, 
1633. (Reg. IV. 34 and Col. Reg.) 

Francis Eaton embarked on the Speedwell 
from Delf shaven. He is said to have been a 
carpenter there. (Goodwin, Pilgrim Re- 
public p. 32). 

Francis Eaton sailed in the historic May- 
flower Sept. 6, 1620, under the land division J^^^^^^J^ 
of 1623. His appointment as one of the May 10270^*2^^ 
flower passesgers fell on the north side of the ust of the 
town with Edward Winslow, John Alden, and Uyden 
Captain Myles Standish. Pilgrims 

Note — Christopher Cary of the city of Bris- oir^inS*^ 
y tol, parish of St. Stephens, in his will speaks Eng., Hi 

f of a lodge in the Parish of St. Phillips as 1053 

occupied by Francis Eaton, house carpenter. 
(This will was made in 1615 — proved 1625) 



Mayflower The name of Francis Eaton is among those 

6^y 496 ^^ ''^^^ Purchasers of Dartmouth 1660." 

^^' Francis Eaton, with his wife Sarah came 

Arber's ^ *^^ Mayflower, bringing their infant |son 
Story of the Samuel Eaton, then a suckling child. His 
Pilgrim wife d in the first sickness at Plymouth in 
Fathers the Spring of 1621. He m (2). (His 2nd 
p 362, 5 ^jfg he m in Plymouth and was probably 

Governor Carver's maid servant.) His 2nd 
Kr*"^ wife d and he m (3) at Plymouth, in 1624-5, 
ants i 157 Christian Perm, who d at Marlborough about 

1684. (She m (2) Francis Billington) By 
Winsor's his third wife, Christian, he had three chil- 
History of dren. 

Duxbury jj^ ^ between 4 and 18 Nov. 1633, and 

^ Admin, was gr. to Thomas Preence and John 

New Eng. ^^^^' ^^^- ^5, 1633.(Reg. iv. 34 and Col.Reg.) 
Gen. Reg. Issue by Ist wifc: 

p53 2 1 Samuel b in England 16^0; m Mar. 

20, 1647, Elizabeth who d in 1661. He m 
Plymouth (2) at Plymouth, Jan. 20, 1661, Martha Bil- " 
Colony Rec i^gf^^ ^ho d after Nov. 8, 1684. 
ords. p 313 3 2 Elizabeth 

4 ^ 

Ramsey's j u o^ -^ 

New Eng. Issue by 3d Wife : 

Hist, and 5 4 Rachel b before 1627; m May 7, 1646, 

Gen. Reg. Joseph Ramsen 

* P ^ 6 5 Benjamin b lOJS; m (1) Sarah Hos- ^ 

kins; m (2) Mary Sturtivant, July 7, 1726 
7 6 Christopher 

Note — ** Francis Eaton had three children 
by his 3rd wife. One of them m and hath a 
child and the others are living but one of 
them is an Ideote. He d about 16 years ago." 





Division of Cattle in 1627 Howard's 


The tenth lot fell to ffrancis Eaton & those Geneaiogica 
Joyned with him his wife ®* Heraidica 

2 Christian Eaton 

3 Samuel 

4 Rachell 



(To this lott ffell an heyfer of the last year New Eng. 
called the white belyd heyfer & two shee "*®^- ^^^ 
goates.) ^"- ^^«- 

An inventory of the goods & Chatties of 
Sv Eaton Carpenter of Plymouth as it was 
taken by James Hurst ffrances Cooke & 
Phineas Prat the 8th of Nov. & presented 
in Court upon Oath the 25th of the same 


An 9 , Regni Dom, wri Carol 

Imp'r one Cow 

It one Cow calfe 

It 2 young barrowe hoggs 

It ifity bushels of come 

It one coach 

It 1 Cloake 

It 1 balcke sute of cloathes 

It 1 white hatt 

It 1 black hatt 

It 1 doublet 

1 " 

1 cushen 
4 perter plates 

1 cheese presse 
1 chest 

1 bo35 


20 00 00 
12 00 00 
01 00 00 

01 10 00- 
01 00 00 
00 08 00 
00 04 00 
00 05 00 
00 12 00 
00 01 00 
00 12 00 
00 01 OO 
00 08 00 
00 02 00 


1 Toole box 00 02 06 

1 table 00 15 00 

1 Cheese 00 13 00 

1 old bedsteed & fforme 00 02 00 


Second Generation 

Mayflower ^ 1 Samuel Eaton of Duxbufy and Middle- 
Descen- boro**, son of Francls Eaton, the Pilgrim 
ants, vii 128 Father, was b in England in 1620. He m 

Mar. 20, 1647, Elizabeth who d in 1661 ; 

the same year he m (2) at Plymouth, Martha 
Billington who d after Nov. 8, 1684. He d 
at Middleboro' 1634. Martha (Billington) 
Eaton m (2) in 1677, Robert Grossman of 

8 1 Francis b 1648 

9 2 John b 1650 

10 3 Samuel b 1652; d 1652 

11 4 Elizabeth b 1653 

12 5 . Samuel b 1656; m Elizabeth, dau 
Davis's An- R^v. Samuel Fuller, May 24, 1694 

^rkstf'''^' Issue by 2d wife; 

F^rmouth 13 6 Mercy m Samuel Fuller 

p 115 14 7 Sarah m Philip Bumpus 

The inventory of Samuel Eaton 2 (Fran- 
winson's cis 1) and the settlement of his estate. 
Hist, of Transcribed from the Original Records 

^,^5'*'^ By George Ernest Bowman. 
^ """ An inventory of the estate of Samuel Eaton 

Plymouth oi Middlcbery Late Deceased exhibited to 
CoionyWiiis the Court held att Plymouth the 29th of 

and Inven- Octobcr 1684. 

tones, iv 83 

^Note — Samuel Eaton bound himself an 
apprentice to John Cook in 1636 for 7 years. 
He bought land of Love Brewster and sold ^ 

it in 1663 to Josiah Standish; and removed 
to Middleboro, and d intestate 1684. 



Mayflower Item 3 Cowes 06 00 00 

Item a yeer old heifer 01 00 00 

Item 2 Colts ^ 01 00 00 

Item a Mare 01 00 00 

Item a Mare 02 00 00 

Item a horse 01 10 00 

Item a swine 02 02 00 

Item a prte in a Grindstone 00 03 00 

Item a Carte and wheels and a yoke 01 00 00 
Item a plow takeling axes & hoes 

a spade 2 sickles 01 00 00 
Item wheat and rye and flBax and 

tobacco 02 03 00 

Item Indian com upon the ground 05 00 00 

ItemaCanoo 00 05 00 
Item Cotton woole and sheeps woole 01 04 00 

Item Clothes and Armes 03 11 00 

Item bedding 03 00 00 

Itembookes 00 08 00 
Item potts & tramell and a tonges 

a bridle & a saddle 02 02 00 

Item old lumber 00 10 00 
Item house and land Granted by the 

Town of Middlebery prised att 07 00 00 

The whole is 37 11 00 
prised by us John Allln 

Nathaniel Warren 

The Debts Due from the estate to 

£ s d 

marchant lake of Boston 

04 00 00 

For work of his sonnes 

02 10 00 

Smale Debts 

02 10 00 


For the settling of the estate of Samuell 
Eaton of Middlebury, Deceased this Court 
orders that the eldest shall have the house 
and Land that was Graunted to the said 
Eaton by the Town of Middlebery after his 
Mothers Decease; the daughter provided for 
by her Grandfather; and to have ten shilling 
att Mariage or when shee is of age the which 
first happens; and the children of the first 
wife to have sums of twenty shillings a peece 
& such of them as are dead the same to be 
payed amongst theire Children each to have 
theire prte att age or Marriage which first 
happen ; and the Widow to have the remainder 
for her releifle; 

6 4 Rachel -Eaton, (dau of Francis 1) b Mayflower 
before 1627; m Joseph Ramsden, Mar. 2, 1645. J^^^^^g 

She d in , when he m (2) Issue ^ ^ ^" 

of Rachell (Eaton) Ramsden. 

Daniel Ramsden (Ramsdell) 

6 5 Benjamin Edson,* (son v of Francis 
by 3rd wife) b 1623; m (1) Dec..4. 1660, Samh, 
b Sept. 16, 1636,; dafi of William and Ann 
(Hinde) Hoskins: arid lived in Duxbury; m 
(2) Mary Sturtivant, July 7, 1726. 

Issue I 

16 1 William b 1661 ; d July 1690-1. 

*Noie — ^Aged Benjamin Eaton, Deceast 
Janewary 16th 1711-12. 

WiU (rf William Eatmi 

I being called forth to go against the ffrench 
I give 1 Cow and Calfe to my ffather and 


mother 2 all debts I Give them But the v must 
Gather them. 

Elekanah Cushman ^ and Martha his wife 
made Oath to the above Will, Mar. 18, 1690-1 
(83). The inventory of said estate was pre- 
sented by Benjamin Eaton, father of the said 
William Eaton, Mar. 28, 1690-1 

16 2 Benjamin, jr., b 1664; ^ (1) Mary 
Coombs of Plymouth; m (2) Susanna Eaton, 
former wife of Lazarus Beal; she d April 13, 
1739, aged 70. (rem to Yarmouth, Me.) 

17 S Rebecca m Joseph Rickard 

18 4 Ebenezer m Harriet (or Hannah) 
Rickard in 1701. 

19 5 Sarah 

7 6 Christopher Eaton, son of Francis Ea- 
ton, was in Plymouth in 1650. He is found 
to have gone to Pennsylvania. Christopher 
Eaton requests the Grant of a Parcell of the 
land Claimed by Green and M. V. Bebbem, 
N. C. County. I find no record of his marriage. 

8 1 Francis Eaton, son of <2 1) b 1648; 

Issue : 

20 1 Francis m Frances Alden 

20 2 jabez m Experience Wade 4(10)63, 
Dorchester, Mass. 

Third Generation 

12 5 Samuel Eajhten (Eaton), son of Mayflower 
(2 1) b.l656; m Elizabeth, dau Rev. Samuel Des^JJ^- 
Fuller, May 24, 1694. ants. n. 42, 

Issue : 

21 1 Mercy b Dec. 6, 1695, and Samuel 
a twin 

22 2 Kezia b May 16, 1700; d Feb. 7, 1710 

23 3 Elesabeth b July 26, 1701 

24 4 Barnabas b April 12, 1703; m Me- 
hitable . . . . ; m (2) Elizabeth Clemons (Cle- 
mens) : 

16 2 Benjamin Eaton, Jr., aon of (6. 5) Mayflower 
b 1664; m Mary Coombs, Dec. 18, 1689;. she Descend- 
was of Plymouth. His 2d wife was Susanna ^"^^' "• ^^' 
Heal Eaton former wife of Lazarus Beal and 
last of Benjamin Eaton, departed this life ^^^0,^8 
April ye 13, 1739; he d April 13, 1739, aged 70 from Burial 

years. - Grovmd at 

Issue : Kingston. 

26 1 Francis b 1690; m Thankful Alden Mass. vu 

26 2 William b June 1, 1691; m 

27 3 Hannah b Feb. 10, 1692; m Benja- 
min Briant July 31, 1712. 

28 4 Jabez b Feb. 8, 1693; d May 19, 1724 

29 5 Sarah b Oct. 20, 1695; m Benjamin 
Cushman Jan. S, 1712. 

30 6 John b Oct. 6, 1697 ;m Elizabeth 

31 7 Benjamin b 1698; d May 3, 1751; 
m Mercy 



Davis's 32 8 Mary m Zachariah Soole 

Ancient 33 9 Elizabeth m Cornelius Sturtivant 

ofpJZuSi 34 10 Elisha b 1701; m Mrs. Catherine 
p. 100 (Belcher) Clough 

36 11 David b 1698; m Deborah Fuller; 
d July 8, 1759. 

Inscription in Stoneham Cemetery 


Memory of 

Mrs. Anna Eaton, who d Nov. 9, 1779, 

aged 81 b 1693 
Mr. Zenas Eaton, Dorchester 
d 14 June 1776 

Davis's 18 4 Ebenezer Eaton, son of (6 5) b ; 

Ancient m in 1701, Hannah Rickard. He was a 

Landmarks hoUSCwright 
of Plymouth Jggue : 

**■ ^^ 36 1 Ebenezer jr., b 1702 

Longfellow's 37 2 Benjamin b 1704; m Jane Eaton 

Courtship of Jime 18, 1747 

Miles 38 3 Mercy b 1706 

standish 39 4 EUgha b 1708; m 

40 5 Gideon b 1712; d 1718 

41 6 Joanna b 1716, and Hannah who m 
John Pen^ree, Mar. 1715 

20 1 Francis Eaton, son of (8 1) m 1670, 
Frances Alden, granddaughter of John Alden 
and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden. . 


42 1 Jabez 

43 2 Frances 

44 3 John 
46 4 Priscilla 

Fourth Generation 

24 4 Barnabas Eaton, son of (12 5) b Genealogical 
April 12, 1703; m (1) Mehitable.. . ; (2) Eliza- Advertiser 
beth demons (both were of Middleboro' in " ^ 
ye Co. of Plymouth) ; m by Benjamin White, 
Justice of Peace, Feb. 21, 1743. 


46 1 Hannah b 1732 

47 2 Samuel b 1734 ; m Patience Tinkham 

48 3 Mary b 1735 

49 4 Sarah b 1737; m George Middle- 

60 5 Seth b 1739 
Issue by 2nd wife : 

61 6 Lot b 1744; m Martha Cobb 

62 7 Mehitable b 1747; m John Shoe- 

63 8 Elizabeth b 1749; d Jan. 13, 1808 

64 9 Ziba b 1750; m Ruth Leonard 

66 10 Nathan b 1753; m Margaret 

66 11 Wealthy b 1755 

67 12 Kezlah b 1756-7 

68 13 Merlbah b 1760 
26 1 Francis Eaton, son of (16 2) b 1690; ^^^ 

m (1) Thankful Alden, dau of David Alden ants v 39 
of Middleboro', after Lawftil Publication, Dec. 
14, 1727 (m by Peter Thatcher). X! J" 

Thankful Alden, * dau of David Alden, "* ^^ 

* Note — ^Thankful Alden is also given as Aiden Me- 
the dau of John Alden of Bridgewater, and ™o"*i ^^ 
his wife Hannah, dau of Capt. Ebenezer 
White of Weymouth, who was b 1701 ; d Oct. 
29. 1732. 






Records 80 


of Plymouth 

was granddaughter of John Alden and Pris- 
cilla (Mullins) Alden. (See Longfellow's 
Courtship of Miles Standish). She d Oct. 
29, 1732, when he m (2) Lydia, dau of John 
Fuller, June 12, 1733. 


69 1 Joseph b Nov. 26, 1728; m Hannah 

60 2 David 

61 3 Jabez b 1731; m Elizabeth Wil- 

Issue by 2d wife b in Marlborough, Mas. 

62 4 Sylvanusbl734; m Deborah Caswell 

63 5 Thankful b 1735;mJosiahCoggswell 

64 6 John b 1737; m Patience Shelly 
66 7 Maryb 1739; d 1739 

66 8 Elijah b 1740 ; m Sarah Shaw 

67 9 Benjamin b 1742 

68 10 Susanna b 1743 

69 11 Francis b ; m Frances Alden 

26 2 William Eaton, son of (16 2) b June 
1, 1691; m 

Issue I 

70 1 WiUIam b 1716 

71 2 Joseph b 

72 3 David b 

Mayflower 30 6 John Eaton, son of (16 2) b Oct. 

^tevw 250 ^' ^^^^'' ^ Elizabeth Fuller of Middlesex 

after lawful publication and consent of par- 
ents, July ult. 1729. They were m by P. That- 


73 1 Susannah 


74 2 Benjamn b 1730 

76 3 Mary m Ezekiel Carr 

76 4 Elijah b 

77 5 John b 


31 7 Benjamin Eaton, son of (16 2) b Descend- 
1698; d May 3, 1751, aged 55 years; buried antsvii 85 
at Kingston, Mass. m (1) Marcy. . . .b 1706, 
who d Aug. 2, 1741, aged 35 years, m (2) ^^^^g^.^^ 
Mary (Tilson) Tinkham of Belmouth. Oct Gr^ndTt^ 

28, 1746. Kingston. 

Issue I Mass. 

78 1 Mary b May 5, 1726; d 1726 aged 

8 weeks and 3 days ; and 79 Ruth a twin of Plymouth 

Mary. Marriages 50 

80 2 Susannah b 1727 

81 3 Jabesh b 1728; d 1728 

82 4 Noah h 1734 

83 5 Mary b 1735; d 1735 

84 6 Seth b 1738 
86 7 James b 1739 

86 8 Benjamin b 1740; d 1740 
Issue by 2d wife : 

87 9 Benjamin b ; m Hannah Holms 
in 1771 

36 1 1 David Eaton, son of (16 2) b 1708, AdvmSr' 
was of Kingston, Mass; m Deborah Fxiller of a 20 
Kingston, April 19, 1744; d Jvdy 8, 1759, aged 
51 years. His widow m (2) Ebenezer Ful- Mayflower 
ler of Halifax, April 7, 1768, and d July 25, Descend- 

tof\{\ J 01 -^ •/ ants vii 85, 

1809, aged 81. g^ 

Issue ', 

87 1 JabezbAug. 2, 1746 

88 2 Job b 1749 


Genealogical 89 3 Consider b 1752; d Dec. 25, 1776, 

fTS^ aged 24 

90 4 Joshua b 1755; d Dec. 22, 1777 in 
Canada, aged 22 years.- 

91 5 Eunice b April 12, 1759 

92 6 Lot b 1744; m Elizabeth who 

^ ' d Dec. 26, 1803, aged 72 years. 

93 7 Abner b 1758 

34 10 Ellsha Eaton, son of (16 2) b 1701- 
2; m Mrs. Catherine (Belcher) Clough. He 
resided in Randolph, Mass., but removed to 
Cape Elizabeth where he was the first minister 
He removed to Harpswell in 1754 and d there 
April 22, 1764; she d April 12, 1767. 


94 1 Rev. Samuel b April 3, 1736. See 
p. 60 

96 2 Elisha b 

96 3 Ezekiei m Lois Cobb 

97 4 Mary 

98 5 Joshua m 

99 6 Catherine 

Fifth Generation 

47 2 Samuel Eaton, son of (24 4) b 1734;. Davis's 
m Patience Tinkheun; d about 1820. Ancient 

IssAe : Landmarks 

100 infant d (twin) of Plymouth 

101 1 Samuel b 1754 ^^ 

102 2 Barnabas b 1757 

103 3 Israel b 1760; m (1) Eunice Rick- 
ard; m (2) Keziah 

104 4 Mehltable 

105 5 Daniel b 1767 

106 6 Darius b 1770; m 

107 7 Eunice m Bryant 

106 8 Enos b 1773 

64 9 Ziba Eaton, of Middleboro', son of n. e. Hist. 
(24 4) b 1750; m Ruth Leonard in 1773 ^dGen 

T Reg. xxu 

Issue: 175- 

109 1 Solomon b 1774 

110 2 Betty b 1777 
HI 3 demons b 1780 
112 4 Ruth b 1732 

Copy of the roll of Capt. Abial Peirce's 
Co. of Minute men that responded to the 
alarm April 19, 1775, private Ziba Eaton. 

Roll of Capt. Nathaniel Woods Co., in Col. 
Simeon Carey's regt., Roxbury, Zebe Eaton. 

66 10 Nathan Eaton, son of (24 4) b 

1753; m Margaret 


113 1 Hannah b 




Data from 
Rev. E. L. 

N. E. Hist, 
and Gen. 
Reg. Ivii 78 



118 6 

119 7 

120 8 

.59 1 

of (26 1) 
Issue : 

121 5 

122 1 

123 2 

124 3 
126 4 


Martha b 1777 

Barnabas b 1782 

Ziba b 1784 

Sarah b 1786 

Mehitable b 1789 ^ 

Nancy b 1791 

Luther b 1793; m 

Joseph Eaton, of Middleboro', son 
b 1728; m 1750, Hannah Grossman 


Joseph b 1745; d 1833; m Elizabeth 

Joel b 1751; m Lucy Leonard 

Abigail b 1754; m David Chase 

Francis b 1756 

Mary b 1760; m Isaac Dalton 
children of (69 1) were ThomaSi 
and Elizabeth 

61 3 Jabez Eaton, son of (26 1) b 1731; 
m Elizabeth Williams* adn removed to Pik 
Allegany Co., N. Y., where he lived and d. 

Issue I 

126 1 Lucy b Mar. 24, 1760 

127 2 Elizabeth b June 5, 1763 

128 3 Simeon b 1765; d 1844 

129 4 Jabez jr., b Jan. 26, 1767; d at 
Leeds, Ontario, Sept. 20, 1835; m Sarah 

♦Jabez Eaton, son of Francis Eaton of 
Kingston 4 from Francis, who came in the 
Mayflower; b 1731 was of Titcut. He m 
Elizabeth, dau of John Williams, Jtme 4, 


130 5 Luraney b April 26. 1769 ; d in Mass. 
Dec. 18, 1778 

131 6 Oliver b Nov. 14, 1771; m 

132 7 Olive b Nov. 14, 1771 (twin) d 
June 29, 1779 

133 8 Solomon b April 10, 1774 

134 9 Cyrus b June 1, 1 780 ;d April 17. 1788 
136 10 Timothy b June 19, 1782; m 

Eliza Kinsbury of Canton. 

136 11 Selah b Nov. 21, 1783; d Dec. 
26, 1783 

Children were b in Titcut and Middleboro'. 

62 4 ^Ivanus Eaton, son of (26 1) b 
1734; m Deborah Caswell. 

137 1 Sylvanus jr., b 1750; m 

Roll of Capt. Nathaniel Wood's Co., in 
Col. Simon Cary's regt., Roxbvuy, April 1 
1776. Sylvanus Eaton. 

64 6 John Eaton, son of (26 1) b Aug. n. e. Hist. 
12, 1737; rt Sept. 23, 1764, Patience Shelly ^^^^,. 
Issue: ^f """ 

138 1 John b ; m Sally Cudworth 

139 2 Jairus b 1771; m Lucy Bennett ^*"^^y , 

140 3 EUphant (Dr.) b ; m Polly S^HoL 
Barnes. Eaton 

198 4 Rev. Jarius Eaton, jr., son of 
(139 2) b 1808; d at Warren, Vt., Dec. 25,' 
1861; was a Methodist clergyman, m Han- 
nah Giddings 


141 1 Harriet b 1832; m 1859," Albert 
Robbins of Hamburg, N. Y. 


142 2 Mary b 1834; d 1851 

143 3 Elvira b 1837; d 1896; unm 

144 4 Betsy b 1839, m 1860, Hiram Boyce 

145 5 Melville b June 11, 1842; m 1864, 
Lucy Wilson 

146 6 OrvlUe M. b Jan. 31, 1845; m 
April 4, 1871, Clara Giddings 

147 7 Silas b AprU 2, 1847; m Nov. 20, 
1877, Ella Mills 

148 8 Eleanor b Jan. 3, 1850; m 1871, 
Martin Hills of Duxbury, Vt. 

149 9 Oscar G. b Feb. 26, 1853; m (1) 
Alice Mills; m (2) Addie, widow of Milo Bush- 

160 10 WllUam J. b June 4, 1856; d 1860 

145 5 Melville Eaton, son of (198 4) b 
June 11, 1842; m 1864, Lucy, dau Henry and 
Catherine Wilson; resided at Morrisville, Vt. 

Issue I 

151 1 Mary Fidelia b 1865 

152 2 Clara Martha 

163 3 Alice Lucy 

164 4 Bertha Emma 

155 5 Harriet Rollln 

156 6 James Henry b Sept. 14, 1874 

157 7 Charles MelvlUe b Nov. 25, 1876 

158 8 Bennett Edward b Nov. 13, 1881 

159 9 Leroy Silas b Aug. 27, 1883 

160 10 Robert Wilson b Oct. 1, 1885 

146 6 Orvllle son of (198 4) m Clara Gid- 


161 1 Grace b 1872 

162 2 William b 1875; m 1902, Zada Fox. 


163 3 Elvira b Dec. 30, 1878; m Mar. 4, 
1899, Lucius M. Savage 

149 9 Oscar G. Eaton, son of (198 4) b 

Feb. 26, 1858; m (1) Dec. 24, 1876, Alice J. 
Mills; m (2) Addie A. (Miner), widow of Milo 
A. Bushnell. 
Issue '. 

164 1 Fred J. b April 23, 1878; m Mar. 
8, 1905, Emily B. Johnson 

165 2 Frank L. b May 3, 1883; m Mar. 
28, 1906, Eda M., Avery 

121 5 Joseph Thomas Eaton, son of (59 

1) b in Woodford Co., Ky., in 1750; d 1835; 
m Elizabeth, dau John and Jane (Glenn) Hume 

166 1 Joseph 

167 2 William Greenwood b 1792; m 
Elizabeth Sturgeon 

168 3 Thomas ^ 

167 2 William Greenwood Eaton, son of 

(121 5) b in Ky., 1792; d in 111., in 1874; m 
1816, Elizabeth (Betty) dau of Thomas and 
Sarah (Hume) Sturgeon. He was a noted 
Baptist minister in Kentucky and Indiana. 

169 1 James Woodford b 1818; d 1901; 
m Martha, dau Frederick and Sarah (Hunter) 
Ragsdale in 1840 (issue) 

170 1 Caleb Mansfield b 1846; m Mildred 
W., dau of Isaac and Sarah (Vandiver) Tumey 


171 1 Orison V. (Attorney) 

Sixth Generation 

of Plymouth 
pp 98, 100 

Record of 
Rev. E. L. 

103 3 Israel Eaton, son of (47 2) b 1760; 
was of Middleboro ; m (1) Eunice Rickard 
m (2) Kezia 


172 1 Zenas b 1782 

173 2 LlndaU b 1785 

174 3 Eunice b 1787 
176 4 Israel b 1790 

176 5 Andrew b 1795 

177 6 Oliver b 1799 
Issue by 2d wife: 

178 7 Daniel 

Darius Eaton, son of (47 2) b 

Ensign Darius b 1796; m Sophia 

106 6 
1770; n^ 

179 1 
C. Cooley 

122 1 Joel Eaton, son of (69 1) b 1751; 
m 1774, Lucy Leonard 

180 1 Apollos b 1775; m Pama Leach 

181 2 Polycarpus b 1777 

182 3 Alfred b 1770 

183 4 Cynthia b 1782 

184 5 Caroline b 1787; m Josiah Robinson 

129 4 Jabez Eaton, jr., son of (61 3); 
b Jan. 26, 1767; d at Leeds, Ontario, N. Y., 
Sept. 20, 1825; m Sarah Millard whose sister 
was the mother of Millard Fillmore, Presi- 
dent of the U. S. 1849-1853. 


(From a Newspaper Article) 


Boys May Mark Neglected Birthplace in Cayuga County 

Unmarked and unhonored by his old neighbors, 
who have erected a statue to his political rival, is the 
site of the old log cabin in which Millard Fillmore, 


thirteenth President of the United States, was bom. 

It is in a lonely orchard in Cayuga County, N. Y. 

The cabin tumbled down almost half a century ago, 



and all signs of its exact location are obliterated. 
Until the present no individual or patriotic society 
has taken steps to make the spot or to perpetuate the 
name of President Fillmore at his birthplace. Now 
the George Junior Republic, twenty miles to the south 
is considering the propriety of doing something to 
commemorate a President's birthplace forgotten by 
the greater republic. 

Cayuga County is proud of its statesman son, Wil- 
liam H. Seward, while it ignores the other son who 
became President. For Seward there is a bronze 
mommient in a park named after him in Auburn, and 
his former home is a point sought by every sightseer 
there. An inscription on the monument is the key to 
the fame of one man and the neglect of the other. "There 
is a higher law than the Constitution," reads the in 
scription, and the sentence was thundered by Senator 
Seward of New York, when he was fighting the slavery 
measure known as the Compromise of 1850. Presi- 

dent Fillmore stood by the Constitution and put his 
pen to the slave measure, making it law. He retired 
from office with few friends, even in the south, and 
most of his neighbors made haste to forget him. 


Until the sudden death of President Zachary Taylor, 
on July 9, 1850, brought Vice-President Fillmore 
into the White House, the latter had been known as 
a thorough anti-slavery man. His rise from poverty 
and his fervently expressed compassion for the oppressed 
were thought to be guarantees of liberal conduct. 
His accession seemed to change his views, and he sign- 
ed the document which extended slavery and fastened 
the shackles of servitude more firmly on fugitives in 
free states. Some explain Fillmore's signature to the 
document largely on the ground of spite against his 
political rival. Senator Seward. 

Twenty miles from Auburn, down the east road 
on Owasco Lake, and beyond to the north-west cor- 
ner of the town of Summerhill, there lies a picturesque 
orchard. Here is the site of the Fillmore homestead. 
Only the older maps of the county indicate that a 
President was bom in this vicinity. Many occupants 
of that country-side to-day have no idea that a Chief 
Magistrate of the Republic here first saw the light. 
The present town of Summerhill was first known as 
Locke and then as Plato. The signer of the Compro- 
mise was bom in a log cabin on either January 7 or 
February 7, 1800, authorities differing as to the date. 
His father was Nathaniel Fillmore, a native of Ben- 
nington, Vt., who moved to the **far west'* of Cayuga 
County soon after the Revolution. 

A bad title caused Nathaniel Fillmore to lose the 
land he had bought on a military tract and he moved 
to the farm in Summerhill which he held when his 
son Millard was bom. Two years later he moved 
again. At fourteen years of age the future President 
was apprenticed in a woolen mill at Montville, a set- 
tlement about four miles west of his birthplace. The 
boy was bright, and Judge Walter Wood, the, first 



county judge of Cayuga and owner of the woolen mill 
aided him to get a legal education. However, it is 
said that Judge Wood charged him $30 to relinquish 
his services in the last year of his apprenticeship. Young 
Fillmore slept upstairs above the little law office at 
MontviUe and pursued his studies with ardor. In 
the old cabin home the .library had consisted of two 
bound volumes. Tradition records that Fillmore de- 
veloped oratorical talent at an early age and delivered 
the local Fourth of July address in the year 1818. It 
was then predicted that he would make his mark. 

Nathaniel Fillmore evidently thought that Mont- 
viUe was not big enough for his brilliant son, and 


around 1821 he sold his property and moved to Aurora 
near Buffalo. From that point on Fillmore's record 
is familiar to readers of American history. 

The log cabin homestead fell to pieces about the 
time of the Civil War. It stood in the foreground 
in the orchard shown in the illustration. The old of- 
fice of Judge Wood stands to-day abandoned beside 
the road near the old Indian Moimd Cemetery in Mont- 
ville. It was moved from the original site some rods 
distant for the sake of modem improvements. The small 
wing shown in the picture did not exist when Fillmore 
studied law there. The interior is plastered and the 
timbers are all rough hewn. 



184 1 Oliver b Nov. 15, 1794 in Mass.; 
d in Canada, May 29, 1842; m Diana Eaton 
(218 5) 

i 185 2 Cyrus b June 24, 1796; d in Hebron, 
Wis., Oct. 21, 1876 

186 3 Sarah b Oct. 18, 1798; d in James- 
ville, Wis.; m Brass 

187 4 Chauncey b April 28, 1801; d in 
Leeds, Ont., 1870 

188 5 Hiram b Dec. 8, 1803; d in Fond 
du Lac, Wis., in 1884 

189 6 Almond Ransom b in Bennington, 
Vt., May 12, 1805; m Orrissa Haskins 

190 7 Minerva b Sept. 4, 1807; m 

Hickey: d in Cold Springs, Wis., in 1850 

191 8 Jabez Leonard b Dec. 29, 1809; 
in Cold Springs, Wis., in 1847 

192 9 James Edson b April 7, 1812; d 
in Peoria, 111., May 30, 1888 

193 10 Almira Julia b June 3, 1815; d 
in Chicago, May 9, 1882; m John Cairnes 

Davis's 135 10 Timothy Eaton, son of (61 3) b 

Ancient June 19, 1782; m Eliza Kinsbury of Canton 
Landmarks and resided in Boston, Mass. 

of Plymouth IsSUC 

pp 89. 100 194 { Timothy T. b ; m 1844, Salina 
Eliot, dau of Samuel Eliot of Plymouth 

139 2 Jarius Eaton, son of (64 6) b 1771 ; 
m Lucy Bennett (b 1782). In October, 
1867, in her 86th year, Mrs. Lucy Bennett 
Eaton spim 32 nm of yam in 15 days (2 run 
is a girl's work) and between then and January 
wove 125 yards of flannel 1 yard wide. 


Issue : 

195 1 Selina b ; m Thomas Giddings 
d aged 32 

196 2 Rev. Bennett b Dec. 31, 1806; m 
Betsey Maria Webster 

197 3 Sophia m Joseph Farnsworth 

198 4 Rev. Jarlus jr., b 1808; d 1861; 
m Hannah Giddings 

199 5 Harriet d aged 12 

200 6 Silas d aged 22 

201 7 Lucy d aged 16 

202 8 Philander b 

140 3 Eliphat (Eliphaz) Eaton, son of Vermont 

(64 6) b in Pelham, Mass.. Mar. 3, 1773; m Historical 
Polly Barnes of Greenwich, Mass., in 1797. Gazetteer 
They resided for a time at Hartford, Vt., but «^^^"^y 
removed to Barnard, Vt., where he studied 
medicine with Dr. Danforth ; from Barnard to 
Eden where he practiced a year. In 1805-6 he 
removed to Enosburgh where he continued 
to practice imtil the age of 60 or 65 years. 
He was the first physician who located in 
town, and for many years the only one. He 
was town clerk for several years. Dr. Eaton 
and his wife lived together 49 years and were 
the parents of nine children. 

Dr. Eaton d Nov. 23, 1846, aged 73. His 
wife Polly, d at Bennington, >at the residence 
of her dau Mrs. D. C. Harwood, Jan. 29, 1865, 
aged 87. 

Issue : 

203 1 Amanda b at Enosburg, April 19, 
1823, aged 24 

204 2 Sophia d June 3, 1821, aged 12 


The Rev. Samuel B. Baton was bom in Randolph, Mass., where his 
father was then preaching. April 3. 1736; fitted for college by Master Mood 
of York. Me.; grad at Harvard 1763; preached his first sermon at Mr. El- 
wyn's meeting house in Scarborough and settled in Harpewell, being or- 
dained Oct. 24. 1764. with a salary of £13 s 4 d. besides a settlement. At 
the age of 86 he took the whole care of 11 head of cattle; always feeding them 
before stmrise in the morning. He never married but lived with a nephew 
He was possessed of keen wit. never at loss for a reply. He was fearless 
in expression of his opinions. During the Reveolutionary War a recruiting 
officer came to Harpswell, but failed to obtain any men. On Sunday morn- 
ing he called at the parsonage and said "Mr. Baton, cannot you do something 
for the cause?" Mr. Baton replied, "It is my communion Sabbath, Sir. I 
can have nothing to do with Secular Subjects; but if you will remain till 
night I will call the people together on the Common and speak to them 
from the horse block." In 1812. when he was looked upon with suspicion 
as regarding his patriotism, he referred to this meeting and said: "When 
the services of the day were over I went to my house, opened my Bible, 
and my eye fell upon the words, 'Cursed be he that holdeth back his sword 
from blood.' I spake an hour from those words and 30 men were ready to 
march the next morning and yet now they call me a Tory." 

The following anecdote will serve to display his ready wit. Being 
chosen moderator of a public meeting, he declined and nominated in bis 
place "Father Scott," who was a man small of stature, feeble voice, and of 
retiring manner. Mr. Scott declined, saying, "Mr. Eaton, there is more 
dignity in your wig than in my whole body." "Take the wig, then," re- 
plied Mr. Eaton, catching it off his own head and placing it upon Father Scott. 

N. H. ii 294 

History of 168 6 James Eatoiii son of (98 1) b ; 

^^IT\. ^r.. was a land owner in Sutton, N. H., but 
afterwards removed to Vermont ; m 

Issue : 

1 Sally m Nathaniel Ambros 







2 Hannah 

3 Mary 

4 Nellie 

5 John b Dec. 5, 1829; settled in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 


War record of John Eaton, b in Sutton, Lamb's 
N. H. He was graduated from Dartmouth ^^^^^- J>^^^ 
college in 1854; became a teacher in Cleveland, ^ 1590 " 
Ohio, 1854-6; became Chaplain of 27th Ohio ^ 
Volunteers, 1861 During his military term 
he was twice in prison. 

98 5 Joshua Eaton, son of (34 10) m 


Jonathan m 


Samuel b in Clarion Co., Pa., 1817; m 


Morris M. b in Clarion Co., Pa., Mar. 1, 
1841; m Sept. 15, 1868, Flora Cecelia McCrea 
of Clarion, Pa; d 1908; his widow resides in 
Titusville, Crawford Co., Pa. 


217a 1 dau d in early childhood 

2176 2 Henry Morris of Philadelphia, 
managing editor of the Philadelphia Press; 

217c 3 Frank Vincent, office manager for 
the Pure Oil Company, Pittsburgh; m 

217d 4 Frederick one of the firm of the 
Centaur Moter Company, Buffalo, N. Y.; 
m ; resides in East Aurora, N. Y. 

217^ 5 Clark Hughes, civil engineer 

217 6 Alice R., classifier and bibliographer 

Seventh Generation 

179 1 Ensign Darius (Datus) Eaton, son 
Re^rd of of (106 6) , b 1796 ; m Sophia C. Cooley 

Alfred D. Issue : 

Eaton. 218 1 Ira Walker b 1830; m (1) Martha 

Watertown, Perkins; m (2) Ella Orvilla Woodard 
N X 219 2 George Datus Ensyne b 1848; m 

Emma Wariner 

180 1 Apollos Eaton, son of (122 1), b 
1775; m Pama Leach 

Issue : 

220 1 Charles b ; m Leonard 

221 2 Calvin b 

222 3 Henry b 

223 4 Adam b ; m King of 


224 5 Diana m Oliver Eaton 1840-1 
226 6 Lucy m (1) Richmond; m 

(2) Bailey 

226 7 Caroline m Cyrus King of Provi- 

227 8 Alice m Abiathar Leonard 

228 9 Pama 

188 5 Hiram Eaton, son of (129 4) b 

Dec. 8, 1803; m ; d Fond du Lac, Wis., 

in 1884 


229 1 Hiram jr., b ; d Fond du Lac, 

189 6 Ahnond Ransom Eaton, son of 

(129 4) b Bennington, Vt., May 12, 1805; 
m in Leeds, Ontario Co., N. Y., Orrissa 



Haskins. He settled in Jefferson Co., Wis., in 
1843. His brothers Cyrus, Hiram Leonard 
and James and their families came about the 
same time. He was a sturdy pioneer and one 
of the first settlers in the forest wildemes 
of Southern Wisconsin and until the time of 
his death an honorable and influential citizen ; 
he d on his farm in Hebron, Wis., Dec. 15,1885 

230 1 b in Canada; d infant 

231 2 

232 3 Sophreness Millard b ; m Elea- 
nor Green in Hebron, Wis. ; both living in 1909 

233 4 Chauncey Resellus b 1841; injured 
when a boy of 12 and d Jime 21, 1862 

234 5 Caroline AmeUa m James Fryer 

235 6 Rev. Ephrlam LlewUyn b Hebron, 
Wis., Mar. 27. 1846; m (1) Mary Miner, who 
d 1890; m (2) Louisa Bates 

194 1 Timothy T. Eaton, son of (135 10) 
b ; m in 1844, Salina Eliott, dau of Sam- 
uel Eliott of Plymouth. 

Issue I 

236 1 Timothy b 1846; d 

237 2 Timothy E. b 1847 

238 3 Charles A. b 1848; m Abbie E. 

239 4 Helen S. m John Dumi 

240 5 Salina H. 

196 2 Rev. Bennett Eaton, son of (139 2) 
b Enosburgh, Dec. 31, 1830; m Betsy Maria 
Webster, b Jan. 21, 1830. She was of Bakers- 


On Her 80th Birthday 




The sun is up, the day is here, Mother, thy natal day ; 
And fourscore years to thee have come, and fourscore 

pas'd away, 
Thine ear is dtdl, thine eye is dim, thy brow is marked 

with care, 
And, scattered round thy temples, lies thy thin and 

faded hair. 
But through these features, changed by age and deeply 

furrowed o'er 
Thy soul looks out in excellence and vigor, as of yore — 
As when thy life was in its prime and every sense was 

And plans were laid and work was done daily from 

mom till night, 
A husband then in manly strength stood proudly 

by thy side. 
And roimd thee throng'd thy children eight — ^their 

parents' joy and pride; 
The star of hope look'd down upon thy social land- 
scape there. 
And future scenes beneath its light lay stretched in 

colors fair 
And thus it was with thee, Mother, when forty years 

and three 
Had sped their arrowy flight across thy lif's bright 

canopy ; 


But trouble, stroke on stroke, has since cut off those 

hopes of thine. 
As thunderbolts from rushing clouds disrobe the 

lofty pine. 
At forty-four a shivering bolt fell from a cloudless sky, 
And one was stricken from thy side in tender age to 

die* — 
A precious one — a darling child, just bursting into 


Whose twelfth bright summer-sun had risen to gid 

her early tomb. 
Nine times the autumn shook its leaves on Hat tie's 

lowly bed, 
And then another precious child was numbered with 

the dead — 
Thy namesake, Mother, — ^blessed girl, whose sixteen 

years had crown 'd 
With rich maturity and grace not oft so early found. 
Scarce two years passed ; and o*er that grave we had 

not ceased to weep. 
Ere j^'et another cherished one had sunk to her last 

sleep — 
The eldest of thy household band= — a wife and mother 

Whose two and thirty years had stamped their honors 

on her brow. 
In two years more another sup of woe thy lips had 

press 'd — 
A noble boy of twenty-two fell in the distant West; 
In learning's deep and fruitful mines he delved with 

earnest hand, 
And made his grave by Pontiac's stream, far from 

his native land. 

♦Killed bv the kick of a horse 


Thus, Mother, when thy seven and fifty years had 

passed away. 
One half thy children in their graves in different 

places lay; 
Not side by side, as once they stood around the social 


But severed far, those stricken forms were mingled 

with the earth. 
For seventeen years the shafts of Death upon their 

victims fell, 
As if in that one family his work were done full well. 
And then he threw a dart which struck thy husband 

at thy side, — 
Beneath the weight of years he bow'd his honored 

head and died. 
For five years more the summer-flowers bloom'd o'er 

each slumbering one, 
Then slowly droop'd and passed away from earth thy 

second son — 
The son whose holy work it was to watch thy widow's 

To guard and smooth thy weary path down through 

life's latest stage 
That son had raised his voice full oft to preach the 

gospel word. 
And trained his rising household in the nature of 

the Lord; 
But at the age of fifty-three his earthly work of love 
Was done, and friends below he left, to join his friends 

Thus of that Circle more than half have left this earthly 

shore — 
A few years since it numbered ten, and now it numbers 



And we the four, are nearing fast the deep and dark- 
ling stream, 

The portals of eternity beyond — how near they seem. 

On Jordan's brink thou standest now, waiting the 
summons o'er, 

And children three remain with thee upon the hither 
shore — 

A son, — 'tis he who writes these lines — already gray 
with age; 

A daughter whose children now are on life's active 
stage ; 

And she — the poor unfortunate in body and in mind 

On whom the light of intellect but partially has shined. 

Whose ways and wants none else can meet as they 
are met by thee. 

And, Mother, thou hast faithful ones to watch o'er 
three and thine, 

To guard thy steps with faithful care adown thy life's 
decline ; 

And the poor feeble one, who clings for safety to thy 

Shall be sustained and cherished till she finds a heaven- 
ly rest. 

Mother, we'll look bevond the stream where all is 
bright and fair — 

• _ 

No touch of pain or sorrow e'er can reach the dwellers 

there ; 
The loved ones who have left us here are on that 

happy shore; 
We'll all soon meet in that blest land — United ever 


Rev, Bennett Eaton 



ii. 163-165 

New Eng- 
land Hist, 
and Gen. 
xxvii. 202 

p 162 

Joel Webster b Sept. 26, 1831 
Rev Homer b Nov. 16, 1834 
Lucy Maria b 1836; m 


241 1 

242 2 

243 3 


Bennett Eaton Titus 

206 4 Gov Horace Eaton, son of (140 3), 

b Barnard, Vt. 22 June, 1804, was about two 
years old when his parents removed to Enos- 
burgh. He entered at the age of 17 Middle- 
bur\^ college, and was graduated at 21, hav- 
ing taught school each winter term, and 
keeping up with his class in college. After 
receiving his diploma as M. D., from the 
medical faculty at the Medical college in 
Castleton, he returned to Enosburgh and 
practised medicine with his father until 
his father retired — then for several years 
alone, and still later in company with his 
brother, Dr. RoUin Eaton. 

Dr. Horace Eaton was town clerk for 
several years; he represented the town in 
the senate in 1837, 1839, 184o, 1841, 1842; 
he was lieutenant governor 5 years, governor 
2 yeiars, state superintendent of common 
schools 5 vears, and a member of the Con- 
stitutional council. He was professor of 
natural history and chemistry in Middlebury 
College 6 years, to which post he was called 
in 1848; here he remained until his death, 
which occurred July 4, 1855, in his 61st yr. 
In addition to the above services rendered 
to his State, he delivered but a few weeks 


previous to his death, before the **Eiiosburgh 
Young Men's Temperance Society*' several 
public lectures. He m twice; (1) Cordelia 
H. Fuller. Aug. 14, 1831, who d Feb. 7, 1841 ; 
(2) Edna Palmer, Dec. 1, 1841 

244 1 a son who d in infancy 

245 2 a dau who m R. D. Ross, of Mis- 

209 7 Dr. Rollln Eaton, son of (140 3) 

b ; m Permilla, dau of George and 

Deborah (Shaw) Rowland; he d in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. Peirce's 
Issue Contribu- 

246 1 Permella m Summer Briggs, of tions Bio- 
Berkley graphical, 

247 2 SaUy (Sarah) unm Geneaiogi- 

248 3 Rollin B. b April 28, 1819; m Mary ^^^i "*'" 

249 4 Triphose m George Strange, of 

260 5 Cordelia m Hiram Davis, of Reho- 

261 6 Danielb June 24, 1825; m (1) 

m (2) 


Governor Eaton's Temperance Address 


Delivered before the Young Men's Temperance Association at 

Enosburg, in 1855. 

"An immense change in the habits of onr people, 
in regard to the use of intoxicating drinks, has taken 
place within the last 25 or 30 years; and, that it has, 
in the main, been wrought through the united and 
concentrated efforts of temperance associations, and 
could not or would not have been wrought without 
them, no intelligent and candid observer will assume 
to deny. But let us contemplate the state of things 
in this respect as it was 30 years since, so that we may 
more clearly see the change, and may if we will yet 

"In truth it is scarcely beyond reality to say that, 
like a good breakfast to a beggar, rum never came a- 
miss, and was never refused. I have myself aided 
in making out the papers for the sale of farms, where 
the notes given for them were made out payable wholly 
in gin. Indeed as a currency, even for the large towns, 
ardent spirits were next to gold, because the demand 
was so perfectly certain. Fashion, habit, and the 
delusive belief that they were useful for the purposes 
of health and vigor, led to their daily and unques- 
tionable use among all classes and conditions of men 
and that in such quantities, that the amount consum- 
ed was not less than an average of 5 or 6 gallons per 
year, for every man, woman, and child in the land. 
Indeed we might almost reckon as true the story 
that has been told of a man in those times, who on 
being remonstrated with for using such a large quan- 
tity of spirits in his house as he was known to do. 


replied with an expression of great surprise: 'What 
is a barrel of whiskey a month in a large family wher^ 
they haven't no milk?* 

"But to go back to the prevailing state of things, 
special occasions for liquor drinking. At a raising, 
the first sill could not be laid nor the last rafter go 
up without drinking, in particular; while drinking 
in general came in all the way between — to say nothing 
of what followed after. And, in the result, those 
who helped to raise the bam by day couldn't always 
raise themselves at night. Sheep-washing, too, served 
as occasions for drinking; for men supposed they 
must take rum to prevent taking cold, though they 
were apt thereby to catch the staggers. 

"At trainings, too, there must be drinking: and 
not rare was it, that some of the defenders of the 
country went reeling home; while perchance weighty 
reasons — reasons heavier than they could bear up 
under— compelled others to stay out perhaps till 

"At justice courts, again, there must be drinking. 
And not rare was it that the proper administrators 
of justice found themselves or rather were found 
by others, unable to poise her scales with steadiness, 
or to maintain their own perpendicular on their way 
home. Indeed, though it is not exactly a matter 
of court record, yet I presume it is within the memory 
of many of us, that one of our magistrates, as he wend- 
ed his zig-zag way homeward from his courts at night, 
often had occasion to remark that the roads in Enos- 
burgh were laid 8 rods wide, and he had the right to 
occupy the whole width of them. 

"I should not probably have ventured to relate 
the anecdote, were it not that the occurrence was 
at that time scarcely deemed discreditable, either 


to the town or the individual. In fact, a nian was 
hardly regarded as drunk, unless he was so far gone 
that his legs would kick out from his line of gravity, 
so that he would be brought up, not exactly all-stand- 
ing, but rather all-lying — perchance as helpless as 
a mud-turtle turned on his back; able to sprawl a 
little, but nothing more. To go as far as this, was 
indeed a little disreputable. And perhaps it deserves 
to be recorded as a matter of antiquarian history, 
that half a century ago there was in force in this 
town,, a pledge against such overturning results as 
this — a sort of moderation pledge. For it was agreed 
and understood by the early settlers of the town, 
that if any man got drunk, in accordance with the 
definition I have just given of the term, on any public 
day — such as training, town-meeting, or the like, 
he should pay by way of penalty dig out a stump 
from the tavern dooryard. And a good friend of 
mine, who lives less than a hundred rods from this, 
doesn't know, nor I don't know, how many stumps 
were removed from his now fine-looking door-yard, 
under this rule; but if tradition tells a true tale, the 
number was considerable. And it is even said that 
if people got up early enough, they might occasion- 
ally see some of our very respectable citizens going 
home in the grey of the morning, after having per- 
formed this expiatory task. 

* 'Again a trade at a store was an oc^casion for drink- 
ing; and I have an anecdote at command which il- 
lustrates how strong the obligation of the custom 
was upon the merchant to treat his customer, after 
trading with him. (The occurrence it is said to have 
taken place on the New York side of the lake ; though , 
if the story is true, I think one of the parties must 
certainly have been an Yankee.) According to the 


account, the patronizing customer took an egg, and 
went to the store, to buy a darning-needle. The 
purchaser remained some time as if waiting for some- 
thing; but the merchant seemed rather disposed to 
take no notice of the common rule, in such case made 
and provided. At length the customer seemed to 
suspect a design to dodge, and getting somewhat out 
uf patience, he turned and popped the momentous 
question: *An't ye goin' to treat?' *0, certainly,' 
5jaid the merchant, and the decanter of brandy, a 
bowl of sugar, a pitcher of water, and a tumbler were 
set on. The mixture was made, when the customer 
again looked up and said, *Guess Fll take an egg to 
put in it.' The same egg that had just been brought 
was accordingly handed on. But on breaking it 
the customer exclaimed: 'H^re, see.'^ the egg I let 
ye have had two yelks, and I guess you ought to 
let me have two darning-needles.' And the darning- 
needle was accordingly handed over, and thus the 
trade was closed.* 

"But not to extend my remarks tmder this head 
too far, I might sum up by saying that occasions 
for drinking were found both in joy and in sorrow; 
at birth and at death; at weddings and at funerals; 
at meeting and at parting; in siclmess and in health; 
in labor and in recreations; by day and by night; 
in doors and out doors ; in calm and in tempest ; when 
it snowed and when it rained — and when it did nei- 
ther. And thus these occasions and apologies for 
dram-drinking were continually presenting them-selves 
and when they did not occur quite often enough to 
suit the particular case of the individual, he didn't 

♦This anecdote was adopted among his remin- 
iscences by P. T. Banium, in his autobiography. 


find it indispensibly necessary to wait for them. In 
some Catholic countries it is customary to have crosses 
erected at crossroads where the devotee may kneel 
and worship. But the worshipers of rum cannot 
always wait for the cross-roads, and so make the 
distance between these proper stopping-places a suf- 
ficient reason for stopping short of them — a reason 
in short, for not waiting for a reason. 

"I have thus given you the more htmiorous part 
of the description. The sadder features I will not 
now touch upon. From what I have already said, 
and from your own observation you know there must 
have been a darker aspect. — ^And knowing this, it 
is enough, without my going over the task of descrip- 
tion which I have no heart for. 

"The view I have presented is sufficient to show 
a contrast. For look at the picture here drawn, 
and then look around you and see for yourselves 
if a change has not come over the prevailing customs 
of the people. Dark spots enough, it is true — yes 
far too many and too dark we still see; but light min- 
gles with the shade. And in the production of the 
kindly change we beheve the main instrumentality 
has been that of Temperance Association. — Vt. His- 
torical Magazine, Vol. 1, 

Upon Governor Horace Eaton's tombstone is in- 
scribed : 

Enlightened, learned and conscientious. 
He discharged the duties of every station 
with eminent ability and uprightness. 

This Monument 

Is erected by his friends 

In token of his great merit 

As a public man and a citizen. 


"In compliance with that wish," said Hon. James 
Mecham, in his closing remarks at his funeral, "we 
come to bear back and deliver into your hands his 
mortal remains, and ask that you will give them re- 
pose with the dust of your fathers and yourselves, 
and your children, till the trump of God shall wake 

"There will come after us no whisper to make you 
ashamed that he was reared and rests in your midst. 
I can bear you the S3mipathy of his adopted town, 
of the faculty and students of the college with which 
he was connected — you are mourners together over 
his death. It was known there, as all over the State, 
that there was a peculiarly strong attachment be- 
tween him and yourselves. As the tidings of his 
death spread among the people, their general if not 
unanimous verdict will be, that he was one of the 
noblest and purest men that Vermont ever had in 
her service. 

"He had many and great excellences other than 
T have named. He was an honest man, that 'noblest 
work of God'. You know the furnace in which he 
was tried, not only with no fire, but not even the 
smell of the fire upon his garments. 

"He was a man of great delicacy of feeling, and 
showed this most effectually by never wounding the 
feelings of others. He was in its true, original sense, 
what the term imports, a gentleman, though he may 
have disdained the formality and fashion and fop- 
pery of those now styled gentlemen. 

"He was a man of great energy and perserverance. 
To this he owed his thorough course of collegiate and 
professional education. During the latter part of 
his life, comprehending all that was spent in public 
service, he was the victim of wasting and exhausting 


disease, contracted in the benevolent attempt to save 
the life of a professional brother*. Other men under 
the pressure of that disease would have laid down 
to die; but his courageous energy bore him up in the 
discharge of all his public and private duties. 

*'He always did ably and acceptably whatever 
he' undertook to do; he had great clearness and com- 
prehensiveness of mind. The subject he examined, 
he saw in all its bearings, and he had the power of 
transferring his own clear impressions to others. 
This gave him his control in deliberative assemblies 
and his unquestionable authority as an executive 

"Other men have left the hoarded wealth of their 
lives to found some institution to perpetuate their 
memory. Our friend leaves you a far richer legacy 
in his own bright and spotless example. You may 
safely point your children to him as a model man, a 
just man, a moral man, a christian man, with every 
noble quality which adorns public and private life. 
Till the last particle of his monument shall waste 
away, your descendants may point with pride to the 
place where he rests, as the grave of HORACE EATON" 

*Dr. Bard, of Troy, Vermont. 

Eighth Generation 

218 1 Ira Walker Eaton, of Ontario Co., 

N. Y., son of (179 1); b in 1830; at the age Family Rec- 
of 19 m (1) Martha Perkins, who d in 1873 ^^"f^^ Eat 
aged 42 yrs. He m (2) Ella Orillia Woodard. ^^ of Wat- 
He d March 31. 1897, aged 67 crtown.N.Y 

262 1 Seymour Sylvester b 1856; m Mar- 
tha Haves 

263 2 Alfred Datus b 1861 ; m Hattie E. 

264 3 Mary Adel b 1873; m Wyne Wash- 

219 2 George Datus Ensjrne Eaton, son 
of (179 1); b in 1848; m Emma Warner 


255 1 


256 2 


267 3 


258 4 


269 5 


236 6 Rev Ephraim Llewlljrn Eaton, son Family Rec- 
of (189 6), b in Hebron, Wis,. Mar. 27, 1846; ^""^ ^1.^^^ 
m (1) Mary Miner, who d in 1890. He m Evanston?"' 
(2) Louise Bates, in Janesville, Wis. He m 
was bom on the farm in Hebron, Wis. Mar. 
27, 1846. He was educated in the common 
schools, and at Milton academy; entered 
the ministry of the M. E. church in the spring 
of 1871; took the full course of Theology 





in Garrett Bibical institution, Evans ton, 111., 
and was graduated in 1877. He received 
the degree of D. D. from Lawrence university 
in 1890. He served pastorates in Beloit, 
Madison, La Crosse, Janesville, Milwaukee, 
and Racine in Wis.; was presiding elder of 
the Madison district 1883-87; pastor of the 
First M. E. Church, Des Moines, la., 4 years, 
and North Avenue M. E. Church, Allagheny, 
Pa., for 5 years. He has had extensive ex- 
perience as a preacher. Chautauqua lecturer; 
and was candidate for governor of Wisconsin 
on the prohibition ticket in 1906. He became 
pastor of the Emmanuel M. E. Church, Evan- 
ston, 111., in 1907 and is also instructor in 
astronomy, correspondence division, Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. 

His paper on *The Millennium'' read 
before the Methodist Episcopal Preachers 
Meeting at Pittsburgh, Pa., April 27, 1903 
was directed to be published in pamphlet 
form for free distribution. 


260 1 Starr b 

261 2 Helen 

262 3 Howard twin 

263 4 Dorothy 


The Millennium 

It is quite remarkable that nearly every extrav- 
agance in religion in modem times associates itself 
with the Second Coming of Christ. Nearly every 
religiovis hallucination proceeds straightway to manu- 
facture a millennium to bear it company, and to help 
it to impose upon the credulity of honest and innocent, 
but unskilled people. So we have all sorts of mil- 
lenniums, but no two of them alike, and none of them 
taught in the Word of God. 

So closely associated in the popular mind is this 
idea of a millennium with the Second Coming of 
Christ that it can not be fairly and fully treated with- 
out first considering some of the essential elements 
of the Second Advent. I shall be obliged, therefore, 
to place before the reader a brief survey of the New 
Testament's teaching upon the Return of our Lord 
to this world, before proceeding to discuss the mil- 

There are in the New Testament three distinct 
"comings" of Christ: First, He came in the Incar- 
nation nearly two thousand years ago. The second 
is Christ coming in his kingdom. This he did on 
the great Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was 
poured out. and the kingdom of Christ was inaugur- 
ated on earth. In pvoot of this read the following 
scriptures: * There be some standing here that shall 
not taste of death till they have seen the Son of Man 
coming in his kingdom.'* — Matt. 16: 28; Mark 9: 1; 
Luke 9 : 27; Matt. 10 : 23. All these texts clearly 
teach that * 'Christ came in his kingdom" while those 
persons were still alive. Mark explicitly declares 
that they should .see the ''Kingdom of Gcxi come 
with power." When did he come "with power?" 


On the Day of Pentecost. — Luke 24 : 49; Acts 1 : 
7; 2 : 1-4." But still further (Dan. 2 : 44), declares 
that "in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven 
set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed," 
&c. In the days of what kings? In the days of 
the kings symbolized by the metallic image of Neb- 
uchadnezzar's dream. The image was still repre- 
sented by one of those kings— the Roman Emperor — 
when Christ's kingdom was set up, hence literally 
it was "in the days of these kings." Christ's king- 
dom was introduced with the proclamation, "Repent, 
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." This was 
done first by John the Baptist (Matt. 3 : 2), then by 
our Lord himself (Mark 1 : 15), then by the Twelve 
(Matt. 10 : 7), then by tjie Seventy (Luke 10 : 9). 
They all preached the same message, namely, "the 
kingdom of heaven is at hand. But after Pentecost 
no one ever was authorized to preach that message, 
for the kingdom had come. Still further: In Matt. 
10 : 23, we learn that our Lc^rd declared that his dis- 
ciples whom he was about to send out, two by two, 
would not have time to visit the cities of Israel be- 
fore the "Son of man would come." Come! Was 
he not already with them in person? How then, 
could he "come?" The only possible answer is that 
he would "come in his kingdom," which he certainly 
did on the dav of Pentecost. All this is confirmed 
by the preaching of the Apostles after Pentecost, 
which preaching was never, "the kingdom of heaven 
is at hand," but the kingdom of God is now here. 
—Acts 8 : 12; 19 : 8; 20 : 23; 28 : 23. 

Thus it is certainly the teachings of the New Testa- 
ment that Christ "came in his kingdom" at Pente- 
cost. That was the inauguration of the kingdom of 
God on earth; and if it was then inaugurated, it is 


not waiting to be set up here at some future time. 
It is now here! 

The third coming of our Lord — ^popularly called 
his Second Coming — will take place at the close of 
human history on this planet. He will surely come 
again. A hundred texts could be quoted to support 
that proposition, but a few will answer: John 14 : 
2-3; Acts 1 : 10 11; Matt. 16 : 27. Most christians 
agree that he will come again; but they do not all 
agree as to the purpose of his coming. Those who 
believe in a literal millennium on this earth all think 
that he will come again to set up his millennial king- 
dom; those who do not believe in any literal millen- 
nium at all believe that his return to this planet is 
for the purpose of raising the dead, judging the world, 
closing the volume of human history, and of opening 
the gates of heaven to the saved and of hell to the 
lost. The purpose of his coming seems to me very 
clearly set forth in Matt. 16 : 27; Matt. 25 : 31-46; 
I Cor. 15 : 22-25. "Then cometh the end when he 
shall deliver up the kingdom to God." This text 
certainly settles it that his coming is not to "set up" 
but to "deliver up" the kingdom. 

With this brief statement of the Second Coming 
of Christ, I now proceed to consider the doctrine 
that is closely related to it in the public mind, — the 
Millennium. In all ages some have believed in a mil- 
lennium which was to come, that is, a literal reign 
of Christ on this earth for a period of a thousand 
years. Some of the early Christians taught it. When 
Christianity began its struggle with Roman heathen- 
ism, when persecutions became general and appall- 
ing, many of the persecuted flock turned to the thought 
of Christ's immediate return to set up his kingdom 
and to destroy his enemies. Thus the "blooming 


age" of milleimialism was from the middle if the 
Second to the middle of the Third century. But 
when it was found that Christ was conquering Roman 
heathenism, as Origen declared he would do, the 
millennial nonsense was given up. It has never been 
the general faith of the Church since, and never will 

i. The only Biblical support, so far as I know, 
which this millennial idea has is the first eight verses 
of the 2nth chapter of Revelation. Open your Bible 
and read the passage carefully. This passage is in 
the midst of one of the most mysterious books of 
the Bible, and the most difficult to interpret, as the 
various and divergent theories of a thousand different 
interpreters sufficiently attest. How can I hope 
to make simple and plain what no man before me 
has succeeded in doing? These are prophecies, and 
prophecies thus far have never been tmderstood 
until they were fulfilled; so, I presume it will be, with 
this wonderful book. If I succeed at all, it will be 
in telling you what this famous chapter does not mean, 
and by eliminating from the interpretation of it some 
things which overwrought imaginations have read 
into it. 

In order to interpret the Word of God one needs 
common sense, a fair education, and the help of the 
Holy Spirit; but in addition to these, there are three 
Divinely-inspired canons of interpretation, which we 
must always heed, and which we dare not neglect 
now, when face to face with one of the most difficult 
problems in the Bible. The first of these is, 'Take 
heed that no man deceive you," Matt. 24 : 4. The 
second canon of interpretation is the one which Jesus 
himself observed, which is to interpret the figurative 
passages by literal passages or statements, as in his 


interpretation of the Parable of the Wheat and the 
Tares, Matt. 13 : 36-43. So must we interpret the 
20th chapter of Revelation — ^this figurative chapter 
by other plain and literal declarations of scripture. If 
we do this faithfully you will see what will become 
of the millennium. Millennialists generally reverse 
this divine order, and interpret plain and simple 
scriptures by figurative and symbolical scriptures. 
Thus starting with the 20th chapter of Revelation 
they succeed in reading a millennium into all parts 
of the Bible where no man of common sense would 
ever think of finding it. That is a vicious and tm- 
scriptural method. The third canon of interpreta- 
tion is also inspired, and is in these words, "Prophesy 
according to the analogy of faith/* Rom. 12 : 6; also 
II Pet. 1 : 20. This canon of interpretation means 
that we are not to so interpret one passage of scrip- 
ture as to allow it to stand out in antagonism to all 
the rest of the Bible. That is exactlv what one does 
who finds in one solitary place a literal millennium 
— ^as in the 20th chapter of Rev. and then proceeds 
straightway to read that into all the rest of the Bible, 
and make all other portions of the Sacred Volume 
submit to be tortured into that unnatural and un- 
reasonable position. 

Now the common millenium interpretation of this 
20th chapter of Revelations is that it is a literal state- 
ment of what is to come to pass. This would make 
it necessary to consider the angel, the key and the. 
chain, the pit and the dragon, the beheaded souls 
and the wicked nations — Gog and Magog — and all 
the rest, literal persons and things. So we will pro- 
ceed: "I saw an angel come down from heaven.*' 
Who was that? All millennialists insist that it was 
Christ. But the book says it was "an angel.'* Yes, 


they say, but it was a figure of Christ. The angel 
is a "figure "of Christ, is he? Well, if the very first 
verse of the chapter is figurative, who knows but the 
whole chapter is figurative? And if the whole chap- 
ter is figurative — ^which it certainly is — then there 
is no literal millennium in it at all! Thus the literal 
interpretation which is so much relied upon to establish 
the doctrine of the millennium, and without which 
no one can possible get a millennium into this chapter, 
breaks down with the very first sentence ! 

There is no resurrection of the saints mentioned 
in this chapter. The saints that are mentioned are 
the martyrs and eminent saints — souls, disembodied 
souls who lived and reigned with Christ 1000 years. 
Who knows but thev are now living and reigning with 
Christ ? 

There is no kingdom mentioned in this chapter. 
The millennialists insist that Christ's reign on this 
earth for a thousand years is in his kingdom. But 
there is no kingdom here, no crown, no throne, except 
the judgment throne, no capital, and no setting up 
of a kingdom. All these ideas have been read into 
this chapter from other sources. 

There is no mention in this chapter of the saints 
reigning on this earth at all. It says they lived and 
reigned with Christ 1000 years' — says it twice — but 
does not tell us where they did this; and there is not 
one word in this chapter to indicate that it took place 
on this earth. 

Those who are supposed to take part in the mil- 
lennial kingdom are described in this chapter as **them 
that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for 
the word of God, and who had not worshipped the 
beast, neither his image, neither had received his 
mark in their foreheads, nor in tKeir hand." In other 


words, they were specially designated classes of mar- 
tyrs and eminent saints— terms which it seems to me 
were not intended to include all the saved of all ages. 
They were called **the first resurrection." This is 
probably what Paul means (Phil. 3:10-12) when he 
speaks of the first resurrection as *'the resurrection" — 
thus first not in time, but in eminence and honor. 
Here Paul evidently had in mind some special honor 
which our Lord will confer upon martyrs and eminent 
saints, those who "had fellowship in his suffering" 
those who were "made conformable to his death," — 
these are they who will attain imto ''the resurrection," 
— namely, "the first resurrection." 

This thought that there are two resurrections, 
differentiated not in time but in quality, and honor, 
finds support also in Heb. 11 :35, and in Luke 20:25-36. 

Still again, a more serious difficulty is this : A literal 
interpretation of this passage makes it necessary to 
admit that the wicked nations — Gog and Magog — 
covered the 'earth and occupi ed it during the millen- 
nial period. This must be so, for there is no account 
of their being destroyed or swept oflF the earth at the 
beginning of this supposed inillennium; and when 
Satan is loosed at the close of that period he comes 
upon earth and there he finds these nations, Gog and 
Magog, and he gathers them to battle. How, I ask, 
could Christ be reigning on this earth with his saints 
for 1000 years while it was still covered over with 
these wicked nations which were as ntunerous as the 
sands of the sea shore — nations which were neither 
destroyed at the beginning nor resurrected at the 
close of the millennial period? 

These difficulties must be disposed of before we can 
possibly read a literal millennium into this chapter; 
and if it is not here, we shall look in vain for it any- 


where else in the Word of God. One might ask then, 
What does this chapter mean? And I answer, I do 
not know; and I know just as much about it as any 
one else does. When its prophesies are fullfilled we 
shall know, not till then. "What thou knowest not 
now, thou shalt know hereafter.'* If it were necessary 
to our salvation, we should know; but it is not. And 
to read a literal millennium into this chapter explains 
nothing, but involves more difl&culties than it over- 

II. The Pre-millennialists and the Post-millennial- 
ists differ radically as to the nature and character 
of the kingdom of God. The former insists always 
that it is real, literal kindgom to be established and 
maintained in this world under the personal, corporeal 
reign of Jesus Christ, and that it is to continue 1000 
years. There is much variety among them however. 
Some think that it will not be on this earth, while 
others think they will occupy this earth forever. 
But they all substantially agree that it is to be a real, 
literal kingdom, having its definite territory, camps, 
armies, capital, throne and king. Differing in some 
sense from earthly kingdoms, it still had its definite 
boundaries in time and space, literal, corporeal, mater- 
ial, earthly. — and all this in spite of the solemn declara- 
tion of Jesus that his kingdom "was not of this world," 
that it "cometh not with observation," that "the 
kingdom of heaven is within you," and the declaration 
of Paul, that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kind 
dom of God." 

The Post-millennialists do not share these earthly, 
material and semi-political views of the kingdom of 
God at all. They believe that the kingdom of God 
is a real kingdom, that it is as old as eternity, that 
it is as vast as the universe, that its capital is heaven. 


that its king is God Almighty, that every human soul 
that is redeemed and saved through Christ, together 
with all angels constitutes its citizenship. The Bible 
is not the kingdom. The Gospel is not the kingdom. 
The church is not the kingdom. These are but means 
to the establishment of the kingdom over this earth. 
Christ is now reigning in this kingdom on his media- 
torial throne. And he must continue to reign until 
he hath put all enemies under his feet. When that 
is done, he will deliver up the kingdom to God, that 
God the Father may be all and in all. 

The kingdom of God is one, and not one kingdom 
for each planet. It is the moral and spiritual system 
of the universe. It is not to be established anywhere 
for a thousand years. It is co-eval with creation; 
it began in the dawn of eternity, and will continue as 
lone as God sits on the throne of Heaven. Our Savior 
had much to say in support of this idea of the kingdom, 
but never one word in hehalf of a personal, temporal, 
corporeal reign on this earth for a thousand years. 
In the Gospels are fifty parables which he gave us, 
nearly every one of them, especially those in Matthew 
and Mark, represent some feature of the king^dom, 
but not one of them even remotely suggests an earthly 
kingdom or a personal, miUennial reign on this earth. 
The parable which covers the most of htiman history 
and most fully represents Christ's thought of the 
kingdom of God — a parable that exhibits the irrepres- 
sible conflict between the kingdom of God and the 
kingdom of Satan, covering all ages of human history 
from the creation of Adam to the end of the world — 
is the parable of the wheat and the tares, in the 13th 
chapter of Matthew, v. 24-30. Our Lord himself 
interpreted this parable in this chapter, and from this 
interpretation we learn: That the field is the world, 


and that the kingdom of God is now here in this field ; 
that the good seed are the children of God who are 
now on earth and in that kingdom ; that the tares are 
the children of the devil now growing in that field, 
but not of the kingdom; that the wheat and the tares 
have been growing together since the beginning of 
himian history, and that they will continue to grow 
together until — not the nillennium — but until the 
end of the world ; that the harvest at which the wheat 
and the tares shall be separated is not the millennium, 
but the end of the world ; that at the harvest he shall 
send forth his angels to gather the tares out of the 
kingdom (notice, they have all the time been in the king- 
dom, but not of it) — shall send forth his angels to 
gather the tares — ^not as the premillennialists would 
say, "To gather the wheat out of the world for his 
kingdom,** — ^but to gather the tares out of the kingdom 
already existing in this world. **Then shall the right- 
eous ^ine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their 
Father," as in Matt, 25:34, **Come ye blessed of my 
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from 
the fotmdation of the world!'* This points clearly 
to the heavenly and eternal kingdom of God, which 
all the saved will enter immediately after the judg- 

In this same thirteenth chapter of Matthew are 
two other parables, one of the Grain of Mustard Seed, 
and the one of the Leaven, neither of which teaches 
that the kingdom of God is to be inaugurated by a 
revolution at Christ's Second Coming, but by a natural 
evolution brought about by the agencies which God 
is now employing for the reinstatement of his king- 
dom in the hearts of men, and its spread throughout 
the earth. It grows as the mustard seed; it spreads 
and permeates as leaven — till the whole earth shall 


be filled with the glory of God. That certainly is 
what these parables mean. In order to avoid the force 
of this teaching, pre-milleimialists often insist that 
the leaven is a type of sin, which is to grow until 
it fills the entire earth. That would certainly be its 
meaning if our Lord had said, **The kingdom of the 
detfil is like leaven" etc. But he said, "The kingdom 
of heaven is like leaven.'' 

There is multitude of glowing promises in the Bible 
descriptive of the character, expansion and tritimph 
of the kingdom of God on earth. Millennarians be- 
lieve that they apply to the millennium; but to me 
these promises seem rather to create the expectation 
that truth and righteotisness shall steadily tritimph 
ion til they gain the complete ascendancy in this world. 
Examine a few of these glowing promises: John 
12 : 32;. Matt. 28 : 19, 20; Isa. 42 : 4; 1 Cor. 15 : 25; 
Mark 13 : 10; Rev .1 : 15; Isa. 2 : 2; Isa. 60 : 3; Hab. 
2 : 14. 

Now it would be unfair and incorrect to present 
these bright promises of the spread and triumph 
of the kingdom of God in this world without present- 
ing also by their side certain other texts which seem 
to throw dark shadows upon the scene; such texts 
as these: Luke 18: 8; Matt. 24 : 38; 2 Tim. 3: 1-5. 
All these things, we are told, shall come to pass in 
the "last days." So we turn to the Bible to find out 
when the "last days" shall be. When Peter preached 
that great sermon at Pentecost, he evidently thought 
he was in the "last days," for he quoted Joel to that 
effect: "And it shall come to pass in the last days, 
saith God, that I will pour out my Spirit," etc. The 
"last days" here certainly means the Christian Era, 
the last dispensation; and if the last then there is 
no other, no millennial dispensation, to follow this. 


Such seems to be the meaning of the expression "last 
days/' or **last time" wherever used, which you will 
see if you will take the pains to look up these passages ; 
Acts 2 : 17; Heb. 1 : 2; II Peter 3 : 3; I Peter 1 : 20; 
II Tim. 3 : 1; I John 2 : 18; Jude 18. 

We are now in the *'last days" or the closing dis- 
pensation of the world's history. With this era htunan 
history on this planet closes. And the two classes 
of texts quoted above certainly show that the strug- 
gle between good and evil wiU go on until the end. 
I have therefore no reason to doubt that sin will 
continue to do its deadly work upon the bodies and 
souls of men till the end of the world. Nor have 
we any reason to expect a time when there will be 
in this world no sin and no sinners; but I do expect 
a time when every 'nation shall hear the Gospel of 
the Son of God; when all shall have the opporttmity 
of accepting or rejecting him; when the proportion 
of those who do accept will far exceed anything which 
we have yet seen; when truth, righteousness and a 
true Christian civilization shall so far gain the ascend- 
ent in this world that "there shall be nothing to hurt 
nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord." 
This is the millennitim, not of one year, nor one htm- 
dred, nor one thousand years, but the reinstatement 
of the kingdom of God over this earth — a rebellious 
province — ^the proclamation of God's will on earth, 
and the reign of righteousness in harmony with that 
will. That is the millennium both of Scriptures and 
common sense — and it is the only milleimitun which 
this world will ever see. Heaven hasten that! 

III. There are several serious objections to the 
Pre-millennial view. These objections I will here 
state : 


1 — One of them is that in looking for the establish- 
ment, at some future date, of a Divine kingdom on 
this earth, it is obliged to deny that the kingdom of 
heaven is already founded or inaugurated here; but, 
noting the fact that there is so much Scripture to 
support the other view, that the kingdom is already 
here, its advocates resort to the unscriptural fiction 
of two kingdoms — the kingdom of grace, and a king- 
dom of glory, the one already here, the other still to 
come. But this is entirely gratuitous, and a poor 
and foolish and tmscriptural fiction — an invention 
to help out a bad cause. 

2 — Looking for a millennial kingdom, they find 
it congenial to deny that there is any good thing on 
earth; that the world is steadily getting worse and 
worse, and will continue to do so until Christ comes. 
Happy homes, schools, colleges, asylums, hospitals, 
printing presses, railroads, steam power, telegraphs, 
telephones, electric achievements, scientific know- 
ledge, advancement of civil and religious liberty, 
downfall of despotism, growth of liberty, the temper- 
ance reform, decay of superstitions, of bigotry, tm- 
iversal enlightenment, the unity of the hiunan race, 
brotherhood of man and world-wide evangelization — 
all these go for naught so that the believer in a temporal 
millennium may continue to vociferate that the world 
is fast going to destruction. In his history of Eng- 
land, Macaulay says: 'Those who compare the age 
on which their lot is fallen with a golden age which 
exists only in their imagination, maj'^ talk of degen- 
eracy and decay; but no man who is correctly inform- 
ed as to the past will take a morose or desponding 
view of the present.*' 

3 — ^Those who adopt this Pre-millennial doctrine 
always deny that the Gospel was ever intended to 


save the world. To them God does not expect or 
desire any such results. In support of this remark- 
able statement, I quote Canon Ryle, now I believe 
the aged Bishop of Liverpool: — "I believe that the 
world will never be converted completely to Chris- 
tianity by any existing agency before the end comes. 
I believe that the grand purpose of the present dis- 
pensation is to gather out of the world an elect people 
and not to convert all mankind. I believe finally, 
that is it for the safety, happiness and comfort of 
all true Christians to expect as little as possible from 
churches or governments under the present admin- 
istration, *** and to expect their good things only 
from the Second Advent.*' How little all that sounds 
like the terms of the Great Commission: "AU au- 
thority is given unto me in heaven and in earth; go 
ye therefore and teach all nations; and lo, I am with 
you alway, even tinto the end of the world." Or 
like the words of Paul: "So we preach, warning every 
man, and teaching every man, that we may present 
every man perfect in Christ Jesus." 

Before the Divinity school of Yale college. Bishop 
Simpson said: "When the Gospel, under the preach- 
ing of the true Christian preacher, shall have filled 
the whole earth, then indeed there will be a new heav- 
en and a new earth. Until that time come we must 
preach on. Nor must we be diverted from our work 
by any suggestions that society can not be reformed, 
or that the Lord will come visiblv to cut off the wicked 
and to reign as a temporal king. I have resT)ect for 
the good men that teach that doctrine, but none for 
the doctrine itself. Analj^'sed. it shows a lack of 
faith in God's Word; a spirit of indolence that is un- 
willing to face calmly and patiently the thought of 
long ages of toU and sacrifice; a .spirit of vengeance 


that calls for fire to come down from heaven. They 
think it easier to kill men than to convert them/' 

4 — ^This millennial doctrine encounters a very ser- 
ious mathematical difficulty. If the world's popula- 
tion had doubled each centiiry for the past sixty years 
— ^which seems a very reasonable estimate — the present 
population of the earth would be two and one-third 
quintiUions of people. That would cover over the 
fifty millions of square miles of land surface on this 
globe with people as thickly as they could stand, 
four thousand deep.. If each were five feet high they 
would reach up into the sky nearly four miles. No 
doubt i)eople enough have been bom to make that 
niunber. Now, if only one in 4,000 of them shall 
enter into the millennial kingdom, they will still be 
too crowded to allow them to sit down. I would 
not like to go into a kingdom where I had to stand 
up for one thousand years! I do not wonder that 
millennialists are always talking about getting an 
elect people out of the earth for the kingdom 

5 — Finally, this millennial doctrine encounters a 
very serious Astronomical difficulty. There are now 
known, by means of stellar photography, to be 
not less than six hxmdred millions of stars, and spec- 
trum analysis shows that each and every star is a 
sun; and in a few instances, the telescope reveals their 
planets or secondaries revolving aroimd them. That 
spreads out before the eye a universe of not less than 
600,000,000 of solar systems, many of them vaster 
than our own solar system — each with its hundred 
or its thousand habitable worlds^^ — six hundred bil- 
lions of possibly inhabitable worlds! Now, it is sim- 
ply imthinkable that Jesus Christ, the Second Person 
of the Trinity, should leave the central throne of heav- 
en and come down t<o this little earth — ^which is but 


a grain of sand in the vastness of the universe — and 
set up a temporal throne and reign here, over a little 
handful of the righteous at most for one thousand 
years! Jesus Christ would go anjrwhere and at any 
cost or sacrifice, to save a world; but what conceiv- 
able purpose could be accomplished for the good of 
the universe, or the glory of God, or the salvation 
of men, by such a millennial performance ? Let him 
believe it who can; but the Christ I worship is too 
high in dignity and moral majesty for that! Jesus 
Christ can never reign anywhere in any other sense 
than he is now reigning in the hearts of those who 
love him. If he can not reign there' he can not reign 
anywhere. * 'Behold I stand at the door (of your 
hearts) and knock. If any man hear my voice and 
open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with 
him and he with me.'' 


241 3 Rollin B. Eaton, son of (209 7), 

b April 28, 1819; m Mary Ashley, of Free- 
town. He was in the Assonet Light Infantry, 
Co. G., of 3rd Regt.; was commissioned, Dec. 
13, 1854 4th Lieut., and afterwards promoted 
to 3rd and to 2nd Lieut. 

242 2 Rev Homer Eaton, son of (196 2), 
b in Vermont Nov. 16, 1834; educated for 
the pastorate; admitted to Troy Conference 
1857; delegate to the General Conferences 
of 1872, 1880, 1884, and 1888; delegate to 
the Methodist Ecumenical Conference in 
London '1881; received the degree of D. D. 
from Syracuse University 1878; elected Book 
Agent at New York 1889. 

Ninth Generation 

252 1 Seymour Sylvester Eaton, son of 

(218 1), b 1856; m Martha Hayes 


264 1 Myrtle b 1878; m Albert Potter in 

263 2 Alfred Datus Eaton, son of (218 1) , p^^^y Rec 

b 1861 ; m at 20 years, Hattie Miller oid of Ai- 

Issue fred D. Eat- 

266 1 Floyd AUen b 1888 <>«. Water- 

266 2 Ella May b 1896 ***'™' ^- '^■ 




Descendants of John Eaton, of Dover, Eng- 
land, who came in the "Elizabeth & Ann" 

The living descendants of the settler John 
Eaton — the youthful John who married the 
widow — are many thousands, and probably 
2,000 bear the name of Eaton. 

The number of distinguished men whose 
ancestry can be traced to him is considerable 
and includes those who have made their 
mark in the pulpit, at bar, in war, medicine, 
business, politics, literature, art, and science. 

The Eatons have always been a family 
of intelligence and worth, of refinement 
and excellent social position, men of char- 
acter and influence. 

John De Eaton 


John de Eyton, 1394 — bore, or, a fret 
azure quarterly with gules, two bars ermine 
— Shirley: 








The arms of Eyton, of Eyton, are blazoned. Q^"g!|}„ j^^ 
— quarterly, first and fourth or, fret azure, ^j 337 
second and third gules, two bars emiine. 

We feel disposed to regard this as a single 
coat, resembling Despenser, and others; but it 
has been regarded as composed of two coats 
quartered and the second quarter as derived 
from Pantulph, Baron of Wem, who was 
lord of Eyton at the time of the Domesday 

The Pantulphs, however, became extinct 
in the reign of Henry III, and perhaps there 
is no positive evidence of their having as- 
sumed arms. Blakeway says that the Ey- 
tons are supposed from their arms to be a 
younger branch, or at least early vassals 
' of Pantulph, Baron of Wem (Sheriffs of 
Shropshire, p 57). Warin, the Domesday 
tenant of Eton (Eyton of the Weald Moors) 
was the chief feoffee in Shopshire of Wil- 
liam Pantulph, Baron of Wem; and the 
listorian of Shrop- 
; there is no room 
Eyton (t. H. IT.) 


was Warin*s direct descendant and heir. 
He adds: ''Again it is probable that Warin 
was himself a Cadet of the house of Pantulf , 
for the descendants pf Robert de Eyton 
have uniformly quartered the arms of Pan- 
tulf. It has been suggested that the quar- 
tering of the arms of a suzerain might have 
been merely in token of feudal dependence. 

The alternate theory seems to be that 
"when a Vassal is found bearing the arms 
of his Suzerain as a quarter, without any 
difference he was his Suzerain's relation by 
blood as well as tenure." Upon this we 
would take the great liberty to remark, 
which we should scarcely do if the question 
were one of genealogy only, in which respect 
no judgment can well out weigh that of 
Mr. Eyton, 1, that the arms of Eyton occur 
(as we persume) long before the practice of 
quartering commenced and 2, that of the 
Pantulf was apparently extinct before the 
era of the general assumption of Armorial 

We would ask, is there any seal or other 
testimony to the supposed arms of Pantulf? 

Robert Eaton (Eton), of Clements Inn, 
gent and Margaret Alebaster, spinster of 
St. Osyth, near Colchester at St. Sepulcher, 
m. London Feb. 23, 1565 







The name of Eaton is of Welsh and Saxon 
origin, a place name meaning hill or town 
near the water. In Welsh **Aw'' means wa- 
ter and **Twyn'' a small hill; Awtyn, called 
Eyton, **a small hillock near the water/' 
In Saxon **Ea" means water and "Ton'' 
town — the same — viz — a town or hill near 
the water. 

The English ancestry has been traced 
as follows — 

(I) Banqul Thane of Lochabar, A. D. 1000 

(II) Fleance s of Banqui, m Guenta Prin- 
cess of North Wales 

(III) Alan Fitz Flaald, m Amiera 

(IV) WiUiam Fitz Alan, m Isabel de Say 

(V) Robert de Eaton, m 

(VI) Peter de Eaton, m 

(VII) Sir Peter de Eaton, m Alice .... 

(VIII) William Eaton, m Matilda .... 

(IX) Sir Peter de Eaton, m Margary 

(X) Peter de Eaton, m 

(XI) John Eaton, m 

(XII) Robert de Eaton, m 

Peter de Eaton (Eyton) m 

(XIII) Humphrey Eaton, m 

(XIV) Georgius Eaton, m 

(XV) Sir Nicholas Eaton, m Katherine 

(XVI) Louis (LfCWis) Eaton, m Anna Savage 

(XVII) Henry Eaton, m Jane Cressett 

(XVIII) William Eaton, m 

(XIX) William Eaton, m Jane Hussey, 
d before 1584 




John Eaton, s of William Eaton, ancestor 
of the Welsh branch which settled in Penn- 

Peter Eaton, s of William Eaton, m EUza- 
beth Patterson. 

Nicholas Eaton, s of William Eaton, m 
(1) Kathem Masters; (2) Mrs. Joan Gibbs. 


William Eaton, of Staple, son of Peter 
Eaton, b 1604; emigrated 1637. 

John Eaton, of Canterbury, s of Nicholas 
Eaton by his 1st wife, emigrated from Eng- 
land, 1635. 

William Eaton, of Dover, died before 
1584. His widow Jane Eaton died that 
year (1584). She made her will Aug. 27, 
1584, and it was proved, Dec. 29, the same 
year. From this will we imderstand that 
she was a widow and executrix of the will 
of her late husband William Eaton. Her 
body was buried in the church yard of St. 
James at Dover. She names her (eldest) 
son William Eaton, her sons John, Peter 
and Nicholas, then under age, and gives 
directions for the education of Peter and 
Nicholas, that ''they shall be kept for one 
year more in France, to learn the French 
tongue, and shall afterwards be put to some 
science or cx^cupation." She makes her son- 
in-law, Jacques (or James) Huggenson, her 
sole executor, and mentions **my other child - 


Joyce Eaton m Jacques (or James) Hug- 
genson, issue: James Huggenson 

Barbara m Allen 

William b 1570, m— 2nd— Joan Winch 


Peter m Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson 

Nicholas b 1573; m (1) Katherine Master 
m (2) Mrs. Joan Gibbs 

Record at St. Mary's Dover — Baptised. 

William Eaton, b Sept. 1, 1594 

Elizabeth, b April 6, 1597, d 1598 

Annys, b March 30, 1600 

William, b Jime 6, 1602; d 1608 

WilUam, b May 28, 1609 

Registers of East Langdon, a parish some 
five or six miles northeasterly of Dover. 

1612 Sept. 30 John Eaton & Johana Bed- 
forke m 

1619 Jan. 26 Joane, wife of John Eaton 

1650 Oct. 21 John Eaton, senex, buried 

Peter, the 3d son of William and Jane 
Eaton, m Jan. 28, 1603, Elizabeth, widow 

of Patterson. The license for the 

ntiarriage is recorded at Canterbury, and 
the marriage itself at St. Mary's Dover. 
8 children of this marriage are on record. 

Jane, bapt. Mar. 17, 1604; m Shemall 

Katherine, m William Robinson in 1626 
William, bapt. Sept. 26, 1608; d young 
Joyce, bapt. Sept. 1, 1611; m Edward 
Ranger in 1632; was living a widow in 1665; 
and had two sons, John and Peter Ranger. 
Peter, bapt. July 3, 1614; d 1628 


John, bapt. Oct. 23, 1616; living in 1636 
Elizabeth, bapt. Aug. 12, 1619; living 

in 1636 
Nicholas, bapt. July 1623; d 1628 
The father died before the mother, and 

she was buried Jan. 8, 1631, ''Elizabeth, 

widow of Mr. Peter Eaton.'* 

Nicholas Eaton, youngest son of Wil- 
liam and Jane, was bom in 1573, as appears 
from his age of 58 given in a marriage li- 
cense dated 1626. He was a church-warden 
of St. Mary's in 1603, and probably for many 
years thereafter, no doubt until his death, 
which took place in 1636-37; for he was 
buried in the church of St. Mary the Virgin, 
in Dover, March 21st, of that year. 

In the Herald's Visitation of Kent in 1619, 
it was reported as follows — 

**The towne and Port of Dover Incorpor- 
ated By the Name of Maior and Jurate have 
been there Charter and Liberties Confirmed 
by Divers Kinges and Queens of England — 
And at the present tyme of this visitation 
These were Cheifs in the Gouemient thereof 

William Ward Maior and leiftennant of 
the Castle of Dover under the Lord warden. 

ohn Benger 
ohn Goulstone 

George Binge 

William Lennard 

Henry Steed Richard Dakes 

Robert Garrett Michaell Burley 

John Waade these 4 have 

Thomas Foorde n ot been mai or. 

Nicholas Eatton 



From this record we know that Nicholas 
Eaton was a Jurate of Dover in 1619, and 
we may infer that he had been Mayor of the 
town. We also learn that Nicholas Eaton 
was a merchant. (See — Marriage Licenses, 
Canterbury. Second Series 1619-1660 p 309) 

He m (i) Katherine Master, Nov. 2, 1596; 
and (2) in 1626, Mrs. Joan Gibbs, widow 
of John Gibbs of Horsleydown, and dau 
of Tidderman, of Dover. 

Mrs. Joan Eaton, was buried, April 14, 

Nicholas Eaton of Dover, Juret, Widr., Marriage Li- 
about 53, and Joan Gibbs of Horsleydown ^^^^^ ""* 
near London w., about 40 relict of John Gibbs s^^ond Se- 
dec. at St. Margarets, Cant. July 26, 1626 Hes. lei- 

Children by 1st wife: i660. p 399 

John bapt' 1599; d 

WUliam bapt. Jan. 9, 1602; m Susan With- 
erden, of Tenterden, dau of John Witherden. 
William Eaton, was a grocer merchant in 
Dover in 1665, but d before 1677. 

William Eaton, of Dover, grocer, about 
25, son of Nicholas Eaton s. p. merchant, 
who consents & Susan Witherden, of Ten- 
terden atx)ut 17, dau of John s. p., g., who 
also consents as is certified by Thos. With- 
erden, of Cant. g. at New Romney Julv 7, 


infant, d 1637 

infant, d 1640 



Katherine m Benjamin Hawkins in 1681 

G-F: 242 


Issue : 

Martha Hawkins, m Thomas Fagg, b 
1685 d. 1727 

Elizabeth bapt. Feb. 10, 1603; d in childhood 

Jane bapt. Mar. 28, 1606; 

John (2nd) of Canterbury, bapt. Aug. 21, 
1611. (Supposed to be he who was known 
as John Eaton, of Dedham, who emigrated 
to New England in the "Elizabeth & Ann'* 
in 1635;) 

Musgrave's Qapt. Nicholas, bapt. Oct. 11, 1612; m 
^^^"^2' 1639, Elizabeth Gibbon (b 1618), dau Mat- 
thew Gibbon & Elizabeth White, of West- 
cliflfe. Capt. Nicholas Eaton was a ship- 
master, shipo^^Tier and merchant ; m April 9, 
1638— Elizabeth Gibbon, of Westcliffe, about 
19, dau of Matthew Gibbon; d in 1637, and 
was buried at St. Mary's Church, April 1667 
leaving issue: 

Elizabeth d before her father ; (m 


Nicholas, m Sarah More, in 1667, and went 
to London. Issue: 

Nicholas, d young 
Kary, m 1700, Ralph Markland 
Capt. Nicholas Eaton, of All Hallows 
parish, in London 

William m Susan Witherden. of Tenterden 
Kary, m Thomas Monys, of Dover, gent. 

Issue : 


Rev. Richard Monls, Rector of Ring- 
wold and Charlton, who finally inherited 
the Eaton property, and by royal license 
took the name Eaton. He died in 1770. 

Thomas bapt. Feb. 20, 1613; d 1616 

Peter, yoiingest son of Capt. Nicholas 
Eaton, Kved in London, and in Woodford, 
Co. Essex. He was knighted, and so was 
known as Sir Peter Eaton. His wife, was 
Elizabeth, who from the arms on her tomb 
at Leatherhead, Co. Surrey, must have been 
of the family of Cheesman, of Kent. He 
d in London, Sept. 22, 1730, and was bur- 
ied in St. Mary's, Dover. 


Mary m her cousin Capt. Nicholas Eaton 
of London. 

Peter d in childhood, 1692 

Martha d in childhood, 1696 

Elizabeth m Christopher Hill 

Catherine m (1) Matthew Chandler; m (2) 
Sir John Thompson 

Richard) a Capt. in the navy, who d before 
his father. 

Captain Nicholas and Mary Eaton had 
a residence at Woodford, and over the gate- 
way of their house are still seen the arms 
of Eaton, impaling Eaton, elaborated in 
wrought iron. 

This Capt. Nicholas, d in 1728, and was 
buried with his ancestors. His wife d in 
1733. Their monument once within St. 


Mary's church is now used as^ a flagstone 
in the pavement of a path outside of the 
church. The inscription is now nearly 
obliterated. Putting all together, and sup- 
plying the obliterated dates from the Church 
records, the original inscription can be read 
as follows: 

'f . 


[Arms: Eaton impaling Eaton' 

Here Lveth interred the Bod v o : 



who departed this Life the 5th day 

of April 1 728 Aged 48 years 

Here Lyeth interred the Body of 

Sir PETER EATON Knt. son of Capt. 

NICHOLAS EATON of Dover and Uncle 

of the above Capt. NICHOLAS EATON 

who departed this Life the 22d day of 

September Anno Domi 1730 Aged 75 years 

Also Here Lyeth Interred the Body of 

MARY Relict of the above Capt. 

NICHOLAS EATON and Daughter of 

Sir PETER EATON who departed this 

Life the 2frth day of September Anno 

Domi 1733 Aged 44 years. 

[Arms — or a fret azure] 

Near this PJace are 

deposited the remains of 


daughter of 


and Relict of 

Sir JOHN THOMPSON late Lord Mayor of 

the City of London 
She departed this Life on the 8 day of Oct 

A. D. 1765 

Aged 74: 

The Merits of the Virtuous and Just 

Survive when Tombstones shall be turned 

to Dust. 


f at^rn. 

Sacred to the Memory of 

whose remains are here deposited with his 

inhabitants of this Town of Dover for Ages 


He being the last Male issue of His Family; 

Departed this Life, after a long & painhil 


In just Hopes of a Better. 

The 31st day of January 1769 in the 49th 

Year of His Age 

He was 2^alous to God, and Benevolent 

to Man; 

Reader let His Character be thine. 



and Heir 

In Testimony of Her Regard to His Memory 

And the rest of the EATON Family 

From whom she is Descended 
Caused this Monument to be erected 


Felix qui sui memores aliis fecit morendo 
Verily there is a reward for the righteous. 

The omitted line [I] is in Hebrew, from 
Psalms CII, 14; "For he knoweth our frame; 
he remembereth that we are dust." 

The omitted line [2] is in Greek, and may 
be translated. "Blessed in his labors, blessed 
in his death." 

The Latin means; "Happy is he who has 
made others to remember him by deserving 
it," and is changed but little from Virgil's 
Aeneid. vi.664 

The property inherited by Hannah Mark- 
land was large, and included houses and 
land. She did not long survive her cousin, 





Licenses of 





p 309 

and left all to the Reverend Richard Monis, 
her second cousin. 

The Rev. Richard Monis Eaton, d a few 
months afterwards and was buried at Ring- 
wold, Feb. 28, 1770. With his death the 
name of Eaton ceased in the Dover line. 

John Eaton, (1619) divine, b in Kent in 
or about 1575; educated at Trinitv College 
Oxford. B. A. 1595 M. A. 1603. After several 
curacies including St. Catherine, Coleman 
St. London, he was presented with the 
vicarage of Wickham, Market, Suffolk ''being 
accounted by all the neighboring ministers 
a grand Antinomian if not one of the founder 
of the sect so called. Eaton, though un- 
doubtedly much of a fanatic, made an ex- 
cellent vicar. In a few years the parish 
was generally reformed, insomuch that most 
of the children twelve years old were able 
to give good account of their knowledge 
in the grounds of religion.'* Later he was 
imprisoned for heterodox preaching. None 
of his writings were allowed to be pub- 
lished during his lifetime. After his death 

From Dover, Co. Kent, England, 1635. 


• Nicholas Eaton, of Dover, Jurat, Widr., 
about 53 & Joan Gibbs of Horsleydowns, 
near London, w., about 40, relict of John 
Gibbs dec. at St. Margaret, Cant. Julv 26. 


Nicholas Eatoiii a Jurate and Churchwarden, 
m (1) Katherine Master; m (2) Mrs. Joan 

Issue By 1st wife 

John Eaton, (1) baptised in Dover, Co. ^iftSai 
Kent, England, Attg. 21, 1611; m Abigale Re^ster?ix. 
Damon, a widow, April 5, 1630. They came 73. 79 ' 
to America in 1635 in the * 'Elizabeth & Ann 
(Abigale, aged 35 with Mary aged 4, Thomas . ^^p^'s Pio- 
aged 1, and Jane Dammant aged 9)*; He ^^^ ^^50 
became a proprietor from May 25, 1637, 15*1^^'^ 
town officer. That John Eaton, a boy of 
19, shotdd marry a widow of 29 or 30, with 
one or possibly two children, is not improb- 
able. John Eaton, of Dedham, was a 
man of good social position, of reputation Hotten's 
and influence in the town and died possessed Original List 
of a fair estate. That he had some property ©^ Persons of 
on his arrival in New England is evident Q^^^'^y* p ^ 
from the vote of the town, 28th, 9th mo., ^ew Eng- 
1637, accepting his offer "to lay downe unto land Hist, 
the Towne either his Lott in ye Island or and Gen. 
that six acres in ye plavne he purchased of Kfps*«r» 
Raffe Shephearde". Certainly he was not '''''' ^^^ 
unworthy to be a son of the jurate and 
churchwarden, if he did marry a widow and 
emigrate to New England. 

These p'ties hereonder expressed are to be 
umbarqued for New England having taken 
the oathes of AUegeance and Supremacie 

* Abigail Damon (sometimes Damand, Historical 

Dummin, Da'mat) Eaton, had a daughter, Register, ii 

Jane who married, in 1644 John Plimpton, 74, so 
and a son John Daman t.) 


and likewise brought Certificate both from 
the ministers and Justices where their abid- 
ings were latlie, of their Conformitie to the 
discipline and orders of the Church of Eng- 
land and y*t they are no Subsedy men. 

Thomas Eaton 

Abigail Eaton 

Marv Eaton 

(Mrs. Eaton, and children Jane and John 
Damment bv former marriage who were re- 
ceived to Church of Dedham, 1640, 1645) 

First Generation 

1 John Eaton, d 10 (9) 1658, Will prob. 

16 (10) 1658, bequeathed to wife Abigail; 

chil. John, Mary, and Abigail; John Dam- 

ment, of Redding; to John Plunipton, of 

. Redfield; to kinsman Edward Hobson — 

Issue : 

2-1 Marj, bapt. at Dover, Co. Kent, Eng Dedham 
land, Mar. 20, 1631; m May 5, 1651 John Records 
Mason (issue 8 children) 25 

3-2 John, b Oct. 17, 1633; d 1634 

4-3 Thomas, b 1633; d 1659 

5-4 John, b 1636; d 1694; m Alice 

6-5 Abigail, b Jan .6, 1640, d Sept. 13, 
1711; m Robert Mason, brother of John, 
Oct. 9, 1659 (issue 7 children) 

7-6 Jacob, b June 8, 1642 (in Dedham); 
d Jan. 20, 1646 

Bond's History of Watertown, says of 
him: John Eaton, a very early settler of 
Watertown, w^as admitted freeman Mav 25, 
1636. The witnessing of the Will of 'John 
Eaton, first of Watertown afterwards of 
Dedham, by Rev. John AUin and Hon. 
Major Eleasser Lushing (Lusher), and the 
taking of the inventory by Eleaser Lusher, 
Henry Chickering and John Hayard, imply 
that he held a responsible position. 

John Eaton settled in Watertown and 



lived there a vear. He received several 

grants of land in Watertown, 

Viz: July 25, 1636, John Eaton, Forty acres 
Feb. 28, 1636, John Eaton, Six acres 
June 26, 1637, John Eaton, Six acres 
April 9, 1638, John Eaton, Three acres 

From which it would appear that he did 
not break off entirely with Watertown until 
near the time he joined the Dedham Church 
in 1641. 

The Dedham Covenant was dated 10th, 
of 7th 1630, and has the signature of John 
Eaton, but probably he signed it some months 
after that date. John Eaton's name first 
appears as present at town meeting on 28th 
9th month 1637: after that he was a regular 
attendant. A meeting house was ordered 
*'to be in length 36 Foote and 20 foote bredth 

& in ve studds 12 foote. 18, 11, 

1637. Thomas Wright, John Dwight, Nich- 
olas Phillips and John Eaton have under- 
taken to fell Pynes and Oake for it.'' 

HistSai J^^^ Eaton helped to build the first bridge 
©ILelir a over the Charles river in Dedham. 

Kegister, n. 

75. 78 John Eaton's house was valued at ;felO. 

8.0 But we must remember that measured 
in the money of the present day the houses 
would be worth three or four times as much. 
John Eaton, took an active part in the 
affairs of the little community: He served 
on committees to lay out land, was Surveyor 
of Highways: was "Wood reeve" several 
years. In 1647 he was a "committee" to 
decide who was behind in their way work. 


He with his wife was admitted to Dedham 
Church, July 5, 1642. He sold land in Wat- 
ertown to Edward How. — His Will dated 
Nov. 2, proved Dec. 7, 1658, mentions wife 
Abigail; son John, Mary, & Abigail. 

Deposed inventory of the Estate taken 
30: 9: 1659 by Eliazer Lusher, Henry Chick- • 
ering, Jno. Harvard: Amt. ;^392. 10s. 

"Land in the Island Playne ;^23: '*two 
peels in the great plaine £19; by South Plaine, 
at foule Meadow; Right in an Island in the 
swamp, &c., Abigail relict of John Eaton 
deposed, 16: 10-58." 

WILL Of John Eaton: Suffolk Probate 

Records Dedham 

IT 1 T oi o Historical 

Vol. I p. 313 Register, ii. 

Date 2nd of month 9th, 1658: Presented 79 
9 : 10 : 1658. 

John Eaton, of Dedham, though sicke, 
yet sound in memory, doe make this my 
last Will. — I give ynto Abigail my wife, 
the free vse of my parlor in my now dwelling 
house, & the Leantoe thereunto adjoining 
and all the household stuflfe at present in 
them to her use, all the tearme she shall 
remaine a widdow; & sufficient firewood 
for her vse, to be provided and Layd in the 
yard at her assignment, I giue my wife, the 
annuitie of 6 pounde p ann. to be payd at 
the End of each halfe yeare after my decease, 
in such things as she needeth out of my 
estate here-after to be disposed of, during 
her life; or the third pt of my Lands during. 


the same tearme; her selfe to chose which 
of these two she best liketh. I giue unto 
my wife so much of my other household 
stuffs as come to the value of 5 pounds, 
such as her selfe shall make choyse of, and 
also one Cowe her selfe to choose. I give 
to John Dammant, of Reading £5; to John 
Plimpton, of Meadfield £5; vnto Edward 
Hobsman my kinsman, 40s. The remainder 
of my Estate shall be devided into equall 
pts. & that pt. of her potion which my daugh- 
ter Mary haue received to be accounted 
therevnto; the one halfe whereof I giue to 
John Eaton my sonne, and his heyres for- 
euer and the other halfe to Mary and Abi- 
gail, my two daughters and their heires; 
my Sonne and my two daughters to pay 
my wife, their mother, that £Q p. ann. as 
aboue written I nominate Abigail, my wife, 
to be my executrix. 

John AJjlin Eleazer Lushing. 

Inventory of John Eaton 
Taken 30th, of ye 9mo. 1658 by Eleazer 
Lushing, Henry Chickering and John Haj^ard 

31 yards New Cloth ;^ 3. 2. 

Bridle & Sadie I pillion I pannell 1. 0. 

7 load Hay from foule meadow 3.10. 

The dwelling house & the 2 bams 45. 
I pcell of upland where the house 
stands with the orchard as it 
encompassed with meadow 28. 0. 

land in the Ilande playne broken & 

unbroken. 28. 0. 


the further pcell in the great plaine 7.10. 
the other 12. 0. 

1 Pcell by Thomas Paynew 5. 0. 
The meadow at home by the house lot 50. 0.10 
The Meadow enclosed in the Hand 

playne fence 9. 0. 

2 pcells of swamp lying in the iland 

& one in the South playne 6. 0. 

Woodland distributed and near Mead- 
field and all Common rights of 
all sorts 5. 0. 

Furniture, rugg, blanket, Wearing 
apparell. Farming Tools Oxen & 
Calves 2 mares, I colt, sheep, 
lamb, swine, carts, ploughs, 
yokes. 180.08. 

Presented by Abigail Eaton, the relict of 
John Eaton 16, 10, 58. 
This inventory shows that he owned a 
lot in Fowl meadows, but that his principal 
estate was on Dedham Island, and we shall 
see that it included the land on which the 
Powder House Rock was located. The es- 
tate was inherited by John Eaton 2nd, 
who was but 22 years old when his father 

Second Generation 

The name continues to appear in the town 
records, and now refers to the son. 

5-4 John Eaton (2), of 'The HiU'\ son 
of Jolm (1) Eaton and Abigail (Damon) 
Eaton his wife, supposed to have been bom 
in Watertown, where his father Hved a vear, 

b 1636; m Alice ; d after Oct' 23, 

1694. His wife d Mav 8, 1694. 
Issue : 

8 1 John b July 15, 1665; d Oct 15, 1665 
Dedham ^ 2 John b Sept. 17, 1671; d Oct. 23, 

Records, i. 1694; m Ann Whiting 
25 10 3 Thomas, b July 23, 1675; d Aug. 17, 

1748; m Lydia Gay' 

11 4 WUllam, b Aug. 11, 1677; d April 3, 
1718; m Mary Starr 

12 5 Judeth, b Sept. 17, 1679; d April 26, 

13 6 Jonathan, b vSept. 3, 1681 ; d June 25, 
1748; m Lvdia Starr 

14 7 David, b Mar. 8, 1633; d Mar 23. 1683 

15 8 Ebenezer, b Mav 3, 1687; d Mav 23, 

16 9 Judith, b May 17, 1680 

In regard to AUce, wife of John Eaton — 
so far her maiden name has not been found — 
it is given Elle once and every other time 
as Alice. That she was a woman of some 
ability is shown by her persistence in looking 
after the family interest while her husband 
was "distracted •'. 


Petition of Alice Eaton 

Copied from the original paper on file in 
the Mass. Archives. 

To the Honnobrl General Court 
Assembled in Boston. 

The Humble Petition of Alice wife 
of John Eaton of Dedham, humbly sheweth — 
That whereas he ys Jn for many years 
past has been bereaved of ye right use of 
his reason some times ragin mad & delirious, 
other times more sober as so quietly to walk 
ye streets, but always utterly void of com- 
mon prudence needful to ye manageing of 
an estate, as all ye know him can declare 
and as the imprudent disposal of a consider- 
able part of his estate doth & may sufficiently 
evidence. And whereas during ys his con- 
dition (wch has been for a space of near 20 
years) he has att several times (being inveig- 
led & persuaded by such as very well knew 
his incapacity of manageing such affairs) 
disposed & conveyed & givin assurance in 
conveyance, of several parcels of land, for 
little other consideration than fair words, 
without the knowledge of his friends, & 
we, he himselfe is utterly ignorant, both as 
to persons to whom, time when & consid- 
eration for wch, he gave & made such sd 
deeds and conveyances. 

Whence yor humble petitioner her com- 
plaint arrises 3rt his family and posterity 
are oppresed, & greatly injured, by being 
held unjustly out of yr propper rights. 

And wheras ye sd Jno is now & continues 



as incapable of prudent manageing his bus- 
iness as formerly & therefore as probable 
further to squander & waste his remaining 
estate : — 

Do therefore (by, with, & upon ye consent 
& desire of ye sd Jno) humbly petition 
(being constrained by wt allready suffered, 
as by wt yor petitioner has reason to fear, 
And emboldened by ye hopes of ye favor 
clemency & commiseration of this honnour- 
able Assembly) that such cours may be 
taken as yt yor Humble petitioner & her 
indigent family, may have redress of griev- 
ances, and pervent inconveniences of ye 
like nature by making and empowering a 
committee to examin & rectify all past con- 
veyances of land by him ye sd Jno made & 
putting ye sd Jno under a ward or Guardian 
without whom he may not have power to 
act in things of this rate, and hereby yor 
Humble Petitioner shall be further obliged 
to pray always for yor Honnrs good improve- 
ment & happiness. Alice Eaton. 

Colony Rec- jj^ answcr to the petition of Alice Eaton, 
aicoil^r^^ the request herein is granted: an^ Thomas 
7th May r Browne of Cambridge, & John Fuller of 
J 684 Dedham the petitioners neighbors, are ap- 

pointed to be the committee with herselfe 
to inspect into this affaire, and examine 
what is done by the said John Eaton, irra- 
tionally and illegally; as also to take due 
course for the preventation of future damage, 
& preserve the estate for the benefit of the 


Second Petition of Alice Eaton 
on file at the State House. 

To The Honourable Generall Court Assembled 
in Boston, Alice wife to John Eaton, Humbly 
shows that she is thankfull for this Courts 
favor in granting her petition referring to 
the wrong offered her husband in persons 
bargaining with him when he was uncapable, 
but finds the same less effectual for two 
reasons (1) that it doth not look like time 
enough for wee perceive that his greatest 
suffering to that sort may pass the twenty 
years allowed us and (2) their is wanting to 
us a committv of this honorable Court that 
may Examine persons Concerned and pur- 
chasers who will give us no Answer by which 
wee are kept in ignorance which two things 
if the Court shall please to favor us in wee 
doubt not of Justiss from such Courts as 
wee shall make our pleas before and so will 
bee of great benefit to his distressed family. 

And shall ever pray for yr honers. 
Dedham Ma}^ 28, 1685. (Copy of Papers on 
file at State House) 

We testify for whom it may conseame 
that John Eaton my neighbor was distracted 
some years before his father's death which 
is about 27 years sentce his father died, and 
before he had anything to dispose of eyther 
Leagally or eleagUy or either. 

Thomas ffuller aged about 67 years 

Richard EUiss aged about 64 years 





Court from 

Proceedings of General Court. 7 July 1685. 

In answer to the petition of Alice Eaton 
wife of John Eaton, on her further mo- 
tion it is in order that Lieutenant Nathaniel 
Steames be joined with the former com- 
was a repre- mittee appointed by this court 7th May 
sentate to 1684 in ansr to her then petition & for that 

and in the try all of the premises the sd Left. 
Sterne to appoint time and place of meeting, 
making their report to this Court how they 
find it. 

"We hear no more of this trouble after 
1685 and may suppose that he was restored 
to health." 

The last remark of Prof. Eaton was based 
on the entry of death of John Eaton 3rd 

The son being called John Eaton Jr. it was 
assumed that the father was then living, 
and he could only say that John Eaton 2nd 
died after October 28th,1694. 

John Eaton was living in 1694 at the time 
his oldest son died; and in Volume five of 
the Dedham town records we can trace him 
still further. His name appears regularly 
in the tax lists from the date of his father's 
death until 1701; from 1701 to 1704 it is 
listed with that of his son William: 

After the year 1704, John Eaton's name 
disappears entirely from the lists, and that 
of William takes its place: so that it is prob- 
able that John 2nd gave up the farms to 
his son and his descendants may believe 
that the closing years of the old man's life 
were calm and peaceful after the sickness 



and misfortunes that he experienced. Wheth- 
er he had learned, as have his descendants 
and successors, the charm of standing on 
the Great Rock and enjoying the extensive 
view of the Charles River meadows of Rox- 
bury and Newton Hills not far distant or 
sheltered from northerlv winds in one of 
the depressions of its southerlv face, he looked 
across the river flowing in front, and contem- 
plated the settlement, which had grown in 
his day from a small hamlet to what must 
have seemed to him a respectable town, 
with its meeting house, school house and 
tavern ; or whether, as appreciation of natural 
scenery is a modem cultivated taste, he 
contented himself with sitting in the sunshine 
at his home, the Rock must have been as 
object of his daily vision. 

The next occurence of his name on record 
is on a deed made in 1700 selling a farm to 
his son — this farm was in the neighborhood 
of what is now called Moteley's Pond and 
it is evident that John 2nd, continued to 
hold the estate containing the Rock. 

This homestead also came afterwards into 
possession of William by inheritance. 


Third Generation 

9 2 John Eaton (3), jr. eldest living son 
of (5 4) and Alice Eaton, his wife, b Sept. 
17, 1671; m Ann Whiting and lived in Ded- 
ham, probably at his father's homestead on 
Dedham Island. He d Oct. 28, 1694 at 
the age of 28 only a few months after their 

Dedham n j arriagc . 

HistoricaJ His widow m (2) John Lewis, b 25 Jan. 

Register, iv. jgyg, April 4, 1700; and m (3), James Herring 

^i ;/" • of Roxbury, Aug. 11, 1725. She d 9th March 

1749 (Ann Whiting Eaton Lewis Herring), 
having lived 17 years longer than her last 
husband, and was then laid in the Dedham 
Cemetery near her first husband. She was 
the dau of Nathaniel and Hannah (Dwight) 
Whiting, being the fourteenth, and young- 
est child, and was bom Jan. 25, 1672-3. 
The birth is recorded twice in the Dedham 
Records, but the date of her first marriage 
is not given, It was probably about 1694 
that she m John Eaton, jr, son of John and 
Alice Eaton (b Sept. 17, 1671) her young 
husband d Oct. 28, 1694, and their child John 
Eaton, was b after his death (4 months after) 
namely April 4, 1695, thus continuing the 
line of John Eaton's. This boy was the 
fourth, beginning with one of the first set- 
tlers of the town, and four others have suc- 
ceeded him, bringing their line to the present 
day, father and son for eight generations 




named John Eaton; and a large number of 
descendants can trace" their ancestry to this 
fatherless boy (an orphan). 

Ann (Whiting) Eaton, and her boy went 
home and lived with her mother for six years 
(see Register, Oct. 1898 p 142) and then 
according to an expression much used in 
old wills in Middlesex County, "It pleased 
the Lord to provide for her by a 2nd mar- 
riage." The record was John Lewis of Dor- 
chester and Ann Eaton of Dedham. 

17 1 John, b April, 1694; m 1729 Elizabeth 
Lovering, of Roxbury; d 23rd Feb. 1770. 
(This John Eaton bought the farm on Pur- 
gat^^\ Plain.) 

/id B Thomas Eaton, of Dedham, 3rd son 
oi.\6M), b 23 July, 167-5; m Lydia, dau of 

Note Hannafi Whiting, relict of Nathanile 
Whiting, late of Dedham, acknowledges re- 
reipt from my dau Ann Eaton, relict of John 
Eaton, late of Dedham, of full satisfaction 
for the board of her son John Eaton, during 
all the time She and her son have been with 
her since the decease of her late husband 
John Eaton. 
Witnessed by Henry Bragg 

John Mackewethy 

John Lewis 

Note John Eaton (3) was b 1646, as 
he was "about 48 yrs old July 3rd, 1694; 
when he went to Yorke, Me. 1670 for Mr. 
William Hooke, to mow a Meadow and 
make hay." 


Lamed's Nathaniel and Lydia (Starr) Gay (b Aug. 
mldZm ^2' ^^^^)' ^^ Dedham Oct. 5, 1697. She 
Conn.j.^'35 w^ fi^* cousin to Mary and Lydia Starr, 

who married the younger brother of Thomas 

He lived at Dedham until his marriage 
in 1697, when he removed to Roxbiuy for a 
year or two. By 1702-3 he was living in 
Woodstock, Conn., where he purchased the 
original share of land and the rights belong- 
ing to Nathaniel Gary. In 1772 he went 
to Ashford, Conn. 

Thomas Eaton, was a man of consider- 
able wealth. He was a blacksmith, and a 
farmer a man of much influence in the town 
where he lived and died. He d iat Ashford, 
Conn. Aug. 14, 1748. His wife d Aug. 20, 

Issue : 

18 1 Thomas, b at Roxbury, Sept. 13, 
1698; m Elizabeth Parker 

19 2 Lydia, d unm 

20 3 Hannah, d Dec. 20, 1748 unm 

21 4 Nathaniel, b at Woodstock, Conn. 
1704; m Esther Parry 

22 5 David, b 1706, d ; m Dianah Davis 

23 6 Joshua, b 1709; d 1785; m Ann Wood- 

24 7 Anne, b 171 2 ; d 1735 ; m Seth Johnson, 
of Stafford 

Note Thomas Eaton, of Woodstock, bro- 
ther of Jonathan Eaton (13 6) of Killingly 
settled in Ashford in 1723, and was granted 
a pew-spot. 


25 8 Ebenezer b 1715; d 1739 

26 9 Ephraim, b 1715; d utun 

11 4 WilUam Eaton, of Dedham, son of 
(6 4) was b Aug. 11, 1677; m April 27, 1704 
Marv, dau of Comfort and Mary Starr, (b in 
Dedham 28 Nov. 1685, & d in 1751). He 
owned two farms on Dedham Island which 
had been in possession of his father and 
grandfather, and also large tracts of land 
in Needham Great Plain, and along the 
borders of the Rosemary Brook. 

Needham was set off from Dedham in 1711 
and in 1712 his name is on the tax -list for 
those lands, but he lived and died in Dedham. 
In the settlement of his estate the Dedham 
property went to his eldest son William, 
and that in Needham to his younger sons 
Josiah and Jeremiah. 

He d April 3rd, 1718. 


27 1 William, b Feb. 11, 1705; d Mar.22, 
1751; m Feb. 15, 1737 Abigale Brackett, of 

28 2 Mary, b Dec. 3, 1706; m April 1733, 
James Herring of Roicbury 

29 3 Josiah, b April 4, 1711; d April 23, 
1796; m Sarah Day 

30 4 Sarah, b Aug. 24, 1713; m 1735 
Robert Fuller, jr. 

31 5 Jeremiah, b Mar. 4, 1716; d 1792- 
1800; m Elizabeth Woodcock 

32 6 Abiel, b Aug. 11, 1718; d Feb. 14, 
1784; m John Ward 


Suffolk Reg. Inventory of William Eaton, of Dedham, 

xx^339 t^^^^ J^^^ 23, 1728; a second one taken 
June 28, 1718, by Joseph Smith, Jabez Pond 
and Ephriam Wilson, presented July 8, 
1728, by Mary Eaton, administratrix of her 
late husband as follows; 

Dwelling-house and bam :^80.0.0 

23 acres more or less of upland & 

meadow adjoining and a malt house 160.0.0 
30 acres more or less of upland & 

meadow at Planting Field 70.0.0 

13^ acres Plow land near Josiah 

Smith 10.0:0 

12 acres more or less of Wood land 

near Powesset 18.0.0 

73^ acres near Rock meadow Cedar 

swamp 15.0.0 

23^ acres at Cedar Swamp road near 

Nathaniel Hawes 6.0.0 

3H acres Cedar Swamp at the Great 

Cedar Swamp in Walploe 2.0.0 

12 acres at New Bridge 50.0.0 

An house at Needham with upland 
Swamp bounded by the highway to- 
wards the North and the meadow of 
James Kingsbury towards the West, 
and upon the old road leading from 
Ebenezer Wates to a place called the 
Neck field towards the south 70.0. 

The Rye field and the land adjoining 
and all the lands on both sides Rose- 
mary Brook 65.0.0 
12 acres Wood land near Ebenezer 

Mills 30.0.0 



9 acres Wood land near Capt. Cooks 50.0.0 
2 acres Pine Swamp at Needhams 2.0.0 

8 Cow common Rights 2.0.0 

Total Real Estate 630.0.0 

William Eaton, did not long survive his 
father; he d intestate, April 3rd 1718, and 
his estate was settled by his widow Marv 
(Starr) Eaton.* 

Will of Mary (Starr) Eaton ^^^^ ^^ 

Dated 14, April 1746, Presented 6 Aug. 1751. ^^te^ Rec! 
In the name of God Amen, the 14th April ords. xiv. 

1746 289 

I MARY EATON, of Dedham give and 
bequeath to my well beloved son William 
Eaton one cow calf valued at £5 and the 
Reason why I give him no more is because 
I think he has advantage in the estate left 
by my late Husband above his Brothers 
and Sisters. Item, I give to my well beloved 
son Josiah Eaton, one Cow valued at :^12, 
and to my son Jeremiah Eaton one Cow 
valued at ;f 12 and the reason I give my said 
sons Josiah and Jeremiah no more is because 
I apprehend that they have received a more 
valuable Share out of their Father's Estate 
than their Sisters. Item,' I give to my 
daughters Mary Herren, Sarah Fuller, and 
Abiel Eaton, whom I ordain my Executrices 
of my will, all the remainder of my estate. 


Marv X Eaton (Seal) 


*Note Maiy (Starr) Eaton, made a will 
in 1746 and in it corrected some inequalities 
in the division of her husband's estate. 


In presence of David Fuller 

John Graves 
David Fuller jr. 

History of 

Windham 13 6 Jonathan Eaton, of Killingly, son 
p 162, 633 of (6 4), b at Dedham, Sept. 1681; m in 1706 

Lydia (called Abiah), dau of Comfort and 
Mary Starr.* Deacon Jonathan Eaton went 
to Connecticut and purchased land between 
the Quinnebebang and Mill Rivers on the 
Woodstock road in 1703, and was the first 
permanent inhabitant of what is now Putnam 
village. Here he built a mill. In 1702 
he paid taxes in Dedham; in 1704 in Wood- 
stock; and in 1705 in Dedham only, being 
"eased from all the rates" in Woodstock 
by special vote of the town. He attended 
church at Killingly (later called Thompson) 
in 1730, of which he was chosen deacon. 
His wife was the second dau of Comfort 
and Mary Starr of Dedham, b Feb. 8, 1637, 
and called Abiah, but baptized at Water- 
town as Lydia June 17, 1688. Jonathan 
Eaton died a man greatly respected by his 
neighbors and is the only grandson of John 
(1), whose gravestone can* be seen to-day. 
He d June 25, 1748. aged 67. His wife d 
March 1751. 

^Note Mary & Lydia Starr, were daus 
of Comfort Starr. The mother of Comfort 
Starr was Martha Bunker, dau of George 
Bunker of Charlestown, who was owner of 
the top of that "hill of glory*' called by 
his name. (See History of Starr Family.) 


JsStl6 * 

33 1 Lydia, b Nov. 5, 1707; m (1) Phile- 
mon Chandler of Pomfort; m (2) Edward 
Goodale (issue by 1st husband, who d in 
1736, 2 children) 

34 2 Keziah, b May 24, 1710; m Deliver- 
ance Cleveland of Canterbury (issue 5 children) 

35 3 Alice, b Nov. 28, 1712; m Joseph 
Leavens, jr. of Killingly (issue 6 children) 

36 4 Susanna, b April 1715; m Thomas 
Grou of Pomfret 

37 5 Jcrusha, b April 16, 1717; m John 
Bucklin of Coventry, R. I. 

38 6 Hannah, b Aug. 17, 1719; m Seth 
Johnson of Thompson (issue 6 children) 

39 7 Jonathan b Nov. 10, 1721; m Sarah 
Johnson and lived in Berkshire Co. Mass. 

40 8 John b May 18, 1724; d Sept. 1788; 
m Hannah Johnson, and lived in Adams, 
Mass., where he d 

41 9 Penelope b Mar. 21, 1729 

42 10 Comfort b Sept. 25, 1730; m Me- 
hitable Whitmore 

43 11 Marston b Oct. 21, 1731; d May 3, 
1776; m Elizabeth Lyon 

The Mill privilege at the upper falls of 
this river (Quienebaugh) , first improved 
by Deacon Jonathan Eaton, had now passed 
to his sons John and Marston,* whose bus- 
iness enterprise rivalled that of Captain 
Cargill at the lower fall, half a mile below. 

^Note Jonathan and Marston Eaton, set- 
tled on the side of Quienabaugh River near 
Killingly, Conn. 


By their efforts a bridge was after a time con- 
structed upon the site of the subsequent 
Rhodesville bridge, and a new road laid out. 

Jonathan Eaton was admitted to the 2nd 
Society in Killingly. He shared in the work 
of hauling timber for the Meeting-house. 
D t f M Lydia Starr was 4th in descent from Dr. 
Maiy^Eaton Comfort Starr, who settled at Cambridge, 
Bradley Mass., later at Charleston, Mass. His Will 
in his own handwriting is preserved in Pro- 
bate Office, Boston, in which he mentions 
**My large book of Martyrs with ye frame 
belonging thereto'*, and **my silver gilt double 
salt cellar'', His children and grandchildren 
intermarried descendants of the Signers of 
the Mayflower Compact. His son John's 
will made 1655 (lineal ancestor of Mrs. Mary- 
Eaton Bradley (719 2), was witnessed by 
Capt. Miles Standish, and hangs in Pilgrims 
Hall; Lydia Starr was also 4th in descent 
from George Bunker, who came to America 
in 1634, owned Bunker Hill where the Battle 
of Bunker Hill was not fought. "He was a 
supporter of Wheelwrights and a sturdy 
supporter of his religious opinions. He set- 
tled at Charlestown. Mass." 

New Eng- • 

land Hist. 17 1 John EatOH, of the Plyne, only son 
and Gen. of (9 2), livcd on the ancestral estates in 
Register, ix. Dedham. He was b April 1694-5, and m 
^^' ^^^ AprU 28, 1729 Elizabeth, dau of Robert 
Lovering. She d Oct. 8, 1774. He d in 1770. 
Issue I 

44 1 Elizabeth b 1730; m 1753 John Rug- 


45 2 Capt. John b June 3, 1732; d May 
14, 1777; m June 12, 1755 Desire Smith 

46 3 Robert ,b April 13, 1734; m Abigail 
Payne (rem. to Warwick, Mass.) 

47 4 Abigail b 1736; m 1755 Lemuel Whit- 

48 5 Sarah b Dec. 30, 1738; m Phineas 
Dana; m (2nd) Joshua Dean 

49 6 Alice b 1741; m 1762 Abavah Draper 
& d 1777 

50 7 Thomas b May 20, 1743; m Dec. 
26, 1769; Sarah Whiting; m (2) Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Fenno, May 25, 1793. This Thomas 
Eaton served in the 1st Militia in Dedham 
imder his brother Capt. John Eaton. 

51 8 Isaac b July 3, 1745; d 1822; m (1) 
Elizabeth Bacon; m (2) Sarah Carver, Mar. 
1776 (issue) 

52 9 Joseph b May 28, 1748; d Sept. 24, 
1772; m Mary Fairbanks 

Date 28th, Jan. 1761. Acknowledged Aug.l, 


Entered Sept. 24, 1771. "I John Eaton, 
of Dedham, Husbandman for :^347 paid 
John Eaton Jr. and Robert Eaton, Husband- 
man have sold to each alike one house 

and land and bam, outhouse and outlands 
in Dedham being my homestead, consisting 
of my dwelling house and bam carthouse &c. , 
and about 170 acres meadow Swamp and 
Upland and a meadow lot in Stoughton, 
and a lot in Purgatory Swamp, and another 
lot in Swamp and five acres .... I own this 
estate.'' (Suffolk Deeds, Lib. CXX p. 23) 


Prof. Daniel 18 1 Thomas Eaton, son of (10 3) b at 

ManuSiT' Roxbury, Sept. 13, 1698, removed with his 
Miuscnp pj^j-gj^^g ^Q Woodstock, thence to Ashford, 

Ct. He m Dec. 1, 1721 at Woodstock Ct. 
Elizabeth Parker, and settled in Tolland, 
Conn, where he d in 1773; Letters of Ad- 
ministration on his estate were granted at 
a Court of Probate held in Stafford 14 Sept. 
1773, to his son, John of Mansfield, and his 
widow Hannah of Tolland. (As Deacon 
Seth Johnson went on their bond, it may 
be he was Hannah Eaton's brother). The 
record of Thomas Eaton's wife Elizabeth 
Parker's death has not been found, nor the 
record of his 2nd marriage. 

Issue : 

53 1 Thankful Eaton b Oct. 28, 1722; 
m Nov. 5, 1741- Nathan Sklflf of Tolland. 

64 2 Johnt of Mansfield, b July 22, 1724; 
m Eunice Gould, res. in Tolland 

55 3 Thomas b July 22, 1726; m Asenath 

56 4 Jacob b Feb. 13, 1728; m Jane 

57 5 Joseph b May 10, 1730; m (1) Eliz- 
abeth ; m (2) Sarah Smith 

58 6 Benjamin b Feb. 1, 1732; m Hep- 
zibah Skiff 

59 7 Ebenezer b Feb. 19, 1734 

60 8 Elizabeth b Oct. 12, 1738; m Sept. 
28, 1754, Benjamin Sklflf 

61 9 Moses b Mar. 1, 1739 d in childhood 

62 10 Aaron) bMar. 1, 1739; perished in the 
ill-fated expedition to Havana (French War) 


Note Tolland is one of the small towns 
of Western Hampden, and was formed from 
Granville. The first settlement being made 
in 1750. It was called at one time West 
Granville, until June 14, 1810. when it was 
incorporated as a town. The town is moun- 
tainous, and the hill on which the meeting- 
house stands is supposed to be the highest 
in the latitude lying between the Connect- 
icut and Housatonic Rivers. The Catskill 
mountains are visible from this elevation. 
Granville was first called Bedford. • 

Thomas Eaton went to Tolland to look 
after land, owned by his father Thomas Eaton, 
and settled there. This land was deeded 
to him in 1720, and in time be became an 
extensive land owner. He followed the trade 
of his father as blacksmith. 

There is a tradition among the Batons ^^^ ^^ 
that one William Eaton was among the the vaiiey? p 46 
Connecicut people, or Yankess, as they were 
called by the Pennanites, who claimed under 
Charter land as far South as the fortyfirst 
degree of latitude, which passes through the 
county a mile or more north of Lewisburg - 

Note By some it is claimed that it was 
not William Eaton who took up lands but 
Thomas of Tolland Ct. On this my authority 
is not authentic N. Z. R. M. 

By the following memorandum, furnished 
me by O. N. Worden, Esq; which he found 
among the records of the Susquehanna Land 
Company, at Hartford, Conn, it appears 


that William Speddy (the elder) ** was their 
Authorized agent, to take and hold possession 
of land claimed by them in the Valley. 1771, 
William Speddy voted I selling right in Wy- 
oming, for previous efforts in holding pos- 
session in June, and for further intended 
efforts.'* &c., Soon after occured the Wyom- 
ng Massacre. • • • 

21 4 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (10 3) b at 
Woodstock June 8, 1704. He removed with 
Lamed's his parents to Ashford, Conn. In 1727, 
wSdhLn "* ^® ^ Esther, dau of Captain John Parry and 
County, <i "1 1785. His wife bore him 15 children, 
Conn. i'. 645 seven who died in infancy. 


63 1 Nathaniel jr. b 1728; m Margaret 

64 2 Calvin b. . .m.. . 

65 3 Elijah b. . . m. . . 

66 4 John b. . . m. . . 

67 5 Corporal Abel m Azuba Hurd 

68 6 Esther m Clark 

69 7 Ann m Brlcknell 

70 8 Lydia m (1) David Utter; (2) Jere- 
miah Springsted 

71 9 

72 10 

73 11 

74 12 

75 13 

76 14 

77 15 


22 5 David Eaton, son of (10 3) b at 

Woodstock, 21st July, 1706, removed with 
his parents to Ashford, Conn., where he m 
(1) Dianah Davis; (2) Bethia Tiffany; (3) 
Patience Kendall. He lived and d in Ash- 
ford. He d in or about 1777. 
Issue : 

78 1 Joslah b Oct. 16, 1733; m (1) 
Sybel Johnson (93 1) ; (2) Anna Knowlton. 

79 2 Ephraim m Lydia Fowler and set- 
tled in Vt. 

80 3 David b 1736; D.D. Epis. Ch. Hanover 
N. H. 

81 4 Rev. Asa b 1746; settled in Vt. m . . . 

82 5 Ez6kiel b 

83 6 Simeon d Mar, 28, 1851, at Seabrook 
N. H. aged 84 yrs. 6 mo. 

84 7 James b. . . lived in Springfield, Mass. 

85 8 Mary d infant 

86 9 Mary d infant 

87 10 Mary 

88 11 Sarah 

89 12 Amie 

23 6 Joshua Eaton, son of (10 3) b at 

Ashford, Conn. Sept. 23, 1709; m Anne (Ann) 
Woodcock; lived and d in Ashford, 1785. 

Note * 'Another woman widely known as 
midwife, nurse and physician, was Mrs. Historic 
Ann (Woodcock) Eaton, of Ashford, whose ^f^^am''^ 
practice rivalled in extent the most popular q^ q^ p 
physicians of the day. It is said that during 66,' 67 
the prevalence of spotted fever she was 
scarcely off her rounds day or night, riding 
up occasionally to her own doorstep inquiring 


for the health of her own family, snatching 
a bit of food and hurrying off again.*' 

Issue I 

90 1 Mchltablc b 1738; m WUliam Knowl- 

91 2 Samuel b 1740; m 

92 3 Thomas b. . m Susan Rice 

Rice. Gen. 

by Nellie z. 24 7 Amic Eaton,* dau of (10 3) b at 
Rice Moiy- Ashford, Conn. Mav 31, 1712; m vSeth Johnson 
"'^'' of Stafford, and d April 13, 1735. 

Issue : 

93 1 Sibbel (Sybel) m her cousin, Joslah 
Eaton, (78 1), of Lebanon, Conn. 

History of 27 1 William Eaton, of Dedham, son of 
Windham (11 4) b Feb. 11, 1705; m Feb. 15, 1738, 
Co. p 191 Abigail dau of Et)enezer and Abigail Brackett, 

ofDedhamConn.(b Dec. 21,1718). WUliam 

Hi^oricai Eaton was b in Dedham. He inherited his 

Register, xi. father's homestead and probably lived there 

p 122-124 all his life. He d March 22, 1751, and his 

widow m (2) Stephen Fales; this marriage 

is recorded in Dedham Records, * 'Stephen 

Fales & Abigail Eaton (wid. Thomas Eaton) 

m May 20, i754;'') but Professor Eaton was 

confident that it was the widow of William 

who m Stephen Fales. 

Ancient *Here lies ye body of- Mrs. Ann Johnson 

Grave Yard ye wife of Mr. Scth Johnson & dau of Mr. 
at Lebanon, xhomas & Mrs. Lydia Eaton. 

She was a discreet and Virtuous Woman 
& departed this life In ye comfortable hope 
of a 1 setter April ye 13th 1735 in ye 23 year 
of her young & tender age. 


William Eaton d at the age of 46 yrs.; 
he left no Will, and his widow Abigail admin- 
istrated his estate. 


94 1 William b Dec. 31, 1738; m Man/ 
Thorp, Dec. 1760 

96 2 Abigail b Sept. 4, 1740; d Nov. 21, 

XLV. p 237 
Suffolk Probate 
Inventory of William Eaton, of Dedham, 
taken July 30, 1751 by Nathaniel Kingsburj'^, 
Isaac Bullard and David Fuller; presented 
Aug. 6, 1751 by Abigail Eaton, administratrix 
of her late husband. 

Furniture, &c., :^60.19.1 

Homestead & buildings 1 86. 13.0 

lot by Josiah Smith's 8.00.0 

loy bv Planting field 1 20.00.0 

lot at the New Bridge 53.06.8 

lot near Cedar Swamp 53.06.8 

lot near Cedar road 20.00.0 

Cedar Swamp at Walpole 4.00.0 

lot near Stephen Gerroulds 4.00.0 

lot near Frentham 6. 1 3.4 

lot near Ebenezer Bracketts place 5.06.8 

lot near Amos Fishers 5.06.8 

Rights in the Commonage in Dedham 1.04.0 


Suffolk Probate Records, VOL. XLIX. 

page 351 
Second account of Abigail Eaton, Adms 


of William Eaton late of Dedham, deceased, 
approved May 17, 1754. 

Balance from first account £47. 5. 7 

Add 5. 2. 9 

Total 52. 8. 4 

Paid allowance of James Herring and 
Mary his wife due to her in settle- 
ment of the deceased father's estate. 11.16.10 
Paid John Ward and Abigail his 
wife 11.18.11 

Paid Sundries 16.06.00 

Balance ;f 12.6.7. 40. 1. 9 

Dedhair ^9 3 Josioh EatOH, of Needham, son of 

Historical (11 4) b April 4th 1711. *He m the 28 of 
Register, xii April 1736, Sarah dau of Ralph and Eliza- 
46 beth (Ellis) Day, of Dedham (b July 20, 1715) 

and removed to Needham, Mass. where he 
R^orZ p d AP^^ 23, 1796 aged 85 yrs. Josiah Eaton 
123-37 * settled on the farm owned by his father. 

He was a blacksmith as well as fanner; he 

was in 1766-1774 Selectman and one of the 

fence- viewers ; 


96 1 Sarah b Aug. 19, 1737; m May 5, 
1770 Jesse Kingsbury 

97 2 Beulah b Mar. 22, 1739; d AprU 3, 
1747 . . 

98 3 Josiah b Jan. 18, 1741; d Aug. 9, 

^Note Record of the marriage of Josiah 
Eaton of Needham & Sarah Day, found on 
page 32 Vol. LVI New England Historical 
and General Record. 


99 4 SUencebJuneS, 1742; d Aug. 1, 1821 ; 

100 5 Ebenezer b Mar. 29, 1744; m Sept. 
2, 1773 (1) Sarah Humphry & settled in West- 
minister, Mass. m (2) Joanna Richardson 

101 6 John b June 7, 1746; m Mary Lar- 
kin & ^ttled in Gardiher, Mass. 

102 7 Joslah b Aug. 16, 1748 d Oct. 29, 
1776 m 

104 9 Mary b Feb. 26, 1753 m Joseph 
Kingsbury, & d 1812 

106 10 William b April 10, 1755; m Sarah 
Kingsbury who d Dec. 28, 1840; he d Jan. 
14, 1839. Issue 7 

30 4 Sarah Eaton, dau of (11 4) b Aug. 
24, 1713, m in 1735, Robert Fuller jr. of 
Newton (b June 6, 1714; d May 12, 1788). 
She d July 1797. 


106 1 Sarah Fuller b 1738 m 1762 Moses 

107 2 Robert b 1740 m 1770 Mary Kings- 

108 3 William b 1742 m 1769 Sarah 

109 4 Mary n 1748 d 1749 

110 5 Moses b 1750; m 1774 Elizabeth 
Newell & d 1823 

111 6 

112 7 Mary b 1756; m 1778 John Slack jr. 

31 5 Jeremiah Eaton, of Needham, son SSSai 
of (11 4) b at Dedham Mar. 4, 1716. removed Register, x 
to Needham, at the same time his brother so 
Josiah went. He m, the 23 of Feb. 1751, 


Elizabeth Woodcock, and lived in Needham 
on land inherited from his father. 

Jeremiah Eaton and bis wife both d about 


113 1 Jeremiah b Jtme 19, 1753; d AprU 
19, 1844. He settled in Hancock- ,N. H. 
with his brothers & sisters & d unm. 

114 2 Moses b Nov. 15, 1751 ; m (1) Lois 
Scott; m (2) Esther Ware 

115 3 Elizabeth b Nov. 1755; d April 

116 4 Lemuel b Feb. 26, 1758; m Sarah 

117 5 Samuel b Oct. 20, 1760; m Lucy 

118 6 Beulah b 1763; d 1792 
New Eng- ng 7 Hamiah b 1766*; d 1792 

J^^ S ^^® ^ ^**^* ^ ^^^^*' ^ Ebenezer Ware 
leister *" ^ removed to Hancock, N. H. where she d 
xii. 52* in 1853. He d Oct. 7, 1857 

32 6 Abiel Eaton, dau (11 4) b Aug 11, 
1718; d Feb. 14, 1784; m John Ward, of New- 
ton. He d in 1788. 


121 1 John Ward b 1762; m Mary Kings- 

122 2 Rebecca b 1754; m Joseph Parker 

123 3 Beulah b 1757; m Jonathan Eaton, 
her cousin, of Gardiner (103 8) 

*Note The date of birth given for Han- 
nah Eaton are both 1766 & 1776 as also 
those of Alice 1768, 1775 (the first no doubt 
are right) 


124 4 Jason b 1759; d 1759 

125 5 Eunice b 1760; d 1761 

33 1 Lydia Eaton, dau of (13 6) b Nov. 
5, 1707; m (1) Philemon Chandler, of Pom- 
fort, Ct., who died in 1736; She m (2) Edward 

Issue by her 1st husband 

124 2 " Chandler 

125 3 

39 7 Jonathan Eaton, son of (13 6 b 
Nov. 10, 1721; m in 1747, Sarah Johnson. 
He first settled in Berkshire, County, Mass. 
but on his marriage removed to Adams, in 
Western, Mass. 

Jonathan Eaton d in 1775 


126 1 Abner b 1743; m 

127 2 Jonathan b 1750; d unm 
*128 3 Alpheusb 

♦Alpheus Eaton. Private Capt. Samuel 
Clark's Co; Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt.; enlisted July 8, 1777; discharged July 
21, 1777; service 13 days; Company called 
out by Brig. Gen. Fellows at request of Maj. 
Gen. Schuyler and ordered to march to Fort 
Ann; roll certified at Williamstown ; also, 
Capt. Zebulon Norten's Co., Col. John Ash- 
ley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 27, 
1777, discharged Aug. 14, 1777, service 23 
days, travel included at the Northward; roll 
dated Equivalent also Capt. Peter Porter's 
detachment from Gen. J. Fellows (Berk- 
shire Co.) brigade; enlisted July 1, 1778; 
discharged Oct. 31, 1773; service, 4 mos.; 


129 4 Sylvanus b 1753; xn 

130 5 Parley b 

131 6 Penelope b 

132 7 Sarah b ; m Johnson 

133 8 Hannah m Sherwood 

134 9 Didama m Holdrldge 

40 8 John Eaton, son of (13 6) b May 
13, 1724, m Hannah Johnson; he d while on 
a visit to his son at Eaton ville, Herkimer 
Co., N. Y. He with his brother Marston 
took their father's mill but sold it in 176 , 
when he removed to North Adams, Mass. 


135 1 John b ; m Mehitable Rich- 

136 2 Ellsha b ; m Sally Case 

137 3 Wyman b ; m Marv Knight 

138 4 Rufus b June 11, 1779;"' m Sally 
Potter in 1791 

139 5 Comfort b ; m Polly Griffith 

140 6 Rhoda b ; m Jeremiah BuckUn 

141 7 Esther b ; m Jonathan Rich- 

142 8 Lydia b ; m Abyah Richmond 

143 9 Keziah b ; m Knapp 

144 10 Mehitable b ; m David Bensley 
146 11 Hannah m Chad Brown 

under Gen. Stark at Albany; also Capt. 
Samuel Clark's Co.; enlisted July 18, 1781; 
discharged Nov. 2, 1781; service, 3 mos 21 
days travel included **up Mohawk river'' 
with detachment from Col. Barnabas Seer's 
regt.; Company raised for 3 mo.; roll sworn 
to in Berlshire Co. 


42 10 Comfort Eaton,'*' son of (13 6) b 
Sept. 25, 1729; m Mehitable Whitmore. He 
is thought to have removed to Vermont 
from Killingly. 


146 1 Abigail n d infant 

147 2 Hannah b 

148 3 Abigail b 

149 4 Sarah b 
160 5 Comfort* b 

43 11 Deacon Marston Eaton, f son of Lamed's 
(13 6) b Oct. 21, 1731; settled on the Quene- History of 
baugh River. He m Elizabeth Lyon, in Windham, 
1762 and d in 1776. He was the youngest Conn 
son of Deacon Jonathan Eaton and Lydia 

(Starr) Eaton. He removed to Belcher- 
town, Mass., in 1776 and d soon after his 


151 1 Walter b 

162 2 Rufus b 

163 3 Marston b 

164 4 EUzabeth 

Eaton Pam- 
ily leaves 

*Note The Rev Zilora Eaton, preser\ed from Berk- 
a tradition that Comfort Eaton, whether shire, s. c. 
father or son T cannot tell, drove a herd of ^^^'"^ ^ 
cattle to Boston, sold them and had a hat 
full of silver dollars and was never heard from 

t Note Descendants of this family are now 
living in Worcester, Amherst, Northampton, 
Providence and Cincinnati. 

Fifth Generation 

44 1 Elizabeth Eaton, dau of (17 1) b 
27, Sept. 1730, m, in January 1752, John 
Ruggles of Wrentham. 


165 1 John Ruggles b 1753 

156 2 Jeremiah b 1755 

157 3 Joel b 1756-7; ni Elona Pond 

158 4 Josiah 

45 2 Captain John Eaton, son of (17 1) 

and his wife Elizabeth, dau of Robert and 
Alice (Crafts) Lovering, was b June 3, 1732. 
He m June 12, 1755, Desire Smith dau of 
Nathaniel and Annie (Farrington) Smith. 
Capt. John Eaton, lived on his father's farm 
in Dedham. He w^as Captain of the first 
Company of Militia of Dedham, and his 
brothers, Thomas, Isaac and Joseph, served 
in the Company. 
Dedham ^^ ^j^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ Captain Eaton is still 

xlistoncal ^. i*i 111*^1 

Register.xii. preserved m which are recorded births, etc. ; 

13-15 * the burning of his house Feb. 22, 1767; the 
date of the ** fight at Concord*'; the fortifying 
of Dorchester Hill, March ye 4, Monday 
Night.*' He mentions heavy snow storms, 
March 11, 12, 13, 16 and 20, in 1772, and 
that on the 3rd of April the same year **a 
large Snow fell so that the Banks were some 
6, and some 14 feet deep and one more than 
9 feet deep that I measured.'* 



After this there came April 9, "A large 
Nor East Rain that raised the River exceed- 
ingly high/' 

Captain John Eaton * was taken with small 
pox while serving on a jury in Boston, as 
were most of the other jurymen; and died 
of the disease 14th May 1777. Of Mrs. Eaton 
it is said: **She was a woman much respect- 
ed, a woman of sterling character and after 
her husband's death managed the farm suc- 
cessfully till her sons were old enough to 
relieve her of the care.*' She died Aug. 3rd 
1814, of paralysis, aged 83. 


159 1 Elizabethbjan. 14, 1756; m Nathan- 
iel Whiting 

160 2 Abigail b. Mar. 31, 1759; d 1759 

161 3 Abigail b Nov. 2, 1761 ; m Daniel 

162 4 John b Aug. 11, 1764; m Hannah 

163 5 Luther b Aug. 27, 1766; m Lucy Ellis 

164 6 Ann (Nancy) b April 26, 1769; 
m Eliphalet Baker 

165 7 Rebecca b April 25, 1 772 ; m John Guild 

*Note Captain John Eaton wrote in his 
note book **My house was burned Feb. 22, 
1767 — ^We moved into the New House, July 
2, 1767. The second house was burned 
Oct. 21, 1801; Third house built and still 
standing in 1899." 

(The Ames Diary) The third house was 
built immediately and is still standing, but 
in 1899 it was moved some rods back of the 



Register, xii 

Records, p 

original site. This farm is located on the 
Canton road, 3 J miles from Dedham Cotirt 
House; the house was the last one before 
coming to the Neponset River, which is about 
a mile southerly from it; and in this distance 
there is a descent of one hundred and fifty 
feet from the level of the Plain ; this elevation 
giving very extensive and pleasant views 
in all directions. 

(Oct. 21, 1897, the heirs of John Eaton 
(7) sold the whole property to Edmtmd & 
Stephen Codman of Boston.) 

Note Elizabeth Eaton (169 1) b Jan. 14, 
1756; m Nov. 15, 1775, Nathaniel Whiting & 
d Nov. 15, 1841 

46 3 Robert Eaton, 7th child of (17 1) 
b at Dedham, April 13, 1794; m Abigail 
Payne, of Dedham. Intention published 5 
Oct. 1772. He sold his share in the Purgatory 
farm to his brother John and settled at War- 
wick, Franklin Count5^ Mass., where he 
had a farm. * He died at Warwick 25 March 
1817. His wife d July 14, 1811, aged 72 yrs. 

Issue : 

166 1 Mary Dexter b May 3, 1775; m Amos 

"^Note Robert Eaton and his 

wife, together with his sister Sarah and her 
husband Joshua Deane jr. removed to War- 
wick. Mass. ''June 7, 1778, Robert Eaton 
and his wife dismissed to Church in Warwick. " 
(Dedham Records — ch.) 


The following deed among family papers, 
not recorded. 

31 Oct. 1765. I Robert Eaton, of Dedham 
for ;^261 paid John Eaton (45 2) sell to him 
my whole right in the whole estate Real and 
Personal which our father John Eaton of 
Dedham sold to me being the one half of the 
said Estate, as by Deed dated Jan. 28, 1761, 
containing the Whole of his house and lands. 
In presence of 

Susanna Frizell 

Joseph Metcalf Robert Eaton (Seal) 

48 5 Sarah, dau (17 1) b Dec. 30, 1738; 
m Nov. 2, 1768, Phineas Dana of Dedham; 
m (2) Dec. IQ, 1772, Joshua Deane jr. 
They removed to Warwick. 

Issue : 

167 1 David b 1760; m Rebecca Richards 
(1748) d 1812 

168 2 Phineas b Mar. 26, 1762; rem. to 
Norfolk, Va. 

169 3 Jesse b Mar. 25, 1767; settled in 

170 4 Sarah b Nov. 1, 1774; d 1862; m 
Bimyan Pennimani issue 11 children 

49,6 Alice dau of (17 1) b Jan. 31, 1741; Mass. Mag. 
m April 8, 1762, Major Abayah Draper, "• No. 3. p 
11th child and 8th son of Captain James ^^ 
Draper and Abigail Child, of Dedham; 

Alice (Eaton) Draper, d Jan. 22, 1777, of 
small-pox, to which she was exposed by her 
husband; he probably carried it to his home 
on one of his furloughs; Abajah Draper suc- 
ceeded his father in his landed estate at 


Green Lodge, Dedham. He was an active 
and energetic man, of large executive ability, 
public spirited and always ready to take 
part in every public enterprise. He was 
one of the three chosen bv the citizens of 
Dedham to erect a monument to William 
Pitt, in 1766. The base of this monument 
still exists in Dedham village, and is called 
"Pillar of Liberty*'. Mr. Draper held every 
office in the Militia up to that of Major, 
and commanded in the latter capacity a 
body of minute men at Roxbury, imder 
Washington. He m (2) Desire, widow of Na- 
thaniel Metcalf and dau of Ebenezer Foster. 
Issue of Alice (Eaton) Draper 

171 1 Abljah b June 11, 1763; d Dec. 1774 

172 2 Ira b Dec. 24, 1764; d Jan. 22, 1848; 
m (1) 1736, Lydia Richards; (2) Abigail 
(called Nabby, his 1st wife's sister). He in- 
vented **the fly shuttle hand loom", also the 
first machine for road scraping, and under 
the administration of John Quincy Adams 
was a prominent candidate for U. S. Com- 
missioner of Patents. He was one of the 
early Unitarians and d in that faith. (Issue 
16 children; 9 by (1) wife and 6 by (2) 

173 3 Rufus b Nov. 27, 1766; d Nov. 18 
1788 at Norfolk, Va. 

174 4 James b April 14, 1769; d Jan. 22, 

175 6 Alice b April 13, 1771; d Jan. 27, 

176 6 Abijah (2) b Sept. 22, 1775; d Mar. 
26, 1836 

(There were also other children by 2d wife.) 


60 7 Thomas Eaton, son of (17 1) b in Dedham 
Dedham May 20, 1743; m Dec. 26, 1769, ^^"^^ 
Sarah Whiting*, twin dau of Zacharia Whiting xii^^Jr* 20 
of Dedham; the marriage was at the house 
of Captain Fales. Two other couples were 
m at the same time, Isaac Eaton and EUza- 
beth Bacon and Zacharia Whitney to Desire 
Guild. Two of the pairs if not all of the 
young people were already engaged to be m 
and some one proposing that they would be 
m at once, they all while on a sleighing party 
met at the house of Captain Fales. The 
story is that Captain Fales was a magistrate, 
and some one proposing that the couples be 
m at once, they all stood up, and the cere- 
monies were promptly performed. 

This Thomas Eaton was a farmer at Ded- 
ham. He was a Revolutionary Soldier, and 
his name is found among the "the list of Offi- 
cers & men who marched from Dedham Revolution- 
first Parish on the 19th day of April, 1775." *^ ^^"«' 

On the Alarm then made, with No. of miles ^ "' ' 
& days in Service will be found the name of 
Thomas Eaton. 

Thomas Eaton 28 miles 9 days £0.15.2 Total 
Mrs. Sarah Eaton d at Dedham, Dec. 5, 
1789; and Mr. Eaton m (2) in 1798, Mrs. EHz- 
abeth Fenno, of Milton. Later in life he 
removed to Boston, and d there the 27th 
of June, 1 805 ; He was buried in the burying 

"^Note Sarah Whiting, 1st wife of Thomas ^^^^^^ 
Eaton, and dau of Zacharia Whiting (who d Genealogy 
of cancer Oct. 19, 1763) and Elizabeth Phillips p 20 
b July 8, 1747, was a twin. 

Eaton Fam- 


ground on Boston Common where his tomb- 
stone is still to be seen (1907). Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Eaton died of putrid fever, in Dedham, 
vSept. 24, 1801, aged 59 yrs. 
New Eng. Issue, by 1st wife: 

Gen.' rJS 177 1 Amasa b Oct. 11, 1771; d Feb. 14, 
ter, ixxxvii. 1794, of Consumption. Amasa Eaton and 
93 Stephen Arnold were appointed a Committee 

to prepare notices of deceased members for 
r rx ^ the annual Meeting. Rhode Island Hist. 

ily of Ded- ^ 01 

ham. and SoC. p 31. 

The Powder 178 2 Joseph bapt. Feb. 6, 1774; lived 

House Rock in Boston; m Feb. 8. 1798, Hannah Bass 

by John and d Feb. 1809 

Eaton Aiden ^^g ^ Hannah bapt. Aug. 4, 1776; m James 

Shores and lived in Boston till her father's 
death, then removed to Waterville. Me. 

180 4 Sarah (Sally) bapt. Feb. 28, 1779; 
m Isaac Shepherd of Dedham; lived in Bos- 
ton, where she d Sept. 4, 1809 

181 5 Thomas bapt. Aug. 1781, was a 
saddler, in Boston. He m (1) Mrs. Ruth Buck; 
(2) Mary Nicholas, at Boston, Jan. 26, 1823; 
d Dec. 9, 1824 (without issue) 

182 6 Reuben bapt. May 2, 1784; m Mar>^ 

183 7 Itham bapt. Jan. 2, 1737; he was a 
merchant in Montreal. When the War 
of 1812 broke out he went to Burlington Vt. 
and afterwards to Philadelphia, where he 
d imm. in 1825 

61 8 Capt. Isaac Eaton, son of (17 1) b in 
Dedham, July 31, 1745. He spent his life as a 
farmer in his native town. He was a Revo- 


lutionary Soldier, a member of the first com- Dedham 
pany of his brother John. He m Elizabeth Historical 
Bacon, on the 28th of Dec. 1769. She d 2.^^^ 
in a few years and he m (2) Sarah Carver, of 
Dedham,' May 2d, 1775. He d Jan. 17, 1822; Dedham 
his 2nd wife d Oct. 10, 1844, aged 95 yrs. Records. 

Issue : 

184 1 Isaac b Jan. 27, 1776; d in Boston Dedham 

Sept. 13, 1833 Church Rec- 

186 2 Calvin b Jan. 7, 1778; d Aug. 31, ""^^^ 
1809, of consumption 

185 3 Sarah b May 19, 1782; m Rev. 
William Balch, of New Salem, N. H., 23 
Jtme 1822; d 1850 

187 4 Luther b May 4, 1785; m Lucy 
Spooner Holland, of Petersham 

Among the list of Officers and men who Revolution- 
marched from Dedham, first Parish on the *^ ^^^^* 
19th day of April 1775 on the Alarm then ^'^- ^^' ^ 
made, with No. of miles & days in Service 
will be foimd 

Isaac Eaton 18 Miles 2 Davs ;^0.04.4 

62 9 Joseph Eaton, son of (17 1) b in Dedham 
Dedham, 28 of Mar. 1748; m Dec. 20, 1770, eShf Mar- 
Mary, dau of Israel and Elizabeth (Whiting) rfages and 
Fairbanks, and d 24, Sept. 1772. His widow Deaths 1635 
m (2) May 9, 1775, John Dean, of South Ded- -i845 
ham, and was grandmother of the 2nd wife 
of the 7th John Eaton of Dedham. ®°f °° ^- 

^ ords, also 

Issue : Trinity 

188 1 Mary b Nov. 26, 1771; d 1772 Church Rec- 

189 2 Joanna b Mar. 1, 1773; m at ''''^^ 
Boston, Aug. 13, 1792, Richard Colbum. 


Early Conn. 54 2 John Eaton, soii of (18 1) b July 

iS^utdi. ^^' ^^^^'' ^ ^^*- ^' ^^^^' (^y ^^^- -^^^^^ 

field County ^^^^"^) Eunice Gould; Killingly-Putnam, 
Book V, 20 Windham County. Had issue but I find 
no record of them. 

66 3 Thomas Eaton, son of (18 1) b June 
22, 1726; m Asenath Cady. He went to 
Kent in 1757, but later to New York State. 

Issue : 

190 1 Asenatha Cady b 

191 2 Loclna b 

192 3 Ephraim b 

193 4 James b ; m Abigail Rice. 

194 5 Eleazer b. . ;m Beulah Eaton (219 12) 
196 6 Thomas b 

66 4 Jacob Eaton, son of (18 1) b Feb. 
14, 1728; m Jane Robinson. Settled near 
Mt. Sinai, Long Island. 

Issue : 

196 1 Jacob jr. b . . . m Esther Colby Oct. 
22, 1784, and settled in Hempstead, N. H. 

197 2 Isaac Robinson b ; m Elizabeth 
Sprung, Aug. 4, 1781. 

198 3 James b 

199 4 Thomas b . . . ; d infant 

200 5 Benjamin b 

201 6 Joseph b 

202 7 Thomas b 

203 8 Patty b 

204 9 Mary b 
206 10 Calvin b 

206 1 1 Eleanor b . . . ; m Ichabod Colby. 

207 12 Rachel m Oct. 5, 1766 at Hemp- 
stead, N. H. Samuel Colby 


Note The largest branch of Jacob Eaton's 
family lives in Canada. 

67 5 Joseph Eaton, son of (18 1) b May 

10, 1730; m (1) EHzabeth ; (2) Sarah 

Smith. Joseph Eaton, received a gift of 

fifty acres of land in Tolland, Conn., July 

5, 1758 from his father. He later removed 

to Kent, but later left for the State of New 

York; his descendants are to be found mostly 

in Onondaga County, N. Y. although one 

branch of the family (Joseph Eaton's) remain 

in Kent to this day. In 1794 he sold his p^^f Daniel 

* 'house, shop, and two acres of land" in Kent, Eaton's 

and removed with several of his younger Manuscript 

children to Duanesburg, Schenectady Co. p ^®' ^ 

N. Y., whither his sons Stephen and Lemuel 

had preceded him, leaving his elder sons 

Joseph and Moses in Kent. It is probable 

his brother Jacob also. The last years of 

his life were spent with his son Stephen, 

where he died previous to the year 1806. 

Joseph Eaton was a Revolutionary soldier, 

being private in Col. Doolittle's regt. ; Captain 

Josiah Stearns's Co. ; Muster roll Aug. 1, 1775. 

Joseph Eaton's first wife was the mother 
of his children. 

Issue ' 

208 1 Jerusha b Feb. 23, 1752; d AprU 
13, 1754 

209 2 Joseph b at Tolland, Ct. May 15, 
1753; m 

210 3 Moses b at Tolland, Ct. Oct. 20, 1754 


211 4 Thankful b at Tolland, Ct. Jan. 

23, 1756; m Patton and lived at Duanes- 

burg. N. Y. 

212 5 Stephen b at Tolland, Ct. Dec. 1757 

213 6 Hannah b at Tolland, Ct. Jan. 1760; 
m John Cady, of Duanesburg, N. Y., and d 
there leaWng 4 children 

214 7 Jerusha b at Tolland, Ct. Oct. 
1761; d at Kent, July 13, 1767; (near are 
graves of other children, but the stones bear 
no names) 

216 8 Aaron b at Tolland. Ct. June 12, 1763 ; 
d 1816; m Euphonia .... 

216 9 Lucy m Linn 

217 10 Elizabeth (Betsey) m Kinney 

218 11 Beulah m Eleasur Eaton (194 5) 

219 12 Lemuel b 1770; d 1837; m Sarah 
Ware Feb. 16, 1792 

220 13 Asahelb 1771 ;d 1810; m Abigail. . . 

221 14 Thomas b 1773; d 1819; m Amy 

Early Conn. 5$ 6 Benjamin Eaton, of Holland ; son 
?J*^«?' of (18 1) b 1732; m Jan. 29, 1755, Hepzibah 
^V^?«tJ Skiff, and went to Kent, later settled in 

field Umnty >. 

Bookv. 20 Herkimer, N. Y. 

Issue : 

222 1 Elizabeth 

223 2 Chloe m Nov. 27. 1788, Nathaniel 

224 3 Calvin 
226 4 Thankful 

226 5 Jacob 

227 6 Lemuel 

228 7 Lois 


229 8 Jerusha b ; m John Davis. 

230 9 Joshua b. . . m Gould 

231 10 Dimmis 

2^ 11 Benjamin jr. b (Was a tanner 

and shoemaker in 1774. 

233 12 MoUy 

234 13 Hepzibah 

Note Sons, Calvm, Jacob, Lemuel set- 
tled in Herkimer » N. Y. 

Muster Roll 
of Minute 

59 7 Ser(;:t. Ebenezer Eaton, son of (18 1) 
b 1733; m; lived at Ashford, Conn. In 1771, 
Ebenezer Eaton has a Shoemaker's shop ^^^^ ""mi 
though often absent in public service. In 
1778-9, he kept a tavern, east of Warren's 
bridge (Sergt. Ebenezer Eaton was in Capt. 
Drury's Company) He was in the 8 mo. 
Service with Capt. N. Hatch and Lieut. Bond 


235 1 George b 

236 2 Samuel b 1762 

237 3 Ebenezer, jr. removed to Rome, N.Y., 
where in 1799, with Thos. Walker, he was 
editor of the Columbia Patriotic Gazette. In 
1800 he retired and the paper was removed to 
Utica, N. Y., and published as the Columbia 

238 4 Thomas 

239 5 Elizabeth 

240 6 

Note Some of the descendants of Ebenezer 
Eaton, Hve in Chenango County, N. Y. and 
a few others in Manchester, Vt. and some in 
the West 


New Eng- 63 1 Nathaniel Eaton, jr. son of (21 4) 
land Hist, b 1728; m Margaret Metcalf, of Ballingham. 
and Gen. Settled in Waltham, later in Woodstock, Conn. 

Register, «» « « *^ 

xiii. 1869, p Nathaniel Eaton m (2) Sarah 

^^^ Issue : 

241 1 General WUliam b Feb. 23, 1764; 
m Elizabeth Sykes 

242 2 Ebenezer b at Mansfield, Conn. 1777; 
d at Danville, Vt., Jan 31, 1859; He was 
Editor of the Danville North Star. 

64 2 Calvin Eaton, son of (21 4) b... 
m . . . and settled in New York State ; 

Issue : 

243 1 

66 3 Elijah Eaton, son of (21 4) b. . .m. . . ; 

was the first probably of all the Eatons 
to go to New York and settle. 

Issue : 

244 1 

^!fl'.^i"; 67 5 Corporal Abel Eaton, son of (21 4) 
m Azuba Hurd, and settled as a farmer in 
Columbia Co., N. Y. He was a Deacon of 
the Church and a captain of the First Mil- 
itia; (Corporal in the Albany, N. Y. Militia) 
War Record — Corp. in 5th Company 17 
AlbanyCo.Regt; Commanded by Col. Whitney. 

245 1 Amos b May 17, 1776; m (1) SaUy 
Cady; m (2) Annie Bradley; (3) Alice Johnson 

246 2 Daniel b . . m Harriet Cady 

247 3 Azuba 

248 4 

Society, p 


78 1 Joslah Eaton, eldest son of (22 5) Family Rec- 
b at Ashford, Conn., Oct. 16, 1733. Josiah ^^^^ ^^ 
Eaton taught the Ashford School in 1753-4. Eaton, of 
He ni, Oct. 21, 1754, his cousin, Sibel John- Liverpool, 
son (93 1), and lived in Connecticut. He n. y. 
served in the Revolution, being at Bunker 

Hill. Josiah Eaton, d April 13, 1777 J^** ^ 

Issue Services p 

249 1 Maverick b . Served in the 545 
War of the Revolution. 

260 2 Levi 

261 3 Ira b ; lived in ManUus, N. Y., 
but returned to Conn. He was a tailor. 

262 4 Stephen b May 4, 1761; m (1) 
Phemelia Knowlton ; m (2) Harmony Knowl- 
ton. He served in the Revolution and d 
in 1838 

263 5 Origen b May 8, 1765; m Sophia 
Reed. Served in War of 1812 (bur in Fay- 
etteville, N. Y.) At the age of 16, 17 & 18 
he served from the town of Ashford, in Rev. 

264 6 Josiah b 1763-4; m Ann Knowlton 

79 2 Ephriam Eaton, son of (22 5) b ; 
m Lyda Fowler, and settled in Vermont 


266 1 Ephriam b 

266 2 Lydia 

80 3 David Eaton, son of (22 5) b 1736, 
m David Eaton was a Revolu- 
tionary Soldier. He d at Seabrook, N. H.; 
Nov. 23, 1850 



257 1 David b 

258 2 Jacob b ; m 

259 3 William b 

New Eng. 81 4 Rev Asa Eaton, son of (22 5) b 
land Hist. Mar. 16, 1746; m Nov. 5, 1772, Abigail Good- 
R^-sJ^' ^® ^"^ settled in Vermont. He was D. D. 
Memorial of Epis. Christ ChuTch Hanover 1803; Indrict 
the Revoiu- 1805 (Oct. 23) Desms. May 1829. 

tion, V. 96 Issue 

260 1 Asa 

261 2 David b 1775; m Ana (Amy) Clark 

262 3 Nathaniel 

263 4 

Hist, of 82 5 Ezekiel Eaton, son of (22 5) b . . . ; 

Windham m . . . ; remained in Connecticut ; was on the 
Co. p 191 list of Polls and Ratable estate of the town 

of Brooklyn, for Aug. 20, 1788. 
Issue : 

264 1 
266 2 

83 6 Simeon Eaton, sun of (22 5) b . . . 
m. . . ; settled in Vermont. 

86 7 James Eaton, son of (22 5) b . . . ; 
m . . . ; settled in Springfield 

91 2 Thomas Eaton, son of (23 6) b May 

25, 1739; was of Sudbury but removed to 

Worcester, where he died in August 1786; 

by^Neiiie^z ^ Susan, dau of Adonijah and Persis (Gates) 

Rice Moiy- Ricc, her father was the j^oungest of five 

neux children of Jonas Rice, and was b in 1714. 

He was the first white child bom in Worces- 


ter; Adonijah Rice was a Cooper by trade. 
He was in several campaigns dviring the 
French and Indian Wars.) His wife, Susan 
(Rice) Eaton, died in 1773. 

266 1 Thomas b 

267 2 Uriah b 

268 3 Amherst b 1763; m 

269 4 Alphereus b Oct. 10, 1764. (Shoe- 
maker by trade) 

270 5 Nathaniel b m Mary Duncan 

271 6 Hon William b 1766: d 1859; m (1) 
Anna Gates; (2) Hannah Chadwick 

272 7 SaUy b Jan. 1, 1769; m Dr. Elisha 

273 8 Polly b May 28, 1771 

91 2 Samuel Eaton, son of (22 5) b 1740; 


274 1 Philemon Eaton b 
276 2 Cyril b ni^T'CHfifi 

Note Cyril Eaton, (given "Serrel"); Pri- 
vate. Capt. William Bird's Co ,' Col. 

Webb's Regt; enlisted Aug. 17, 178l'; dis- 
charged, Dec. 1, 1781; service 3 mo. 24 d. 
travel (220) miles) included; regiment raised 
in Suffolk and Middlesex Counties to rein- 
force Contental Army for 3 mos. 

276 S Charles b 

277 4 Roswell b 

278 5 Erastus b 

279 6 Samuel b 


280 7 Ralph b m Mary 

281 8 Abigail 

282 9 Chloe 

Note The sons of Samuel Eaton all set- 
tled in New York State. 

DMham 94 1 wmiam Eaton, son of (27 1) b in 

S''*"i2^T3 I^dham, Dec. 2, 1738; The town records 
speak of his wife as Sarah, but in church and 
land records she is called Mar\', and it is 
probable that the marriage at King's Chapel, 
Boston, of William Eaton and Mary Thorp, 
18 Dec. 1760, refers to this William and his 
wife. They lived for about ten years in Ded- 
ham, and removed first to Lancaster then to 
Vermont, and finallv to Springfield, Otsego 
County, N. Y., where he died. (This William 
Eaton sold the farms and the Rock, when he 
removed from Dedham.) 

Issue: (first five children bom in Dedham) 

283 1 Mary b Oct. 16, 1761; m Thomas 

284 2 Abigail b Sept. 5, 1763; m 


286 3 William b Oct. 1765; settled in 
Rome, N. Y. and d in Oneida Co., N. Y. m 

286 4 Asa bapt. Dec. 6, 1787; lived in 
N. Y. State; m 

287 6 Joseph b Jan. 29, 1770; went to 
Rome, N. Y. then to Fredonia, Ohio, where 
he d Feb. 1, 1849 

288 6 Jesse b Aug. 23. 1774; m Sarah 
Bamotir, Jan. 16, 1799; d in Cuba, Allegany 
Co., N. Y., 1846 


289 7 Samuel b m Rebecca Thompson 

290 8 John b m Unice Winchester; d in 
Utica, N. Y. 

100 5 Ebenezer Eaton, son of f29 3) b at Jl^^ 
Needham, Mar. 29. 1744. Went first to Si 48^' 
Westminister, Mass., perhaps about 1770, 
for "Mr. Ebenezer Eaton, of Westminister 
and Miss Sarah Humphrey, of Dedham were 
married, Sept. 2d, 1773'' 

Mrs. Eaton, died Oct. 12, 1784, and he m 
(2) Elizabeth (or Joanna) (Hutchinson) Rich- 
ardson, of Temple, bapti^^ed July 27, 1766. 
They removed to Gardiner; Ebenezer Eaton 
d Dec. 18, 1800, and his widow m Simon 
Metcalf, Feb. 16, 1801, and Uved in Barre, 
where she d about 1808. 

Issue bv 1st wife: 

291 1 Ebenezer jr, b Nov. 21, .1774; m 
(1) Lydia Chamberlain; (2) Eunice Ramsdell 

292 2 Jonas b Oct. 3, 1776 ; m Sally Powers ; 
d 1813 

293 3 Sarah b April 6, 1779; m (1) Enoch 
HaU; (2) EUjah Baldwin 

294 4 Humphrey b Nov. 24, 1782; m 
March 29, 1789, Judith Sulley; d 1849 

Issue by 2nd wife: 

295 5 Betsey b Mav 29, 1786; d AprU 4, 

296 6 George b Feb. 19, 1788; m Asphia 
Smith; d in St. Lawrence Co. N. Y., Mar. 1868 

297 7 Clarissa b July 6, 1709; d April 5, 


101 6 John Eaton, son of (29 3) b at 

Needhani, June 7, 1746; removed to Win- 
chendon, and while residing there m Mary 
Larkin, of Lancaster, May 17, 1779; resided 
in the Southeast part of Winchendon and 
was included in Gardner when the town was 
incorporated in 1785. John Eaton was a 
soldier of the Revolution and was present 
at the surrender of General Burgoyne. He 
lived and d at Gardner, Mass., Nov. 24, 1827. 
His wife d Sept. 22, 1817. 

Issue : 

298 1 Lucy b May 31, 1783; m 


299 2 Joslah b Jan .18, 1718; d Dec. 7 
at Ashbumham; m Mary Reed 

300 3 Mary b Jan. 1,"' 1790; m Jan. 10, 
1811, Isaac Williams 

301 4 John b Aug. 9, 1792; d in Gardner, 
Mass. Mar .1, 1865 

302 5 Nancy b July 6, 1793; m Oct. 25, 
1822; Joseph Wright 

303 6 Peter b Dec. 27, 1799; d in Gardner, 
Mass., No/. 12, 1873 

103 8 Jonathan Eaton, son of (29 3) b at 

Needham Aug. 11, 1750; lived at Gardner, 
Mass; m Nov. 27, 1790, his cousin Beulah 
Ward (128 3) the dau of his aunt Abiel 
Eaton and her husband, John Ward, of 
Newton; d at Gardner, Mass. in Aug. 1819. 
Issue I 

304 1 Beulah b Dec. 29, 1791; d 1801 

305 2 Jonathan b Sept. 13, 1794; d 1795 

306 3 Joseph b Jan. 7, 1796; d 1796) 


307 4 Benjamin b Jan. 7, 1796; d 1796) 

308 5 Jonathan b June 3, 1798 

309 6 Rebecca b Oct. 1, 1801; d 1821 

105 10 William Eaton, son of (29 3) b at 

Needham, April 10, 1756; lived all his life 
on the old homestead in that town; was a 
"Minute Man", and was at the fight at Lex- 
ington. He m, Dec. 15, 1785, Sarah, dau 
of Eliphalet Kingsbury; d Jan. 14, 1889; 
his wife d Dec. 28, 1840, aged 75 yrs. 

310 1 Sally b Nov. 14, 1785; d 1791 

311 2 Nabby b April 12, 1789; d 1791 

312 3 Lucy b Aug. 10, 1791; d Oct. 14, 

313 4 William b July 24, 1793; m Sally 
Johnson, June 1819 

314 5 Sarah (Sally) b 1794; d Aug. 1803 

315 6 Josiah b 1807; m Mary Horton 

316 7 Louise b 1811; m May 5, 1841, 
George L. Elingsbury, of Needham 

Louise Kingsburv, b 1847; m Dec. *22, n. e. Hist. 
1870, F. L. Fuller, of Needham *^^ ^^''' 

Tccii#i • Register 

^^^^- Ivii. 376,153 

114 2 Moses Eaton, son of (31 5) b at p^^ham 
Needham, Nov. 1755; li/ed in Needham hL *°Reg. 
until 1793, w^hen he removed to Hancock, xii. 50 
N. H., where he was a farmer for many years. 
He m (1) Lois Scott, and (2) Esther Ware 
of Needham, Dec. 31, 1789; d in Dublm, n. e. Hist. 
N. H., Feb. 18, 1886, and his wife Esther d ^^^ ^"^• 
Oct. 1869. ^^l^"^ 

J , Ivi. 35: 

issue : j^ J45 

317 1 Anna b 1783; d young 


318 2 Lois b 1786; m Moses Demls, of 
Hancock, N. H.; d 1816 

319 3 EUzabcth b 1791; d 1792 

320 4 Hannah b 1792; d 1793 

321 5 Moses b at Hancock, N. H., Aug. 
5, 1796; m Rebecca Pratt. 

322 6 Esther b 1796; m Daniel Fiske, 
of Dublin, N. H.; d 1858 

323 7 Rhoda b 1806; m Nathan Holt, 
of Dublin, N. H.; d 1875 

116 4 Lemuel Eaton, son of (31 5) b at 
Needham, Feb. 26, 1758; was a soldier of 
the Revolution; was in the service when the 
British evacuated Boston, and later at Ticon- 
deroga; towards the close of the war he was 
stationed at the Castle in Boston Harbor. 
He m in Needham, Feb. 16, 1792, Sarah, 
dau of Ebenezer and Esther Ware. Thev 
soon removed to Hancock, N. H., where 
they lived greatly respected. He d Oct. 11, 
1848, and his wife d Nov. 1 , 1845, aged 78 yrs. 


324 1 Lemuel b Oct. 16, 1794; m Eunice 
Jewett ; (2) Betsy Buxton. 

325 2 Ebenezer b Mar. 20, 1797; d Nov. 
14, 1810 

326 3 Timothy b Aug. 1, 1799; m Nancy 

117 5 Samuel Eaton, son of (31 5) b at 
Needham, Oct. 20, 1760. He was a soldier 
of the Revolution, having enlisted so yoimg 
that he had to stuff the soles of his boots 
to make himself appear tall enough to pass 
muster. He went with his brothers to Han- 


cock, N. H.; He was a farmer by occupation; 
in Lucv Jewell of Stowe, Mass., July 8, 1799; 
d July 2, 1825. His wife d April 7, 1828. 

Issue : 

327 1 Lucy b 1800; d unm 1825 

328 2 Rebecca b 1802; m Hiram Fairfield 
in 1850 

329 3 John b Sept. 19, 1803 

330 4 Betsey b June 12, 1806; m (2) 
Daniel Fiske, of Dublin, N. H., whose first 
wife, was her cousin Esther Eaton (329 6); 
d Oct. 2, 1881 

126 1 Abner Eaton, son of (37 7) b 1748; 
m ; was one to make a permanent settle- 
ment in Underhill in or about 1786. He 
lived a number of years on the old postroad 
half way between Underhill Flats and Cam- . 
bridgeboro'. Here 5 miles from any neigh- 
bor he built a log house, and conunenced 
clearing up the woods. This was a desirable 
location on account of the beaver meadows 
which lomed some 50 acres on either side of 
a small branch of the Lamoille. Sufficient 
wild grass and hay for the support of a yoke 
of oxen and a cow were readily obtained 
here without waiting the slow destruction 
of the forest. He removed to Underwood .Ver- 
mont, later going to Saratoga County , N. Y. 

Abner Eaton, Private. Capt. Samuel 
Clark's Co. Col. Benjamin Simonds (Berk- 
shire Co) regt, enlisted Aug. 14, 1777; dis- 
charged Aug. 21, 1777; Service 8 days Com- 
pany took part in the battle of Wallumsick 


near Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777, and later 
convoyed provisions to Pittsfield; roll Certi- 
fied at Williamston ; also Capt. Samuel Clark's 
Co. Col. Powel's (Berkshire Co.) regt; enlisted 
July 22, 1779; discharged Aug 26, 1779 
Rev. War Served 1 mon. 12 days, travel included at 
Roik, state j^^^ Haven Conn, roil sworn to at Lanes- 
p 224^ °" borough. Abner Eaton, Private; Capt. 

Abraham Ives, Co. of Militia; Col. Ebenezer 
Allen s Regt. 

Issue : 

331 1 dau m 

332 2 dau m 

N. E. Hist. 129 4 Sylvanus Eaton, son of (39 7) b 1753; 

and Gen. m ; Went to Schoharie, Co. N. Y. 

Register thencc to Cambridge, Vt., and thence to 
xxii. 607 Qerry, Chattauqua, Co. N.Y. He was a 

Minute Man, that responded to the Alarm 

April 19th 1775. 

Issue : 

333 1 George living in Rochester Minn, 
m Abigail Baldwin 

334 2 Farmer in Allegan Co. Mich. 

335 3 Judge of Circuit-Court in Wiscon- 

336 4 Farmer in Vermont 

337 5 SheriflF in Michigan 

135 1 John Eaton, son of (40 8) b m 
Mehitable Richardson. John Eaton was in 

the Revolution and marched through the 
Mohawk Valley and was in variotis engage- 
ments ; after the War he located in the Mohawk 
Valley where he d in 1786 


138 4 Ruf US Eaton, son of (40 8) , b June Hist, of the 
11, 1770; removed from Eaton ville, Herkimer Anginal 
Co., N. Y., to SpringviUe, Erie Co., N. Y., J^^^^ °^ 
in 1810 and built the first Saw Mill in town. n. Y. 
He gave land for educational purposes where 
the Academy now stands and was First Jus- 
tice of the Peace. With his brother Elisha 
Eaton he built in 1824 the Old SpringviUe 
Hotel; He m in 1791 Sally Potter, who d 
Nov. 15, 1843, aged 76. He d Feb. 7, 1845. 

Rufus Eaton, was but a lad of 16 years 
when he emigrated with four brothers from 
North Adams, Mass. and helped found the 
town of Eatonville, Herkimer County, N. 
Y. At the age of 40 with his wife and 8 
children he emigrated to Erie County set- 
tling near Buffalo, but on account of fever 
and ague removed to the high land and 
was among the earliest settlers of Spring- 
viUe, N. Y. There was a bridle path over 
Townsend HiU and the Eatons cut it out 
and made a road for wagons. Rufus Eaton 
donated land for the park, the cemetery, 
etc., academy and the First Presbyterian 
Church. In 1813 he built the first saw 
miU in the Township. About 1818 he built 
the first grist mill. He usually wore a 
"blue suit with forked tail, brass buttons, 
and a broad brimmed white fur hat with white 
band and silver buckle. '* When 65 years of 
age in 1835 he and his wife made the journey 
with horse and carriage from SpringviUe, 
N. Y. to Scituate, Conn, and return, being 
about 7 months. In 1897 Dr. Lemuel Potter 
of Chicago wrote the following tribute to the 


memory of Rufus Eaton. *'I remember when 
quite a boy to have seen Uncle Rufus Eaton. 
He was a Christian gentleman." (Data Mrs. 
Kate Eaton Bradley) 

Sally Potter, wife of Rufus Eaton, was 
6th from Robert Potter, one of the founders 
of Warwick, R. I.; also 6th from Joshua 
Windsor of Providence Plantation; 6th from 
Deacon Simon Stone of Watertown, Mass., 
eth from Elder John Whipple of Ipswich, 
Mass., 5th from Roger Burlingame of Ston- 
ington; 6th from Edward Fisher; 6th from 
Stephen Harding, and 6th from Roger Wil- 
liams through his dau Mercy and Samuel 
Windsor, son of Joshua the first comer of 
Providence Plantation. (Data Mrs. Kate 
Eaton Bradley) 

Issue : 

338 1 Sylvester b 1792; m (1) Lydia Gard- 
ner; (2) Nancy Wilkes; (3) 

339 2 Waitee m Frederick Richmond 

340 3 SaUy m Eddy (1) ; (2) Willard 


341 4 Rufus C. b 1796; m Eliza Butter- 

342 5 Mahala m Otis Butterworth 

343 6 Elisha b 1800; m Betsey Chafee; 
d Feb. 26, 1881, aged 80 

344 7 Harriet m Dr. Carl Emmons 

345 8 William d yoimg; imm. 

150 5 Comfort, son of (42 10) b m 

346 1 Eaton b 


162 2 Rufus, son of (43 11) b m 


347 1 

348 2 

349 3 

Sixth Generation 

169 1 Elizabeth Eaton, dau of (42 2) b 
Jan. 14, 1756; m Nathaniel Whiting, Mar. 28, 
1775. She d in Dedham, Nov. 15, 1841; 
he d Sept. 2, 1821 

Issue : 

360 1 Sarah Whiting b Jan. 23, 1776 

361 2 MoUy b Feb. 19, 1776; d Feb. 27, 

362 3 Nathaniel b 1779 

363 4 Hannah b 1781 

364 5 Eaton b 1782 
366 6 Rebecca b 1784 

366 7 Ira b 1787 

367 8 Luther b 1789 

368 9 Elizabeth b 1793 

369 10 Abigail b 1794 

161 3 Abigail Eaton, dau. of (46 2) b 
Nov. 2, 1761; m April 13, 1786, Daniel Fuller, 
son of Daniel and Elizabeth Fuller of Dedham. 
They settled on a farm in Francestown, 
N. H., where they discovered soapstone in 
great abundance, and made a fortune. She 
died the 17th of September. 1837; he died 
July 21, 1847. 

JsSU.6 '. 

360 1 Luther b 1787; d 1813 

361 2 John Eaton b 1788; d 1811 

362 3 Col. Daniel b 1791: m Peggy Emer- 
son (Col. Daniel Fviller was in the War of 



363 4 Aaron b 1793 

364 5 Nabby b 1795; m Daniel Boardman 
366 6 Desire b 1797; d 

366 7 Elizabeth b 1800; m Timothy K. 

367 8 Desire b 1 802 ; d 1 853 ; m John Loring 

368 9 George 

162 4 John Eaton, son of (46 2) b at 
Dedham, Aug. 11, 1764; m July 17, 1791, 
in Stoughton, Hannah, dau of Captain James 
and Abigail (Puflfer) Edincott. After the 
ceremony, the bride rode to her new home on 
horseback on a pillion behind her husband, 
and they had to ford the Neponset River, 
there being no bridge. The ford was a few 
rods north of the present highway and about 
the place where the Boston and Providence 
Railroad crosses the river. 

Hannah Edincott, wife of John Eaton, 
was bom in Stoughton, in part now Canton, 
Oct. 26, 1761, and died of old age, Jime 
3rd, 1860, being nearly 99 j^ears old. She 
was bright and cheerful and interested in 
all about her to the end of her days. 

John Eaton d March 24th, 1842. 


369 1 John b June 28, 1792: d Sept. 15, 

370 2 John b May 2, 1801 ; d July 7, 1890; 
m (1) Lucy Whetherbee; (2) Harriet Dean 

371 3 Hannah b Oct. 5, 1803; m June 2, 
1830, George Alden of Dedham 

163 5 Captain Luther Eaton, son of (46 2) 
b at Needham, Aug. 27, 1766; m Mar. 6, 


1793, Lucy Ellis (b Nov. 3, 1771), dan of 
John and Sibbel Ellis, of South Dedham. He 
d Nov. 13, 1820; his wife d 15 Deb 1S47 aged 
75 yrs. Luther Eaton inherited a portion 
of the Purgatory farm and added to its area 
by purchases. 

Issue : 

372 1 Lucy b 1796; d Oct 7. 1800, of 

'373 2 John Ellis d Feb. 23, 1798; d Oct. 
28, 1800, of canker 

374 3 Maria b Feb. 14, 1800, d Dec. 20, 

376 4 Col. Luther b July 18. 1802; m Eliza 
Turner; d May 17, 1876; his wife d Sept. 23, 

376 5 John Ellis (2) b April 21. 1804; 
d Oct. 7, 1854 

377 6 Joel b Jan. 21, 1806; m AbigaU 
Walker of Paris, Me. d Nov. 25, 1881; she d 
April 18, 1841 




164 6 Ann (Nancy) dau of (46 2) b April 
25, 1769, m Eliphalet Baker, Jan 16, 1795; 
d Oct. 1841, aged 76; he d Nov. 9. 1841. aged 


378 1 George b 1796 (was a physician at 
Chelsea 1882) 

379 2 Nathaniel b 1799; d 1802 

380 3 Nancy b 1803; m 1830, Rev. John 

381 4 Emily b 1808; m 1831, Gardiner 
Paine of Worcester 


166 7 Rebecca, dau of (46 2) b April 
25, 1772, m John Goulld, son of Aaron and 
Hannah (Coney) Gouild, April 26, 1798; d 
Sept. 7, 1849. He d, in Dedham, Dec. 2, 1847. 

Issttc I 

382 1 Miranda b 1798; d Mar. 20. 1873 

383 2 Rebecca Eaton b 1801; m 1839; 
Rev. Henry Luce, of Westford; 


1 Rebecca 

2 Alfred 

3 Abbey 

4 Miranda 

384 3 John b 1803 

386 4 Nathaniel b 1804; d 1805 

386 2 Alfred b 1807; d at Galveston, 
Texas, Sept. 3, 1883 

166 1 Mary Dexter Eaton, dau of (46 3) 
b May 3, 1775; m Amos Marsh, Jan. 1793. 
They lived in Warwick, where she d March 
25, 1804 


387 1 William b Dec. 7, 1793; went to 
New York 

388 2 Abigail b Dec. 12, 1795; went to 

389 3 Mary Bradford b June 7, 1798 

390 4 Warren Dexter b Sept. 20, 1800; 
d 1801 

172 2 Ira Draper, the second son of Major 
Abijah and Alice (Eaton) Draper (49 6) 
b Dec. 24, 1764; m (1) May 31, 1786; Lydia, 
dau of Lemuel and Rebecca Richards. She 
was b Jan 1768, and d Sept. 18, 1811; he m 


(2) March 9, 1812, Abigail, caUed Nabbie, 
his first wife's sister. She was bom Sept. 
13, 1783, and d 1847. In 1775, during the 
retreat of the British after the battle of Lex- 
ington, and Concord Bridge, he was present 
with his father, who had taken part in the 
fighting. During the early part of the Cen- 
tury, he removed from Dedham to Weston, 
Mass. and later to Sagus. Beginning life 
with a handsome property for the time, 
he expended most of it in the care and educa- 
tion of his sixteen children, and also in the 
development of his mechanical inventions 
which proved to be more profitable to the 
communitv than himself. He is said to have 
invented the first threshing machine of which 
there is any record, but it was never intro- 
duced extensively. He also invented the 
fly shuttle hand loom, which possessed de- 
cided advantages, it was believed, over those 
then in use. He invented the first machine 
for road scraping and machines of this iden- 
tical pattern were in use very recently in 
the vicinity of Boston. His invention which 
came into general use, was the '/revolving 
temple" for keeping cloth extended in weav- 
ing. This was adopted in the large part 
of looms in this country and abroad, and 
formed the basis of a profitable business which 
was carried on by himself, his sons, grand- 
sons, and great-grandsons. Under the ad- 
ministration of John Quincy Adams, he was 
prominent candidate for U. S. Commissioner 
of Patents. He was a man of large natural 
intelligence, mechanical ingenuity, and pro- 


gressive thought. He was one of the early 
Unitarians and d in that faith. (Ancestry 
of Gov. Eben S. Draper; The Massachusetts 
Magazine July 1909) 

The Eaton Family of Dedham 
and Powder House Rock 

By John Eaton Aldbn, of Newton, Mass. 

There are several unsolved questions of 
interest connected with the annals of the 
Eaton family of Dedham, and some light 
may be thrown on them by the following 
extracts from records. Among these ques- 
tions are first, the location of the homestead 
of the early generations; and the second the 
date of the death of John Eaton 2 . . 

This question seems simple, and the an- 
swer not very important, but the other in- 
formation developed as the search of this 
date progressed. 

The fact that one branch of the family 
comes through a series of John Eatons, father 
and son from the emigrant to the present 
day; and also because the old farm on Pur- 
gatory Plain has been in continuous pos- 
session of several generations of these John 
Eaton's, has led to the tradition that this 
farm was occupied by the first John Eaton 
soon after the town was settled, and held by 
him and his descendants of the same name 
ever since. 

A historian of the family, after a visit to 
John EatonJ, wrote; ''He inherited the old 


Eaton home of all his American ancestors." 
The order of succession has been as follows : — 

John Eaton 1 (d Nov. 17, 1658) 

John Eaton 2 (d ) & Alice Eaton 

John Eaton 3 (d Oct. 28, 1684) & Ann 
(Whiting) Eaton 

John Eaton 4 (d Feb. 23, 1770) & Elizabeth 
(Lovering) Eaton 

John Eaton 6 (d May 14, 1777) & Desire 
(Smith) Eaton 

John Eaton 6 (d March 24, 1842) & Harriet 
(Edincott) Eaton 

John Eaton 9 (d July 7, 1890) & Harriet 
(Dean) Eaton 

While the past was dim , and obscure as it 
has been till within a few years, no one had 
thought as to whether the tradition was 
true or not. The fact that John Eaton 7 
recently deceased never saw his own grand- 
father (who had died more than twenty years 
before his birth) may have led to his giving 
little thought to that or previous generations ; 
and his somewhat full notes of births, mar- 
riages, etc., related only to people living in 
his own day. 

But now that the subject is discussed, we 
see that it would have been impracticable 
for John Eaton 1 to live so far from the vil- 
lage. **A law of the colon}'^ compelled the 
first settlers to build their houses near each 
other. The necessity of this law continued 
for more than fifty years. 'The first set- 
tlers agreed that each married man should 
have a lot of twelve acres, part upland and 
part meadow; but that they must necessarily 


be near each other, on the margin of the 
meadows near the modem village. 

*'In 1664, there were 95 small houses near 
where the Coiirt House now stands." 

In those daj^s Indians were in and about 
Wigwam and Purgatory Swamps; in fact 
they did not entirely disappear from the last 
named region for more than one himdred and 
seventy-five years after the town was settled. 

John Eaton 7 has told me that in his youth, 
he was taught to make baskets by an old 
Indian who lived near the "Indian Cornfield" 
on the border of Purgatory Swamp. That 
was about the year 1712. 

On May 11th, 1637, it was voted: 

Whereas ye evil disposition of ye natives 
hath caused vs of late to vnd'goe very much 
watchings and wardings &c whereby much 
expence of municon &c heth ben amongst 
vs to our greate Change and detrimt .... 
euy man hath henceforth shalbe admitted 
vnto us shall p'sently paye .... Ten shillings 
for municon. 

Wild beasts of a dangerous character,wolves 
and wildcats, also roamed through these 
wilds; and as there was an extensive tract 
suitable for their haunts, lying between the 
Canton and Green Lodge roads, so rough that 
it has since remained in its primitive condi- 
tion to the present time, it is evident that the 
way of the village to Purgatory farm was 
bordered by a dangerous region for its whole 
extent. As late as 1862, twenty-four years 
after John Eaton had d, a vote was passed 


*that no one of the inhabitants should move 
to a greater distance than two miles from 
the meeting house without special license/' 
The Purgatory farm is nearly four miles 
distance from the village. 

It is true that early colonists were attracted 
by rich meadow lands bordering rivers, not- 
withstanding the early dangers often exper- 
ienced, as witness the settlements at Deer- 
field and on the Housatonic River; but that 
was at a later time, after the numbers of the 
Colonists had increased. 

When Dedham was settled there was room 
enough for its people on the margin of the 
extensive meadows of the Charles River. 
A reason for locating on such lands was that 
though the country generally was buried in 
forest, the meadows were mostly free from 
trees, giving immediate opportimity for gath- 
ering hay and other crops. And much of 
the Charles River border was drier than it 
has been since dams were built down the 

On account of the excellent grass growing 
on the meadows of the Neponset River the 
first Dedham people took up lots there and 
visited them in haying season. Some items 
in the inventory of the estate of John Eaton 1 
relate to Fowl Meadows as they were then 
and have since been called. 

178 2 Joseph Eaton, son of (60 7) b at 
Dedham, in 1774. He was a house wright 
and settled in Boston, where he m Feb. 8, 
1798, Hannah, dau of Alden and Hannah 


(Tyler) Bass, and great-granddaughter of 
John Bass and Ruth Alden, dau of John and 
Priscilla Alden; he d Feb. 8, 1809; his wife 
d Feb. 17, 1816 
Issue : 

391 1 Eliza b Jan. 9, 1799; d July 29, 
1883; unm 

392 2 Charlotte b Jtine 18, 1800; d infant. 

393 3 Caroline b J tine 18. 1800; d infant 

394 4 Joseph Bass b Jan. 25, 1803; m 
Oct. 19, 1837, Charlotte H. Reed; d in Boston, 
Mass., Nov. 22, 1878 

395 5 Edwin b Oct. 17, 1804; d Mar. 21, 

396 6 George Thomas b Aug. 4, 1807; d 

179 3 Hannah dau of (60 7) b Aug., 1776; 
m James Shores and lived in Boston until 
after the death of her father, when thev re- 
moved to Waterville, Me. 

Issue : 

397 1 Sarah Aria Shores b 1802 

398 2 Thomas James b 1809 

399 3 George Eaton b 1812; lived in 

182 6 Reuben Eaton, son of (50 7) b at 
Dedham, April 25, 1783; was a hatter in 
Boston. About 1812 he removed to Water- 
ville, Maine, where he had a farm. He m 
Jan. 23, 1809, Mary Bridges (Bridge), b May 
1, 1788 and d Mar. 6, 1870. He d Oct. 5. 
1872 at the house of his dau, Mrs, Eames in 
Cambridge. Mass. 

Balch Gen. 


Isstic I 

400 1 Sarah Ann b Dec. 5, 1809; d 1817 

401 2 Mary Bridge b Aug. 30, 1811; m 
Feb. 1, 1833, Peter Smith: issue, 5 children 

402 3 Hannah Shores b Aug. 9, 1813; 
m April 1, 1835, Henry H. Eames (reside at 
Cambridge, Mass. (issue, 11 children) 

403 4 Thomas Nathaniel Bridge b July 
24, 1815; m Mar. 12. 1844, Rebecca F. Wil- 
son and lives at Wilmington, Del. 

404 5 Sarah Ann b May 26, 1817; d 1818 

186 3 Sarah Eaton, dau of (61 8) b May 
19, 1782; m Rev. William Balch of New 
Salem; d Oct. 10, 1850; she d Aug. 31, 1822 

Issue : 

406 1 Benjamin Balch 

406 2 Elizabeth m John Bancroft 

187 4 Luther Eaton, son of (51 8) b in 
Dedham., May 4 1785; settled at Eddington, 
Penobscot Co., Maine, where he m, Aug. 1, 
1816. Lucy Spooner Holland of Petersham, 
Mass., b Sept. 30, 1786; he d at Eddington, 
Feb. 12, 1852; she d at Bangor, April 21, 1863 


406 1 Sarah Carver b June 27, 1817; m 
Dec. 24, 1835, Andrew Thatcher Pahner 

407 1 Calvin b July 25, 1819; d 1820 

408 3 Luther Holland b Oct. 23, 1821; 
m Lydia Lane and lived in Bangor where he 
d Jan. 17, 1878 

409 4 Elizabeth Winslow b July 17, 1824 

410 5 Lucy Ann b July 23, 1827; d at 
Bangor, Feb. 5. 1862 

411 6 Clarissa Dwight b Sept. 24, 1830 


189 2 Joahannah (Joanna) Eaton, dau Boston 
of (52 9) b Mar. 1, 1773; m at Boston, Aug. ^^<^^^^ 
13, 1792, to Richard Colburn ^^^^j 

Issue : Church 

412 1 Warren Colburn b Mar. 1, 1793; Records 
grad. Harvard college a skilled mathematician 

and author of several school books. He d 
in Lowell, Sept. 13, 1844; m Aug. 2, 1828, 
Temperance Cordelia Horton of Boston; issue 

413 2 Roxanna b Dec. 10, 1794; m Elijah 
Thompson of Walpole, July 30, 1813; issue 

414 3 Nancy b Dec. 22, 1796; m Oliver 
Clapp of Walpole; issue 

416 4 Mary b May 19, 1799; m 1817, 
David Cook of Newport, R. I. ; issue 

416 5 Leonard b Dec. 31, 1801; d unm 

417 6 Joanna b June 21, 1804; m Lyman 
Pratt of Charlton, Mass.; issue 

418 7 Elizabeth Phillips b Feb. 25, 1808; 
m Ezra Keyes and lived in Norwood; issue 

419 8 Joseph b Mar. 29, 1812; m Ann 
Kimball; d Mar. 4, 1841; issue 

420 9 Samuel Richard b Nov. 3, 1815; m 
Caroline Burt of Tewksbury; issue 

193 4 James Eaton, son of (66 3) b Aug. Burhans 
3, 1780; m (1) 1803, Abigail Rice who d 1803; ^" 
m (2) Fanny Richards, May 15, 1805. 

Issue : See supplement for other children 

421 1 Asa b Mar. 6, 1811; m (1) Perline 
Schultz; m (2) Miranne Dean 

422 2 Calvin b Dec. 21, 1808; m Caroline 

423 3 Abel b July 18, 1825; mKatherine 



p 50 

Prof. Daniel 194 5 Elcazcf Eaton, son of (56 3) b ; 
Eaton's Mss. ^ j^jg cousin, Beulah Eaton (67 5) dau of 

Joseph and Elizabeth Eaton ; she d about 1 794 
Issue : 

423 1 Asenath b 

424 2 Samuel m Rememberance Poster 

197 2 Isaac Robinson Waton, son of (66 4) 

b Aug. 4, 1781; m Elizabeth Sprung Aug. 14, 
1810. About this time disagreements arising 
between this country and Great Britain, 
he and his wife in company with his brother 
James Eaton and his family, removed to 

426 1 

426 2 

427 3 

428 4 

429 5 

430 6 

431 7 

432 8 

433 9 

434 10 
436 11 

436 12 

437 13 

Gabriel b July 28, 1811; d 

ane b Nov. 15, 1812 

acob b June 12, 1817 

bhn b Mar. 20, 1819 
Mary Ann b Mar. 23, 1821 
Jane b Oct. 15, 1822 
Catherine b Sept. 9, 1824 
Nancy b Sept. 9, 1826 
William b Aug. 4, 1828 

Elizabeth b Nov. 2, 1820 

Isaac b July 5, 1832; d infant 

Ahnira b April 25, 1834 

Isaac Robinson b Jan. 30, 1837; 

m Abigail May 

198 3 James Eaton, son of (66 4) b 1783; 
m ; removed to Canada 

Issue : 

438 1 Isaac 

439 2 


216 8 Aaron Eaton, son of (57 5) b Jtme 
, 1763; m Euphonia (or Tryphosa) — 

(bjApr. 2, 1774); d June 27, 1816, aged 53; 

his wife d Mar. 3, 1829. 


440 1 Hezeklah b 1789; d Jan. 28, 1873; 
Buried at Brewerton, N, Y. 

441 2 John b 

442 3 Daniel b July 2nd, 1794; m Cather- 
ine Reals 

443 4 Reuben b ; m 

d^at the home of his niece, Feb. 22, 1878, at 
Brewerton, N. Y. 

444 5 Joseph b 

445 6 Burr b 

446 7 Tryphosa m George Strange 

212 5 Stephen Eaton, son of (67 5) b 
Jan. 23, 1756; m 


447 1 Lewis b 1789; supervisor in 1819 
Congressman and Representative from New 
York, 1823-25. 

448 2 James 

449 3 

460 4 

461 5 

462 6 Eli, private, war of 1812 

463 7 Thomas, private, war of 1812 
454 8 Sarah 

219 12 Lemuel Eaton, son of (57 5), b n- e Hist. 
Dec. 15, 1770; m Feb. 16, 1792, Sarah Ware; SeisS'ivi 
d in 1837 49 



455 1 George b 1818; m Sarah and 

lived in Buffalo, N. Y. (Issue) 

456 2 Thomas 

220 13 Ashel Eaton, son of (57 6), b 1771 ; 

m Abigail ; m (2) Mary , b 1802, 

who d Oct. 21, 1860, aged 48. Ashel Eaton 
d Aug. 21 1840. 

Issue : ' 

457 1 RosweU b 1796; d Aug. 11, 1863; 

m Margaret ; buried at Salina, N. Y., 

old First Ward cemetery 

468 2 Ward 

459 3 Frederick 

460 4 Betsy 

461 5 Ashael jr. b 1800. 

462 6 Rozy 

463 7 Beulah 

Ashael Eaton was a musician in the war of 
1812 ; Co. commanded by Ezekiel Andrews. 

221 14 Thomas Eaton, son of (57 5) b at 

Records of Kent, Cohn. in 1733, was of Newfane, Vt. 

Hon. Hiram jj^ ^ ^^^ Dimimenston, Vt., Sept. 27, 1798, 
Amy, dau of Daniel and Ann (Ripley) Hib- 
bard. They removed to New York State 
and settled at North Manlius then called 
Matthews Mills, where he became a farmer; 
Mrs. Eaton was a remarkable woman, com- 
bining gentleness with great force and de- 
cision of character. "Her heart was like a 
staff, that one could lean and rest upon; 
the strongest on the longest day,'* She was 
of the Baptist faith and a faithful member 
of that church which from data gathered from 



the history of the county (Onondaga) was 
the first with possibly one exception of any 
denomination to organize in Onondaoun-ga c 
ty, the first meeting being held May 10, 1798; 
Mrs. Amy (Hibbard) Eaton was a descendant 
of Gov. William Bradford, who came in the 
Mayflower as also a descendant of Robert 
Hibbard bom in Salisbury, England, who 
came with Gov. Winthrope. The name Hib- 
bard like that of Eaton is of Welsh origin, 
Hibbard meaning "The Bard*' or poet or 
singer. Her father, Daniel Hibbard, was in 
the Lexington Alarm and marched from 
Woodstock, Conn., imder Lieut. Mark Elwell, 
serving 7 days. 

Thomas Eaton d May 18, 1819, aged 45 
years; his wife Amy d May 14, 1834, aged 
55 years; both are buried at Fayette ville,N.Y. 

Issue I 

464 1 George b 1801; d 1866 

465 2 Rachel b 1803; d 1855; m Thomas 

466 3 Harry b 1805; d 1848; m Emily 
Edwards; she m (2) Gocxirich 

467 4 Hon. Hiram b June 20, 1808; d 1882; 
m Zada Avery 

468 5 Daniel Hibbard b 1812; d 1868; 
m Fedelia Palmer 

469 6 Lewis b 1813; d 1877; m Sarah Wilson 

223 2 Chloe Eaton, dau of (68 6) m Nov. Gen. Biog. 
27, 1783, Nathaniel Chubbuck windsT* 

Issue: P ^^^ 

478 1 0. J. Chubbuck, b ; resides in To- 
wanda, Pa. 


230 9 Joshua Eaton, son of (68 6) b ; m 

Gould; lived and d near Rochester; 

run an ashery and made potash; d in 1866-7. 

Issue ! 

471 1 Dr. Wlllard b Sept. 19, 1794; d 
1862; m (1) Jane Bird; (2) Jane Bailey; 
(3) Louise Billings; (4) Martha Hewett 

472 2 George b ; m Elizabeth Hop- 

232 11 Benjamin Eaton, jr. son of (68 6) b 

b ; ni ; was a tanner and shoemaker, com- 
mencing business in 1 774. He was one of a Com- 
mittee of Correspondence elected in 1776. 
Muster Roll Benjamin Eaton was a private in the Revol- 
of Minute utionary War. In 1790 he bought a tan 
Men, 1775 y^^j.^ ^^^.j^ water wheel for grinding of bark 

from Thomas and Ezekiel Williams, of Rox- 
bury, and continued this business until his 

Issue ; 

473 1 

474 2 

236 2 Samuel Eaton, son of (69 7) b in 

Ashford, Conn., 1762; was collector for the 
town of Ashford ; in company with his brother 
Ebenezer Eaton, jr., he came to Rome, N. Y., 
but soon after removed to Bradford, Pa. He 
m and had issue; but nothing more is 

, ^, known of him. 

Lamb s 

Biog. Diet. 241 1 General WiUiam, son of (63 1) b 
? ^593 1760 at Woodstock . Conn ; m Elizabeth Sykes 
Appieton's William Eaton, of Woodstock, at sixteen 
Ency. p 887 ran away from home to join the Army and 



prevailed upon Captain Dana to receive him 
as his servant (1776). 

In 1774, removed to Marsfield, Mass., 
enlisted in the American Army in 1780, 
was promoted Sergeant and was mustered 
out in 1783. He graduated from Dartmouth 
College in 1790; served as Clerk of the Mass. 
House of Delegates in 1796-7. U. S. Consul 
to Tunis bv President Adams in 1797, Gen- 
eral William Eaton upheld the United States 
in the matters of tribute money and securing 
immunity from the piratical Tunesans. On 
return to the United States was appointed 
U. S. naval agent to Barbary States by 
Presd Jefferson and accompained the naval 
fleet to the Mediterranean 1804 Arriving at 
Tripoli he foimd that the pasha Hamlet had 
been deposed by his brother, and first obtain 
ing sanction of the United States Govern- 
ment & Co. operation of the U. S. navy, 
he undertook to reinstate him by first bring- 
ing him from Egypt where he had fled. He 
headed 500 men mostly Arabs and marched 
600 Miles across the Lybrian desert to Dome 
and thence to Bomba. where the Argus 
and Hornet under Hull were in waiting. On 
April 27, 1805 they opened fire on the forti- 
fications of the town, drove the Tripolitans 
from their guns and the land force under 
Eaton carried the works by storm. In the 
assult Eaton was severely woimded. He 
then prepared to fall upon Tripoli, when 
treaty between the two nations were signed, 
1808; He d in 1811 



Dau. Amer. 
Rev. Lin. 
Vol.23, p 

Gen. Biog. 
of Anc. Win 
Gen. Biog. 
of Anc. 
Windsor p 

N. E. Hist, 
and Gen. 
xiii. 182 

Issue : 

475 1 Daniel C. b ; d ; m Elizabeth Cady 

476 2 Almira m David Hayden 
Issue : 

Charlotte Hayden iii Linbarger 

242 2 Ebenezer Eaton, son of (63 1) b at 

field, Conn. 1776-7; d at Danville Vt. Jan, 
31, 1859; m 

Ebenezer Eaton came to Dansville with 
his family in the autumn of 1806, then 30 
yrs. of age. For more than 30 yrs. Mr. 
Eaton was the principal editor of the North 
Star, & during that period, his writings & 
selections for his ^aper had a very large 
circulation probably larger than any other 
political Journal in the State. As a political 
writer Mr. Eaton was frank, fearless and 
honest in expression of his opinions and con- 
tinued actively in that capacity imtil 1841, 
when his son N. H. Eaton became principal 
proprietor of the Star, which is still published 
at Danville. 

In 1818 Mr. Ebenezer Eaton became a 
member of the Congregational church . Every 
one loved and honored ** Father Eaton". 
He died calm and happy in his home in 
Danville Dec. 31, 1859 aged 82 yrs. 

Issue I 

477 1 N. H. Eaton b 

478 2 

479 3 

246 I Amos Eaton, botanist, son of (67 5) 
b at Chatham, N. Y. May 17, 1776; the fact 
that his cousin William, was a College grad- 


uate induced his parents to give him equal Lamb's 
start in life. He delivered a Fourth of July ^j^- P^^- 

•i.» .• j_ "L 1 A of the U. S. 

oration in his native town when 14 years ^ ^g 
old, and he was a skillful land surveyor and 
advanced in natural philosophy. Graduated 
at Williams College in 1799 and established 
himself as a lawyer in Catskill, N. Y., in 1802; 
He was a popular lecturer.. He married 
thrice: First in 1803, Sally, dau of Eleazur 
and Tryphene (Beebe) Cadv, and sister of 
Judge Daniel Cady; m (2) Oct. 20, 1816-7, 
Anne, dau of Lewis and Lydia (Woodin) 
Bradley; m (3) Aug. 5, 1827, Alice, dau of 
Benjamin and Alice (Smith) Johnson 

Issue by 1st wife: 

480 1 Amos Beebe (Genl) b May 12, 1806, 
in Catskill, N. Y. ; m Elizabeth Selden and d 
in 1877 

481 2 

246 2 Daniel son of (67 5) b ; m Harriet 
Cady; was a merchant in New York. 


482 1 Daniel Cady Eaton b at Johnston, 

N. Y., June 16, 1837 grad. at Yale 1860 and iamb's 
on special examination before the Supreme ^i^^^ u"s 
Court at Alhaxiy, N. Y., was admitted to the ^i 590 
bar in 1881 ; Studied at Gottengen gynnasiu, 
1854 at the University of Berlin in 1867-68; 
and admitted to the Ecole beaux arts Paris 
and to the Atelier of Grerome 1860. He was 
Prof, of History^ and Criticism of Art in Yale 
Coll. 1869-71 (names of his published works 
found on page 590, Lambs Biograph'cal 
Dictionary of the V. S. Vol. 11) 



Record of 
Eaton of 

250 2 Levi Eaton, son of (78 1) b ; rn 
Issue : 

483 1 Levi jr. b 

484 2 Benjamin 

251 3 Ira Eaton, son of (78 1) b at Ash- 
ford. Conn, m ; and removed to Manlius, 
N. Y. for a time but returned to Connecticut 
where he died: Ira Eaton was a tailor by 
trade. His dcwscendants are said to live in 
Onondaga Coimty, N. Y. 

Issue : 

485 1 William b 1800; m Mar^arte 

486 2 Ira 

487 3 

488 4 

252 4 Stephen Eaton,* son of (78 1) b 

in Ashford, Conn. May 4, 1761; m No\. 12, 
1781, (1) Phemelia Knowlton, of the same 
town where he continued to live until after 
the birth of his children. When his son 
Cardinal Eaton was six months old, he re- 
moved to Ransom ville, state of New York, 
Albany Coflhty. His farm being on what 
was called the Helibori a high land or ridge 
in Guilderland. In connection with his farm, 
Stephen Eaton, kept a small tavern. After 
four years he became tired of the place the 
land being sandy and poor, he removed to 
Onondaga County, which was then a part 
of Tryon County (our county not being set 
off). He settled in Manlius in 1790, and 

♦Stephen Eaton, of Ashford, was with 
Capt. Shumway 



lived in the rude poor style of our forefathers ; 
The land was a forest, no white man being 
nearer than Oswego or Mohawk valley. 

After he and his brother Origen, and his 
brother-in-law, Joshua Knowlton had worn 
out their shoes they went barefoot, as they 
cleaned up the land being glad to be able 
to make a bare living. Stephen Eaton m 
(2) Harmony Knowlton; He served some 
vears in the Revolution; He d at Bueville, 
N. Y., Oct. 28, 1838, and is buried at Oran, 
N. Y. 


489 1 Catherine b April 12, 1782; m Ashel 

490 2 Zoa b June 20, 1784; m John Dela- 

491 3 Cardinal b Jan. 20, 1786; m Mary 
Van Patten; He served in the War of 1812 
and d Mar. 4, 1877 aged 91 yrs.) 

r 253 5 Origen Eaton, son of (78 1) b Family 
at Ashford, Conn., May 8, 1765; m Sophia ^^^J^""^ 
Reed, and settled permanently ' in Manlius, Ea^onof 
in 1801. Origen Eaton, first came, to Onon- Liverpool, 
daga County with his brother-in-law Joshua n y. 
ICnowlton and his brother Stephen Eaton,. 
and it was Origen Eaton and Joshua Knowl- 
ton who made the first clearing at what is 
now Fayette ville, N. Y. The Indians at 
this time were dangerous and troublesome. 
At one time Origen Eaton came near being 
shot by one. The Indian raised his gun to 
shoot when he discovered that Origen was 
not the' man he first took him to be, so did 


not fire. Origen Eaton was a soldier in the 
War of 1812; His wife Sophia b 1771, d Aug. 
10, 1834, age 63. Six weeks after her death 
he m (2), the widow of Mr. Ellsworth, mother- 
in-law to his dau Sophia; Both himself 
and wives are buried at Fayette ville, N. Y., 
where their tombstones may be seen (1911). 
Origen Eaton d Sept 22, 1839, age 74 

492 1 Origen b 1806; m his cousin Phe- 
melia Knowlton 

493 2 Calvin b 

494 3 Harvey b 1801; d May 26, 1837; 
bur. at Fayette ville, N. Y. 

495 4 

Stephen b 

496 5 

Lorenzo b 

497 6 

Levi b 

498 7 

Ira b 

; m Almira Hall 

499 8 

Rowena b 

; m Washington 


600 9 

Rozy b 

; m Orris (Oris) Fay 

601 10 

Sophia b 

: m Mr. Ellsworth* 

502 11 Ambros Caldwell b 1807; m ; 

d 1834. 

Conn. Hist. ^^^ Origen Eaton at the age of 16 was 
Soc. Coll. in the Revolution (1781-1783) from the 
Rev. List town of Ashford, Conn., 8 Co, Capt. Rodgers. 
and Re- Commanded by Col. Samnel Webb 
turns n. 297 p^^^ ^j^^ ^^^^ ^f Ashford, Mass., Phile- 

man Eatton 1781-1783 Or ige n Eaton. _ 

^Note Ellsworth, who m Sophia Eat- 
on, dau of Origen Eaton and Sophia Reed, was 
a descendant of Oliver Ellsworth, a leader 
in the Federal Convention of 1787 which 
framed the Constitution of the United States. 


Origen Eaton, receipt dated, Bellingham, 
April 24. 1781, for bounty paid said Eaton by 
Stephen Metcalf and Amos Ellis in behalf of 
Class No. 2 of the town of Bellingham to serve 
in the Continental army during the war; also 
return of men raised agreeable to resolve of 
December 2, 1780; engaged April 26, 1781, 
engaged for the town of Bellingham; term 
during the war. 

The lot on which the First Methodist Epis- 
copal church of Manlius was first built was 
deeded to Daniel P. Williams. Luther Buell, 
Samuel Brown, Origen Eaton and others. 
This edifice was erected in 1822, but was re- 
moved to its present location in June, 1844. 

254 6 Josiah Eaton, son of (78 1) b ; 

m Ann Knowlton. He removed from Ash- 
ford, Conn., to Union in 1793 and bought land 
of James Thompson, also land south of Stic- 
ney Hill. His wife, Ann Knowlton, was a 
descendant of Robert Knowlton, one of the 
first settlers of Ashford. Conn., and a manu- 
facturer of salt. 


503 1 Timothy b 1785; m Elizabeth Stiles, 
dau Isaac and Mabell (Clark) Stiles. 

504 2 Joshua b at Ashford, Conn., May 23, 
1787; m Jane, dau Ashael and Tryphena 
(Chapin) Stiles and removed to Stockbridge, 
N. Y. 

505 3 Josiah, jr. b Aug. 16, 1788; m Lvdia 
Webber, Sept. 11, 1806. 



Elizabeth b 1807. 

Catherine b 1811. 

Sablna b 1813. 

William b 1816. 
506 4 PoUy 
607 5 Ethlarinda b 1785. 

508 6 Anna m James Olney. 

509 7 Lovisa m Asa Snell in 1821. 

610 8 Lydia m Saunders Ferry of Union, 
N. Y. 

► 511 9 William m Fanny Sessions, dau of 
Nathaniel Sessions, Nov. 28, 1822. 

Issue : 

1 Dianna Perrln b Dec. 21, 1824. 

2 Fedelia b April,1827. 

3 Edwin Ruthven b Dec. 1, 1828. 

4 Urilla b Oct. 20, 1831. 

5 Mary 

Batons of 257 1 Jacob Eaton, son of (80 3) b 1770. 
Calais by m ; and Settled in Calais, on Kingsbury 

Caleb Eaton Branch in 1816 with his four children. He died 
in 1 843. (Jacob Eaton came from Hartwick) . 
Issue : 

512 1 Isaac b ; killed by a horse. 

513 2 Jacob, jr. d 1843, age 77. 

514 3 Mary Ann 

515 4 Ann 

516 5 Sylvester C. 

517 6 Nathaniel b 1791; m Ruth Bridg- 
man; m (2) Mrs. Ruth (Curtis), widow Dr. 
John Oilman. 

261 1 David Eaton, son of (81 4) was of 

Westminister; b 1775; m Feb. 18, 1800 Ama 


(Amy) Clark, dau of Timothy and Amy 
Woodworth Clark and removed to Rochester, 
Vt., later to Hancock, still later to Granville, 
where he d Feb. 16, 1887 aged 59; David 
Eaton, according to the inscription on the 
Eaton monument in Rochester North Hollow 
"was a believer in the final holiness of all men." 
He was a blacksmith by trade. He is de- 
scribed as a small man with keen black 
eyes and rather dark complexion, very ambi- 
tious and energetic in his trade and a careful 
penman. Mrs. Eaton was a patient invalid 
for many years ; both Mr. and Mrs Eaton were 
Universalists in their religious faith. 


518 1 Betsey b 1801; m Harvey Shlpman 

619 2 Harriet b 1802; m Thomas B. Martin 

520 3 Ovid b 1804; d infant 

521 4 David b Sept. 29, 1805; m vSarah 
E. Perrv 

522 5' Achsha b Jan. 6, 1807; m Bell Perry 

523 6 Rev. Timothy Clark b April 9, 1809; 
d June 28, 1883; m Sarah DeEtte Nelson 

524 7 AbigaU b 1811; m Marshal Martin 

^ 525 8 Lucius b Aug. 7, 1814; m Lucy 
Cleveland (1); m (2) Catherine Plympton 
526 9 Freedom b Jan. 10, 1817; d June 
43, 1848 

268 3 Amherst Eaton, son of (92 3) b 
April 10, 1763; m ; and went to Boston, 
where he kept the famous "Concert Hall 
Coffe House" on the comer of C^jurt and Han- 
over Streets. 




cences of 

Issue : 

527 1 Amherst jr., b Oct. 21, 1786; went 

628 2 b Mar. 1, 1789; lived in 


529 3 Nathaniel b 1781; m Mary Duncan 

530 4 Russell b ; m Mary Ann Perkins 

269 4 Alphesus Eaton, son of (91 2) b 
Oct. 10, 1764; was a shoemaker by trade; 
m ; was constable 1796-96. 

Issue : 

531 1 Alphesus jr"*" b 

532 2 Capt. Thomas b ; m 

270 5 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (92 3) b 
1 763 ; m Mary Duncan ; He was a hotel-keep- 

Issue : 

533 1 Frederick 

534 2 Frances 

535 3 Charles 

536 4 James b 1817 

537 5 Nathaniel jr 

Issue : 
3 daus 


m Foxcroft 

271 6 WlUiam Eaton, son of (91 2), b 

Sept. 10, 1766; m ; and resided in the 

ancient mansion house, comer Main and 

Note Alphesus Eaton's Bond dated, Feb. 
15, 1792 for 36-10-0: William Eaton and 
Samuel Flagg, Sureities; interest paid 

^Alphesus Eaton. Private Capt. Samuel 
Clarks Co. 


George streets (occupied by his dau in 1871), y 

which was previous to and during the Revo- 
lution owned and occupied by that distin- 
guished advocate of liberty Nathan Baldwin, 
Register of Deeds and Town Clerk from 1775 
to his death in 1784. 


538 1 Hon William Eaton jr. b ; m Mary 
WillianLs; was a distinguished lawyer 

280 7 Ralph Eaton, son of (91 2) b ; Records of 

m Mary and settled near Lockport, the Church 

N. Y./ where he had a plaster mill. ^ Vemon. 

Issue : ^^^^* 

639 1 Cclah (Scloh) b n. e. Hist. 

640 2 Gilbert b and Gen. 

641 3 David Tryon bapt. Feb. 29, 1819 Register 

642 4 Zerad bapt. Sept. 14, 1823 ^^- 212 

643 5 Clary King bapt. July 15, 1821 

644 5 Claressa bapt. April 5, 1822; in 

286 3 Hon. William Eaton, son of (96 1), 
b Oct. 1765; m Anna Gates; m (2) Hannah 
Chadwick. William Eaton settled in Rome, 
N. Y., and died at Oneida, N. Y.; in 1859. 


646 1 William, jr. b 1800; m Margaret 
(William Eaton d 1869). His wife Margaret, 
b 1819, d in 1888. Both are buried at Man- 
lius, N. Y. 

288 6 Jesse Eaton, son of (96 1) b Aug. 
23, 1774; m Sarah Bamour, Jan. 16, 1799, 
and died in Cuba, Allegheny Co., N. Y. 

Issue : 

646 1 Hon. Augustus T. b ; m 


647 2 

648 3 

291 1 Ebenezer Eaton, jr. son of (100 5) 
b.Nov. 21, 1774; m Lydia Chamberlain; 
m (2) Eunice Ramsdell; 

Issue : 

649 1 Benjamin b 

660 2 Ebenezer b 

661 3 David b 

662 4 

663 5 

664 6 

292 2 Jonas Eaton, son of (100 5) b Oct. 
3, 1776, and m Sally Powers; d Aug. 4. 1813; 

666 1 

666 2 

667 3 

668 4 

669 5 

294 4 Humphrey Eaton, son of (100 5) 

b Nov. 24, 1782; d Aug. 13, 1849; m Judith 
SuUey, of Seabrook, March 29, 1789; had 

296 6 George Eaton, son of (100 5) b Feb. 
19,' 1788; m Asphia Smith and removed to 
St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 


660 1 George b 1825; m Elizabeth Hop- 

299 2 Josiah Eaton, son of (101 6) b 

Jan. 13, 1787; m Mary Reed, dau of Jonas 


Reed, and removed to Ashbumham about Hist, of 

1816. Ashbum- 

Thiree of their children were bom in Gard- *" 
iner and seven in Ashbumham. 

Joslah Eaton d Dec. 7, 1862; His wife d 

Issue I 

561 1 Merrick b Sept. 30, 1811; m Eliz- 
abeth Gates (1) ; m (2) June 14, 1860, Rebecca 

662 2 Mary Ann b Dec. 14, 1812; [m Sam- 
uel Kelton ' -l> 

563 3 Joslah b May 5 1S14; m Abbie 
Wheeler * 

664 4 Hon. Hosea b Mar. 10. 1820; m 
Marv Wheeler 

665 5 Danforth Leander b July 4. 1822; 
ni Mary Helen Look ; (2) Octavia Richards 

566 6 Otis W. b May 29, 1823; m Harriet 

567 7 George b Mav 16, 1826; d by acci- 
dent May 30, 1859 

568 8 Lucy E. b Sept. 23, 1827; d May 
22, 1859 

669 9 Nancy W. b June 20, 1833; m Orson 
W. Look 

570 10 Charles C. b April 25, 1835; m 
Elizabeth Hosley and lived at Saratoga, N. Y. 

313 4 William Eaton, son of (105 10) b 

at Needham, July 24, 1793, and resided there. 
He was a house builder and frequently an 
officer of the town and church being Com- 
mittee of the First Parish 1831, 34, 36, 37, 
41. and 42; also Selectman in 1839. He was 


tall and strong in person, and was esteemed 
for his liberality, common sense, and faith- 
fulness to every duty and trust. He m 
Jime 17^ 1819, Sally (Sarah), dau of Abiathar 
and Meribah (Fuller) Johnson. He d 21st 
of Dec. 1876, aged 83 years. She d Nov. 
4, 1856 (children b in Needham) 

Dedham's Historical Register Vol. Ill 
p 125 says: 

"Sabbath day May 29, 1836. This day 
the first religious Society in Needham, held 
their meeting for the first time in the Brick 
School House, it having been finished only 
the day before by William Eaton. 

Issue ' 

571 1 George b Dec. 2, 1819 

572 2 Emily b Oct. 4, 1821; m May 1, 
1845 George H. Gay 

573 3 Ai:ustu8 b Feb. 16, 1823; m Caroline 
who d in 1854, aged 27 yrs. 

574 4 Charles b July 9, 1824; d Dec. 26, 

575 5 Ellen Elizabeth b Mar. 5, 1826; 
m April 20, 1854, John F. Mayo 

576 6 Mary Jane b Aug. 12, 1828 

577 7. Adeline Maria b Oct. 15, 1830; 
m May' 26, 1864, John M. Harris 

578 8 Everett Johnson b Dec. 28, 1837; 
d June 8, 1896 

579 9 Charles William b May 23, 1833 

315 6 Capt. Josiah Eaton, son of (105 10) b 

at Needham, Feb. 21, 1807. He lived there 
until 1863, when he removed to Roxbury. 
m Dec. 1, 1830-1, Mary Horton, of Canton. 


(b Jan. 16. 1807: d Mav 18, 1867); d AprU 
1, 1889. 


680 1 Caroline b Mav 7, 1832; m July 
29, 1876, William F. Bell,' of Roxbury 

581 3 Josiah b Oct. 28, 1839 

Josiah Eaton, was bapt. Mar. 8, 1807 at n. e. Hist, 
the 1st Church of Needham: and Gen. 


324 1 Lemuel Eaton, son of (116 4) b Oct. ivii. 379 
16, 1794; m June 2, 1831, Eunice, dau Isaac 
and Mary (Chandler) Jewett. of Nelson, N.H. 
He d Dec. 17, 1869. 

Issue : 

582 1 Hon. Orland b. at Hancock, N. H., 
Jtily 11, 1836; m Nov. 21, 1861, Ahnedia Bar- 
ker; was Selectman, Member of Legislature, 
deacon of Congregational church. 

338 1 Sylvester Eaton, son of (138 4) b 
in Little Falls, N. Y., June 17, 1792; m Lydia 
Gardner (1); m (2) Nancy Wilkes. 

Issue bv 1st wife: 

583 1 Peregrine b ; m (1) Alice Tailor; 
(2) Phoebe Starkweather 

684 2 Judson Galusha, b Aug. 1823; m 
Sarah E. Bennett 
686 3 Mary L. 

If^^ ^Z ?"*^ .t'^^'- . ^ Hist, of the 

686 4 Watee (Waitee) b original 

687 5 Luclnda Town of 

688 6 Rosalie m Mr. Prime, of Osage, Iowa Conco.d, 


341 4 Rufus C. Eaton, son of (138^4) 
b 1796; d Aug. 15, 1876; m Eliza Butterworth 
(d 1880 aged 81 yrs.) 


Issue : 

689 1 Henry b in Springville in 1844; 
m Hattie T. Mason Mar. 1, 1882 

Note Rufus Eaton and his brother Elisha 
(335 6) built the Springville Hotel in 1824; 
The Eaton Mill was built in 1813. 

343 6 Elisha Eaton, son of (138 4) b June 
29, 1800; m in 1826, Betsey Chafee; Elisah 
Eaton had musical ability and played the 
bagpipe, the flute and at the age of 13 played 
the fife in a company of Militia which went 
to Buffalo in the War of 1812. As a young 
man he went 9 miles each week to attend 
singing school; he sang in the Baptist Church 
Choir for 40 years. He had considerable 
talent in the art of drawing. In figure he 
was tall and straight. Religion was his 
stronghold, yet he was never intolerant. 
He was gifted in prayer. Nothing was ever 
allowed to interfere with family worship. 
His son Frederick once observed, **I believe 
that if there had been an earthquake, and 
the next farm torn asunder our family wor- 
ship consisting of Chapter, hynm and prayer 
would have been completed before we took 
up any new business.'' He moved his 
house to the back part of the lot, giving the 
front part for the site of the Baptist Church. 
His wife desiring to bring up their three sons 
far from the temptations of town life, they 
removed to a farm several miles out of Spring- 
ville. The family line of Betsey Chafee 
Eaton reads 3rd from Stephen Chafee of Re- 
hoboth, Mass; 7th from John Miles of Con- 


cord, Mass., 1635; 6th from John Prescott of 
Watertown and Lancaster, Mass. (1640); 
7th from the Rev. Joseph Estebrook, Concord, 
Mass., 1660; 8th from Capt. Hugh Mason, 
Waterton, 1634; 8th from John Hoar, law- 
yer. Concord, Mass., Scituate, Mass., 1643, 
Concord 1660; also from early settlers, Hos- 
mer, Wood, Billings, Bannister, Harrington 
and Bemis ; The children of Elisha Eaton and 
Betsey Chafee were: 

690 1 Luzern b Oct. 16, 1827; d 1906; 
m Sophia Newton 

691 2 Elon Galusha b April 6, 1830; m 
Almira Britton 

592 3 Frederick Richmond b July 24, 1833; 
m Florence R. lockwood 

Seventh Generation 

370 2 John Eaton, son of (162 4) b May 

2, 1801; d July 7, 1890; was b in Dedham; 
m (1) May 31, 1826 Lucy, dau of Benjamin 
Whetherbee, of Dedham. She d May 13, 
1837, when he m (2) Dec. 21, 1834, Harriet 
Dean, dau of John and Betsev Dean, (b Oct. 
16, 1813, d May 1892) 

John Eaton, inherited the Purgatory farm, 
which had been the home of his father, grand- 
father and great-grandfather, and he always 
thought that the three earlier generations 
also lived there. But this must have been 
a mistaken tradition. 

Issue by 1st wife; 

693 1 Lucy b Mar 20, 1827; m Dec. 5, 
1849; William Crane, of Canton, and removed 
to Candia, N. H. (Mr. Crane, was a civil en- 
gineer, and assisted Major Whistler of Balti- 
more in building the Railroad from St. Pet- 
ersburg to Moscow in Russia. He d Dec. 15, 
1893; (issue) 

594 2 Harriet A. b Nov. 7, 1835; m Dec. 
29, 1859, John E. Weatherbee. He d Mar. 
20, 1884; she d Jan. 17, 1895 (issue) 

596 3 John b Mar 27, 1839; m Feb 26, 
1872, Helen M. Tucker 

696 4 Emma Jane b April 21, 1841; m 
June 25, 1884, Harrison E. Chadwick and 
rem. to Bradford, Mass. 



597 5 Matilda b Aug. 19, 1845) 

598 6 Marietta (twin) 

699 7 Charlotte E. b Aug. 5, 1852; m Sept. 
1880 Frank R. Bird of Canton, d Feb. 6, 1898 

371 3 Hannah Eaton^ dau of (162 4) b 
Oct. 5, 1803; m June 2, 1830, George Alden 
of Dedham. His parents were Amasa and 
Martha (Davenport) Alden, of Dedham ; (Mar- 
tha was bapt. "Patty" and Patty is the name 
on her monument in the Dedham Cemetery) 
(See: — ^Alden Family) George Alden, was 
a grocer; he was also Crier of the Court and 
Deputy Sheriff of Norfolk Co., for many years. 
He was a ready and easy public speaker at 
town, church and school district meetings. 
He d at Dedham Aug. 25, 1862. She d Mar. 
6, 1878 aged 74 yrs. 

Issue : 

600 1 JohnEaton b June 3, 1835; m Eleanor 

C- Trott , j,^,^ 

601 2 George Edward b April 3, 1833; Reconis 
m Oct. 14, 1858, Elizabeth Ann, dau Joseph i635, i845 
and Eleanor (Clapp) Trott, of Lowell 

602 3 Martha Eaton Alden, dau Hannah 
Eaton and George Alden; m Horace Browne, 
of Charlestown, Jan. 23, 1853. She d Feb. 
24, 1876, aged 44 yrs. He d Nov. 12, 1889 

Issue: . 

603 1 Elizabeth Lelghton Browne bjan. 
7, 1854; m 1879, Nov. 13, Weston F. Hut- 


Femald Hutchins b Feb. 28, 1881 


604 2 Alice Browne b Nov. 12. 1855; m 
Jan. 26, 1899. Edward Brown Hunt 

605 3 Helen Alden Browne b Oct. 11. 

606 4 Emily Bramhall Browne b Oct. 
14, 1860 

376 4 Col. Luther Eaton, son of (163 5) 
b in Dedham July 18, 1802; m June 2nd. 
1830 Eliza, dau of James and Jerima Turner, 

He was colonel of the Militia when a 
young man and kept the title through life. 

Col. Luther Eaton had an extensive farm 
where his father had lived; Col. Eaton d 
May 17, 1876; Mrs. Eaton d Sept. 29, 1844 
aged 42 

Issue : 

607 1 Luther Agustus b Sept. 21, 1837; 
m Sarah White 

377 6 Joel Eaton, son of (163 5) b Jan. 
21, 1806 at Dedham, lived in Dedham Vil- 
lage, and was a lumber dealer. He m May 
9, 1841, Abigail (b 25, July 1811) dau of 
Micah and Elizabeth (Edes) Walker, of South 
Paris, Me. He d Nov. 25, 1881 aged 75 
yrs. She d at Turner Center, Maine, May 
14. 1888 aged 72 yrs. 

Issue : 

608 1 Joel b Mar. 30. 1842. Uved at Coun- 
cil Bluffs, Iowa, and d Mar. 30, 1897 

609 2 Lucy Elizabeth b May 5, 1844; 
(Has done great Genealogical work on the 
Batons of Dedham and has earned the lasting 


gratitude of all the Eatons of the Dedham 

610 3 Abbey Maria b June 22, 1847; d 

611 4 Granville Nelson b Oct. 23, 1849 

408 3 Luther Holland Eaton, son of (187 4) 
b Oct. 23, 1821; m Lydia Lane and lived in 
Bangor, where he d Jan. 17, 1878. 

Issue : 

612 1 

613 2 

614 3 

421 1 Asa Eaton, son of (193 4) m Perline 


616 1 Abraham m Louise Tingley 

616 2 

617 3 

422 2 Samud Eaton son of (193 4) m 
Remembrance Foster 

Issue '• 

618 1 Esther m Levi Hills 

619 2 George 

437 13 Isaac Robinson Eaton, son of (197 
2) m Abigail May 
Issue : 

620 1 Bertha 

621 2 Ira 

622 3 Blanch m William Rayfield (issue) 

623 4 James Alexander m Hannah Belong 

624 5 Clayton 

625 6 Frank m May Graves Westerfield 


626 7 Clara Louise 

627 8 Ethel Iza m Wilbert Osbom 

426 3 Daniel Eaton, son of (216 7) b 

July 2, 1794, d Aug. 5 182 ; m Catherine, 
dau of Adam and Catherine (Houser ) Reals; 
Daniel Eaton was a native of Manlius, N. Y. 
He was educated in the common schools, 
then engaged in farming on lot 33 Manlius; 
His wife Catherine b Sept. 25, 1800; d July 
8, 1885. 


628 1 Aaron b 1820; killed by the cars 

629 2 Joseph D. b (a farmer in Manlius) 
m Elizabeth Harter 

630 3 Triphanlce m George Kessler; d 
Oct. 5, 1855 

631 4 Angelina 

632 5 Norrls b Nov. 18, 1826; m Augusta 

443 4 Reuben Eaton, son of (209 2) b 

; m ; d at the home of his niece, in 

Brewerton, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1878. 


633 1 Daniel E 

447 1 Lewis Eaton, son of (212 5) Super- 
visor in 1819, Congressman, rep. from New 
York in 1825 

(Hist, of The Co. of Schenectady, The 
Township of Duanesburge.) 

Note — Many of these records were des- 
troyed by fire in 1830. 


456 1 George Eaton, son of (219 12) b 1818; 

m Sarah They lived in Bviffalo, N. Y. 

634 1 

636 2 
436 3 

467 1 Roswell Eaton, son of (220 13) b 

1796; m Margaret ; d Aug. 11, 1863. 

His wife (b 1797) d Sept. 29, 1879; both are 
buried in the First Ward Cenaetery, Salina, 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Issue : 

Henry W. d Feb. 17, 1837, aged 9 mos. 

Abbey d Sept. 11, 1862, aged 23 

466 2 Rachel Eaton, dau of (221 14) b Family 
1803; d 1855; m Thomas Tolman and resides Re«>'<i *-* 
North Manlius ^Z "***" 

Issue : 

637 1 Thomas Tolman b ; m Eliza- 
beth Landers. 

638 2 Hibbard b 

639 3 b 

466 3 Harry Eaton, son of (221 14) b 
in 1805; m Emily, dau of Harvery Edwards 
and Eliza Cranston ; was engaged in mercantile 
business in Fayette ville, N. Y., and as it was 
before the railroads were largely interested 
in forwarding and freighting on the Erie 
branch, with Harvey Edwards and his brothers. 
They purchased large quantities of barley 
in Pompey and other towns, shipping the 
same to New York City, bringing merchandise 
on return trips. He d in 1848. His widow 


m (2) Goodrich. She was a faithful 

member of the Fayetteyille Baptist church 
for 55 years. 

Issue by 1st husband: 

640 1 James H. b at Fayetteville , N. Y., 
Mar. 2, 1833; d in Syracuse, N. Y., Sunday 
July 19, 1891; m Elizabeth E. Storms, of 
Ann Arbor, Mich. She d May 17, 1906; 
both are buried at Fayetteville, N. Y.; no 

641 2 Dr. Hervey b ; m Olivia Wood 

642 3 d infant 

643 4 d infant 

644 5 d infant 

645 6 d infant 

467 4 Hon. Hiram Eaton, son of (221 14) 

b in Manlius, Onondaga Coimty, N. Y., 
June 20, 1808; m Aug. 25, 1830, Zada, eldest 
dau of Moulson and Lucretia (Rickerson) 
Avery. They were m by the Rev. Charles 
Morton, pastor of the Baptist Church, of 
Manlius, N. Y. 

Hiram Eaton, first engaged with his bro- 
thers in the transportation business on the 
Erie Canal and later with C. T. Longstreet, 
but after the year 1853 engaged in banking, 
becoming in time the President of the Nation- 
al Bank i of Fayetteville, a position which he 
filled until his death, which occurred at his 
home in Fayetteville N Y., June 15, 1882; 
(Hiram Eaton was found dead in bed by his 
dau, having d of heart disease.) In early 
life he was a Whig, but after the existence of 
the Republican party, uniformly supported 


its principles and candidates, and was himself 
elected to the Assembly by a majority of 
316 and served on the Committee of Salt in 
1863. He was a tall, dignified man, a dry 
joker; a man who never used tobacco or 
liquor and while not ^ communicant of any 


religious order, was a constant attendant and 
supporter of the Baptist Church, and was one 
of the^building committee of the New Church 
built in 1879.. Hiram Eaton was a man who 
possessed the respect and esteem of his fellow 
citizens to an eminent degree ; he represented 
his district in the State Legislature in 1863, 
and for six years was President of the Village 
of Fayetteville. N. Y. He was largely in- 


terested in the Chenango Railroad, being 
one of its originators and for many years 
director of the road. 
Issue : 

646 1 EUen Amy b Feb. 7, 1833; m Aug. 
31, 1854, Edward Flint Rice; d 

647 2 Lewis Hiram b July 14, 1838; d 
Aug. 8, 1881; m Agusta Beard 

648 3 Jane (Jennie) Zada b May 14, 1846; 
d April 11, 1896; m Jan 24, 1883.. Addison 
Lee Cunningham. He d in Dayton, O., 

Hon. Hiram Eaton 

Tribute by His Associates — Memorial of Banks and Bankers 

The sudden death of the Hon. Hiram Eaton, 
at Fayetteville, on Wednesday night, has 
caused deep sorrow among a very large nimiber 
of friends and acquaintances. 

He was widely known and imiversally held 
in high esteem. His virtues shone conspic- 
uously through a life of great activity, and 
the record he has left is without spot or blem- 

The banking institutions whose resolu- 
tions are printed below express the opinions 
of the general public as well, for he was an 
oak of oaks in all that goes to make up a 
manhood which is a fit example for all yotmg 

Action taken by the Bank of which Mr. Eaton was President 

At a Special meeting of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the National Bank of Fayetteville, 


held at their banking house at 3 p. m., June 
15th, the following preanable and resolutions 
were unanimously adopted : — 

Whereas, the Great Giver of Life has in 
the inscrutable ways of His Providence seen 
fit to enter our circle and remove therefrom 
by sudden and mysterious dispensation, our 
honored and highly respected President, Hir- 
am Eaton, we his associates deem it proper 
as a fitting tribute to his memory to give 
public expression to our feelings on this 
mournful occasion, therefore, Resolved, That 
we hereby desire to bear testimony to the Baich Gen. 
imwavering integrity, to the honesty of pur- 
pose, to the imtiring faithfulness, to the 
prompt and correct discharge of the duties 
of his office dtuing the twenty years he has 
served as Cashier, and the eight years as 
President of this institution. 

Resolved, That thus in the loss from our 
Board of the last of the original Directors 
and founders of this institution. We truly 
suffer an irreparable loss. 

Resolved, That as citizens and neighbors 
we mourn the departure of a most valuable 
member of Society, one ever ready to aid 
in every worthy object, one always genial 
in social gatherings, a ready and ardent 
supporter of any and every desirable public 

Resolved, That while we mourn his loss 
to us as individuals, to our institution, to 
the community in which he lived, to the 
public at large, we are most profoundly 
impressed with the fact, that the greatest 


sorrow falls with cnishing weight upon his 
suffering and heart-stricken wife and daugh- 
ters for whom it has been his life work to 
watch over and care for. 

Resolved, That we tender to the greatly 
bereaved family, and friends our heartfelt 
sympathy in this their hour of sore distress. 

Resolved, That the chair so suddenly va- 
cated, and business room of the Bank shall 
be draped in mourning for thirty days. 

Resolved, That this board will attend the 
funeral of its departed President in a body. 

Resolved, That a copy of this preamble 
and these resolutions be presented to the 
family of the deceased and also be published 
in the Syracuse Daily Journal, Syracuse 
Daily Standard and the Fayetteville Recorder, 

Action of the Bankers and Associated Banks 

At a meeting of the members of the asso- 
ciated banks and bankers of Syracuse held 
at the First National Bank on the 17th day 
of June 1882, the following preamble and 
resolutions were adopted : — 

Whereas, The members of this association 
have heard with profound sorrow of the 
sudden death of Hiram Eaton of Fayetteville, 
and regard it as proper to express the respect 
that we entertained for him in life and the 
grateful memory that we cherish now that 
he is gone from us; therefore Resolved, that 
while Mr. Eaton was in early life engaged in 
the transportation business in this city, he 
enjoyed the confidence and respect of all 
who knew him and that afterwards and for 


many years as cashier of the Fayetteville 
National Bank and more recently as its 
President he displayed great financial cap- 
acity in the management of his important 
trust; and was always firm and always kind, 
winning universal respect. 

Resolved, That as a Legislator, and in the 
many other public positions that he was 
called to occupy he was always wise, mature 
in judgment, and noaintained a strict in- 
tegrity, and was incorruptible; as a citizen, 
he was honorable^ in all his transactions; 
as a husband, affectionate and faithful, as 
a father kind and considerate. 

Resolved, That Mr. Eaton by his virtues, 
character and unselfish life, has won the re- 
gard of us all, and while we shall see his 
face among ds no more, we will ever cherish 
for him a grateful memory; and we tender 
to the family of the deceased our sincere 
sympathy and we will attend the funeral. 

Action of the Fayettville Cemetery Association 

At a meeting of the trustees of the Fay- 
etteville Cemetery Association, held on the 
morning of June 16, 1882, the following 
paper was adopted and ordered entered on 
the records of the Association. 

Mr. Hiram Eaton, one of the founders of 
the Fayetteville Cemetery, and a member 
of the Board of Trustees from the finst, having 
been taken from the busy scenes of life, by 
an all wise Providence on the 15th instant. 

We the surviving members of the Board 
of Trustees, while humbly submitting to 


the will of God in his removal, sincerely 
mourn the loss of one whose counsels we have 
always prized and whose presence we shall 
miss at our meetings. His sudden, and un- 
expected death has brought sadness to our 
hearts and with a peculiar significance and 
force, reminds us to take heed to the admon- 
ition "Be ye also ready'*. 

We sympathize deeply with his bereaved 
family and friends and direct that a copy 
of this action of the Trustees of the Cemetery 
Association, be given to them — and published 
in the Fayetteville Recorder. 

Hiram Wood, Pres. 

Samuel J. Wells, Secy. 

Another Tribute 
Oswego Express 

He possessed the esteem of his fellow cit- 
izens to an eminent degree; represented his 
district in the State Legislature in 1863 and 
for six years was President of the village of 
Fayetteville. He was largely interested in 
the Syracuse and Chenango railroad, being 
one of its originators and for many years a 
director of the road. He was a staunch Re- 
publican, and always took an active part in 
politics. He was a fine financier and estim- 
able citizen, and his departure will be deeply 
regretted by a wide circle of friends. Mr. 
Eaton was once interested in business in this 
city and had personal friends here. 


Zada Avery, wife of Hon. Hiram Eaton Avery 
was descended on her parental side from ^^'^^^^^ 
Hon. Christopher Avery, Selectnoan of Glou- 
cester, Mass. One of the first and most 
illustrious of the Colonial ancestors of this 
family who emigrated (1610) from Salisbtuy, 
Wilts County to the Massachusetts Colony 
coming in the Arabella with John Winthrope, 
being a descendant of William Avery who 
held the manor of Camham in the year 1270. 
As also on her maternal side from William 
Rickertson a Quaker Englishman who came 
in 1660 to avoid persecution. He founded 
the town of Dartmouth, Mass., and built 
a house — quite a palace in those days. The 
stone chimney and part of the building 
which is still standing, part of his land how- 
ever, known as Rickertson Point of Buzzard's 
Bay is still owned by descendants of the 
name, having come down through eight 
generations. She was also a descendant of 
William Cheeseborough the first white man 
to make a permanent abode of what is now 
Stonington, Conn. ; b in Boston, Lincolnshire, 
England, came to this country in 1639, held 
offices of Township and was the first man 
elected deputy after the reunion 1653, 55, 
57, 64 and succeeded in restoring amicable 
relations with the Court which had been 
seriously disturbed by the jurisdictional Con- 
troversy. For eight years Mrs. Eaton was 
a patient sufferer on a bed of pain, still ever 
thinking of others. 

Patient, suffering soul! Thy cry is heard 


**As fades the summer cloud away, 
As sinks the gale, when storms are o'er 

As gently shuts the eye of day 
As dies the wave along the shore/' 

Zada (Avery) wife of Hon. Hiram Eaton 
d Oct. 29, 1883 aged 71 years and 5 months; 
both are buried at Fayette ville, N. Y. 

468 5 Daniel Hibbard Eaton, son of (221 

14) b 1811; d of apoplexy in 1868; m Fidelia 
Palmer, who d Oct. 15, 1899; both are buried 
at Fayetteville, N. Y. Daniel or Dan Hib- 
bard Eaton, was a man of great wit. 

Mrs. Fidelia (Palmer) Eaton made large 
contributions to sustain the work on home 
and foreign missions. 

Record of 469 6 LcwIs Eaton, son of (221 14) b 
Rob't w. 1813; d Nov. 24, 1877, of cancer; m Sarah 
Eaton, Wilson (b 1823) who d in 1873 aged 50 yrs. 

FayetteviUe, 3^^^ are buried at Fayetteville, N. Y. 

N. Y. T 

Issue I 

649 1 Robert W. b 1843; m Emily Young 

650 2 Frank Hibbard b 1846; m Laura 
Young, who m (2) Charles Hughs 

651 3 Frederick Lewis b 1850; m Julia 

652 4 Charles Bates b 1848; m Sophia 

653 5 Angelina d infant 1847 

Family 47^ ^ -Qj. William Eaton, son of (230 9) 

wTEaton ^ ^ept. 19, 1794; d 1882; m (1) Jane Bird; 
Medina "^ (2) Jane Bailey; m (3) Laura Billings; 
N. Y. m (4) Martha Hewitt. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

654 1 Jane b ; m Billings 


655 2 Maria b ; m Watters 

Issue : 

Watters m William Stowell of Oscola, 

Wis. (issue) 

Issue by 2nd wife: 

656 3 Louvlna b 

657 4 Louise b 

Issue by 3rd. wife: 

658 5 Morris b ; m Susan Woodruff 

659 6 Lawrie b 

660 7 Martha b 

661 8 Mary b 

662 9 Willard b 
Issue by 4th wife: 

663 10 infant which died 

664 11 

480 1 General Amos Bccbe Eaton, son ^^™^'^^. 
of (245 1) b in Catskill, N. Y., May 12, 1806, ^/'',^-^ i^]%' 
Graduated at the U. S. Military Academy ii. 590 
in 1826, and as Lieutenant, took part in the 
Seminole War in Florida and Alabama 1827-8; 
he m, April 21st, 1831, Elizabeth, dau of 
Calvin and Phebe (Ely) Selden. 

General Eaton was with General Taylor's 
Army of occupation in the war with Mexico 
as Captain and received his brevet as major 
for "gallant and meritorious conduct" at 
Buene Vista. In the Civil War he was pur- 
chasing Commissary in New York City 1861- 
64; and Commissary general of substance, 
Washington, D. C, 1864-5. He was pro- 
moted Lieut. Col., Colonel and Brigader-genl. 
Was bre vetted major-general 1865 for ef- 
ficient services in the Commissary depart- 


ment during the Civil war and was returned 
in 1874. He d in New Haven. Conn., Feb. 
21, 1877. 


669 1 Daniel Cady b Sept. 12, 1834; m 
Caroline Ketcham 

490 2 Zoa Eaton, dau of (252 4) b June 
20. 1784; m John Dclamater. She d in 1857. 
Her husband John Delamater d in 1827 
and both were buried at Oran, N. Y. John 
Delamater opened the first store in Fay- 
etteville, N. Y., in 1802 


670 1 Anson Delamater 

671 2 Harriet 

672 3 MatUda 

673 4 Caroline 

674 5 Louise 

675 6 DervUle 

676 7 Dr. John Delamater m 

491 2 Cardinal Eaton, son of (252 4) 

b in Ashford, Conn., Jan. 20, 1786, but grew 
to manhood in Manlius, Onondaga County, 
N. Y. He was m Dec. 16, 1805, to Mary 
Van Patten at Manlius. He served in the 
war of 1812 and was pensioner at the time 
of his death which occured, Mar. 9, 1877, at 
Cazenovia, N. Y. 

After the death of his father, Cardinal 
Eaton, took possession of the property which 
might have made a good fortune, but he 
was wanting in business ability and the 
property soon slipped away and soon he 


was moving from place to place with a large 
family and sometimes barely able to live. 

He became a cooper as that was the most 
sure way to get ready money in those hard 
times, the salt industry in Salina and Liver- 
pool making a demand for barrels. 

All of his sons but one were coopers. Dur- 
ing the early part of his life Cardinal Eaton 
saw some disagreeable sides of forest life 
and like many others had his adventures. 
When a small boy he was once sent after 
the cows which were running into the woods ; 
he went so far that he could not find his way 
home and was obliged to stay all night in 
the woods. ^ 

He had one thrilling experience in the 
war of 1812. He belonged to an Artillery 
Company stationed at Fort Ontario in Oswego. 
One day the British man-of-war ** Royal 
George" sailed into the Port, or near enough 
to seem very threatening^ — **Our men were 
all called to action, and every thing made 
ready for battle with the British; but 
after a short time the war vessel turned and 
left in peace.*' He used to tell of a visit to 
Albany and when he saw the great fire which 
burned two acres and a half of the city. 
(This fire must have been over 80 years ago.) 
Cardinal Eaton died in that portion of Cazen- 
ovia township which lies in Pompey Hollow or 
Pleasant Valley on the road between Oran 
and Delphia Falls. He was always an ardent 
Methodist and died in that faith, a good old 
man. His death was caused by apoplexy. 
He is buried at Oran, N. Y. 



677 1 Col Nathan b April 6, 1806 m 
Wattye Clark 

678 2 Elizabeth m Jacob and d 

in Clay Sept. 3, 1834 

679 3 Thomas Jcflferson b 1810; d 1872; 
m Mary Freeman 

680 4 Catherine 

681 5 Simon b 1817; d 1888; m (1) 
Louise Hayden; m (2) Julette Mac Keyes 

682 6 Jane 

683 7 William b June 1820; d 1898 

684 8 Cardinal jr, b June 26, 1822; m 
Jane Collings 

685 9 Barney b Sept. 1825; m Mary 
Jane Reynolds 

686 10 Andrew b 1827; d May 1, 1887 
unm. d in Cazenovia, N. Y. 

687 11 Caroline m William Tilly of Cicero. 


Nora Tilly, residence unknown 

498 7 Ira Eaton, son of (253 5) m Almira 
Hall. She was the first white child bom in 


688 1 William L. b 1841 ;m Rebecca Jack- 

502 11 Ambros Cadwell Eaton, son of (253 

5) b 1807; d in 1834 and is buried at Fay- 
etteville, N. Y. His widow m (2) and re- 
moved to Tioga. 


689 1 Ambrose P. m Mary Roberts 



604 2 Joshua Eaton, son or (254 6) b at stiies Gen. 
Ashford, Ct., Aug. 16, 1788. m Nov. 26, p 222. 24i 
1816 Jane, dau Capt. Asahel and Tryphena 
(Chapin) Stiles. Joshua Eaton was Drum 

Major in Capt. Joseph Fuller's Co., battle of 
StiUwater, 1777. He rem to Stockbridge, 
N. Y., where he d in 1845. Mrs Jane Eaton 
d at Moncey, N. Y., April 8, 1864 


690 1 Cornelia Jane b 1817; m 1839 C.A. 
Adkins, of Syracuse, N. Y. 

691 2 William Stiles b Feb. 12, 1820: d 
June 13, 1845 unm 

692 3 Ashael Knowlton b May 2, 1822 

693 4 Andrew b Sept. 18, 1824; m 

694 5 Ann m William Blackman of ClinT 
ton, N. Y. 

605 3 Josiah Eaton Jr. son of (254 6) 
m Lydia Webber, Sept. 11, 1806 


696 1 Elizabeth b 1807 

696 2 Catherine b 1811 

697 3 Sabina b 1813 

698 4 William b 1816 

611 9 William Eaton, son of (254 6) nt 
Fannie Session. Nov. 28, 1822, and removeci 
,rom Holland. 


699 1 Diana Perrian b Dec. 21, 1824 

700 2 Fidelia b April 7, 1827 

701 3 Edwin Ruthven b Dec. 1, 1828 

702 4 Urilla b Oct. 20, 1831 

703 5 Mary 


517 6 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (267 1) 

b 1791 ; m Ruth Bridgeman of Hardwick in 
1812; m (2) Mrs. Ruth (Curtis) widow of 
Dr. John GUman. In 1827 with his brother, 
Jacob Eaton Jr. he bought the farm of their 
father and lived together until the death 
of the latter in 1843. March 1864 Nathaniel 
Eaton removed to Middlesex, Vt., where 
he d Feb. 6, 1878, aged 78 yrs. He was 
State Senator of Calais in 1840, Assistant 
Judge of County Court 1857-58; Justice of 
Peace for 24 yrs and often called upon to 
settle estates. 


704 1 Dorman Bridgeman b Jtme 27 1823; 
d 1899 

705 2 Ruth d 1849 

706 3 Nathaniel 

Issue by (2) w 

707 4 Caleb C. b in Calais; m Susan Co- 
bum. J. P. 4 yrs. In legislature 1876-7 

Flora Eaton m Prof. Henry Priest 
Emily Louise 

618 1 Betsey Eaton, dau of (261 1) b 

in Rochester, Vt., Feb. 17, 1801; d in New- 
field, N. J., Mar. 30, 1885; m May 30, 1822, 
Harvey Shipman, son of Edmund & Rebecca 
(Bigelow) Shipman (b 1809). Both Betsey 
( Eaton Shipman and her husband were 

teachers in early life but he became a farmer. 


708 1 Harvey Eaton Shipman b in Roch- 


ester, Vt., Feb. 7, 1823; d in Fulton, Wis., 
Oct. 11, 1846 unm 

709 2 Betsey Aurora d 1833 

710 3 Clark Bigelow b June 1, 1831; 
r in Lewiston, Montana 

711 4 William RoUin b 1834; d 1836 

712 5 WiUiam RoUin b in Granville, Vt., 
May 4, 1836; is Professor of Rhetoric & logic 
in Tufts Coll. Mass & Dean of the College of 

713 6 Sarah DeEtte m Edwin Oscar Lee 

714 7 Louise Janette d 1860 

619 2 Harriet Eaton, dau of (261 1) b 
in Hancock, Vt., Julv 25, 1802; d in Rochester, 
Vt., Feb. 13, 1853; m Dec. 4, 18^3 Col Thomas 
Brown Martin, of Rochester (b 1800 d 
1882) son of Major Thomas Brown Martin 
(b 1766; d 1809) and Nancy (Wood) Brown; 
issue Colonel Martin. 

521 3 David Eaton, son of (261 1) b in 

Rochester, Vt., Sept. 29, 1805; d in Leices- 
ter, Vt. April 18, 1894 at the home of his 
dau Harriet A. Alden (with whom he lived 
after the death of his wife), m Sarah Perry 
who d in 1884 

David Eaton was a prominent citizen, 
trusted by his townsmen, and was often 
called upon to settle business controversies 
and to act as executor or administrator of 
estates. He was a Whig in politics till the 
formation of the Republican party and after- 
ward a strong Republican, voting for every 
nominee of the party for the Presidency. 
His interest in the cause of freedom in Kansas 


led him to go to that territory at the time 
of the struggle of 1856 and 1857 and assist 
in making it a free state. In 1858 he re- 
moved to Champaign Co., 111. In 1862 when 
his sons Henry and Eugene were serving 
in the army and were severely wounded in 
the battles of Gettysburg he went to their 
assistance and accompanied them to the hos- 
pital at Bedloe's Island, in New York harbor 
and then to Brattleboro, Vt. where thev were 
mustered out. Mr. Eaton was a Universalist 
in religious faith and assisted in building the 
church of that denomination in Rochester, 
Vt. ; He was bur by the side of his wife and 
near his parents in the burying ground at 
Rochester North Hollow 


715 1 Elliot David b at Warren, Vt., Nov. 
22, 1833; m Celestia Griswold 

716 2 Ellen Sarah m Lynde Earl Farns- 

717 3 infant son d 1837 

718 4 Henry Augustus b in Granville, 
Vt., Nov. 8, 1838; killed Poplar Grove Church, 
Va., Sept. 30, 1864 while leading his men; 
His name with those of forty other Rochester 
soldiers who gave their lives for their country, 
is inscribed on the soldiers monument in 
that town, and the Grand Army Post is 
named for him. He loved his fellow men; 
he was modest as he was brave. 

719 5 Hon Eugene Edgar b June 23, 
1843; m in 1871 Liroette Avery 


720 6 Harriet Adelia m Jtilius Ward 

721 7 Julia Annette b & d 1848 

722 8 Clarence Julian b Dec. 30 1850; 
d 1852 

522 5 Aschab Eaton, son of (261 1) b in 
Rochester, Vt., Jan. 6 1807; d in Hancock, 
Vt. April 11, 1889; m at Westminister, Vt., 
Jan. 1, 1833, Bela Ramsona Perry, son of 
John and Lucy (Edgell) Perry 


723 1 Mary L. Perry m Dr. Carroll Smith 

724 2 John Harvey b 1836; m (1) Martha 
Elizabeth Ball; m (2) Mrs. Eliza (Benton) 
Flanders; m (3) Mrs. Mary Louise Fletcher 

725 3 Hiram Riley b 1842 (Jan. 28) m 
Lucy Jane Small 

523 5 Rev Timothy Clark Eaton, son of 

(261 1) b in Hancock, Vt. April 9, 1809; d 
at East Oakland, Cal. June 28, 1883 

There is a tradition in the family that 
while suffering from what long threatened 
to be a permanent injury, caused by jump- 
ing barefoot on a sharp stub which left frag- 
ments of bark in the wound, he made a vow 
with himself to serve seven years any one 
who would effect a cure. After many reme- 
dies, he was taken to the celebrated Dr. 
Twitchell, of Keene, N, H. who gave him 
for 25 cts a box of ointment that in due time 
produced a perfect healing. The cure was 
so simple that the impressionable boy looked 
upon it as a miracle and could do no less 
than pay his vow by entering the Lord's 


service. He did not remain long in his 
native State but turned to the great "West". 
He preached where ever he could get a hear- 
ing, always doing missionary work. He m 
in Chatauqua May 1839 Sarah DeEtte Nelson, 
who d in Urbana, 111. Mar. 19, 1860. The 
history of a dozen years is implied in the 
fact that his six children were bom in as 
many parishes and in four States. His wife 
was a woman of rare loveliness, of refined 
and Christian character, devoted to her 
husband and children. In the early years 
of his ministry, while he was preaching in 
Chautauqua Co. N. Y., he held services at 
a place called Salem Cross Roads. He preach- 
ed from the text: *'We love Him because 
He first loved us," and of course set over 
against the current belief in the endless 
punishment of the wicked the dd(5trine of 
God's infinite love. At the close of his 
service a superannuated Methodist preacher 
in the congregation rose to his feet, trembling 
with wrath, and said, "That young man is 
an emissary of the Devil, he is the Devil's 
preacher, and it was damnable heresy." 
Mr. Eaton made no extended rejoinder, but 
gave notice that he would be there again in 
four weeks and would preach on the scrip- 
ture passage that the opponent cited in 
proof of the doctrine of endless misery. There 
was present a Methodist class leader with 
his wife and four sons from ten years of age 
down, and this man after conferring with 
his wife at the close of the meeting, invited 
the preacher to their house to sperid the night. 


There was singing and praying and examin- 
ing of the scriptures iintil past midnight, 
the preacher earnestly praying for greater 
light and a broader faith and more of the 
good Master's forgiving mercy and charity. 
In the morning he sold the class leader several 
theological books from the stock which he 
always carried, and when the four boys came 
to bid him good bye, he left in the hand of 
each a silver quarter. At the end of four 
weeks many people assembled, for it was a 
neighborhood in which opposition to the 
young preacher's views was intense, and it 
was thought he would be put down by the 
venerable clergyman who had previously 
attacked him. At the close of Mr. Eaton's 
sermon, however, the opponent, accepting 
the invitation to reply, instead of considering 
the arguments that had been advanced in- 
dulged in a half-hour's tirade against the 
preacher, his denomination, and his doctrines. 
"He was so abusive," says Mr. Eaton in a 
letter written forty years afterwards, from 
which this account is chiefly taken, "that 
I made no rejoinder, but asking the con- 
gregation to search the scriptures and judge 
for themselves, was about to close the meet- 
ing, when Mr. Pullman" (the class leader 
before referred to) "rose and requested the 
privilege of speaking. It soon appeared 
that in four weeks he had advanced far into 
the Hght of God's truth. For forty minutes 
he spoke in a calm clear voice of the great 
change in his religious sentiments and of 
the joy and happiness he experienced in a 


knowledge of the nobler views of God — His 
moral government, man's duty and final 
glorious destination. He said it was the 
happiest period of his life, and the believers 
in the great salvation were encouraged by 
his conversion and by the influence he gave 
to our cause through his imsullied life and 
example. Under the blessing of God it was 
a great tritunph for me to be the humble 
instrument in His hands of bringing him 
into our faith, whose sons also were influenced 
in forming their character by my labors at 
that time.'' 

The oldest and yoimgest of the four sons 
became eminent preachers in the Univer- 
salist denomination. Rev. Royal H., and 
Rev. James M. Pullman, D. D. The other 
sons Albert and Geoi^e M. became even 
more widely known in connection with the 
palace car. "More than twenty-five years 
afterwards," continues Mr. Eaton, **I called 
by appointment at the office in the railroad 
station, and when I asked if Mr. Pullman 
was there, he heard my voice and exclaimed, 
*I will furnish you with a ticket, for you 
gave us the first quarter of a dollar we ever 

had.' " The fit conclusion of this long 

story is a quotation from a letter written by 
Mr. Eaton from California only a few weeks 
before his death, in which he speaks of "the 
crowning excellence of my visit thus far," 
"the unexpected happiness of meeting, in 
San Francisco, Dr. J. M. Pullman and George 
M. Pullman, whose father's house was ever 
a welcome house to me in my early ministry" 


"these good brothers, endeared to me by the 
ties of unbroken friendship of more than 
forty years." 

Issue -^ 

726 1 Julia J., b in Fredonia, N. Y., Mar. 
13, 1840; d in Minneapolis, Kan. May 29, 
1881; m in Urbana, 111. Sept. 24, 1860, 
Jerome B. Hutchinson, liveryman 

726 2 Charles Herbert b in Hancock, Vt., 
Jan. 1, 1842; m Nancy Elizabeth Turner 

727 3 Helen C. m Theodore McMechan^ 
dentist and d Dec. 1895 

728 4 Joseph ColviUe b in Mjirietta, O., 
Dec. 31: 1847; m Katie Marsh 

729 5 Emma DeEtte m William Clay 

730 6 Grace Nelson m Walter David 

Clyde Clark Crawford b 1877 
Charles Eaton b 1886; d 1900 

626 8 Lucius Eaton, son of (260 1) b in 
Hancock, Vt.. Aug. 7, 1814; d in Philo, 111., 
Mar. 10, 1880. He was an ardent admirer 
of the Transcendental School of authors and 
lived for three months with the Community 
at Brook Farm, in West Roxbury, Mass. 
Later he joined the association known as 
the "North American Phalanx," in Mon- 
mouth County, N. J., and lived there for 
eight years before and aftefr his marriage. 
In 1854 he removed to Champaign, 111., of 
which he was one of the pioneers, and lived 
to see the prairie developed into a garden 


spot, the abode of peace and plenty. He 
was a blacksmith, mechanical engineer, and 
farmer, a warm-hearted, upright man, ever 
ready to lend a hand to those in need. He 
m (1) Dec. 23, 1848, by Rev. Thos. L. Harris, 
pastor of the First Christian Church, Lucy 
Cleveland, dau Dr and Polly (Hanley) Cleve- 
land; (2) Aug. 14, 1866, Catherine Elizabeth 

Issue by 1st wife: 

731 1 Herbert b Oct. 14, 1848; m (1) 
Susan Kienborts; (2) Grace E. (Kienborts) 
Baker • 

732 2 Ernest b Feb. 9, 1851; d April 
20, 1900; m Josephine Ella Clift 

733 3 Edith m Isaac Stuart Raymond, 
president of the First National Bank in Philo 

734 4 Ada Mary m Ralph Allen (issue 
10 children) 

Issue by 2nd wife: 
736 5 Caroline d 1869 

736 6 Lucy Maria m William Miqhael 
Hansom, of Sidney, 111. Issue, Elizabeth 
Eaton Hansom 

638 1 Hon. William Eaton, son of (271-6) 
b ; m Mary Williams. He was a distin- 
guished lawyer. 

Issue : 

737 1 Laura m William Thorn Alllston 

660 1 George Eaton, son of (296 6) b in 
1825-6; m Elizabeth Hopkins, and resided 
near Rochester, N. Y. 



738 1 Charles L. b April 2, 1846; m Nellie 

739 2 Mary b 1849; m Harley Warren; 
m (2) Allen Clapp 

740 3 Frank m Anna Baker 

661 1 Merrick EatoQ, son of (299 2); 

b Sept. 30, 1811; m (1) in 1836, Elizabeth 
Gates, of Gardiner; m (2) June 14, 1860 
Rebecca C. Lane, dau of Francis Lane, and 
resided in Ashbumham, where he d Feb. 
16, 1875. 

Issue I 

741 1 Harriet b May 11, 1839; m Noah 
Hardy, Hqilis, N. H. 

742 2 Albert d infant 

743 3 Mary b Sept. 20, 1845, m William 
H. Cruse 

744 4 Ellen d infant 

664 4 Hon. Hosea Eaton, son of (299 2); 

b March 10, 1820; m Nov. 28. 1845, Mary 
Wheeler, dau of Samuel C. and Abigail 
(Wilson) Wheeler, of New Ipswich, where 
they resided. 

He was a man of quick perceptions and 
marked ability. He was Provost Marshal 
during the war of the rebellion, served with 
distinction in both branches of the New Hamp- 
shire Legislature, and for many years until 
his death held an appointment in the Boston 
Custom house. He d in Rindge, where he 
was temporarily residing on account of feeble 
health, Nov. 26, 1879. 


566 5 Rev. Danforth Leander Eaton, son 

of (299 2); b July 4, 1822; m (1) Dec. 5, 
1848, Mary Helen Look, dau of John and 
Charlotte (Hopkins) Look, of Farmer'is Creek, 
Mich. She d in 1858; he m (2) Oct. 2. 1860, 
Octavia Richards, dau of Arba and Emily 
(Kelsey) Richards, of Lowell, Mich. 

684 2 Judson Galusha Eaton, son of (338 

1) b at Springville, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1823; 
m Sept. 4, 1856 Sarah Electa • Bennett of 
Smithport, Pa., and settled in Smithport 

746 1 Nina Loraine Eaton b Nov. 7, 1857; 
m Frank William Rumsey, Jan. 1. 
1878. (He d July 30, 1899) 

Garth Eaton Rumsey, b 1879; m Es- 
tella Martin, Oct. 6, 1901 

746 2 Lucy Corrinne b April 1, 1859; m 
Sheridan Gorton June 29, 1873, of Smith: 
port. Pa. 

Sheridan Gorton, Jr., b Sept. 22, 

1879; m Edith Case Montgomery, Nov. 

25, 1904 
Eaton Rex b June 14, 1881 
MacArthur b Feb. 4, 1889 
Elra Rita b May 8, 1883 

747 3 Genevra b Jan. 21, 1869; m Daniel 
MacCuUum Brasted June 12. 1889 

Sarah Zela Brasted b Mar. 14, 1890 

Judson G Eaton, was b at Springville, 
Erie county, N. Y., on the 19th of August, 


1823; was the son of Sylvester Eaton and 
gr son of Ruftis Eaton the first «^ettler of 
Springville. He came to Smithport in 1850 
and engaged in the grocery business with 
Elon Eaton. He afterwards followed the 
tin and hardware biisiness for many years. 
At the time of his death which occurred May 
8, 1888 he had retired from active business. 
He was a man of marked characteristics, 
of strong prejudices, but strictly honorable 
in business transactions. To the few who 
knew him well, he was loyal and affectionate. 
He had been a sufferer from an affection of 
the heart for many years and his family were 
expecting his death would be sudden when- 
ever it occurred. He rests in Rose Hill 

690 1 Luzem Eaton, son of (343 6), b 
Oct. 16. 1827; m Sophia Newton. He was 
both a school teacher and a farmer 


748 1 Sarah m Allen; d Aug. 3, 


749 2 

750 3 

761 4 Alice m Rev. Henry Cooper 

752 5 Elon Howard (Prof.) b 1868; m 

591 2 Elon Galusha Eaton, son of (343 6). 

b April 6, 1830; m Almira Britton. He 
settled at Grand Rapids, Mich., where he was 
a merchant. 


753 1 Luzem b ; m 

754 2 Lizzie m F. B. Wilcox 


691 3 Frederick Richmond Eaton, son of 

(343 6), b July 24, 1833; m Dec. 24, 1855, 
Florence R. Lockwood. He located at Olean, 
N. Y., and during a long life has repeatedly 
been appointed and elected to offictes of 
trust and responsibility. He is a fine marks- 
man, and pi:esident of the Eaton Rifle Club, 
named for ham, and at the age of 77 is fre- 
quently **high man*' at the weekly rifie 
practice. The ancestral line of his wife, 
Florence Lockwood Eaton, reads 8th from 
Robert Lockwood of Greenwich, Ct., 1630; 
8th from John Mead, who finally settled in 
Greenwich, Cdnn.; 9th from Richard Sey- 
mour, one of the founders of Hartford, Conn. ; 
9th from Benjamin Scribner of Norwalk, 
Conn, and Huntington, L. L; 9th from Mat- 
thew Marvin, one of the founders of Hartford, 
Conn.; 7th from Sarah Hayes of Norwalk, 
Conn.; 6th from William Jameson; also from 
the Dickings, Mclntire, Moor, and Taggart 
families, all Scotch Presbyterians who came 
from Belfast and Londonderry, Ireland, to 
Antrim and Londonderry, New Hampshire; 
8th from William Bradford, Beverly, Mass.; 
9th from Thomas Cole of Salem; and 8th 
from John Cole of Lynn, whose wife Sarah 
Alsbee was tried for witchcraft. She was 
one of the four from Lynn tried at Charles- 
town and acquitted Feb. 1, 1693; also 4th 
from Mercy Fancher of the Conn. Fancher 


765 1 Fred Lockwood b July 15, 1857; 
m Elizabeth Brett 


766 2 Kate £. b Dec. 12, 1859; m Samuel 
H. Bradley 

767 3 Earl Hooker b Oct. 26, 1865, m 
Mary E. Mathews 

693 1 Lucy Eaton, dau of (370 2) b 
Mar. 20, 1827; m Dec. 5, 1849 William Crane, 
of Canton, and removed to Candia, N. H. 

Issue : 

768 1 Albert Lewis Crane; b Oct. 12, 
1850; d 1851 

769 2 Ellen E. b Aug. 2, 1852 

760 3 Mary Alice b June 28, 1854; m 
Feb. 24, 1876, John H. Wason (issue) 

761 4 Bertha b June 2, 1856; d 1857 

762 5 George William b Feb. 14, 1858; 
m Jan. 31, 1900, Haven Paterson 

763 6 Emma W. b May 31, 1860; m Oct. 
12, 1881, Tilton F. Field (issue) 

694 2 Harriet A. Eaton, dau of (370 2) b 
Nov. 7, 1835; m Dec. 29. 1859, John F. 
Weatherbee; he d March 20. 1884; she d Jan. 
17, 1895. 


764 1 Henry Endicott Weatherbee b 1862 
766 2 John Henry bl865; d 1873 

696 3 John Eaton, son of (370 2); b 
Mar. 27, 1839; m Feb. 26, 1872, Helen M. 

Issvic • 

766 1 Helen Louise b July 24, 1877 

767 2 

614 1 Abram Eaton, son of (421 1) m 
Louise Tingley. res. Harrisburg, Pa. 



By Gen. 


768 1 

769 2 

770 3 

771 4 

Herbert H 


622 3 Blanch Eaton, 
WiUiam Rayfield 

Gerald Rayfield 

dau .(437 13). m 

623 4 

13) b 

772 1 

773 2 

625 6 
m May 

774 1 

James Alexander Eaton, son (437 
; m Hannah DeLong 

J. Percy 
Lulu Blanch 

Frank Eaton, son of (437 13)b ; 
Graves Westerfield 

Eleanor Graves 

628 5 Norris Eaton, son of (442 3) b 
Nov. 18, 1826, in the town of Manlius, N. Y.; 
educated in the common schools. Engaged 
in farming on his father's farm until 1855, 
when he entered the employ of the N. Y.C.R.R. 
Co. as brakeman, and in 1858 was promoted 
to conductor. This position he held until 
1878, when he left the road and in 1880 bought 
the old Chase farm, 2i miles west of Manlius 
Center, a farm of 75 acres; he has 11 acres 
on the opposite side, which he has since made 
his home. In 1888 he was elected Com- 
missioner of highways. He served as trustee 


of the school three years. He is a member 
of the Masonic Lodge, joining Central City, 
305, in 1860. In 1853 he m Augusta Dibbles, 
who d Jan. 8, 1867. 

Issue : 

776 1 John, locomotive engineer, of Buf- 
falo, N. Y. b ; m Lillian 

637 1 Thomas Tolman, son of (466 2) 
m Elizabeth Landers 

776 1 Thomas Tolman m May LaDieu 
(issue) LlUle Elizabeth 

777 2 Hibbard unm 

778 3 Waiiam 

640 1 Dr. James Eaton, son of (466 3) 

was b at Fayetteville, N. Y. Mar. 2, 1833. 
He attended the old Central New York Col- 
lege at McGrawville and graduated from 
Albany Medical CoUege in 1854. He also 
took two courses of medical lectures at Ann- 
Arbor, Mich. He returned to Fayetteville, 
where he conducted a drug store until 1861, 
when he removed to Syracuse, N. Y., and 
entered the employ of Kenyon & Potter & 
Co., wholesale druggists, afterwards becoming 
a member of the firm. He was a charter 
member of the Commercial Traveler's As- 
sociation of this State, and for fourteen years 
its president. He was also the vice-president 
of the Pharmaceutical Association. When 
a young man he united with the Baptist 
Church and for eighteen years conducted a 
large Bible Class. In 1855 Dr. Eaton m 
Elizabeth S. Storms of Ann Arbor, Mich. 


He d of diabetes, Sunday, Jiily 19, 1891. 
His widow d May 17, 1906, at her home 
in Ann Arbor, Mich. Both are buried at 
Fayetteville, N. Y. 


In Hemoiiam James Henry Eaton 

President of the Commercial Travellers Association of the 
State ot New York. Died July 19, 1891, aged 58 years. 


In alt the better meaning of the name 
Me was a man. His sterling sense of right 
Was gently tempered by a tenderness 
Of charity for those debarred the light 
Of his quick intellect. He was the same 
To all, for he despised the littleness 
Of hate and envy and the petty strife 
Which trample flowers from the path of life. 


The work-day world is bettered in that he 
Lent it example of how worth alone 
Can make an honorable name his own. 
With such a record earnest faith can see — 
Who here so freely spent an earthly love 
In richer love will find reward above. 

Syracuse, July 20, 1891 —John Albro 

Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh, re- 
sound the most expressive words of sympathy at such 
a time as this. Where James H. Eaton is known, 
the mention of his name, and then silence, seems the 
most eloquent language. 

Where is known his name, but not the man, it sig- 
nifies manhood; in its most elevated type; the honest 
man; the true friend; the Christian gentleman. 

Death enters without announcement; comes when 
and where it will; asks no questions; returns no an- 
swers. Longings to fathom the \mfathomable, of our 
loved and lost, in all its wonderful hidden secrets, 
are met by silence, — sad, secret, sublime. 

Over our Association, from time to time, there has 
fallen the shadow of death clouds, as they obscured 
from sight those who were our life and light. Deep 
have been these sorrowings ; dark the days of mourning. 
Yet there seems to be a sorrow ever in reserve, heavier 
than all else that's gone before, for stricken survivors 
to bear. What greater sorrow for us, as a body, than 
that which now moistens the sympathetic eye, the 
Kind Ruler of our destiny may have in keeping, none 
can say. Present pain is sharpest; present mourning 

Our family, in its present crisis, is fatherless. His 
kindly guiding hand is stilled in sleep. Promoter, 
director, conservator, he has lived his life, accomplished 
his work, finished his course ; a life of Christian manli- 


ness ; a work of cheerful helpfulness and love ; a course 
in whose onward joumeyings there were no falterings; 
a steady, strong, progressive course; upward from 
Earth to Heaven. 

Greatly will he be missed! The largeness of his 
nature, growing with the years, is reflected in his work. 
That work lives on; it can not die. Our acts outlive 
their authors. In the case of our sleeping friend 'tis 
well 'tis so. What he wrought for others has builded 
for him a white tower of purity, fidelity and truth, 
which will stand an ever speaking, an ever enlarging 
monument, so long as this Association shall endure. 

To his lovely Christian helpmate during all these 
years we extend our deepest sympathy. Our loss we 
feel keenly. Her loss is personal, deep, lasting; 
reaching to the very fotmdations of her sympathetic 

What can be done or said in the hushed presence 
of such a sorrow as hers, **Thy help cometh from above. " 

'*! praise thee, my Lord, that thou didst spare him 
to me for so many years. I, too, am near the vail, 
thanks for thy mercy, for now the separation will be 
for so short a time." 

"Go! Tell him all. The sigh thy bosom heaves is 
heard in Heaven.*' 

* 'Strength and Grace he gives, who gave himself 
for thee. Our Jesus lives. Have faith in God." 

How He Lived 

Dr. James Henry Eaton died at his apartments in 
the Globe Hotel, on Sunday evening, July 19, at 8:50 
o'clock. For the past thirty years the deceased had 
been connected with the drug store of Kenyon, Potter 
& Company; for a number of years as a member of 
the firm, and, later, as a commercial traveler. He was 


one of the five founders of the Commercial Travelers 
Association of the State of New York, his being the 
first certificate of membership issued. The first two 
years he was chairman of the executive committee, 
and for the last eighteen years he has been president 
of the Association. He was also President of the 
National C. T. A., which comprises seventeen organ- 
izations, for two years. It is an evidence of the in- 
terest in the Association, that during the twenty years 
of his connection with it, he missed but four regular 
or special meetings of the executive committee. On 
two of these occasions he was kept from attending 
by the sickness of his mother, at whose bedside he 
watched, and once he was snowbound. 

The Association in which he took so active a part 
now numbers 3,100 members, and he helped to dis- 
burse over two million dollars for the widows and 
orphans of its deceased traveling members. 

The cause of his death was diabetes. The deceased 
had been indisposed since July 1st, but his malady 
did not take a serious turn imtil the Saturday before 
he died. He was able to go to his meals on Thursday, 
and on Friday he was dressed and abje to walk aroimd 
the room; on Saturday he was unable to leave his 
couch. He died on Sunday evening at 8:50. His 
wife, his brother. H. E. Eaton, of Eaton, N. Y., and 
Riley V. Miller, were at his bedside when he died, 
ministering to him continually. 

Doctor Eaton was bom at Fayette ville, N. Y., on 
March 2d 1838. He attended the old Central New 
York College at McGraw ville and was graduated from 
the Albany Medical College in 1854. He also took a 
course of medical lectures at Ann Arbor, Mich. After 
completing his medical studies he conducted a drug 
store in Favetteville until 1861, when he removed to 


Syracuse,, and became a member of the firm of Kenyon, 
Potter & Company. When he withdrew from the 
firm he was retained as traveling salesman. He was 
a faithful member of the Central Baptist Church, 
and was greatly interested in Sunday-school work, 
having taught a class of sixty members for the past 
eighteen years. He was a close Bible student and an 
eloquent expounder of Bible history and teaching. 

Doctor Eaton was vice-president of the Pharma- 
ceutical Association of New York. 

Doctor Eaton married Miss Elizabeth E. Storm, 
of Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1854. His widow and two 
brothers survive him. 

The large picture of the deceased in the association 
rooms has been draped in mourning and will so remain. 

At Rett with God 

The funeral of Dr. James H. Eaton was held on 
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Central 
Baptist Church. There was a large attendance. 

The Rev. S. T. Ford, pastor of the church, being 
absent, the Rev. L. D. Temple, of Lansing, Mich., 
officiated. Dr. Temple in well chosen words truthfully 
and tenderly described the life and character of the 

A large number of members of the Commercial 
Travelers' Association of the State of New York met 
in their rooms at 1:30 P. M. and thence went to the 
church in a body. 

The floral display was elaborate. The Commercial 
Travelers' Association of New York presented two 
large pieces. One, a placque of roses and carnations 
with the monogram of the Association made of immor- 
telles in the center; the other, representing a vacant 
chair, bore the inscription: "Our President." 


Mr. Eaton's Sunday-school class of the Central 
Baptist Church sent a broken circle and sickle with 
the inscription: "Our Teacher/' 

From the Sunday-school of the church was sent a 
beautiful piece representing the gates ajar, and bear- 
ing the inscription: "Forever with Jesus." 

An anchor of roses and lilies was the tribute of 
Kenyon, Potter & Company. 

A president's desk, with gavel of roses and carna- 
tions, was sent from Boston by the New England Com- 
mercial Travelers' Association. 

Post A, Rochester, contributed a handsome scroll 
of roses and carnations. 

The casket was covered with a pall of roses and as- 
paragus plumosa, the offering of the Western Commer- 
cial Travelers' Association, headquarters at St. Louis. 
■ There were delegations from New York, Brooklyn, 
Utica, Rochester, Binghamton and Buffalo in attend- 
ance at the funeral. 

Cherish His Memoxy 

A special meeting of the Commerical Travelers' 
Association was hel don Wednesday, July 22, after 
returning from the funeral of Dr. James H. Eaton. 

G. M. Van Olinda, of New York, first vice-president 
of the Association, called the meeting to order and 
appointed A. Metcalf of Syracuse; W. C. Lewis, of 
Rochester; H. D. Pixley, of Utica; Chas. S. Siddons, 
of Buffalo; and Daniel H. Mack, of Binghamton, a 
committee to prepare an obituary memorial. 

They presented the following: 

Office of the Commercial Travelers Association , 
of the State of New York. 
In the silence of a deep grief there were gathered 
together many Commercial Travelers at the Associa- 


tion's rooms, on the evening of Wedne^ay, July 
22, 1891. 

James H. Eaton, the beloved President of the society 
has passed from mortal to immortal life. 

The last rites of respect and love have been per- 
formed. Nothing more may be done for him who has 
done so much for us. 

The best years of his manhood were nobly devoted 
to an embodied sentiment of Charity, wherein he 
wrought for us an example and become a living in- 

The formula of grief fails to express what should be 
here written. 

The sadness of our great loss is equalled only by our 
devoted love. 

He was worthy of all praise, but that is more fitting- 
ly held in our hearts than recorded in mere words. 

We ask of those who are near of kin to him, to be- 
lieve how sincerely we sympathize in their deep afflic- 

To her who was a worthy wife to even our James H. 
Eaton, we tenderly and feelingly offer our purest sent- 
iment of sorrow. 

That these obituary lines shall be presented to her 
as our memorial of sorrow is the expressed sense of 
our saddened Brotherhood. 

For the Commercial Travelers' Association: 

A. Metcalp, 

H. D. PiXLEY, 

W. C. Lewis, 
Chas. S. Siddons, 
Daniel H. Mack, 



Entered into rest at her home in Ann Arbor, Mich. 
May 17, 1906, Elizabeth S. Eaton, widow of the late 
James H. Eaton, of Syracuse, N. Y. Burial at Fay- 
etteville, N. Y. 

Tribute paid to Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Eaton 

Her Work in the Central Baptist Sunday-School Recalled 

At the Sunday-School session of the Central Baptist 
Church yesterday morning the following tribute to 
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Eaton, who died on May 17, 1906, 
was read: 

"It is eminently fitting that mention be made 
here to-day of the passing from earth of one but a 
few years ago intimately associated with the works 
of this church and Sunday-school. Mrs. Eaton's 
especial labors were with the primary department, 
at the head of which she stood for many years, taking 
the work from its small beginning in what is now room 
No. 4, with no division of classes except that of very 
small children in a comer by themselves, to the present 
well-equipped, and well-managed, and highly important 
interests which are represented in what might ba 
called the Sunday School upstairs. 

"Those who were privileged to know and work 
with Mrs. Eaton recall with saddened hearts her many 
charms of person and character, her unswerving 
loyalty and deep devoted interest in the spiritual life 
of the Church and Sunday School, Her death recalls 
the life work of her beloved and deeply lamented hus- 
band Dr. James H. Eaton, whose large class in No. 4 
has been so wonderfully maintained, and kept up to 
its standard since he 'fell asleep'." 


641 2 Dr. Hervey Edwards Eaton, son 

of (466 3); b 1844; m Olivia C. Wood (her 
maternal grandfather was Nathan Eaton 
of the Conn. Branch.) 

When 20 years of age he joined the N. Y. 
Cavalry Volunteers as Quarter Master Sergt., 
in 1864 and served one year. He afterwards 
became a druggist, in which business he 
continued for 20 years, when he retired. 
He resides at Eaton, N. Y. 

Issue : 

779 1 Harry N., Prof, of geology in the 
University of Pittsburgh, Pa. ; m June 8, 1910, 
Katherine Richardson Duncan and resides in 
Pittsburgh, Penn. 

780 2 Grace M. 

646 1 Ellen Amy Eaton, dau of (467 4) 
b Feb. 7, 1833; was a student at Polytechnic 
Hall, Chittenango, N. Y., as also of the 
Canandaigua Fern. Sem. ; she m Aug. 31, 1854, 
Edward Flint Rice, youngest son of Thomas 
and Charlotte (Flint) Rice, a drygoods mer- 
chant, of Syracuse, N. Y., a descendant of 
Edmund Rice, yeoman; who came from Bark- 
hamstead, Hertfordshire, England, in "The 
Confidence'' of London in 1635; as also a 
descendant of Hon. Thomas Flint, who came 
from Matlock, in Derbyshire, England, in 
1635. Ellen Amy (Eaton) Rice, was a de- 
scendant of John Eaton, of Canterbury, 
whose descent has been traced to the yr. 
A. D. 1000; also a descendant of Gov. Wil- 
liam Bradford, being 9th in descent; 7th, 
from Robert Hibbard, of Salisbury, England; 


9th, from William Ripley, of Hingham, 
Norfolk Co. England; 9th from Hon. Chris- 
topher Avery; 5th, from William Rickerson 
and 8th from William Cheeseborough. 

She d Mar. 18, 1903; her husband, Dec. 
12, 1899; both are buried in Oakwood Cem- 
etery Syracuse, N. Y. 


781 1 Ellen (Nellie) Zada Rice m Aug.. 
30, 1876, Robert Anthony Molyneux 

782 2 Elizabeth Elmlra m Andrew W. 

783 3 Edward Eaton b June 11, 1866; 
d Aug. 22 

784 4 Edward Irving b July 12, 1869; 
m Florence Louise Young 

785 5 Louis Hiram b April 4, ^1873; 
d Aug. 30, 1873 

In Memoriam Ellen Amy Eaton Rice 

By Ernst Held, Doctor of Mtisic 

Flowers have blown and summers have fled 

Over a mound in a God-acre-lot, 

Where lie mute lips that sweet words once 

Words which brought fruit ; forgotten they *er 


Bright was her youth, when loving hearts kept 
Watch over her in a quiet village-home: 
Into the paths of Music she stept, 
Gathering its grace and its spirit arome. 


Happy as Bride, and faithful as Wife, 
Blessed, as a thrice times blessed Mother can 

True as a Friend; such made up her life. 
Until a voice called: Come, follow now me. 

647 2 Lewis Hiram Eaton, son of (467 4) ; 
b July 14, 1838; m at Fayetteville. N. Y., 
June 12, 1861, (by the Rev. Mr. Loring) 
Augusta Beard, dau of Beach C. Beard and 
Caroline ( ) Beard. 

In 1860 he was connected with the New 
Oswego Line of Canal Boats; since then he 
has been contractor on State Works but 
for the last few years held the position of 
conductor on the S. C. & N. Y. Railroad. 
Few persons in the State had a larger number 
or warmer friends than he, ''Big hearted 
Lew Eaton.'' 

He d Sunday, Aug. 28, 1881, after an ill- 
ness of 3 months, of ossification of the heart, 
aged 43 years. 

Issue : 

786 1 Lewis Beard Eaton b May 17 

1863; d Aug. 21, 1864. 

648 3 Jane (Jennie) Zada Eaton, young- 
est dau of (467 4); b May 14, 1846; d April 
11, 1896; m at the Baptist church of Fay- 
etteville, N. Y. by the Rev. Wm. H. Hawley, 
Jan. 24, 1883, Addison L. Cunningham, 
who d in Dayton, Ohio, in 1902. 



The announcement of the death of Mrs. Cunning- 
ham was, as are all such annoimcements, a sorrowful 
surprise to those who had known her long and well. 
To the dwellers in Fayette ville and Manlitis especially, 
the passing beyond of the loved friend was fraught 
with an untisual degree of sadness; for, bom in Fay- 
ette ville, and for a greater part of her school days an 
attendant of the village school, the childhood friend- 
ships grew with their growth. In girlhood, a prominent 
personality in all social functions and with the endow- 
ments of fine musical talents, cheerful disposition and 
a heart of kindness she drew to herself friends whose 
regards have never swerved from their old time alle- 

The changes of later years removing her from the 
larger association to the smaller coterie of friends, 
brought no discontinuance of attachment . from old 
associates nor had power to sever the cords of love 
for friends of other days. 

The last year of Mrs. Ctmningham's life was one of 
suffering, borile with such sweet patience, such jcheer- 
fulness and such self-abnegation, as to impress those 
privileged to see her often, with this rare trait of 
character in one on whom the weight of affliction was 

From the blithesome maiden of but a few years ago, 
when life was full of brilliant promise and anticipated 
happiness, the change to invalidism was a cross, borne 
as such crosses seldom are, even when the change has 
been far less marked. 

A charity that was broad enough to enclose all, 
a faith in the good father that all would be well with 
her, and a tender solicitude for the loved ones about 
her. unfolded day by day throughout the weary months 


of her illness. Death was beneficent and came with 
friendly care. Just as the shadows had grown a little 
longer and increased endurance was all the future 
held, sleep came sweetly on soft pinions to the wearied 
one, and our beloved friend passed calmly into the 
palace of eternity and the Father's everlasting love. 
Those who remain do grieve over the loss of the gen- 
tle presence of her whose trials had made her doubly 
dear; yet with that grief unite a thankfulness that 
the troubled soul has escaped the thralldom of life's 
ills, the enfeebled body has found tranquil rest amid 
the environments of her earliest days, and a freed 
spirit has passed into the life beyond where all is peace. 

649 1 Robert W. Eaton, son of (469 6); 

b 1843; m Emily, dau of Young. 

Issue : 

787 1 Laura A. 

789 2 Robert Harry; b 

790 3 Frederick W. ; b ;m. May Ashley 

791 4 Marion 

660 2 Frank Hibbard Eaton, son of (469 6) 
b 1846; m Laura Young, who m (2) Charles 
Hughes (who d in 1909) 

Issue by 1st husband: 

792 1 Minnie; m (1) Bert Smith; mar- 
riage annulled ; m (2) Dr 

Issue by 1st husband 

793 1 a son 

Issue by 2nd husband 

794 2 a son. 

662 4 Charles Eaton, son of (469 6); b 

1848; m Sophia 

Issue : ' 

793 1 John 


669 1 Prof. Daniel Cady Eaton, of New Lineage 
Haven, Conn., son of (480 1); b Sept. 12, J^^^^^^r^- 
1834; m Caroline Ketcham, dau of Tread- 
well Ketcham, Feb. 13, 1866. This noted 
botanist was bom at Port Gratiot, Mich. 
He was graduated from Yale in 1859, and 
as post graduate in 1864. He accepted the 
chair in botany there which he filled the 
rest of his life. He received the degree of 
S. B. from Harvard and M. A. from Yale in 
1860. He prepared the part relating to 
ferns in Chapman's Flora of the Southern 
States (1860) and in Gray's Manual (1861). 
and left an unpublished work on the Eaton 
Genealogy. He d in New Haven, Conn., 
June 29, 1895, aged 61. It has been truly 
said of Prof. Eaton *'He was one of nature's 
noblemen, a prince among men." He was 
a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. 


796 1 Elizabeth Selden 

797 2 Prof. George 

677 1 Col. Nathan Eaton, son of (491 2) ; Family Re- 
b April 6, 1806; m (1) Wattey, dau of Colonel cords of 
Clark of Manlius, N. Y. ; (2) Katherine Mar- ]^^^^ ^' 
lette. By occupation he was a cabinetmaker Li^^roooi 
and a farmer. He became superintendent at n. y. 
the County House, afterwards buying the 
old Britnall Hotel in Syracuse where the 
Candee House was afterwards built. He 
lost money on the deal and sold out some 
years afterwards. He then built a Hotel at 
Onondaga Hill, where he had a farm of 250 
acres. He also owned 500 acres in Clay and 


for some time seemed to prosper more than 
any of his family and was counted an ex- 
traordinary man. When young he was made 
Colonel of the Militia. He was several times 
elected supervisor. But unfortunately he 
had a drinking habit, followed by a love of 
gambling which in old age led to financial 
ruin and insanity. He d in 1870 at the 
County Asylum, the same place where he 
had once been superintendent years before. 
His second wife d some years later at Or- 
ville, at the home of her dau Mrs. Luddington. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

798 1 Alelne; m Warren Wilson 

799 2 Norman; b ; m Melissa Water- 
house . 

800 3 Harrison; b ; m Marietta Brill, 
and d 1892 

801 4 Wattcy m Liberty Ludlngton 

Issue by 2nd wife 

802 5 Frank; b ; m Tripp 

803 6 Florence; d in childhood 

679 3 Thomas Jefferson Eaton, son of 

(491 3), b at Manlius, N. Y. in 1810; was a 
cooper and farmer, d in Liverpool, N. Y. in 
May 1892. He m (by the Rev. Mr. Morgan), 
June 7th, 1832, Mary Maria Freeman, of 
Clay, N. Y. 

Issue : 

804 1 Jane Caroline; b May 18, 1833; 
d in Salina, N. Y. Sept. 1833, age 6 mos. 

805 2 Lyman Theodore; b in Clay, N. Y. 
Nov. 6, 1834; d 1845 


806 3 Marietta Amelia; b in Clay, Dec. 1, 
1838; m Alonzo Camer 

807 4 Charles Henry; b Mar. 1, 1840; 
d in Clay, N. Y. Feb. 16, 1881 

808 5 Julia Celestia; b Aug. 3, 1841; 

d Jan. 29, 1907*, m Blanchard; bur. 

Feb. 1, 1907 at Liverpool, N. Y. 

809 6 James Momroe; b Jan. 21, 1849; 
m Ellen Bowen, and resides at Liverpool, 
N. Y. 

681 5 Simon V. Eaton, son of (491 3); 

b in 1817; m (1) Louise Hayden; m (2) 
Juliette MacKeyes; d in 1888 and was buried 
at North Syracuse, N. Y. His first wife 
was buried at Morgan Cemetery, Clay, N. Y. ; 
his second wife at North Syracuse, N. Y. 
Issue : 

810 1 Louvina; m Jan. 11, 1865, Henry 
Brown, of Cazenovia, N. Y. 

811 2 Julius A.; m Feb. 1, 1871, Alice 

812 3 Mary; d in 1859 

684 8 Cardinal Eaton, jr. son of (491 3) 

b in Manlius, N. Y. June 26, 1832; m Jane 
Ann CoUings, Dec. 2, 1849; she d Mar. 9, 
1893; he d Jtdy 30, 1909, aged 87, suddenly 
at 11 A. M. of heart disease, which came 
upon him as he was seated in a chair at his 
residence at Woodard, N. Y. His fimeral 
service was heljd from the Morgan M. E. 
Issue : 

813 1 Lennox H. ; b Nov. 25, 1850 at 
Clay, N. Y.; unm. 


814 2 John C. b April 1, 1852, in Otselic, 
N. Y.; m Ella Smith at Van Buren, N. Y. 
April 8, 1885 

686 9 Barney Eaton, son of (491 3); b 
Sept. 1825; m Mary Jane Reynolds, and 
resided at Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y. 


816 1 Franklin 

816 2 Willis 

688 1 William L. Eaton, son of (498 7) 
m Rebecca Jackson; of Williamson, and 
settled in Marion, later coming to Ontario, 
where he d. His wife d Jan. 24, 1894. He 
was a miller by trade. 


817 1 Mary m Alfred J. Paget 

Gladys Paget 

818 2 Clarence W. 

689 1 Ambros R Eaton, son of (602 11) 

b in Union, now Chenango, Broome Co., 
N. Y., June 4, 1826; m Mary H. dau of James 
A. Roberts of Tioga, Mar. 13, 1851, and 
resided in Smithboro. Ambros Eaton studied 
law with Hon. Charles E. Parker of Owego 
and practised in Waverly. He was also 


819 1 m James A. Roberts of Smithboro 

690 1 Cornelia Jane Eaton, dau of (604 2) 

b 1817; ,m 1839 C. A. Adkins, of Syracuse, 
N. Y. and d in 1844. 



820 1 Charlotte Adkins; b 1844; m 1868 
Edmvmd Edwards 


Edmund Edwards 

Harion ' ■ 

and other children who d in youth and 
infancy ' ' ' ; 

719 5 Hon. Eugene Edgar Eaton, son of 

(521 3) b in Rochester, Vt. June 23, 1843; 
studied law, graduating from Harvard Law 
School in 1868, and was admitted to the bar 
in Rutland, Vt. the same year. He opened 
an office in Boston and made his residence 
in Maiden, where he was a member of the 
Board of Aldermen in 1892, 3: he m in 1871 
Lorette Avery, of Wakefield, Mass. He serv- 
ed in Co. A 16th Vermont Volunteers as 
First Sergeant; his company was one of the 
regiments of Stannard's brigade that made 
the famous flank movement against Pickett's 
column in the repulse of Longstreet's as- 
sault at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Near 
the close of that encounter he was fearfully 
wounded, a shell tearing out a portion of 
his neck and shoulder. But he clung to his 
rifle, approached his Colonel and saluted, 
and modestly asked permission to go to the 
rear. "You shall have it, my brave fellow,'' 
replied Colonel Veazey, who, when he was 
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of 
the Republic related the event to Colonel 
Albert Clarke, who has contributed this 
sketch to the Genealogy of the Clark family, 


''and if you are not able to go alone I will 
send a man with you.*' But the plucky 
sergeant thought he could go alone and he 
went, until he fell from loss of blood and 
was picked up by an ambulance. He and 
the captain were taken to the same hospital 
and were before long watched over and at- 
tended by their father, who came on from 
Illinois. He did not recover so as to re-enter 
the service, and so resumed his studies. 

726 2 Charles Herbert Eaton, son of (623 

5); b in Hancock, Vt., Jan. 1, 1842. He 
enlisted at Woodstock in Sept. 1862, in Co. 
B. 12th Regt. Vermont Voltmteers. He was 
present at the battle of Gettysburg, July 
1-3, 1863. His regiment guarded a train- 
load of prisoners to Baltimore and then re- 
turned to Vermont and was mustered out. 
He was both a farmer and carpenter ; and 
resides on his farm in Missouri. He m 
in Nodaway Co., Mo. May 8, 1870, Nancy 
Elizabeth Turner, dau of Morgan and Sarah 
Turner, who d there May 24, 1899, aged 46 

Issue : 

821 1 Sarah Helen 

822 2 Julia Elizabeth m Ulysses Ireby 
Willson, of St. Cloud Co. Kan. 

823 3 Clark Morgan b May 10, 1874; 
d Feb. 23, 1893 

824 4 Joseph Colvelle b Feb. 9, 1876 
826 5 Charles W, b Jan. 29, 1873; m 

Oct. 26, 1902, in Nodaway Co. Edna Marie 
Hubbard, dau of Wm. and Lea Hubbard. 


826 6 George Robert b Feb. 6, 1880; 
(manager of Eaton & Bolen, Mercantile Co. 
in Barnard, Mo.) 

827 7 Emma De Ette 

828 8 Netta Grace 

829 9 Hemy Clay b Mar. 18, 1887 

728 4 Joseph Colvllle Eaton, son of (623 

5), b in Marietta, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1847. In 
early life he was a farmer in Illinois and 
Missouri; he engaged in mercantile business 
in Spokane, Wash. His business there was 
destroyed by the great fire of Aug. 4, 1889. 
He started business again in a tent, but was 
again burned out Dec. 31, 1889 and finan- 
cially ruined. He then took up mining and 
prospected through Arizona, California, Ore- 
gon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. 
In 1892 he ascended the Slocan River to 
Slocan Lake in British Columbia, wading 
the whole distance with three others and 
towing a boat with provisions and blankets. 
He bought an interest in the White Water 
Mine, of which he became manager and prin- 
cipal owner, employing 125 men and paying 
dividends during his ownership amount- 
ing to $194,000. In 1898 he disposed of 
his interest and retired with a fortune to 
Oakland, Cal. He m in East Oakland, June 
9, 1898, Kate Marsh, dau of Charles CaroU 
Marsh, bom in Oswego, N. Y , attomey-at- 
law and CoL of the 20th regiment 111. Voltm- 

^ teer Infantry in the Civil War, and his wife 

* Harriet (Cooley) Eaton. 


738 1 Charles L. Eaton, Adjutant-Gen- 
eral; son of (560 1) b April 2, 1846; m at 
Mattawan in 1(^69 Nellie Joiner, who d 
April 23, 1905. Charles Eaton enlisted for 
the Civil War when under fifteen years of 
age, first with an Illinois regiment, later with 
the 23rd New York Light Artillery. He 
served continuously from 1861 tmtil his 
discharge in 1865. 

The youth who General Sherman men- 
tions on page 348 of his Memoirs as being 
sent forward by General Klilpatrick to arrange 
for the celebrated meeting between General 
Sherman and General Johnson, immediately 
after the assassination of President Lincoln, 
was Charles L. Eaton. From 1889 to 1893 
he served as a member of the Michigan House 
of Representatives and was a leader in that 
legislative body. In 1891 when the Silver 
Encampment of the Grand Army of the 
Republic was held at Detroit, he was in com- 
mand of the Michigan Department. In 1893 
he was appointed Adjutant General of the 
State of Michigan and was re-appointed in 
1885, and was serving in that official capacity 
at the time of his death, which occurred on 
February 27, 1895. For some years prior 
to his death he was editor and publisher of 
the Paw Paw True Northerner, one of the 
oldest and most aggressive Republican news- 
papers in the State of Michigan. 


830 1 Frank Stafford Eaton b Mar. 12, 
1872; m Jean Patello 


831 2 Marquis b April 5, 1876; m Jac- 
quette Hunter 

731 1 Herbert Eaton, son of (525 8) b 

at the North American Phalanx, Monmouth 
Co. N. J., Oct. 14 1849, removed with his 
parents to Champaign Co. 111., in 1854; 
was graduated from the University of Ill- 
inois in 1874. Has been a printer and ed- 
itor. He m in Philo, 111., Nov. 19, 1881, by 
Rev. B. F. Hyde, Grace Eva Baker, dau of 
Reuben and Susan (Kienborts) Baker, who 
d April 2d, 1900. 
Issue : 

832 1 Amy Pearl 

833 2 Howard Lucius b Feb. 5 1888 

834 3 Berenice Loveday 

835 4 Ralph Parker b Aug. 5, 1898 

632 2 Ernest Eaton, son of (525 8) b 

at the North American Phalanx, Monmouth, 
N. J. Feb. 9, 1851; d at Norman, Oklahoma 
Territor^^ April 20, 1900. He was one of 
the first settlers in the opening of Oklahoma 
Territory April 22, 1889. He m Jan. 10, 
1882, Ejaa Clift, dau Perry H. and Hester 
(Reynolds) Clift 
Issue : 

836 1 Bertha Fay 

837 2 Frank Clift b in Champaign, 111. 
Sept. 25, 1887 

838 3 Leland Ernest b in Cashion (for- 
merly Downs), Logan Co., Oklahoma, Dec. 
1, 1900 

Eugene Eaton, son of Elijah and Lydia 
(Rowley) Eaton, b at Summerhill, N. Y. 


Oct. 9, 1858; m Sarah Alvord (b at Homer, 
N. Y. June 24, 1857; d at Summerhill, N. Y. 
Jan. 21, 1899) mat Homer, N. Y. Dec 31, 1879. 
Issue : 

839 1 Charles Lucius b Aug. 10, 1881 

840 2 Sylvlna Lydla b Sept. 21, 1887 

748 1 Sarah Eaton, dau of (590 1), b ; 

m Allen 


841 1 May Allen d young 

842 2 Ethel 

750 4 Alice Eaton, dau of (590 1) b ; 
m Oct. 8, 1890, Rev. Henry Cooper, a Baptist 


843 1 Howard Newton Cooper b Jan. 4, 

844 2 Alice Lockwood b June 28, 1896 

845 3 James Eaton; graduated June, 1910, 
from Little Falls high school, standing at 
the head of his class. He was editor of the 
high school paper. 

752 5 Pmf. Elon Howard Eaton, son of 

(590.1), b 1868 

He is professor of biology at Hobart college, 
Geneva, N. Y. He is the author of ''Birds 
of New York'*, written at the request of the 
State Department of Education. Part 1 
was issued in 1910. It is a work of magni- 
tude, profusely illustrated by Louis Agassiz, 
with many engravings and hundreds of large 
colored plates. Prof. Eaton has taken high 
rank among living osteologists. Some years 


ago he set up the bones of a mastodon for the 
museum of Vassar College, supplying the 
missing parts. 

755 1 Fred Lockwood Eaton, son of (691 

3), b July 16, 1857; m in 1881 Elizabeth 
Brett. He taught school, was admitted to 
the bar in Oct. 1880; and has since practised 
his profession. He served 9 years as city 
attorney and is a writer of short stories fur 
The Youths Companion, One of them en- 
titled '*Way Out 'en the Prary Ken try", 
secured the prize of $1000 offered by The 
Youths Companion for the best Memorial 
Day Story for girls. Other stories published 
by the Companion are ** Driven on the North 
Shore'', ''Sentinel Rock", etc. He has also 
written a number of sonnets which have been 
printed. He is strong in the portrayal of 
pathos. He has done much in the line of 
enlarging and copying engravings in oil; 
and has executed beautiful cabinet work. 
As a member of the Hamilton Country Club, 
he is an enthusiastic golf player. 

846 1 Helen R. 

847 2 Richmond 

848 3 Harold 

756 2 Kate Eaton, dau of (591 3), b 
Dec. 12, 1859; m Nov. 28, 1877, Samuel 
Henry Bradley, of whose family lines his 
wife has traced 24 lines to early colonial 
times. She is absorbingly interested in the 
growth of the Spirit of Brotherhood — a 
truly Christian civilization. In 1890 she 


edited and had printed for private circulation 
her husband's "Recollections of Army Life". 
In 1902 she collected in book form the his- 
tories of her own and her husband's families, 
with biographical sketches tracing the first 
comer to this country 55 lineal lines. 

849 1 Samuel William Bradley b Jar.. 3, 
1880; d Nov. 25, 1880 

850 2 Florence Peditha b Dec. 5, 1882 

851 3 Almena Kathrine b April 15, 1883 

757 3 Earle Hooker Eaton, son of (591 3), 
b Oct. 26, 1865; m Mary E. Mathews. 

He studied law and was admitted to the 
bar, but immediately took up journalism. 
For 20 years he had been associated with the 
American Press Association, and is now Man- 
aging editor of the New York city office. 
He is a writer of humorous verses and prose, 
and has collected and printed his "Rhymes 
and Yams." He is an enthusiast at golf and 
has taken first prizes at the annual touma 
ments on the Upper Mountclair links. 


852 1 Bradley Richmond 

853 2 Marion 

Ninth Generation 

768 1 Herbert H, Eaton, son of (614 1) 
b ; m 

864 1 
855 2 

866 3 

867 4 

799 2 Norman Eaton, son of (677 1) b 
; m Melissa Waterhouse. He kept a 
bowling alley in the Bastable building in 
Syracuse, N. Y. (Issue) 

806 3 Marietta Amelia Eaton, dau of (679 

3); m-Alonzo Camer 
858 1 

810 1 Louvina Eaton, dau of (681 5), 

b Jan. 11, 1865; m Henry Brown in the town 
T of Cazenovia, N. Y. Henry Brown d and 

his widow removed to Fulton, N. Y., where 
she resides with her son Ernest L. Brown 


869 1 Ernest Lighten Brown 

860 2 Lucius 

861 3 Grant b Nov. 1, 1873 

862 4 Phebe b Dec. 6, 1879 

863 5 Henry 

811 2 Julius A. Eaton, son of (681 5) 

b ; m Feb. 1, 1871, Alice, dau of Melboum 
and Susan (DeGraff) Avery 





864 1 Clarence Avery b 1877 

865 2 Nellie b 1876 

866 3 Simon b 1878 

814 2 John C. Eaton, son of (684 8) 

b AprU 1, 1852," in Otselic, Chenango Co., 
N. Y.; m Ella May Smith at VanBuren, 
N. Y. April 8, 1885; He is a dealer in farm 
implements in Baldwinsville, • N. Y. 

867 1 Harold b Aug. 24, 1888 

825 5 Charles W. Eaton, son of (726 2). 

b in Atchinson Co., Mo.. Jan. 29, 1878; a 
farmer in DeKalb, Mq.; m in Nordaway Co., 
Mo., Oct. 26, 1902. Edna Marie, dau of .Wil- 
liam and Lea Hubbard. 

868 1 Harold Blaurlce b in DeKalb Co., 
Mo., Sept. 6, 1903 

831 2 Harquis Eaton, son of (738 1) b 
at VanBuren Coimty, Michigan; m at Flint, 
Mich., June 8, 1904, Jacquette Hunter. 

Marquis Eaton at the age of 12 was ap- 
pointed page in the Michigan House of Repre- 
sentatives. In 1892, he graduated from high 
school at Paw Paw, Mich., and soon afterward 
entered the literary department at Michigan 
university. His university was discontinued 
by the sudden death of his father, Adjutant- 
General Charles L. Eaton, which occurred in 
Feb. 1895. Returning to Lansing, he was 
appointed to a responsible position in the 
office of the Auditor-General, which he re- 


signed to accept the position of deputy-re- 
porter, tendered him by the Michigan Supreme 
Court. In this position he was occupied, 
exclusively, in writing the official head notes 
for the published decisions of the Court, 
which constituted his employment up to 
the time of his removal to Chicago in 1901. 
For three years after his father's death he 


devoted five hours each evening and all 
his leisure to the study of law. To render 
him eligible for his examination, it was 
necessary that he procure the enactment by 
the Michigan legislature of an amendment 
to the statute which at that time extended 
the privilege of examinations only to "stu- 
dents in law offices and graduates of univer- 
sities". The legislation was vindicated by 
the circiunstance that from a large number 
of competitors, he won first place in the 
ensuing examinations. He was immediately 


admitted to practice in Michigan and he has 
since been admitted in all the Courts, including 
the Supreme Court of the United States. 
He is a member of the firm Cody & Eaton, 
engaged in the general practice of law. His 
business experience has been unusually broad. 
The Directory of Directors lists eight pros- 
perous business corporations with which he 
is connected as officer or director. He has 
always been active politically. In the cam- 
paign of 1900 he toured the State of Michigan 
for the Central Committee, making from one 
to three speeches each day during that cam- 
paign. In Illinois he has for many years 
been identified with the Seventh Ward Repub- 
lican organization. His career in the Hamil- 
ton Club, of which he is a life member, has 
been one of continuous activity. He was in 
1904 elected a director of the Club and was 
immediately appointed Chairman of the Pol- 
itical Action Committee. He was elected 
president May 1908, and served for one 
year. He is a member of the Illinois State 
and Chicago Bar Associations, vice-president 
of Chicago Law Institute, and a member of 
the Law Club. He belongs to Kenwood 
Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and to the Alpha 
Omega and Zeta Psi fraternities. He is a 
director of the Congregational Brotherhood, 
and a member of the Chicago Congregational 
Club of the University Congregational church. 


869 1 Hunter Eaton b May 5, 1905 




Descendants of William Eaton, of Staple, 
Couuty Kent, England 

The Crest of this family being the same used 
by the Dedham Branch as Part II, p. 110. 

Crest: An erased (torn from body) black 
eagle's head, with sprig of green in beak. 

Motto: Vincit omnia Veritas. 'Truth con 
quers all things." 

A gold shield with blue fret (cross lines and 
square) . 

See Chart, English Ancestry, p. 101, 102. 

(XIX) William Eaton m J^ne Hussey; d 
before 1584 

(XX) Peter Eaton m Elizabeth Patterson 

(XXI) William Eaton of Staple, Co. Kent 
m Martha Jenkins 

1 William Eaton, of Staple, County Kent, 
England, husbandman, with Martha his wife, 
three children and one servante, embarked ^^ ^ 
for new England, before June 9, 1637, in the oen. Reg. 
"Hercules & Sandwich.'' They settled first xv. 29 




p 202 

cal Glean- 
ings, ii. 

New Eng. 
Hist, and 
Gen. Reg. 
vii. xxxvii 

in Watertown, where he was prop, in 1642, 
later removing to Reading, where he settled 
on the east side of the "Great Pond.'' He 
became freeman in 1653, and d in 1658, aged^ 
54 years. His widow. Martha, d in 1680.. 
They had two children bom in this country, 
making five children, the number named by 
Mrs. Lane. 

'^Margaret Lane, of London, widow, 16 
January 1661, with addition made 3 Septem- 
ber, 1662. To be buried in the grave of my 
late husband, Edmund Lane, in the Parish 
Church of St. Dustain's in the East London. 
To my sister, Martha wife of William Eaton, 
now I think, in New England, one hundred 
pounds within one year after my decease. 
To her five children twenty pounds, to be 
equally divided amongst them, and also with- 
in the like time, .to their said father or mother 
for their use, and whose acquaintance shall 
be sufficient discharge to my executor for 
the same,*' etc.. 

In this will she also names her brother, 
Daniel Jenkins deceased, showing without 
doubt that the name of William Eaton's 
wife was Martha Jenkins. 

William Eaton d May 16. 1673, his wife z^ 
d Nov. 14, 1680, leaving issue 


2 1 William b in England; settled in 
Tolland. Conn. 

3 2 John m Elizabeth Kendall 

4 3 Daniel b Jan. 20, 163&; m (1) Mary 
; (2) Abigail Herbert ' 

6 4 Jonas m Grace 


6 5 Martha m (1) Richard Oldham, of 
Cambridge; (2) Thomas Brown; (3) Francis 

Eaton in his Genealogical History of the 
town of Reading, Mass., including the present 
Towns of Wakefield, Reading & North Read- 
ing, says: Reading 1639, was called Lynn 
Village imtil 1644 when the General Court 
ordered it to be called * 'Redding'*, probably 
after and in honor of Reading, England, 
whence some of the first settlers of Lynn Vil- 
lage emigrated. 

Second Generation 

2 1 WiUiam Eaton, son of (WUliam of 
Staple, I), b in England; settled in Tolland, 
Conn. ; m ; d in 1673. 


7 1 Samuel b 

8 2 William b 

9 3 Mary unm. 1673 

Tolland is one of the small towns of Western 
Hampden, and was formed from Granville. 
The first settlement being made in 1750. 
It was called at one-time West Granville, 
tmtil June 14, 1810, when it was incorporated 
as a town. The town is mountainous, and 
the hill on which the meeting-house stands is 
supposed to be the highest in the latitude 
lying between the Connecticut and Housa- 
tonic rivers. The Catskill mountains are 
visible from this elevation. Granville was 
first called Bedford. 

Eaton's 3 2 John Eaton, son of (Wm. of Staple), 

Wakefield b in Eng. ; m Elizabeth, dau of Dea. Thomas 
North Rea^. & Rebecca Kendall, on Mar. 8, 1668. They 
ing .Mass. p resided in the W. Parish, having settled on 
63, 64 the Plain in the westerly part. In 1637 f 

John of ye plain, £.8 for killing 3 yoimg | 

bears. John Eaton d Dec. 17, 1695. 





10 1 Thomas b 1660; d 1661 

11 2 Elizabeth b 1662; m Dea. John 
Bancroft, Sept. 24, 1678 

12 3 Rebecca b 1665; m Thomas Nicholas 
(Capt.) 1690 

13 4 John b 1666; m Hannah 

14 5 Martha b 1668; m Timothy Hart- 

15 6 William b Dec. 1, 1670; m Mary 
Swain 1695 

16 7 Thomas b 1673; d 1674 

17 8 Tabltha b 1675; m Capt. Joseph 
Bumap 1690 

18 9 Hepzibah b 1680; m Saul Frothing- 
ham, of Charlestown 1697 

19 10 Wanna h b 1083; m Abraham Brown 

20 11 Benjamin b 1684 

4 3 Daniel Eaton, son of (Wm. of Staple) ; cen. Hist, 
b at Watertown- Jan. 20, 1636; m (1) Mary of Town of 

; (2) AbigaU Herbert, Feb. 24, 1682, Reading 

and settled at Reading. This Daniel Eaton p*^ 
was of Lynn. In 1699 it was Voted "that 
the town will pay 10s. towards the pxirchase 
of land on the Lynn side of the river, at Dan- 
iel Eaton's Mill to the better accommoda- 
tions of the country road to Salem. 


21 1 John Eaton b 1665 

22 2 David b 1667; d 1667) 

23 3 Daniel ) 

24 4 William b 1668; d 1773; m Rachel . . 
26 5 Ann b 1671 




26 6 Martha b 1673; m Isaac Buswell. 
Jan. 16, 1718 

v27 7 Priscllla b 1676 

, 28 8 . Capt. Daniel b 1678 at Reading; 
m (1) Mary Collins, of Salem; (2) Abigail 

29 9 Mehitable b 1680; d unm. 

30 10 Mary m John Cole 

6 4 Jonas Eaton, * son of ( Wm. of Staple) ; 

b ; m Grace and lived on the N.W. 

part of Cowdreys Hill. He was freeman in 

1653; also selectman. In 1647 prop., town \ 

officer, and member of the first church. 

He d Feb. 25, 1673; will proved 7:2:1674. 

His wid. m (2) Nov. 18 1680 Henry Sissbee. 


31 1 Mary b 1643; d 1732, unm. aged 90 / 

32 2 John b 1645; d 1691, m Dorcas Green ^ 

33 3 Jonas b 1651) m Hannah Mason 

34 4 Joseph b 1651;) m Mary Pearson, 
of Lynfield 

35 5 Joshuabl653;dl717;mRebecca(l) 
Kendall; (2) Ruth 

36 6 Jonathan b 1655; d 1743; m (1) 
Elizabeth Bumap; (2) Mary 6/ V>. . .' 

37 7 David b 1657; d 1657 

38 8 Sarah m Joseph Dodge 1671 -^ 

39 9 James 

♦Jonas Eaton and several of his neighbors 
were fined sixpence each for being late to 
town meeting on one occasion. 





Third Generation 

7 1 Samuel Eaton, son of (2 1) b ; 
m ; d at Haverhill, aged 91. He was 
a member of the Military Company of Salis- 
bury 1677-8. 


40 1 Samuel m Jemima 

13 4 John Eaton, son of (3 2), b 1666; 

m in 1691, Hannah She d in 1721. 

He lived in the North Parish, and d 1727. 


41 1 John n 1682; d 1734 

* 42 2 Hannah b 1694; m 1730 Edward 

43 3 Thomas b 1696; m Mary Gowing of 

44 4 Hepsibah b 1698; d 1698 

46 5 Timothy b 1699; m 1727 Mary Del- 
var (Delver) 

46 6 Israel b 1700; m 1726 Diadem How- 
ard, of Salem 

47 7 Paul b 1706; d 1733 

48 8 Silas b 1709; m 1736 Jerusha Gould, 
of Andover 

49 9 Ebenezer b 1712 

50 10 Barabbas b 1713 

16 6 William Eaton, son of (3 2) » b Dec. 1 , 
1670; m Mary Swain, dau of Maj. Jeremiah 
Swain, April 29, 1695; and removed to Lyn- 
field, where he d in 1734. 




61 1 WilUam b 1696; m, 1720, Mirabele 

62 2 Jeremiah b July 10, 1698; m (1) 1722, 
Margaret Hawks; (2) Hannah Osgood, Nov. 3, 

63 3 Elizabeth b 1700 

64 4 Jacob b 1703 

66 5 Benjamin (Rev) b 1705; m Anna 

66 6 Jedida m Dec. 28, 1769 David Osgood 

67 7 

68 8 

69 9 

24 4 William Eaton, son of (4 3), b ; 

m Rachel 


Early Con«. 60 1 Rachd 

ProteteRe- -^jmam Eaton: Tolland Invt. £. 491- 
Hartford 05-06, Taken 15 Feb. 1737 
District By John Lothrope & Zebulon West 

Manearing Coiut Record Page 28, 13 April 1738 
1729-1750 Adms, to Rachel Eaton, wid. Recog., 

xiii. 1737 £• ^^ ^^*^ J°^ P°^^ °^ Tolland 

1742 inv^- 28 8 Capt. Daniel Eaton, son of (4 3) ; 

tory on File ^j -^ Reading in 1678. 

Note: — ^The following Family Record was 
Co^.^Hist. furnished by the late Prof. Daniel C. Eaton 
p 191 " of Vale College.) 

Captain Daniel Eaton, the first person of 

See Books this name on Windsor Record's, was bom at 

ott Lynn and Reading, Mass., June 20, 1678, and was the 

*™ son of Daniel and Mary Eaton and grandson 



of William, who, an early settler of Reading, 
canae from Staple, Coimty Kent, England. 

Captain Daniel Eaton, resided for some 
time in Lynn, Mass. ; he was granted land in 
Lambstown vnow Hardwick, Mass.) which 
land he sold to Thomas Powers, of Worcester, 
the deed dated at Windsor, Conn. April 1734. 
He resided some years in Tolland, Conn., 
perhaps having gone there with his brother 
William, about 1713-16. His family record 
is gleaned partly from books at Salem and 
Lynn, Mass. He m first Mary Collins, of 
Salem, 7th October 1701 (or by Tolland 
record 9th Oct. 1702). She d March 10, 
1704, and he m second, Abigail Hebbard, 
7 (or) 9 Oct. 1704. 

Captain Daniel Eaton's name is foimd on 
the Roll of Captain Benjamin Allyn's Co., 
Crown Point Expedition. The date of his 
death is not certainly known, but a family 
record "Daniel Eaton died Jan. 11, 1741'' 
may refer to him or possibly to his son. 

Issue by 1st wife 

61 1 Elizabeth b Aug. 11, 1703 

62 2 Hary d 

63 3 William d infant 
Issue by 2nd wife 

64 4 Thomas m 1767 Joanna, dau Capt. 
John & Joanna (Famham) Flint 

66 5 Nathaniel b Jtme 28, 1705; d June 
13, 1722 

66 6 Daniel jr. b July 24, 1707 ; m Hannah 
Cole (68 1) 

67 7 AbigaU b Oct. 21, 1714; m Jacob 

Hist, of 
Conn, p 377 



Early Conn. Inventory on File ^ 

^dT^^ii^^ Daniel Eaton, Windsor. In /entory taken 

Hirtford '^^ J^^' 1738-9 by John Burroughs, Daniel 

District. Elsworth and Isaac Davis. Abigail Eaton 

Manwaringa executrfx; exhibited the inventory in Court. 

1729-1750 Accepted. 

xiii, 1737- 


30 10 Mary Eaton, dau of (4 3) b ; 
m John Cole 

68 1 Hannah Cole b ; m Daniel Eaton 
jr., (66 3) at Boxford, Mass., Dec. 19, 1727; 
d March 10, 1781. 

Cyrus Ea- 32 2 John Eaton, son of (5 4); b Sept. 
ton's Annals iQ, 1645; m Nov. 26, 1674, Dorcas Green, 
sLtT^^"" and lived on Cowdrey's Hill; he d May 24, 

Maine Hi 1691, when his widow m (2) Bryant. 

His estate was settled in 1700. 


69 1 Jonas b 1677; d 1677 

70 2 Grace b 1678; m 1695 John Boutwell 
•;» 71 3 Noah b 1678 twin 

J|72 4 Thomas b 1679 

73 5 Jonas b May 18, 1680; rem. to 
Farmingham and m Mehitable Gould 

74 6 Joseph b 1681; d 1681 

75 7 Benjamin b 1683 

76 8 (perhaps Joseph again) 

77 9 Dorcas b 1688 

78 10 Stephen b 1689 

79 11 Phebe b 1690; m 1716 Jonathan 

80 11 Marylb 1691 


33 3 Jonas Eaton, son of (6 4) b 1651; 
m 1677 Hannah Mason. He was an early 
settler of the west parish, near the Prescott 


81 1 Jonas b 1673; d 

82 2 Jonas b 1680; m 

83 3 Jonathan b 1681; m ; settled 

in Worcester. 

84 4 Hary b 1683 

86 5 Hannah b 1684-5; m Ezra S. Upham, 
of So. Reading, a merchant. 

Issue : 

34 4 Joseph Eaton, son of (5 4) b 1651; 
m in 1708, Mary Pearson, of Lynfield. He 
was of the Militia Co. of SaUsbury 1677-78. 

Issue : 

86 1 Joseph Jr. b 1711 

87 2 Mary b 1714; m Nathaniel Upton. . 
in 1734 

88 3 Benjamin b 1720* ; m Lydia Ireland 

89 4 Sarah b 1722 

90 5 Persis (Pearson, Pleason) b 1735t 

36 5 Joshua Eaton, son of (5 4) b 1658; 
m (1) in 1676, Rebecca,dau of Francis Kendall. 

She d in 1690. He m (2) Ruth Lived 

in the westerly part of the west Parish, where 
he was both selectman and representative. 
He d in 1717, aged 64 years. His widow, 
Ruth, m (2) in 1719, Jonathan Dunster. 

♦Benjamin came in 1783-4. 

If Note Pleason Eaton came to this Town 
(Dorchester) to live in ye 1783 from Luneng- 



91 1 Rebecca b 1678 

92 2 Elizabeth b 1681 ; m Samuel Lamson 
in 1700 

93 3 Joshua (a tanner) b 1683; m Lydia 

94 4 Capt. Thomas b 1685; m 1708 Lydia 
Pierce of Watertown (Boston) 

96 5 Abigail b 1688 

36 6- Lieut. Jonathan Eaton, son of (6 4) 
b 1655; m 1683 Elizabeth, dau of Robert 
Bumap, Jr. She d 1688. He m (2) Mary 
C': V-.j'.'''^ and lived in the homestead on the 
hill. Land was granted him in 1677 with 
privilege of wood and herbage, on condition 
that he continue in town to follow the trade 
of shoemaker. He d in 1743, aged 88 yrs, 
having been both Lieut, and Selectman. 


96 1 Sarah b 1684; m John Poole 

97 2 Jonathan b 1686; a soldier in Nova 
Scjotia expedition; d at Annapolis Royal 1711 

98 3 Royal b 1687; d unm 

99 4 Elizabeth b 1688; m Joseph Parker 
Issue by 2nd wife 

100 5 Mary b 1691 ; d 1691 

101 6 Samuel b 1693; d 1693 

102 7 Many b 1694; m Josiah Nurse 

103 8 John b 1697; m Abigail Roberts 

104 9 Samuel b 1702 

106 10 Nathaniel b 1700; m Lydia 

106 12 Joanna b 1708; d 1708 

106 11 Noah b 1704; m Phebe Lilley, of 

Fourth Generation 

46 6 Israel Eaton, son of (13 4) b 1700; 
m Diadem Howard, of Salem and removed 
to Wobum, Mass. 


108 1 John m Mary Mackentite 

109 2 Diadem m 

62 2 Jeremiah Eaton, son of (15 6) b July 
10, 1698; m (1) in Lynn, Margaret Hawkes, 
April 10, 1722; m (2) Nov. 13, 1730, Hannah 
Osgood, dau of Samuel Osgood of Andover. 
He was a carpenter by trade. He went to 
Haverhill in 1733 and to Heampstead in 1748. 
where he d in 1754. 


110 1 Dea. Jeremiah jr. b April 25, 1738; 
m (1) Lydia Flint; (2) Hannah Wardell 

111 2 Eliab m Lucretia Flint 

112 3 Hannah m William Flint 

113 4 Joseph m Caroline (Kendall) Flint 

114 5 Samuel m 
116 6 

116 7 Margaret 
Issue by 2nd wife 

117 8 Jeddiah m 1769 David Osgood 

118 9 Henry m 1799 Sally Stevens 

66 5 Rev. Benjamin Eaton, son of (16 6) 
m Anna Rand. He was a Baptist clergyman, 
and d in Dunstable. His wife rem to Candia 
and d at the home of her son William. 




119 1 Wmiam m Ruth Bradley 

120 2 David Clement 

121 3 Jonathan m 

122 4 James m Abigalil Wood 

123 5 Ebenezer m Phebe Sargent 

124 6 
126 7 

66 6 Daniel Eaton jr. son of (28 8) b 
July 24, 1707; was of Willington, Conn. 
In 1729-32 he was of Windsor, in 1734-39. 
He m his cousin, Hannah, dau of John and 
Mary (Eaton) Cole, at Boxford, Mass. Dec. 
19, 1727. (She d March 10, 1781.) 


126 1 Hannah b at Willington Sept. 22, 

127 2 Daniel b April 13, 1732; d young 

128 3 Nathaniel b at Windsor, April 26, 
1736, m Kezie Lawrence, who m (2) Gustavus 
Ellsworth, April 14, 1776 

129 4 John b at Windsor 1739 

130 5 Daniel b 1740, resided at Windsor 
1784, when he removed to Castleton, Vt. and 
m Rebecca Davidson 

Ocn &ii(l •«■« 

Biog. of Daniel Eaton Jr. was in Capt. Benjamin 

Ancient Allen's Co. Crown Point. 


73 5 Jonas Eaton, son of (32 2) b May 

18, 1680 ; removed to Framingham. By trade 
he was a carpenter and bricklayer. He was 
Selectman in 1717; May 10, 1705, he bought 
of George Walkup one half of the "Half 
Mile Square" and built where is now the old 


Eaton Hotise, near Sudbury bounds. He Temple's 
m in 1705, Mehitable, dau of John Gould, Hist, of 
and d Aug. 13, 1727. His widow m (2) ll^'""^' 
Nathan Brighanii of Marlborough and lived 
in Athol. 

131 1 Mehitable b Feb. 12, 1706; m John 

132 2 (Comet) Noah b July 22, 1708; 
m (1) Hannah Vinton; m (2) Huldah Haynes 

133 3 Dea. John b Sept. 28, 1710; m 
(1) Rachel Wright; (2) Mary Brooks; settled 
in Killingly, Ct. before 1735 

134 3 Phebe b Oct. 23, 1714) 

135 5 Corp. Jonas ) m Mary Emerson 

136 6 Joseph b Mar. 12, 1716; m 

and settled in Plainfield, Ct. 

137 7 Maiy 

138 8 Joshua b July 1, 1721; settled in 
Voluntown, Ct. 

139 9 Benjamin b Oct. 9, 1723; m Beulah 

140 10 

88 3 Benjamin Eaton, son of (34 4) b 
in 1720; m Lydia Ireland; was in Captain 
John White's Co. Col. AbijahSteame'sRegt., 
April 1, July 2, 1778; Capt. Jonathan Sibley's 
Co., Col. Luke Drury's Regt., July 29, Nov. 
10, 1781. 


141 1 Benjamin Jr. m Mary Moore 

142 2 Lydia m 

93 3 Joshua Eaton, son of (36 5) b 1682- 
3; m Lydia Livermore. He established tan 



Lincoln's works, which he sold in 1733 to Joseph 
Worcester ^aynard, William Negus and wife Persis, 
p 224 ' ^f Worcester. He then removed to Spencer, 
where he d Feb. 26, 1767; his wife d June 5, 
1760, aged 73. He was assessor of Water- 
town in 1714. 

143 1 Lydia b 1710; m Matthias Clark, 
Oct. 17, 1729 

144 2 Rebeckah b 1712; m James Brown 
of Sudbury in 1733 

146 3 Joshua Rev. b Dec. 15, 1715; 
grad. Harvard university 1735, the first 
lawyer who settled in Worcester; stud. Theol, 
ogy; ord. pastor of the church in Spencer- 
Nov. 7, 1774; m Sarah Eliott 

146 4 Samuel b Dec. 16, 1716; d Mar. 
30, 1720 

Wakefield ^ * *Captain Thomas Eaton, son of (35 5) 
Reading and ^ 1685; m Lydia Pierce of Watertown; suc- 
NorthRead- cecdcd to his father's homestead. He was 
ing, Mass. Captain, selectman and representative. He 
d in 1774 aged 91. 

147 1 Thomas b 1712; d 1723 

148 2 Jonathan (Lieut.) b 1714; m (1) 
Mary Damon; (2) Abna Hayes 

*Note Capt. Thomas Eaton, Sr. lived on 
the Esq. Prescott (Prescett) place on Sumner 
Street. His father Joshua is supposed to 
be the first Eaton who settled in the town of 
Reading. This Thomas Eaton was grand- 
father of Mrs Joshua Prescott of Reading. 


149 3 Ruth b 1716; m John Nicholas 

150 4 Lydia b 1718; d 1725 

151 5 Hannah b 1721; m 1739 James 

152 6 Abigail b 1724 

153 7 Lydia b 1727; m 1750, Phillip 
Russelli of Lexington 

154 8 Thomas jr. (Capt.) b 1729; m Eliz- 
abeth Gerry 

155 9 Rebecca b 1731 ; m Jeremiah Bach- 

156 10 Joshua b 1734 

103 8 John Eaton, son of (35 6) b 1687; 
m Abigail Roberta, and d in 1758, aged 61 
years. Settled in West Parish, near Tim 
Hartshor's place. 


157 1 John b 1723; m Elizabeth Boutwell 

158 2 Thomas b 1725; m Betsey Boutwell 

159 3 James b 1733; m 1753 Lois Damon 

104 9 Samuel Eaton, son of (36 6) b 1702 ; 
m and removed to Tolland, Ct. 


160 1 Aaron b 1737; m (1) Lydia Barber; 
m (2) Mrs. Abigail Converse 

105 10 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (36 6) 

b 1700; m Lydia and lived in the 

western part of Wakefield, on the place owned 

in 1868 by Davis. Committed suicide 

by hanging in 1750, the cause being given 
that during the French war, tempted by a 
reward offered, surrendered up a deserter 
who had taken refuge with him and so great 
his remorse he committed suicide. 



Hon. LiUey 



and North 




161 1 

162 2 

163 3 

164 4 
166 5 

166 6 

167 7 

168 8 

169 9 

Nathan n 1726; m Sarah Coleman 

Jonathan b 1728 

Lydia b 1730 

Nathaniel b 1732; m Mary Wesson 

Mary b 1734; m Horace Batchelder 

William b 1737; m 1762 Rebecca 

Elizabeth b 1740) 

Sarah b 1740; m 1760 Jonathan 

Susanna b 1746 

106 11 Noah Eaton, son of (36 6) b 1704; 
m Phebe Lilley, of Wobum; Lived awhile 
at the homestead on the hill; afterwards in 
1732, he purchased of Benjamin Gibson, of 
Boston, the former homestead of Zacharia 
Poole, leather-dresser, who sold it to said 
Gibson and removed to Medford, the same 
place formerly owned by Deacon Jacob 
Eaton at the cor. of Eaton and Crescent 
Street. On this place he lived until his 
death in 1 770. His widow d 1 786. 

Issue : 

170 1 Noah b 1728; settled in Wobum 

171 2 Phebe b 1731; m Thomas Hart, 
of Lymefield 

172 3 Katherine b 1735; d infant 

173 4 Hannah b 1738) m Bout- 
well, of Amherst, N. H. 

174 5 LiUcy b 1738) twin; m 1762 Sarah, 
dau Dea. Brown Emerson 

174 6 Katherine b 1744; m John Emerson 


176 7 Susanna b 1746 

177 8 Reuben b 1750; m (1) Abigail 
Lovell; m (2) Ruth Badger, and d in 1813 


Fifth Generation 

108 1 John Eaton, son of (46 6) b in 
Woburh, Mass., Mar. 12, 1727; m Aug. 1, 
1749, Mary Macketire. 


178 1 Dlademi b 1750; m Thomas Groff 

179 2 David b 1752; m 1805 Hannah 

180 3 Mary b 1755 

181 4 Ruth b 1758 

182 5 Sarah b 1765 

183 6 Joseph m Ruhannah Snow 

Flint Gen- 110 1 Deacon Jeremiah Eaton, son of 
Register (52 2) b April 25. 1736; m (1) Lydia ( b May 

3, 1739) dau of Capt. Thomas Flint and his 
wife Priscilla (Porter) Flint, April 14, 1761; 
m (2) widow, Hannah Wardell, Nov. 16, 
1780; was deacon of the church in North 
Reading and Lynn, and also served in the 
Revolutionary war. He d July 17, 1791. 

184 1 Osgood b Jan. 7, 1770; m (1) 
Joanna Leighton; m (2) Polly Jaqueth 

186 1 Thomas 

186 3 Porter 

187 4 Pri^llla 

188 5 Lydla 

189 6 William m Pamelia Flint 

190 7 

Issue by 2nd wife 

191 8 Jeremiah b 



192 9 Hannah 

193 10 Mary m Jan. 3, 1814, Samuel 

194 11 

116 2 Ellab Eaton, son of (52 2) b ; 
m Lucretia (b Nov. 20, 1769) dau of Dr. 
Thomas Flint* and Lydia (Pope) Flint of 
Northborough, on the Damairiscotta River; 
served as private in the Revolutionary war. 
12 children — ^but I have no record of them. 

119 1 William Eaton, son of (55 5) m 
Ruth Bradley and removed to Portland. Me. 

195 1 Benjamin m Anna Worthen 

196 2 Anna m Solomon Stevens 

197 3 Relief m Prescott 

198 4 Sarah m Harriaman 

199 5 Jesse m (1) Basford; m (2) 

Sarah Worthen 

200 6 Moses d young 

201 7 Patty m Giines 

121 3 Jonathan Eaton son of (55 5) m 

202 1 Benjamin 

203 2 Dea. William; settled in Chester 

*Note Dr. Thomas Flint (b in North 
Reading, Oct. 8, 1733, d about 1800). Dur- 
ing the war of the Revolution, made several 
cruises in private armed ships, in the capacity 
of surgeon. After peace, he led a quiet and 
useful life in the cultivation of his farm, and 
in the practice of his profession. 

Flint Gen. 


204 3 Rev. Asa 

205 4 James m Martha McClure ; (2) Mrs 
Sarah (George) White 

122 4 James Eaton, son of (66 5) , m Abi- 
gail, dau of Nathaniel Wood. 


206 1 Alexander m Edna Preston 

207 2 John; served in the War of the 

208 3 . Benjamin; served in War of Revol- 

209 4 Abigail m Jonathan Pressy 

210 5 Betsy m (1) Baker; m (2) 


123 5 Ebenezer Eaton, son of (66 5) m 

Phebe Sargent 


211 1 Rand m Rowe, and went 


212 2 Sarah m Thurston 

213 3 Phebe m Plaisted 

128 3 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (66 6) b 

at Windsor, April 26, 1736. m Kezie Lawrence 


214 1 Nathaniel Eaton, Jr. b at Spring- 
field, July 1761; m Oct. 13, 1781, Mary Kent 

130 5 Daniel Eaton, son of (66 6) b 

Gen. Bio- 1740; resided at Windsor; removed in 1784 
graph An- ^^ Castlcton, Vt., and m Rebecca Davidson 
wTthers- (b 1741; d 1825). He d June 13, 1780, at 
field Castleton, Vt. 



215 1 Daniel b Feb. 23, 1762 

216 2 Enoch* b Nov. 1762; m 

217 3 Chloe b Oct. 6, 1765 ; d June 9, 1770 

218 4 Stephen Davis b Feb. 13, 1767; 
m Sukey Currie 

219 5 Ellhue b Oct. 17, 1768; d 1768 

220 6 Ellhue b Oct. 21, 1770 

221 7 John b Mar. 16, 1773; m Catherine 

222 8 Elizabeth b Dec. 6, 1774 

223 9 Amelia b Mar. 19, 1776 

224 10 Ardon b Jan. 2, 1778; m Sarah 
Combs (b Dec. 17, 1782) Jan. 21, 1801; d 
Aug. 17, 1858; his wife, Sarah, d Oct. 4, 1843; 
both are buried at Salina, Syracuse, N. Y. 

225 11 Chloe b Dec. 20, 1780 

226 12 Polly b June 20, 1782 

132 2 Comet Noah Eaton, son of (73 5) 
b July 22, 1708, of Framingham; m Hannah 
Vinton of Stoneham, who d May 8, 1795; 
he bought, Nov. 11, 1773, the southeast 
comer farm in Athol, which became incorp. 
in Phillipston; he moved his goods to Athol New Eng. 
on a one-horse Indian litter (An Indian horse- JJ**** ^* 
litter was merely two long ash poles with y "" ^^^' 
slats fastened across the middle, the forward 
ends dragging on saddle-girths, and the 

*Note (216 2) Enoch Eaton (Pay Roll 
Capt. John Benjam's Co. Col. Benjamin Wait's 
Battalion) in the service of the State of Ver- 
mont. Commencing 1st day Jvdy 1781 and 
ending 30 day November 1781. 


hind ends dragging on the ground.) He was 
wounded in the French and Indian war June, 
1746, being at the time near Charleston; he 
was in Capt. Jeremiah Belknap's Co. in 1757, 
and in the last French and Indian war, 1780. 
He m (2) Huldah Haynes, of Sudbury, and 
d in 1791. 

227 1 Hannah b Nov. 4, 1731; m John 

228 2 Noah b Aug. 7, 1733; d June 12, 
1814; m (1) Hannah Hunt; (2) Polly Tilton; 
(3) Martha 

229 3 Abigail b Feb. 1, 1735; m Daniel 

230 4 Jonas b Jan. 29, 1737; m Lois 

231 5 John b July 30, 1740; m Olive 

232 6 Mehitable b April 21 , 1743 ; m Decon 
Darker, of Sudbury 

233 7 Ruth b Feb. 16, 1744; m Peter 

234 8 Malthia b Jan. 15, 1747 
Issue by 2nd wife 

235 9 Silas b Dec. 1, 1750; m Polly 

236 10 Mary b May 11, 1753; m Simeon 
Goddard, of Phillipston 

War Record 

Rev', m1^". Noah Eaton, Framingham 17084791 ; Third 

Soc. 1899, p Sergeant, Capt. Simon Edgett's Co. at Lexing- 

164 ton Alarm; Corp. Capt. Walter McFarland's 

Co. Col. Cyprian How's Regt, for service in 


Rhode Island, Jtily 24, Oct. 30, 1780; Private, 
Capt. Joseph Winch's Co. Col. Samuel Bui- 
lard's Re^. Aug. 16— Dec. 10, 1777, at 
Bennington, Saratoga, and Surrender of Bur- 
goyne. Rev. Rolls, Mass. Archives; Temples 
Framingham Charles Lincoln Parker 

Peter Parker 


William Eaton, of Staple, Co. Kent, Eng. — Martha Jenkins 

Jonaa Eaton — Grace 



John Eaton — Dorcas Green 

Jonas Eaton — Mehitable Gould (m. 2d Nathan Brigham) 

Noah Eaton — Hannah Vinton ; 2d Huldah Haynes 

Ruth Eaton — Peter Parker 




Charies Lincoln Parker, Peter Parker 

133 3 Deacon John Eaton, son of (73 5) 
b Sept. 28, 1710; m (1) Rachel Wright; (2) 
Mary Brooks; and removed to Killingly, 
Conn, about 1792. 


237 1 Capt. John b July 29, 1733; m 
Eunice Gould Oct. 9, 1754 comi 

238 2 Hiram Records 

239 3 Rachel 

240 4 Thomas 


136 5 Corp. Jonas Eaton, son of (65 5) 
b Oct. 22, 1714; m Aug. 3, 1738, Mary Emer- 
son. He was taxed from 1739 to 1773 in 
Framingham and then removed to Charles- 
town, where he lived at the time it was burned 
by the British. He made claim in 1775 for 
loss of property for himself and sons. He 
was a tanner by trade. Jonas Eaton was 
corporal in Capt. Isaac Clark's Co. of troopers. 


241 1 Jonas Jr. b June 16, 1739; d yoxmg 

242 2 Jonas bapt. Feb. 8, 1740; m Mary 

243 3 Daniel bapt. Jan. 16, 1743; m (1) 
Thankful Kenny; (2) Dorothy Langdon 

244 4 Ebenezer* bapt. Nov. 4, 1744 
246 5 Benjamin m Ruth Symmes 

246 6 Mary bapt. Nov. 6, 1748; m 1772 
Silas Parker 

247 7 James bapt. Jan. 20, 1751; m 

248 8 Joseph bapt. July 22, 1753 

249 9 Joshua bapt. Mar. 28, 1757; m 
Mary Rand 

250 10 William m Sarah Wilson, who 
m (2) James Porter 

Cyrus Ea- ^39 9 Benjamin Eaton, Cordwainer, son 
nak'of War- ^f (73 5) b Oct. 9, 1723; m Beulah Stone, 
ren. Dec. 23, 1747, and resided on the present 

Ebenezer Eaton place in Framingham. 

*Ebenezer Eaton, Private; Capt. Timothy 
Eaton's Co. Minute Men; Alarm April 19th, 



251 1 Jonas b 1748; m Abigail Allen and 
resided at Barre 

262 2 Ebenezer b 1750; m Rebecca Stone, 
and d at Framingham 

263 3 Beulah b 1752; m Nathan Boynton 

264 4 Benjamin b July 27, 1754; m Mary 

265 5 Anna b 1757; m Brigham Eaton 
( ) of Petersham; fifer (Muster Roll of 
Minute Men 1775) History of Framingham. 

Benjamin Eaton, Framingham. Private, Mass. Soi- 
Capt. Simon Edgell's Co. of Minute-Men, diers and 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, bailors, p 
1775, to Concord and Cambridge; service 4 ^^^ 
days; also Capt. Thomas Dairy's Co.; Col. 
Nixon's regt.; Company receipt for advance 
pay dated Cambridge Camp, June 20, 1775; 
also. Private, same Co. regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; 
services 3 mos. 15 days. 

141 1 Benjamin Eaton son of (88 3) m 
Mary Moore 

1 Sarah m Elbridge Gerry Croweii 
Orestes Eaton Croweii, of Oakland, Me. 

146 3 Rev. Joshua Eaton, son of (93 3) 

b at Waltham in 1715; d in 1772; m (1) Sarah 
Eliot, at Waltham, Mass. He was first a 
lawyer and then a clergyman. He settled 
in Spencer in 1744, and d there April 2, 1772; 
m (2) Molly 



266 1 Dr. John Eliot b 1756; d 1812 r 
m Lydia Atwater 

267 2 Joshua b 1757; killed at the battle 
of Burgojntie in 1777 

268 4 Charles b 1759; m Rebecca Poole 
in 1780; was a soldier in the Rev. war (fifer) 

Issue by 2nd wife 

269 5 Polly m 1789 John Rayner, of 

Diary of Ezra Stiles, Vol. I p 226 
On the 2nd inst died the Rev. Joshua 
Eaton, A.M., Pastor of the Church at Spencer, 
aet 58. Minister 28. He was educated and 
graduated at Harvard College 1735. He 
studied the Law & settled as a practitioner 
of it at Worcester for some years He was 
always of a serious disposition, and at length 
determined to devote himself to the Service 
of God in the ministry; and accordingly was 
ordained in 1774 Pastor of a new Church in 
Spencer, then a yoimg settlement and I 
think part of the town of Leicester. 

An interesting notice of Joshua Eaton will 
be found in Willard's Address to the Wor- 
cester Bar. p 54, 

Hon. Liiiey 148 2 Lieut. Jonathan Eaton, son of 

WaSeid (^* 4) b 1 7 1 4 ; m Mary Damon ; was lieutenant 
Reading and ^^^ Selectman scvcral years. He lived on 
North Read- the place in **Woodend'\ then so-called, 
ing Mass. recently known as the Jonas Parker place, 

and now owned by Charles Tweed. He 
m (2) Abna Hayes of Stoneham, Ct. The 
old house was burnt some 40 years since (1874) 



260 1 Jonathan b 1735; m Lucy Ann 
Holden . 

261 2 Lydla b 1740; m Lieut. Nathan 
Eaton (290 1) 

262 3 Edmund b 1742; m 1766, Sarah 
Brown and lived at one time on the place 
now owned and occupied by the heirs of the 
Hon. Thomas Emerson, and d in 1796. 

164 8 Capt. Thomas Eaton, Jr. son of 
(94 4); b 1729; m Elizabeth Gerry. This 
Thomas Eaton succeeded his father on the 
place known as the Esq. Prescott place on 
Summer street; d in 1787. 


263 1 Lieut. Thomas b 1754; m Abigail 

264 2 James b 1757; m Lydia Nicholas 
and removed to Auburn 

266 3 Betsey unm. 

Sept. 26, 1777 Lieut. Bancroft issues the 
following order: — *To Mr. Thomas Eaton, 
Sir, in obedience to orders I have received, 
you are required to warn all the training 
soldiers in your ward to meet at the meeting- 
house in the Third Parish, with arms complete, 
the 27th of Sept. inst. at one o'clock in the 
afternoon. Also, to warn the Alarm List; 
that they attend at said time and place." 

167 1 John Eaton, son of (103 8) b 1723; 
m Elizabeth Boutwell; d in 1754 



266 1 Elizabeth 

267 2 Rebecca 

268 3 Lieut. John b 1751; m Sible Spauld- 

269 4 Tabltha 

270 5 Abraham 

158 2 Thomas Eaton, son of (103 8) b 

1725; m Betsy Boutwell 

271 1 Thomas b 1748; m Abigail Bran- 

272 2 Dorcas 

273 3 Eda b 1757) 

274 4 Asa 

275 5 Amos b 1760 (was in the continental 

War Record of (276 5) 

Amos Eaton, Descriptive list of men 
raised to reinforce Continental Army for the 
term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of 
June 5, 1780; returned as received of Jtistin 
Ely, Commissioner, . by Brig. John Glover, 
at Springfield, July 7, 1780; aged 21 yrs.; 
statue, 5 ft 8 in; complexion light; engaged 
for town of Salisbury; marched to Camp 
July 7, 1780, under command of Capt. Dix; 
also pay roll of Salisbury for service in the 
Continental Army during 1780; services 1 mo; 
reported discharged at West Point (Mass. 
Soldiers and Sailors, p 165) 

159 4 James Eaton, son of (103 8) b 
1733; d 1771; m in 1758, Lois Damon 


War Record of James Eaton n. y. Hist. 

James Eaton (1733-1771) Private Capt. ^^H^^ 
Thomas Eaton, of Reading, Mass. Co. Col. iggi^jj^^. 
Green's Regt. ; Minute Men, Lexington Alarm, Muster Rolls 
April 19, 1775. 

Archibald Nesbet Waterhouse. 


276 1 Lois b 1758 

272 2 Lucy b 1760; d 1833; m . . Day . . 
(2) m 1803 Jeremiah Rcx^well 

278 3 SaUy m WiUiam Blake April 5, 

279 4 Abigail b 1766; d 1766 

280 5 Jerusha 

281 6 Joseph b 1771 ; m Sarah Sweetser. 
and settled in Wakefiedld. 

160 1 Ensign Aaron Eaton of Safford, 
Conn., son of (104 9) b at Tolland, Conn., 
March 8th, 1737; m Oct. 21st, 1762, Lydia Windsor 
Barber. (Mrs. Lydia Eaton was hurt by the ^^°^ *^''^' 
falling of a well- sweep at her own door the 
29th of July, 1790, and d the next day.) 
He m (2) in 1790, Mrs .Abigail Converse, 

dau of Alden. He d 25th of May, 


Issue by 1st wife 

282 1 Rozanna b 1763 

283 2 Col. Aaron b 1766; m Polly Doune 
Jan. 8, 1813 

284 3 Lydia b 1768 
286 4 Lucinda b 1772 

286 5 Joseph Barber b 1775 
Issue by 2nd wife 

287 6 Joshua Willis b 1791-2; m 



288 7 

289 S 

Luther b 1792-3 
Sarah b 1795 

Public Red. 
Conn. XV. 

Hist, of 

Flint G«n. 

Note "This Assembly do appoint Aaron 
Eaton Ensign, of the 6th Company in said 
battalion" (2nd) 

161 1 Nathan Eaton, son of (105 10) 
b 1726; m Sarah Coleman. 


290 1 Lieut. Nathan Eaton b Jan. 1, 
1743; m Lydia Eaton (261 2) dau Lieut. 
Jonathan Eaton (146 2) Mary (Damon) Eaton 

164 4 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (106 10) 
b in Reading in 1732; m Mary Wesson, of 
Sudbury; d Feb. 24. 1799, aged 67. His 
widow d Jan. 3, 1821, aged 90 yrs. 


Betsy b 1757; d 1845; unm. 
Polly b 1760; d 1839; unm. 
AbigaU b 1762; d 1828; unm 
Eunice b 1764; m William Trask 
Benjamin b June 15, 1768; m 
Elizabeth Atwood 

296 6 Nathan b June 8, 1772; m Milly 
Baker; (2) Elinor Parmenter 

166 6 William Eaton, son of (108 10) 
b 1737; m Rebecca Flint in 1762 

297 1 Rebecca of Wakefield, Mass. m 
Jeremiah Bachelder 

298 2 Timothy of Reading; m Lydia Bach- 
elder, Jan. 16, 1791 

299 3 Nathaniel m 

,1291 1 
''292 2 
S293 3 
]«|294 4 
>«295 5 


300 4 Joseph 

301 5 Abraham* 

302 6 WiUIam Jr. 

303 7 Charles m 1808 Elizabeth, dau 
Hames and Hannah (Putnam) Flint 

174 5 Lilley Eaton, son of (106 11) b 
1738; m 1762, Sarah, dau of Deacon Brown 
Emerson; d 1812, age 73; his widow d 1812; 
age 80 yrs. 


304 1 Caleb b 1773; m 1800 Hannah Blair; 
d 1846 

306 2 Jacob b 1771 ; m (1) Rebecca Holms ; 
m (2) widow of his brother, Lilley Eaton 

306 3 Sarah m Joseph Boutwell 

307 4 Lucy d of consumption in 1807 

308 5 Susanna d of dropsy 1828 

309 6 Lilley b 1768; m Eunice Evans 

310 7 Phebe b 1777; m Comelius Sweetser 

311 8 Hannah b 1779; m 1801 Lemuel 
Sweetser Esq. 

312 9 Catherine b 1781; m Benjamin 
Badger Esq. 

^Abraham Eaton, Reading. Private. Capt. 
Thomas Eaton's Co. Col. Green's regt. which 
marched on the Alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service 12 d. Also list of training soldiers 
of a Co. in Reading under Capt. Thomas 
Eaton (yr not given); also Capt. Samuel 
Sprague's Co.; Co. return dated 1775; also 
same Co. return for guns (yr not given), 
Said Eaton's gun reported as Concealed; 
name crossed out on return. 


Hist, of 177 8 Reuben Eaton, son of (106 11) 

Sutton 1704. Yy ; m (1) Abigail Lovell, Dec. 6, 1770; 

(2) Nov. 27, 1787, Ruth Badger; (3) Sarah 
Hart; d Nov. 17, 1813. 

As a young man Reuben Eaton loved his 
gun. He was fond of hunting and skilful 
in taking game, especially ducks and wild 
fowl. When the alarm news first reached 
the town that the British were moving 
towards Concord, it is said that he, unlike 
his fellow citizens, who, full of excitement, 
seizing what arms and amunition first came 
to hand, ran with haste to jfind the foe, this 
man with the deliberation and care with which 
he would prepare to hunt ducks, proceeded 
to cleanse his gun, supply his lock with new 
flint, his pouch with bullets and every other 
equipment, and when thus prepared followed 
in pursuit. He reached Concord in season 
to join the skirmish there and to assist in 
driving the enemy towards Boston. Secret- 
ing himself behind a wall or other defence he 
would wait their approach, take careful 
aim as if hunting fowls. He said afterwards, 
in referring to this mode of popping off the 
enemy, *'It was glorious picking." At one 
time however he came near being picked off 
himself. Continuing in his hiding-place rath- 
er too long, until the British had come quite 
near, hating to leave until he had fired a ball 
more, he at length started and ran. The 
British saw him and several guns were dis- 
charged at him; he immediately dropped al- 
though not hit, and lay flat upon his face 
until the foe marched on. He then sprang 


up and ran again — ^again the balls came 
whistling after him and he dropped as if 
killed, and after lying a minute jumped up 
and took to his heels again. The troops saw 
him and again fired but he escaped unhurt. 
He heard them say however, **See that Yan- 
kee; we have kiUed him twice and look, he 
can run yet.*' He remarked after his return 
home that this was the happiest day of his 
life. April 19, Battle of Lexington, Concord. 

The War Record of Reuben Eaton reads — 
Reuben Eaton, private; Capt. Andrew W. 
Elliott's Sutton, Mass. Co., in Col. . Ebenezer 
Leamed's Regt. Minute Men, Lexington 
Alarm, April 19, 1775, Col. Jonathan Holman, 
Bvt. Frank Earl Schermerhn. 


313 1 Jonathan b Nov. 22, 1773; m Anna 

314 2 Sarah b Jan. 9, 1777; m Ayres 
Fuller, Sept. 21. 1796 

316 3 PoUy b Jan. 11, 1779; m David 
Gaskell, Jr., Feb. 20, 1807 

316 4 Reuben b Oct. 27, 1780; m Lucy 
Dudley, Sept. 15, 1808 

317 5 AbigaU b Oct. 7, 1782 

318 6 Ruth b Feb. 1, 1790; m John Smith 
June 26, 1811 

318 7 Samuel b Oct. 11, 1792; m Alice 
Hathway, Sept. 25, 1820 

320 8 Zeba b April 16, 1795; m Sally 
Hathway, Dec. 4, 1817 

Sixth Generation 

184 1 Osgood Eaton, son of (116 1) b 
Jan. 7, 1770; removed to Farmington, Me., 
in or about 1805. By trade he was a carpen- 
ter; m Jan. 22, 1797, Joanna Leighton, (b 
in Westford, Dec. 30, 1776) dau of Francis 
and Lydia (Fitch) Leighton; who d in Read- 
ing, Sept. 1803; m (2) PoUv Jacquith, Nov. 
9, 1804. He d Sept. 21, 1830. 


321 1 Osgood b Feb. 2, 1799; m Hannah 
Wentworth, pf Strong 

199 5 Jesse Eaton, son of (119 1) m (1) 

Basf ord ; (2) Sarah Worthen. He d 

Dec. 23, 1808. 


322 1 Nancy b 1775; m Joseph Chase 

323 2 Mary m French; m (2) 


324 3 Sarah m Benjamin Pillsbury Esq. 
of Candia 

326 4 Hannah m Henry Ephraim Eaton 

326 5 Jesse m Sarah Prince 

327 6 Susan m Samuel Buswell 

328 7 Eleanor m Prince 

329 8 Ebenezer m Sarah Shirley 

330 9 Love unm. 

331 10 Asa unm. 

206 4 James Eaton, son of (121 3) b 

; m Martha McClure; m (2) Mrs Sarah 
(George) White 



Issue by 1st wife: 

332 1 James b ; m Martha Wilson 
(or Olive) 

Issue by 2d wife; 

333 2 Hiram b 1817; mEdna C. Sweetser 

334 3 Joseph 

214 1 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (128 3) 

b at Springfield, July, 1761; m Oct. 13, 1781, 
Mary Kent. 


335 1 William b Oct. 22, 1783; m and 
settled in Bradford, Pa. 

Note The intention of marriage between 
Mr. Nathaniel Eaton and Miss Mary Kent, 
both of West Springfield, were entered and 
published 13 Oct. 1781. 

221 7 John Eaton, son of (130 5) b in 
Castleton, Vt., Mar. 16, 1773; m Catherine 
Vandeusen (b in Schenectady, N. Y., Oct. 11, 


336 1 Anson b in Hamilton, Ont. Canada, 
Dec. 18, 1803; m Saropany Jutton 

337 2 Daniel b April 22, 1806; m Lucinda 

338 3 Levinus b May 29, 1808; m Cather- 
ine Bums 

339 4 John b Sept. 5, 1811; m Ann Jane 

340 5 Enoch b Feb. 26, 1815 ;.m Catherine 


341 6 Wesley b Nov. 6, 1817; m Margaret 

342 7 Sarah Humphrey b Nov. 17, 1820; 
m Edward Linsley 

343 8 Seymour Smith b AprU 14, 1823; 
m Catherin Henery (b in Ireland, Aug. 16, 

344 9 Harmon b Feb. 28, 1814 
346 10 Horace b Jan. 26, 1829 

346 11 Eliza Jane b Dec. 22, 1830; m 
Cribbin Smith 

347 12 

228 2 Noah Eaton, son of (132 2) b Aug. 
7, 1733; d June 12, 1814; m (1) Hannah Hunt; 
m (2) Feb. 14, 1771, Polly Tilton (d 1803); 
m (3) Martha Abbott, dau of Joseph and 
widow of Samuel Abbott, who d Nov. 30, 
1834; he was a soldier of the Revolution. 


348 1 Nabby b Nov. 20, 1757; m Jacob 

349 2 Noah b Nov. 5, 1758; d in Canada 

360 3 Hannah b 1760; m Abel Chllds 

361 4 Luther (Cordwainer) b 1762; m 
(1) Polly Drury; (2) Polly Newton 

362 5 Nathan b 1767; m Asenath Fiske 
Issue by 2nd wife 

363 6 MoUy b Nov. 11, 1771; d 1772 

Note The following incident shows the 
value of presence of mind in emergency. 
In the pursuit, when on the borders of Lex- 
ington, Noah Eaton of this town fired upon 
the British, and squatted behind a knoll 


to reload, just as a regular came up on the War of 
other side of the knoll, and as it proved, for ^^^ye''*''''' 
the same purpose. Eaton instantly brought ^ 
his gun to his shoulder, and demanded a 
surrender. The soldier laid down his musket, 
when Eaton proceeded to reload. Seeing 
the state of the case, the soldier remarked, 
**My gun is empty, but I could have loaded 
in half the time you take, as I have cartridges. " 
The soldier returned to Framingham with 
his captor, the next day, and continued in 
his service. 

(Noah Eaton was a "Minute Man.") ^^^ ^^^ 
Noah Eaton Muster Roll Capt. Joseph Hist, and 
Winch's Co. Col. Samuel Ballard's regt. Gen. 
Mass. State Militia Aug. 16— Dec. 10, 1777. 
Corp. Noah Eaton, Alarm List in Capt. Jere- 
miah Belknap's Co. 16 to 60 yrs. of age, 
April 26, 1757. 

230 4 Jonas Eaton, son of (132 2) b 
Jan. 29, 1737; m May 7, 1761, Lois Goodnow, 
of Sudbury, and lived at Salem End. He 
d March 10, 1819. 


364 1 Lois b June 16, 1762; m Hon. 
Jonathan Haynard, Esq. Issue 

365 2 Daniel b Jan. 31, 1764; m Mehit- 
able Murdock 

366 3 Jesse b Jan. 27, d while singing 
in the choir at the Meeting-house, Nov. 5, 

367 4 Anna b June 11, 1768; d young 

368 5 Nathan b Sept. 28, 1770; d 

369 6 Lydla twin; m Maj. Lawson Nurse 


360 7 Eunice b Jan. 25, 1773; m Nathan 
Henderson, of Boston 

361 8 Nathan b Mar. 4, 1775; d 

362 9 Persls b Aug. 23, 1777; d whUe 
preparing for a ride at the house of Jonathan 
Maynard, Feb. 5, 1806 

363 10 Anna b Feb. 23, 1780; d 

364 11 Betsy twin; m Joshua Lane; m 
(2) Van Schoick; d Dec. 17, 1854. 

365 12 Joseph b May 28. 1782; m Nabby 
Taylor and kept a tavern in Boston; d in 
Framingham, Nov. 5, 1841 ; his wife d May 8, 

231 5 John Eaton, son of (132 2) b July 
30, 1740; lived on the original homestead. 
He m Olive Connant, and d May 28, 1816. 
His widow d Sept. 20, 1842, aged 93 years. 

He was in the Revolution in Col. Joseph 
Buckminister's Co. of Militia, April 26, 1757. 


366 1 Reuben b May 14, 1769; m Betsy 
Hunt and resided at Sudbury 

367 2 Sally b Nov. 8, 1770 ; m Elisha Hunt 

368 3 John b May 16, 1773 ; m Mary Hunt 

369 4 Olive b Dec. 21, 1775; m Reuben 

370 5 Levi b Jan. 15, 1778; m (1) Susan 
How; m (2) Elissa Buckminister ; he was a 
tavern keeper at Framingham. 

371 6 Abel b Sept. 28, 1780; m (1) Sally 
Hemmingway; m (2) Persis (Jones) Hill 

372 7 Lucy b July 31, 1782; m Obadiah 


235 9 Silas Eaton, son of (132 2) b Dec. 
1, 1750; m Feb. 1782, Polly Nicholas, dau. 
of John, and lived on the Joseph Pratt place, 
east of the State Muster-grounds; d July 
18, 1828. His wife Mary (Polly) d Oct. 
30, 1818, aged 61 years. 


373 1 Josiah b Nov. 11, 1732; m Eliz- 
abeth Stevens 

374 2 Major Silas b Oct. 17, 1784; m 
Nancy Stone 

376 3 Hannah b Jan. 2, 1789; d young 

376 4 Mary m Luther Stone 

377 5 Martha b Mar. 10, 1791 ; m Abner 
Wheeler (Hon.) 

378 6 Samuel b May 14, 1794; d young 

379 7 Nabby b 1798; d young 

380 8 Hetty b 1798; twin; d young 

237 1 *Capt. John Eaton, son of (133 2) 
b July 29, 1733; m Oct. 9, 1754; Eunice Gould; Early Conn, 
by Rev. Aaron Burr. They resided in Kill- Marriages 
ingly. Conn., where he d April 24, 1816; 
Eunice (Gould) Eaton, his wife, d April 
27, 1810. 


381 1 Luther b Sept. 15, 1762; m Rebecca 

242 2 Jonas Eaton, son of (136 8) b 
1740; m Mary Wyer. He was a Currier. 
He was published Oct. 26, 1765, to Mary conn. Hist. 
Rand; bans "forbidden by the man himself", Soc., CoU. 

; Rev. Lists 

♦War Record— Capt. Eaton of I regt. Kill- ^^^ Returns 
ingly, Conn. ^°*- '"' 



Hist, of and he m two years later (Dec. 1, 1767) 
Framing. Mary Wyer of Charlestown, where he settled. 
He owned a lot on Main street, part of which 
he sold to Benjamin Frothingham. He was 
taxed in Charlestown from 1762 — 1766.* He 
served in the revolution in Capt. Jesse Eames' 
company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's regt. 
Fifth Middlesex, in 1776, and also in Capt. 
David Brewer's Co. Col. Abner Perry's regt; 
Tenth Middlesex, in the Rhode Island cam- 
paign. He d in 1787 and his estate was 
administrated by his son David. 


382 1 Jonas bapt. Feb. 11, 1770; m Mary 

383 2 Elizabeth bapt. Mar. 8, 1772) 

384 3 Mary 

385 4 David 

386 5 

378 6 James 

243 3 Daniel Eaton, son of (136 8) b 
1743; m Thankful Kenney; m (2) Dorothy 
Langdon; he was a Boston trader. 

Issue by 1st wife 

388 1 Thankful 

389 2 Sarah 

390 3 Elizabeth 

*When Charlestown was burned in 1775, 
his wife and three children escaped in a row- 
boat and fled to Framingham, where Jonas 
joined them later and from there enlisted for 
the war. 


246 5 Benjamin Eaton, son of (136 5) 

b ; m Ruth Symmes; he was of New- 

buryport ; he was both currier and undertaker. 

391 1 Dea. William b ; m Mary , 

who was killed by lightning Aug. 9, 1812, 
aged 35 yeare. 

392 2 John b ; fought in the Rev. 
war; d and was buried at Newburyport 

393 3 Ruth m Feb. 11, 1810, John Flint 

[n Eaton, Newburyport (also given 
Newbury) Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's 
Co., which marched on the Alarm of April 
19, 1775; Service 4 days; also Capt. Benjamin 
Perkins's Co., Col. Moses Little's (17) regt.; 
Muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 
9, 1775; served 12 weeks; also company 
return probably Oct. 1775); age 27 yrs.; 
also order for bounty coat or its equivalent 
in money dated Prospects Hill, Nov. 14, 
1775; also Private, Capt. Perkins's Co. Com- 
pany return for the year 1775, endorsed, 
Col. Garrish. 

246 7 James Eaton, son of (136 5) b ; 

m Sally ; was of Boston, where he was 

an auctioneer. 


394 1 James Eaton b 

249 9 Joshua Eaton, son of (136 5) b ; 
was of Boston; m Mary Rand, who d May 9, 
1807 (funeral from Levertete Street 12th). 
He was an auctioneer. 



Hist, of 
ham, by 


A dau, who d Sept. 4, 1801, aged 8 yrs., of 

251 1 Jonas Eaton, son of (139 9) b 
July 17, 1748; m Abigail Allen, and resided 
at Barre. 


395 1 Abigail m William Fox 

262 2 Ebenezer Eaton, son of (139 9) 

b May 12, 1750; m Rebecca Stone, May 21,, 
1788, dau of Samuel Stone. He was a tavern 
keeper at Eli Bullard's place, on the angle of 
the roads, east of Warren's bridge, from 
1779-81. Early in 1781, he went on his 
father's farm. His wife d Mar. 25, 1825. 
He took a prominent part in the Rev. war, 
and d Mar. 25, 1842. 


396 1 Ebenezer b ; m Amy Walker; 
m (2) Sally Spoflford 

397 2 Nancy b 1779; m Rev. Joseph 
Emerson, and d 1804 

398 3 Betsey b 1781; d unm 1862 

399 4 WiUiam b Aug. 18, 1783; ord. 
Muster at Fitchburg 1815. 

400 5 Rebecca b July 25, 1785; d unm 

401 6 Susannah b 1787; d unm 1882 

402 7 Sally b Aug. 1793; m 1818, Dea. 
Samuel Witt, Jr., son of Samuel and Lucy 
(Adams) Witt, of Acton. He rem. to Shews- 
bury and was Deacon there, and changed 
his name to DeWitte. 


Ebenezer Eaton Capt. Amos Upton's Co. ; Necrology 
return for equipments made by Capt. Upton ^^^^^^^^ 
dated Reading April 21, 1775. es. xxiii 

In Oct. 1776, Capt. Nehemiah Lovewell, 
of Newbury, had been sent with a party (Com- 
pany) of rangers to garrison the blockhouse 
in Peachem and Cabot and guard the Hazen 
road. He was with a small scout, near the 
Lamoille river, wherein he discovered a party 
of armed Indians, 300 in number imder the 
command of Hoston, a British Lieut, with a 
Frenchman named LaMotte as his assistant, 
and with Hoston for their guide. Lovewell 
sent his fleetest men to warn the inhabitants. 
The alarm was sent to all towns as far as 
Charlestown. By the time the tidings reached 
Hanover, a terror had magnified the invading 
force into an army and all the militia from 
bath to Charlestown turned out. The people 
who lived at Newbury, below Harriman's 
Brook, left their homes and fled to Haverhill. 
So many crowded upon a raft which left 
Newbury side at Sleeper's meadow that it 
began to sink when Robert Hurkins and 
others lightened the craft by swimming 
ashore. The alarm reached Newbury after 
dark, and that night was one like that of 
which the town has never seen since. People 
left their houses, as they were, fires burning 
their bread in the ovens, suppers untasted, 
and fled for their lives. Some few retained 

presence of mind Mrs. Ebenezer Eaton 

hid her spoons and her husband's knee- 
buckles so well that she was never able to 


find them again. In the morning the Militia 
came in and the day passed without alarm. 

Aiuiais of 264 4 Benjamin Eaton, son of (139 9) 

Warren, by b July 27, 1754; m Mary Stacy; was a tanner 
Cyrus Eaton ^^^ shoemaker, and lived at the Charles Capen 

place; in 1786 he bought the tannery and 

house of F. & E. Williams, now the brickyard. 

He removed to Southboro', where he d Oct. 

20, 1800; his wife d at Portland, N. Y., Oct. 

14, 1848. 


403 1 Ascneth b Oct. 8, 1775; m Trow- 
bridge Brlgham, of Southboro' and d at St. 
Albans, Vt. 

404 2 NeUy b Nov. 28, 1776; d July 13, 

405 3 Mary b May 8, 1778; m Dr. Nathan 
Rice and resided at Sudbury, now Wayland, 
Mass., and d July 19, 1818 

406 4 Fanny b Jan. 14, 1780 ;*d of canker 
rash April 11, 1796 

407 5 David b Feb. 2, 1782; m Elizabeth 
Horn, of Southboro; m (2) Mercy (Groves) 


408 6 Cyrus b Feb. 11, 1784; m Mary 

Other children were Anne, b 1789; m Solo 
Nichols, of Whitestownes ; Charlotte b 1789, 
a twin; m John Parker, and Emily, who d 

248 5 Anna Eaton, dau of (139 9) b 
1757; m Brigham Eaton of Petersham; he 
was a fifer in the Rev. war. 


Brigham Eaton b 1754; d 1828; Private, 
Capt. Joseph Elliott's Killingly, Conn. Co. 
Minute Men, Lexington Alarm, April 1775. 

256 1 Dr. John Eliot Eaton, son of (145 3) ^^^ ^^^^ 
b 1756; m Lydia Atwater, Jan. 24, 1774; Rev", ii 
served as surgeon's mate in the command of 
Col. Rufus Putnam. He was a gentleman 
of wealth. 


409 1 Harriet m Dr. Samuel Knight Mem. Biog. 

410 2 Lydia Wolcott m Henry Chandler New Eng. 

Bowen Hist, and 

Gen. Soc, ix 


William Eaton, of Staple. Eng. — Martha Jenkins 

Jonat Eaton — Grace 


Joshua Eaton — Rebecca Kendall 

Capt. Thomas Eaton — Lydia Pierce 

Rev. Joshua Eaton — Sarah Eliot 

Dr John Eliot Eaton — Lydia Atwater 

Harriet Eaton — Dr. Samuel Knight 

Ifaiy Knight— Hezekiah Conant 

War record: John . Eliot Eaton, M. D., 

1756-1812; Surgeon's mate, 5th regt. Mass 
Line. Col. Rufus Putnam June 1, Nov. 28, 


262 3 Edmund Eaton, son of (148 2) 
b 1742.; m in 1766 Sarah Brown, and lived 
at one time on the place now owned and 
occupied by the heirs of the Hon. Thomas 
Emerson, and d in 1796. 


411 1 Dr. Joseph surgeon in the U. S. 
Army; m Susannah 

412 2 Edmund b 1767; m Judith Bancroft 

413 3 Benjamin b 1769; m Rachel Moon, 
Jan. 17, 1805 

414 4 Sarah m (1) 1799, Stephen Hall; 
m (2) Leonard Wfley 

415 5 Hannah m 1797 Aaron Burditt 

237 1 Lieut. Thomas Eaton, son of (166 
8) b 1754; m 1781 Abigail Bryant of Stone- 
ham, and d 1791, being the same year his 
father d. 


416 1 Bryant d 

416 2 Joseph b 1781; m Betty Collins 

417 3 Abigail b 1785; s to place; m 1813 
Joshua P. Prescott, a native of Westford, 
who graduated at Harvard college 1807, and 
d 1857, aged 78; She d 1867. 




Elizabeth and Abigail 

Hist, of 269 3 Lieut. John Eaton, son of (157 1) 

Amherst ^ 1751. resided on HoUis Rd. So Souhegan 

river, and was a blacksmith; d Feb. 1827. 

Sible, his wife, d May 8, 1818, aged 65 years. 

She was of Chelmsford. 



418 1 Sibyl m John Taylor, Aug. 30, 1795 

419 2 David S. m (1) Sarah F. Wilkins; 
m (2) Mary Barnard, and d 1818 

420 3 John m Lucy Roby, May 5, 1808 

421 4 Philip b July 25, 1781 ; m Clarissa 
Blanchard Sept. 1803 

422 5 Jonas b 1783; d 1848 

423 6 Rebecca m Maj. Barzillai Hudson, 
at Boston, July 28, 1814, and d 1836 

424 8 Lucretia m John Shepard 

426 9 Harrison b at Hillsborough Dec. 9, 
1817; m (1) Lucy Hartshorn Aug. 4, 1840, 
who d 1843; m (2) Laura Ann Wheeler, Dec. 
13, 1846, who d Feb. 24, 1878 


Mary d 1844 aged 3 years 

Henry d infant 

Harrie b Sept. 26, 1849; m Svisie A. 
Few, Jan. 26, 1871 

Emma b 1857; unm 

271 1 Thomas Eaton, son of (168 2) b 

1748; m Abigail Bancroft of Worcester, in 

1 Thomas b 1775 

2 Joshua bl778; m Susannah Boynton 

3 Loammi b 1780 

281 6 Joseph Eaton, son of (169 4) b 
1771; m Sarah Sweetser, and settled in 


426 1 John b ; m Mary W. Harts- 



427 2 Maty b ; m B. B. Burbank 


Ella b at Medford, Mass 

283 2 Col. Aaron Eaton, son of (160 1) 
b 1766; m Polly Doune, Jan. 8, 1803. 

428 1 Fedella b at Fitchburg June 9, 1804 

429 2 WiUiam b 1806; d 1809 

430 3 Aaron Jr. b July 5, 1808; m Eliza 
Ware Oct. 21, 1842 

431 4 Joseph Doune b April 7, 1813; 
d Nov. 16, 1830 

432 5 Sarah b Mar. 20, 1818 

433 6 Mary Wheeler d Oct. 16, 1829 

434 7 Martha Wood d April 3, 1865 
436 8 Sibel Ann b 1816; d Feb. 24, 1840 

436 9 Albert b Nov. 21, 1820; d Sept. 19, 

(Deaths recorded by J. A. Marshal, Town 
Clerk. Recorded May 12, 1870, by Henry 
Jackson, Town Qerk) . 

290 1 Lieut. Nathan Eaton, son of (161 1) 
b 1743; was a lieutenant in the Revolution; 
a man of great physical proportions, so that 
it became a proverbial comparison to say 
* 'As big as Mr. Nathan Eaton. ' ' He m Lydia, 
dau of Lieut. Jonathan Eaton and Mary 
(Damon) Eaton. He was one of the Minute 
Men of Maiden — ^was Corporal at Lexington 
Corey's Alarm, 1775; in 8 months' service with Capt. 

Hatch (IV) Lieut. Col. Bond. 1775. 


437 1 Nathan b May 3, 1776; m 1800 
Abigail Lowe 

Hist, of 


438 2 Ezra,''' b 

439 3 Hon. John Henry b 1799; of Wash- 
ington, D. C; m Myra Lewis 

295 5 Benjamin Eaton, son of (1644) 
b 1768; m Dec. 18, 1792, Elizabeth Atwood; 
rem. to Gilsum, H. H. 


440 1 Benjamin, Jr. b 1794; m 

441 2 Isaac m Bety Atwood 

442 3 

296 6 Nathan Eaton, son of (164 4) b Hist, of 

; m Milly, dau John and Elizabeth Westminis- 
(Marsh) Baker, June 4, 1794; she d Oct. 20. *"' ^^^ 
1802, aged 29; he m (2) Elinor Parmenter, 
May 16, 1803; d Oct. 14, 1861; his widow d 
in 1864, aged 83. 

443 1 John b July 24, 1796; m Emma 

444 2 Milly b 1798; m Nathaniel Trask; 

445 3 Myra b 1800; m Sumner May; issue 

446 4 Mary b 1804; d 1804 

447 5 Nathan b May 22, 1805; m (1) 
Mary Ann Bruce; m (2) Emeline Ball; m (3) 
Eliza A. Traveur 

448 6 Mary b 1806; d 1806 

449 7 James b Nov. 14, 1808; m Harriet 

■■■ ■ ■■■■■■■■■ ■■ll» — ■ ^- !■■ . ■ — --!■»■_ p I l.^lll I — ^^— 

*Note Ezra and John Eaton settled in 
Boston; they built the Eaton tomb and 
monument in our burying (town) groimd, 
in which Lieut. Eaton was laid. 


450 8 Elinor b 1810; unm 

461 9 Benjamin b Feb. 26, 1812; m Susan 

462 10 Maeshal b Mar. 3. 1815; m Equilla 

463 11 Eleazer b July 25, 1817; m Maria 

464 12 StiUman b Oct. 31, 1819; m Mary 
E. Wheeler 

466 13 William b Jan. 18, 1822; m Anna 

466 14 Nancy 

467 16 Sarah 1827; 1842 unm 

304 3 Caleb Eaton, son of (174 5) b 
1773; m 1800 Hannah Blair of Boston, and d 
in 1846. 


468 1 Caleb b ; settled in Ct. 

469 2 Victor d young 

460 3 Lucy m Ralph Pratt 

461 4 Noah m Hannah Whetherspoon 
m (2) widow Lund 

462 5 Hannah m E. S. Upham, of Wake- 

306 2 Jacob Eaton, son of (174 5) b 
1771; m Rebecca Holms; m (2) Eunice 
(Evans) Eaton, wid. of his brother, Lilley 


463 1 Zenas b 1797; m 1825 Lois Smith 

464 2 Rebecca Ames, b 1799; m 1827 
Jonathan Lund 

466 3 Sarah b 1802; m 1823 Abel P. 


466 4 Olive b 1805; m 1839 WiUiam G" 

467 5 Jacob b 1808; m 1833 Louise 

468 6 David b 1811; m Dec. 25, 1833, 
Lucinda Barnard, and d 1837 

469 7 Abbie Davis b 1818; m 1840 B. F. 
Bancroft, of Wakefield. 

309 6 Lilley Eaton, son of (174 5) b 1768; 
m in 1787, Eunice, dau of Thomas and Re- 
becca Evans; occupied the house that still wakefieid, 
stands on the comer of Main and Salem Reading 
streets (Reading), erected by him in 1804 ^"^^^J^"''^^ 
At the time of erection it was by far the Mass.^^by 
most imposing dwelling in the village, and Hon. Lilly 
occupied a position that was accounted the ^^^on 
center of population and business. By trade 
he was a shoe manufacturer. After the 
erection of this house he opened a country 
store. He was one of the foimders of the 
Baptist church, and in 1813 established the 
first temperance grocery ever kept in the 
town. He furnished for many years, free 
of charge, a room in his house for social and 
conference meetings. This room was long 
known as the "Meeting Chamber." The 
house was known as the * 'Pilgrims' Hotel,*' 
as it was the general resort of traveling clergy- 
men, and other brethren of the faith. His 
widow, who survived him many years, during 
her last decade was totally blind. He d 
March 12, 1822, aged 54 years. His widow 
d in 1866, aged 85 years. 



470 1 Eimiee b 1798; m 1833 Charles 
M. Hfll Esq. 

471 2 Sally b 1800; d 1801 

472 3 LOley Hon. b 1802; m 1824 Eliza 

473 4 Mary Bently b 1805; m (1) 1823 
Abraham Emerson; (2) Capt. Ira Wiley 

474 5 Stillman b 1807; d 1828 

476 6 EmUy b 1811; m 1838, Rev. Peter 

476 7 John SulUvan b 1812; m (1) 1846, 
Harriet W. Oliver; (2) 1854, Ann E. Knowles 

Erected, 1S04, by Lilley Eaton 

316 4 Reuben Eaton, son of (177 8) b 
Oct. 27, 1780; m Sept. 15, 1808, Lucy Dudley, 
who d May 28, 1817. 


477 1 Sumner b Oct. 17, 1810 


478 2 Reuben b April 26, 1813 

479 3 Samuel 

318 7 Samud Eaton, son of (177 8) b _ . 
in 1792, Oct. 11; m (1) Alice Hathway; (2) g^tt^^ 
Joanna Waite, April 11, 1776 


480 1 Bethia b 1778; m Joseph Hall, 
April 27, 1805 

481 2 Lucy b 1780 

Seventh Generation 

321 1 Osgood Eaton, son of (184 1) b 
Feb. 2, 1799, in Reading. In early child- 
hood his family removed to Maine. He m 
Feb. 2, 1825, Hannah Wentworth, of Strong, 
and settled in Wilton in that State. He was 
a farmer and frequently employed in public 
affairs. He d Jan. 7, 1877; his wife d June 
26, 1871. 


482 1 Hannah d 

483 2 Nathan, of Ashbumham; b April 
5, 1836; m 1865; (1) Mary Maynard, (2) 
Emma C. Maynard 

484 3 Osgood b Dec. 31, 1837; m Helen 

332 1 James Eaton, son of (204 4) half 
brother of Hiram Eaton, came to Antrim 
from Bethlehem in 1854, and d in 1860. 
He m Martha Wilson. 


486 1 Rebecca b 1812; m Ambros Hemp- 

486 2 Hiram d unm 1853; aged 40 

487 3 Luclnda m Clinton French 

488 4 Roxanna m Sewell Skinner 

489 5 James Jr. b 1833; came to Antrim 
to help build Poor's reservoir; m Mary, dau 
Alexander Cad well in 1845; rem to Benning- 




1 Francella m Amos Wyman 

2 Martha m Albert Baldwin 

3 Edwin b 1852; m Fannie Dodge 

490 6 Joseph d unm in 1853, the same 
day his brother Hiram was buried and while 
the funeral procession of his brother was 
on the way to the grave, aged 33. 

491 7 Melissa m John Sampson ' 

492 8 Lucetta m Henry Delano 

316 2 Hiram Eaton, son of (206 4) b 
in Deering Dec. 11, 1817; came to Antrim in 
1841 and built in company with Jonathan 
White the old shovel shop. There they 
carried on blacksmithing and manufacture 
of hoes, and later the celebrated * 'Antrim 
Shovel''. It is claimed the patent was Mr. 
Eaton's, arid they were laughed at for think- 
ing they could weld sheet-steel; but they 
succeeded, and now the best shovel in the 
world is thus made. He m May 28, 1844, 
Edna C. Sweetser of Deering. 


493 1 Charles H. b May. 22, 1845; m 
Addie L. EUius March 11, 1871, and is one 
of the leading officers of the Knights of Honor 
in New England 

494 2 Luvia d 1853 

496 3 Walter b Feb. 22, 1855 

343 8 Seymour Smith Eaton, son of (221 
7) b in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, April 
14, 1823; m Catherine Henney, b in Ireland, 
Aug. 15, 1829. 



496 1 Anson b 1856; m Jennie Lief 

497 2 Dennis b Dec. 21, 1854 

498 3 Seymour Smith Jr., b Dec. 11, 
1858; m Aime Redmond 

499 4 Mary Ellen m John Ingnam 
600 5 James Edward m 

501 6 William Freeman b Dec. 4, 1864; 
m Pauline Miller 

602 7 Douglas b Toronto, Canada, Sept. 
12, 1866; m Martha Elizabeth Clayton 

361 4 Luther Eaton, son of (228 2) b 
1762; was a cordwainer; m Oct. 17, 1789, 
Polly Drury, who d in 1794; he m (2) Nelly 
Drury, who d Feb. 17, 1827. His third wife 
was Polly Newton, who d Aug. 29, 1861. 
He d June 4, 1848, aged 86 yrs. He was a 
Revolutionary hero. (Records of Boston) 


503 1 Mary b Dec. 1, 1790; m Stephen 

504 2 Nathan b Jan. 3, 1791; settled in 

506 3 Dexter b Aug. 10, 1798 

506 4 Luther b Feb. 5, 1800; d unm 1878 

607 6 Nancy b Dec. 14, 1804; m 

508 6 William b Feb. 13, 1810 

362 5 Nathan Eaton, son of (228 2) b 

1767; d April 26, 1812; m Nov. 13, 1794, 
Asenath Fiske (b at Watertown, Sept. 2, 
1766) dau of Abijah Fiske. She m (2) Ezekiel 
How, Sen. 



609 1 Joshua Trowbridge b ; d young 

510 2 AbigaU b Oct. 8, 1798 

611 3 Asenath Flske b Feb. 13, 1801; m 
Deacon Samuel Witt of Shewsbury 

612 4 Joshua T. b Feb. 23, 1803; grad. 
Yale college; Episcopal clergyman in Ohio 
and N. Y. 

366 2 Daniel Eaton, son of (230 4) b 
Jan. 31, 1764; d June 21, 1837; in PhUadel- 
phia, Pa. He^m Dec. 27, 1787, Mehitable 
Murdock, of Newton. She m (2) Fiske. 

Note Daniel Eaton bought his grand- 
father's place, built a new house, which he 
sold to Major Lawson Nurse, and d in Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. 


613 1 Charles b 1788; (living in 1818) 
m Ann Day 

412 Jesse b 1789; resided in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. m June 16, 1811, Oliva Clark 

368 3 John Eaton, son of (231 5) b 
May 16, 1773; m Mary Hunt and lived and d 
on the homestead. 


615 1 Luther b Jan. 29. 1799; m Mary 
Crosby, of Hudson, Mass. 

616 2 William b June 26, 1800; d Nov. 
16, 1826; ,m Ann Nurse 

617 3 Betsey b May 27, 1804; d unm 1836 

618 4 Jesse b Aug. 9, 1805; d unm Sept, 
23, 1870 


619 5 Nancy b Jan. 1, 1807; m Arthur 
Bowen, of Sudbury, Aug. 31, 1841 

620 6 Mary b Mar. 5, 1808; m Luther 
Gleason, Jr. of Way 

621 7 Charlotte b May 20. 1809 

622 8 John b July 11, 1811; m June 9, 
1845, Elizabeth Hunt 

623 9 Abigail b Jan. 5, 1813, m Samuel 
Clapp of Dorchester 

624 10 Emily (or Emeline) b Aug. 3, 1814 

370 5 Levi Eaton, son of (231 5) b Jan. 
16, 1778; m (1) June 1, 1805, by the Rev. Mr. 
Kellogg, Susan How, who d March 30, 
1824, aged 40 yrs.; m (2) May 19, 1825, 
Eliza Buckminister, and d Jan. 4, 1874. 


626 1 Eveline b Oct. 22, 1805; m William 
R. Staple, Esq. of Providence, R. L 

626 2 Winthrop b Aug. 7, 1808; m Maria 
Valentine, of Hopkinton 

627 3 Levi Curtis b Dec. 12, 1811; m 
Sarah (Mason) Ruggles 

628 4 Frederick b May 22, 1820; went to 
sea; lost overboard 

371 6 Abel Eaton, son of (231 5) b Sept. 
Sept. 28, 1780; m (1) Sally Hemmingway, 
dau of Ebenezer, and lived north of Saxon- 
ville; d Feb. 3, 1851. His first wife d Dec. 
29, 1824, and he m (2) Nov. 15, 1825, the 
widow, Persis (Jones) Hill, who d Oct. 4, 1855. 


629 1 Willard b Mar. 19, 1802; d young 

630 2 Hetty b Nov. 9, 1809; m Frances 


631 3 Fanny W. b Mar. 19, 1806 ; m Henry 
Tinker (1836) 

632 4 Angelina b Aug. 19, 1808 

633 5 Elbridge 6. b Sept. 28, 1811; a 
carpenter; m Lydia Brackett 

634 6 Lucy b Oct. 27, 1813; m Jan. 19, 
1840, George Prentice, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

373 1 Josiah Eaton, son of (236 9) b 
Nov. 11, 1782; m Elizabeth Stevens of Thom- 
aston, Me., and d at Lynn in 1847. 


636 1 Silas b Jan. 17, 1807 

636 2 Samuel b June 22, 1809 

637 3 Elizabeth b Aug. 14, 1810 
628 4 Mary b April 20, 1812 

638 5 Irene b Jan. 12, 1814 

639 6 Charles b July 26, 1816 

641 7 Henry b June 8, 1819 

374 2 Major Silas Eaton, son of (236 9) 
b Oct. 17, 1784; m March 5, 1812, Nancy, 
dau of Dr. Elijah Stone, and lived on his 
father's farm, where he d June 23, 1828. 
His wife d Aug. 6, 1845. 


642 1 Philander b Aug. 2, 1813; settled 
in Framingham, N. H.; m Sarah Pearl 

643 2 Lorenzo b Aug. 8, 1815; of Concord; 
m (1) Harriet Pratt; m (2) Mary Stow 

644 3 Franklin H. b April 8, i817; settled 
in Pittsburgh, Pa.; m Josephine W. Alden 

646 4 Ann Maria b Mar. 1, 1819; d Aug. 

646 5 Louise Jane b Mar. 14, 1822; m 
Mordecia DeLange of Pittsburgh, Pa. 


647 6 Caroline b Aug. 28, 1823; m Henry 
Richardson of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

381 5 Luther Eaton, son of (237 1) b 

Sept. 15, 1762; m Rebecca Bennett, Sept. 
11, 1783. They resided at Killingly, where 
he d July 20, 1828; his wife was b Mar. 23, 
1765, and d April 29, 1842. 


648 1 John b Oct. 9, 1784 ; m Mary Brown 

382 1 Jonas Eaton, son of (242 2) b 
1770; bapt. in Charleston, Feb. 11, 1770; 
was with his mother when she escaped from 

State of 

« ^ ■ • • ■ 

the burning of the town in 1775. He m in 

Maine, in 

1792 Mary Corey, and resided in Groton, 



649 1 Joshua b 

660 2 Amelia 

661 3 Jonas 

662 4 Charlotte 

663 5 WlUiam 

664 6 Sarah 

666 7 Joseph Emerson b 1809; d 1863; 

m Jane Wright 

666 667 8 Susan and Mary 

668 9 Henry Franklin m Anna Boardnaan 

669 10 Mary 

396 1 Deacon Ebenezer Eaton, son of 

(262 2) b 1789; m (1) Amy Walker, Nov. 28, 
1816, and lived in Framingham, Mass. She 
was the dau of Comfort Walker of Medway, 
and d in 1818, aged 27 yrs. He m (2) Sally 


Chadwick Spofford, dau of Moses Spofford 
of Georgetown, and d Nov. 26, 1868. 


660 1 Edward b Nov. 29, 1817; m Sarah 
Harding. This Edward Eaton lived with 
his grandfather Walker, in Medway, and 
inherited the estate. He engaged in team- 
ing and express business; he was selectman, 
and representative of the town in State Legis- 
lature 1873. (No children) 

561 2 Samuel W. b Dec. 26, 1820; m 
Catherine Demarest, of Napanock, N. Y. 

662 3 Sereno D. b Jan. 28, 1823; m (1) 
Catherine Brown, of Boston; m (2) Gertrude 
Williams, of Burlington, la. 

663 4 Susan Rebecca b Nov. 30, 1824 

664 5 Elizabeth b May 31, 1827; m Rev, 
Jesse Guernsey 

666 6 Sarah Georglanna b Nov. 17, 1829; 
m John M. Otis of Lancaster, Wis. 

666 7 Ann Maria b July 14, 1832 

667 8 Harriet B. b Feb. 2, 1835; m Rev. 
James S. Gilbert 

407 5 David Eaton, son of (264 4) b Annais of 
Feb. 2, 1782; m (1) Elizabeth Home, of barren, by 
Southboro, April 20, 1806; she d in 1810, ^y^^^^^^^" 
when he m (2) Mercy (Groves) Fay, in 1811. 
He started in March, 1806, for the ** Holland 
Purchase" on the shores of Lake Erie, which 
he had explored on foot the year previous. 
He lost his yoimg wife on the way, but in 
time reached his new log home with his 
mother and sister; took up the lot on which 
he resided nearly 67 years, being one of the 


first settlers of Portland, N. Y., in which, 
says its historian, ''little was done and no 
enterprise for its benefit prosecuted in which 
he was not a leading spirit, a Nestor among 
the people." He * 'lived a conscientious, 
upright life and died as he lived" Oct. 6, 
1872, aged 90 yrs, 8 mos. He was Lieut, 
and Reg'tal paymaster in the war of 1812; 
fought in the battles of Queenstown, Black 
Rock, and Buffalo, and was woimded by a 
ball through his wrist. He d at Portland, N. 
Y. Oct. 7, 1872. 

568 1 Edwin b Dec. 19, 1811; m Caroline 
P. Baldridge and removed to Frewsburg, 
N. Y. 

569 2 Emily b Aug. 8, 1812; m Josiah 
Wheeler in 1847 and removed to Frewsburg, 
N. Y.; d in 1871 

570 3 Alfred b Mar. 4, 1815; m Hannah 
C. Clark, settled in Wisconsin, but returned 
and remained on the homestead 

571 4 Oscar b Aug. 8, 1820; m Louise 
A. Kennedy of Steuben Co., N. Y.; removed 
to Grand Traverse, Mich., and to Forest 
Grove, Oregon. 

572 5 Prof. Darwin C. Eaton, b Mar. 6, 
1822; m Ann J. Collins, Oct. 2, 1850; removed 
to Brooklyn, N. Y., was teacher of mathematics 
and natural sciences in Packer Collegiate 

wa^en, \y 408 6 Cyrus Eaton, son of (254 4) b Feb. 

Cyrus Eaton 11, 1784; at the Charles Capen place, in Fram- 

ingham; m Mary Lemond, Dec. 10, 1806. 


He resided in Southboro in 1796, but came 
to Maine as a teacher in 1804, landing at 
Owl's Head and hiring "poor Wandering Joe" 
Stackpole to fetch his tnink up to Warren. 
He commenced a private school at Oyster, R. I. ; 
returned to Southboro' and parted with his 
mother and family as they entered their 
covered wagon for the *'far west". He came 
again to Warren; m Mary Lemond; bought 
the lot and frame house that Gideon Seaver, 
a blacksmith, had raised at Comhill; got 
it partly fit to move into by June 1809, soon 
turning the rocky patch into a garden some- 
what celebrated in that day; residing there 
66 years, he taught various schools and 
Warren Academy, nearly 40 years was town 
clerk, 13 years its representative, 5 years 
its delegate to form the Constitution of Maine 
in 1819. He lost his sight in 1846; received 
the honorary degree of A. M. from Bowdoin 
college in 1850; wrote the local history of 
four municipalities, and was elected member 
of several historical societies. He was no 
mean poet, loved flowers, natural science, 
and all the outward world as well as that of 
literature and books. He was baptized in 
infancy by the Rev. David Kellogg of Fram- 
ingham, and admitted to the table of our 
Lord by the Rev. Mr. Femald of Thomaston 
in 1854. He loved to assemble for worship 
with those of any sect. He d Jan. 21, 1875; 
aged 90 yrs, 11 mos., 10 days. 


573 1 Oscar b Sept. 2, 1802; m Mary 
Standish, Feb. 18, 1841; taught many of our 



New. Eng. 
Hist, and 
Gen. Reg. 


Hist, of 
ham by 

winter schools; traded in the Smith store 
from 1838-40; was commissioner of Lincoln 
county from 1848-58; remained on the home- 
stead and d July 27, 1864 

674 2 Eliza Ann b June 19, 1811; taught 
in Comhill school five successive summers, 
1830-34; d Sept. 25, 1835 

676 3 Angelina b June 11, 1814; d Jan. 
27, 1874, in Warren, Me., aged 60 yrs. 7 
mo. 16 days and 1 hour surviving her father 
6 days and 1 hour. With untiring zeal she 
devoted her life to the care of a blind father 
and invalid sister. 

676 4 Emily b Oct. 23, 1817; for 34 years 
unable to walk one step without assistance, 
but who during that time was sight and pen 
to her father, and enabled him to compile 
his historical works, for by her help he wrote 
the Annals of Warren, Me., an octavo of 437 
pages, and the History of Thomaston, Me. 
She d in Warren, Me., Sept. 20, 1877, aged 
60 yrs. 

Cyrus Eaton was bom at the Charles Capen 
place in Framingham. When he was two 
years old his father bought the Williams 
tannery, on the line 6f Southboro' (now J. R. 
Rook's brick-yard) and removed there with 
his family. There were numerous children, 
and their privileges were restricted. The 
school-house of the district to which they 
belonged occupied the spot where Dr. Peter 
Parker's farmhouse now stands; but the 
children were bright and ambitious, and the 
parents, considerate of their welfare, gave 


them all available means of education; and 
all who survived infancy became honored 
members of society. Cyrus was a wide- 
awake, studious boy, and a scholar, who us- 
ually held a position at the head of his classes. 
When the Framingham Academy was incor- 
porated he entered it as a student, and was 
punctual, though his morning and evening 
walks to school, via Salem End, were fully 
three miles. 

He d in Warren, Me., Thursday, Jan. 21, 
at 5 o'clock in the morning, aged 91. He 
was the 6th son of Benjamin and Mar,y (Stacy) 
Eaton, and was bom in Framingham, Mass., 
Feb. 11, 1784. He was descended in 6th 
generation from Jonas Eaton, of Watertown 
and Reading, through John (2), Jonas (3), 
Benjamin (4), and Benjamin (5), his father 
above named. His father d when he was 
16 years old, and his mother was left in pov- 
erty with a numerous family. Making the 
best use he could of the slender advantages 
of the common schools, with a few weeks 
at the Framingham academy, to which he 
had to travel three miles from his home, 
then in Southboro' and after teaching in that 
town one winter, he started in 1804 for the 
wilds of Maine, where lie commenced his 
nearly 40 years* career as a teacher, in the 
meantime educating himself in the classics, 
most of the sciences, and in French and Ger- 
man. In 1830 he was chosen preceptor of 
Warren academy, established in 1809, and 
held that position from Dec. 1830 to April 
1843. He was town clerk of Warren 13 years, 


1817-30, and represented that town five 
years, 1811-13-15-16, in the legislature of 
Massachusetts. In 1845 he lost his sight 
entirely, having been partially blind from an 
accident some years before. This calamity 
did not prevent him from working, for with 
the help of his invalid daughter, Emily, he 
compiled the ''Aimals of Warren,'* 12mo. 
pp 437 (See Register XIX: 283) and the 
"History of Thomaston, Rockland and South 
Thomaston*', 2 vols. 12mo. pp 486 and 472 
(See Register XIX: 283). These works were 
prepared after he was blind, and the latter 
after he had passed the age of fourscore 
years, showing an amount of industry and 
carefulness that have not been excelled by 
those who labor under no such disadvantages. 
In 1848 Bowdoin college conferred upon him 
the degree of A. M., and in 1859, he was 
elected a resident member of the Maine His- 
torical Society. He was a corresponding 
member of several other historical societies. 
He had no sickness, and his mind continued 
clear to the last. Only the last day was he 
confined to his bed. 

412 2 Edmund Eaton, son of (262 3) 

b 1767; m 1790, Judith, dau. James Ban- 
croft Esq. He was killed by the falling of 
the Charlestown Bridge. His tombstone 
reads : 

"In memory of Mr. Edmimd Eaton, 
who lost his life by the fall of the 
Swing Bridge at Charlestown Jan. 1, 
1800, age 33. 


Death often strikes unseen and unex- 
pected. Frail is man. Scarce were 
the wishes of the New Year's mom 
exchanged, when fell the tender hus- 
band, brother son, and great as sud- 
den was the mourner's grief." 

677 1 Edmund m Ann Hawkes; d in 1860 

413 2 Benjamin Eaton, son of (262 3) 
b in 1769; m Rachel Moon, Jan. 17, 1805, 
and was of Reading. 


678 1 Sally b 1806 

579 2 Harriet b 1808 and Rachel C, 1813 

419 2 David Spauldlng Eaton, son of (268 

3) d 1818; m (1) Sarah Wilkins (d 1802); 
m (2) Mary Barnard 


680 1 Wmiam Green; m Elizabeth W. 
Bolyston, and d 1854, aged 46 

681 2 

437 1 John Eaton, son of (290 1) b May 
1776; m Jan. 7, 1800, Abigail Towl. 

682 1 Nathan b in Pittsfield, N. H., 
Jan. 1, 1803; m Mary Bowman 

439 3 (Hon.) Major John Henry Eaton, ^e" <>* 
son of (290 1) b 1799; m (1) Myra Lewis l^'^'^ ^^ 
(b 1788), dau of Maj. William T. Lewis, of ^TemiUw- 
Nashville, Tenn. He was a lawyer by pro- is 
fession, and was, together with Gen. John 
Coffe, commissioner in behalf of the United 
States to treat with the Choctaw Indians 



at Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty in 1830. 
He was President Jackson's first secretary 
of war (1829), and during Gen. Jackson's 
administration 1834-36, governor of Florida. 
In 1836 he was appointed by Gen. Jackson 
as envoy extraordinary and minister to 
Spain. After the death of his wife, Myra 
Lewis, which took place in Nashville, Tenn., 
he m (2) the widow of Purser Timberlake of 
the United States Navy, in Washington City, 
whose maiden name was O'Neal, with whom 
he lived many years. In consequence of 
the wives of the cabinet refusing to call 
upon her, the Cabinet was dissolved, Mr. 
New. Eng. y^n Buren, who had been secretary of state, 
Gen Re'^^x S^^^S ^s Minister to England, and Mr. Eaton 
eg. IX ^^ Spain. He wrote a **Life of Jackson." 
Wheeler's He was a native of Halifax county; was 

Reminscen- educated partly at the University, but never 
ces of N. c. graduated. After leaving the University he 
studied law and emigrated to Tennessee, 
At the age of 31 he was by selection of the 
governor one of the senators from Tennessee 
which position he held 1818-1829. During 
the 1st session of the service, the invasion 
of Florida by General Jackson was an import- 
ant and exciting question. 

The communication of the president on 
the subject was referred to a conmiittee 
upon which was Mr. Eaton. The majority 
of this committee submitted a report strongly 
condemning Jackson, from which report Eat- 
on and King from New York dissented. 
Eaton never during his life for a moment 
swerved in his devotion and fidelity to the 


"Hero of New Orleans". His letters signed 
"Wyoming", in favor of Jackson were con- 
sidered models of classical diction and conget 
reasoning. These contributed much towards 
elevating Jackson to the presidency. Eaton 
was appointed secretary of war, which posi- 
tion he held 1829-31, until his marriage with 
Mrs. Timberlake, ''the fair and fast" widow 
of Purser Timberlake of the navy. The wives 
of Calhoun, Ingham Branch a:nd Berrien 
refused to call on her, Jackson took her part, 
and a dissolution of the cabinet was the 

Mr. Eaton was of commanding presence, 
his elocution graceful and his voice remark- 
ably fine. He was social and generous in 
his intercourse with his friends and was 
much esteemed. He d Nov. 17, 1856-7; 
his widow d in 1859. 


583 1 John Eaton, Ph. D., chaplain in 
the Civil War ; superintendent of contrabands 
1861; of freedom 1862; editor of the Daily 
Post at Memphis 1867-70; State superinten- 
dent, United States commissioner of educa- 
tion 1870. He was b in 1829. 

Letter of William T. Barry to his daughter 

Washington, 16th May 1829 
My Dear Daughter: u^c^? 

Yesterday's mail brought lege Quar. 
me a letter from my dear John (a son who xiii 
was at West Point). He made a good 
impression here, especially on the mind of 
the Secretary of War. I find that slander 



has gone abroad against the amiable lady of 
this gentleman. I was not acquainted with 
her until I came to the City. She appears 
to be an artless, sincere and friendly woman. 
She may have been imprudent, as most of 
the ladies here are, but I cannot believe she 
was ever criminal. Major Eaton is himself 
one of the most estimable gentlemen I ever 
saw. He is a confidential friend of the 
President, and has quite as much, rather 
more, weight with him than any other member 
of the Cabinet. 

The truth is, there is an aristocracy here, 
as there is in all places, claiming preference 
for birth or wealth and demanding obeisance 
from others; they allow none but Sycophants 
who cringe to them to have standing of 
character. Mrs. Eaton was the daughter 
of a tavern keeper belonging to the democracy. 
She has by good fortune (if it may be con- 
sidered) moved into the fashionable world. 
This has touched the pride of the self-con- 
stituted great, awakened the jealousy of the 
malignant and envious, and led to the basest 
calumny. You must receive with caution 
what comes through the family of Judge 

He wanted to be Secretary of War. 

Eaton was preferred to him, and he is a dis- 
appointed man The president and 

his family (a most interesting and amiable 
one) are on terms of intimacy and friendship 
with Major Eaton and his Society are the 
other heads of the Department. As to my- 
self I am now living in Major Eaton's family. 
I remained some weeks at the Gadsby's 



Hotel, but as soon as Major Eaton commenced 
housekeeping he offered me a room with such 
sincere evidence of friendship and regard 
that I could not decline it. His servants, 
carriage and horses are all at my command. 
He treated me like a brother; offers me his 
name in making Any pecuniary arrangements 
I desire, and does everything to make me 
comfortable. Both he and Mrs. Eaton treat- 
ed our dear John with marked attention and 
kindness whilst he was in the city, and it is 
no small matter for a Cadet to have the good 
will of the Secretary of War. 

441 2 

Isaac Eaton, son of (296 5) b 



m Betsy Atwood and lived in Francestown. 


684 1 

George b in France^own Nov, 


1840; m Mary J. Dow, of Antrim, Nov. 4, ] 



585 1 

Annie b 1862 

586 2 

Battle b 1864 

587 3 

Jennie b 1865 

588 4 

Charles b 1867 

589 5 

Nellie b 1870 

443 1 John Eaton, son of (296 6) b ; 

m Emma, dau John and Sarah (Shattuck) 
Kemp. He d as a result of an injury received 
from a circular saw Mar. 13, 1844, aged 48; 
his widow m (2) Samuel Learned. 

690 1 Thomas b Oct. 29, 1823; m Lydia 
Warren; m (2) Sarah Lovewell 

691 1 Mllly 1825 1826 


692 3 Nathaniel W. b Feb. 21, 1827; 

m and removed to Camden, N. Y. 

593 4 Benjamin b 1828; d 1830 

594 5 Sarah b 1830 ; m Edward Whltaker ; 

695 6 James M. b Oct. 31, 1832; was in 
the war of the rebellion. He m (1) Nancy 
Balentine; m (2) widow Sarepta Johnson 

597 8 Simeon b May. 27, 1839; m ; 
res. at Lowell 

598 9 Jefferson b June 27, 1839; m Ellen 
Brooks; res. Lowell 

599 10 Francis b Jan. 27, 1841 ; m Sarah 

600 11 Charles b 1834; d 1854 

447 5 Nathan Eaton, son of (296 6) b 

May 22, 1805; m (1) Mary Ann Bruce of 
Marlboro, 1830; m (2) Emeline Ball of Athol; 
m (3) Eliza Ann Tavener of Newton, who 
d May 7, 1877; he d Dec. 21, 1884, aged 79. 


601 1 Nathaniel b Dec. 18, 1842; m 
Lucy Ann Eaton 

602 2 George W. b Oct. 23, 1845 ;'m Mary 

603 3 Calvin b Aug. 27, 2847; m Laura 
B. Miller 

There were also other children who did 
not live to grow up. 

452 10 Marshall Eaton, son of (296 6) 

b Mar. 3, 1851; m Sept. 1842, Emilia, dau 
Russell Haynes; he was a chairmaker by 
trade; d Mar. 10, 1881; his widow d Mar. 
21. 1888, aged 72. 



604 1 Nancy b 1843; m Albert Rice 
606 2 Frank b June 1, 1845; m Martha 

606 3 Helen 

607 4 Mary 

608 5 Hendle b Oct. 30, 1851; m Sarah 
L. Peabody 

609 6 Charles b Dec. 1854; m Maud 

464 12 SteUman Eaton, son of (296 6) 
b Oct. 3, 1819; m Mary, dau Nathaniel 
Wheeler, Nov. 21, 1850; d May 5, 1875. 


610 1 Emma m George N. Haynes 

611 2 Addle unm 

612 3 Delia m Frank M. Rice 

466 14 William Eaton, son of (296 6 

b Jan. 18, 1822; m Anna Gates, Aug. 12, 1849; 

613 1 Lucy Ann m Nathan Eaton (601 1) ; 

and other children 

461 4 Noah Eaton, son of (304 3) b ; 

m Hannah Whetherspoon 


614 1 Edward b 1844; served as musician 
n Co. L 1st Heavy Artillery of Rebellion 

616 2 Noah Martin b 1832; m 

Served in Rebellion 

616 3 Victor b 1840; served as private 
in Rebellion; was wounded in the hand near 
Richmond Oct. 14, 1864 


463 1 Zenas Eaton, son of (306 2) b 

1797; m 1825 Lois Smith 


617 1 Jacob b 1834; Private in War of 
Rebellion (4th Cavalry) m 

618 2 John Smith b Oct. 30, 1827; was 
a cordwainer; served in the Rebellion; m 

472 1 Hon. Lilly Eaton, son of (309 6) 

b in that part of Reading lately incorporated 
as a town by the name of Wakefield, Jan. 13, 
1802; d there Jan. 16, 1872, aged 70 years; 
he was educated at the public schools in 
Reading, and fitted for college at Bradford 
academy, under Benjamin Greenleaf . In con- 
sequence of the death of his father he aban- 
doned the idea of a professional life, and 
entered upon mercantile pursuits in the town 
of his nativity. He was elected cashier and 
treasurer of several corporations in that 
town. He served as selectman 1827-49 and 
1851-54, and as town clerk 1829-41 ; represent- 
ative in general court 1831, 1835, 1845 and 
1848; member of the senate 1837, 1838-9. 
He edited the Bi-Centennial Celebration of 
the Incorporation of the Old Town of Reading, 
May 29, 1844, and at the time of his death 
had nearly completed a History of Reading, 
including the towns of Reading, Wakefield, 
and North Reading. He m Eliza Nicholas 
(Nichols), dau of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Nichols, Nov. 11, 1824. (The Hon. Lilly, 
of Wakefield, b Jan. 13. 1802, d suddenly of 


paralysis Jan. 16, 1872.) He was writer of 
many of the Eaton sketches. 

619 1 Henry Lilly b June 27, 1826 

620 2 Stlllman Augustus b Jan. 25, 1826 

476 7 John Sullivan Eaton, son of (309 6) 

b 1812; m (1) 1846 Harriet W. Oliver; m (2) 
Ann E. Knowls. 

621 1 Walter Sullivan b Aug. 11, 1847 
was detailed as clerk at Gen. Granby's head- 
quarters at New Orleans, La., Jan. 1865 
was present at the taking of Mobile, Ala 
April 11, 1865; now in Treasury Department 
Washington. D. C. 

Eighth Generation 

484 3 Osgood Eaton, son of (321 1) b 

at Welton, Dec. 31, 1837; m (1) ; 

m (2) in Hingham, Dec. 23, 1865, Helen E. 
Beal, dau of Daniel and Hannah (Burbank) 
Beal (boot-manufacturer; afterwards farmer) 


622 1 Helen W. b 1866 

623 2 Oabert Osgood b Sept. 4, 1868 

624 3 Laurence b Dec. 16, 1870 
626 4 Philip b 1873; d 1873 

626 5 Wilbur Lewis b 1876 

627 6 Wallace b Mar. 1880 

498 7 Douglas Eaton, son of (343 8) b 

in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 12, 1866; m Martha 
Elizabeth Clayton, b at Winter Pock, Va., 
April 9, 1869; m at Richmond, Va. April 10, 
1893. He is a hardware and housefumishing 
merchant of Richmond, Va. 

628 1 Beulah Ellen b Richmond, Va., 
Aug. 12, 1894 

629 2 Douglas Chamberlain b Feb. 10, 

630 3 Bemlce Redford b Nov. 3, 1897 

631 4 Freeman Smith b Mar. 7, 1902 

616 2 WlUiam Eaton, son of (368 3) b 
June 26, 1800; m Dec. 2, 1824, Ann Nurse, 
dau of John William Eaton, d Nov. 16, 1826; 
his widow d in 1850. 




632 1 George William b Jan. 5, 1826; 
m Sarah Adams of Keene, H. H. 

633 2 John m Louise Andrews, widow 
of Oren Downs 

Eliza Eaton of North Haven, Conn., m Andrews 
Dec. 1845, Garrett Andrews (2nd son of Mem. 
Isaac Andrews) of Naugatuck, Conn., and 
Sally Holmes of Solon, N. Y. He d Oct. 31, 
1860, at Prince ville, Peoria Co., 111., aged 37. 


Thomas Eaton b Oct. 1856 

627 3 Levi Curtis Eaton, son of (370 5) 
b Dec. 12, 1811; m Sarah (Mason) Ruggles 

634 1 Amasa M. b 1841; m Alice M. 

363 5 Elbridge Eaton, son of (371 6) 

b Sept. 28, 1811; lived at Bracketts Comers. 
He m June 28, 1836, Lydia B. Brackett; he 
was a carpenter by trade. He d Jan. 29, 

Issue 636 1 Susan A. b Jan. 15, 1842; 
m Nov. 20, 1861, George H. Williams of 

636 2 Mary Ella b Jan. 19, 1850; m 
Sept. 28, 1870, Josiah S. Williams, brother 
of George 

644 3 Franklin H. Eaton, son of (374 2) 
b April 8, 1817; m Josephine W. Alden and 
settled in Pittsburgh, Pa. 


637 1 Josephine m William McConway 

638 2 


Family Rec 548 1 John Eaton, son of (381 1) b Oct. 

E^on ^oi'' ^' ^'^^^'' ^ ^^ Thanksgiving day 1805, Mary 
Piusburg Brown, who was b Nov. 18, 1784; he d Nov. 
Pa. V 24, 1823; and Mary his wife d April 8, 1862. 


639 1 Hiram W. b Aug. 19, 1808; m Anna 
Mott Holt 

666 7 Joseph Emerson Eaton, son of (381 

5) b in Groton, Middlesex Co., Mass., 1809; 
d Aug. 4, 1868. He removed to the St. Croix 
region. New Brunswick, where he engaged 
with other members of the family in the 
lumber business, in which he was succeeded 
by his son, Bradley L. Eaton. He m (2) 
Elizabeth Jane Wright, in 1832, of St. Ste- 
phens, New Bnmswick. 

640 1 Charles H. of Calais, Me. ; m Sarah 
Keith of Portland, Me. 

641 2 Joseph E. of Calais ; m Mary Simp- 
son of Brooldyn, N. Y. 

642 3 Elizabeth m Albert Benton, of Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. 

643 4 Albert C. m Ella Lovering, of 
Houlton, Me. 

644 5 Herbert W. of Calais, Me., imm 
646 6 Bradley Llwellyn m Vashiti Gates 
Issue by 2nd wife 

646 7 Mary J. of Boston unm 

647 8 William d infant 

668 9 Henry Franklin Eaton, son of (381 

5) b in Groton, Mass. ; settled in New Bruns- 
wick and was very successful as a lumber 
merchant; he lived in Milltown, N. B., and 



Calais, Me.; he m Oct. 17, 1842, Anna Louise, 
(b at Portland, Me., Dec. 12, 1822) dau of 
William and Esther (Wigglesworth) Board- 

648 1 Henry F. 

649 2 George H. (Hon.) b March 14, 
1848; m Elizabeth Woodbury 

660 3 Henrietta M. m Rev. J. Blair 

Helen Blair 



661 4 Henry B. 

662 5 Franklin M. 

663 6 Annie K. m Horace B. Murchie 

Wilfred Murchie 



664 7 Wilfred L. 

661 2 Samuel W. Eaton, son of (396 1) Umb's 
b ; m Catherine Demarst . ^^^z- i>ict. 


666 1 Edward Dwight b at Lancaster, 
Wis., Jan. 12, 1851; educator, and president 
of Beloit college. He graduated Beloit 
college, 1872; Yale Divinity school, 1876; 
studied at Leipzig and Heidelberg, Germany ; 
in 1876 returned to America and entered the 
Congregational ministry. He was pastor at 
Newton, Iowa, 1876-9; Oak Park, 111., 1886; 
Jtme, 1896, was elected president of Beloit 
college. In 1889 he visited China as a mem- 

of the u. s. 

■ • 



ber of the deputation sent by the American 
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 
to inspect its work in that country. He re- 
ceived the degree of LL. D. from the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin, and that of D. D. from the 
North vyestem University in 1887. .^ ^^ 

668 3 Alfred Eaton, son of (407 5) b at 

Portland, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1815; m May 20, 
1845, Hannah C. Clark (b in Lyme, N. Y., 
Sept. 14, 1825) dau of J. M. Clarke (b Block 
Island, R. I., Dec. 4, 1796) came to Jefferson 
county, N. Y., in 1814); m (2) Sept. 10, 1848, 
Nancy Kendall, b in Vt. Mar. 17, 1803. 
In 1836 he removed to Wisconsin, and lived 
there until 1853, when he returned to Port- 
land and remained upon the homestead imtil 
1884, when he removed to Westfield, N. Y. 
He d in Portland, April 13, 1890. 

672 5 Prof. Darwin Groves Eaton, of 

Brooklyn, N. Y., son of (407 5), b at Port- 
land, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1822, was a teacher in 
the State Normal School, Albany, N. Y., 
1845-51; of Brooklyn Female Academy, af- 
terwards Packer Collegiate Institute, 1851-83, 
A. M., M. D., Ph. D. He m Oct. 2, 1850, 
Ann J. Collins, granddaughter of Claudius 
Webster of Monticello, N. Y. 

673 1 Oscar Eaton, son of (408 6) b 
Sept. 2, 1808; m Feb. 18 1841, Mary Stand- 
is, tatight school, as well as traded in Smith's 
store, 1830-40. He was county commissioner 
of Lincoln coimty 1848-58. He remained 



Upon the Eaton homestead, where he d July 
27, 1864. 


666 1 Miles b Dec. 25, 1841; d Jan. 5, 

667 2 Cyrus 

668 3 C^rus 

669 4 b Dec. 21, 1842; d 1842 

660 5 Laura Elizabeth b Jan. 9, 1844 
removed to Warren. She was a teacher 

661 6 Mary Augusta b Feb. 2, 1846 
d 1868 (April 10) 

662 7 George Oscar b May 14, 1848 
enlisted in the 15th Regt. Me. Vol's; grad- 
uated West Point Military academy in 1873 
Lieut. 5th Regt. Cavalry U. S. Army. 

663 8 Susan Heard b April 28, 1850 
d July 6, 1868 

664 9 Cyrus Winfield 

682 1 Nathan Eaton, son of (437 1) b 
1803; m Mary Bowman and resided in Nash- 
ua, N. H., where he d Feb. 22, 1865; she d 
Feb. 15, 1893. 

666 1 

666 2 

667 3 

Mary b 1828; d 1853 
Frank b Nov. 23, 1831 
John b April 1832; d Sept. 26, 
1890; weis in the war of the Rebellion 

668 4 Charles Henry b Mar 6, 1849, at 
Concord; was in the war of the Rebellion (a 
pensioner at Nashua) 

669 5 Eliza jane b 1 836 ; m Joseph Presby, 
of Nashua, Oct. 20, 1859 

670 6 Lizzie H. m (1) Joseph Warden; m 


(2) Benjamin Pratt; m (3) C. H. Smith, and 
resides in Nashua, N. H. 

690 1 Thomas Eaton, son of 443 1) b 

; m (1) Lydia Warren, Oct. 29, 1846; 
she d 1858; he m (2) Sareih, dau Jesse and 
Betsy (Comee) Lovewell, Nov. 28, 1858. 
He is a collector of taxes. 

671 1 Frederick A. b Dec. 4, 1857; m (1) 
Alice Shepard; m (2) Maggie L. Brown 

694 6 James Eaton, son of (443 1) b 

; m (1) Nancy Balentine, July 1, 1854; 

she d 1875; m (2) widow Anna Burnet, Dec. 

19, 1881 ; served in the war of the Rebellion. 


672 1 Mary m Alfred Hobbs (issue) 

673 2 Ellen m Reuben Puffer (issue) 

674 3 Charles d tmm. 1886 

676 4 Lucinthia m Albert May (issue) 

676 5 George H. Sept. 17, 1865 

677 6 Aarian R. b Sept. 12, 1872 

678 7 Alice 

601 4 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (447 5) 

b ; m Sept. 23, 1800, Lucy Ann, dau 

William and Ann (Gates) Eaton 

679 1 Arthur George b June 4, 1887 

680 2 Lora Ann 

606 2 Frank Eaton, son of (462 10) m 

Martha, dau Levi and Jane Jackson 

681 1 Susan 

682 2 Roy C- b Mar. 18, 1881 


608 5 Hendel Eaton, son of (452 10) b 

1854; m Sarah L. Peabody, Jan. 18, 1874; 
d Mar. 12, 1887. 

683 1 Florence 

684 2 Leon 

609 6 Charles Eaton, son of (373 10) 
b ; m Maud Butterfield 


685 1 Ruby 

686 2 Herman 

Ninth Generation 

632 1 George William Eaton, son of (616 
2) b Jan. 5, 1826; m Sarah Adams, of Keene, 
N. H. 


687 1 WiUiaxn F. b at Northfield, May 
27, 1850 

688 2 Emma b at Boston Comers, Jan. 
11, 1853 

689 3 Mary Ida b at Clinton, Vt., Mar. 
31, 1860; d young 

Robert 633 2 John Eaton, son of (516 2) ; 

Hirt^by ^ (^^ » ^ (^^ Louise Andrews, 

A.N. Adams widow of Oren Downs (b 1827; d 1885) 
p 229 Issue 

690 1 Candace b Sept. 22, 1854; m Amasa 
Bums; resides at Vancouver, Wash. 

691 2 Eva b Dec. 17, 1856; m John 

692 3 Lewis b April 12, 1862; resides in 
Tekama, Neb. 

634 1 Amasa Mason Eaton, son of (627 3) 
of Providence, R. I., b at North Providence 
May 31,.1841 ; graduated at Brown University 
1861, LL. B. Harvard Law School 1878; 
m Sept. 15, 1873, Alice Maud Mary, dau of 
Jacob and Amey (Brown) Dunnell of Paw- 
tucket, R. I. 





693 1 Amasa Jr. b Sept 24, 1874 

694 2 WilUam Dunnells b Feb. 26, 1877 
696 3 Sarah Brown b Jtine 30, 1878 

696 4 Charles Curtis b Jan. 16, 1880 

697 5 Lewis Dinman b Sept. 13, 1881 

698 6 Amy Brown b Jan. 1. 1885 

639 1 Hiram W. Eaton, son of (648 1) 
b Aug. 19, 1808; m May 25, 1837, Anna Mott 
Holt, who was b March 31, 1811, and who d 
Dec. 4, 1881; he d in 1899. They resided in 
Brooklyn, N Y. 
. Issue 

699 1 John b Aug. 20, 1840; m Margaret 
H. Collins 

646 6 Bradley Llewellyn Eaton, son of 
(666 7) b in Milltown, St. Stephens, N. B., 
Dec. 5, 1850; succeeded his father in the 
lumber bvisiness on the St. Croix river until 
1887, when he removed to New York 
City and becattie a partner in the lumber 
btisiness of Church E. Gates & Co. He is 
a member of the N. Y. Yacht, Larchmont 
Yacht Clubs, director of the Mount Morris 
Bank and of the MetropoUtan Bank of New 
York, and attends the Congregational church. 
He m Oct. 10, 1872, Vashiti, dau Ephraim 
C. and Vashiti Gates of Calais, Me. 


700 1 Jane Vashiti b 1874 

701 2 Church Gates b Dec. 18, 1878; 
d Oct. 31, 1881 

702 3 F. Emerson b Nov. 13, 1878; d 
Oct. 31, 1881 


703 4 Grace Llewellyn b Jan. 21, 1883; 
m Frank L. Schoomnaker 

704 5 Ruth Lois b Oct. 20, 1884 

705 6 Vashlti Bradley b July 9, 1888 

649 2 Hon. George Howard Eaton, son 

of (558 9) b at Milltown, New Bnmswick; 
graduated at Amherst college, 1870, with 
degree of A. B. He became associated with 
his father and brothers in the Itunber bus- 
iness under the name of Henry Eaton & Sons 
at Calais, Me. He is president of the Inter- 
national Trust & Banking Company of Calais, 
Me.; trustee of the Calais public library. 
In 1901 he was elected to the State Legis- 
lature and served two terms. He was State 
senator in 1906, serving on important com- 
mittees, and re-elected in 1908. He m at 
Milltown, N. B., Aug. 22, 1871, Elizabeth 
Woodbury, of Chicago, 111., (b at Amherst, 
Mass., Aug. 27, 1849) dau of James W. 
Boyden, a lawyer, of Beverly. 


706 1 George Dudly b Aug. 31, 1872 

707 2 Elizabeth b Sept. 1, 1874 

708 3 John Boyden Feb. 7, 1877 

709 4 Harria Dickinson b Jan. 7, 1879 

710 5 Anna Louise b Mar. 7, 1881 

711 6 Miriam Breed b Nov. 7, 1883 

712 7 Alice rMay, b June 20, 1887 

713 8 Louise Woodbury b Mar. 28, 1892 


Tenth Generation 

699 1 John Eaton, son of (626 1) b Aug. 
20, 1840; m Margaret H. Collings, Feb. 23, 


714 1 Mabel b ; m Rev. Frederick 

Ward Denys 

716 2 Lulu b ; m Louis Brown 

716 3 Florence d aged 7 yrs. 

2 Joshua Eaton, son of (271 1) b 1778; 
m May 26, 1803, Susannah, dau Richard and 
Rebecca (Abbott) Boynton. 


717 1 Joshua b Mar. 23, 1705; m Harriet 
Kinney, Mar. 22, 1829 

718 2 Rebecca b Oct. 26, 1806; m George 
Freeman^ Jan. 7, 1828 

719 2 AbigaU b Nov. 7, 1809; m Luther 
Wills, May 1830; d 1841 

680 1 William Green Eaton, son of (419 

2) (p. 431) b in Charlestown in 1808; d at 
Roxbury in 1854, aged 46 years; m Elizabeth 
W. Boylston. 

720 1 Edward Boylston m Abbey Frances, 
dau Darius Yoimg 

721 2 Mary E. b 1836 

722 3 Eatherine b 1839; d 1899 



723 4 Frederick R. of Newton m Dec. 24, 
1868, Frances Maria, dau Shubel and Mary 
(Hammond) Treat of Waltham 


Warren Mosely b June 11, 1884 

724 5 William H. m Jan. 7, 1886, Addie, 
dau William Marcus 

104 9 Samuel Eaton, son of (36 6) 
(p. 284), b 1702; removed to Tolland, Conn, 


726 1 Samuel Jr. b 1735; settled in Hol- 
den; m 

Issue : 

726 1 Abel m Elizabeth ; she d 

May 30, 1834 

Issue ; 

727 1 Joel m Eunice Steams 

728 2 Loren b 1804; m (1) Lydia ; 

m (2) Mary Cook 

729 3 James b 1813; m Martha Snow 

727 1 Joel Eaton, son of (726 l)m Eunice 
dau Abraham Steams and removed to Wood- 
stock, Vt . 


730 1 Augusta 

731 2 Elizabeth 

732 3 Ellen 

733 4 John S. 

728 2 Loren Eaton, son of (726 1) b 
1804; m (2) Mary Cook 

Issue : 

734 1 Mary d unm 



736 2 Ames tn Eugene Howard 

736 3 Elizabeth m David Pomeroy 

737 4 Loring b 1828; m Mary Norcross 

738 5 Orleans m Ellen Aldrich 

739 6 Cyrus m Mary Moor 
740 7 Calvin m Ella Pratt 

729 3 James Eaton son of (726 1) 
729 3 James Eaton, son of (726 1) b 

une 22, 1813; m July 10, 1845, Martha, dau 

oseph Snow; h d 1872 

741 1 James Harvey b 1847;. d 1864 at 
Washington, D, C. 

742 2 Humphrey G. b 1847; m Julia 

743 3 Alfred S. b 1851 

744 4 Addie J. b 1856 

738 5 Orleans Eaton, son of (728 2) b 
1833; m (1) 1863, Ellen (d 1877), dau Rev. 
Tristam Aldrich; m (2) 1877, Mrs. Adelphia 
Thayer, dau Benjamin F. Draper 

Issue m 

746 1 

Herbert J. b 1864 

746 2 

WilHs 0. b 1869 

747 3 

Mabel b 1873; d 1888 

748 4 

Cora Ellen b 1877 

742 2 

Humphrey Eaton, son of (729 3) 

b Arpil ] 

19, 1849; m Sept. 5, 1875, Julia M. 

dau E. Y. Goodale 


749 1 

Addie Geneva b 1877 

760 2 

Ned Herman b 1879 

761 3 

Carl Wesley b 1882 

762 4 

Leila b 1884 



Lieut. Nathaniel Eaton — Rebecca Dodge. 

1743-1796 (He was Lieut, at Bunker Hill.) 

John Eaton — Mary Limball. 

1767-1817 (He d. in Montreal, Canada.) 

Ruth Eaton — Robert Hall Sherburne. 
1795-1822 1801-1875 

Maria Louise Sherburne — Col. Jesse Augustus Gove. 
1830- 1824-1862 

(His portrait is preserved in the State 
Issue Capitol at Concord.) 

Lieut. Charles Augustus Gove — Minnie Webster. 


John Eaton — Abigail Damon 

John Eaton — Alice 

Jonathan Eaton —Mary Starr 
John Eaton — Hannah Johnson 
Comfort Eaton— Polly Griffith 

Maria Eaton — Rev. Ivers Whitman 
Rebecca Whitman — Dr. P. M. Leonard 




Col. Chestcfr London 

Marriage Licences, p 438 

John ]&Btton, Clerk. A. M. & Ann Crossman, 
of the City of London — ^wid. of Cross- 
man, late of Ipswich Co. Suffolk Clerk at 
gt PauUs Wharf London 26 Dec 1621 


John Eaton, with his wife Anne and six 
children, two sons and four daughters, is 
known to have been in Cholcester, now Salis- 
bury, Mass. as early as **ye 26th of ye 6th 
mo. 1640," *When they were granted to 
him 2 acres, more or less for his house lott, 
lying between the house lotts of Mr. Samuel 
Hall and Ralfe Blesdale'' Said to be 
about equally distant from the Atlantic and 
the Merrimac. 

He remained there about six years, when 
he removed to Haverhill, 15 miles up the 
river, when he received a deed of land dated 

*Note The earliest grants of land (Eaton ^^s'- ^^ 

Franc " 

Grants) in Salisbury were given to John Eaton. ^^'*^*- 



Nov. 25, 1646, from Rev. Nathaniel Ward, 
of Ipswich, for which he gave "the ftill sum 
of twelve pounds worth of wheat and pipe 
' staves, 6 poimds worth of one and six povmds 
worth of the other.' '* 

John Eaton was a cooper and farmer and 
dealt considerably in real estate. He was 
proprietor in 1639 and 1646-48 a town officer. 
In 1650 A Salisbury Conmioner rated f. o. 
34. 7. He was a man of strong will power, 
tempered by sound practical judgment, who 
believed in liberty of conscience and toler- 
ation in society. John and Anne Eaton, it 
is supposed, were min England inl618.t It 
is thought that their six children were all 
bom in England though their names are 
recorded in Salisbury in the following order: 

2 1 John b 1619; settled in Salisbury, 
m Martha Rowlandson 

3 2 Ensign Thomas b 1618; settled in 
Haverhill; m (1) Martha Kent; m (2) Unice 
Singletery, dau of Richard, of Salisbury, 
6 Jan. 1659; (m at Andover, Mass.) 

4 3 Anne b 1622; m Lieut. George Brown, 
June 25, 1645, and rem. to Haverhill; d 1683 

^ 6 4 Elizabeth b 1625; m James Davis 

*Note John Eaton, in the fall of 1647, 

transferred his homestead and rights as one 

New Eng. of the proprietors to his son, John Eaton, 

G^* R^^ ^^^ removed to Haverhill, Mass., where he 

vH^* ^^* employed himself in the manufacture of staves. 

t John Eaton without doubt m Anne Cross- 
man as 2d w. in 1621; m 1st in 1617-18. 


6 5 Ruth b 1628; m John Ingalls in 1668 

7 6 Esther (Hester) b 1634; d unm. 

Anne, wife of John Eaton, d Feb. 5, 1660. 
He m (2) Mrs. Phebe Dow, widow of Thomas 
Dow, of Newbury, Nov. 20, 1661, and d Oct. 
29, 1668; will proved April 13, 1669; his 
2nd wife survived him four years, d Nov. 3, 

Whatever may have been the cause of the 
emigration of this Eaton family from the 
Old Coimtry, one thing is plain, the leader 
was a man of conviction, who acted upon his 
own judgment. His general course of con- 
duct from the time he left Salisbury till he 
d in Haverhill shows he was capable under 
God of being the architect of his own fortime. 
His autograph, his. dealings in real estate, 
and his official relations in Salisbury, his 
breaking away from his associates, his choice 
of a home in Haverhill, and his last will and 
testament, are so many testimonials of his 
ability and integrity. The general standing 
of the Batons of America to-day is such as 
to reflect honor on the name. 

John and Anne and six children lived 
near the ** Great Neck Bridge*' on the 
"beach road". This homestead has never 
passed out of the Eaton family and is now 
owned by seven sisters in equal and un- 
divided shares, under the name of **Brook- 
side Farm'*. 

In 1646 John Eaton was grand juror and 
also one of the "Prudential Men*' to manage 


the affairs of the town. One of his entries 
in the record of the town of Haverhill is 
"Anne ye wife of John Eaton died on the 5 
of Feb. 1660". 

Another John Eaton, Sen. and Phebe 
Dow, widow of Thomas, of Newbury were 
m ye 20 Nov. 1661 

John Eaton Sen. d CJct. 29, 1668 aged 73; 
Mrs. Phebe Eaton, d in 1672. 

From an exact copy of the original entries 
on the first leaf of one of the town's books of 
ancient records of the First Settlers of Salis- 
bury, is found the name of John Eaton sen. 

Without doubt Ann Grossman was 2d wife 
to John Eaton and Phebe Dow 3d. Name of 
1st wife unknown. Issue of 1st wife 2 sons: 
by 2d, 4 datis. (Marriage of John Eaton 
given on p. 363). 

Second Generation 

2 1 John Eaton *Tlanter'\ son of John 
Eaton of Salisbury ''Commoner" b 1619; 
m in 1644 Martha Rowlandson, dau of 
Thomas Rowlandson, sen., of Ipswich, Mass., 
and settled in Salisbury in 1650. In deeds 
of conveyances of land he was sometimes Town 
called "Cooper* \ and at other times * 'planter". Record 
In the first paragraph of his will occurs this 
sentence; **I commend my soul to Almighty a^^^Ass'n"" 
God, my Creator, assuredly believing that I Report^89o 
shall receive full pardon and free remission 
of my sins, and be saved by the precious 
death and merits of my blessed Saviour and 
Redeemer Christ Jesus.*' He d Nov. 1, 1682; 
Martha his wife d about 30 years afterwards, 
July 1712, a woman of great age, and of great 
excellence of character. John Eaton received 
from his father, John sr., all his **living in 
Salisbtuy*' and some land in Haverhill. 


8 1 Hester b Aug. 1645; d 1646 
■ 9 2 John b 1646; d 1718; m Mary 

10 3 Thomas b Jan. 17, 1647; d 1699; 
m Hannah Hibbard 

11 4 Martha b Aug. 12, 1648; m (1) 
Benjamin Collins; m (2) Philip Flanders 

12 5 Elizabeth b Dec. 12, 1650; m Dr. 
John Groth 

13 6 Ann b Dec. 17, 1652; d June 12, 1658 



14 7 Sarah b Feb. 28, 1655; m Robert 

16 8 Mary b Dec. 9, 1656; d Jan. 1, 1657 

16 9 Samuel b Feb. 14, 1659; a mariner. 
No account of marriage 

17 10 Capt. Joseph b Mar. 1, 1661; m 
Mary French 

18 11 Ephraim b April 12, 1663; m Mary 

John Eaton is thought to have been in 
England in Mar. 1664-5; as John Hall wrote 
to his mother that he had then accidentally 
met there John Eaton, and said, "I can dis- 
ceme the face of a N. E. man though he forget 
mine". Eaton told Hall the name of his 
''new brother" (Rev. John Hall), who lived 
in ''Satto in N. E." Hall quoted a saying 
of his "Late father Worcester," and seems 
to have sent a letter by Eaton. . . . 

3 2 *Ensign Thomas Eaton, yeoman; son 
of John Eaton. ''Commoner" of Salisbury, 
Mass., b 1618; went with his father to Haver- 
hill, where he m (1) Martha Kent, Aug. 14, 
1656, who d Mar. 9, 1657. He m (2) Unice 
Singletery, dau of Richard, of Salisbury. 
They were m at Andover, Mass., Jan. 2, 1659; 

"^Note Thomas Eaton was the first select- 
man of the. town in 1697; he was one of the 
committee on location of the Meeting House. 
The inventory of his estate amoimted to 
£404. 5s. His wife, Unes, as he wrote in 
his will, d Oct. 5, 1715. 


he d Dec. 15, 1708; Eunice his wife d Oct. 5 
Issue by 1st wife 

19 1 Martha b Feb. 27, 1657; m Thomas 

Issue by 2nd wife 

20 2 Thomas b Mar. 16, 1660; m Hannah 
Webster, May 5, 1684 

21 3 Lydia b July 23, 1662; m Jacob 

22 4 John b Mar. 6, 1664; m Mary Sing- 
lertery, June 25, 1700 

23 5 Jonathan b April 23, 1668; m (1) 
Sarah Sanders, Mar. 19, 1695; m (2) Ruth 

24 6 Job b April 22, 1671 ; m Mary Simons 
Jan. 10. 1698 

26 7 Timothy b May 19, 1674; m Ruth 
Chapman, and d 1763 (issue) 

26 8 Ebenezer* b April 5, 1677; d imm 
May 14, 1737 

27 9 Martha b Mar. 16, 1680; m Thomas 
Roby, as 2nd wife to her half sister's husband 

28 10 Ruth b Nov. 23, 1684; m (1) Eben- 
ezer Kimball; m (2) Stephen Johnison 

"^Note Ebenezer Eaton was a rich bach- 
elor farmer who occupied the homestead of 
his father. The Inventory of his Estate was 
£1757. 13 s. divided among his brothers 
and sisters. 

Third Generation 

9 2 John Eaton, of Salisbtiry Mass., son 

of (2 1) b 1646; m in 1684 Mary and 

occupied a part of his father's estate on the 
"neck lot*' of upland in Salisbury. He seems 
to have had a strong passion for real estate, 
and extended his purchases into Maine, 
into Winnegance Cove, as far as 25 miles 
N. E. of Portland He was one of the men 
imprest for her Majesty's Service of July 
ye 5, 1710; the order read '*An order to 

Lt.; or to Sergt Bradbury to give notice 

to ye men to march forthwith with Capt 
Eaton By Order of Colo noyes, . . " He did 
not marry until about 40 years of age; his 
wife was much younger than himself. He d 
Jan. 17, 1717. 


29 1 Mary b Dec. 18, 1685 

30 2 John b June 1687; m Nov. 18, 
1708, Esther Swett, of Haverhill (or Hamp- 
ton, N. H.) 

31 3 William b Nov. 1689; m Mary Little- 
field, of Wells, Me. 

32 4 James b April. 27, 1691 

33 5 Samuel b Nov. 25, 1692; m Htddah 

34 6 Martha b Sept. 5 1695; m Isaac 

36 7 Jonathan b Oct. 2, 1698; m Judith 



36 8 Thomas b Mar. 21, 1701; m Mehit- 
able Silley (Sully) 

37 9 Daniel b July 13, 1704; d young 

38 10 Daniel b Mar. 11, 1710; m Nancy 

10 3 Thomas Eaton, son of (2 1) b in 
Salisbury, Mass., Jan. 17, 1647; m Nov. 14, 
1679> Hannah Hubbard and settled on a 
farm in Salisbury, "Laid out to him in the 
peake division, so-called, 9th Lot" where 
his children were bom. Previous to 1687 
he moved his family to Boston, where he d 
July 9, 1699. 


39 1 Hannah b 1682; d 1683 

40 2 Hannah b 1684; d in Boston 1711 

41 3 Joseph b 1686) 

42 4 John b 1686) 

43 5 Thomas b Sept. 15, 1680; d Boston 

17 10 Capt. Joseph Eaton, son of (2 1) 
b in Salisbury, Mass., Mar. 1, 1660-1; m Dec. 
14, 1683, Mary French and lived upon the 
3 acres of land at *' Sandy Hiir* left him by 
his father. He was a house carpenter al- 
though he dealt largely in real estate. He 
was fond of hunting and trapping, and in 
the seasons would go with others as far east 
as Bnmswick, Maine, and on his return 
entertain family and friends with exciting 
incidents of his excursions. His Wife Mary 
d July 12, 1725. He m (2) Marv Worcester 
of Bradford, Mass., Nov. 1726. His 2nd 


wMe d Sept. 2, 1759; he d Jan. 13, 1743, 

having appointed his son Nicholas as executor 

of his wiU. 

44 1 John b 1684; d 1684 
46 2 John b Oct. 18, 1685; m Esther 

Johnson of Kingston, N. H.; m (2) Elizabeth 


46 3 Samuel b Dec. 7, 1687; m Mary 

47 4 Joseph b Aug. 14, 1690; m Mary 

48 5 Benjamin b Feb. 14. 1693; m Sarah 

49 6 Moses* b May. 18, 1695; killed by 
Indians, near Brunswick, Me. 

60 7 Mary b April 9, 1697; m Benjamin 
True, Jan. 4, 1715 

61 8 Nicholas b Sept. 12, 1699; m Mercy 

62 9 Sarah b May 30, 1701; m David 
Buswell, June 30, 1720 

63 10 Jacob b April 16, 1703; m (1) 
Sarah Plummer; m (2) Sarah Malcom, and 
resided at Topsham, Me. 

64 11 

18 11 Ephralm Eaton, son of (2 1) b 
April 12, 1662; m Feb. 5, 1688, Mary, dau 
of Capt. Henry True; he d Jvme 9, 1723. 

Note* (49 6) Moses Eaton was taken 
prisoner in Jvme 1722, cruelly mutilated and 
carried to Pleasant Point, where the Indians 
killed him. 


His wife d in 1748. He was both cooper and 


66 1 Mary b Dec. 11, 1689; m Oct. 8, 
1713, Jacob Green 

66 2 Ephralm b May 24, 1692; was pub- 
lished to Mary Bartlett of Newbury Jan. 12, 
1722; and forbid 

67 3 Jane b Sept. 13, 1694; m 1718 
John Stevens 

68 4 Samuel b Aug. 6, 1697; d at Hamp- 
ton Falls in 1756 

69 5 Jemima b April 15, 1701; d 1709 

60 6 Capt. Henry b Jan. 22, 1703; m 
Aug. 10, 1727, Mary True 

61 7 Jabez b 1705; d 1705 

62 8 Lieut. Jabez b 1708 (Aug. 9); m 
Jan. 16, 1732, Sarah True 

20 2 Thomas Eaton, Jr. of Haverhill, 
Mass., son of (3 2) b Mar .16, 1660 ; m Hannah 
Webster, May 5, 1684. He was killed by 
Indians, March 15, 1696, the day Mrs. Hannah 
Dtistin was taken prisoner. His widow d 
Aug. 14, 1747. 


63 1 Stephen b Mar. 21, 1684; d 1685 

64 2 Thomas b Oct. 7, 1686; m May 22, 
1729, Lydia Kimball 

66 3 Hannah b Sept. 30, 1688; m Caleb 
Allen, of Enfield, Mass. 

66 4 Judith b Mar. 5, 1690; m Joseph 

67 5 Joseph b Feb. 16, 1692; d 1715, 
unm. He was a weaver 



68 6 Lydia b Oct. 17, 1694; m 1732, 
Joseph HajTiman 

69 7 Nathaniel (Lieut.) b Aug. 14. 1696; 
d Jan. 10, 1796-7 

Thomas Eaton, Jr. was the first male 
child of the Eaton family bom in Haverhill, 
Mass. The Eaton neighborhood for a hun- 
dred years and more was in plain sight of 
the Dustin homestead. 

21 3 Lydia Eaton, dau of (3 2) b July 
23, 1662; m Jacob Hardy. 


70 1 Joseph b 1701 

22 4 John Eaton, son of (3 2) b Mar. 
6, 1664; m Mary Singletery, June 25, 1700, 
and settled on a farm in Haverhill, where 
their children were bom. Mary his wife d 
Jan. 26, 1729; he d July 10, 1736. 


71 1 Mary b April 10, 1701; m Thomas 
Whittier, of Methuen, 1729 

72 2 Sarah b June 4, 1703; d unm 

73 3 John b Feb. 5, 1705; m Judith 
Hale, of Newbury 

74 3 Anne b April 19, 1708; d unm 
Nov. 26, 1766; inventory of her estate ;C66. 

76 5 Moses b Sept. 6, 1710; m Susanna 

76 6 Nathaniel b April 28, 1714; d young 

77 7 Thomas b May 25, 1717; d young 

78 8 Eunice b May 6, 1720; d yotmg 


23 5 * Jonathan Eaton, yeoman, son of 
(3 2) b April 23, 1668; m (1) Sarah Sanders, 
Mar. 17, 1695; she d April 23, 1698; he m 
(2) Ruth Paige, of Haverhill, Jan. 23, 1699; 
he d Jan. 20, 1723; his wife d April 1743. 

Issue by 1st wife 

79 1 James (farmer b at Haverhill, Mass.) 
Mar. 9, 1697; m Mrs. Rachel (Kimball) Ayer, 
widow of Samuel Ayer, Jr., June 13, 1728. 
James Eaton was a man of feeble health, 
who m late in life. 

Issue by 2nd wife 

80 2 Nathaniel b Mar. 5, 1701; d before 
his father 

81 3 Sarah b Mar. 7, 1702 .... 

82 4 Jonathan b Mar. 20, 1705; m Jane 

83 5 David b Feb. 14, 1707; d before 
his father 

84 6 Ruth b April 17, 1712; m Samuel 

Note* Jonathan Eaton and Sarah (Sanders) 
Eaton, had one child (son) bom the same 
day (Mar. 9, 1697) with Mrs. Dustin's child 
(whose brains were dashed out six days 
afterwards against an apple tree that stood 
on Jonathan Eaton's land). That his wife 
might escape from the attack of the Indians 
she was concealed in a swamp near by, and 
by this exposure she took cold, which was 
the cause of her death, April 23, 1689. 
Note fill the settlement of the estate of 

onathan Eaton only the names of James, 

onathan and Ruth are mentioned. 


24 6 Job Eaton, son of (3 2) b April 
22, 1671, m Mary Simons, June 25, 1695, 
and occupied a small farm in the West Parish, 
where his children were bom. He d Sept. 
17, 1717; his widow m (2) John Marsh, of 
HaverhiU, Feb. 8, 1721. 


86 1 Samuel b Oct. 5, 1699; m Mehitable 

86 2 Thomas b Feb. 20, 1701; m Mehit- 
able Carter, of Methuen 

87 3 •^Abigail b Feb. 14, 1703; d young 

88 4]'^Mary b June 9, 1707; m Isaac 
Dalton, Dec. 28, 1727. He was a cordwainer, 
who d at Cape Brittain. Issue 11 children. 

Fourth Generation 

30 2 John Eaton, son of (9 2) b in Salis- Records of 
bury, Mass., in 1687; m Nov. 18, 1708, Esther Fate»o«tf». 
Swett, dau of James Swett of Hampton Falls, |^*^ ^' 
N. H. (b June 9, 1690) 


89 1 John b 1709; m Hannah Fowler, 
of Hampton Falls 

90 2 Joseph b Aug. 30, 1711; m Jan. 11, 
1737, Jane True 

91 3 Benjamin b 1718; m Jane Hutchins 

92 4 William b 1720; m Ruth Wardell 
He was the first white man to make a per- 
manent settlement off Deer Isle, Me., in 1762, 

93 5 Thomas b Mar. 17, 1722; m Jane 

94 6 Wyman b July 24, 1725 

96 7 Joseph b May 9, 1728; m Sarah 
Bumell Sept. 9, 1751 

96 8 Rachel b May 2, 1731 

97 9 EUzabeth b Mar. 6, 1734 

98 10 Ebenezer b Mar. 6, 1736; m Phebe 

31 3 William Eaton, son of (9 2) b 1689; 
m 1709 Mary Littlefield of Wells, Me. The 
records of the 1st Congregational church in 
Wells shows that William Eaton united with 
the church Feb. 10, 1722, and his wife on 
Dec. 23, 1722. He d. about 1742 




99 1 Mary b 1710; m Joseph Credlfer of 
WeUs, Me. 

100 2 Sarah b 1713; d young 

101 3 Joshua b Mar. 9, 1714; m Ann 

102 4 WiUlam b 1717; d 1723 

103 5 Martha d young 

104 6 Ruth b 1725; m Joshua Adams, 
of Wells, Me. 

106 7 Joseph b 1727; m Lydia Moulton 

Note The father of William Eaton gave 
him by Will **C)ne half of my land and right 
in the Winnegants Cove, so called at Kenne- 
beck", Will dated Jan. 15, 1718. 

33 5 Samuel Eaton, son of (9 2) b in 
Salisbury, Mass., Nov. 25, 1692; m Huldah 
Worthen, dau of John of Hampton Falls, 
N. H. He d May 7, 1765; Will proved April 
23, 1765. She d Nov. 27, 1806, at Sutton, 
being very aged. 


106 1 Samuel b Aug. 28, 1714; m 1744, 

107 2 Jemima b Oct. 2, 1717; m Samuel 

108 3 Jonathan* b 1720; m Nancy 

109 4 Elisha b Feb. 3, 1723; m Elizabeth 

*Note Jonathan Eaton is named in the 
Will of Samuel Eaton, but not called his 
son like the others. 


110 5 Sarah b July 23, 1726; m Chris- 
topher Toppen 

HI 6 David b Nov. 15, 1728; m Lydia 

112 7 Martha b Jan. 22, 1730; m 

Drake; d young 

113 8 Lydia b Aug. 8, 1737; m 


36 7 Jonathan Eaton, son of (9 2) b 
Oct. 2, 1698; m Judith Ash of Salisbury, " 
Mass. He was a farmer of some means in 
Salisbury, where his children were bom, and 
though his family was large, yet a fortnight 
before he d he made a division of his estate, 
and gave to his wife and children their alloted 
parts. He d July 7, 1745. 


114 1 TheophUus b July 3, 1721; m Abi- 
gail Fellows 

116 2 Nancy b Nov. 15, 1723; m 


116 3 Patience b 1725 

117 4 Abel b Mar. 1, 1727; m Mrs. Dorcas 
Coombs, Oct. 22, 1750, and settled on a farm 
in Georgetown, Me.; m (2) Sarah Brown, of 
Eastham, 1763 

118 5 Thomas b Feb. 8, 1729; m Eunice 
Moulton, of Newbury 

119 6 Ezekiel b Dec. 7, 1730; m Mary 

120 6 James b Dec. 11, 1733; d July 
21, 1748 

121 8 Joseph b 1735; d 1736 

122 9 Mary b 1737; d 1737 


123 10 Judith b 1738; d 1740 

124 11 Joseph b Mar. 7, 1741; m Sarah 
Webster (issue 10 children, one named 

126 12 Jonathan b Sept. 1745, m Diana 
Dow, and settled on Deer Isle. Me. 

38 10 *Daniel Eaton, son of (9 2) b Mar. 
11, 1710, and bapt. April 23, 1710; m Nancy- 
Pike, of Salisbury, in 1730; d Sept. 20, 1798. 


126 1 William b June 12, 1731; m 

wid. Arnold (no issue) 

127 2 AblgaU b 1733; d 1736 

128 3 Ma^ b 1735; d 1736 

129 4 Moses b 1737; d young 

130 5 Abigail b May 31, 1739; m Jon- 
athan Ealot 

131 6 Joshua b May 9, 1741; (Mariner- 
He never married) 

132 7 Mary b 1743; hved on the home- 
stead imm 

133 8 Daniel b May 19, 1745; m Haimah 

134 9 Benjamin b Aug. 4, 1747; m Mary 

135 10 Nancy b 1749; m John Hickson 

136 11 Martha b Aug. 30, 1751; m Abel 
Eaton, son of Wyman (264 3) in 1776; issue 
3 dau's. 

137 12 Bette b 1753; m Caleb Pike 

138 13 Sarah b 1755: m William Pike 

*See Genealogical Sketch of the Nova 
Scotia^Eatons, by Rev. A. W. Eaton, p. 22. 


139 14 James b 1757; m Sarah Eaton, 
dau Wyman Eaton (263 2) June 17, 1778, 
and lived on the homestead near "Neck 

46 2 John Eaton, son of (17 10) b Oct. 
18, 1685; m in 1710 Esther Johnson, of King- 
ston, N. H., who d Jan. 22, 1727, when he 
m (2) Jtily 2, 1728 Elizabeth Hook. By 
his 1st wife he had seven children and by his 
second two. He was a housewright. He 
d March 1. 1746. 


140 1 John b 1714; d 1716 

141 2 Joseph b Aug. 30, 1715; m Jane 
True, Jan. 11 1737, and settled in Hawke, 
N. H. He d Jan. 15, 1776 

142 3 AblgaU b Sept. 27 1716; m Jacob 
Bradley Dec. 18, 1733' 

143 4 Benjamin b 1718; d 1737 

144 5 Mary b 1723; m Benjamin Kimball 
Dec. 22, 1742 

145 6 Hannah b 1721 

146 7 Wyman b 1725; m Ruth Merrill 

147 8 Esther b Jan 16, 1728; d 1738. and 
it is said another child, Moses, b 1724; d 1736 

Issue by 2nd wife 

148 9 Elizabeth b 1730; d 1736 

149 10 John b 1732; m Mary Merrill 
Jan. 25, 1770 

46 3 Samuel Eaton, son of (17 10) b Hist, of 
1687; m Mary Malcom and lived in Bruns- Haverhiu 


160 1 Daniel b 1722 


161 2 Enoch b ; drowned when a boy 

162 3 Samuel b 1733; d 1777; m Susan 
Noyes. Issue : Ebenezer, m. Betsy Chandler 

163 4 Mary b 1727; m Thomas Stoddard 
in 1747 

Samuel Eaton inherited a love of explora- 
tion. To gratify it he went into the forests 
of Maine and fmally settled in what is now 
Brunswick. He was the one sent to George- 
town with a letter to Captain Harmon and 
Moody. The letter was tied in his hair. 
When it was not safe by land he took to the 
water and swam. 

47 4 Joseph Eaton, son of (17 10) b 
1690; m Mary French who m (2) Ensign 
Andrew Downer, of Salisbury, Mass., Jan. 
24, 1740. 


164 1 Mary b Jan. 9, 1725 
166 2 Sarah b May 1727; m Joseph Pike, 
Feb. 25, 1750 

166 3 Joseph b 

48 5 Benjamin Eaton, son of (17 10) 
b 1692; m Sarah Merrill, Feb. 3, 1718. He 
was a carpenter. He d in 1737 and his wife 
in 1743. 


167 1 Abraham b 1720; d 1720 

168 2 Abraham b May 13, 1721; m (1) 
Martha True; m (2) Thankful Hubbard 

169 3 Sarah b Mar. 1, 1723; m Jabez 
True, Jr., Feb. 10, 1741 


160 4 Rhoda b Mar. 16, 1726; m Joseph 

Dow, Dec. 9, 1747 

161 5 Anne b 1725; m Thomas Arnold, 
Nov. 10, 1747 

162 6 Elizabeth b Oct. 19, 1729; m Simon 

163 7 Benjamin b Dec. 29, 1731 ; d 1737 

164 8 Rachel b 1735; d 1737 

61 8 Nicholas Eaton, son of (17 10) b 
1699; m Mercie Walton, and settled in New 


166 1 Joseph m Mercie Nicholas 

63 10 Jacob Eaton, son of (17 10) b 
April 10 1703 in Salisbury, Mass., bapt. 
Aug. 1, 1708; published to Sarah Plumer in 
Newbury, Mass., April 16, 1726, whom he 
m shortly afterwards. He m (2) Sarah 
Malcom and was in Topsham, Me., as early 
as 1730. 

Issue by 1st wife 

166 1 Sarah b May. 17, 1727; m 

167 2 Hannah b Nov. 5, 1728 

Issue by 2nd wife 

168 3 Jacob b Nov. 1742; m EHzabeth 
Thorn in Topsham, Nov. 27, 1764; drowned 
in St. John's Falls 

169 4 Joseph b Nov. 1742; m Jane Mc- 
Glathery, of New Harbor, Feb. 28, 1769; 
res. Camden, Me. 

170 5 Benjamin b May 20, 1744; m Tab- 
itha Whalen; res. in Topsham 


In Oct. 1744, Jacob Eaton was in York, where 
he continued tintil 1748, when he retiimed 
to Topsham. He is called blacksmith, hus- 
bandman, and Dep. SheriflP — ^the latter of 

60 6 Capt. Henry Eaton, son of (18 11) 
b Jan. 22, 1703; a cordwainer; m Aug. 10, 
1727, Mary True, dau of Ensign Henry True, 
of Salisbury, and resided in Salisbury. By 
will his own father gave him and his brother 
Samuel all his land in Haverhill, with a 
clause inserted that if either desired to sell 
it should be to the other. Henry and Mary 
(True) Eaton were members of the church 
at Salisbury, and were faithful to the Coven- 
ant in this. They had all their children 
bapt. in early infancy. Mary, the mother, 
d Oct. 28, 1790. He d Dec. 20, 1790. 


171 1 Mary b Jime 20, 1728; m Nathan 
Green of Hampton. 

172 2 Jemima b July 31, 1730; d May 4, 

173 3 True b Mar. 1, 1733; d Oct. 22, 1758 

174 4 Henry b Aug. 5, 1735; d 1758 

175 5 Sarah b Dec. 4, 1737; m Henry 

176 6 AbigaU b 1740; d 1746 

177 7 Johannah b 1742; d 1768 

178 8 Ephralm b Feb. 1, 1745; m (1) 
Abigail Perkins, settled in Camden, N, H,. 
m (2) Sarah Stevens 

179 9 Peter b 1747; d infant 


180 10 Peter b Mar. 25, 1748; m Abigail 
Greeley and resided near "Huckleberry Mill" 
on Little River, in Salisbury 

181 11 Timothy b Mar. 11, 1750; m 

and resided at Hampton Falls. Inventory 
ren. Mar. 10, 1791; Dau Rachel only heir 

62 8 Lieut. Jabez Eaton, son of (18 11) 
b Aug. 9, 1708; bapt. Oct. 10, 1708; m Sarah 
True, dau Ensign Henry True, Jan. 16, 1732. 
He d at Hampton Falls of smallpox. Jan. 
28, 1760. 


182 1 Sarah b May 8, 1733; d young 

183 2 Paul b Jan. 19, 1735; d Oct. 7, 1736 

184 3 Jemima b 1736; d 1736 

186 4 Samuel b April 20, 1757; m Rachel 

186 5 Paul b Aug. 29, 1739; m (1) Mary 
Tilton; m (2) Hannah Emerson 

187 6 Sarah b July 3, 1743; m Robert 

188 7 Jabez b Sept. 17, 1746 ; d 1819 ; tmm 

189 8 Joshua b July 15, 1749; m Anne 
Smith Gill and lived at Seabrook 

190 9 AbigaU b April 30. 1752 

191 10 VLaiy b 1755; d Oct. 1, 1800; unm 

64 2 Thomas Eaton, son of (20 2) b 
Oct. 7, 1786; m May 22, 1729, Lydia Kim- 
ball, and lived on a farm near Haverhill. 
In his Will he "provides for wife's support 
during widowhood", makes legacies to his 
surviving children, and constitutes Joseph 
his first bom, executor, giving him the bal- 


ance of the estate after paying legacies. As 
Joseph lived and died on the farm opposite 
the old garrison house, it is supposed he re- 
ceived it from his father. 


192 1 Joseph b Feb. 27, 1730; m Sarah 
Webster, Jan. 24, 1754; issue 10 children 

193 2 Thomas b Sept. 18, 1731; d Jan. 
10, 1740 

194 3 Moses b Jan. 29, 1734^ m Anna 
Webster of Plaiston, N. H., Feb. 5, 1760 

196 4 Lydia b 1736; m Stephen Noyes 
March 2, 1757, and lived at Atkinson (5 chil- 

196 5 Nathaniel b 1738; d 1739 

197 6 Mehltable b Aug. 17, 1741 ; m Eben 

198 7 Thomas b Feb. 3, 1744; m Mary 
Swaine in 1768 and settled on a farm at 
Beech Hill, Concord, N. H. 

199 8 Hannah b Mar. 17, 1747; m Abra- 
ham Emerson of Haverhill, July 16, 1767, 
and d Mar. 30, 1819 (9 children) 

73 3 John Eaton, son of (22 4) b Feb. 
5, 1705; m Judith Hale, of Newbury, Mass., 
Oct. 21, 1741; he d in 1738. 


200 1 John b Jan. 12, 1743; kiUed at 
Bimker Hill, June 17, 1775; unm 

201 2 Mary b June 1, 1745; m Isaac 

202 3 Timothy b April 8, 1748; d young 

203 4 Moses b Jan. 20, 1751. (In the 


settlement of his father's estate called a 
crotchety old bachelor) 

204 5 Sarah b May 11, 1754; m Moses 

Parker of Bradford. Mass., May 24, 1781 

75 5 Moses Eaton, son of (22 4) b Sept. 
6, 1710; m Susanna Levant, of Haverhill, 
June 21, 1768. He m late in life, and lived 
on a farm in Haverhill, where his children 
were bom. 


206 1 Moses b Oct. 11, 1768; m Betsey 

206 2 Nathaniel b Nov. 6, 1770; m Sarah 
Emerson of Haverhill, 1797 

207 3 Ebenezer b Aug. 6, 1773; became 
a resident of the family of Deacon Joseph 
Greeley. He m April 9, 1797, Susanna Col- 

79 1 James Eaton, son of (23 5) b in 
Haverhill, Mass., Mar. 9, 1697. When six 
days old he was concealed with his mother 
in a swamp, and thus escaped the fate of 
being killed by Indians. His mother d from 
exposure thirteen months afterwards. He 
was very feeble for many years, but finally 
attained to good powers of body arid mind. 
He m Mrs. Rachell (Kimball) Ayer, widow 
of Samuel Ayer, Jr. of Haverhill, Jvme 13, 
1728, and took possession of the "new house", 
which his father at death had left imfinished. 
Here on the old place, purchased of Rev. 
Nathaniel Ward of Ipswich by John Eaton 1st, 
James and Rachel Eaton lived together till 
separated by death. He d Mar. 18, 1*773. 


according to the inscription on an old stone, 
a little inclined with age, in a yard a little 
north of his living residence in the West 


208 1 David b April 1, 1729; m Deborah 
White of Andover, Ct., Oct. 10, 1751, and 
settled in Nova Scotia soon after 1760. His 
genealogy has been published by Rev. Arthur 
W. Eaton 

209 2 Timothy b July 31, 1731; m Abi- 
gail Massey and settled in Haverhill 

210 3 Sarah b Aug. 13, 1733; d Oct. 17, 

211 4 Rachel b Mar. 3, 1736; m Daniel 
Griflfing of Haverhill, Dec. 12, 1751; (Issue: 
Timothy, Ebenezer, Daniel and Bettee.) 

212 5 James b May 23, 1738; m AbigaU 
Emerson and settled in Goffstown, N. H. 

213 6 Susannah b Sept. 14, 1740; m 
Benjamin Richards of Goffstown. She was 
the great grandmother of Emily Chubbeck, 
the 3rd wife of Dr. Judson, the missionary 

214 7 Nathaniel b May 5 , 1 743 ; m Rebecca 
Dodge, and took care of his father. 

216 8 Ebenezer b Aug. 10, 1745; m Abi- 
gail Folsom and settled in Walpole, N. H. 

216 9 Enoch b Nov. 6, 1748; m Esther 
Williams, of Ipswich, Mass., March 22, 1776, 
and settled in Haverhill. 

&2 4 Jonathan Eaton, son of (23 5) b 
Mar. 30, 1705; m Ruth Page of Haverhill, 
Nov. 27, 1733, and lived on a farm in Haver- 
hill; he d early in 1772. By the inventory 


of his estate, appraised 24 Jan. 1772, returned 
28 July 1772, amounting to £943. 4. 4., 
it appears that his real estate lay partly in 
Massachtisetts and partly in New Hamp- 
shire. His sons Jonathan and Amos settled 
the estate. His 2d wife was Jane Page. 


217 1 Ruth b 1734; d 1736 

218 2 Jonathan b July 27, 1736; m 1759, 
Mary Stone; res. Atkinson 

219 3 Benjamin b Sept. 20, 1738; d unm. 
June 17, 1762 

220 4 Sarah b Dec. 13. 1740; m Stephen 
Page, April 10, 1764 

221 5 Eunice b Jan. 1, 1743; m Warren 
Webster, of Salem, N. H., 1808 

222 6 Hannah b June 27, 1745; m Samuel 
Cross, of Methuen, 1774 

223 7 David b Dec. 10, 1747; d 1750 

224 8 Amos b Oct. 18, 1751; m Mary 
Gage, of Pelham, N. H , issue 10 children 
m (2) Anna Ordway, of Haverhill, Mar, 9, 

226 9 Ablah b May 9, 1754; d June 23, 

226 10 Ebenezer b April 18, 1756; d 
June 23, 1762 

86 1 Samuel Eaton, son of (24 6) b 
Oct. 5, 1699; m Mehitable Harriman, of 
Haverhill, June 11, 1724 He was a farmer. 
At the first parish meeting of the West Parish 
held May 1. 1734, it was "voted to set the 
meeting house on the Southeasterly comer 
of Samuel Eatton's (Eaton's) pasture." 


He m (2) Hannah Emerson of Haverhill. 

227 1 Job b Mar. 14, 1725; m Hannah 

228 2 Mehltable b June 14, 1726; d June 
24, 1726) 

229 3 Abigail b June 14, 1726; d Jvme 
16, 1726) 

230 4 Mary b May ai, 1727; m Nehemiah 

231 5 Samuel b Sept. 29, 1729; m Edna 
Hukins, Mar. 26. 1761 

232 6 Mehitable b 1731; d 1736 

233 7 Ebenezer b May 10, 1734; m Phebe 
Shepard m 1762 

234 8 Abigail b Aug. 8, 1736 

Issue by 2nd wife 

235 9 Ithmar b Mar. 13, 1743; m Mary 
Ordway, Feb. 23, 1796, and settled in Weare, 
N. H. (issue 10 children); m (2) Hannah 

236 K) Mehitable b Feb. 12, 1744; m 
Ebenezer Bailey 

237 11 Obadiah b April 22, 1747; m 
Betsy Paige, of Plaistow, Jan. 9, 1775 

238 12 Betsey b Dec. 14, 1749 

239 13 Peter b June 21. 1763 

86 2 Thomas Eaton, son of (25 7) b 
Feb. 20, 1701, in Haverhill, Mass.; m Mehit- 
able Carter, Dec. 24, 1730; they settled in 
North Parish of Methuen, which, in May, 
1760, received a town charter by the name 
of Salem, N. H. In the Will of Timothy 
Eaton, of the East Parish of Haverhill, 


dated 19 Feb. 1755, one bequest is "To 
Cousin Thomas Eaton Deac. of Mr. Bailey's 
church in Salem, N. H. my great bible." 

In the first parish meeting of the North 
Parish of Methuen held Jan. 15, 1736, 'Thom- 
as Eaton was chosen parish treasurer.'* His 
name frequently appears on committees. 
When the church was organized, Jan. 16, 
1740, Thomas Eaton was chosen deacon. 


240 1 Ebenezer b Sept. 22, 1731; d 1738 
261 2 John b Jvine 18, 1743; m Abigail 
Peaslee and settled in Bradford, N. H. 

242 3 Timothy b July 28, 1735; m Mary 
Dalton. He was a hatter in Methuen 

243 4 Mehitable b 1737; d 1738 

244 5 Mehitable b 1739; d 1754 
246 6 Susanna b 1741 

246 7 Hannah b 1745; m Edward Pattee 

247 8 Lydia b 1747; m Moors Bailey 

248 9 Sarah b 1749; m Oliver Emerson 

Fifth Generation 

91 3 Benjamin Eaton, son of (30 2) b 

1718; m Jane Hutchins, and lived at Sea- 
brook; d 1737. 


249 1 Benjamin b ; of Seabrook, 

m Sarah Moody of Salisbury 

260 2 Samuel m Mary Eaton, Oct. 18, 
1770; lived on Barnard Hill 

92 4 Maj. William Eaton, son of (30 2) b 
1720; m in York, Me., Nov. 20, 1742, Ruth 
Wardell, dau of Meril3ah Wardell; there is 
a tradition that before her birth her mother 
was taken captive by Indians and while in 
captivity compelled to be the wife of one 
of the chiefs, and that she (Mrs. Eaton) was 
the fruit of the \mion. Some of her des- 
cendants seem to show the probability of 
such an origin. William Eaton was the 
first man to make a permanent settlement 
on Deer Isle, Me., in 1762. 

Issue (4 sons and 2 daus.) 

261 2 Stephen of Newbury; m Sukey 

262 3 Ellaklm settled on Deer Isle and 
d there 

263 4 William, of York; b 1745 

264 5 Ruth m Benjamin Weed 
266 6 Mary m Jonathan Torrey 



109 3 Rev. Elisha Eaton, son of (38 5) 

b 1723; m Eliza Blake, and d in 1765 

266 1 Hannah 

267 2 MoUy m Abither MerrlU 

268 3 John m Sarah French (issue) 

269 4 EUsha 

111 6 David Eaton, son (38 5) b 1728; Hist, of 
m' Lydia Fowler. He was an early inhab- Sutton 
itant of the town of Sutton, no doubt from 
Deerfield or Nottingham. He settled on 
the John Felch place. He was constable 
in 1728, and d in Sutton, May 16, 1804, aged 


260 1 David Jr. m Dec. 3, 1807, Clarissa 

261 2 Jonathan m Jane Sargent, who m 
(2) John Sargent as his 2d wife 

262 3 

124 11 Joseph Eaton, son of (36 7) b 

Mar. 7, 1741 ; m Sarah Webster. 


263 1 Moses 

264 2 Joseph 
266 3 Sarah 

266 4 Rev. Peter; m Sarah Stone 

126 12 Jonathan Eaton, son of (114 1) 

b 1740; was the youngest brother of Theo- 
philus Eaton, and was brought up by him. 
He m Diana, dau of Nathan Dow. He en- 
gaged in the business of boiling salt, ani d 
1809, aged 59. 




Sketch of 267 1 Joseph d in Sedgwick 

Deer Isle, 268 2 Jonathan Jr. 

269 3 John, drowned in 1814 while taking 
a cow across the bay in a boat 

270 4 Nathan 

271 5 James, removed to Prospect 

272 6 dau m Samuel Ward 

273 7 dau m Joseph Weed 

274 8 dau m William Weed 
The house Jonathan Eaton built is still 

standing, and is now more than a hundred 
years old. 

146 7 Wyman Eaton, son of (45 2) b 
July, 1725; m Ruth Merrill and settled in 
that part of Hampton, N. H., now Seabrook, 
and within six miles of the homestead he 
made. There five generations of descendants 
have resided up to the present time. In 
1765 his name appears on the petition to 
Governor Wentworth for a Presbyterian so- 
ciety in Hampton Falls, which shows he was 
a freeholder and inhabitant of the town. 


276 1 Sarah m James Eaton (139 14) 

276 2 Abel m Hartha Eaton (136 11) 

277 3 Samuel m Jemima Maxfield 

278 4 John Jemima Green 
Other children were Ruth and Aaron, b 1769 

162 3 Samuel Eaton, son of (46 3) b 
1733; d 1777; m Lois Damon. 

279 1 Lois m Henry Bradford 

280 2 Sarah m Moses Bradford 


166 1 Joseph Eaton, son of (61 8) b Hist, of 
; d at Monmouth, Me. ; m Mercy Nicholas ; J^""*^^ 
they came from New Hampshire to Thomas- Eatoa ^^ 
ton, where she d Dec. 18, 1825, aged 70 years. 


281 1 James b Aug. 14, 1785; m Hannah 

282 2 Joseph d at sea 

283 3 Mary m William KeUy; m (2) 
John Moody 

284 5 Hubbard m Charlotte Frye, of 
Bucksport, and d 1827 

286 6 Parker d unm 

286 7 Mercy m Henry Day 

287 8 Hannah m Francis Weeks, of Har- 
lem, now China, Dec. 30, 1821 ; res. at Pettan, 

168 8 Jacob Eaton, son of (63 10) b 
at Pemaquid proper, now Bristol, Me., April 
8, 1741; was one of the first pioneer settlers 
who came to the valley of Sancy River. He 
called himself of Scotch-Irish descent. He 
was a ship carpenter. At the beginning of 
the Revolutionary war he was captured by 
the enemy and taken to England with Joseph 
Berry, of Topsham. They were taken by 
the British, Nov. 5, 1775, brought into the 
Port of Boston, and put aboard the Boyne- 
man-of-war to help work her home to Eng- 
land. They arrived safely in Plymouth and 
from there ran away and reached France, 
where they entered on board a Continental 
vessel for America and were carried to New 
York; from New York they made their way 


to New Haven and there obtained a pass 
home, reaching there destitute, and his appeal 
to the legislature for aid in 1776 gives his 
record in the war. In 1783, Jacob Eaton, 
with his brother Joseph, bought land in Sandy 
River township, built a log house and removed 
there with his family of twelve persons, — 
himself and wife, William Thorn,, father of 
Mrs. Eaton, Joseph his brother, and eight 
children. His wife Elizabeth, dau of Wil- 
History of Ham and Martha Thorn, was b Dec. 29, 1741, 
Bristol and d Mar. 6, 1804 ; they were m Nov. 27, 1764. 

In 1790 he built a little craft he called the 
Lark, and tradition says the sails of the Lark 
were made from duck, spun and woven by 
Mrs. Eaton, from flax grown upon the mill- 
lot, and the rigging was made from flax by 
Jesse Butterfield. On June 14, 1791, every- 
thing in readiness, Jacob Eaton as Master, 
with a crew of three men, cast off from the 
shore, and the little Lark, impelled, glided 
down the river. During the voyage Mr. 
Eaton kept a daily journal, with remarks on 
the voyage. He was drowned in the Bay 
of Fundy Nov. 19, 1791. When passing the 
Falls of St. John, taking the tide at the wrong 
time, the Lark went to the bottom of the 
Issue : 

288 1 Sarah b 1765; m Ezekiel Lancas- 
ter (issue) 

289 2 Martha b 1770; m Joseph Fair- 
banks and d 1842 


290 3 Hannah b 1772; m 1796-7 Joshua 
Perley and rem to Ohio in 1801; d 1803 

291 4 Elizabeth b 1774; m 1798 Thomas 

292 6 Robert b Feb. 1. 1776; m April 
1, 1800, Rachel dau Moses Starling and 
rem to Portage Co., Ohio (issue) 

293 6 Rachel b 1778; m 1799 Jabez 

294 7 Isaac b Nov. 10. 1780; m Maty 
(Mary) Lyon, June 2, 1808 

296 8 Jacob Jr. b July 12, 1784; m 
Abagail Bradford; m (2) Mary Wendell 

178 8 Ephriam Eaton, son of (60 6) b 
Feb. 1, 1746; ni Abigail Perkins and settled 
in Camden, N. H. His 2nd wife was Sarah 
Stevens. He d in 1826, aged 81 years. 


296 1 Molly Eaton m Dr. Jacob Moore 

297 2 Henry m Hannah, dau of Major 
Jesse Eaton ( ) and d 1852, aged 75 years 

298 3 Hannah m Moses Patten 

299 4 Peter m Hannah Hale 

300 5 Sally d unm 

183 8 Paul Eaton, son of (62 8) b Jan. 
19. 1736; m (1) MoUy Tilton who d in 1776; 
m (2) Hannah Emerson and d 1830 


301 1 Col. Henry T. Eaton m EUzabeth, 
dau Nathaniel Emerson and d 1851 

302 2 Lydia m Josiah French 

Other children were Molly, Anna, John, 
Sally and Luke. 


192 1 Joseph Eaton, son of (64 2) b 
Feb, 27, 1730; m Sarah Webster Jan. 24, 1754 

Issue, 10 children 

303 1 Benjamin 

304 2 James 

306 3 William m Mary Grove 

194~3T Moses Eaton, son of (64 2) b Jan. 
29, 1734; m Anna Webster of Plaistow, 
N. H., Feb. 5, 1760. He d March 1, 1813. 
She d^Sept. 6, 1831 

Moses Eaton resided in Haverhill, Mass., 
Hampstead, N. H., and in Pelham. N. H., 
previous to his coming to Francestown, which 
was about 1779 David Gregg had then 
made a beginning upon the place purchased 
by Mr. Eaton, which is now owned and 
occupied by Henry and George Richardson. 
Here he lived for more than 30 years and 
commenced the good work [carried on with 
enterprise and success by his son. Dr. Thomas. 
He d in Francestown, March 1. 1813 

Issue : 

306 1 Hannah b April 26, 1761; m Rob- 
ert Bradford and d 1840 

307 2 Lydia b 1763; d 1787; m (1) 
James Wilson; m (2) Eliphalet Webster 

308 3 Mary 

309 4 Dr. Thomas b 1769; m Betsy 
Eaton of Weare 

310 5 Sarah b 1772; m Rev. Moses Brad- 

311 6 Moses Jr b 1775; d 1778 

312 7 Rev. Asa b 1778; d 1858 • 


See ''The Elmwood Batons '' by Rev. Arthur 
Wcntworth Hamilton Eaton, B. A. (1895, 
printed at Advertiser Office, Kentville, Nova 

The estate of Elmwood, Kings coxrnty, 
Nova Scotia, came into the possession of the 
maternal ancestors of its Author in 1808, 
and William Eaton purchased it from Otho 
Hamilton in 1862. This family descended 
from Ward Eaton, J. P., at Comwallis, Sept. 
30, 1826. d at Elmwood, Kentville, May 
3rd, 1895 

The Eaton family of Nova Scotia, whose 
genealogy has been published by one of 
its members, the Rev. Arthur Wentworth 
Hamilton Eaton, of the Episcopal diocese of 
New York, is a distinct branch of the New 
England family foxmded in 1640 by John 
and Ann Eaton of Salisbury and Haverhill, 
Mass., and the first notice we have of him 
in America is in the year mentioned above. 
Descended from his second son Thomas in 
the 6th generation from John,was David Eaton 
(James 4, Jonathan 3, Thomas 2, John 1), 
who was bom in Haverhill, April 1, 1729. 
October 10, 1761 he m Deborah, dau of 
Thomas and Sarah (Miller) White (Jacob 3, 
Capt. Nathaniel 2, elder John 1) b May 19, 
1732, and by her had fifteen children. 

After the expulsion of the Arcadians from 
Nova Scotia in 1756 the depopulated lands 
were offered to New England settlers, and 
in 1761 David Eaton became one of the 


government grantees in that Province and 
thither removed. Acquiring in Nova Scotia 
(the coimty of Kings) a large and valuable 
property, he became a man of importance, 
amd among Eaton families in this continent 
the family he founded in the Arcadian pro- 
vince by the sea must have been regarded 
as having a place of chief importance. From 
his seven sons and four daughters, who 
married and reared families, have come a 
large number of influential people, many of 
whom live in other provinces of Canada, in 
the United States, and in foreign lands. 
David Eaton m (2) in Comwallis, Mrs. Alice 
(English) Willoughby, widow of Dr. Samuel 
Willoughly, another of New England gran- 
tees of the Nova Scotia French lands. 

From Eiisha Eaton, the second son of 
David Eaton, who married, has come perhaps 
a larger number of men of note than from 
any other member of his family. Eiisha 
Eaton was b Jan. 8, 1767, in Tolland, Conn- 
necticut, and m in Comwallis, Nova Scotia, 
May 31, 1779, Irene, dau of Nathanial and 
Eunice (Irish) Bliss, b in Lebanon, Conn., 
Jan. 4, 1761. Of the descendants of Eiisha 
and Irene (Bliss) Eaton has come a group of 
first and second cousins, some who are 
living have attained no little prominence in 
the Dominion of Canada and in the United 
States. The first of importance of these 
perhaps is His Honor, the late George Whee- 
lock Burbrldge, D. C. L.. Judge of the Ex- 
chequer Court of the Dominion of Canada, 
who d at Ottawa, much lamented, Feb. 18, 


1908. The second was Colonel Daniel 
Lewis Eaton, M. A., a lawyer, member of 
of the Territorial Coxmcil in Washington, 
D. C. who d in Washington, deeply regretted, 
in 1873. The third is Breton Halliburton 
Eaton, M. A K. C, D. C. L., Barrister of 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, a lawyer of note, who 
is still living. The fourth is the late Theodore 
Harding Rand, M. A., D. C. L., education- 
ist and author, widely known, who d in 
The fifth, William Eaton, second inspector 
of schools for Kings coimty, and a public 
official of the coimty town of Kings, who d 
in 1893. The sixth, Benjamin Rand, M. Q., 
Ph. D., a distinguished bibliographer and 
author, librarian of philosophy in Emerson 
Hall, Harvard University. The seventh, the 
late Francis Herbert Eaton, M. A., D. C. L., 
an able educationist, who was long influential 
in the educational affairs of Nova Scotia 
and British Columbia, who d in Victoria, 
B. C, in 1908. The eighth (brother of Dr. 
Francis H. Eaton), the Rev. Arthur Went- 
worth Hamilton Eaton, M. A., D. C. L., 
priest of the diocese of New York, historian, 
poet, and essayist. Of important business 
men belonging to this group is Arthur Watson 
Eaton, of Pittsfield, Mass., one of the leading 
firms of paper manufactures in western Mass- 

208 1 David Eaton, son of (79 1) b in 
Haverhill, Mass., at the family home, April 
1, 1729; m while in his 23rd year, Deborah 
White of Coventry, a dau of Thomas White 


and Sarah (Miller) White, Oct. 10, 1751, 
and removed to Tolland, Conn. His wife, 
Deborah White, was bom May 19, 1732 and 
d May 20, 1790. He m (2) Alice (English) 
Willoughby, widow of Dr. Samuel WiUoughby. 
David Eaton was an ancestor of the Nova 
Scotia family. He was a loyalist and moved 
to Nova Scotia with many other Connecticut 
people, that colony having been depopulated 
by the expulsion of the French in 1755. 
After accumulating much valuable property, 
which he divided among his children, he d 
in Comwallis on July 17th, 1803, and with 
his wife is buried in the old burying ground 
near Hamilton's comer, a few rods from the 
home where they lived but no stone or 
monument markes their resting place. 

Issue bom in Connecticut 

314 1 Susannah b Sept. 26, 1752, in Tol- 
land, Ct., d Oct. 18, 1761 

315 2 Stephen b Jan. 29, 1754 in N. S.; 
m Elizabeth Woodworth 

316 3 EUsha b Jan. 8, 1757 in Tolland, 
Ct. ; m Irene Bliss 

317 4 Timothy b July 17, 1768 in Conn.; 
m Huldah Woodworth 

Issue bom in Comwallis, N. S. 

318 5 Sarah b Feb. 13, 1762, N. S. 

319 6 Elijah b Oct. 16, 1763, N. S.; m 
Elizabeth Rand 

320 7 David b July 13, 1765; m Eunice 

321 8 James b Aug. 1767, N. S.; m (1) 
Nancy Manning; m (2) Lucy Famsworth 


322 9 Susannah b June 24, 1769, N. S.; 
Harry Cox (Sea Capt.) 

323 10 Deborah b Jan. 6, 1771, N. S.; 
m John Manning 

324 11 John b May 29, 1773, N. S.; m 
(1) Tabitha Rand; m (2) Abagail Rand 

325 12 Prudence b Oct. 13, 1774, N. S.; 
m John Wells 

326 13 Amos b Sept, 9, 1778, N. S.; d 
April 1784 from a wound received from 
falling on a butcher knife. 

Note — "David Eaton received his grant oen. Sketch 
from the government on the 31st of Dec, Nova Scotia 
1764, the fourth year of the reign of King Batons by 
George III. It is signed by Richard Bulke- ^^' ^- ^' 
ley, Secretary of Coimcil ^^'^ 

In the office of the Registry of Deeds, 
Salem, Mass., are the following records: 

"James Eaton, of Haverhill, yeoman, to 
David Eaton, of Haverhill, Cordwainer, his 
son, for £66-6-8 (which sum aforesaid, I 
give said David as part of his portion) 9 acres 
in Haverhill." Dated 2 Feb. 1751 

"David Eaton, of Tolland, Conn. . . , Cord- 
wainer, to Joseph Eaton, of Haverhill hus- 
bandman, for JB66-1 3-4.9 acres in Haverhill." 
Dated 20 May, 1762. 

David Eaton became noted for his wealth. 
His descendants are ntimerous; many of 
them reside in the United States. For 
history of this branch of the Eaton family 


see also The Elmwood Batons, by Rev. A. W. 
H. Eaton D. C. L. 

There is a tradition that when the house 
of David Eaton was btimed, probably not 
long after his wife's death ; he had, so it has 
been currently reported, a heavy box of coin 
on which when it was removed from the 
burning house he bade his daughter Susannah 
sit, in order to secure it as the bottom was in 
danger of coming out. Another tradition 
is that he had laid up in bottles for his children 
about 500 pounds in gold. But when he 
came to die none of the money could be 
foxmd nor did it ever come into the hands of 
his descendants. 

Will and Testament of David Eaton, late 
of Comwallis. — No. 60. 

*'In the name of God, Amen. I David 
Eaton, of Comwallis, Kings Cotmty and 
Province of Nova Scotia, yeoman, do make 
and declare this my last will and testament, 
in manner following: 

** First I bequeath my soul into the hands 
of Almighty God, hoping and believing a 
remission of my sins by the merits and med- 
itation of Jesus Christ, and my body I commit 
to the earth to be buried at the discretion 
of my executor hereafter named: and my 
worldly estate I give and devise as follows: 

"First — I give and devise to my son 
Stephen Eaton all that my Messuage and 
Tenement, with the appurtenances, on which 
he now lives in said Comwallis; also the 


privilage of a Lane from the north-west 
comer of said messuage to the brook for the 
purpose of watering his cattle, on condition 
that he will be at the sole expense of fencing 
said Lane; and a part of a Tract of Dyke 
Land, adjoining the said messuage, boimded 
as follows : To nm from the South-west comer 
of the said messuage, southerly, to the 
center of the Angle formed by the old nmning 
dyke; from thence by the running dyke, 
easterly to the road, and from thence by the 
road to the South-east comer of said mes- 
suage ; also one-seventh part in quantity and 
qufiJity of a Tract of Land on the mountain 
(adjoining lands I lately sold William Baxter) 
containing about six himdred acres, more 
or less, and one-seventh part in quantity and 
quality of a Tract of Land adjoining the 
Lands of Thaddeus Harris containing about 
three hundred acres, more or less. To Have 
and to hold, all and every said messauge 
lands, tenements and hereditaments, with 
the appurtenances, to him, the said Stephen 
Eaton, his heirs and assigns forever. 

"Also, I give, and devise to my son Elisha 
Eaton, all my messuage and tenement with 
the appurtenances, on which he now lives, 
in Comwallis aforesaid; also one-seventh part 
in quantity and quality of a Tract (adjoining 
the lands, I lately sold William Baxter) 
containing about six himdred acres, more 
or less; also one-seventh part in quantity 
and quality of a Tract of Land, adjoining 
the lands of Thaddeus Harris containing 
about three himdred acres, more or less. 


To have and to hold All and every said mes- 
suage, lands, tenements and hereditaiments 
with the apptirtenances, to him the said 
Elisha Eaton, his heirs and assigns forever. 
"Also I give and devise to my son Timothy 
Eaton, all that my messuage and tenement 
with the appurtenances, on which he now 
lives, in Comwallis aforesaid; also a lot of 
marsh, which I bought of Ezekiel Hunting- 
ton, and lays outside the dyke lands said 
Timothy bought of John Nisbet; also one 
seventh part of a Tract of land on the moun- 
tain (adjoining lands I lately sold William 
Baxter) in quantity and quality, containing 
about six hxmdred acres, more or less; also 
one-seventh part, in quantity and quality, 
of a Tract of Land adjoining the lands of 
Thaddeus Harris, containing about three 
himdred, more or less. Also, I give and 
devise to my son Elijah Eaton, Four acres 
of Dyke land on the Bowling Dyke, viz: 
two acres I had from John Anderson, and 
two acres adjoining it, so as to make it square; 
also one-seventh part, in quantity and quality, 
of a Tract of Land on the motmtain (adjoin- 
ing the land I lately sold William Baxter) 
containing about six himdred acres more or 
less ; also one-seventh part in quantity and 
quality, of a Tract of Land adjoining lands 
of Thaddeus Harris, containing about three 
hxmdred acres, more or less. To have and 
to hold all and every said messuage, lands, 
tenements and hereditaments with the appur- 
tennances to him, the said Elijah Eaton his 
heirs and assigns forever. Also I give and 


bequeath unto my said son Elijah Eaton, 
the sum of two hundred poimds (£220) 
to be paid him by my son David Eaton in 
stock, three months after my decease, or in 
cash nine months after my decease, at the 
option of the said EUjah Eaton. 

"Also I give and devise to my son David 
Eaton, all that my messuage and tenement, 
with appurtenannces, on which I now dwell, 
viz; All the upland from Canard Dyke to 
Habitant, except sixty acres, on the North 
side thereof, which, my Dyke land adjoining 
said messuage, except the East part thereof, 
which is already deyised to my son Stephen 
Eaton; also a Tract of Dyke Land in the 
Bowling Dyke, lying on the East side of a 
Creek called Dewey's Creek, containing about 
nine acres, of which is called the Post Lot, 
and three acres the Newcomb Lot; also one- 
seventh part in quantity and quality of a 
Tract on the moimtain (adjoining lands I 
lately sold William Baxter) containing about 
six hundred acres, more or less; also one- 
seventh part in quantity and quality of a 
Tract of Land adjoining lands . owned by 
Thaddeus Harris containing about three htm- 
dred acres more or less to have and to hold 
all and every the said messuages lands, tene- 
ments, hereditaments, with the appurtenances 
(subject neverthless to, charged and charge- 
able with several legacies as by this will 
bequeathed amounting to the sum of Three 
Hundred Pounds) to him, the said David 
Eaton, his heirs and assigns forever. And 
I give and bequeath imto my said son David 


Eaton, all my cattle, horses sheep and hogs, 
and all farming utensils that may remain 
imdisposed of at the time of my death, on 
messuage and tenements where I now dwell. 

"Also I give and devise my son James 
Eaton, all that, my messuage and tenement, 
with the appurtenances, on which he now 
lives, in Comwallis aforesaid, containing about 
fifty acres, more or less; Also a lot of land 
adjoining the said messuage, called the Chase 
Lot, containing about fifty acres, more or 
less ; Also a lot of Dyke land in the Bowling 
Dyke, the original draft of Amos Sheffield, 
containing six acres more or less to have and 
to hold all and every the said messuage, 
lands, tenements and hereditaments with 
the appurtenances, to him the, said James 
Eaton, his heirs and assigns forever. I also 
give and devise to my said son James Eaton, 
one-seventh part in quality and quantity of 
a Tract on the moimtain (adjoining lands I 
lately sold William Baxter) containing about 
six himdred acres, more or less; also one- 
seventh part of a Tract, in quantity and quaU- 
ty adjoining lands owned by Thaddeus Harris, 
containing about 300 acres more or less. To 
have and to hold the said lands, tenements 
and hereditaments, with the appurtenances, 
to him, the said James Eaton his heirs and 
assigns forever. 

"Also I give and devise to my son John 
Eaton, the North end of the messuage and 
tenement on which I now dwell, at present 
imder lease to Jonathan Parker, to advance 
the full breadth thereof so far south as to 


make sixty acres; Also four Dyke lots in 
Habitant Dyke being all the land I own 
there containing about thirteen acres, more 
or less. Also a part of a Marsh Lot, being 
the original draft of Stephen Bamaby, viz 
three acres, the said lot adjoining marsh land 
of Benoni Sweet; also one-seventh part in 
quantity and quality of a Tract of Land on 
the mountain (adjoining lands owned by 
Thaddeus Harris containing about 300 acre 
more or less, To have and to hold all and every 
the said messuage, lands, tenements and 
hereditaments, with the appurtenances, to 
him, the said James Eaton, his heirs and 
assigns forever, Also as the word 'Inheri- 
tances' has been omitted in the lands, etc., 
devised in the Will, to my son Timothy Eaton 
it was my intention, and is my will, that he 
shall have and hold all and every the said 
messuage, lands, tenements and heredita- 
ments with the appurtenances to him, the 
said Timothy Eaton, his heirs and assigns 
forever. Also I give and bequeath to my 
daughter, Sarah Strong, wife of Abel Strong, 
the sum of Forty Pounds. Also I give and 
bequeath to my daughter Susannah Cox, 
the wife of Henry Cox, the stun of Forty 
Pounds. Also I give and bequeath to my 
daughter Deborah Manning, the wife of John 
Manning the sum of Forty Pounds. Also 
I give and bequeath to my daughter Prudence 
Wells, the wife of John Wells, the siun of 
Forty Pounds. To be paid unto them re- 
spectively by my son David Eaton, in stock 
three months after my decease, at the option 


of my said daughters. Also I give and de- 
vise unto my son Elisha Eaton, two acres 
of Marsh land at west end of mv tract of 
Salt Marsh or Canard River, to have and to 
hold the said appurtenances thereto, to him 
the said Elisha Eaton, his heirs and assigns 
forever. It is my Will that instead of the 
three acres of Marsh given my son John 
Eaton, on the West and adjoining Benoni 
Sweet, he shall have it off the east end. I 
therefore revoke the former devise and hereby 
give and devise to my said son John Eaton 
three acres off the east end of the said Tract 
of Salt Marsh, to have and to hold, to him, 
the said John Eaton, his heirs, and assigns 
forever. Also the remainder of my Real 
Estate, supposing it only dyke Land on the 
Bowling Dyke and sedge bed on the Canard 
River, but be it wheresoever and what-soever 
it may be, I give and devise to my sons, Ste- 
phen, Elisha, Timothy, Elijah, David, James 
and John, to be divided equally in quantity 
and quality amongst them as soon after 
my decease as it can be done conveniently, 
each of them to have and to hold their several 
proportions, to them, my said sons, their heirs 
and assigns forever. And, I do hereby ordain 
and appoint my trusty friend, William Camp- 
bell, of said Comwallis, Esquire, executor 
of this my last will and testiments. In 
virtue whereof, I have hereimto set my hand 
and seal at Comwallis July 8, 1803. 

David Eaton 

Signed declared and published as and for 
his last Will and Testiment in the presence 


of US, who subscribe our names as witnesses 
in the Testator's Presence, and at his request. 

Ezra Huntington 

Ann Jess 

Peter Harper 
In a codicil dated 9 July 1803, he gives to 
each of his daughters forty pounds more. 

209 2 Timothy Eaton, son of (79 1) b 
July 31, 1731; m Abigail Massey, and became 
ancestor of the Haverhill Branch. 


327 1 Dr. Daniel Eaton b April 18, 1769; 
m Mrs. Esther Cater 

328 2 John 

329 3 Ward m Judith Ingalls 

330 4 Timothy b July 20, 1761; m Betty 

212 5 James Eaton, son of (79 1) b May 
28, 1738; m. Abigail Emerson, and removed 
to Nova Scotia; afterwards settled in Goffs- 
town, N. H., where he was killed by lightning 
June 29, 1809. 


331 1 

Eaton Grange, the summer home of the 
sons and daughters of John Eaton, is located 
in the south-eastern part of the town of 
Sutton on the road from South Sutton to 
Warren, near the highest point of Kimball's 
Hill, so called from Caleb Kimball, its first 
settler, who was supposed to have come here 
in 1780-81. The altitude of the site is some 
twelve htmdred feet above the sea-level. 


The air is breezy, cool and healthful. The 
roads are hilly, but the drives are embowered 
with trees, shady and attractive, and the 
views from the open heights are magnificent. 
South-eastwardly can be seen the steeples 
of the Warner churches; southerly is Stuart 
mountain, 1800 feet high; south-westwardly 


is Lovell's mountain. Turning to the right 
the eye takes in Sunapee mountain, at whose 
base nestles Sunapee lake in all its beauty, at 
an altitude of about 1,100 feet; then Dresser's, 
King's, and New London hills, the last with 
its church and academy, until directly north 
the eye rests upon Kearsarge, which in its 
majesty crowns the surrounding landscape 
at the height of 2,942 feet. The summit of 
the mountain is about eight miles from the 


Grange, towards which it descends contin- 
uously to Stevens brook as that courses its 
way toward Warner river along the foot of 
KimbaU's hill "(Christie L. Eaton) 

214 7 Lieut. Nathaniel Eaton, son of (79 gLi^ and 
1), b May. 5, 1743; m May 8, 1766, Rebecca Notes of 
Dodge, of Lunenburg, Mass. They first set- Andrew 
tied on a farm in Concord, where their first Ki^baUand 
child, John, was bom, but sold it to Thomas ^.""^""J^' 
Eaton, of Bow, viz., Oct. 6, 1768, and Nathan- 12 u Eaton 
iel Eaton and his family moved into the 
paternal homestead in the West Parish of 
Haverhill, where they passed through the 
trying time of the Revolution. The Muster 
Rolls say that Nathaniel Eaton was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant at Btmker Hill 
in 1775, in Captain James Sawyer's company, 
and in the absence of his captain commanded 
his Company during the battle. He d at 
Haverhill, Dec. 29, 1796; his widow removed 
to Sutton, where she m (2) Mr. Gile, after 
his death living with her sons Elijah and 
Nathaniel Eaton. She was a woman of 
marked ability, faith, and good cheer. 


332 1 John b at Concord, Mass., Feb. 
21, 1767; m Mary Kimball in Hampstead 

333 2 Eliza b in Haverhill, Mass., Mar. 
15, 1769; m Jeremiah Hutchins, of Fryeburg, 

334 3 Elijah b in Haverhill, Jan. 12, 
1770; m Elizabeth Vose of Bedford 


335 4 Ebenezer b Feb. 5, 1773; m Deborah 
Vose, of Bedford; m (2) Sarah Carlton, of 

336 5 Nathaniel b May 4, 1775; m Sarah 
Emmerson, of Haverhill 

337 6 Rebecca b April 11, 1777; m Stilson 
Eastman Hutchlns (issue) 

338 7 Ichabod b June 3, 1779; m Rebecca 
Hazeltine (issue) 

339 8 Priscilla b Dec. 12, 1781; m Henry 
Hutchlns (issue) 

340 9 Parmelia b Oct. 17, 1785; m James 
Messer, of Sutton (issue) 

215 8 Ebenezer Eaton, son of (79 1) b 
Aug. 10, 1745; m Abigail Folsome, settled 
in Walpole, N. H., and became ancestor of 
the Albany branch of Eatons. 


341 1 James b 

342 2 Josiah b ; m Gertrude Mac 
Eaton; b in New Jersey 

216 9 Enoch Eaton, son of (79 1) b Nov. 
6, 1748; in Haverhill, Mass., at the paternal 
homestead; m about 1770, Esther Williams, 
of Ipswich. 

From the IsSUe 

Record of 343 j Lucy b in Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 

EaL of 22, 1770 

Keene.N.H. 344 2 ElimDall b in Goffstown, N. H., 

June 14. 1772 

345 3 Enoch b Mar. 17, 1774; m 

346 4 Jonathan b Mar. 22, 1776 

347 5 Warren b in Gofifstown. N. H., 
Jan. 15, 1778; m 


348 6 Frazer b Jan. 23, 1780 

349 7 DoUy b in HaverhiU Feb. 5, 1785 
360 8 Debby b Feb. 10, 1788 

224 8 Amos Eaton, son of (82 4) b Oct. 
17, 1751; m (1) Mary Gage of Pelham, N. H; 
m (2) Anna Ordway of Haverhill, Mass. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

351 1 Mary 

362 1 Amos b 1785; m Sally Peabody 

363 3 John 

364 4 William Gage b 1819; tn Lydia 
Ann Richardson 

366 5 Seth 

366 6 Daniel 

357 7 David 

358 8 Eunice 
259 9 Jonathan 

360 10 Joseph 

235 9 Lieut. Ithmar Eaton, son of (85 1) 
b March 13, 1743; m (1) Mary Ordway, Feb. 
23, 1776, and settled in Weare, N. H. m (2) 
Mrs. Hannah Low. He was in the French and 
Indian wars and Lieut, in the Revolution. 


361 1 Peter b 1770 ; m Elizabeth Bracken- 

362 2 Nathan b 1771; d 1796 

363 3 Samuel b 1773 

364 4 Jacob b 1776 

365 5 Ithmar Jr. b 1778; m Jane Price 

366 6 Joseph b 1782 

367 7 Hannah 

368 8 George Washington b 1788; m 
Hannah Low 


237 11 Obedlah Eaton, son of (85 1) b 
April 22, 1747; m Betsy, dau Benjamin 
Paige, Jan. 9, 1775, and res in Haistow 
N. H. He d AprU 1800 

Issue : 

369 1 Capt. Samuel m Betsy Edmunds 

370 2 Paige b July 19, 1790; m Roxanna 
Bradford in 1817 and d 1872 

371 3 Obldiah m Abigail Woodbury 

372 4 Betsy m Dr. Thomas Baton 

373 6 Polly m Samuel Wilson and d 1853 

Sixth Generation 

249 1 Benjamin Eaton, son of (91 3) m 
Sarah Moody of Salisbury 

374 1 Aaron b 1769; m 

375 2 Benjamin m Ann Mallett 

260 2 Samuel Eaton, son of (91 3 m 
Mary Eaton, Oct. 18, 1770. She was of 
Seabrook and they lived on Barnard Hill. 

Issue : 

376 1 Huldah m Reuben Barnard 

377 2 Reuben m Judith Eaton 

378 3 Moses m (1) Mary Eaton; (2) 
Ruth Johnson 

379 4 Mary m James Worthley 

380 5 Polly m Nathan George 

381 6 Samuel lived at Seabrook, m Lydia 
Williams; (2) Mary Colby 

382 7 William settled in Maine. 

383 8 Lydia m Marsden Emerson Jr. 

384 9 Sarah m Josiah Swan 

385 10 David m Polly Worthley 

260 1 David Eaton Jr., son of (111 6) 
was of Stafford, Conn. He m Dec. 3, 1807, 
Clarissa Dudley of Newport, who m (2) 
Josiah Bragg 


386 1 Roderick Random b Sept. 13, 1808 

387 2 Eliphas m Mary Bragg, his step- 

388 3 Phebe m Leonard Bragg, her step- 



Hist, of 270 2 Jonathan Eaton, son of (111 6) 

Sutton Vol. b ; m, in 1760, Jane Sargent and lived 

on the homestead, also in Brownington, Vt., 
where he died. His widow m (2) John Sar- 
gent as his 2nd wife. She d March 26, 1864, 
aged 91 years. 

389 2 John Clement b Dec. 17. 1793 

390 3 Cyrus b Jan. 8, 1796; m 

391 4 Pat^ (Martha) b April 22, 1797; 
was drowned in Kezor's pond, July 17, 1800 

392 5 Amanda b 1799 

393 6 Matthew Hanrey b June 28, 1801; 
d 1803 

394 8 Elinor b 1803 

395 9 Meriam b 1807 

397 10 Stellman 

398 11 Harrison 

266 4 Rev. Peter Eaton, of Haverhill, 
£nd Vt. ^^ss., son of (124 11) b 1765; m Sarah Stone 

Issue * 

399 1 Rev. Peter Sydney b Oct. 7, 
1796; m 

400 2 Rev. John Hubbard b April 12, 

401 3 Sarah b July 24, 1794; m Major 
Daniel Flint and res in North Reading. 

N. E. Hist. Note—Uay 12, 1799, the parish of Box- 
and Gen. f^j.^^ y^ ^ concurred with the church in in- 
viting Peter Eaton of Haverhill, to the 
pastoral office, agreeing to give him ;(^80 and 
20 cords of firewood annually as a salary, and 

vol. ii 


a settlement of ;(^160. His letter of accep- 
tance was read before the congregation Aug. 
2, where letters* inviting the assistance at 
Mr. Eaton's ordination were sent to the 
neighboring churches. The ordination took 
place Wed., Oct. 7, 1789. Peter Eaton d 
April 14, 1888. He was a D.D.W. grad. H. C. 

276 3 Abel Eaton, son of (146 3) m 

Martha Eaton (135 11) 
Issue : 

402 1 Abel Jr., Private, Capt. Nathaniel 
Larabee's (Needham) Co.; enlisted July 11, 
1775. Service 6 mo 5 days coast in Cum- 
berland Co. 

278 1 John Eaton, son of (146 7 b 

m Jemima Green 
Issue ', 

403 1 Tristram b 1781; d 1875; m Betsy 

281 1 James Eaton, son of (165 1) b 

Aug. 14, 1785; m Hannah Day of Monmouth, 
and came to Thomaston, Me., where he d 
suddenly, Sept. 3, 1828 

404 1 Antoinette, b May 9, 1819; m Capt. 
Edwin S. Snow of St. Mary's, Texas 

405 2 Sarah b June 9, 1822 

406 3 James N. b Sept. 23, 1823; d at 
St. Thomas, W. I., Mar., 1841 

407 4 Agarlsta A. b July 16, 1827; d 
Sept. 13, 1846 


294 7 Isaac Eaton, son of (178 3) b Nov. 
10, 1780; m Mary Lyon June 2, 1808. She 
was of Redfield and h Dec. 22, 1787. He 
accompanied his brother Robert and brother- 
in-law Joshua Perley to Ohio in 1801 but 
returned and settled at Fairbanks village. 
He d July 31, 1867. She d Aug. 31, 1852 

Issue : 

408 1 Emellne b March 9, 1809; m June 
29, 1830, Nathan Goodridge. She d 1878 and 
he d 1871 

409 2 Rachel Lyon b May 4, 1810; m 
Jan. 31, 1842, Joseph Fairbanks and d Sept. 
10, 1844 

410 3 Mary Ann b Aug. 27, 1812; m Dec. 
25, 1837, William Reed of Strong and d at 
Hennepin, 111., Dec. 27 1867. Issue 1 son. 

411 4 Greenwood b Sept. 15, 1815; d 

412 5 Susan Wendell m Truman Allen. 
Issue 1 son 

413 6 Eliba Lyon b Aug. X5, 1818; m 
Julia Wendell 

414 8 Horatio Greenwood b June 25, 1828 ; 
m Hannah Whitmore 

296 8 Jacob Eaton Jr., son of (178 3) 

b July 12, 1784; m Feb. 16, 1805, Abigail, 
dau of Joseph Bradford, m (2) April 26, 
1814, Mary Wendell Davis (b 1792 d 1858). 
Jacob Eaton settled on a farm adjoining his 
brother Isaac. He d Oct. 19, 1825. 

Issue : 

416 1 Lyman b Mar. 8, 1808; was of 
Orono, Me.; m Lucy Brown 


417 2 Hartha b Jan. 1, 1812; m 


Issue by 2d wife 

418 3 Wendell Davis b Aug. 15, 1815; 
m Hannah Norton 

419 4 Mary Smith b Mar. 22, 1817; m^ 
John Bullen 

420 5 Eliza Ann b June 28, 1819; m 
Dec. 8, 1840, Henry Bettle 

421 6 Abigail b May 10, 1822; unm 

309 4 Dr. Thomas Eaton, son of (194 3) 

b in Hampstead Feb. 6, 1769; graduated at 
the Vermont Medical School and was in 
practice of medicine 8 years in Weare and 
Henniker and 32 years in Francestown. He 
succeeded his father upon the Eaton place 
and won a place in the history of American 
farmimg as the introducer of the Spanish 
Merino sheep in this country. He m Betsey 
Eaton (372 4) of Weare, Feb. 20, 1793. 
Dr. Thomas Eaton d in Francestown, Jan. 
23, 1858; she d Oct. 14, 1840. 


422 1 Dr. Obediah Page b Sept. 13, 1800; 
d imm in Smithfield, Ky. 

423 2 Moses Webster b April 14, 1803; 
m Louise Shephard Lawrence Sept. 17, 1829; 
removed to Revere, Mass. and d at Nashua, 
Jan. 3, 1882 

424 3 Dr. Harvey Wallace b June 22, ' 
1813; d unm Nov. 10, 1838 

425 4 Anna Frances b April 23, 1824; 
m Levi Gale of Concord, July 28, 1846. 



Note — Dr. Obedlah Page Eaton b in Frances- 
town, Sept. 13, 1800. Choosing his father's 
profession he graduated at a medical school 
in Cincinnati, Ohio, and practiced with mark- 
ed success at Smithfield, Ky., where he d 
while young. He was followed to his grave 
by the entire medical profession of the city 
''with every mark of respect.'* 

Note — ^The farm of Dr. Thomas Eaton was 
known as the premium farm of the town, 
and the results of his methods in the fields 
tilled under his supervision. He was a large 
hearted man liberal with those in his employ, 
the prosperity of many of whom he was vir- 
tually the founder. He was the foremost 
to prohibit the free use of liquor upon the 
' farm and was champion of the first temper- 
ance reform in the town, in which good work 
he antedated some of the best men of his 
time by fully a quarter of a century. 

Note — Dr. Hfurcy Wallace Eaton, b in 

Francestown, June 22, 1813; educated at 
Dartmouth and Union College, Schenectady, 
N. Y., and at Boston, Mass. Immediately 
after his graduation he was appointed sur- 
geon of the Eye and Ear infirmary at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., which position he resigned and 
settled in Burlington, la., where he d Nov. 
10, 1838 unm 

312 7 Rev. Asa Eaton, son of (194 3) 

b at Plaistow, N. H., July 25, 1778; graduatd 
at Harvard college 1803. While pursuing 


his theological studies he was lay reader in Umb's 
Christ Church, Boston, 1803-5. Ordained ul'voi'ii'^ 
a priest in Trinity Church, New York City, 
July 1805, by Bishop Moore and returned 
to Boston as rector of Christ church, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. His voice failed in 1829 and 
he resigned his position and engaged in 
city mission work until 1837, when he be- 
came connected with St. Mary's school, 
Burlington, N. J. In 1841 he* returned to 
Boston, resumed mission work and was in 
charge of Trinity Church, Bridgewater, Mass. 
at the time of his death which occurred in 
Boston, Mar. 24, 1858. 

315 2 Stephen Eaton, son of (208 1) b 
Jan. 29, 1754, m Nov. 23, 1775, Elizabeth 
Woodworth, dau of Thomas and Zerviah 
Woodward, and sister of Huldah, 1st wife 
of Timothy. He was a farmer and d 20 
AprU, 1838. His wife d Mar. 28, 1841. 
They are buried in the old burying ground 
near Hamiltons Comer, where the Congre- 
gational meeting-house stood, but no stones 
have ever been erected. 


426 1 Jacob b Mar. 31, 1776; m Mary 

427 2 Zerviah b Mar. 31, 1779; m Mar- 
chant Rand 

428 3 Rebecca b April 21 , 1781 ; m Alphae- 
sus Harris 

429 4 Olive b Jan. 12, 1782; d Aug. 29, 

430 5 Deborali b Aug. 6, 1783; d 1784 


431 6 Amos b July 26 1785; m Sarah 

432 7 Nathan b June 9, 1787; m Phebe 

433 8 Elizabeth b Aug. 18, 1789; d Jan. 
28, 1808, the day of her uncle John's second 
marriage, of a kick received from a horse 

434 9 Stephen b Mar. 23, 1702; m Mary 
EUza Bill 

435 10 Nancy b Nov. 14, 1795; m (1) 
Richard Smith; m (2) William Rand; m (3) 

316 3 Elisha Eaton, son of (208 1) b 
Jan. 8, 1757; m 31 May 1779, Irene Bliss, 
dau of Nathaniel and Eimice (Fish) Bliss. 
He was a farmer and lived and d in the old 
house which, with the farm, has been owned 
and occupied by his descendants ever since. 

Note Rev. A. W Eaton, in his Genealogy 
of Nova Scotia Batons p. 25, says: '*Brenton 
Haliburton, son of James, Barrister-at-Law, 
writes in 1884, The old house, as nearly as 
I can learn, was built upwards 102 years 

ago The old structure is of wood, gam- 

brel roof, one story and a half high, 1 chimney, 
small porch in front and one at east end, 
a low, miserable head-knocking and dark 
cellar. In front of the house is the river 
Gamard, celebrated in old times for the 
wild ducks which frequented it, and Grand- 
father Elisha is said to have shot partridges 
from his bed room window. Those were 
days for sportsmen. In the rear, to the 


northward of the old house, is the River 
Habitant, in which I myself have seen 40,000 
shad caught in one tide in the seine set across 
the channel.' " 

They are buried in the cemetery at Upper 
Canard, and their graves are marked by two 
substantial brown stones, whose carefully 
cut inscriptions, which record simply their 
names and ages and the dates of their deaths . 
are as fresh as ever — 

Sacred to the Memory of 


Died March 9, 1827 
In his 71st year 

Sacred to the Memory of 


Consort of Elisha Eaton 
Died June 2, 1826 
In her 66th year 


436 1 Dan b Mar. 2, 1780; m Martha 
Knowles; m (2) Margaret Blumer 

437 2 Enoch b Sept. 22, 1781 ; m Hannah 

438 3 Elisha b June 30, 1783; m Susannah 

439 4 William b April 20, 1786; m Nancy 

440 5 Lydia b Feb. 3, 1788; m 1806, 
Worden Barnaby and d 1815 


441 6 George b April 6, 1790; m Anne 
Catherine Manning 

442 7 David b Sept. 25, 1792 ; m Susannah 

443 8 John b Feb. 27, 1795; d luim at 
the home of his sister, Eunice Deborah, 
July 9, 1866 

444 9 Eunice Deborah b July 14, 1798; 
m her cousin Ward Eaton (469 2) 

446 10 James b May 16, 1802; m Hannah 
Strong, sister of his brother David's wife 

317 4 Timothy Eaton, son of (208 1) 

b Aug. 27, 1758; m Huldah Woodworth, dau 
of Thomas apd Zerviah Woodworth. He 
was a farmer and owned much property. 
His wife Huldah d July 14, 1807; he m (2) 
Dec. 17, 1807, Sarah Rand Beckwith, a widow, 
and dau of Caleb and Mary Rand. He d 
July, 1834. 

Issue by 1st wife 

446 1 Ruth b Oct. 17, 1784; m (1) John? 
Cogswell; m (2) John G. Hilpert 

447 2 Alice b Sept. 27, 1786; m Lev" 
Wells; d 1809 

448 3 Olive m Nov. 23, 1807, Joseph 

449 4 Sarah b 1797; m James Bragg 
449 5 Sophia m Wm. Henry Getchell; 

d 1883 

460 6 Gideon b June 12, 1791; m Alice 

461 7 Timothy b July 23 1800; m Sarah 
Ann Wescott 

Rand Gen. 


Issue by 2nd wife 

462 8 Sarah m Abel Strong 

319 6 Elijah Eaton, son of (208 1) b 
Oct. 16, 1763; m May 2, 1785, Elizabeth 
Rand, dau of Caleb and Mary Rand, b 1766 
They were m by Rev. John Wiswell, Rector 
of St. John's Church. Elijah Eaton was a 
farmer and sailor. He settled at Bass Creek, 
now known as Medford of Minas Basin, 
where some of his descendants have always 
lived. He d in 1816; his wife d Oct. 14, 
1852. They are buried at Medford, but no 


453 1 Ebenezer b April 9. 1786; m Eunice 

464 2 Caleb b Nov. 15, 1787; m Jane 
Rand, dau Jonathan 

466 3 Susannah b 1790; m (1) Peter 

Rand; m (2) Kllcup; m (3) 

Green; m (4) Morris 

466 4 Deborah b ; m Noah Rockwell 

467 5 Elizabeth m Charles Calkins 

468 6 Prudence m John Starr starr Gen. 

469 7 Charlotte m Joseph Farrin 

460 8 Rebecca m Hugh Almond 

461 9 Mellnda m (1) George Bennett; 
m (2) William Bishop 

462 10 Mary Ann m Jeremiah Tupper 

463 11 Elijah d of fever, aged 12, about 
the time of his father*s death 

464 12 Elisha b 1806; m Mary Beckwith 
466 13 Alice Jane m Tohn Sanford 



320 7 David Eaton, son of (208 1) b 
July 12, 1766; m Jan. 17, 1788; Eunice WeUs, 
dau of Judah and Ann Wells. He was a 
farmer, and after his father's death owned 
the land and occupied the house in which 
his father had lived. He d in 1830. His 
wife d in Dec. 1850. 

466 1 Guy b Oct. 16, 1788; m Lydia 

467 2 Emily m John Rockwell 

468 3 Judah b Dec. 25, 1792; m Eunice 

469 4 David b Feb. 2, 1795; m Jerusha 

469 6 Eunice m (1) James Cogswell; m 
m (2) Ebenezer Kinsman 

470 6 Ami m Benjamin Ells 

471 7 Asenath m Gurdon Rand 

472 8 Prudence m James Sivright 

473 9 Eliza m Benjamin Ells, after her 
sister's death 

475 10 Levi Wells b Dec. 10, 1812; m (1) 
Mary Eliza Northrup; m (2) Sarah Ellis 

321 8 James Eaton^ son of (208 1) b 
Aug. 14, 1767; m Nancy, dau John Manning, 
of Falmouth, Hants Co. He was a farmer 
and owned a farm beside his brother Elisha's, 
to the westward, which is now in the pos- 
session of the family. He d in 1813. His 
wife Nancy d in 1798, and he m (2) Lucy 
Famsworth, who m for her 2nd husband 
John Sanford. 


Issue by 1st wife 

476 1 Ruth b 1794; d 1814 

477 2 Mary Ann m Benjamin Stedman 
Issue by 2nd wife 

478 3 Nancy b 1801; m Henry Hall 

479 4 Harriett b 1803; m Aaron Hardy 

480 5 Edward b Nov. 6, 1804; m Sarah 
Jane Manning 

481 6 Fanny m James Huntly 

482 7 James d infant 

483 8 Rebecca m Capt. Guy Newcomb 

484 9 Caroline m Benjamin Sanford 

324 1 John Eaton^ son of (208 1) b May 
29, 1773; m May 29, 1794, Tabitha Rand, 
dau of John and Catherine Rand and a cousin 
of the first wife of Timothy Eaton. They 
were m by the Rev. William Twining. John 
Eaton in early life followed the sea or made 
occasional voyages; then he settled on a 
farm near the "Smith Woods", on the road 
to Canning. He afterwards removed to Up- 
per Canard. Tabitha (Rand) Eaton, d Oct. 
26, 1807, and John m (2) the 28th Jan. 1808, 
her sister, Abigail Rand. He d May 5, 1843. 
Abigail Rand Eaton d 14 Dec. 1848, aged 
70 years. 

Issue by 1st wife 

486 1 Abigail b 1796; m Edward Borden 

486 2 Ward b Nov. 28, 1797; m Eunice 
Deborah Eaton (416 9) 

487 3 Abijah Atheam b Dec. 7, 1798; 
m Deborah Coffin 

488 4 Sophia m William EUis 


489 5 Charles b May 6 1802; m (1) 
Sarah Wickwire; m (2) Rebecca DeWolf 

490 6 Catherne m Robert Ellis; issue, 
Eunice Ellis, m Chas. Fred'k Eaton 

491 7 Jane m John Russell CoflFin 

492 8 Eunice 
Issue by 2nd wife 

493 9 Alice m William Coz 

494 10 Olive m James Cox 

496 11 Enuna m Gerrard Beekman Coz 

496 12 Mary m George D. Connors 

497 13 John White b Jan. 4, 1817; m 
Lydia Payzant 

327 1 *Dr. Daniel Eaton, son of (209 2) 

b in Haverhill, Mass., April 18, 1769. 
Removed to Onslow, Colchester Co., Nova 
Scotia, and m Mrs. Esther Cater, widow of 
William Cater, youthful, attractive and with 
comfortable means. On the death of Dr. 
Eaton his widow m (3) Captain Simon Kol- 
lock, a retired officer in the British Army. 

Issue : 

489 1 Daniel m Jane Dunlap 

♦iVofe — In 1790, Daniel Eaton, a yoimg 
physician, son of Timothy, brother of David 
and Abigail (Massey) b in Haveii^ill, April 
18, 1769. Came to Nova Scotia to visit 
his uncle and instead of returning to Mass., 
removed to Onslow, Colchester Co., N. S., 
m Mrs. Esther Cater (Carter) , widow of Wil- 
liam and founded the family of which Cyrus 
Eaton 2nd time Mayor of Truro, a merchant, 
is a representative. 


332 1 John Eaton, son of (214 7) b at 
Concord, Mass., Feb. 21, 1767. He was a 
brazier, trader and farmer and removed in 
early manhood to Sutton, where he m Dec. 
20, 1792, Mary Kimball (b Dec. 11, 1770, 
eldest child of Caleb and Sarah (Sawyer) 
Kimball). John Eaton built a house on the 
brow of Kimball's hill. He was a naan of 
splendid physique, of a vigorous mind, a 
natural leader of men, but not thrifty. He 
d in Montreal, Canada, Nov. 1817. . His 
wife is discribed as a woman of medium 
stature and a remarkable strength of mind. 
She often surprised her friends by repeating 
whole chapters and even books of the Bible. 
She d at the home of her son Jacob S. Eaton 
M. D., at Bristol, Sept. 20, 1848, and is buried 
in the South Sutton graveyard. 

Issue : 

499 1 Frederick b Nov. 16, 1793; d Jan. ^ 
31, 1865; m (1) Polly S Badger who d in 
1861; m (2) Abiah Heath. 

Frederick Eaton learned the clothier's trade 
which he followed for a time in Warner. He 
subsequently devoted himself to the study 
for a teacher, and once had the ministry in 
view. But after his marriage settled down 
to farming. He was for 28 years deacon 
of the Congregational church in Warner; 
also for many years superintendent of its 
Sabbath-School. He d at Warner where 
his second wife still survives him. His 
life of severest labor was consecrated to his 
religious zeal. He was wont to rise every 
night several times for secret prayer, and 


had special hours devoted to prayer for 
relatives by name. Though a fanner of 
small means, he contributed sums of $30 
and $40 at times to objects of Christian 
charity. He was a member of the American 
Bible Society, the American Tract Society 
the Home Mission Society, and the American 
and Foreign Christian Union. 

600 2 Ruth Kimball b Feb. 10, x795; d 
Sept. 13, 1882; m Robert H. Sherburne. 
(Celebrated golden wedding Sept. 16, 1875) 

501 3 Sarah b Oct. 12, 1797; d infant 

602 4 Rebecca Dodge b June 3, 1796; d 
Dec. 9, 1852. (Taught school in Utica and 
Rochester, N. Y.) 

503 5 John b Nov. 7, 1798; d May 19, 
1873; m Janet Collings 

604 6 Sarah Sawyer b April 27. 1800; d 
Dec. 4, 1878; m Hon. Samuel Dresser (issue) 

John Eaton and his wife removed near 
Warner Lower Village, where were bom to 
them the following children. 

506 7 Hiram b Jan. 14, 1802; dAug. 8, 
1876 (of St. Albans, Vt.) 

606 8 Lucretia Kimball b Mar. 12, 1803 ; d 
July 13, 1881 (A milliner; m Warner) 

607 9 Dr. Jacob Sawyer b Jan. 4. 1805; 
d Sept. 5, 1888; m Mrs. Harriet (Bean) 

608 10 Charles b at Sutton, Feb. 4, 1807; 
d Nov. 14, 1877 

609 11 Lucian Bonapart b Dec. 17, 1808; 
d 1889; m Melinda Phelps 

610 12 Horace b Oct. 7, 1810; d Oct. 
21, 1883; m Anna Ruth Webster 


Note — John Eaton was b near the present 
village of Penacook, on the banks of the 
Merrimack river, just below the site of the 
monument erected to commemorate the 
heroic escape of Hannah Dustin from the 

334 3 Elijah Eaton son of (214 7) b in 
Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 12, 1770-1; m Jan. 
1, 1797, in Bedford, Elizabeth (b Aug. 10, 
1777), dau of James and Abigail (Richardson) 

Elijah Eaton and his wife removed to Sutton 
and located on the eastern slope of Kimball's 
Hill. Elijah Eaton^ though not tall, was 
like his brother John in great strength and 
like his brother Nathaniel in agility: he could 
outstrip younger men in a foot race. With 
these physical gifts was blended a devoted 
piety, and he was styled the ''peacemaker". 
He was the devoted scholar of the family. 
He began the practice of medicine but not 
believing in the practice of that day, he 
conscientiously abandoned it. He was a 
Baptist. His sons, Ariel Kendrick and Pel- 
atiah Chapini were named for ministers of 
that denomination. Elijah Eaton d Sept. 
6, 1818. Mrs. Eaton showed great fortitude 
in caring for and training her young chil- 
dren and the managing of her farm, her son 
Carlos being but four months old at the time 
of her husband's death. She d Aug. 12, 1840. 

Issue \ 

511 1 JubalEatonbAug.l,1798;dNov.2, 
1878 ; m (1) Ptdma Putney ; m (2) Sarah Brown 


612 1 Nathaniel b Sept. 9, 1800; d June 
29, 1804 

513 3 Elijah b Mar. 24, 1803; d Sept 
1843; m Fanny Sawyer 

515 5 James Vose b Jtdy 27, 1808; d 
Nov. 13, 1843; went to Penna. as a stone 

516 6 Roxanna b June 26, 1811 

517 7 Ariel Kendrick b Dec.. 1, 1813; 
m (1) Sarah McArthur; m (2) Sarah Jar- 

518 8 Pelathia Chapln b April 9, 1815; 
d Aug. 25, 1818 

519 9 Carlos Smith b May 4, 1818; d 
Nov. 1886; m Laura Warner Dimond of 

336 5 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (214 7) 

b in Haverhill, Mass., May 4, 1775; m in 
that town, Oct. 11, 1797, Sarah Emerson 
(b April 21, 1776) dau of Eltrimer and Sarah 
(Eaton) Emerson. He first moved into Hop- 
kinton and bought a farm about a mile north 
of Contoockville. Here he remained for two 
years when he sold out and bought for $950 
the eighty acre farm of Josiah Cutler in 
Sutton where, in 1801, he established his 
home and spent the remainder of his life. 
In 1814 Nathaniel Eaton built the house in 
which he lived and died, and in 1822 the 
large bams opposite. He had the first 
chaise in use in the neighborhood. He was 
a good neighbor, and his relations to all 
were cordid, but that between ** Neighbor 
Adams" — ^John Adams, who lived near him 


— and ** Neighbor Eaton," as each called the 
other, was for over sixty years a model of 
unbroken friendliness. His wife was the 
first to be buried in the neighborhood bury- 
ing-ground on the Waterloo road. He d on 
the 9th of May 1875, over one hundred years 
of age in full possession of all his faculties, 
revered as a patriarch by a large circle of 
relatives, and respected by all who knew 


620 1 Hon. Leonard Eaton b in Hopkin- 
ton, Jtme 10, 1800; d Mar. 22, 1868; m 
Susan Evans. 

621 2 Mesehellum Eaton b in Sutton, 
Oct. 1803; d June 28, 1864 imm 

622 3 Alvln b in Sutton, Dec 18, 1805; 
d Mar. 1873; m (1) Hannah W. Hardy; m 
(2) Sylvia Hazeltine 

623 4 Nathaniel Jr. b in Sutton, Jan. 22, 
1808; d April 1874; m Hariette Augustine 

624 5 Rolinda b in Sutton, June 12,1810; 
d Sept. 14, 1818 

626 6 Hon. George Clinton b in Sutton, 
July 23, 1814; m (1) Lorinda Rowell; m (2) 
Betsey Jane Pressey 

626 7 Cynthia b 1821; m William Allen 

Ncfte — **To-day the venerable centenarian, 
Nathan Eaton of Sutton, completed the ftdl 
term of a hundred years, and the event was 
duly observed and commemorated by many 
relatives and friends who paid their respects 


to him and his in a way so cordial that it 
was made a source of pleasure to all. 

**Mr. Eaton dressed in a new and his centen- 
nial suit of black, received his friends in a 
cordial way, easily recognizing and remem- 
bering all, and gave each a hearty grasp of 
the hand and as warm a. welcome as most 
men of seventy. " 

340 9 Pameiia Eaton, dau of (214 7) 
b in Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 17, 1785; m James 
Messer, of Sutton. Pameiia (Eaton) Messer 
was a teacher among the district schools of 
Warner and Sutton. She possessed a sym- 
pathetic, genial and happy disposition, 
and was a devout Christian. She was m to 
James Messer in 1762 and d April 9, 1828. 

Issue : 

Pameiia Messer b 1810; d 1854; m Moses 

Matilda b 1815; d 1875; m Ruben Messer 

Amanda b 1823; m (1) Benjamin Jenks; 
m (2) Jeremiah Jenks 

342 2 Josiah Eaton^ son of (216 8) b ; 

m Gertrude McEaton (MacEaton). She was 
of Scotch German parentage and b in New Jer- 
sey in 1728. Josiah Eaton was of Keene, N. H. 

527 1 James W. Eaton b Aug. 22, 1817 
at Summerville, N. J. 

344 2 Kimball Eaton, son of (216 9) b 

in Goflfstown, N. H., June 14, 1772; m Mary- 
Paige in or alx)ut 1796. He was a goldsmith 

Issue ' 

629 1 PoUy b 1796 


530 2 Deborah b 1798 
631 3 Sally b 1801 

532 4 Kimball b 1806 

533 5 Asa 

534 6 Ryland Fletcher bMar. 18, 1808; 
m Clarissa Cook Clark of Middletown Springs. 
He was a marble dealer. 

346 Enoch Eaton, son of (216 9) b Mar. 
17, 1774; m and removed to 

Oxford, N. Y. 


636 1 Warren b April 2, 1814; d 1889; 
m EHza Pension 

362 2 Amos Eaton, son of (224 8); m 
(1) ; m (2) Sally Peabody and 

removed to Wilton, N. H. in 1792, where he 
resided on lot 6, South range 

Issue t 

636 1 Polly b 1793; m Willard Searles 

637 2 Amos b Aug. 2, 1796; m Charlotte 

Issue by 2d wife 

638 Abel b Mar. 11, 1801; m Eveline 

539 4 Fanny b 1808; d 1834 

361 1 Peter Eaton, son of (236 9) b 
1770; m Elizabeth Brackbury 
640 1 Nathan b 1799; m Dorcas Marshall 

366 5 Ithmar Eaton, son of (236 9) b 
1778; m Jane Price; removed to Hillard, 
Cape Ann, Mass. He kept a public house 
when at East Weare. 



641 1 Andrew n 1S07 

642 2 Harriet b 1810 

643 3 John b 1813 

868 8 George Washington Eaton, son of 
(236 9) b Jan. 7, 1788; m Hannah Low. 
He d Sept. 2, 1841 


644 1 William L. b 1812, became a Bap- 
tist clergyman 

646 2 Peter b 1815: m Eliza Pillsbury 

647 3 Otis b 1818; d 1819 

648 4 Abigail b 1819; m Rev. Josei^ 

649 5 James b Dec. 1821 
660 6 Willis b 1821; d 1853 

Seventh Generation 

374 1 Aaron Eaton, son of (249 1) b 
1769; m 

661 1 Benjamin m 

662 2 Sarah 

663 3 Moses b Jan. 2, 1791; m Mary 

377 2 Reuben Eaton, son of (260 2) m 
Judith Eaton. He d in 1862 

Issue I 

654 1 William m This WiUiam 

Eaton was schcx>l commissioner in Weare; 
now res in Goffstown 

666 2 Plllsbury m (1) JuUa Fitch; m (2) 
Elvira Marshall 

378 Moses Eaton^ son of (250 2) m (1) 
Mary Eaton; m (2) Ruth Johnson 


656 1 Nancy m Moody Huse 

557 2 William b 1825; m Celestia Sweet 

558 3 Julia m John Phelps 

559 5 Adeline m as (2) wife her sister's 
husband, Moody Huse 

385 10 David Eaton, son of (250 2) m 

Polly Worthley. He d 1874; his wife in 

1872 Issue: 
661 1 Sarah m John Martin 
562 2 Perry m Lucretia Williams 



403 1 Tristram Eaton^ son of (278 1) b 
in Buxton, Me., Dec. 16, 1781; m Betsy 
Woodman in 1808 arid settled on the place 
he occupied at the time of his death in 1875. 
He was present at the raising of the first 
mill (sawmill) at the Bar on the Hollis side. 
The Buxton Centennial History says : 'Tris- 
tram Eaton attended teacher Barnabas 
Sawyer's school and was taught in 1785 in 
Ebenezer Ridlon's house.'! Mr. Raton is 
several times quoted by the compiler of the 
Centennial History of Buxton and "though 
feeble in body" is said to be * 'sound in mind 
and with remarkable clear and distinct 


563 1 Stephen b 1805; d 1876; m Miranda 
B. Knox - 

564 2 Woodman Stephen m Judith Colby 

565 3 Samuel K. 

566 4 George 

567 5 Winnie 

568 6 Howard 

569 7 Charles Coffin b May 14, 1819; 
tn Esther Jane Frost 

413 6 Ellab Lyon Eaton^ son of (294 7) 
b Aug. 15, 1818; lived on the homestead, 
but later moved to Manchester (1858). He 
m Feb. 20, 1851, Julia Wendell, dau Leonard 
and Abigail (Wendell) Hackett. 

Issue : 

570 1 Louise Lyon b Jan. 4, 1852; m 
Dec. 23, 1882, Abner Jewett of Augusta, Me. 

571 2 Hiram A. b June 2, 1853 


672 3 Greenwood P. b May 22, 1858 

673 4 Charles b 1866 

416 8 Horatio Greenwood Eaton, son of 
(294 7) b June 25, 1828; owned and operated 
the sawmill at Fairbanks Mills. He m July 
25, 1850, Hannah, dau Benjamin and. Martha 
(Perley) Whitmore 

Issue : 

674 1 Aura Genevieve b 1852 

676 2 Clarence Melvin b Nov. 8, 1853; 
m June 11, 1880, Alice M. Chick; res at 

676 3 Florence Emma 

677 4 Stella Marion 

416 1 Lyman Eaton, son of (296 8) b 
Mar. 8, 1808; m Lucy Brown 

678 1 Dr. Frank b Mar. 8, 1851 ; m Lu- 
ella, dau Ezekiel Knowlton • 

418 3 Wendell Davis Eaton, son of 

(296 8) b June 8, 1867; m Dec. 29, 1842, 
Hannah S. dau Elihu Norton 
Issue : 

679 1 Oliver David b June 11, 1844; m 
Emilie Btdkley 

680 2 Jacob Elihu b July 23, 1845; m 
Ella Fales 

681 3 Mary Fletcher b Dec. 15, 1847; m 
Mar. 4, 1875, E. M. Preston 

682 4 Lizzie Morton b April 21, 1854; 
m Jime 30, 1883, J. A. Tilton 

398 2 Moses Webster Eaton, son of 

(309 4) b at Francestown, April 14, 1803; 


m Louise Shepard Lawrence, Sept. 1781, 28 
and upon his father's death became the 
owner of the large and productive Eaton 
farm, which he disposed of and soon after 
purchased the proprietorship of the Frances- 
town Hotel. But after a few years removed 
to Revere, Mass. Like his father he was a 
large-hearted man and retained even in his 
old age, a marked mental clearness and 
geniality of disposition. He d at Nashua, 
Jan. 3, 1882. His wife whose memory like 
his is cherished with deep affection by those 
who knew her best, was b at Alatead, Feb. 
25, 1800, and d at Nashua, Dec. 19, 1879. 
Their children were all bom at Francestown. 


683 1 Thomas H. b Aug. 8, 1829; m Mary 
Gross of Henniker and d in Boston, Mass., 
Nov. 25, 1878 

684 2 Betsey Susan b Mar. 6, 1832; m 
William T. Hall of Revere, Mass. 

686 3 James Harvey d infant 

686 4 Louise Frances b Sept. 19, 1837; 
m Cornelius V. Dearborn of Francestown, 
June 18, 1857 

687 5 Moses Harvey M. D., (a physician 
in Philadelphia) 

426 1 Jacob Eaton, son of (316 2) b 
Mar. 31, 1776; m Nov. 19, 1801, Mary Throop 
of Granville; d Aug. 26, 1780. He removed 
in early life from Comwallis to Granville, 
was a blacksmith and farmer, and d Aug. 7, 
1849. His wife d Oct. 9, 1862. 



688 1 Thomas Woodworth b April 19, 
1803; m Mary Ann Withers 

689 2 Ann Eliza m Lawrence Hall 

690 3 Phebe m John Parker 

691 4 Stephen b May 27, 1810; m Sarah 
Ann Hall 

692 5 Elizabeth m Leonard Eaton (668 1) 

693 6 Eunice m Harris Roblee 

694 7 Mary m George Withers 

696 8 Jacob Valentine b 1820; d 1883 

696 9 Oliver b Aug. 24, 1823; m Emiline 

431 6 Amos Eaton, son of (316 2) b July 
28, 1785; m Jan. 11, 1810, Sarah Harris, dau 
of Lebbeus and Margaret Lucilla (DeWolf) 
Harris; b April 2, 1787 (sister of Alpheus). 
Amos Eaton moved early in life to Pugwash 
Cumberland Co. He was a Colonel in the 
militia and highly respected. He d Feb. 12, 
1862; wife Sarah d Oct. 17, 1865. 


697 1 Levi Woodworth b Aug. 23, 1811 

698 2 Nathan Harris b Mar. 13, 1814; 
m Alice Bigelow 

699 3 Amos b Oct. 6, 1815; m Elizabeth 

600 4 Margaret m Isaac Newton Bige- 

601 5 Stephen b June 26, 1819; m Desiah 

602 6 Caroline S. m Harklns 

603 7 Sarah Eliza m (1) Isaac Newton 
Bigelow, as 2nd wife 


604 8 James Edward b June 3, 1826; 
d aged 19 yrs. 

606 9 Rebecca d aged 19 yrs. 

606 10 Alphesus b Sept. 1, 1831; m 

Note—{eOZ 7) Sarah Eliza Eaton m 1849, 
Isaac Newton Blgelow as 2d wife and has 
8 children, of whom Sadie (Mrs. Wilder) has 
been a successful actress and Carrie (Mrs, 
Harklns) and Emma (Mrs. Blair) are all on 
the stage and have shown liiuch histrionic 

404 7 Nathan Eaton, son of (316 2) b 
June 9, 1787; m Oct. 5, 1809, Phebe Loomer. 
He was a boot and shoe maker of Comwallis. 
He d Jan. 11, 1868; wife d Sept. 7, 1858, 
both buried at Billtown. 

Issue I 

607 1 Marie b Oct. 1, 1810; m WiUiam 

608 2 Eliza b Feb. 22, 1812; m Asael 

609 3 Sarah Ann b Sept. 21, 1813; imm 

610 4 Jacob b Oct. 5, 1815; m Rachel 

611 5 Rebecca b Sept. 19, 1817; m Wil- 
liam Trorp (issue) 

612 6 Levi b Feb. 7, 1820; m Elizabeth 

613 7 Phebe m David Andrew Wood 

614 8 Mary Lois m Henry Porter (issue) 
616 9 Olivia m James Curry 


616 10 Hannah m (1) Janes Manson 
Rockwell; m (2) Patten Wood (issue) 

617 1 1 I^dence m Gideon Wlckwire and 
d 1860 (issue) 

434 9 Stephen Eaton, son of (316 2) b 
Mar. 23, 1792; m June 20, 1815 (1) Mary 
Eliza Bill, dau of Asael and Mary Bill, b 
Nov. 25, 1794. He moved early in his mar- 
ried life to Niagara Coimty, New York, and 
d Nov. 29, 1869, in Porter, N. Y., where 
most of his life had been spent. His wife 
d May 7, 1842; he m (2) Hannah St. John. 
He was a successful farmer. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

618 1 Douglas Woodworth b Aug. 23, 
1816; m (1) Rhoda Hopkins; m (2) Weal- 
thy Moss of Canada 

619 2 Asael Bill b May 12, 1818 m(l) 
Maria B. Palmer; m (2) Lovina Hopkins 

620 3 Ingram Ebenezer b New York City, 
Jan. 30, 1821; m (1) Susan Hopkins; m (2) 
Irene (Stansell) Barney, widow of Lucas 

621 4 Jacob b 1826; d 1827 

622 5 Mary Eleanor m McDougall 

623 6 Edward Manning b in Porter, N. Y., 
Oct. 3, 1831; m Harriet Hopkins 

624 7 Stephen Rand b Aug. 27, 1823; 
m Hester Ann Black 

626 8 Adoniram Judson b July 20, 1835; 
m Henrietta Frank Peet 

Issue by 2d wife: 

626 9 Cordelia b Mar. 11, 1844; m George 


436 1 Dan Eaton, son of (316 3) b Mar. 
2, 1780; m (1) Martha Knowles of Newport, 
Hants cotinty. She d Jan. 10, 1806. He 
m (2) 1806, Margaret Blumer of Amherst, 
Nova Scotia, b Dec. 23, 1787, dau William 
and .... (Forest) Blumer. He removed 
from Nova Scotia to Maine in 1825, his family, 
with the exception of his daughter Sarah 
having been bom in Nova Scotia. He d in 
Perry, Me., Sept. 2, 1864; Margaret his wife, 
d Jime 1865. He was a merchant first in 
Nova Scotia, then in Maine. His son Wil- 
liam Wentworth Eaton, writes of him: 

**I have most pleasant remembrances of 
my father, and could probably say more 
about him than any of his surviving children. 
He was always a cheerful, healthy, vigorous 
man. He was always a kind father, friend, 
neighbor, and thought so much of his children 
that he never saw any of their faults." In 
1818 he built a vessel at Scots' Bay, Nova 
Scotia, and called her the ''Margaret'* after 
his first wife. At the same time and place, 
Caleb, son of Elijah, built one and named 
it after his wife Jane. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

627 1 Henry Knowles b Nov. 6, 1805; 
m Lucy Ann DeWolf 

Issue by 2d wife: 

628 2 Martha m Theodore Cutts 

629 3 George b Jime 28, 1809; m Elvira 

630 4 William Wentworh b Feb. 16, 181 1 ; 
m Sarah Annt Peavey 


631 5 Mary Ann m Matthias Vlckey and 
d 1879 

632 6 Irene Deborah m Nathaniel Brown 

633 7 Clarissa Margaret m Jonathan 

634 8 Daniel Lewis, Col., b Oct. 31, 1824; 
m Frances Webster 

636 9 Sarah m Rev. Thomas Howard 
of Charleston, N. H. 

437 2 Enoch Eaton, son of (316 3) b 
Sept. '23, 1781; m Feb. 7, 1811, by Rev. 
Robert Norris, rector of St. John's church, 
to Hannah Rockwell, dau of Asael and Ruth 
Rockwell. He was a farmer in Comwallis 
where he d July 11, 1851. She d Jan. 5, 1850. 

Issue : 

636 1 Lydla Ann b ; m John Wlswell, 
lives in South Boston 

637 2 Eunice Maria m George W. Cun- 
nabel, lives in New Zealand 

638 3 Enoch b Jan. 128, 1816; m (1) 
Elizabeth Terry; m (2) Irene Terry 

639 4 Harry Allen b Dec. 31, 1817; m 
Armanilla Eaton, dau of James Eaton 

640 5 Watson b Feb. 21, 1820; m Emelina 

641 6 Benjamin b Feb. 27, 1822; m 
Sophia, dau William and Sophia (Eaton) 
Elk, dau of John 

642 7 James Mason b April 20, 1824; 
m Elizabeth Mary Vincent 

643 8 Eliza Irene m John Mailman 

644 9 Mary Pauline m as 2d wife to her 
sister's husband John Mailman 


646 10 George Wlswell b Oct. 2, 1834; m 
Lucilla Harris 

438 3 Elisha Eaton, son of (316 3) b 
June 30, 1783; m Mar. 22, 1814, Susannah 
Steadman, dau of Enoch. He was a merchant 
and fanner and one of the most prominent 
members of the family. He d Oct. 3, 1846; 
his wife d May 5, 1857, aged 73 years. 


646 1 David Owen b 1822; d imm Jan. 
14, 1861 

439 4 William Eaton, son of (316 3) b 
April 20, 1786; m April 25, 1809, Nancy 
DeWolf, dau of John DeWolf-of Horton. 
He was a prominent land owner and farmer, 
and for many years deacon and clerk of the 
First Baptist Church in Comwallis. He d 
Nov. 20, 1852; she d Aug. 27, 1874, aged 85 

Issue : 

647 1 Leonard b May 15, 1810; m Eliza- 
beth Eaton (624 5) 

648 2 Eliza Jane m William Starratt of 
Liverpool, N. S. 

649 3 Susannah m Levi Woodworth 

650 4 Anna m Evarard Doe 

661 5 Clement Belcher b April 26, 1824; 
m Rebecca Leonard Deming 

662 6 George William b May 8, 1826; 
m Clara A. Hallett 

663 7 Joseph Henry b July 20, 1828; m 
Maria Fitch 


441 6 George Eaton, son of (316 3) b 
April 6, 1790; m in 1813, Anne Catherine 
Manning, dau of Walter and Thresa Man- 
ning of Halifax. George Eaton was a book- 
seller and publisher in Halifax, a fine looking 
man of cultxired manners and good social 
connections. He d Oct. 8, 1822. 

Issue : 

654 1 George enlisted in the Mexican 
war; imm, killed 

666 2 Edward m (He was a lumber 

merchant in New Bnmswick) 

666 3 Alexander 

667 4 Anne m Alexander Eraser 

447 7 David Eaton, son of (316 3) b 
Sept. 25, 1792; m Jime 2, 1814, Susannah 
Strong, dau of Peter Strong. He was a 
prominent land owner and farmer and d 
Nov. 23, 1847. His wife d May, 1875, aged 
78 years. 

David Eaton took active part in military 
matters and held the Commission of Captain 
in the militia. When but a yoimg man he 
was placed in charge of the building of a boi- 
teau across the Camard river, which after 
several imsuccessful attempts had been made 
by others, under his management was brought 
to a successful issue, one of the greatest 
enterprises ever imdertaken in this coimtry, 
and which added to the wealth of the inhabi- 
tants. For through this undertaking several 
thousand acres of most valuable land were 
reclaimed from the sea. 



Issue : 

668 1 Rachel b Mar. 18, 1815; m Kins- 
man Porter 

669 2 Lydia Amelia b Nov. 2, 1816; m 
Arnold S. Burbrfdge 

660 3 James Mason b Sept. 14, 1818; 
d 1819 

661 4 llargaret Manning b May 16, 1820; 
m Guy Eaton (644 6) 

662 5 David Rupert b Dec. 4, 1827; m 
Joanna Augusta Fitch 

663 6 Charles Frederick b April 24, 1830; 
m (1) Eunice Ells; m (2) Eliza Jane Elder 

664 7 Susannah Maria m Judson Eaton 
(860 2) 

666 8 Mary Alice Dickey b 1834; d unm 
666 9 Emeline Augusta m Nov. 5, 1861, 
Theodore Harding R^d, D. C. L., son of 
Thomas Rand, son of Marchant and Zerviah 
(Eaton) dau of Stephen. His mother was 
Eliza Irene Bamaby, dau of Worden and 
Lydia (Eaton), dau of Elisha. He was for 
some time Chief Superintendent of Educa- 
tion for Nova Scotia, and tinder his direc- 
tion the present Free School system was 
inaugurated. He was then called to the 
Province of New Brunswick, where he re- 
mained tmtil 1883, when he became professor 
of Education and History in Acadia College, 
Wolfville, N. S. 

David Eaton d Nov. 23, 1847. In the 
Christian Messenger was published an obit- 
uary notice from which we take these ex- 


tracts. The article was written by the late 
Rev. A. S. Hunt: 

**We have just witnessed a most solemn 
and impressive providence ! On the after- * 
noon of the 23 inst., Mr. David Eaton, an 
esteemed and highly respected member of 
this community was removed from earth 
without a moment's warning. He died of 
heart disease, with which he had been af- 
flicted some years. His funeral took place 
on the 25, and the attendance showed how 
greatly Mr. Eaton was respected, and how 
deeply his death was felt. He was not a 
member of the Baptist Church but was a 
regular member of the congregation, and 
manifested much interest in the welfare of 
the church as any member. 

**Dear as thou art, and justly dear, 

We will not weep for thee; 
One thought shall check the starting tear, 

It is, that thou art free." 

668 2 Lydla A. Eaton m Amold Bur- 


1 Henry Burbrldge, is principal of 
Morris street school in Halifax, N. S. 

2 Wlieelock is Deputy Minister of 
Justice for the Dominion of Canada. 

446 10 James Eaton, son of (316 3) b 

May 16, 1802; m Jan. 31. 1822, Hannah 
Strong, dau of Peter Strong of Horton. She 
was b Sept. 12, 1802. James Eaton was a 
tall, fine looking man, of gentlemanly bearing 


and utmost intelligence. His son, Breton 
Haliburton, has an excellent oil painting of 
him which will preserve to his descendants 
the memory of his remarkable face and 
features. He d Feb. 5, 1884; wife d Sept. 8, 

Issue : 

667 1 Armanllla b 1823; m Henry Allen 

668 2 Mary Jane m Christopher Starr 

669 3 Irene m Enoch Griffin 

670 4 James Edwin b 1828; d 1843 

671 5 Levi b Oct. 22, 1832; m Eunice 
Ann Ellis 

672 6 Amelia m Albert Porter 

673 7 Brenton Haliburton b Aug. 8, 1837; 
m Mary Jean Evans 

674 8 Martha Ellen m William Famam 
676 9 Caroline Augusta m Charles Wil- 
liam Porter 

676 10 Anna Maria b 1845 imm 

460 6 Gideon Eaton, son of (317 4) b 
Jime 21, 1791; m Nov. 20, 1816, Alice Rock- 
well, dau of Joseph and Lydia. They were 
m by Rev. Dr. Robert Morris. Gideon Eaton 
was a druggist in Halifax where he d and is 
buried. He d Nov. 8, 1866; wife d Jtme 12, 

Issue : 

677 1 Prudence Caroline m William New- 

467 7 Timothy Eaton, son of (317 4) b 
July 23, 1800; m Aug. 28, 1821, Sarah Ann 


Wescott, dau Robert. He was a shoemaker 
in Comwallis. 
Issue : 

678 1 Gideon b Sept. 16, 1822; m Ann 

679 2 Sarah Ann m John Palmeter 

680 3 WUUam Henry b April 28, 1826; 
m Armilla Stevens 

681 4 Nancy 

682 5 Edwin d aged 14 

683 6 Otho b Nov. 9, 1830; m Jenrietta 
Sophronia Gould 

684 7 Robert Allen b April 30, 1836; m 
Emiline A. Turner 

468 1 Ebenezer Eaton, son of (319 6) 

b April 9, 1786; m Eunice Palmeter, dau 
Charles. Ebenezer Eaton d Oct. 5, 1857; 
wife d 1876. He was a farmer in Medford. 

Issue I 

686 1 William b 1810; d aged 15 

686 2 Marsden b 1814; killed by Indians 
in California; unm 

687 3 James b 1816; m (1) Susan Cox; 
m (2) Ruth Cox 

688 4 Abram b 1821 ; m Abigail Spinnens 

689 5 Elijah b Nov. 10, 1819; m Nancy 
J. Hardy 

690 6 Isaac b twins; d yoimg of 

691 7 Jacob putrid sore throat 

464 2 Caleb Eaton, son of (319 6) b Nov. 
15, 1787; m Feb. 22, 1810, (1) Jane Rand, 
dau of Jonathan and Lydia. Caleb Eaton 
was a sea captain. He moved to New Bruns- 
wick about 1823 and lived at St. Andrews 


and at Deer Isle, where he d Jan. 4 1863. 
His first wife d in 1826 and he m (2) Etinice 
Benjamin, niece of his first wife, b in Gas- 
pereau, Nova Scotia July 11, 1799; they 
were m at St. Andrews. She d at Deer Isle 
Aug. 18, 1884. 

Issue by 1st wife 

692 1 Mary Alloc b 1811 in Comwallis; d 

693 2 Jonathan Rand b Nov. 27, 1812; 
m Silvinia Herson 

694 3 Naomi m Thomas Whitney; d 1830, 
Bangor, Me. 

696 4 Elijah b June 10, 1810; m 

696 5 Ruth b 1817; d 1822 

697 6 Mary Jane d unm 

698 7 Caleb b April 3, 1824; m Drusilla 

Issue by 2d wife : 

699 8 Eunice m Asa Nehemiah Lord, 
Nov. 1849 

700 9 Elizabeth b 1830; d 1837 

701 10 Abel Benjamin b Oct. 23, 1833; 
m Sarah E. Stiver 

702 11 Joanna Caroline b 1835; d 1867; 
m Patrick C. Gorman, 1852 

703 12 Feynetty Charlotte m Jedediah 
Crocker in 1865; (issue) 

704 13 Eliza Ann d unm at Deer Isle, 
Sept. 19, 1842 

464 12 Ellsha Eaton, son of (319 6) b 
1806-8; m Dec. 8. 1829, Mary Beckwith, b 
.1810. Ellsha Eaton was a blacksmith and 


lived in Aylesford where he d Aug. 25, 1881 ; 
wife d in 1882, 

Issue : 

706 1 Eliza Jane m Asahel Rockwell, a 
farmer, May 14, 1856 

706 2 Thomas Worden b Mar. 17, 1832; 
d 1839 

707 3 James Edward b 1834; d 1835. 

708 4 James Edward b Dec. 3. 1835; 
m Rebecca B. Strouach 

709 5 Mary Lavinia 

710 6 Mayhew Emerson b Sept. 14, 1840; 
m (1) Tersa Kilcup; m (2) Lucy Olivia 

711 7 Joseph Henry b Nov. 29, 1842; 
m Helen Sophia Rhodes 

712 8 George William b Mar. 18, 1845; 
m Louisa Magee 

713 9 Julia Etta m Inglis NeUy 

714 10 Rebecca m 

716 11 Albert Ross b May 18, 1852 

466 1 Guy Eaton, son of (320 7) b Aug. 
15, 1788; m April 15, 1812, Lydia Rockwell, 
b Dec. 16, 1792. He was a farmer, lived 
most of his life in Comwallis but d in Wis- 
consin, April 16, 1852. His wife d in 1827. 


716 1 Asael b Feb. 7, 1813; m Aman- 
da Eaton, dau of Judah Eaton (647 1) 

717 2 James Newton b 1814, a black- 
smith, d unm in 1842 

718 3 Mary Ann m Charles Flske of 
Murphy's, Calvaras Co., Cal. 


719 4 Eunice m James Briggs of Sac- 
ramento, Cal. 

720 5 Benjamin d infant 

721 6 Guy b Aug. 6. 1821; m (1) Mar- 
garet Manning Eaton (584 4); m (2) Eunice 
Wells Belcher 

722 7 Ruth m Henry Boynton of Forest 
City, Mecan Co., Minn. 

723 8 John Wells b Dec. 14, 1827; m De- 
lana Crossman 

468 3 Judah Eaton, son of (320 7) b 
Dec. 25, 1792; m May 22, 1817, Eunice Pineo, 
dau of Erastus and Prudence, b Oct. 11, 1798. 
He was a farmer but removed to Wisconsin 
where he d Dec. 23, 1849. 

Issue : 

724 1 Amanda b 1818; m her covisin 
Asael Eaton (639 1) 

725 2 Ann Eliza m William Henry Wells 

726 3 Judah b 1824; d 1838 

727 4 Eunice m William Pineo 

728 5 Wells b Mar. 2, 1822; m Mary 

469 4 David Eaton,, son of (320 7) b 

Feb. 2, 1795; m Feb. 13, 1814, Jerusha Rock- 
well, dau of Asael and Ruth. David Eaton 
was a farmer in Comwallis, N. S. 


729 1 Emily m Robert Thompson of St. 
John, N. B. 

730 2 Gurdon b July 25, 1816; m (1) 
Mary Rockwell; m (2) Elizabeth RockweU 

731 3 Lavinia m William Wickwire 

732 4 Susan m John Northup 


733 5 George Edward b Oct. 14, 1822; 
m Nancy Wood 

734 6 Jerusha Ann m David Lowden 

735 7 David Henry b 1827; d unm 1854 

736 8 Eunice m William Ross 

737 9 Mary Alice 

738 10 Lydia Elizabeth m 1852 Newton 

739 11 Rebecca m as 2d wife to David 

740 12 Hannah Jane m John Parsons 
and lived in Boston, Mass. 

475 10 Levi Wells Eaton, son of (320 7) 
b Dec. 10, 1812; m (1) June 21, 1836-7 Mary 
Eliza Northup, dau Joseph and Mahala; m 
(2) July 28, 1851, Sarah Ellis Woodworth, 
dau of Nathan Woodworth. He was a con- 
veyancer, a good business man and for many 
years a Magistrate. He lived at Canning, 
Kings coimty, where he d March, 1884 

Issue by 1st wife: 

741 1 Joseph Edwin b June 11, 1838; 
m Eunice Eliza Woodworth 

742 2 Charles Frederick b 1840; unm, 
lives in Parrsboro 

743 3 John Levi b 1846; went to Boston 

in 1867 / 

Issue by 2d wife: 

744 4 Mary Eliza m William H. Baxter 
of Canning 

745 5 Annie Maud 

746 6 Nathan Woodworth b April 17, 
1860; m Minnie Bigelow 


480 5 Edward Eaton, son of (321 8) b 

Nov. 6, 1804; m Dec. 1840, Sarah Jane 
Manning, yotingest dau of John and Deborah 
(Eaton) Manning and niece of his father's 
first wife. He is a merchant in Bridgetown, 
Nova Scotia (1885). 


747 1 James Harvey b Jan. 25, 1842; 
m lantha Ann Ring 

748 2 WiUiam Pitt b June 29, 1844; res. 
Stockton, Cal. 

749 3 Julia EUzabeth b 1846; d 1848 

750 4 Edward Ifanning b Aug. 6, 1849 
res New Germany, Lunenburg, N. S. 

751 5 George Norris b July 31, 1851; 
m Maud D'Entremont 

752 6 Anna Maria b 1853; d 1856 

753 7 Thresa Furguson n^ William Brooks 

754 8 Bessie Maud (a teacher) 

486 2 Ward Eaton, son of (324 11) b 
Nov. 28, 1797; m May 13, 1819, Eunice De- 
borah Eaton (416 9) dau of Elisha and Irene 
(Bliss) Eaton, his cousin. They were m by 
the Rev. Edward Manning. Ward Eaton 
d Feb. 1, 1870. His widow d May 13, 1874. 

When Ward Eaton was 8 or 9 years old 
his father purchased the fine place in Upper 
Canard, Comwallis, which at his death passed 
to his son. In the low roofed cottage with 
its narrow halls and doorways, its roomy 
parlors and quaint bedrooms, he and his 
honored wife raised their family of six child- 
ren. **It seems but yesterday that the prairie 
roses bloomed on the outer walls, and the 


dear old garden was fiill of gay flowers. Here 
it was that David Eaton and his wife enter- 
tained many cultured and delightful visi- 
tors, James DeMille, the novelist, the Rev. 
Dr. Sawyer, President of Acadia College, and 
many others This charming old cot- 
tage, now unoccupied, was originally built 
fo'' Irene Bliss to go into as a bride, but her 
earliest matrimonial plans having failed, the 
house passed into the hands of John Eaton 
whose son Ward, in 1819, many years after 
brought Irene Bliss's daughter into it a bride/' 

The following widely copied poem by a 
grandson of Ward and Eunice Deborah 
Eaton, is commemorative of the old house 
and its surroundings: 

At Grandmother's 


Under the shade of the poplars still, 

Lilacs and locusts in clumps between, 

Roses over the window sill, 

Is the dear old house with its doors of 

Never were seen such spotless floors 
Never such shining rows of tin. 
While the rose-leaf odors that came through 

the doors. 
Told of the peaceful life within. 

Here is the room where the children slept, 
Grandmother's children tired with play, 


And the famous drawer where the cakes 

were kept. 
Shewsbury cookies and caraway. 

The garden walks where children ran, 

To smell the flowers and learn their 

The children thought since the world began. 
Were never such garden walks for games. 

There were tulips and asters in regular lines, 
Sweet-williams and marigolds on their 

Bachelor's buttons and sweet pea vines, 
And box that bordered the narrow walks. 

Pure white lilies stood comer-wise 

From simflowers yellow and poppies red, 

And the summer pinks looked up in surprise 
At the kingly hollyhocks overhead. 

Morning glories and larkspur stood 
Close to the neighborly daffodil; 

Cabbage roses and southern wood 

Roamed through the beds at their own 
sweet will. 

Many a year has passed since then, 

Grandmama's house is empty and still; 

Grandmama's babies / have grown to men 
And the roses grow wild o'er the window 

Never again shall the children meet 
Under the poplars gray and tall, 


Never again shall the careless feet 

Dance through the rose-leaf scented hall, 


Grandmama's welcome is heard no more 
And the children are scattered far and 

And the world is a larger place than of yore 
But hallowed memories still abide. 

And the children are better men to-day 

For the cakes and rose-leaves and gar- 
den walks, 
And grandmother's welcome so far away 
And the old sweet-williams on their 

— Youth's Companion 

Ward Eaton was a man of dignified pre- 
sence, courteous manners and a generous 
heart. He was for many years justice of the 
peace, and at his death town clerk. He was 
frequently called upon to settle arbitrations. 
In politics he was a strong conservative, and 
while he rarely said much, he would expend 
time or money in the advancement of party 
ends. Of Mrs. Ward Eaton her nephew, the 
Reverend William Wentworth Eaton writes 
"I could write a volume about *Aunt Debby*. 
Her heart was a deep fountain of sympathy, 
always sparkling, bubbling and running over 
in the presence of joy or sorrow. If she had 
faults I never knew them. Not only her 
relatives and friends but the poor were the 
constant objects of her thoughtf ulness ; and 
while far from blind to the faults or the 


crudeness of those about her, few words of 
censure ever passed her lips." There was 
one wound in her heart that never healed, 
and that was caused by the drowning of her 
third son, Rufus, in Boston harbor on the 
4th of Nov., 1851. 

She was a member of the Baptist church, 
the date of her baptism and reception being 
Dec, 1839. 

Issue : 

755 1 Ann Isabella m Ebenezer Rand 
Oct. 25, 1852 

756 2 Leander b Dec. 25, 1821 ; m Pauline 

757 3 WlUlam b Sept. 30, 1823; m Anna 
Augusta Wilboughby Hamilton 

768 4 John Rufus b July 3, 1826; m 
Josephine Collins Hamilton 

759 5 Martha b March 9, 1828 

760 6 James Stanley b Feb. 4, 1836; m 
Janet Nicholson 

487 3 Abljah Atheam . Eaton, son of 

(324 11) b Dec. 7, 1798; m Nov., 1821. Debo- 
rah Coffin sister of John Russell Coffin. He 
was a farmer at Centreville, Comwallis, and 
d Aug. 31, 1871; wife d Aug. 9, 1880. 


761 1 Andrew b Oct. 17, 1822; m Phebe 
Ann Newcomb 

762 2 Sarah Jane b 1824; d 1832 

763 3 Ward b Jan. 23, 1829; m Gertrude 
Aberly Masters 

764 4 Abraham b April 29, 1835; m 
Charlotte Henders 


765 5 Rebecca Ann m William Edwin 
Masters (issue) 

489 5 Charles Eaton, son of (324 11) b 

May 6, 1802; m Jan. 6, 1825, Sarah A. Wick- 
wire. He was a master mariner and mer- 
chant at Black Rock, Comwallis, on the bay 
of Fundy, where he d Oct. 22, 1878. His 
1st wife d Nov. 6, 1850; his 2d wife was 
Rebecca DeWolf. 
Issue by 1st wife: 

766 1 Samuel Nelson b 1 825 ; d 1 830 

767 2 Pruaence Eliza b 1827; d 1830 

768 3 Sarah Alice m Gideon Power 

769 5 Prudence Olivia m Joseph H. Raw- 
ding, a merchant 

770 5 Charles Edward b Jime 28, 1838; 
m Sarah Elizabeth Robinson 

771 6 A son b 1835; d 1835 

772 7 WUliam Allen b 1836; d 1838 

773 8 Marietta b Oct. 17, 1859; m Aspah 
W. Newcomb, sparmaker 

774 9 Rebecca m John Farquharson. 
(She was principal of the Ladies' Seminary 
at Wolfville, and afterwards a teacher in 
Halifax. Her husband was a merchant of 

497 13 John White Eaton, son of (324 11) 

b Jan. 4, 1817; m Jan. 25, 1844, Lydia Pay- 
zant of Canning. He is a farmer and lives 
below Canning 
Issue I 

775 1 Frederick Edward b Feb. 16, 1845; 
m Ruth Ann Beach 

776 2 Annie Sophia m James C. Sanford 


777 3 William Payzant b Aug. 7, 1864; 
. m Clara Burbridge 

778 4 Sarah Jane m Robert Gow June, 

779 5 Maria L. b Dec. 11, 1868 

498 1 Daniel Eaton, son of (327 1) b ; 
m Jane Dunlap 


780 1 Daniel b ; m 

603 6 John Eaton son of (332 1) b Nov. 
7, 1798; m June 6, 1828, Janet CoUings 
(Andrews) b in Fisherfield, Jan. 2, 1808, dau 
of Nathan and Hannah (Gregg) Andrews. 
John Eaton d May 9, 1878. His wife Janet 
Collins Eaton, d Feb. 7, 1846 


781 1 Gen. John b Dec. 5, 1829; m Alice 
Eugenia Shirley 

782 2 Caroline b July 10, 1831 ; m Samuel 
McMaster Pennock 

783 3 Frederick b Feb. 10, 1835; d Feb. 
4. 1890; m (1) Mary Helen Shirley; m (2) 
Laura Baldwin 

784 4 Nathan Andrew b April 11, 1833 

785 5 Lucien Bonaparte, Col. b Mar. 8, 
1837; m Clara Winters 

786 6 Christian Landon b Aug. 23. 1839 

787 7 James Andrews b Sept. 30, 1841; 
m Fannie Josephine Newell 

788 8 Charles b Aug. 28, 1843; m Marion 
E. Blanchard 

789 9 Mary Janet b July 12, 1845; d 
Nov. 10, 1845 


John Eaton learned the currier's trade at 
Croydon and worked at this for Consul Jarvis 
at Whethersfield, Vt.; afterwards for his 
uncle, William Haddock in that part of Salis- 
bury now known as Franklin. His grand- 
father, Caleb Kimball, when aged offered 
him his homestead farm on Kimball's Hill 
if he would take charge of it and care for 
him and his wife till death. He accepted 
the proposition and became a farmer. John ' 

Eaton was a man of great energy and industry, 
and added farm to farm until he was the 
largest land owner in his section. Mrs. Eaton 
was a woman who ever sought to commimi- 
cate to her children aspirations for a broader 
and a higher life. 

505 7 Hiram Eaton, son of (332 1) b 
Jan. 14, 1802; learned the trade of a watch 
and clock maker and silversmith with Jacob 
Kimball, his uncle, at Montpelier, Vt. He 
established himself and prospered in this 
business in St. Albans, Vt., afterwards resid- 
ing and following the trade at Warner and 
Concord. He was a man of gentle manners, 
fine sensibility, and poetic spirit. He d at 
Warner, Aug. 8, 1876. 

607 9 Dr. Jacob Sawyer Eaton, son of 

(332 1) b Jan. 4, 1804; m (1) Sept. 20, 1830, 
Mrs. Harriet (Bean) Kimball, dau of Daniel 
and Sally (Pattee) Bean of Waterloo. She 
d at Bristol, Dec. 5, 1837. Dr. Eaton m (2) 
Sept. 20, 1849, Ahna EUery Tyler, dau of 
Edward and Alma (Holden) Tyler of Har- 


vard, Mass. Dr. Jacob S. Eaton d at Harvard, 
Mass., Sept. 5, 1888. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

790 1 Dr. John Marshall bMay 12,1832; 
m Maria Whetherbee 

791 2 Frances Amelia b June 10, 1835; 
d Aug. 1838 

792 3 Horace Augustus b Nov. 5, 1837; 
d Mar. 1839 

Issue by 2d wife: 

793 4 Lucien Kimball b Nov. 7, 1850; 
d Mar. 16, 1888; m Mary Titus 

794 5 Harriet Frances b Mar. 1853; d 
July 7, 1863 

r* 795 6 James Ellery b July 10, 1855; m 
Flora Timpany 

796 7 Ahna Tyler b Nov. 12, 1857; m June 
19, 1889, Dr. Benjamin Royal of Garland, Me. 
They settled in Harvard in 1888. 

508 10 Charles Eaton, son of (332 1) b 
at Sutton, Feb. 4, 1807; early removed to 
Pennsylvania and afterwards to Plaquemine, 
La. He was a skillful millwright and wide- 
ly known as a builder of cotton gins, presses, 
and sugar mills. He remained for years 
secluded from his friends, making them a 
general visit but once. Being so chagrined 
and disappointed at the triumph of the 
national arms in the War of the Rebellion, 
shook off the dust of his feet against his 
kindred and coimtry. He was traced to 
Valparaiso, Chili, and thence to the island 
Tahiti in the South Seas, where according to 
report of the U. S. consul, he d Nov. 14, 1877. 


He gave his property, valued at some $3,000, 
to educational purposes. 

609 11 Lucian Bonaparte Eaton, son of 
(332 1) b Dec. 17, 1808, early settled in 
northern Indiana, finally locating in Fre- 
mont, Ind. For three years he gave himself 
to the ministry of the Protestant Methodist 
church. When not preaching he devoted 
himself to farming and was a large land owner 
of his section. He m July 3, 1853, Malinda 
Phelps, dau of Reuben Benjamin and Ruth 
(Corson) Phelps (b Nov. 20, 1815, d Feb. 19, 
1874). He d Feb. 27, 1889. He gave 800 
acres of land and over $5,000 to found and 
maintain a home in his county (Steuben) , for 
indigent widows and spinsters, and the re- 
mainder of his estate, consisting of 120 
acres of land, to his son. 

Though of eccentric severity in limiting 
his own comforts, he was a most generous 
giver to his church and to his township. 

Issue : 

797 1 Isaac b Jan. 12, 1855. He is a 
sturdy farmer, his possessions lying near 
his father's farms in Fremont, Ind. 

510 12 Horace Eaton, son of (332 1) b 
Oct. 7, 1810; spent his first years with his 
mother and Kimball grandparents at Eaton 
Grange. At the age of 14, with the blessing 
of his mother, he took a solitary journey to 
his brother Hiram at St. Albans, Vt., where 
he mastered the trade of watch and clock 
maker and silversmith. He spent six years 


at St. Albans and Burlington, Vt., as ap- 
prentice and journeyman. 

At St. Albans he entered the church and 
began to prepare for the ministry. While 
at College he was elected president of the 
"Social Friends'*, the literary society to 
which he belonged. He supported himself 
by his own exertions while securing his edu- 
cation. In vacations and in winters, even 
into the south, employing his skill at "clock- 
ology'* or "tick-tacks**, as he was wont to 
call his trade. He was ordained pastor of 
the Sixth Street Presbyterian church, New 
York city, in June 1843. In June, 1848, he 
became pastor of the Presbyterian church at 
Palmyra, N. Y. While officiating at Pal- 
myra he travelled through Europe, the Holy 
Land, and Egypt, and made a second visit 
to Europe. He wrote much for the press 
and published many sermons. In the exact- 
ness with which he held himself in all high 
duties he was the Puritan of the Puritans, 
but in genial overflow of wit and humor and 
friendly intercourse he was the cavalier of 
the cavaliers. His devotion to his mother 
and to his kindred was imsurpassed. He 
maintained his scholarship in the classics and 
in Hebrew until his old age. Dartmouth 
college conferred the honorary degree of D. D. 
upon him in 1869. He m Aug. 13, 1845, 
Anna Ruth Webster (b in Boscawen, Nov. 
26, 1823) dau of Nathaniel and Betsey (Saw- 
yer) Webster. Mrs. Eaton was a graduate 
and a teacher at Mt. Holyoke Seminar}\ 
vShe has been eminent in her labors in the 


parish and in behalf of missions and tem- 
perance. She habittially copied her htis- 
band's sermons, and since his death has 
published a " Memorial' ' of his life which 
has reached its second edition. The Rev- 
erend Horace Eaton d Oct. 21, 1883. During 
the funeral all business houses in Palmyra 
were closed. A memorial was erected for 
him in his church by the yoimg people and a 
suitable monument in the cemetery by the 

Issue : 

798 1 Horace W. b Jime 28, 1846 

799 2 John Spaulding b Aug. 27, 1848; 
d July 4, 1868 

800 3 Anna Sawyer b April 21, 1851; d 
Sept. 11, 1853 

801 4 Mary Sawyer b Dec. 19, 1853 

802 5 Elizabeth Webster b Mar. 25, 1857. 
(Prof, of modem languages in Colorado col- 
lege, Colorado Springs.) 

611 1 Jubal Harrington Eaton, son of 

(334 3) b in Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 1, 1798; 
removed when a small child with his parents 
to Sutton; m (1) Oct., 1827, Pluma Putney, 
dau of Stephen and Sarah Putney of Bosca- 
wen. They settled on the farm known as 
the William Kendrick farm. Jubal H. 
Eaton is said to have been the best scholar 
of the family and to have possessed a genial 
and frank disposition. His wife Pluma d 
Feb. 1883, in Sutton, and he m (2) March 5, 
1835 Sarah Brown, dau of Samuel and 
Rachel (Story) Dresser of Sutton. They 


lived in Warner, he making bricks at Dow's 
brickyard till 1850; the remainder of his life 
he devoted to farm interest. Jubal Eaton d 
Mar. 2, 1878; his wife Mrs. Sarah (Dresser) 
Eaton d Nov. 11, 1876. 
Issue by 1st wife: 

803 1 Sumner b Sept. 2, 1828; d 1843 

804 2 Sarah Elizabeth b Nov. 11, 1830; 
m James Morrill (issue) 

Issue by 2d wife: 

806 3 Plumab Jan. 16, 1836; m Stdlivan 

896 4 Jubal Harrington Jr. b Nov. 1 1839 ; 
m Martha Bryant 

807 5 Jacob b Feb. 14, 1843; d Oct. 2, 

Note — Pluma Eaton, wife of Sullivan Mar- 
ston, is a writer and philanthropist 

613 3 Elijah Eaton, son of (334 3) b 

Mar. 24, 1803; d Sept. 1843; m Fanny (b June 

25, 1804), dau of Joshua and Sarah (George) 
Sawyer, of Warner. They lived at Warner. 
He was a sharp trader, a sprightly genial 
gentleman with a trusting Christian temper- 
ment. Elijah Eaton d Mar. 24, 1843; wife d 
Sept. 26, 1885. 


808 1 Frances b Jime 29. 1836; m June 

26, 1883, Lucius H. T^ler of Hopkinton 

809 2 Mary S. b Nov. 3, 1837; d Sept. 

25, 1853 

810 3 Rozanna b Jan. 20, 1840; d Mar. 

12 1843 


811 4 Sarah b May 12, 1842; d Jan. 15, 

614 4 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (334 3) 

b April 27, 1807; d Mar. 26, 1844; m 

and settled in Western New York on a farm 
in Alabama, Genesee county, where he resided 
until his death. He was one of the elders in 
his church; he d Mar. 26, 1844. 

Issue : 

812 1 Sumner b . . . . ; m . . . . ; lives near 

813 2 Martha 

814 3 Hary d young 

816 4 Nathaniel enlisted in the army and 
d a soldier 

617 7 Ariel K. Eaton, son of (334 3) b 
Dec. 1, 1813; left home in 1832 to avail him- 
self of better opportunities for study than his 
district could afford. In 1836 he taught, and 
studied law in Ohio, mostly in Washington, 
Fayette county. Later he went to Indiana. 
He m (1) June 3, 1839, Sarah McArthur, of 
Rose county, Ohio; she d June 15, 1840. 
Mr. Eaton was cotmty auditor of Randolph 
county, Ind from 1841-44 and from 1855-58 
he was "receiver of public moneys for the 
Turkey river land district", the sale for the 
period covering over two million acres of 
public land. In 1858 his office was in Osage, 
Mitchell Co., where he now lives. He m (2) 
Dec. 7, 1845, in Randolph Co., Ind. Sarah 


Issue : 

816 1 Marshall Story b at Delhi, Sept. 
26, 1846; d 1848 

817 2 Willard Lee b Oct. 13, 1848; m 
Laura R. Annis * 

818 3 Sumner Franklin b Dec. 5, 1851; 
m Lucy A. Sherman 

819 4 Jones b May 21, 1858 at Osage; d 
Dec. 23, 1860 

519 8 Carlos Smith Eaton, son of (334 3) 
b May 4, 1818; was reared by his widowed 
mother. He in turn remained with her and 
always lived on the farm. He was a hard 
working upright citizen and by his prudence 
and good management doubled the estate. 
He m May 14, 1850, Laura (b Dec. 11, 1822) 
dau of Ezekiel and Lydia (Hardy) Dimond 
of Warner. In Mrs. Eaton the sick and those 
in trouble were always sure of a friend. 

Issue '. 

820 1 Martha b Mar. 17, 1851 ; m Charles 
A. Bemis 

821 2 Ellen b May 23, 1853; m Atistin C. 

822 3 Mary Elizabeth b April 6, 1855; m 
Benning M. Bean (b Oct. 5, 1852) son of 
Dolphas S. and Anna R. (Eaton) Bean of 
Warren. Mr. Bean is a stock raiser in Mon- 
tana. They reside in Grass Range, Montana. 

520 1 Hon. Leonard Eaton, son of (336 5) 

b June 10, 1800; m at Warner, 1828, Susan 
Evans (b Jan. 25, 1801) dau of Hon. Ben- 
jamin and Susan (Wadleigh) Evans. Leonard 
Eaton lived all his life in Warner. He 


studied medicine with Dr. Caleb Buswell and 
graduated at Dartmouth college in 1826. He 
began to practice at Heampstead but soon 
bought out his old instructor, Dr. Boswell, 
and settled in Warner. He was a member of 
the Baptist church and a leader of the choir. 
He was representative in the state legisla- 
ture in 1851-52, a member of the constitu- 
tional convention in 1852 and a member of 
the state senate in 1853-54. He d Nov. 22, 
1868; wife d July 1874. 


823 1 Susan Evans b 1833; d 1889 

824 2 Maria George b 1835; m Hon. 
John Y. Mugridge 

825 3 Sophronia Badger b 1837; d 1864; 
m Hillard Davis 

622 3 Alvin Eaton, son of (336 5) b Dec. 
18, 1805; m (1) Mar. 3, 1845, Hannah. W. 
Hardy (b Dec. 21, 1820) and settled in Wood- 
stock, Md. He was a worker in stone and 
owned and managed the Fox Rock granite 
quarries at Woodstock. He furnished stone 
for the court house, jail, and city hall, and 
for the depot of the B. and O. railroad at 
Baltimore, and for the post office extension 
in Washington, D. C. His wife d June 11, 
1857 when he m (2) Jan. 3, 1859, Sylvia 
Hazeltine, He d Mar.. 1873. 


826 1 Alvin b Dec. 10, 1847; d 1847 

827 2 Ellen Marie b 1849; m 
John J. Evans of Wales, England 

828 3 George 1852-1857 


523 4 Dr. Nathaniel Eaton, Jr., son of 

(336 5) b Jan. 22, 1808; m Feb. 18, 1855, Har- 
riet Augustine Ricketts, He studied medicine 
with his brother. Dr. Leonard Eaton, and 
attended lectures at Dartmouth and Bow- 
doin colleges. He practised his profession 
in Mississippi and Texas, and after a visit to 
his old home removed to Moimtain View, 
Cal., where he d April, 1874. 

626 6 Hon. George C. Eaton, son of 

(336 5) b July 28, 1814; m (1) Oct. 1842, 
Lorinda Rowell (b 1821) dau of Silas and 
Susan (Pettee) RoweU. She d July 15, 1851. 
He m (2) March 19, 1863, Betsey Jane Pressey, 
dau of Winthrop and Hannah (Bean) Pressey. 

829 1 Georgiana b Dec. 31, 1849; d Julv 
7, 1865 

Hist of the 627 1 *James W. Eaton, son of (342 2) b 

^*y ^* at SomervUle N. J., Aug. 22, 1817; removed 
with his parents to Albany where he learned 
the trade of his father, that of a stone mason. 
He spent his summers working at his trade, 
in the winter he attended the old Lancaster 
school and a private school kept by Mr. 
Fitch. In 1840 he m Eliza M. Brenner. 

830 1 b 

831 2 Calvint b 

"^Note — James W. Eaton in 1874, was Sup't 
of construction of the Capitol until 1883, 
when the position was abolished. 

t Wholesale lumber, Van Santford & Eaton. 



832 3 James Webster b at Albany, N. Y., Lamb's 
May 14. 1857; a graduate of Yale and ^^^^J^^"* 
a member of the law firm of Eaton and Kirch- * * • • 
wey. James Webster Eaton, Jr. was dis- 
trict attorney in 1891 

534 6 Ryland Fletcher Eaton, son of 

(344 2) b Mar. 1808 (18) was m Aug. 11, 1833, 
to Clarissa Cook Clark of Middletown Springs, 
Vt. He was a marble dealer and d in Adams, 
N. Y. His wife Clarissa Cook Clark Eaton 
d at Middletown Springs, Vt., Nov. 9, 1887. 
Issue : 

833 1 Emmett D. b in Vt., Mar. 1, 1835; 
was in Confederate service 

834 2 Augusta E. b Mar. 1, 1837 

835 3 Frank T. b Jan. 8, 1840; d in Cedar 
Rapids in 1884 

836 4 Frances H.b 1842; din Washington, 
D. C, Feb. 23, 1861 

837 5 Barton C. b Sept. 10, 1843 

838 6 Fannie A. b in Arlington, Vt., 
Jan. 13, 1845 

839 7 John R. (Dr.) b April 5, 1849; m 
Spohia E. Vail 

840 8 Charles A. b Woodville, N. Y., 
Feb. 22 1852 

635 1 Warren Eaton, son of (345 9) b Annals of 
April 2. 1814, in Oxford, N. Y.; d suddenly Orford.N. 
April 7, 1889; he m Aug. 12, 1838, Eliza Pen- "^• 
ston. When but a mere lad Warren Eaton 
entered the employ of Benjamin Butler on 
the Com Hill farm, which by assiduous ap- 
plication and industry, he himself became 
the owner in later life. In religious con- 


victions he heartily affiliated with the Metho- 
dist faith and that society of Oxford received 
his earnest support irntil the end of his life. 
In 1888 Mr. and Mrs. Eaton celebrated their 
golden wedding 

Issue of this marriage: 

841 1 George Avery b ; d infant 

842 2 James Warren b ; d Jan. 3, 
1865 in prison hospital, Salisbury, N. C. He 
enlisted in 5th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Civil 
war and made a good record upon many a 
well-fought battlefield 

843 3 Mary Elizabeth b ;d 

844 4 Amanda C. m Mar. 12, 1873, George 
B. Fletcher 

846 5 Emma m Charles Brown, res. Wa- 
verly, N. Y. 

846 6 Lizzie 

847 7 George P. m Emma Kennear of 
Wailsburg, Wyo., res Granger, Wash. Issue 

848 8 Charles B. m (1) Ida Sherwood; 
m (2) Anna Tfembl 

637 2 Amos Eaton, son of (362 2) b Aug. 
2, 1796; m May 22, 1821, Charlotte Dale 
who d Sept. 13, 1876, aged 81. 

846 1 Samuel b Oct. 26, 1833; m (1) 

Lydia Williams; m (2) Mary Colby 

Hist.o£Wii- 538 2 Abel Eaton, son of (362 2) b Mar. 

ton. N.H. 11, 1801; m June 1, 1834, Eveline Fletcher, 
who d Feb. 20, 1876, aged 66. He remained 
on the homestead until he was 60 years old 
when he sold it and removed to Greenville 



847 1 George W. m April 4, 1863, Mar- 
ietta H. Burton. He was a wheelwright in 
Peterborough but returned to Wilton where 
he d Aug. 16, 1876 

848 2 Heniy Clay 

Eighth Generation 

552 2 Pillsbury Eaton, son of (377 2) 
b 1831; m (1) Julia A. Felch who d 1863; m 
(2) Elvira J. Marshall; he d Nov. 21, 1885 

Issue '. 

849 1 Henry b 1854; m Nellie M. Willaid 

850 2 Sidney b 1855 

3 Catherine b 1861; m Edgar Breed 
Issue by 2d wife: 

851 4 C. Edwhi b 1866 ; tn Hattie Merriam 

5 Archie 

6 Erminnie 

553 3 Moses Eaton, son of (374 1) b 
Jan. 2 1791.; m Mary (or Betsy) 


852 1 Rev. Benjamhi F. b Sept. 16, 1836 

853 2 Jeremiah 

854 3 Thomas 

855 4 Jacob b 1814; m Adeline Hxmt- 

856 5 Mary 

Old North- Huntington Family Memoir, page 218 : 
west Quar- jj^^.^^ g^ g^ton m Adeline (b 1814) Hunt- 

St Luke's mgton 

Parish; Elizabeth Eaton m Glenn Huntington (b 

GranviUcO. 1823) 

_ Celia Eaton of Yotingstown m Mr. Funk 
Eben F. Eaton m Sept. 12, 1865, Maria L. 



563 1 Stephen Eaton, son of (403 1) b . 
in Bruxton, Me.; m Miranda B. Knox 
His first work in connection with the travel- 
hng public was in the employ of the Cumber- 
land and Oxford Canal Company. He was 
next engaged as engineer in making the 
first survey of the line of the Atlantic and 
St. Lawrence (now Grand Tnmk) railroad 
an^ after the road was completed filled the 
office of freight agent. He resigned in 1853 
to accept a position on the Michigan Central 
railroad but in a short time returned to 
Maine and became railroad superintendent 
at Leeds and Framington, next filling the 
office of second lieutenant of the Andro- 
scoggin railroad and later superintendent of 
the York and Cumberland. He next en- 
gaged in commercial business in Portland, 
Me., and for many years was a prominent 
merchant. In politics he affiliated with the 
Democratic party and was surveyor of the 
port of Portland under President Taylor, serv- 
ing under Collector Jewett. On accoimt of 
ill heklth he removed from Portland to Gor- 
ham and in 1876 d aged 71 years. 

Issue : 

862 1 Stephen 

863 3 Samuel 

864 3 George 
866 4 Winnie 

866 5 Charles P. 

867 6 Woodman S, b Oct. 16. 1846; m 
Judith Colby 

868 7 Howard 

869 8 Edward 


4 857 6 Woodman Stephen Eaton, son of 
(663 1) b in Portland, Me., Oct. 16, 1646; m 
Judith Annette Colby, dau of Rev. Joseph 
and Almeda (Ballard) Colby; he d in Port- 
land, Me., Aug. 8, 1905. He was provost 
marshal in New Orleans until the close of the 
Issue ! 

860 1 William Colby b Jan. 13, 1868; 
m Marion Durant Dow 

569 7 Charles Coffin Eaton, son of (403 1) 

b in Buxton, Me., May 14, 1819; m in 1851, 
Esther Janet Frost of Limington. He was 
general agent of the International Steamship 
Company but removed to Saco; later settled 
down in Buxton on a farm where he d Mar. 
12, 1898. 
Issue : 

861 1 Helen Hathway 

Hist, of 579 1 Oliver Davis Eaton, son of (418 3) 

Framing- b June 11, 1844; m Nov. 13, 1864, EmUie F. 
ham, Me. Buckley of New York. He enlisted in the 

War of the Rebellion and after his discharge 
went into business in New York city. 

862 1 Florence b Jan. 2, 1866 

863 2 Elsie Bulkley b Jan. 10, 1869 

864 3 John Oliver b Feb. 24, 1871 ' 

580 2 Jacob Elihu Eaton, son of (418 3) 

b July 23, 1845; removed to Jav, Me.; m 
April 6, 1876, Ella M. Fales 
Issue : 

865 1 Lester Davis b July 28, 1877 


866 2 Clarence Ellery b April 20, 1879 

867 3 Arthur Garfield b Jan. 8, 1881 

868 4 Kenneth Fales b Dec. 24, 1882 

688 1 Thomas Woodworth Eaton, son of 

(426 1) b April, 1803; m April 23, 1833, 
Mary Ann Withers, dau of William Withers 
of Annapolis Co. (of Granville). He lived 
in Granville where he d Aug. 13, 1878. 

Issue : 

869 1 Mary Eliza m Thomas Harris of - 

870 2 Jacob Valentine b Aug. 9, 1836; 

m Henrietta Parker 

871 3 Annie Marie m Henry Calnek 

872 4 Emma Jane b Sept. 30, 1840 

873 5 William Thomas b Sept. 10, 1843; 
m Frances Tuttle 

874 6 Francis Eugene, M. D. b July 
18, 1845. He received his elementary train- 
ing in the common schools of his native 
place and after private study engaged in 
teaching. He graduated at the Truro Nor- 
mal school. For a term he studied at Dal- 
housie medical school, Halifax, and later 
in Harvard University, where he received 
his medical diploma in 1873. Commencing 
his practice at Clementsport, N. S., he soon 
moved to Granville Ferry where he obtained 
an extensive practice and gained the esteem 
of all. His skill and devotedness to his work, 
his accuracy and originality of thought, 
his rhetorical powers and fluent speech gave 
promise of an honorable career and a life 
of much usefulness. During a season of 


much sickness he d of diphtheria at Gran- 
ville, Apriil 5, 1876, aged 31. 

875 7 Burton Chase b Jan. 22, 1848; 
m Henrietta Troop 

876 8 Adoniram Judson b Oct. 16, 1850; 
m Adelia Woodman 

591 4 Stephen Eaton, son of (426 1) b 

May 27, 1810; m (1) Sept., 1844. Sarah Ann 
Hall of Granville (b June 27, 1823), who d 
Dec. 24, 1863. He m (2) Elizabeth Ann 
(Roney) Fox of Granville, Sept. 26, 1877. 

Issue by 1st wife; 

877 1 Weston Hall b July 7, 1845; mGa- 
brielle Rice 

878 2 Charlotte Elizabeth b Dec. 13, 1846; 
d July 20, 1877; tinm 

879 3 Anna Maria b April 6, 1848; d 
Dec. 30, 1875; unm 

880 4 Jacob b July 25, 1849; m Mary 
Eliza Strong 

881 5 Leonard b Mar. 23, 1851. Has 
an orange grove in Florida 

882 6 Edward d 1853 

883 7 Hary Ella 

596 8 Oliver Eaton, son of (426 1) b 

Aug. 24, 1823; m Oct. 6, 1847, Emiline Day 
(b June 5, 1823), Oliver Eaton is a carpenter 
at Granville Ferry. 

Issue : 

883 1 George Thomas b July 10, 1848; 
m Hester WiUiams 

886 2 Charles Rupert b June 12, 1852; 
m Rosanna Melvenia Young 


886 3 Emma Day b July 14, 1857; mDec. 
1877, Orbin Sprotil of Granville, a seaman. 
She lives at Digby and has 3 children 

1 George Alvln Sproul b Oct. 27, 1878 

2 Charles Ernest b Sept. 28, 1880 • 

3 Harry Augustus b Jan. 3, 1883 

597 1 Levi Woodworth Eaton, son of 

(431 6) b Aug. 23, 1811 ; m (1) Sarah Bigelow, 
dau of John and Sarah of Pugwash. Levi 
Eaton is a merchant in Aukland, New Zealand, 
whither he went from Nova Scotia in 1860. 
His first wife d in the summer of 1878 and he 
m (2) in 1883. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

887 2 Lydla Ann m in New Zealand, 
Capt. John James (issue 9 children) 

888 3 George Woodworth Eaton b ; m 
in Nova Scotia, Minnie Crane. George Wood- 
worth was drowned in 1885. He was a sea 
captain. He left two children, a son Robert 
Crane Eaton, who lives with his grandfather 
in Aukland, and a son Albert Eaton, who m 
in New Zealand and has children. Minnie 
Crane Eaton m (2) a Mr. Carter and removed 
to Pugwash. 

598 2 Nathan Harris Eaton, son of (431 6) 

b Mar. 13, 1814; m Nov., 1836, Alice Bigelow, 
dau of John and Sarah of Pugwash. He was 
a Ivunberman and d in Pugwash, Oct. 4, 1855. 
His widow m (2) Hans Himter of Linden, 
Cumberland Co. where she lives. Issue of 
Nathan H. Eaton: 

889 1 John Wellington b Nov. 24, 1837; 
m Sarah Elizabeth Walker 

892 4 

893 5 

894 6 

895 7 

896 8 

897 9 

898 10 


890 2 Amos Blucher b Feb. 28, 1840; 
m Mary Amelia Davidson 

891 3 Judson Harris b Oct. 8, 1841; m 
Lucy Maria Horten 

Rebecca m John Huntly 
Sarah Fine m John G. Ralston 
Annie Pamelia d infant 
James d infant 
Edward d infant 
Delia d infant 
Jane d infant 

699 1 Amos Eaton, son of (431 6) b Oct. 
6, 1815, in Oxford, Nova Scotia; m May 26, 
1836, Elizabeth U. McPherson, b in Shelbum 
April 7, 1817. He was a farmer in Pugwash, 
N. S. but after the birth of his youngest 
child removed to North Attleboro, Mass., 
where he had a farm. He d Jan. 20, 1879. 

Issue : 

899 1 David Harris b May 6, 1837; m 
Emma Furnace Herring 

900 2 Edward Higgins b Oct. 1, 1838* 

901 3 Even McPherson b June 5, 1840; m 
Caroline De Young 

902 4 Margaret LuciUa b Nov. 24, 1842; 
m Rufus Evans 

* Edward Higgins Eaton was a sailor. 
He shipped in his uncle's vessel as second 
mate. His cousin, George Eaton, was cap- 
tain. The vessel went to Ireland where 
George sold it and the cargo and discharged 
the crew, since when Edward has never been 
heard of. 


903 5 Isaac Bigelow b Jan. 17, 1845; 
m Hannah Waugh 

904 6 Ruth Roach m Nelson Pierce (issue) 

905 7 Mary Jane m John Kirtland De- 
Wolf (issue) 

906 8 Levi Woodworth b Oct. 5, 1851; 
m Ella Davis 

907 9 Sarah Elizabeth m John Henry 
Pilling (issue) 

908 10 Rachel Adelia m Fred Ashley 

909 11 Annie b 1857; d 1857 

910 12 WUliam Hobbs b Nov. 17, 1858; 
m Minnie Frances Seagrave 

601 5 Stephen Eaton, son of (431 6) b 

June 26, 1819; m Jan. 5, 1842, Mary Desiah 
Parker, dau of Maynard Parker of Pugwash, 
b Feb. 16, 1825. He was a farmer in Pug- 
wash and d Dec. 28, 1883, muih respected. 


911 1 Caroline Mathilda m David Ham- 
ilton Eaton 

912 2 Robert F. b Aug. 10, 1844; d 1846 

913 3 Howe b 1846; d 1847 

" 914 4 Joseph b Mar. 26, 1849; m Adelia 

916 5 Emma. Sarah m Simmer Keyes of 
Lancaster, Mass. (issue) 

916 6 John Russell b Aug. 18, 1853; 
m Maggie Ray 

917 7 Hattie b 1855; d 1856 

918 8 . Cyrus Balch b Dec. 18, 1857; m 
Maggie Whidden 


919 9 Frederick Lane b April 9, 1864, 
a mechanic in Medway, Mass. 

920 10 Charies Aubrey b Mar. 29, 1868; 
a teacher in Amherst, N. S. 

610 4 Jacob Eaton, son of (432 7) b Oct. 
5, 1815; m (1) Dec. 14, 1843, Rachel Rand, 
dau of Michael Rand of Canaan, Kings Co; 
b in 1816. He was a farmer. Rachel 
Eaton d in 1868; when Jacob Eaton m (2) 
Susan Dunham of Lakeville, Comwallis. Il4ar. 
8, 1870. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

921 1 Eunice Ann m William Stickney 
and lives in Boston 

922 2 Harriet Marie m Brison McDonald 

923 3 Amos Richmond b Sept. 24, 1850; 
m Harriett Jane WUls 

924 4 Mary Eveline m Henry Reid (issue) 
926 5 Phebe Loomer m Thomas Thompson 

926 6 Emma Jane m John Bruce (issue) 

612 6 Levi Eaton, son of ( ) b Feb. 

7, 1820; m May 1845, Elizabeth Huntington, 
dau of Elizabeth (Strong) Himtington,- dau 
of Sarah (Eaton) Strong; b Sept. 9, 1819. 
Levi Eaton d in Billtown, Aug. 29, 1872, and 
is buried there. His widow m (2) in Dec. 
1882, William Rockwell 

Issue : 

927 1 Stephen b Mar. 6, 1847; m Eunice 
Ann Rand 

928 2 Charlotte b 1849; imm 

929 3 Prudence b 1851 ; m Capt. Lorenzo 
Curry of Port Williams (issue) 


930 4 James b in 1853, was adopted 
when one year old by his uncle, James Curry. 
He is said to live in Quaco, Maine, and to 
have m 

931 5 Manson Henry b April 19, 1855; 
m Eliza Jane Coaldwell 

932 6 Ida b 1857; unm 

933 7 Alfaretta m Lewis Forsythe, son 
of James and Hannah (Gould) Forsyth (issue) 

934 8 Anne 

935 9 Levi b April 16, 1864; m Hen- 
rietta Calkin, dau of Frederick and Joan- 
na (Rhome) Calkins. He lives on the Wel- 
lington Dyke Road, Comwallis. 

618 1 Douglas Woodworth Eaton, son of 

(434 9) b Aug. 23, 1816; m (1) April 6, 1842, 
Rhoda Hopkins who d in Wilson, N. Y., 
July 9, 1849; m (2) May 29, 1850, Wealthy 
Moss of Canada, b Oct. 8, 1821; d in Detroit, 
Mich., Jan. 1885. He d Aug. 27, 1871, in . 
Porter, N. Y., having lived in Wilson and 
Ransomville. He was a farmer. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

936 1 Ingham D. b Jan. 1, 1843, in 
Wilson, N. Y.; d July 11, 1866, in Petrolia, 

937 2 James E. b July 5, 1849, in Wilson, 
N. Y.; d in Wilson, Jan. 7, 1856 

Issue by 2d wife: 

938 3 George Moss b May 3, 1851; lives 
in Detroit 

939 4 Elmer William b Oct. 8, 1852, 
Ransomville, N. Y. 


940 5 Charles H. b Jan. 1, 1862; lives 
in Detroit 

941 6 Mary Lillian b 1864; d 1867 

619 2 Asael Bill Eaton, son of (434 9) 
b May 12, 1818; m (1) Nov. 2, 1843, Maria B. 
Palmer, b in Bridgewater, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
Sept. 23, 1828; m (2) Lovina Hopkins, b Mar. 
24, 1831, in Buriington, Otsego Co., N. Y. 
He is a fanner and lives in Cheshire, Allehan 
Co., Mich. 

Issue by 1st wife: . 

942 1 Dr. Orletus Palmer b Jan. 27, 
1845; d 1905 in Wilson, N. Y.; m Matie 
Josephine Mason 

943 2 Mary Eliza m June 30, 1867, 
Fernando Cortez Petty, b in Jefferson Co., 
N. Y. (issue) 

944 3 Washington Irving bSept. 3, 1847; 
m Frances Imogene Bailey 

620 3 Ingram Ebenezer Eaton, son of 

(434 9) b Jan. 30, 1821; m (1) April 15, 1847, 
Susan H. Hopkins; m (2) Rena L. (Stansell) 
Barney, widow of Lucas Barney, in 1875. 

Issue : 

946 1 Frances A. m J. D. O^Brien (issue) 

946 2 Alice J. m H. J. Starkweather 

(issue) live in Bloomingdale,-Mich. 

947 3 Ida M. m P. Vanalstyne (issue) 

948 4 Emma Sarah d in Wilson, N. Y. 

949 5 Grace A. m E. J. Post (issue) 


960 6 Stephen Homer b April 8, 1862, 
lives in Bloomingdale, Mich, (a music teacher) 

623 6 Edward Manning Eaton, son of 

(434 9) b Oct. 3, 1831; m April 30, 1857, 
Harriet Hopkins, b in Burlington, N. Y. 
He is an agent for the sale of agricultural 
implements in Bloomingdale, Mich. 


951 1 Cora Lovlna m Brayton C. Day, 
April 30, 1884, (b in Three Mile Bay, 
Jeflferson Co., N. Y.) Lives in Detroit, Mich. 

962 2 George Edward b Feb. 19, 1869, 
in Bloomingdale, Mich. 

624 7 Stephen Rand Eaton, son of (434 9) 
b Aug. 27, 1823; m Jan. 1, 1852, Hester Ann 
Black of Pictou, Nova Scotia, b May 28, 1826. 
He was a farmer in Buffalo, N. Y., and 
Marysville, California, and d in Ukiah, Cal., 
April 13, 1884. 

Issue : 

953 1 Ida b 1853; d 1854 

964 2 Edward Alma b Feb. 11, 1855, 
in Marysville, Cal. ; m EUzabeth Ellen Brad- 

955 3 Mary Eleanor m 1884, Simeon Loder 
Frosty a merchant in Marysville, Cal. 

956 4 Frances Helen 

957 5 Charles Stephen b April 4, 1861, 
a farmer in Oakland, Cal. 

958 6 Harry b April 5, 1863 

625 8 Adoniram Judson Eaton, son of 
(434 9) b July 20, 1835; m Oct. 23, 1860, 


Henrietta Frank Peek of Lewiston, N. Y., b 
Oct. 20, 1840. He is the United States cus- 
toms officer at Youngstown, Niagara Co., 
N. Y. 
Issue : 

959 1 Wilbur C. b Jan. 19, 1863, in 
Porter, N. Y., a teacher in Youngstown 

960 2 Herbert B. b Feb. 3, 1869 

961 3 Benjamin b Nov. 16, 1879 

627 1 Henry Knowles Eaton, son of 

(436 1) b in Newport, Hants Col, Nov. 26, 
1805; m Mar. 10, 1830, Lucy Ann DeWolf of 
Horton. She d Mar. 11, 1872, aged 54 years. 
Deacon Henry K. Eaton is one of the most 
honored of David Eaton's descendants. A 
man of refined nature, unaffected piety and 
a sweetness of character that won for him 
the respect of his generation, he has lived 
beyond the allotted sphere of life only to 
bless and purify the world. 

Issue : 

962 2 Judson b Dec. 3, 1832; m Susan 
Maria Eaton 

963 3 Otis b June 2, 1835; m Ade- 
laide Marr 

964 4 Margaret Ann b 1837; d 1864; a 
most interesting girl and Christian 

965 5 Joshua Tinson b Feb. 7, 1840; 
m Minnie DeWolf 

966 6 Daniel b Aug. 24, 1842; d 1868 

967 7 Martha Laleah m in 1879, W. S. 
Sweet of Billingtown, Comwallis (issue) 

968 8 Sarah Julia m in 1877, Samuel S. 
Strong a merchant of Kentville (issue) 


969 9 Edward Henry b Mat. 5, 1850; 
m Clara Louisa Rogers 

970 10 Clara S. DeWolf b July 1, 1852 

629 3 George Eaton, son of (436 1) b 
June 28, 1809; m Elvira Clarke of Eastport, 
Me. She d in St. John, N. B., July 12, 1854. 
He is a prominent ship builder. 

Issue : 

971 1 Maria Chapman m 1859, Abram 
Seelye, a cotton buyer in New Orleans where 
they lived; she d in 1860 

972 2 Harriet Elvira 

973 3 Mary Annie m 1867, Robert Chap- 
man Adams (issue) 

630 4 William Wentworth Eaton, son of 
(436 1) b Feb. 16, 1811; m April 14 1834, by 
the Rev. Phineas Bond, Baptist, to Sarah 
Ann Peavey of Eastport, Me In early life 
he was ordained a minister of the ** Disciples" 
denomination and the following extract from 
a private letter to Rev. William Hadley 
Eaton, D. D., speal^ of his first work in the 
ministry : 

"I intend giving you a brief narrative of 
my pedestrian excursions and eaiiy efforts 
to preach the gospel in Vermont, making 
Woodstock my starting point, and my pere- 
grinations over the hills and through the 
valleys of Westmoreland, Walpole, Charles- 
town, Clermont, Newport, Bradford, Fishers- 
field, Marlow, Unity, and naany other parts 
of your native state. I spent the winter of 
1832-3 in Walpole and addressed a large 
audience at Haverhill, Mass., on my 23d 


birthday, not once suspecting that my great 
grandfather ever trod its streets. I enjoyed 
pleasant visits among new friends in Spring- 
field, N. H., at Exeter, Hampton, Hampton 
Falls, Portsmouth and Kittery, Me., and many 
other points in Maine and New Hampshire." 

For many years Mr. Eaton lived in Chicago 
where he was connected with the Chicago 
Journal of Commerce. 

Issue : 

974 1 Brewer D. Moore b Mar. 5 1835; 
m Mary C. Gillian ; m (2) Lizzie Carroll 

975 2 Sophia m Allan C. Raid; lives 
in Chicago, 111. 

976 3 Charles Peavey b Jime 20, 1842 

977 4 Frederick Oberlln b July 27, 1847 

634 8 Col. Daniel Lewis Eaton, son of 

(436 1) b Oct. 31. 1824; m Nov. 27, 1856, 
Frances Webster of Cape Elizabeth, Me., 
dau of Eben Webster and Mary Jones (Jor- 
dan) Webster, b Oct. 5, 1827. He d Feb. 
16, 1873, in Washington, D. C. 

■ _ 

(See p. 68 Genealogical Sketch of the Nova 
Scotia Batons By Rev. A. W. Eaton) 

Col. Daniel Lewis Eaton graduated at Bow- 
doin college in 1851; read law in Portland; 
taught in Louisville, Ky., was connected 
with the press in Pittsburg; was newspaper 
correspondent in 1861; remained through the 
war as paymaster in the Army ; was appointed 
actuary of the Freedman's Savings and 
Trust Company, and d cashier of the Second 
National Bank. General Howard, for whom 
he cherished a lifelong devotion, fitly held 


his hand in death. Resolutions were sent 
the family by the First Congregational church 
as also resolutions of the Trustees of Howard 
University, Freedman's Saving and Trust 
Company, Second National Bank and the 
Legislative Assembly, District of Columbia. 

Obituary — Ck>L D. L. Eaton 

This well-known citizen of Washington de- 
parted this life yesterday at 3:30 o'clock 
p. m., at his residence near Howard University . 
Among the friends around him was General 
O. O. Howard, a man whom he loved and 
honored with all the intensity of his nature, 
and who had been his associate in the acad- 
emy, and in college, and whose hand he held 
in death. This event takes away from our 
citizens a man of the strictest integrity — a 
man who has held important business and 
public trusts, and whose reputation is with- 
out a stain. He was marked by a chivalric 
devotion to his friends, an unswerving loyalty 
to what he believed to be right and a gener- 
osity and enthusiasm, which lent themselves 
to every worthy cause. Bom in 1824, he 
graduated from Bowdoin college in 1851; 
read law with Shepley and Dana in Portland, 
Me. ; taught in Louisville, Ky. ; was connected 
with the press in Pittsburg; came to Wash- 
ington as correspondent in 1861; was ap- 
pointed paymaster in the army, and so re- 
mained until mustered out of service by 
President Johnson. He was actuary of the 
Freedman's Saving and Trust Company, at 
its principal office in this city, till last June. 



when he became cashier of the Second 
National Bank, which position he held at 
his death. In all these positions he proved 
himself a man without fear and without 
reproach, and at his death makes a void not 
easily filled. From its inception. Col Eaton 
had been a member of the First Congrega- 
tional church, and its success has been largely 
due to his zeal and fidelity, and few of its 
members have been more ready to bear 
their share of its burdens and responsibilities 
than himself. He was also a member of the 
Territorial Cotmcil. We assure his family 
of the wannest sympathy in their affliction. 
— Daily Chronicle. 

Colonel Eaton is dead. The colored peo- 
ple have sustained a great loss. He was 
true to them in sympathy and labor. Con- 
nected with the Freedman's Bank from its 
commencement, he did much to give it tone 
and efficiency. He was wise in plans for 
the promotion of every interest affecting 
the Freedman's Saving Bank, which we 
regard as one of the best educational institu- 
tions among us. While it is true that the 
idea of such an institution was originated 
by J. W. Alvord, Esq., and seconded by 
Senator Simmer, yet it required some such 
devoted agent as Colonel Eaton to make it 
a success. In departing from us, he leaves 
in this institution a monument of which all 
who are connected with him may be justly 
proud. — New National Era, 


The Rev. J. E. Rankin in his address upon 
the death of Colonel Eaton said "Until his 
life in Pittsburg, he had never been a professed 
Christian. Industrious, upright, strictly 
temperate, with nobleness of character he 
had struggled through his preparatory col- 
legiate and professional studies. He had 
married the woman of his choice. Then 
death came and took away their first bom. 
It was the lowering of that little casket into 
the grave, that seemed to open the Kingdom 
of Heaven to him. From that time he was 
ready to avow himself a Christian, dependent 
upon Christ alone for salvation." 

Children of Colonel Eaton: 

978 1 Frank b Sept. 30, 1859; d Jan. 1, 
1861, in Pittsburg, Pa. 

979 2 Paul Webster b Dec. 27, 1861 in 
Washington, D. C. A clerk in the War 
Department; m Elinor B. Adams 

980 3 Isabel b Nov. 22, 1863 (Secretary 
of Dr. Felix Addler's Ethical Society, New 
York city). 

638 3 Enoch Eaton, son of (437 2) b 

Jan. 28, 1816; m (1) in 1853, Elizabeth 
Terry, dau of Elkanah Terry. She d July 4, 
1875, aged 60 years. He m (2) Dec. 2, 1876, 
Irene Terry, dau of Ephraim Terry, son of 
Ephraim. Enoch Eaton was a tanner and 
shoemaker at Port Williams, Kings Co. He 
d May 24, 1885 


Issue by 1st wife: 

981 1 Arthur Crawley b April 19, 1854; 
d Sept. 2. 1875 

982 2 Edgar Primrose b April 13, 1856; 
m Florence Fraser 

639 4 Henry Alien Eaton, son of ,(437 2) 
b Dec. 31, 1817; m (1) Jan. 18, 1843, Arman- 
illa Eaton, dau of James ( ) his cousin, 
b Jan. 18, 1823. She d Oct. 31, 1867. He 
m (2) June 15, 1869, Maria (Fitch) Eaton, 
widow of Joseph Henry (son of William 

Issue by 1st wife: 

983 1 Charles Edwin b 1846; d 1848 

984 2 Emma Irene 

985 3 Flora Jane m Mar. 9, 1875, Rev. 
William B. Boggs, a Baptist missionary to 
India. They live in Cumbtun, India. 

Issue : 

Henry Herbert Boggs b 1876 

Grace Evelyn b 1878 

Theodore b 1881 

Albert b 1882 

986 4 Grace Lillian m Edwin Mosher of 
Merrimack, Mass. 

987 5 Freeman Allen b Jan. 29, 1858; m 
Lina Clark 

988 6 Albert Edward b July 21, 1860; m 
Emily Lockwood 

989 7 Frank Maihnan b Dec. 12, 1863 
989a 8 Bessie Maria 

640 5 Watson Eaton, son of (437 2) b 
Feb. 21, 1820; m July! 8, 1847, EmiUna 


Shaftner, b Oct., 1828. He is a commission 
merchant in Halifax, N. S. 
Issue : 

990 1 Hannah Rebecca m George W. 
Stuart, a mining agent at Truro, Nova 
Scotia, (issue) 

991 2 John Shaftner b Nov. 26, 1849; d 

992 3 Clara Maria b 1851; d 1854 

993 4 George Cunnabel b 1853; d 1854 

994 5 William Lloyd Garrison b Jan. 21, 
1856; m Ellen Neiley 

996 6 Charles Lewis b May 3, 1858; m 
Rose Hubley 

996 7 Estella 

997 8 Watson b 1865; d 1875 
997a 9 Maggie Stewart 

641 6 Benjamin Eaton, son of (437 2) b 
Feb. 27, 1822; m May 19, 1847, Sophia Ells, 
dau of WUliam and Sophia (Eaton) Ells. He 
is a blacksmith and well-known manufacturer 
of axes at Sheffield's Mills, Comwallis. 


998 1 James Everett b Feb. 16, 1848; 
m Sophia Rebecca Bentley of Billtown 

999 2 William Edwin b Nov. 24, 1849; 
m (1) Mary J. Brecken; m (2) Althea Amanda 

1000 3 Eliza Irene m Thomas Offen, a 
block maker 

1001 4 Arthur Watson b Dec. 1, 1852; m 
Fannie Maria Hanmer 

1002 5 Eunice Marie 

1003 6 David Owen b Nov. 1, 1859 

Kings Co. 


1004 1 


1006 2 

1006 3 

1007 4 

1008 5 

1009 6 

1010 7 

1011 8 


646 10 George Wlswell Eaton, son of 

(437 2) b Oct. 2, 1834; m Feb. 25, 1856. 
Lucilla Harris, dau of Elisha. George W. 
Eaton is a blacksmith and lives in Berwick, 

Ralph Ellington b Nov. 25, 1859; 

Lavlnia Olive 

Fanny AdeUa 

Burpee b Jtme 24, 1866 

Frank George 

Mattie Lorena 

Lillian May 

Howard b Nov. 18, 1878 

647 1 Leonard Eaton, son of (439 4) b 
May 15, 1810; m Oct. 1, 1840, Elizabeth dau 
Jacob Eaton, b Jan. 14. 1813 


1012 1 Stephen Woodworth b Sept. 28, 
1841 ; m Addie M. Sanford of Comwallis 

1013 2 Everard Doe b Jan 5, 1844 

662 6 George William Eaton, son of (439 

4) b May 8, 1826; m Mar. 20, 1854, Clara, dau 
of Elisha Hallett. Their home is in Melrose, 
Mass. For years he had been with the 
Chickering Piano Manufacturing Co., Boston. 


1014 1 Enuna b 1855; d 1858 

1016 2 George Radford b Jttne 25, 1857 

1016 3 Clement Levi b Oct. 15, 1859 

1017 4 Monorah b Jan. 20, 1762; d young 

1018 5 Evorah twin 


663 7 Joseph Henry Eaton, son of (439 4) 

D July 20, 1828; m Oct. 2, 1849, Maria Fitch, 
dau William Fitch, Esq. of Wolfville. He 
was a farmer at Lower Canard and was 
drowned while getting salt hay, Nov. 5, 1861 
Issue : 

1019 1 Arthur William b July 20, 1852; 
m Adelia Gertrude Gilliatt 

1020 2 Aubrey b 1855; d 1861 

662 5 David Rupert Eaton, son of (447 7) 
b Dec. 4, 1827; m Feb. 24, 1853, Joanna 
Augusta, dau of William Fitch, Esq. of Wolf- 
ville. David Rupert Eaton d suddenly, Nov. 
20, 1883, after a prosperous business career. 
He lived in Lower Canard, but afterward at 

In Hemoriam 


Your many readers have heard with regret 
of the death of Mr. Eaton, senior member 
of the business firm of D. R. and C. F. Eaton. 
His last illness was brief and his death un- 
expected. -He had come on business to 
Comwallis. his former place of residence, 
and there on the morning of the 20 inst, he 
passed away from the cares and toils of this 
life to the rest above. * * * Mr. Eaton was 
baptised Dec. 12, 1847, into the fellowship of 
the First Baptist church, Canard, Comwallis. 
* * * As a business man Mr. Eaton was 
widely known. Left at the early age of 
nineteen, by the sudden death of his father, 
at the head of quite a large family, with a 


farm under a mortgage, he and his only 
brother, two years younger than himself, 
bravely set themselves to work to save the 
homestead for their mother. And they nobly 

As a Christian he was tender hearted, true, 
and brave. A struggling soul would find a 
ready audience with him the busiest days of 
his intensely busy life. He had a word of 
sympathy for the poor, and for those who 
had wandered from the ways of peace and 
virtue. His friends many times urged him 
to accept public positions open to him, but 
from the conviction that it was not best for 
him, he declined them. He ever followed his 
own sense of duty. 

Children of David Rupert Eaton: 

1021 1 Laura Augusta b 1854 

1022 2 Ada Theodate b 1855 

1023 3 Edgar Emerson b 1853 8 

1024 4 Horace Eugene b 1860 
1026 5 Fred Rupert b 1862 

1026 6 Foster Fitch b 1863 

1027 7 Aubrey William b 1867 

1028 8 Hattie Maria b 1868 

1029 9 Percy Haverlock b 1870 

1030 10 William Bernard twins 

{Far the Christian Messenger) 

The Late D. Rupert Eaton, Esq. 

5. Selden, Esq, 

Dear Sir: I am instructed by the board 
of Governors of Arcadia College to forward 


to you for insertion the Minutes of a meeting 
held in WolfviUe, Dec. 19, 1883. 

"The Board of Governors of Acadia Col- 
lege would record their sense of the deep loss 
sustained by them in the decease of D. 
Rupert Eaton, Esq. 

For the past 15 years Bro. Eaton has been 
a member of this Board, giving them the 
benefit of mature experience. He was a 
man of cautious temperment, great firmness 
and imtiring industry and could probably 
take forecast of the results of a given course 
of action as wisely as any member of this 

These characteristics, combined with 
thorough conscientiousness made up a mind 
peculiarly adapted to a large business. Our 
departed brother devised great things, and 
the extensive shipping and other enterprises 
of the firm of which he was the head, are the 
embodiment of his wide views and aims. 

The Board would tender their sincere 
sympathies to the family of our deceased 
friend and brother, and also to the firm of 
which he was a member.'* 


Secretary of the Board. 
Wolfville, Dec. 28, 1883 

663 6 Charles Frederick Eaton, son of 

(447 7) b April 24, 1830; m (1) Dec. 27, 1855, 
Eimice Ells, dau of Robert and Catherine 
(Eaton) Ells. She d Jan. 8, 1866 and he m 
(2) Sept. 26, 1868, Eliza Elder of Hantsport, 
Nova Scotia, dau of Samuel Elder. He was 


for many years associated in business with 
his brother. David Rupert Eaton, in the firm 
of D. R. and C. F. Eaton. (The ships recently 
built by this firm have been built at Eaton- 
ville, Three Sisters, Cumberland county.) 
Issue by 1st wife: 

1031 1 Frederick Edmund b 1856; d 1859 

1032 2 Edwin Sheffiield b 1858; d 1859 
Issue by 2d wife: 

1033 3 Charles WUUam b June 30, 1867 

1034 4 Lewis Frederick b AprU 18, 1869 

1035 5 Edith Irene b Feb. 27, 1872 

671 5 Levi Eaton, son of ( 10) b Oct. 
22, 1832; m Dec. 24, 1855, Eunice EUs, dau 
of Joshua Ells of Lower Canard. Levi Eaton 
is a farmer at Lower Canard. 

Issue : 

1036 1 Leveret Eugene b Dec. 1856; m 
Edith Clementine Woodworth 

1037 2 Agnes LiUian b 1859; d 1865 

1038 3 Ernest Linwood b Aug. 2, 1862 

1039 4 James Edwin b July 1, 1864 

1040 5 Mabel Irene b 1875 

1041 6 Carrie Maria b 1878 

673 7 Brenton Haliburton Eaton, son of 
(447 10) b Aug. 8, 1837; m Aug. 4, 1870, 
Mary Jean Evans, dau of Llewellyn Evans, 
Esq., of Dartmouth, Halifax Co. He was 
fitted for college at Horton academy, matric- 
ulated at Acadia college 1855, and graduated 
in 1859. In the same year he began the 
study of law with George A. Blanchard, Esq., 
at Kentville. In 1860-61 he was classical 
tutor at Acadia college, and was admitted 


to the bar Oct. 11, 1864. He was admitted 
one of Her Majesty's Counsel, May 6 1884, 
and is a partner of the firm of Eaton, Par- 
sons and Beckwith. (Halifax). He received 
the degree of A. M. from Acadia college in 
1862 and since 1877 has been one of its 
governors. He lives at Dartmouth and his 
residence is known as * 'Canard' '. Mr. Eaton 
is B. A., ... A. and D. C. L. of Acadia Univer- 


1042 1 Llewellyn b May 14, 1871; m (1) 
m (2) 

1043 2 James Edwin b Sept. 25, 1871; 
d May 11, 1909; imm 

1044 3 Isobel b Jan. 8, 1876; m Eugene 
E. Patterson 

1045 4 Stella Jean b Feb. 10 1880; d 
July 17. 1880 

1046 5 Blanch Mary tv/in 

1047 6 Brenton Hallburtonjr. b June 18, 
1884; graduated from Acadia University 
Nova Scotia. 

678 1 Gideon Eaton, son of (460 7) b 

Sept. 16, 1822; m (1) Aug. 3, 1843, Ann 
O'Donnell (b 1823). He was a shoemaker 
and lived both in Kentville and Dartmouth 
where he d June 18, 1877. His (2) wife was 
Sophia E. Leary. b in Lunenburg, Feb. 10. 
1827, whom he m in 1851. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

1048 1 James Edwin b Sept. 17, 1844; m 
Janet A. Dickey 


1049 2 Nancy Sophia m Isaac Schofield 


1060 3 Gideon b Sept. 14. 1843; m Allie 

1061 4 Otho b Sept. 24, 1848; m 
(no record) 

1062 5 Anne b 1851 ; d 1855 
Issue by 2d wife: 

1053 6 WlUiam Webster b Sept. 15, 1852; 
lost at sea, 1871 

1064 7 George Frederick b Feb. 19, 1854; 
m Alice Pitman 

1066 8 John Chlpman b 1855; d 1857 

1066 9 ^ Sarah Ellen lives in Boston, Mass. 

1067 10 Wallace Stephen Dexter b in 
Digby, N. S., Sept. 15, 1860, wood-turner in 

1068 11 Walter Stuart b April 19, 1862, 

1069 12 Norman Bond b Feb. 21, 1863; 
machinist in Yarmouth 

1060 13 Eliza Catherine 

1061 14 Mary Jane 

680 3 William Henry Eaton, son of (467 
7) b April 28, 1826; m AprU 17, 1853, Arman- 
illa Stevens, dau of Jacob Stevens of South 
Alton, Kings Co. He was a teacher and book- 
keeper, and d Aug. 2, 1879 at Cochituate, 

Issue : 

1062 1 Enos Elbridge b Mar. 3, 1854; 
m Jennie Wagner, June 4, 1881 and 
lives in Oregon where he is engaged in the 
Itmiber business 


1063 2 Mary Eliza b 1856; d 1856 

1064 3 Arthur Stanley b 1857; d 1857 
1066 4 Josephine Elizabeth b 1858; d 1858 

1066 5 Anna Maria b 1859; d 1859 

1067 6 Susannah Selina b 1861 ; m James 
H. Whlttemore, Bay City, Mich. 

1068 7 Jacob Elsworth b 1863; d 1864 

1069 8 Sarah Alice b 1866; d 1866 

1070 9 Loretta Mau b 1868 

1071 10 Carrie Lavina b 1871 

683 6 Otho Eaton, son of (467 7) b Nov. 
9, 1830; m Mar. 16, 1855, Henrietta Sophronia 
Gould, dau of William Gould, Deputy Sheriff 
of Kings county. He is a blacksmith at 


1072 1 Carrie Grace b 1866 

1073 2 Rufus Edmund b 1873; d 1879 

684 7 Robert Allwn Eaton, son of (467 
7) b April 30, 1836; m Aug. 25, 1856, Emeline 
A. Turner. He d July 16, 1876. 


1074 1 Arthur Stanley b July 27, 1859 
1076 2 Elma Euana m Bradford Kempton 


1076 3 Norman Albert b Nov. 4, 1863 

1077 4 Nancy Sophia b 1865; d 1865 

1078 5 Perry Wihner b June 30, 1870 

1079 6 Hattie Belle b 1873 

1080 7 Charles Rupert b Dec. 19, 1876 

687 3 James Eaton, son of (468 1) b Mar. 
9, 1816; m (1) Mar. 1847, Susan Cox, dau of 
Thomas. James Eaton is a farmer at Lower 


Pereau or Medford, King's Co. His wife 
Susan d June 17, 1851, aged 40 years and he 
m (2) her sister, Ruth Cox, Feb. 26, 1857 
Issue by 1st wife : 

1081 1 Eunice m Joseph Cox, son of 
George (issue) 

1082 2 WllUam b 1851; d 1878 

688 4 Abraham Eaton, son of (458 1) b 
Aug. 9, 1821; m in 1852. Abigail Spinnens 
of Michigan. He is a seaman and carpenter 
and lives in Lower Pereau. 

Issue : 

1083 1 Mary Eunice b 1853 

1084 2 Lucretia Naomi m George Alonzo 

1086 3 Victoria Corinthla b 1858 

1086 4 Christina Mellnda m Frank Elijah 
Eaton, her cousin 

1087 5 Annie Caroline b 1865; d 1867 

1088 6 Henry Clark b Oct. 15, 1866 

1089 7 Feodora Marie b 1872 

689 5 Elijah Eaton, son of (468 1) b Nov. 
10, 1819; m Jan. 1, 1848, Nancy J. Hardy of 
Maine, and d in Medford where he is buried, 
June 12, 1860. His widow m (2) N. J. GU- 
man of Framington, Me. 

Issue of Elijah Eaton: 

1090 1 Everett Eugene b May, 1850 

1091 2 Frank Elijah b Jan. 20, 1859; m 
Christina Mellnda Eaton 

693 2 Jonathan Rand Eaton, son of (464 
2) b Sept. 27, 1812; m Dec. 6, 1837 in Deer 
Isle, N. B., Silvinia Herson. He was a ship 


captain and was lost at sea January, 1847. 
She d at Deer Isle, Dec. 1, 1863. 
Issue : 

1092 5 Elizabeth Jane m William John- 
son (issue) 

1093 2 Naomi Caroline m Gradis Johnson 
of Deer Isle (issue) 

1094 3 Asa Caleb b 1843; d 1862 

1096 4 Charles Alfred b June 27, 1845; 
m Carrie Rose Cook 

1096 5 Jonathan Rand b July 28, 1847; 
is a sea captain and sails out of Gloucester, 
Mass., where he spends his winters. 

696 4 EUjah Eaton, son of (464 2) b 
June 2, 1816; m in Baltimore, and went to 
California in 1847. It is thought that he 
settled in San Francisco. He left home at 
18 years of age but has never written his 

698 7 Caleb Eaton, son of (464 2) .b April 
3, 1824; m Dec. 22, 1847, Drusilla Herson of 
Deer Isle. He was a sea captain and lost 
at sea Dec. 23, 1850. 


1097 1 Sarah F. m (1) James Doughty; 
m (2) Joseph Conley (issue by both marriages) 

1098 2 Caleb J. b June 5, 1851; m Dor- 
cas Stewart 

701 10 Abel Benjamin Eaton, son of (464 
2) b Oct. 23, 1833; m April 2, 1856, Sarah 
E. Stivers of Deer Isle, (b Oct. 27, 1834). 
He is a farmer and has the homestead in 
Deer Isle. 



1099 1 Annie m Charles Gardner (issue) 

1100 2 Lizzie m Harvey Leonard 

1101 3 (hinda m Wesley Lambert (issue) 

1102 4 Catherine m Charles Greenlaw 

1103 5 Gertrude b May 30, 1867 

1104 6 Ada May b May 11, 1871 

1105 7 Melboum b Oct. 25, 1874 

707 4 James Edward Eaton, son of (464 
12) b Dec. 3. 1835; m Feb. 11, 1857, Rebecca 
B. Strouach, b at Alyesford, Dec. 18, 1836. 
He was a farmer in North Klingston, Ayles- 
ford, King's Co. N. S. 


1106 1 Frederick Stanley b Jan. 17, 1858 

1107 2 William Nelson b 1859; d 1860 

1108 3 Charles Edward b Sept. 17, 1862; 
m Maggie Stevenson 

1109 4 Flora Blanche b 1866; d 1867 

1110 5 Mary Eliza b 1868 

1111 6 Rebecca Adella b 1871 

1112 7 Leffle Inez b 1875 

710 6 Mayhew Emerson Eaton, son of 

(464 12) b Sept. 14, 1840; m (1) Mar. 28, 
1876. Thresa Kilcup (b May 10, 1846) a 
teacher. She d May 11, 1878; he m (2) July 
13, 1881, Lucy Olivia Armstrong of Nictaux, 
Annapolis Co. (b Mar. 14, 1841). He is a 
farmer in North Kingston, Aylesford. 

Issue by 2d wife: 

1113 1 Bertha Maria Lavlnia b May 

20, 1889 


711 7 Joseph Henry Eaton, son of (464 
12) b Nov. 29, 1842; m April, 1870, Helen 
Sophia Rhodes of Aykford, b Oct. 1844 

Issue : 

1114 1 Btyrtle Eudora b 1871; d 1871 

1116 2 ' Jessie Blanch Sutherland b 1875 

^)7;i2 8 George William Eaton, son of (464 
12) b Mar. 18, 1845; m Nov. 10, 1870, Louisa 
Magee of Aylsford. He is a merchant at 
PaknerRoad, Aylsford, clerk of the Baptist 
church and a much respected man. 


1116 3 Ethel Maud b 1876 

1117 2 Ernest Scott b Sept. 13, 1882 

716 1 Asael Eaton, son of (466 1) b in 
Comwallis Feb. 7, 1813; m (1) Dec. 28, 1842, 
Amanda Eaton (647 1). He was a farmer in 
Hardin, Allamakee Co., Iowa, where he 
removed between 1 856 and 1 859 . Asael Eaton 
d in 1895. m (2) 


1118 1 Lydia Ann b 1843; d imm- 

1119 2 Mary Elizabeth m James McNutt 
d 1866 

1120 3 Mayhew Wells b Aug. 1, 1849 
m Ella Minett 

1121 4 Davenport Chlpman b Sept. 1852 
a sheep owner in Waitsburg, Walla Walla, 
Washington; imm 

1122 5 Ruth Maria m Lucius Henry Ma- 
gee of Iowa 

1123 6 Rupert Asael b Dec. 29, 1859; m 
Nancy Minett 


1124 7 David b May 29, 1859, m Frances 
Jemison of Iowa 

721 6 Guy Eaton, son of (466 1) b Aug. 
6. 1821; m (1) May 8, 1844, Margaret Man- 
ning Eaton (684 4) She d Dec. 29, 1845. 
He m (2) April 19, 1849 Eunice Wells Bel- 
cher, dau of John and Matilda (Wells), dau 
of John and Prudence (Eaton) Wells. He is 
a farmer in ComwaUis. 

Issue by 1st wife : 

1126 1 Charles Henry b May 18, 1845; 
m (1) Leah Porter; m (2) Leleah Frances 

Issue by 2d wife: 

1127 3 Margaret Elizabeth 

1128 4 James Edward twins, b Jan. 15, 

1129 5 James Edward b Nov. 15, 1856 

1130 6 Alfred b 1863 ; drowned April, 1865 

723 8 John Wells Eaton, son of (466 1) 
b Dec. 11, 1827; m Oct. 28, 1851, Delana 
Grossman, b in Bumham, Me., Sept. 21, 1831. 
He was a soldier in the late American war; 
is a carpenter and lives in North Minneapolis, 

Issue : 

1131 1 John Franklin b Aug. 12, 1852, 
at Oldtown, Me; m Annie Moulton, Jan. 

1, 1880. He is a teacher of music and lives 
in North Minneapolis, Minn. 

1132 2 Fred Follett b May 13, 1865 

728 5 Wells Eaton, son of (468 3) b Mar. 

2, 1822; m Mar. 26, 1845, Mary Wood of 


Comwallis (b April 14, 1825). They removed 
to Wisconsin where their children were bom. 
He was a farmer and d in Potsville, Allama- 
kee Co., Iowa, May 6, 1881. She d May 14, 

In Memoriam 

Once more the death Angel has written 
finis to a life's history, and we are left to 
chronicle that Wells Eaton, aged 59 years, 
2 months and 4 davs is no more. He died at 
his home in Post Township, Allamakee Co., 
Iowa, May 6. 1881. For years Mr. Eaton 
was in poor health, and for a year or two 
past it had been evident to the loving ones 
of his household that he was liable to be 
taken from them at any time. His death 
has caused a general sadness throughout his 
large circle of acquaintances. Mr. Eaton 
was bom at King's coimty. Nova Scotia, 
March 2 1822. He was imited in marriage 
to Miss Mary Wood, March 26, 1845. During 
the summer of the same year he removed 
with his young wife to Walworth coimty, 
Wisconsin. He remained in this state until 
1853. In August of this year he settled in 
Post Township, Allamakee Coimty, Iowa, 
where he has since resided. He was the 
father of eleven children nine of whom, with 
their mother, mourn their irreparable loss. 
In 1858 with his family and a few others, 
he gave his name as a member of the Church 
of the United Brethren in Christ. Here as 
elsewhere, he proved himself worthy of con- 
fidence. He was one of the Board of Trustees 


of Bethel Church at the time of its erection 
and held the position until his death. Start- 
ing upon the lower round of the ladder of 
life, by patient toil, close economy and heroic 
perseverance, he was able to provide for the 
wants of his growing family and leave them 
a competence at the time of his death. He 
was possessed of a good mind and imclouded 
judgment. When administering in the af- 
fairs of orphan children he was known to 
carry a penny wrapped in a piece of paper 
that he might keep their fimds from his own. 
This simple instance of his scrupulous honesty 
will serve as an index to his moral worth and 
christian integrity. His manly virtues are 
enough to fill a volume, while the few foibles 
of his life are completely obliterated in the 
sorrow attendant upon the loss of this noble 
husband, father, neighbor and friend. May 
the God whom it was his delight to serve, and 
to whom he went with gladness, bring com- 
fort to all who mourn. — L. B. Hix 

Children of WeUs Eaton: 

1133 1 William Albert b 1846; d 1866 

1134 2 George Edwin b Mar. 7, 1849; m 
Alice Lull 

1136 3 Maria Ellen m Nahtun Howe 

1136 4 WeUs Wentworth b April 8, 1853; 
m Ella Hall 

1137 5 Marietta m Charles B. Martin of 

1138 6 Margaret Eunice m John S. Dres- 

1139 7 Amanda Jane m Henry S. Harris 


1140 8 Eliza Ann m George Waters 

1141 9 Frank L. b Jan. 19, 1864 

1142 10 Alfred Watson b 1866; d 1867 
1142a 11 Scott WiUis b Mar. 1, 1868 

730 2 Gurdon Eaton, son of (469 4) b 
July 25, 1816; m (1) Dec. 23, 1840, Mary 
Rockwell, dau of Benjamin (b Oct. 28, 1813). 
She d Oct. 12, 1851, and he m (2) Mar 4, 1852, 
Elizabeth Rockwell, her sister. He was a 
caulker in Hantsport, Nova Scotia and d 
Feb. 13, 1885 

Issue by 1st wife: 

1143 1 Mary Jerusha. m Watson Ells 

1144 2 Eunice Ann m Thomas Cox (issue) 
Issue by 2d wife: 

1146 3 Asel Emerson b 1853; d 1854 

1146 4 Edgar Burton b AprU 16, 1855; 
m Mary Reid 

1147 5 Ella Elizabeth m Joseph Nelson 

1148 6 Laura Jenette 

1149 7 Gurdon Noble b 1865; d 1866 

1150 8 Oressa May b 1869 

1161 9 Bessie Leona b 1872 

733 5 George Edward Eaton, son of (469 

4) b Oct. 14, 1822; m AprU 13, 1841, .Nancy 
Wood, dau of Daniel Wood. 

Issue : 

1162 1 AbigaU b 1842; d 

1153 2 Emily Eddany m Wentworth 
Harry Newcomb (issue) 

1154 3 David Henry b Jan. 29, 1845; m 
Bessie Hennigar 


1165 4 . Gurdon Sturtley b Nov. 10, 1847; 
m Florence McGinnis 

1166 5 Abigail Jerusha m Walter S. Fi- 

1167 6 Nancy Lavinia m Richmond W. 


1168 7 Hannah Charlotte b 1853; d 1853 

1169 8 Charlotte Anne b 1855; d 1855 

1160 9 George Edward b Oct. 7, 1857; 
lives in the U. S. 

1161 10 liarshall Starr b June 20, 1859; 
m Eliza Sawyer 

1161a 11 Lewis b Feb. 29, 1862 

741 1 Joseph Edwin Eaton, son of (476 
10) b June 11, 1828; m Oct. 28, 1868, Eunice 
Eliza Woodworth, dau of Benjamin B. Wood- 
worth Esq. of Canning. Joseph Edwin Eaton 

is postmaster at Kentville. 


1162 1 Harry Northup b 1869; d 1870 

1163 2 Mary Eliza b 1871 

1164 3 Nellie Woodworth b 1874 
1166 4 Douglass Breton b 1876 

1166 5 Prudence Emily b 1878 

1167 6 Joseph Levi b 1881 

746 6 Nathan Woodworth Eaton, son of 
(476 10) b April 17, 1860; m July 21, 1881, 
Minnie B. Bigelow. He is employed in the 
shipping house at Spencer's Island, Nova 


1168 1 Victor Bigelow b Nov. 26, 1883 


747 1 James Harvey Eaton, son of (486 
5) b Jan. 29, 1842; m Dec. 21, 1869, lantha 
Ann Ring, dau of James Ring, He is a mer- 
chant in Freeport, Digby covmty, N. S. 


1169 1 James Edward b Oct. 18, 1870 

1170 2 Ralph b Mar. 13, 1883 

751 5 George Norris Eaton, son of (486 
5) b Jan. 31, 1844; m in 1876, Maud D'Entre- 
mont. He is a school teacher in Pubnico, 
Yarmouth Co. 

1171 1 Frederick MUes b 1877 

1172 2 Roy Manning b April 30, 1881 

1173 3 Bessie Maud b Feb. 14, 1883 

766 2 Leander Eaton, son of (462 2) b 
Dec. 25, 1821; m May 22, 1850, Pauline 
Starr, dau of Samuel Starr, Esq. and Susanna 
(Cox) dau of Susannah (Eaton) Cox, b July 
29 1823. They were m at St. John's Church, 
ComwalliS; by the Rev. John Storrs, Rector. 
Leander Eaton is an extensive land owner, 
stock raiser and fruit grower. 

Issue I 

1174 1 Alfred Starr b June 20, 1851 ; m 
Bessie George 

1176 2 Fannie Susan b Feb. 27, 1853 

1176 3 Mary Sophia b Feb. 21, 1855; m 
Charles Wright 

1177 4 Florence Jane b 30, 1865; 
m Charles Ellis 

1178 5 Ralph Samuel b Aug. 11, 1858 

1179 6 Sarah Elizabeth b Oct. 11, 1860; 
m Herbert Stairs 


1180 7 Charles Cotman Hamaton b Sept. 
10, 1863 

1181 8 AUce Maud b April 27, 1866 

767 3 William Eaton, son of (486 2) b 

Sept. 30, 1823; m Feb. 15, 1849, Anna Augusta 
Hamilton, b at Kentville, Sept. 11, 1828; m 
at St. James Church by the Rev. John Storrs, 

William Eaton was appointed Commission- 
er of Schools, which position he held con- 
tinuously, except during the term of his 
Inspectorship of Schools. In 1859 he was 
appointed a Commissioner in the Supreme 
Court of the Province, and in 1865, the govern- 
ment, acting through the Cotmcil of Public 
Instruction, conferred on him the appoint- 
ment of Inspector of Schools for the county 
of King's. In 1870 he was created Justice 
of Peace. He was also Secretary of the Pro- 
vincial Agriculture and Industrial Exhibition. 
Mrs. Eaton was the youngest child of Otho and 
Maria (Starr) Hamilton, and was b in the old 
homestead of her mother and grandmother, 
which in 1852-3 and 1862-3 came into the 
hands of her husband, William Eaton. The 
place had been known for many years as "The 
Royal Oak,'* but in these days with a new 
and larger house differently situated, it is 
called **Elmwood.'* Mrs. Eaton d Sept. 23, 
1883, after a ten days illness, and is buried 
in *'The Oaks" Cemetery beside her little 
Emily, whose death made a woimd in her 
tender heart which never healed. William 
Eaton d May 2, 1893. 


Issue : 

1182 1 Arthur Wentworth Hamaton 
b Dec. 10, 1849 

1183 2 Francis Herbert b July 29, 1851; 
d Jan. 11, 1908 

1184 3 Anna Marton b Jan. 1, 1853; m 
Albert Leighton 

1186 4 Rufus William b Aug. 23, 1865 

1186 5 Leslie Seymour b May 17, 1865 

1187 6 Emily Maria Hamilton b Feb. 14, 
1868; d May 2, 1871 of croup 

Francis Herbert Eaton 

Francis Herbert Eaton. M.A., D.C.L., died 
Jan. 11, 1908, in Victoria, British Columbia, 
Canada. Dr. Eaton was bom at Kentville, 
Nova Scotia, July 29, 1851, his father being 
the late William Eaton, Esq., and his mother 
Anna Augusta Willouhgby (Hamilton) Eaton, 
and was prepared for college at the grammar 
schools of his native town and at Horton 
Academy at Wolfville, N. S. Seven miles 
from his birthplace was Acadia College, now 
the University of Acadia College, and there 
Dr. Eaton received his first bachelor's degree. 

Until November, 1873, he was principal of 
the Academy in Shelboum, N. S., when he 
joined the class of 1876 at Harvard and short- 
ly afterwards our class. In 1876 Acadia 
University conferred on him the degree of 
M.A. From 1875 to 1877 he taught Greek 
and natural science in Horton Academy, but 
in August, 1877 he returned to Harvard Uni- 
versity for a special course of study in the 
Post-graduate Department. The next year 


he was appointed to the principalship of 
Amherst Academy in Nova Scotia, and in 
November, 1879, was elected to a professor- 
ship of mathematics and physics in the Pro- 
vincial Normal School at Truro. The latter 
position he filled with distinction until 1890, 
when he resigned and went to Eiu*ope for a 
second time to make a special study of the 
educational systems of Great Britain and 
Germany. His first visit for the same pur- 
pose had been made eight years earlier. In 
1891-92 he held temporary appointments as 
mathematical instructor in the Boston Latin 
School and the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, six months in each. From Jan- 
uary, 1893, he owned, edited, and published 
two weekly papers in Kentville, Nova Scotia, 
the Advertiser and the Acadian Orchardist, 
and concurrently, from April, 1893, was 
mimicipal clerk and treasurer of that town 
and commissioner of the Supreme and County 
Courts of Kings County under appointment 
of the government of Nova Scotia. In 1890 
he was appointed to a professorship of mathe- 
matics in Acadia University, but declined 
the appointment. For some time after this, 
however, he remained as he had long been 
a governor of the college. 

In his long educational career in Nova 
Scotia Dr. Eaton made himself a recognized 
power. There was no general movement 
in public education in which he was not 
importantly concerned. At the inception 
of a now extinct "paper imiversity*' known 
as ''Halifax University," he was appointed 


examiner in physics and mathematics, and 
twice he held the office of president of the 
Nova Scotia Summer School of Science, an 
institution he had helped organize. During 
his connection with educational work in 
Nova Scotia he contributed greatly by his 
public addresses, his published articles, and 
his work on important committees, towards 
the achievement of the present excellence 
of the school system of that province. 

In August, 1897, Dr. Eaton was called to 
the superintendency of the schools of Victoria, 
British Colimibia, a post then newly created, 
and in the years that have elapsed since, in 
spite of imcertain health, he has done a work 
that is universally conceded to be one of 
unusual thoroughness and power. In edu- 
cation he was a man of wide vision, and his 
keen intelligence, firm grasp 6t educational 
forces, and great organizing ability have 
easily given him a place among the ablest 
educators in the Dominion of Canada. To 
his influence, recent valuable legislation in 
the province of British Colvmibia is in no 
little measure due. In recognition of his 
unusual services to education on both the 
Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the Dominion, 
the University of Acadia in 1905 conferred 
on him the highest honor in its gift — sl Doc- 
torate of Civil Law. Among Dr. Eaton's 
published writings are a text-book on Practi- 
cal Mathematics for the use of high schools 
in Nova Scotia, published in 1883, Reports 
of the Victoria Schools, an article in the 
Popular Science Monthly on the "Bay of 


Fundy Tides and Marshes," and many edi- 
torial articles, always in clear, scholarly, 
vigorous English. 

Dr. Eaton's funeral was held in the Anglican 
Cathedral in Victoria, Jan. 12, 1908, the 
burial taking place in the Victoria Cemetery 
in a spot overiooking the beautiful blue 
water of Juan de Fuca Straits. — Sent out by 
his Harvard Class Secretary. 

758 4 John Rufus, son of (486 2) b July 
3, 1826; m Dec. 1, 1849, in Kentville, Jose- 
phine Collins Hamilton, fourth dau of Otho 
and Maria (Starr) Hamilton. 

John Rufus Eaton was in business in Bos- 
ton, Mass., where he was a member of the 
firm of J. Rufus Eaton and Company, a ship 
chandlery and commission firm. He was a 
genial and generous man. He was drowned 
while rowing in Boston Harbor, Nov. 4, 1861, 
and is buried in Garden Cemetery, Chelsea, 
Mass. His widow m (2) Aug. 5, 1863, D. 
Stuart Hamilton, D. C. L., a well-known 
classical teacher who received Holy Orders 
from the Bishop of Alabama. 


1188 1 Emma Maria b Jan. 1851; d 1851 

1189 2 Grace Hunnawell m 1872, William 
C. Porter (issue) 

760 6 James Stanley Eaton, son of (486 
2) b Feb. 4, 1836; m May 28, 1860, Janet 
Nicholas of Bridgetown, N. S. He inherited 
the homestead from his father. He has been 
for some years county clerk and commissioner 
of schools. 



1190 1 Clarence Ward b Mar. 8, 1861 

1191 2 Agnes Lillian m Rev. John 
Lowden, minister of the Free Baptist church, 
Portland, Me. 

1192 3 Walter Ernest b May 28, 1868 

1193 4 John Nicholson b Sept. 10, 1874 

761 1 Andrew Eaton, son of (487 3) b 
Oct. 17, 1822; m Ann Newcomb; d June 8, 


1194 1 Andraetta b Dec. 1857; d 1859 

763 3 Ward Eaton, son of (487 3) b Jan. 
23, 1829; m Dec. 1858, Gertrude Aberly 

Issue : 

1195 1 Inez Hammond b Nov. 22, 1860 
. 1196 2 Clara Gertrude b Feb. 5, 1886 

764 4 Abraham Eaton, son of (487 3) b 
April 29. 1835; m Charlotte Henderson. He 
d Feb. 5, 1875 

Issue I 

1197 1 Annetta b Feb. 29, 1864 

1198 2 Andrew Henderson b Jvdy 1, 1870 

769 5 Charles Edward Eaton, son of (489 

5) b June 28, 1838; m July 20, 1854, in Bos- 
ton, Sarah Elizabeth Robinson of County 
Antrim, Ireland. 


1199 1 Rufus b June 17, 1855; d 1758 

1200 2 Alice m Samuel B. Sweet 


776 1 Frederick Edward Eaton, son of 
(497 13) b Feb. 16, 1845; m Nov. 5, 1868, 
Ruth Ann Beach, dau of Osaac Beach of 


1201 1 Mabel Adella b 1870 

1202 2 John Brenton b June 28, 1871 

1203 3 Herman Wflder b Mar, 28, 1873 

1204 4 Isaac Howard b Nov. 12, 1874 
1206 5 Phronle b June 13, 1876 

777 3 WilUam Payzant Eaton, son of 

(497 13) b Aug. 7, 1854; m June 4, 1877, 
Clara Burbridge of Canning, dau of William 
and Rebecca (Belcher) Burbridge 

1206 1 Louise b Mar. 1880 

1207 2 Eveline b 

1208 3 Jessie Payzant b July 1883 

781 1 Gen. John Eaton, son of (479 5) 

b in Sutton, N. H., Dec. 5, 1829; graduated 
at Dartmouth college, 1854; became a teacher 
in Cleveland, Ohio, 1854-56. He was or- 
dained minister of the gospel and in Aug. 
1861, became chaplain of the 27th Ohio 
Volimteer Infantry; he was twice in prison, 
once at Lexington, Mo. When our troops 
retired from Springfield, Mo., he volunteered 
to stay behind with Colonel, now Major 
General, J. W. Ftdler of Toledo, O., who was 
sick and expected to die, becoming again a 
prisoner in the Confederate lines and while 
there was called upon to preach to the Con- 
federate soldiers. In 1862 he became bri- 
gade inspector. In 1862 he was appointed 

' <S-<^«--S^S-<-v 


by General Grant superintendent of the 
colored people who came into the lines of 
his army by the thousands in northern 
Alabama, western Tennessee and northern 
Mississippi. General Grant in his "Personal 
Memoirs" refers to the service of Chaplain 
Eaton as follows : 

'*It was at this point, probably, where the 
first idea of a 'Freedman.'s Bureau' took its 
origin. Orders of the government prohibited 
the expulsion of the negroes from the pro- 
tection of the army when they came in 
voluntarily. Humanity forbade allowing 
them to starve. * * * The plantations were 
all deserted; the cotton and com were ripe; 
men, women, and children above ten years 
of age could be employed in saving these 
crops. To do this work with contrabands, 
or to have it done, organization under a 
competent chief was necessary. On inquir- 
ing for such a man, Chaplain Eaton, now 
and for many years the very able United 
States Commissioner of Education, was sug- 
gested. He proved as efficient in that field 
as he has since done in his present one." 

Chaplain Eaton became colonel of the 63d 
Colored Infantry and was brigadier-general 
by brevet, and in May, 1865, assistant com- 
missioner of the Freedman's Bureau; he was 
ordered to Washington, D. C. In 1866 he 
became the founder and editor of the Mem- 
phis Post, a daily, weekly and tri-weeldy 
Republican paper. He was elected state 
superintendent of public instruction for 
Tennessee, and secured the attendance of 


185,000 pupils in the new schools. He was 
appointed United States Commissioner of 
Education by General Grant and assumed 
the duties of the office March, 1877. General 
Eaton twice visited Europe, and travelling 
much in the states and territories made 
himself familiar with the actvial needs of 

He was decreed honorary member of the 
French ministry of Public Instruction. The 
emperor of Brazil offered him the order of 
Commander of the Rose. He was a member 
of the society of Japanese savans for the 
promotion of education. 

Perhaps no one in the United States had 
a more extensive personal acquaintance with 
men who have distinguished themselves in 
peace dnd war, in philosophy, science, edu- 
cation, politics, and religion, in the past 
thirty years. He had the confidence of 
President Lincoln, and was an intimate 
friend and confidant of General Grant from 
the time of their acquaintance in the war 
until the latter *s death. 

Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D. D., in speak- 
ing of him, said, "I will not simply say he 
is one of the most distinguished educators 
in this country, but one of the most distin- 
tinguished known to the world." 

In the History of Memphis, where the 
general served the public as an editor, are 
the following fitting words: 

"General Eaton's whole Ufe has been con- 
secrated to the highest benevolence and to 


the broadest patriotism, and to going about 
doing good in every direction.** 

Gen. John Eaton m Sept. 29, 1864, Alice 
Eugenia, dau of Capt. James and Adeline 
(Quincy) Shirley of Vicksburg, Miss. She 
was b at Carrolton, Miss., May 2, 1844. (Capt. 
Shirley was a native of Goffstown and grad. 
at Dartmouth the year before his life long 
friend, Rufus Choate.) 


1209 1 James Shirley, b Aug. 1, 1868 at 
Nashville, Tenn.; m Ethel Osgood Mason 

1210 2 Elsie Janet b Feb. 6, 1871 at 
Washington, D. C. 

1211 3 John Quincy b July 14, 1873 

1212 4 Frederick Charles b Aug. 9, 1877; 
d June 15, 1878 

783 3 Frederick Eaton, son of (603 5) 
b Feb. 10, 1835; m (1) Mar. 8, 1860, Mary 
Helen (b May 23, 1839) dau of Robert and 
Sarah (McCuthcheon) Shirley, who d Jan. 2, 
1887. He m (2) Jan. 23, 1889, Laura Helen, 
dau of DeWitt Clinton and Laura May 
(Wheeler) Baldwin. For thirty years Frede- 
rick Eaton was a merchant in Toledo, Ohio. 
He d Feb. 4, 1890. His 2d wife d June 2, 

The crape on the door of F. Eaton and Go's 
lion store brought grief to many hearts and 
tears to many eyes. Said one of his clerks 
"He has been more than a father to me.'* 
Flags on many of the buildings were at half 
mast. His employes and the merchants and 


bankers and others, held meetings and passed . 
resolutions of respect and condolence. 
Issue by 1st wife : 

1213 1 Helen Shirley b Aug. 5, 1863; d 
April, 1876 

Issue by 2d wife: 

1214 2 Frederick b May 31, 1890 

706 4 Nathan Andrew Eaton, son of (476 ' 

5) b April 11, 1833; left home when only 16 
years of age and fought his own way in the 
world. In 1850 he went via the Isthmus to 
California and engaged successfully in mining. 
He engaged in trade in Waterloo, Ind., after- 
wards in Chicago, 111. In 1873 he returned 
to California and lives near Merle, San Diego 
Co., Cal. He has salt works on his place, also 
several hundred hives of bees. 

786 5 Colonel Lucien Bonaparte Eaton, 

son of (603 5) b Mar. 8, 1837; m Dec. 26, 
1867, Clara dau of Valentine and Catherine 
(Harshman) Winters of Dayton, Ohio. (She 
was b Feb. 16, 1841). Lucien Bonaparte 
Eaton became the principal of the Hudson 
Street school in Cleveland, Ohio. Early in 
Oct., 1861, he resigned and entered the 65th 
Ohio Vol. Infantry as a second lieutenant. 
The teachers of Cleveland presented him with 
a sword. He was in the battles of Shilo, 
Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mis- 
sionary Ridge and many other engagements. 
After the battle of Stony River he was com- 
missioned captain and served as brigade 
inspector on the staff of Gen. Charles G. 
Harker, who was killed at Kenesaw Mountain. 


In 1864 he was appointed lieutenant-colonel 
of the 69 U. S. C. Q. At the close of the war 
he settled in Memphis and La Grange, 
Tenn., and in Corinth, Miss., but devoted 
himself to the study of law. In 1870 he was 
appointed by President U. S. Grant, JJnited 
States marshal for the western district of 
Tennessee and served until April, 1887, when 
he resigned. His term of service was during 
the reconstruction and ku-klux era and four 
of his deputy marshals were killed. In 1872 
he was admitted to the bar; in 1877 he began 
active practice of his profession. He is head 
of the firm of L. B. Eaton and Co., the owners 
of the oldest office furnishing abstract titles 
to lands in Memphis and Shelby counties, 
and of the firm of Eaton and Smith, Itunber 
dealers. He is a member of the Knights of 
Honor, of the Historical Society, of the 
American Public Health Association, and of 
the American Social Science Congress. In 
1880 he was elected and served as representa- 
tive in the state legislature. 

His wife d Aug. 23, 1885. She was a woman 
of quiet, cheerful temperament, a devoted 
wife and mother and a faithful Christian. 

Issue ' 

1216 1 Valintine Winters b Nov. 1, 1870 
in Dayton, Ohio 

1216 2 Katie b July 28, 1872; d July 27, 

1217 3 Luclen b Oct. 19, 1877 in Memphis, 
Tenn.; d Nov. 24, 1877 

1218 4 Clara b June 13, 1879; d July 2, 

s^ /?/Z£u>^ 


787 7 James Andrew Eaton, son of (603 

5) b Sept. 30, 1841; m Fannie Josephine 
(b Dec. 24, 1847) dau of James John and 
Joanna Wright (Needham) Newell of Adrian, 
Mich. James A, Eaton finished his studies at 
Phillips academy, Andover, Mass.; entered 
his brother Frederick's store; later went into 
business for himself in Fort Wayne, Ind., 
and Memphis, Tenn. In 1887 he went to 
Grand Rapids, Mich., where he has a large 
and successful business. 

Issue : 

1219 1 Mary b Mar. 24, 1877 

788 8 Charles Eaton, son of (503 5) b 

Aug. 28, 1843. After his mother's death he 
was given to his uncle, Samuel Andrews, 
brother of his mother. At fifteen he entered 
Phillips academy, Andover, Mass., and finish- 
ed at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden. 
The expense of his education was paid by 
his brother Frederick and a small bequest 
left by his mother to aid in the education of 
all her children. He studied law in Michigan 
University 1865-66; was reporter on the 
Boston Times in 1868 and city editor of the 
Toledo Blade in 1868-70 and clerk in the 
Bureau of Education, Washington, D. C. 
Is now with his brother Col. L. B. Eaton. 
He m May 25, 1865, Marion Emma (b in 
Cornish, Nov. 9, 1847) dau of Dr. John Sabin 
and Louise (Jackson) Blanchard. 

Issue : 

1220 1 Charles Linsley b Nov. 25, 1866; 
d Nov. 23, 1874 at Eaton Grange. His death 


was occasioned by an accidental fall severing 
his spine. 

790 1 Dr. John Marshall Eaton, son of 

(507 9) b May 12, 1832; m Maria Whether- 
bee, Oct. 27, 1858, dau of Lewis and Lucy 
Whetherbee. John Marshall Eaton gradu- 
ated at the Medical college of Harvard Uni- 
versity in 1856. He served as assistant sur- 
geon of volunteers in the War of the Rebel- 
lion from 1862 to 1864. He is a surgeon of 
remarkable skill and is state medical examiner 
for the coimty. He resides in Milford, Mass. 

793 4 Luclen Kimball Eaton, son of (507 

9) b Nov. 7, 1850; m Mary E. Titus, dau of 
John Titus of Elkhart, Ind. He was a natural 
mechanic and for the last twelve years of 
his life was employed in the railroad shops 
at Elkhart and Fort Wayne, Ind. He was a 
man of powerful frame and perfect health, 
but was suddenly stricken, and d Mar. 16, 
1888, after a weeks sickness. He was a mem- 
ber of the Third Presbyterian church of Fort 
Wayne, a large hearted, frank, and generous 
man, earnest in Christian and temperance 
and political work. 

806 4 Jubal Harrington Eaton, Jr. son 

of (511 1) b Nov. 1, 1839; m Martha Bryant 
of Lewiston, Me. 

Issue I 

1221 1 Edward b Mar. 1870 

817 2 Willard Lee Eaton, son of (517 7) 
b Oct. 13, 1851, at Delhi, Iowa; m Sept. 11, 
1874, Lavira R. Annis 


Willard Lee Eaton, lawyer and railroad 
commissioner, is a prominent republican and 
was elected to 27, 28, 29, General Assemblies 
of Iowa. He was Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and senator in the 29th 
General Assembly. He was elected railroad 
commissioner for Iowa, 1986, for a four year 
term; is director of the Farmers' National 
Bank, and Home Trust and Savings Bank 
of Osage, Iowa; Trustee of Cedar Valley 
Seminary and Upper Iowa University; a 
member of all Masonic bodies both N. Y. and 
Scotish Rites and was formerly Worshipful 
Grand Master of Masons, Iowa; a member 
of Knights of Phythias and Elks and of 
Grant Club, Des Moines. He received a 
degree from Iowa State University of B. S., 
LL.B., and LL.D. 

Issue : 

1221a 1 Ivan Willard b Feb. 18, 1882; 
d Sept. 17, 1884 

1222 2 Allen March b Mar. 15, 1887 

818 3 Sumner Franklin Eaton, son of 
(517 7) b Dec. 5, 1851; m Aug. 7, 1876, Lucy 
A Sherman (b Jan. 8, 1854). He is a farmer 
at Osage. 


1223 1 Fred b July 28, 1877 

1224 2 Lee b Sept. 30, 1879 

1225 3 Ross b Sept. 5, 1881 

1226 4 Jesse b Feb. 22, 1884 

1227 5 Harry b Feb. 9, 1886 

1228 6 Leonard b Nov. 6, 1888 


820 1 Martha Eaton, dau of (519 9) b 
Mar. 17, 1851; m Oct. 17, 1872, Charles A, 
Bemis (b Sept. 2, 1848) son of George W. and 
Mary (Smith) Bemis of Dublin; resides at 
Boston Highlands, Mass. 


1229 1 Florence Bemis b 1873 

1230 2 Shirley Eaton b 1876 

1231 3 Laura b 1878 

1232 4 Melville C. b 1883 in Boston 

821 2 Ellen Maria Eaton, dau of (519 9) 

b May 29, 1853; m Sept. 23, 1880 Austin 
Calvin Steames (b July 13, 1836) son of Alson 
and Maria (Gibson) Steames of Hopkinton 


1232a 1 Austin Eaton Steames b 1883 

839 7 John R. Eaton, son of (534 6) b 
in Arlington, Vt., April 5, 1849; m Sophia E. 
Vail of Syracuse, N. Y., June 26, 1872. Stud- 
ied medicine with Dr. Armstrong of Auburn, 
N. Y.; was graduated at College of Medicine, 
Syracuse University, 1875; has practised in 
Chittenango N. Y., ever since. 


1233 1 Maurice VanDuyn b in Chitte- 
nango, N. Y., July 19, 1877; d Feb. 21, 1882 

1234 2 Charles Emmett b Nov. 16, 1880; 
b March 21, 1898 

1235 3 Chester Ryland b Dec. 24, 1885 

847 7 George Eaton, son of (535 1) b ; 
m Emma Kennear of Wailsburg, Wyo., and 
resides at Granger, Wash. 



1236 1 Emma 

1237 2 Warren 

1238 3 Edith 

1239 4 Clara 

848 8 Charles B. Eaton, son of (635 1) 
b ; m (1) Ida Sherwood who d Mar 17, 

1899; m (2) Anna Tremble; resides in Seattle, 

Issue : 

1240 1 James 

1241 2 Alice 

1242 3 Ruth 

1243 4 Philip 

Ninth Generation 

852 1 Rev. Benjamin F. Eaton, son of 

(663 3) b Sept. 16, 1836; m and resides 

at South Hampton, N. H. 

1244 1 Clarence L. b May 14, 1868; m 


1246 Richard H. b Jan. 26, 1909 

867 6 Woodman Steplien Eaton son of 

(663 1) bom in Portland, Me., Oct. 16, 1846; 
m in Gorham, Oct. 16, 1866, Judith Annette, 
dau of Rev. Joseph and Almedia (Ballard) 
Colby. He was provost marshal, New Orleans, 
until close of the war. He d in Portland, 
Me., Aug. 28, 1905. 

1246 2 Edward b 1871 

1247 3 Harry d 1895 

1248 4 Gertrude May (twin) 
Record of his eldest son reads : 

860 1 WiUiam Colby Eaton, son of (867 6) 
b Jan. 13, 1868; was 4 years on the staff of 
Gov. Powers as senior aid-de-camp with 
rank of Lieut-Colonel. He m May 16, 1894, 
Marion Durant Dow, dau of Col. Fred and 
Julia (Hammond) Dow. 


1249 1 Annette Hammond b Mar. 13, 1898 

870 2 Jacob Valentine Eaton, son of (867 
1) b Aug. 9, 1836; m June 1, 1868, Henrietta 
E. Parker, dau of Charles Park Parker. He 
is a farmer in Aranville, Annapolis. Co 




1260 1 Carrie Edith b 1869 

1261 2 Blanch Edna b 1871 

1262 3 Avard Parker b 1873 

873 5 William Thomas Eaton, son of 
(688 1) b Sept. 10, 1843; m June 15, 1871, 
Frances Tuttle of Boston. He is a builder 
and a member of the firm of Eaton and Tuttle, 
real estate and insurance agents, Boston, Mass. 


1263 1 Harold Woodworth b Feb. 23, 1881 


876 7 Burton Chase Eaton, son of (688 1) 
b Jan. 22, 1848; m Dec. 12, 1878, Henrietta 
Troop, dau of Robt. Troop of Granville. 

Issue : 

1264 1 Francis Eugene b Sept. 1877 ; d 1881 
1266 2 Ethel Maud b April 18, 1881 
1266 3 Victor Arnold b July 8, 1883 

876 8 Adoniram Judson Eaton, son of 
(688 1) b Oct. 16, 1850; m Dec. 25, 1879, 
Adelia Woodman of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 
Adoniram J. Eaton, M. A., Ph.D., at the age 
of 16 engaged in teaching. He entered 
Acadia College, Wolfville, N. S., in 1869, 
graduated in 1873 with honors in mathema- 
tics and classics; graduated from Harvard 
University in 1876, M.A., in 1877. Soon 
after became head master of Amherst Acad- 
emy and in 1879 was elected Principal and 
teacher of classics in Woonsocket high school 
Providence, R. I. Resigning his position 
in 1882, he went abroad for further study and 
in May, 1884, received the doctor's degree 


in philosophy from Leipzig University, by the 
presentation of a dissertation entitled "The 
Atmanepada in Rigveda*' and examination in 
Greek, Latin and Sanscrit with highest honors. 

Issue : 

1257 1 Jean Courtlandt b Sept. 12, 1881 

877 1 Weston Hall Eaton, son of (688 4) 
b July 7, 1845; m Sept. 30, 1873, Gabrielle 
Rice of Bear River, Digby county. He is a 
farmer at Bear River. 

Issue I 

1268 1 Clarence'^ Hall b May 11, 1880 

1269 2 Lennie Gertrude b Sept. 6, 1883 

879 4 Jacob Eaton, son of (591 4) b July 
25, 1849; m Feb. 22, 1879, Mary Eliza Strong 
of Comwallis. He is a fanner at Sterling, 
Pratts Junction, Mass., having removed from 
Nova Scotia. 

Issue '. 

1260 1 Walter Russel b Jan. 13, 1880 

1261 2 Lament Royal b Nov. 25, 1881 

1262 3 Egbert A. b Nov. 7, 1883 

884 1 George Thomas Eaton, son of (596 

9) b July 10, 1848; m July 20, 1873, Hester 
Williams of Cork, Ireland, and d in Cork, Jan. 
30, 1879. He was a master mariner. They 
had children but none are living. 

779 2 Charles Rupert Eaton, son of 
(528 9) b June 24, 1852; m Oct. 15, 1879, 
Rosanna Melvenia Yoimg, b in Granville, 
Annapolis coimty, Jan. 26, 1853. He is a 
blacksmith at Granville. 

*Note — Name Clarence or Lawrence 



1263 1 Arthur St. Clair b Jan. 19, 1881 

1264 2 Cora Belle b Feb. 1, 1882 

1266 3 Charles Wentworth b Nov. 9, 1883 

889 1 John Wellington Eaton, son of 
(598 2) b Nov. 24, 1837; m Dec. 25, 1867 at 
Centreville, Cumberland Co., Sarah Elizabeth 
Walker (b Aug. 5, 1851) 

Issue ' 

1266 1 Phebe Alice b 1868 

1267 2 Helen Hay b 1870 

1268 3 Hattie Coretta b 1872 

1269 4 Graham Allen b June 18, 1875 

1270 5 Harley Everett b Jan. 9, 1880 

1271 6 Herbert Harris b Sept. 28, 1882 

890 2 Amos Blucher Eaton, son of (698 2) 
b Feb. 28, 1840; m Feb. 15, 1867, Mary 
Amelia Davidson of River Philip, Cumberland 
Co. (b Mar. 15, 1848) 


1272 1 Florence Amelia b 1868 

1273 2 Martha Alice b 1879 

1274 3 Ada Marietta b 1872 
1276 4 Winnie Pomona b 1873 

1276 5 Lizzie Rebecca b 1875 

1277 6 Levi Woodworth b April 25, 1877 

1278 7 Annie Emma b June 12, 1881 

891 3 Judson Harris Eaton, son of (598 

2) b Oct. 8, 1841; m Dec. 31, 1868, Lucy 
Maria Horton of Pugwash; b Nov. 17, 1844. 
He is a farmer in Centreville, Cumberland Co. 

1279 1 Eva b 1870 at Port Howe 


1280 2 George Rupert b Sept. 1, 1872 

1281 3 James Logan b June 5, 1874 

1282 4 Annie b 1877 

1283 5 Asa Blgelow b Nov. 19, 1879 in 

1284 6 Sylvanus Morton b June 15, 1882 
1286 7 Minnetta Lavinla b Jan. 5, 1885 

899 1 David Harris Eaton, son of (599 1) 

b May 6, 1837; m Nov. 26, 1862 in Wrentham, 
Mass., Emma Furnace Herring. He is a 
jeweler in Wrentham, Mass. 

1286 1 Annie Laurie b 1864; d 1866 

1287 2 Ida May b July 29, 1867 in Mansfield 

1288 3 Nettie Emma b Feb. 24, 1871 in 
New York city. 

1289 4 Eveline Harris b Jtme 5, 1864 in 
Wrentham, Mass, 

1290 5 Edward Even b 1875; d 1876 

1291 6 Sarah Elizabeth b 1878 

1292 7 Winnie Louise b 1881 

903 5 Isaac Bigelow Eaton, son of (531 1) 
b Jan. 17, 1840; m Hannah Waugh. He is 
a jeweler in North Attleboro, Mass. 


1293 1 Amos Alexander 

1294 2 Edgar 
1296 3 Mabel 

906 8 Levi Woodworth Eaton, son of 
(599 1) b Oct. 6, 1851; m Ella Davis. He is 
a carpenter and lives in Newark, N. J. 


1296 1 Beulah 


1297 2 James 

1298 3 Annie 

914 4 Joseph Howe Eaton, son of (601 5) 
b Mar. 26, 1849; m Feb. 11, 1871 at Pugwash 
River, Adelia McPherson (b 1852) 

Issue : 

1299 1 Parker b 1871 ; d 1877 

1300 2 Gertie May b 1873; d 1877 

1301 3 Frank b 1877; d 1880 

1302 4 John Wilbur b Mar. 19, 1881 

1303 5 Cyrus Stephen b Dec. 16, 1883 

916 6 John Russell Eaton, son of (601 5) 

b Aug. 18, 1853; m Mar. 8, 1874, Maggie Ray, 
He d Sept. 8, 1878. 
Issue I 

1304 1 Arthur b 1875; d 1876 
1306 2 Annie b Aug. 13, 1878 

918 8 Cyrus Black Eaton, son of (601 5) 
b Dec. 18, 1857; m Dec. 25, 1876, Maggie 
Whidden of Aritigonish. He is a mechanic 
in Denver, Colorado. 


1306 1 WilUam b Dec. 20, 1878 in Pugwash 

1307 2 Emelia b Oct. 12, 1880 in Cam- 

920 10 Rev. Charles Aubrey Eaton, son 

of (601 5) b in Nova Scotia, Mar. 29, 1863. 
He was educated at Acadia University at 
Wolfville, not far from Grand Pre, the land of 
Evangeline. He made his own way in life 
and raised the funds to complete his college 
course by teaching and lecturing. His theo- 
logical degree was received from the Theo- 


logical Seminary at Newton, Mass., and his 
first charge was Natick, Mass.; he was then 
called to Toronto, where in addition to minis- 
tering to a large church, he took active part 
in public affairs and was for five years the 
sociological editor of the Toronto Globe. 
The Rev. Dr. Eaton is six feet in height, 
broad shouldered and of athletic build al- 
though rather slender. In his manner and 
bearing he reveals strength and forcefulness. 
For seven years he was pastor of the Euclid 
Avenue Baptist church in Cleveland, Ohio, 
where John D. Rockfeller is a member and 
the Standard Oil financier is one of his per- 
sonal friends. He is now pastor of the Mad- 
ison Avenue Baptist church of New York. 

923 3 Amos Richmond Eaton, son of (610 

4) b Sept. 24, 1850; m in Boston, Mar. 4, 
1874, Harriet Jane Wills. He is a grocer in 
Aubumdale, Mass. 
Issue : 

1308 1 Frederick Richmond b Nov. 9, 
1874 at Newton, Mass. 

1309 2 Ethel Annie 

1310 3 Grace Adelaide 

1311 4 Perry Doulgass b Dec. 11, 1881 

1312 5 Sidney Jacob b Sept. 24, 1884 

927 1 Stephen Eaton, son of (612 6) b 

Mar 6, 1847; m in 1871, Eunice Rand, dau of 
Jeremiah Rand of West Comwallis and lives 
at Cold Brook. 

1313 1 Ernest 

1314 2 WilUe 


1316 3 Nellie 

1316 4 Worthy 

1317 5 Frank 

931 5 Manson Henry Eatob, son of (612 

6) b April 19, 1855; m Dec. 18, 1880, Eliza 
Jane Coldwell of Gaspereau, dau of Daniel 
and Emily (Lovelace) Coldwell. 
Issue : 

1318 1 Leander Leslie b June 9, 1884 

942 1 Dr. Orletus Palmer Eaton, sou of 

(619 2) b Jan. 27, 1845; m Nov. 14, 1880, 
Matie Josephine Mason, b in Ypsilanti, Wash- 
tenaw Co., Mich., Aug. 5, 1862. Removed 
with his parents from New York state to 
Michigan when he was five years of age, and 
at seventeen enlisted in the War of the 
Rebellion which had been in progress one 
year. The date of his enrolment in Company 
J, Fifth Michigan Cavalry, was the Autumn 
of 1862, and he served as private for nearly 
three years, until the close of the war, taking 
part in many battles. At the battle of 
Boonsborough, Maryland, July, 1863, he re- 
ceived a gun-shot wound in his left wrist. 
When the war closed he resumed his farm 
work at home, studying and one winter 
teaching in a district school. He attended 
the lectures at the University of Michigan 
and after practising successfully for a year 
at Bear Lake, he came to Detroit and gradu- 
ated at the Detroit Medical College in 1872. 
He served as City Physician and member 
of the Board of Health, and belonged to the 
Wayne county Medical Society, the De- 


troit Medical and Library Association and 
the Michigan State Medical Society. He was 
a member of the Baptist church. Dr. Pal- 
mer d 1905 
Xsstie > 

1319 1 Maria Florence b 1881; d 1881 

1320 2 Mabel b 1882 

944 3 Washington Irving Eaton, son of 

(619 2) b Sept. 3, 1847; m Nov. 14, 1869, 
Frances Imogene Bagley, b at Somerset, 
Niagara Co., N. Y. He was a farmer in 
Cheshire, Allegan Co., Mich, and d Jan. 2, 

1876. His widow m (2) 

Issue : 

1321 1 Theresa Ann b Aug. 21, 1870 

1322 2 Bertha Marian b May 9, 1872 

963 3 Otis Eaton, son of (627 1) b June 
2, 1835; m April 9, 1867, Adelaide Marr of 
Windsor, N. S. 


1323 1 Alice Lavinia b 1868 

1324 2 Irene Lucy b 1869 
1326 3 Minnie Blanch b 1873 

1326 4 Truman Henry b Aug. 17, 1874 

1327 5 Harold Tinson b April 17, 1876 

1328 6 Russel Daniel b May 5, 1881 

965 5 Rev. Joshua Tinson Eaton, son of 
(629 1) b Feb. 7, 1840; m Sept. 12, 1876, 
Minnie DeWolf, dau of Thomas DeWolf of 
Halifax. He is a clergjmian of the Baptist 
denomination and has Studied at the Horton 
Academy, Wolfville, and at Newton Theo- 
logical Institute, Newton Center, Mass., from 


which institution he was graduated in 1876. 
He has had pastorates at St. Stephen, New 
Brunswick, at Paradise, Nova Scotia, and at 
Ohio, Yarmouth county. His wife was at 
one time missionary in India. 

969 9 Edward Henry Eaton, son of (629 

1) b Mkr. 5, 1850; m Clara Louisa Rogers, dau 
of John Rogers of Nictaux, Annapolis Co., N. S. 

1329 1 Bradford E[nowies b Jan. 26, 1885 

974 1 Brewer D. Moore Eaton^ son of 

(630 4) b Mar. 5, 1835; m (1) Mary C. Gil- 
lian; m(2) Lizzie CaroU of St. Louis, Mo. 
Issue by 2d wife: 

1330 1 Sydney B. b Nov. 1867 

Brewer D. Moore Eaton and Whitelaw Reid, 
now ambassador to London, England, were 
reporters on the Cincinnati Gazette in 1858-9. 
He (Reid) went to Virginia at the commence- 
ment of the war to report army movements 
and Brewer D. M. Eaton to Vicl^burg with a 
division of Bumside's Corps to report military 
movements there. Brewer D. N. Eaton repre- 
sented the New York Herald in 1863 and his 
name is on the Correspondents Memorial 
Arch at the foot of South Moimtain, which 
slopes down to the battle-field at Antietam. 
Mr. Eaton published a daily paper in Cincin- 
nati from 1860-1862. Then went to St. 
Louis as business manager of the new daily 
called The Union, later publishing the Home 
Journal, the Commercial Gazette, the Bid- 
letin. New Fireside Weekly, the Hotel Re- 


porter y and is now connected with the Daily 

976 3 Charles Peavey Eaton, son of (630 

4) b in Eastport, Me., June 20, 1842. He en- 
listed in the 50th Ohio in 1862; after the bat- 
tle of Perryville and after Zollicoffer was 
killed, he was detailed for Secretary to Gen- 
eral Cox and then to General Sheridan, and 
was General Sheridan's Secretary until the 
close of the war and sometime afterward; 
was appointed to position of Burlington rail- 
road office in Chicago, 111., until stricken with 
rheumatism and is now at the Milwaukee 
Soldiers' Home. He wrote a very fine, small 
hand and was an expert accountant. 

979 2 Paul Webster Eaton, son of (634 8) 
b Dec. 27, 1861. Mr. Eaton is in the Depart- 
ment of State where he drafts some of the 
diplomatic correspondence. He is also known 
as a writer, from heavy political to sporty, 
and is author of a historical novel "The Meas- 
ure" published by R. F. Fenno, New York. 
He m Elinor B. Adams and has 


1331 1 John Adams b 1892 

1332 2 William Adams b 1894 

981 2 Edgar Primrose Eaton, son of (638 

3) b April 13, 1856; m Nov. 1878, Florence 
Fraser, dau of John Fraser. He is a shoe- 
maker at Port Williams, Kings coimty. 

Issue : 

1333 1 Mary Elizabeth b Mar. 26, 1881 


987 5 Freeman Allen Eaton, son of (639 4) 

b Jan. 29, 1858; m April 19, 1882, Lina Clark 
dau of Leonard and Margaret Clark. 

1334 1 Flora Blanch b 1883 

1335 2 Henry b Mar. 1850; d 1885 

988 6 Albert Edward Eaton, son of (639 

4) b July 21, 1866; m April 21, 1884, Enuly 
Lockwood, dau of Edward and Mira (White) 

1336 1 Amy Winifred b Jan. 7, 1885 

994 6 Charles Lewis Eaton, son of (640 5) ^ 

b May 3, 1858; m Feb. 1, 1883, Rose Hubley 
of Halifax. He graduated at Acadia College 
in 1880 and is now a: commission nlerchant in 
Issue I 

1337 1 Lewis Randolph b Dec. 1884 

998 1 James Everett Eaton, son of (641 

6) b Dec. 16, 1848; m Sept. 7, 1871, Sophia 
Rebecca Bently of Billtown; resides at Shef- 
field's Mills. Comwallis. 


Issue : 

1338 1 Laurie Everton b 1874 

1339 2 Mabel Leta b 1985 

1340 4 Arthur Harold b 1878 

1341 5 Violet Locke b 1881 

1342 6 Edith Sophia b 1882 

1343 7 

999 2 William Edwin Eaton, son of (641 

6) b Nov. 24, 1849; nx (1) Oct. 26, 1874, 
Mary J. Brecken, dau of Perez Brecken of 


Canard. She d Feb. 23, 1878, aged 32 years; 
m (2) June 24, 1880, Althea Amanda Eansman, 
dau of Theodorus Kinsman, b 1849; resides at 
Sheffield's MiUs. 
Issue by 2d wife: 

1344 1 Arthur Theodorus b June 13, 1882 

1001 4 Arthur Watson Eaton, son of (641 
6) b Dec. 1, 1852; m Jime 11, 1878, Fannie 
Maria Hanmer, dau of William and Caroline E. 
Hanmer of East Hartford, Conn., b 1855. 
He is a ipanufacturer of fine writing papers 
in Bumside, Conn., and Secretary of the 
East Hartford Manufactiuing Company. In 
1883 he was a member of the Connecticut 
legislature, representing the town of East 


1345 1 William Hanmer b June 3, 1879 

1346 2 Ethel Geneva b AprU 17, 1882 

1012 1 Stephen Woodworth Eaton, son 

of (647 1) b Sept. 28, 1841; m Dec. 28, 1871, 
Addie M. Sanford of Comwallis. He is a 
dentist and resides at Canning, Kings Co. 
Issue : 

1347 1 Angle Adella b 1873 

1348 2 Rufus Sanford b July 8, 1875 

1349 3 Leslie Emerson b Feb. 19, 1877 

1350 4 Eugene Brayton b Oct. 14, 1879 

1064 7 George Frederick Eaton, son of 

(601 1) b Feb. 19, 1853 in Kentville; m Dec. 
25, 1880, Alice Pitman, b in Ohio, Yarmouth 
Co., Sept. 12, 1866. He is an engineer in . 



1351 1 Murray b Feb. 22, 1882 

1352 2 Jennie b Nov. 2, 1884 

1258 3 Clarence Hall Eaton, son of (877 

1) b Mar. 23, 1846; m June 15, 1881, Jerusha 
T. Locke of Lockport, Nova Scotia, dau of 
Enos Locke. 

Issue : 

1353 1 Jonathan Locke b Dec. 25, 1882 

1354 2 Jennie b 1884 

1095 4 Charles Alfred Eaton, son of (464 

2) b June 27, 1845; m Jan. 17, 1868, Carrie 
Rose Cook of Steuben, Me. He is a sea 
captain and lives at Steuben. 

Issue • 

1366 1 Frank Herbert b April 27, 1872 

1350 2 George Alfred b April 30, 1880 

1098 2 

Caleb J. Eaton, 

son of 

(697 7) 


June 5, 1851; m Dorcas Stewart. 


1357 1 


1358 2 


1369 3 


1360 4 


1361 5 


1120 3 Hathew Wells Eaton, son of (716 

1) b Aug. 1, 1849; m May 28. 1879. Ella 
Minett. He is a stock buyer and resides in 
Allamakee Co., Iowa. Later removed to 
Waukon, Iowa. 
Issue I 

1362 1 NeUle b 1880 

1363 2 Dora b 1882 


1364 3 Arthur b Nov. 11, 1883 

1123 6 Rupert Asael Eaton, son of (716 1) 
b Dec. 28, 1856; m Dec. 23, 1880, Nancy 

Issue ' 

1366 4 Minnie b 1882 

1366 2 Jay J. b Aug. 23, 1883 

1164 3 David Henry Eaton, son of (733 5) 

b Jan. 29, 1845; m in 1868, Bessie Hennigar, 
dau of Rev. James Hennigar, a well-known 
Methodist clergyman in Nova Scotia. 

Issue I 

1368 1 Robie Dimock b July 27, 1869 

1368 2 Nellie Hennigar b Feb. 28, 1870 

1166 4 Gurdon Sturtley Eaton, son of 
(733 5) b Nov. 10, 1847; m Feb. 17, 1876, 
Florence McGinnis of Los Angeles, Cal. He 
is engaged in mining and ranching in Tucson, 

Issue ', 

1369 1 Edward Gurdon b Dec. 10, 1876 

1370 2 Louis Stlckley b May 2, 1878 

1160 10 Marshall Starr Eaton, son of 

(733 5) b June 20, 1859; m Dec. 13, 1882, 
Eliza Sawyer, dau of William Tobin Starr 
Sawyer of Comwallis and granddaughter of 
the late Sheriff Sawyer of Halifax. 
Issue • 

1371 1 William Purdy b Oct. 3, 1883 

1174 1 Alfred Starr Eaton, son of (766 2) 
b June 20, 1851; m Sept. 7, 1881, Bessie 
George, dau of William George of Sackville, 


New Brunswick. He is now a fanner but 
before his marriage Was a successful teacher. 

1372 1 Paulina Starr b June 23, 1882 

1373 2 William George b Jan. 9, 1884 

1126 1 Charles Henry Eaton, son of (721 
6) b May 18, 1845; m (1) 1866, Leah Porter 
who d. He m (2) Sept. 1869, Laleah Frances 
DeWolf of Canaan, Kings County, b 1849 

Issue by 1st wife: 

1374 1 Minnie Jane b 1867 
Issue by 2d wife: 

1376 2 Beatrice Anetta b 1874 

1376 3 Fay Ethel b 1876; d 1876 

1377 4 Gertrude Claude b 1877 

1378 5 Budd Austen b 1880; d 1882 

1379 6 Budd DeWold b June 7, 1883 at 
New Mines 

1134 2 George Edwin Eaton, son of (728 

5) b Mar. 7, 1849 in Wisconsin; m Feb. 15, 
1871, Alice Lull, b in New York state, May 
15, 1854; resides Spencer, Clay Co., Iowa. 
Issue : 

1380 1 Edith b 1872; d 1877 

1381 2 Ruba Oldest b 1875; d 1877 

1382 3 Frank W. b April 5, 1880 

1136 4 Wells Wentworth Eaton, son of 
(728 5) b April 8, 1853; m May 12, 1875, 
Ella E. Hall resides in Panora, Iowa. 

Issue : 

1383 1 Cloy WeUs b July 23, 1876 

1384 2 Mysta Mabel 

1386 3 Harvey Hall b May 12, 1883 


1146 4 Edgar Burton Eaton, son of (730 

2) b April 16, 1855; m May 4, 1875, Mary 
Reid dau of Ezra and Tabitha (Ells) 
Issue : 

1386 1 Laura 

1387 2 Ella b 1882; d 


Sergt. William Baton— Abigail Littlefield 

Served with the garrison at Port George in Capt. 
Nathan Watkin's Co., Col. Edmund Phinney's 
Reg't;b and d at Wells 
Ruftti Baton — Sarah Lombard 

Lydia Baton — Edward J. Newhall 

Maiy Newhall b in Mass. — Harry C. Piper 

54 11 Worcetter Baton son of (17 10) (p. 373,374) by 2nd 
wife, Mary Worcester, of Bradford, Mass.; b 1732; m 


2 1 Woster Wettover b 1767; m Abigail Hart (bom 1764) 

and removed to Oneida Co ., N Y . 

3 1 Juftii (Jttfltui) b 1800; m Mercy Keech, of Augusta, 

Oneida, Co ., N . Y . 

4 2 Worcetter m Mary Batty 


Sarah Baton m Rev . Jonathan Jenkina 

3 1 Jttitua Baton son of (2 1) b 1800 ; m Mary Keech, 
b 1798 

6 1 Bad W. Baton b 1828; m Mary Burleson b 1833 


6 1 Bad W. Baton, Jr. b ; m 


7 1 W. Lee Baton, of Oneida, N . Y . 



Nelson Eaton son of ( ) ; b in Manlius, 

N. Y. ; m ICate He was a veteran 

of the Civil War. Issue 11 children, but two 
lived to grow up, a son who died in ; and 
a dau who m. He is thought to have lived 
in Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

Issue. . 



Spencer Eaton, fife-major of the 12th regi- 
ment, New York Volunteer Infantry. Among 
the field and staff officers. 

Albert Eaton son of ( ) ; b 1823; m ; 
died at Fayetteville, N. Y.; buried in Oak- 
wood, Syracuse, N. Y. 


1 m Charles Lynch 

2 m George C. Beach 

3 Martha m Henderson 

CuUen C. Eaton b May 26, 1820; d Nov. 20, 
1905, at Syracuse, N. Y. 

Vicar of Great Budworth, Cheshire, 

QSL^U &atim^ 

Richard Eaton and Elizabeth Shtppard Shropshire 
married at Ludlow imlawfuUie that is not by Register 
publication of bannes or by Licence ; but by ™'- '^ 
authoritie of St. Katherine's day being the 
flaire day at Ludlow. 



Elizabeth wife of Richard Eaton and oneley 
da. of Thomas Sheapheard, of Eastfields, bur. 
Nov. 11, 1636. 

ormcrod's Richard Eaton, Vicar of Great Budworth, 
Cheshire, buried Jan. 7, 1600. m EUzabeth 

shire iii 

Records of Richard Eaton, Vicar of Trinity Church 
Trinity Coventry, Warwickshire, from Jan. 12, 1590 
Church,Cov- till May 8, 1604 when he was instituted Vicar 
"!*^.^*^' of Great Budworth as successor to his father, 
wic ire rpj^j^ ^^ ^ large and straggling parish, and 

one of the townships included in it was Over 
Whitley, where part of the property mention- 
ed in his will was situated. He received the 
degree of B. A. at Lincoln College, Oxford, 
Feb. 2, 1585-6; that of B. D. July 5, 1599. 
He arrived at dignity in the Church by his 
appointment, July 10, 1607, to the position 
of Prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral; and he 
d within a few days after the date of his will. 
The records of Trinity church, Coventry, 
Warwickshire, gives the baptism of five of 
his ten children. 
Hist, of Issue : 

c^Zn^""^^ 2 1 Richard of Palgrave m Catherine 

^^ Dada of Taxley. 
The People's 3 2 Thcophilus b in Stratford, Aug. 1591; 
Cyclopedia m Ann Lloyd, widow of Thomas Yale, gent 
of Universal and dau of George Lloyd, Bishop of Chester 
Knowledge 4 3 EUzabeth bapt. 1598; unm 1616 
''''^•" 6 4 Hannah (Ann) bapt Oct. 20, 1598; 

m as 2d wife Francis Higginson, and accom- 
panied that godly minister to Salem in 1629, 

♦May have been Elizabeth Shippard 


and after his early death removed to New Family of 
Haven where she d in 1640 Cov. Eaton 

by Prof. 

Note— Mr. Edwin A. HUl, the Mayflower e'^'^^ter 
historian, differs with the above statement, a.m.. of 
saying that latter evidence from an earlier Yale Coi.. 
will proves that she did not marry Francis New Haven, 
Higginson. ^^' 

*'It is necessary/' says Prof. Dexter, **if we 
assume this identification, to conclude that 
she was the second wife and not mother of 
the Rev. John Higginson, whose birth was 
only a few days after the date of Richard's 

6 5 John bapt Sept. 28, 1600; m Anne shopshire 


Note — It has been called to my notice by ®^^^ 
Mr. Brewer M. Eaton of Saint Louis, Mo., 
that this is the same John Eaton who with 
his wife Anne settled in Colchester, now 
Salisbury, and who afterwards removed to 
Haverhill, Mass., giving his reason that John 
Eaton was a son of Richard and brother of 
Theophllus Eaton as the description of his 
personal appearance, size and style were 
exactly like his father Rev. WlUlam Went- 
worth Eaton, a direct descendant of John 
and Anne Eaton who came from England and 
settled in Salisbury about 1640. 

7 6 Rev. Samuel b 1598; d 1635 

8 7 Thomas m Elizabeth Owberry 

9 8 Frances m Low ; issue a dau 

Mary Low 


10 9 Nathaniel b 1609; d 1674; m (2) 
Elizabeth ; m (2) .... Graves 

11 10 Jonathan 

Chronicles ^^^ — ^^ *^^ y®^^ 1663, there was a suit 
of ThcrwaU, pending between Richard Eaton and Peter 
Co. Chester Dtmabin, the church wardens of Daresbury, 
The Topog- QXiA Peter Drinkwater and Robert Leigh on 
rapher and b^h^if of themselves and other inhabitants 
Nichols ^ ^^ Therwall, respecting a contribution claimed 

from the latter towards the repair of Runcorn 
and Daresbury churches; etc., etc. 

New. Eng Rlchatd Eaton, Clerk (vicar of Great Bud- 
Hist. and worth, Cheshire) Will 11th of July, 1616 
v^iii^*' proved 14 Jan. 1616-17 Pow Howse & Poo 
Abstiact of House, Overwhetly, County Chester, lately 
EngUsh bought of John Eaton of Sandyway, to wife 
Wills Elizabeth for life. Other tenements in occu- 

pation of Thomas Whitley and Brothwicks 
house, Overwhetly, to children, viz; Eliza- 
beth, Hannah, John, Samuell, and Jonathan. 
To son Theophilus Eaton, executor aforesaid, 
Pow House & Pooe House, reserving to wife 
during life etc.. To him also after mother's 
death houses bought of John Eaton of Sanda- 
way aforesaid — As to the rest of goods, one 
third to wife rest to children viz. John, 
Samuell, and Jonathan. To pay 3 daughters, 
viz. Elizabeth, Hannah and Frances at mar- 
riage their portions &c., 

{Mathew Hules 
Joseph Denman 
Thos. Fetherstone 


That Elizabeth Eaton, widow of Rev. 
Richard Eaton, (vicar of Great Budworth, 
Cheshire) accompanied her son Theophllus 
Eaton to New England, is shown in the 
History of New Haven Colony, page 377 when 
it refers to "Gov. Eaton, with his aged mother 
leaning on his arm, walks up on the opposite 
side of the street, and crosses over from Mr. 
Perry's comer, followed by his honored guests 
and the rest of his numerous household.'' 
Again on page 250 in speaking of the seating 
of 1656 in the meeting-house "The Governor 
may have been spared, because his wife being 
now excommunicated, no seat could be as- 
signed to her by name. It will be seen, how- 
ever, that there was plenty of room for her 
in the seat with 'old Mrs. Eaton,' again re- 
fering to the mother of Governor Eaton " 

Second Generation 

3 2 Gov. Theophilus Eaton, son of Richard 
Magnolia Eaton, a clergyman in Coventry, was b Aug. 
^^- ^ 1591. His first wife d in London, England, 

Family of ^^^^^ bearing him two children. He m for 
Gov. The- ^^is sccQnd wife Ann Lloyd, widow of Thomas 
ophiius Ea- Yale, gent; and a daughter of George Lloyd, 
ton. By Bishop of Chester. 
Prof Frank Theoohllus Eaton was a wealthy merchant 

lin B. Dex- r ▼ 5 r u. • j £ 

ter. A.M.. of ^^ London, a man of great mmd, a man of 
Yale Col. gravity and a great reader. He came to 
New Haven. America in "goodly company," coming with 
^^' John Davenport, a distinguished divine of 

London; his father (Richard Eaton) having 
been the teacher of John Davenport in his 

These men desired to found a community 
of their own, and though efforts were made 
to keep them in Massachusetts — even the 
generous offer of the whole town of Newberry, 
they could not be persuaded to remain 
and set out for the tempting regions of the 
Connecticut shore. (They settled in Quin- 
nipiac, calling the place New Haven.) Here 
Mr. Eaton built a house of large proportions, 
having twenty-seven rooms, and furnished 
it in a truly luxurious fashion, for the records 
bear witness that he had "tapestries, Turkey 
carpets and tapestry carpets, and that he 
accomodated an immense household, many 
besides his immediate family being sheltered 
in that spacious mansion." 



Theophllus Eaton, statesman, was English Hist, of 
agent at the Danish Court, and afterwards a ^®^ Haven 
reputable merchant of London. He came °°^^ 
to Massachusetts in 1637, and was chosen a 
magistrate; went to New Haven in 1638, and 
was the first Governor of New Haven Colony, 
1638-57. He d suddenly in New Haven, 
Jan. 7, 1658, aged 66 years. 

Issue : 

12 1 d in infancy of fever 

13 2 Samuel b 1629 ; grad Harvard College 
1649. ''In April, 1654 the people of New 
Haven hearing that he, Mr. Eaton (Samuel) 
son of our governor, is now sent for into the 
Bay, which if attended to they feared may 
be deprived not only for the present, but 
for the future of the helpfulness, wjiich they 
have hoped for from him and considering 
the small number of just able help here for 
the work of the Magistracy for the present 
who also by age are wearing away,'* inducing 
him to remain with them by offering to elect 
him Magistrate. He was accordingly elected 
and had now been in Office about six months. 
Samuel Eaton d in 1665. 

14 3 Hannah b ; m William Jones, 
July 4, 1659; m in London 

15 4 Theophllus Jr. , b ; m Annie ; 

lived in Dublin, Ireland 

16 5 Mary* m Valentine Hill of Boston 

Note — There were also other children of 
Theophllus Eaton 


Note — Step-sons of Theophllus Eaton were 
David Yale, Thomas Yale, David Yale being 
the great-grandfather of Elihu Yale. 

Edward Hopkins m the step-daugh- 
ter of Theophilus Eaton and came with him 
from Boston but settled in Hartford, where 
he became governor of the Colony. 

New Haven Among the list of the earliest settlers: at 
Hist. Soc. ^YiQ head is the name of Mr. Theophllus Eaton 
voMH ^^*^ ^ family of six persons, and an estate of 

Branford £ 3000 (thricc as large as any other planter, 
Annals 227 and almost 10 pr ct of the whole amount) 
and next after him his brother, and mother, 
comes the name of his Stepson Daniel Yale 
unm. with an estate of ;^30. While Gover- 
nor Eaton was a London merchant 15 years 
before he m as second wife Anne, widow of 
David Yale, of the ancient family of Yale 
of Denbighshire, in North Wales. 

Gen. Diet of Thcophllus Eaton^ brother of Samuel and 
b'^'^s^v^* Nathaniel b at Stony Stratford Co., Bucks. 
v<fi ii ^^^^^ ^^* Oxford as Mather has it. His father was 
minister there, and after at Coventry, Eng- 
lish authorities make him son of Richard 
(Vicar) . He was dep. gov. of East Land or the 
Baltic Company in London, and by King 
James w^as employed as his agent at the 
Court of Denmark. He had a wife and 
children who d at London and m (2) Ann 
widow of David Yale dau of Thomas Morton 
Bishop of Chester which had kindness for 
the Puritans.* The family seat was in that 


Shire and the Governor in his Will devises 
the est, at Great Budworth in the same 
County. He came in 1637 to Boston — set- 
tled in New Haven 1639 and so by Annual 
choice until his death Jan. 7, 1658. His 
Will, 12 Aug. 1656 names 3 children: 

Theophllus Eaton 

Mary wife of Valentine Hill of Boston, late 
of Piscataqua 


Also mentions his wife's heirs Thomas Yale 
and Son-in-law Edward Hopkins, late Gover- 
nor of Connecticut then in London whose 
death preceeded Eaton by 10 mos. 

The inventory including the estate in Eng- 
land, of £1440.15.7 was made Feb. 1658, 
and the Will 31 May following, yet the 
record at New Haven carelessly makes the 
burial 11 Jan. 1656 near a year before his 

The widow, who had been sadly worried 
by the church in 1644 (then probably insane) 
when Mary Launce, an inmate of the house- 
hold and probably a ward of hers was called 
to testify as to her extraordinary behavior, 
of which Dr. Bacon in his charming lectures 
upon early history, has furnished adequate 
detail to illustrate the melancholy history 
of church discipline in that era, went home to 
England and d in 1659. 

The son and unmarried daughter went with 
the mother. Theophllus Eaton (son) lived 
after in Dublin but Hannah married July 4, 
1659, at London William Jones and next 
year came to New Haven. 


Notes and Savage says that the widow Yale was a 

Sw"eo daughter of Bishop Morton of Chester. 

hIsT and ^^^ Bishop Moiton never married and d 

Gen. Reg, ^^ the age of 93 childless. Yale m the dau 

vol. 1 of Bishop Lloyd of Chester. 


Erected in New Haven >i th« FltU UkDiiOD ia tbe Colony 

A house of large proportions, having twenty- 
seven rooms, and furnished in truly luxurious 
fashion, for the records bear witness that he 
had, "tapestries, Turkey carpets and tapestry 
carpets " 

The principal apartment of the dwelling- 
house, denominated as in the mother-country, 
the hall, was the first to be entered. It was 
sufficiently spacious to accomodate the whole 
family when assembled at meals and prayers. 
It contained, according to the inventory 
taken after the governor's decease, "a draw- 
ing-table," "a round table," "green cush- 
ions," "a great chair with needlework," 
"high chairs," "high stools," "low chairs," 
"low stools," "Turkey carpets," "high wine 


stools/' and **great brass andirons/' **The 
parlor" probably adjoined the hall and hav- 
ing windows opening upon the street, served 
as a withdra wing-room, to which the elder 
members of the family and their guests re- 
tired from the crowd and bustle of the hall. 

But according to the fashion of the day, 
the parlor contained the furniture of a bed- 
room, and was occasionally used a^ a sleep- 
ing apartment of a guest. Mather in speak- 
ing of Eaton's manner of life, says that **it 
was his custom when he first rose in the 
morning to repair unto his study;*' and 
again that **being a great reader, all the time 
he could spare from company and business, 
he commonly spent in his beloved study." 
There is no mention in the inventory of **the 
study," but perhaps the apartment referred 
to by Mather was descrtbed by the appraiser 
as **the counting-house," the two names 
denoting that it was used both as a library 
and as an office. If these three rooms filled 
the front of the mansion, the reader may 
locate at his own discretion behind them the 
winter-kitchen, the summer-kitchen, the 
buttery, the pantry — offices necessarily im- 
plied, even if not mentioned as connected 
with an extensive homestead of the seven- 
teeth century — and than add the brew- 
house and the warehouse, both mentioned 
in the inventory. 

Of the sleeping apartments in the second 
story, the green chamber, so called from the 
color of its drapery, was chief in the expen- 
siveness and elegance of its furniture, and 


presumably in its size, situation, and wain- 
scoting. The walls of the blue chamber 
were htmg with tapestry but the green drapery 
was a better quality than the blue. The 
blue chamber had a Turkey carpet, but the 
appraisers set a higher value on the carpet 
in the green chamber. All the other sleep- 
ing rooms were furnished each with a feather- 
bed of greater or less value, but the green 
chamber had a bed of down. In this chamber, 
probably was displayed the silver basin and 
ewer, double gilt, and curiously wrought 
with gold, which the Fellowship of Eastland 
Merchants had presented Mrs. Eaton in ac- 
knowledgement of her husband's services 
as their agent in the countries about the 
Baltic. The appraisers valued it at forty 
potmds sterling, but did not put it in the 
inventory because Mrs. Eaton claimed it 
as **her proper estate," 

There was in the house, in addition to the 
bowl and ewer, plate to the value of one 
himdred and seven potmds sterling and 
eleven shillings. 

Hist, of In the seventeenth century, as compared 

New Haven with the present day household furniture was 

Colony By j^^j^ q^^^ scanty, even in England 

^^^^ few of the most distinguished men in New 
Haven had tapestry hangings in their principal 
apartments; and Gov. Eaton had, in addition 
to such luxuries, two Turkey carpets, a tapes- 
try carpet besides rugs The houses of 

men to whom title of Mr. was prefixed, were 
bare of carpets, as generally in the houses 


of a planter whom his neighbors called 
**Goodman". Excepting the beds, which 
stood in so many apartments, the most 
conspicuous and costly piece of furniture 
in the house was perhaps, a tall case of 
drawers in the parlor. It was called a case 
of drawers and not a bureau. If, as it was 
sometimes the case, there were drawers in 
the lower part, and a chest at the top, it was 
called a chest of drawers. This form, being 
the less expensive, received less of ornament, 
and was found in the cottages of the poor. 
Still another form had drawers below and 
doors above which, being opened, revealed 
small drawers for the preservation of im- 
portant papers or other articles of value. 
This form was sometimes called a cabinet. 
After the death of Gov. Eaton "there was 
fotmd in his cabinet a paper fairly written 
with his own hand, and subscribed also with 
his own hand, having his seal also thereunto 
affixed," which was accepted as his last will 
and testament, "though not testified by any 
witnesses, nor subscribed by any hands as 

It was the custom of Gov. Eaton, when he 
first rose in the morning to repair unto his 
study; a study well perf tuned with medita- 
tions and supplications of a holy soul. After 
this, calling his family together, he would 
read a portion of the Scripture among them 
and after some devout and useful reflections 
upon it he would make a prayer not long, 
but extraordinarily pertinent and reverent; 


and in the evening some of the same exercises 
were again attended. On the Saturday 
morning he would still take notice of the 
approaching Sabbath in his prayer, and ask 
the grace to be remembering of it and pre- 
paring for it; and when the evening arrived, 
he, besides this not only repeated a sermon, 
but also instructed his people with putting 
of questions referring to the points of religion, 
which would oblige them to study for an 
answer; and^if their answer were at any time 
insufficient, he would wisely and gently en- 
lighten their imderstanding ; **all which he 
concluded by singing a psalm.'* 

Hist, and jj^ ^^55 Qovemor Edtoii was desired to 
of^^New*^^ perfect a code of laws for the Colony of New 

Haven 82 Haven. 

•This yr (1637) Mr. Thcophilus Eaton and 
Mr. John Davenport accompanied with divers 
other christians of special eminence began 
the fourth of the United Colonies in New 
England called New Haven*, where they 
errected a church of Christ, which continue 
in gospel order until this day in an amicable 
and exemplary manner. 

New/Eng. This yr. (1657) that much honored and 
land Mem- worthy gentleman, Mr. Thcophilus Eaton, 
Nathaniel govcmor of Ncw Havcn, deceased, who was 
Morton Very eminent, both on a religious and civil 
account. His death proved a great blow. 

"^Note — Called by the Dutch Rocabert, 
and by the Indians Quinnapiuk. 


Mr. Eaton was one of the original patentees 
of Massachusetts, and soon after his arrival 
in Boston, in 1637, was chosen one of the 
Magistrates of the Colony. He was one of 
the founders of New Haven, and was annual- 
ly elected governor until his death. His 
family was numerous, sometimes containing 
not less than 30 persons, and was governed 
with singular good order and regularity. 
He d in the sixty seventh year of his age. 
A handsome monument was erected to his 
memory, at the public expense, which is 
still in good preservation; the following lines 
are inscribed upon it: 

The Phoenix of our world here hides his dust. 
His name forget. New England never must. 

Governor Hopkins of Connecticut d about 
the same time in England. To this gentleman 
New England is indebted for his liberal be- 
quest. His whole estate in this country 
which was very considerable, was given to 
charitable purposes . 

The restraint which the Puritans put upon jjjg^ ^^ ^^^ 
their feelings appears, perhaps, more won- Haven By 
derful when death entered the house, than Atwater, 
at any other time. We have a detailed re- ^-^^-^ 
port of the manner in which Gov. Eaton 
carried himself when his eldest son was called 
to die: 

"His eldest son he maintained at the Col- 
lege until he proceeded master of arts; and 
he was indeed the son of his vows, and the 


son of great hopes. But a severe catarrh 
diverted this young gentleman from the work 
of the ministry, whereto his father had once 
devoted him: and a malignant fever, then 
raging in those parts of the coimtry, carried 
him off with his wife within three days of one 
another. This was coimted the sorest of all 
the trials that ever befell his father in the das^s 
of the years of his pilgrimage, but he bore it 
with a patience and composure of spirit 
truly admirable. His dying son looked earn- 
estly at him, and said, *Sir, what shall we do V 
Whereto, with well-ordered countenance, he 
replied, 'Look up to God.' And when he 
passed by his daughter, drowned in tears on 
this occasion, to her he said, 'Remember the 
sixth commandment; hurt not yourself with 
immoderate grief; remember Job, who said, 
"The Lord hath given, and the Lord hath 
taken away; blessed be the name of the 
Lord." ' You may mark what a note the 
spirit of God put upon it, *In all this Job 
sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.' God 
accoimts it a charging him foolishly when 
we don't submit unto him patiently.' Ac- 
cordingly he now governed himself as one 
that had attained imto the rule of weeping 
as if he wept not, for it being the Lord's day, 
he repaired imto the church in the afternoon, 
as he had been there in the forenoon, though he 
was never like to see his dearest son alive any 
more in this world. And though before the 
first prayer began, a messenger came to 
prevent Mr. Davenport's praying for a sick 
person who was now dead, yet his affectionate 


father altered not his course, but wrote after 
the preacher as formerly; and when he came 
home, he held on his former methods of, 
divine worship in his family, not, for the ex- 
cuse of Aaron, omitting anything in the 
service of God. In like sort, when the people 
had been at the solemn interment of this his 
worthy son, he did with a very impassionate 
aspect and carriage then say, 'Friends, I 
thank you all for your love and help, and for 
this testimony of respect unto me and mine: 
The Lord hath given, and the Lord hath 
taken; blessed be the name of the Lord/ 
Nevertheless, retiring hereupon into the cham- 
ber where his daughter then lay sick, some 
tears were observed falling from him while 
he uttered these words, 'There is a difference 
between a sullen silence or a stupid senseless- 
ness imder the hand of God, and a child-like 
submission theretmto.' " 

Not all Puritans attained so near to the 
Puritan ideal as Theophilus Eaton, but all 
had something of his self-control. They 
governed themselves as seeing Him who is 
invisible. In speaking of Theophilus Eaton, 
a member of his family testifies that "he 
seldom used any recreations, but, being a 
* great reader, all the time he could spare from 
company and business, he commonly spent 
in his beloved study.*' Hubbard, who was 
his contemporary, describes him as "of such 
pleasantness and harmless wit as can hardly 
be paralleled." 


'There were Baptists in New Haven, but 
no action was taken against them by the 
civil authority. Perhaps their immunity is 
sufficiently accounted for when we learn that 
the wife of Gov. Eaton was one of them. * The 
first discovery of her peremptory engagement 
was by her departing from the assembly 
after the morning sermon w^hen the Lord's 
Supper was administered, and the same 
afternoon, after sermon, when baptism was 
administered, judging herself not capable 
of the former, because she conceited herself 
to be not baptised, nor dust she be present 
at the latter, imagining that paedobaptism is 
imlawful.'' Mr. Davenport, finding others of 
his flock were also astray, undertook to prove 
in a sermon on the next Lord's Day that 
'baptism is come in place of circumcision, 
and is to be administered unto infants;' 
which he himself says was done *with a 
blessing of God for the recovery of some from 
error, and for the establishment of others in 
truth. Only Mrs. Eaton (received) no bene- 
fit by all but continued as before.' (The 
action of the church in regard Mrs. Eaton 
may be seen in the Appendix to Bacon's 
Historical Discourses.) ** Divers rumors were 
spread up and down the town of her scan- 
dalous walking in her family. Upon in- 
quiry, it appeared the reports were true, and 
more evils were discovered The con- 
duct of Mrs. Eaton became so strange as to 
suggest the conjecture that she was either 
insane, or in that state of nervous excite- 
ment which borders on insanity, and thai 


medical treatment would have been more 
appropriate than church discipline." 

Note — The widow of Theophilus Eaton 

who had been driven to the verge of insanity 
by the severity of church discipline about 1644 
went home, accompanied by Theophilus and 
Hannah and d in London in 1659. Bacon p. 
87, 90, 296, 306 

Theophilus Eaton. Esq., Epitaphs 


Dec. 7 Jan. 1657 aet 67 

Eaton so famed, so wise, so meek, so just; 
The phoenix of our world, here hides his 

This name forget New England never must. 
To attend you Syr, under these framed 

Are come yor hond son and daughter Jones, 
On each hand to repose yr. weary bones. 

Note — A plain sandstone tablet in the 
cemetery at New Haven marks the place 
of his burial or later reinterment. 

The Will of Theophilus Eaton, Esq. of 12 ^'^^^^ 
Aug. 1656 prov'd May 31, 1685. The inven- Biography 
tory included an estate at Great Bud worth, vol. xvi 

The statement that the first wife of Theo- 
philus Eaton was the daughter of Bishop 
Morton has been proved as not correct. Mr. 


Edwin A. Hill, the Mayflower Historian, tells 
me that the error as to the marriage of Thco- 
phllus arose from an erroneous construction 
of the statement of Mather, viz. ,that he married 
a daughter of the Bishop of Chester. This 
is a correct statement as he married for second 
wife Ann (Lloyd) Yale daughter of Bishop 
George Lloyd of Chester. The Yale Gen- 
ealogy followed an earlier writer and made 
her Bishop Morton's daughter but the present 
Yale family of New Haven and descendants 
now accept the descent from Bishop Lloyd. 
The first wife was not a dau of a Bishop. 

6 4 Hannah (Ann) Eaton, dau of Rev. 
Richard Eaton, bapt. Oct. 20, 1598 may have 
been the widow of Rev. Francis Higginson. 

There seems to be a difference in opinion, 
but the family names and the taking into the 
home of Gov. Eaton the children of widow 
Higginson makes one think they were of kin. 

Hist, of **The lot on Grove Street, next east from 

New Haven ^j. Xrench's comer still remained, when the 
Atwater ^ Schedule was written, in the name of Mrs. 

Higginson, though tHe lady had died a few 
weeks before her neighbor Mr. Trench. She 
was the widow of the Rev. Francis Higginson, 
the first minister to Salem, and probably a 
kinsman of the Batons, as the names of 
Theophilus and Samuel had been given to 
two of her children, and one of the children 
was taken by the governor into his family. 
In the settlement of the estate no mention is 
made of any house on the homestead lot ; but 


in 1647 Theophilus Higginson sold to 'Chris- 
topher Todd his house and home-lot, in New 
Haven lying betwixt the lot now William 
Judsons and Mr. Trench's*. The inference 
is, that when Mrs. Higginson died, the family 
were still occupying a temporary habitation.'* 

7 6 Samuel Eaton, b 1596; d 1665; son pic. of Nat- 
of Richard Eaton, a clergyman was bom in ^^ ^^®«' 
the hamlet of Crowly. "^^^^ 

Educated at Magdajene College, Cambridge, 
where he graduated B. A., 1624, M. A., 1628. 
He took orders and was beneficed, but being 
unable to conform to the regulations of the 
church as interpreted by Laud he accom- 
panied his elder brother Theophilus to New 
England in 1637. 

A difference of opinion arose between him 
and Davenport at the Convention of June 4, 
1639 (O'S) Eaton took exception to the fifth 
article of the Constitution which limited the 
right of voting and of holding public office to 
church members only on the groimd that 
"the free planters ought not to surrender 
their power out of their hands.*' After his 
brother and Davenport had replied, he found 
so little support that he withdrew his dis- 
sent and the following year set forth for 
England with the design of bringing back a 
company to settle Toboket, afterwards Bran- 
ford, of which a grant had been mad^ him. 
On his way he preached for some time in 
Boston but declined an invitation to settle 
there. He arrived in England at a time when 
his own party was everywhere triumphant. 


and found more encouragement to remain 
than to return to the ** Wilderness/' Aston 
bears unwilling testimony to Eaton's powers 
as a preacher in asserting that by his doc- 
trines many of the Common people are 
brought into that odium of the Book of 
Common Prayer that divers of them Will not 
come into the church during the time of 

divine Service Upon being silenced in 

1662 he attended the ministry of John Angie 
at Denton, near Manchester, where it is said 
many of his old hearers who had disliked 
him much while their minister were wrought 
into a better temper. He d at Denton, Jan. 
9, 1664-5, aged 68 yrs and was buried in the 
Chapel there on the 13th. 

Samuel Eaton was a nonconforming clergy- 
man, a prisoner at Newgate goal, committed 
by William, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury 
for a schismatical and dangerous fellow. He 
was probably released on bail, for the Court 
after calling him several times finally decided, 
Feb. 19, 1635, that for their contempt in not 
appearing to answer charges touching their 
holding conventicles, their bonds should be 
certified and they attached and committed. 
Eaton, having lain in concealment till the 
return of Davenport from Holland became 
his associate in the voyage to America. His 
arrival is noted among the New England 
ministers in 1637, he coming the same time 
as his brother Theophllus. 

Gen. Diet. 

t^^^ge Samuel Eaton, New Haven, brother of 
vol. ii Nathaniel, son of Richard, bred at Magdalen 


College, Cambridge, where he had his degree 
1624-8; came to New England in 1637. Went 
home in three years and had a living at Duck- 
enfield, Coimty Chester, near Manchester, 
and d in Denton, Jan. 9, 1665; no isgue. 

About twelve months before Davenport Hist of New 
fled from London, Samuel Eaton and John ^^^^^ ^^^- 
Lathrop, two nonconforming clergymen, ^^^water 
were imprisoned by the High Commission 
for holding Conventicles with the connivance 
of the jailor. Eaton continued to hold con- 
venticles after his incarceration, as appears 
from a document preserved among the English 
State Papers, and here subjoined: 

*To the most Reverend Father in God, 
William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, his 
grace. Primate and Metropolitan of all Eng- 

"Humbly Sheweth: The most humble peri- 
tion of Frances Tucker, Bachelor of Divinity, 
and prisoner of Newgate for debt. That 
whereas there is one Samuel Eaton, prisoner 
in Newgate, committed by your grace for a 
schismatical and dangerous fellow; that the 
said Eaton hath held divers conventicles 
within said goal, some whereof hath been to 
the number of seventy persons or most and 
that he was permitted by the said keeper 
openly and publicly to preach tmto them; 
and that the said Eaton hath oftentimes 
affirmed in his said sermons that baptism was 
the doctrine of devils, and its original was 
institution from the devil; and of times he 
would rail against your grace, affirming that 


all bishops were heretics, blasphemers, and 
antichrist ian. That the said keeper, having 
notice hereof by the petitioner, who desired 
him to be a means that these great resorts 
and Conventicles might be prevented, and 
that he would reprove the said Eaton, for 
the same and remove him to another place 
in the prison, That therupon the said keeper, 
in a disdainful manner, replied that they 
should not meddle with what he had to do, 
and if he did dislike the said Eaton and his 
conventicles, he would remove the peti- 
tioner unto some worse place of the prison. 
That at this time there was a Conventicle of 
sixty persons or more ; the said keeper coming 
into the room where the Conventicle was, and 
the said Eaton preaching unto them and main- 
taining dangerous opinions, having viewed the 
said Assemblv. He said there was a fair and 
goodly company; and staying there some 
season departed without any distaste thereat, 
so the great encouragement of the said Eaton 
and the said persons to frequent the said 
places, that the said keeper had a strict charge 
from the said Commissioner to have a special 
care of the said Eaton; and that since, the 
keeper hath several times permitted him to 
go abroad to preach to conventicles appointed 
by him, the said Eaton. That daily there 
doth resort to the said Eaton, much people 
to hear him preach. That the said petitioner 
reproving the said keeper for the said con- 
tempt, he therefore abused him with uncivil 
language and further caused the said Eaton 



to abuse the petitioner, not only with most 
abusive words, but also blows." 

Note — If ever lists of passengers in the 
Hector and her Consort should be discovered 
they will no doubt contain the names of 
Davenport and Samuel Eaton. 

**At a General Court held 1st of 7th mo. New Haven 
1640. The plantation of Totokette's granted ^^«*- ^^• 
to Mr. Samuel Eaton for such friends as he ^^^ 
shall bring over from Old England, and upon Bradford 
such terms as shall be agreed between him- Annals 
self and the Committy Chosen to that pur- 
pose (namely) Mr. Eaton an four deputys.*' 
p. 251 

Mr. Samuel Eaton went to England to 
procure settlers for the land granted him, 
but never returned. 

8 7 Thomas Eaton, son of Richard Eaton, 

a clergyman of Coventry, and brother of 
TheophUus Eaton, was b ; m Elizabeth 

Owberry, Oct. 15, 1627 

1 John bapt. May 26, 1639 ; bur Aug. 2, 1643 

2 Johan bapt. Dec. 19, 1640 

3 Elizabeth bur Jan. 30. 1649 

10 9 ''Unhappy* Nathaniel Eaton, son 
of Richard Eaton, a clergyman in Coventry, 
and a brother of TheophUus Eaton was b in 
1609. Educated under Dr. William Ames at 
Franeker in the Netherlands, came to Cam- 
bridge in 1637. He became first Master of the 


school which grew into Harvard College. 
A grant of land was made to him by the town 
of Cambridge 2 (2) 1638, with this memoran- 

"The two acres & two-thirds above men- 
tioned to the Professor is to the Common 
use forever for a publicke scool, or Colledge, 
And the use of our Nathaniel Eaton so long 
as he shall be employed in that worke." 

Nathaniel Eaton was tried by the Court 4 
(7) 1639, on the charge of cruelty to his usher, 
Mr Nathaniel Briscoe and to many of his 
pupils. He fled to New Hampshire, was 
sent back, but afterwards escaped to Vir- 
ginia, leaving great debts, and ill repute. 
^/n ^e* ^^ ^^ ^^^ initiated among the Jesuits, 

By ^&iva» ^^ *^^^ ^^ upon himself to be a minister there, 
vol. ii His first wife and children were drowned on 

a voyage thither, and he afterwards is said 
to have married a Miss Elizabeth Graves, dau 
of Mr. Thomas Graves of Va., formerly of 
Dorchester, and deserted her. 

He officiated at Northampton, Va, in 
1642-3 and d in 1646. Educated at West- 
minister, Mr. Eaton was chosen Professor of 
Harvard College in 1637 and had the manage- 
ment of the nations for erecting of such edi- 
fices as were meet and necessary for the Col- 
lege, and for his own lodgings. He was made 
a Freeman Jime 9, 1638. Cotton Mather 
said of him, "He was a rare scholar himself 
and made many such.'' Winthrope says he 
"had many scholars the sons of gentlemen 
and others of the best note in the country.'* 


**The Court granted Mr Eaton 500 acres if he 
continue his employment with us for his 
life, and be to him and his heirs. " It appears, 
(lb. p. 282) his house was near the College 
in 1639. These records not only show his 
public character from Nov. 6, 1639 &c., he was 
the first head or principal of Harvard College, 
and it was under the administration of Mr. 
Nathaniel Eaton that John Harvard bequeath- 
ed his library and half his property in 1638. 
There is no original record showing when, by 
whom, or by what official title Mr. Eaton 
was appointed. 

Winthrope (Vol. i, p. 303) calls him a 
* 'Schoolmaster'', etc. It is with humiliation 
we are obliged to add that a man of such in- 
tellect should be termed a drunkard and 
something worse, cruel and avaricious, an 
embezzler of College money. His career as 
first head of Harvard from 1637 to September, 
1639, was not therefore a credit to the name. 
He is said to have remained in Virginia until 
1645*, and on returning to England is said 
by Mather (Magnalia, iv, 127) to have be- 
come, after the Restoration, a parish minister 
in Bedeford, Devon, and finally to have d a 
prisoner for debt in King's Bench prison. 
Such was the fate of Nathaniel Eaton, educat- 
ed under Dr. William Ames at Franeker in 
the Netherlands, and initiated among the 

* Records of Massacuhsets Bay ed. Shut- 
^eflF, ii. 114; and MS. Archives in Secretary 
of State's Office, Boston, Vol. 15 B, p. 246 


Gen. Diet. Children of Nathaniel Eaton : 

JEng. By j^^^ ^y jg^ ^-f^. 

^rr ' ' 1"^ 1 Eleazer b July 22, 1636 

^ 18 2 Nathaniel b June 6, 1638; m (1) 

Mary Trott; m (2) Sarah Day 

-^ 19 3 Benonl b 1639; m Rebecca 

Issue by 2d wife: 

20 4 Elizabeth b Aug. 13, 1643 

New Eng. Winthrop in his Journal mentions that 
Hist, and Eaton after he went to Virginia, was a drunken 
Gen. Regis- preacher, and that he sent for his wife and 
ter vol. xi children, who embarked in a vessel that was 
lost. Subsequently he married the only sur- 
viving child of Thomas Graves of Virginia, 
formerly of Dorchester, Mass. Ann Eaton 
was possibly his widow although he de- 
serted his wife about 1646; and Mather in 
the Magnalia, writes that he went from Vir- 
ginia to England, where he lived privately 
tmtil the restoration of King Charles II. 
Conforming to the ceremonies of the church 
of England, he was fixed at Biddefield, where 
he became a bitter persecutor of the Dis- 
senters and d in prison for debt. 

13 2 Samuel Eaton, son of (3 2); b 1629- 
30 in London. Samuel Eaton, son of Theo- 
phllus Eaton by his first wife, graduated from 
Harvard College in 1649. In Apiil, 1654, the 
people of New Haven, * 'hearing that Mr. 
Samuel Eaton, son of our Governor, is now 
sent for into the Bay, which, if attended to, 
they feared they may be deprived, not only 
for the present, but for the future, of the 


helpftilness which they hoped from him, and 
considering the small number of first able 
helps here for the work of the magistracy 
for the present, who by age are wearing away," 
induced him to remain with them by offer- 
ing to elect him magistrate. 

Samuel Eaton mNov. 17, 1654, Mrs. Mabel 
Haines and both d of the epidemical sickness 
and faintness in 1655. 

14 3 Hannah Eaton, dau of (3 2) m as 
second wife to William Jones* July 4, 1659. 

Note — William Jones, having m as his 
2d wife, Hannah, yotmgest dau of Theophilus 
Eaton, July 4, 1659, came the following year 
from London to New Haven, where May 23, 
1662, he took the oath of fidelity with the 
following qualifications: 'That whereas the 
king hath proclaimed in this colony to be 
our sovereign, and we his loyal subjects, 
do take the said oath with subordination to 
his majesty, hoping his majesty will conform 
the said government for the advancement 
of Christ's gospel, kingdom, and ends in this 
colony, upon the fotmdations already laid; 
but in case of the alteration of the govern- 

♦William Jones b 1624 at London, where New Eng. 
he was an attorney, arrived in Boston July Hist, and 
27, 1660, and brought with him his sons ^^^- ^^ 
William and Nathaniel by 1st wife. He m ^' ^''^' ^"^ 
(2) at London, Hannah (b in London, 1633) 
dau of Gov. Theophilus Eaton of New Haven, 
Julv 7, 1659. 


ment in the fundamentals thereof, then to 
be free from the said oath.'' The same day 
he was admitted a freeman; and five days 
afterward, at a court of election for the 
jurisdiction, he was chosen a magistrate. 

By a deed of indenture, dated Mar. 20, 
1658-9, Theophilus Eaton of Dublin, in Ire- 
land, Esq; son and heir to Theophilus Eaton, 
governor, late of New Haven, in New Eng- 
land, of one part and Hannah Eaton, of 
London spinster, dau of Theophilus Eaton, 
and Thomas Yale of New Haven, Grentleman 
of the other part conveyed the estate of 
Governor Eaton. 

An agreement made by some of his heirs 
is on the New Haven County Records. &c., &c. 

New Eng. Lieut. Gov. Jones d Oct. 17, 1706 

Hist, and Mrs. Hamuth (Eaton) Jones d May 4, 1707 

Gen. Regis- /jsgue) 

ter vol. xl ^ ' 

In the town records of New Haven is re- 
corded the ante-nuptial contract between 
Hannah Eaton and her then intended hus- 
band William Jones, dated July 4, 1659, in 
which she is described as of the parish of St. 
Andrew, Holbome, London, spinister. 


Hist, of New 15 4 Theophilus Eaton, Jr., son of (3 2) 

?fZ^__^^ b ; m Annie and lived in Dublin, 

Ireland, where he d in 1653; bur. the 18th 
daie of July 1653. His wife d and was bur. 
Feb. 23, 1693. 



21 1 Theophilus* bapt. Mar. 11, 1631 

18 2 Nathaniel Eaton, son of (10 9) b; 

m (1) Mercy Trott, Aug. 26, 1743; m (2) Sarah 
Day, dau of James Day. Nathaniel Eaton 
was a leather dresser of Boston. He d in 1750 

Issue '• 

22 1 Nathaniel Jr. b July 24, 1744; m 
(1) Martha Gridley ; m (2) wid. Lucy Bennett t 

19 3 Benoni Eaton, son of (10 9) b 1639; 
was brought up by Thomas Cheesholm. He 

m Rebecca who m (2) Sept. 28, 1691, 

John Hastings. 

Benoni Eaton was of Cambridge; was a 
member of the trainband. He d Dec. 20, 
1690, aged 51 yrs. 


23 1 Nathaniel b 1667; d 1691 

24 2 Rebecca b 1670; m John Bunker, Parish Reg- 
April 28, 1690 (issue) ister St. 

. Stephen's 

* Note— This Theophilus Eaton may have ^^ ^®«- 
been the Theophilus Eaton who d Jtme 7, ^^^l "" 
1658 in Columbia, S, C, but given as the Registers of 
death notice of Gov. Theophilus Eaton in st. Michan, 
Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Dublin 1636- 
Biography p. 328. Gov. Theophilus Eaton less 
d in Connecticut, Jan. 7, 1657 See May- 

liNote — Lucy Bennett, dau of widow, Lucy g^^ants" 
Bennett who m 2ndly Nathaniel Eaton Jr., prands 
m Jairus Eaton Eaton 


25 3 Anne b Sept. 7, 1672; d Oct. 5, 1673 

26 4 Theophllus b Sept. 20. 1674; d Feb. 
22, 1690-1 

27 5 Ursula m Jacob Parker 

28 6 Samuel m Ruth Fairfield 

22 1 Capt. Nathaniel Eaton, Jr., son of 
(18 2) b July 24, 1744, was the only living 
child at the death of his father. He was a 
baker by trade and resided in Roxbury and 
later in Lancaster. He was Captain of the 
minute-men in Lancaster, where he d aged 
97 yrs. 

He m (1) Martha Gridley of Roxbury, dau 
of Deacon William Gridley. He m (2) Dec. 
30, 1778, widow Lucy Bennett. 

Issue: (Five children by 1st wife and nine 
by second) 

29 1 William b 1767 

30 2 Nathaniel b 1768; d 1769 

31 3 Theophllus 

32 4 Martha 

33 5 

Issue by 2d wife: 

34 6 Lucy b 1779; d 1779 

35 7 Abijah 

36 8 

37 9 John b Oct. 21, 1784; m Eunice 


38 10 Samuel 

39 11 Nathaniel b 1800; m 

40 12 Lucy b 1801 

41 13 Friend b 1802; m Mary Law 

42 14 James 


28 6 Samuel Eaton, son of (19 3) b ; 

m Ruth Fairfield, grand-daughter of Daniel 
Fairfield, July 23, 1702 

IsSU,6 * 

43 1 Mary b May 1, 1704 

44 2 Rebecca b Dec. 14, 1705; m Nathan- 
iel Goodwin, 1723 

45 3 Benoni b Aug. 7, 1712 

46 4 Anna b Aug. 6, 1715 

47 5 Samuel b May 20, 1718; m Deborah 

48 6 Ursula b 1721 

37 9 John Eaton, son of (22 1) b in Lan- 
caster, Oct. 21, 1784, m June 12, 1808, 
Enuice Jones, dau of Enos Jones. John Eaton 
was a cabinet-maker. He resided in Ash- 
bumham from 1805 to 1809 or 1810, when 
he removed to Royalston, and about 1830 
he removed to Fitzwilliam, N. H., where he 
d Sept. 22, 1835; wife d in 1852. 


49 1 Dr. Albin Jones b June 19, 1809; m 
Delight Stone 

50 2 Harriet M. b Oct. 6, 1811; m Otis 

51 3 John H. n June 6, 1814; rem to 
Richland, Ohio 

52 4 Nathaniel L. b May 23, 1816; re- 
sided unm in Ashbumham, where he was 
engaged in business and town affairs. 

63 5 Eunice Ann b Jvme 21, 1819; m 
Chauncy Davis 

54 6 Charles L. b Mar. 21, 1822; unm in 
the West 

55 7 Lucy b Aug. 12, 1824; d Feb. 13, 1829 


56 8 Francis W. b Feb. 26,' 1827; d Dec. 
12, 1837 

Note — John Eaton was the first to engage 
in the manufacturing of chairs. A native 
of Lancaster who came to town in 1805 from 
Ashby, where he learned his trade. Here he 
remained for four years, when he removed 
to Royalston. It is said that Enos Jones 
persuaded Mr. Eaton to locate in Ashbum- 
ham and that he agreed to purchase a stipu- 
lated number of chairs for the marriage outfit 
of his daughters. While supplying this de- 
mand for his wares Mr. Eaton married the 
youngest* daughter. 

41 13 


Friend Eaton 

son of (22 1) b in or 

about 1802; m in 1826 Mary Law 


57 1 


58 2 

Abijahb 1840; 

m Emma Andrews 

60 3 


60 4 


61 5 


62 6 


47 5 Samuel Eaton, son of (28 6) b 

May 20, 1818; m Deborah Markham of 
Middletown, June 25. 1746 


63 1 Samuel b June 7, 1747; m Mary 

64 2 Deborah b June 30, 1749 

65 3 OUver d Mar. 29. 1762 


49 1 Dr. Albin Jones Eaton son of (37 9) 
b June 19, 1809; m March 27, 1838. Delight, 
dau of David and Ruby (Hatch) Stone, of 
Fitzwilliam, N. H. He was a physician at 


66 1 Francis b 1840 ; d 1842 

67 2 Henrietta Altossa b 1843; d 1844 

68 3 Maria Stone b 1846. She is Prof, of 
Chemistry and Mineralogy in Wellesley Col- 
lege, Wellesley, Mass. 

58 2 Abljah Eaton son of (41 13) b 1840; 
m in 1868 Emma Andrews, who d in 1884; m 
(2) Harriet E. Smith in 1887. 

69 1 John B. b ; d 

70 2 Clarence J. b 1875 

71 3 Don Law b ; d 

63 1 Samuel Eaton, son of (47 5) b Jtme 
7, 1747; m at Enfield, Mary Tiffany 
Issue ', 

72 1 Mary b July 26, 1766 

73 2 Samuel b April 9, 1768; m 

74 3 SybU b Nov. 22, 1769 
76 4 Ruth b Oct. 17, 1771 

76 5 Lovisa b Aug. 24, 1774 

77 6 Roxanna b 

78 7 Ebenezer b June 4, 1776 

79 8 Elisha b 1778 

Note — In 1798 Samuel Eaton and children, 
Ruth, Elisha, and Roxanna joined the Com- 
munity of Shakers at Enfield, and in that 
Community they died. The father, Mar. 28, 


1817; Ruth, Sept. 3, 1829; Roxanna, May 3, 
1853 and Elisha Nov. 1, 1842. 

His son, Samuel Eaton, b 1678, refused to 
join though urged by his father with some 
severity so characteristic of his ancestor 
Nathaniel, and .went away from his native 
town never to return. He made his way to 
New York State and enlisted in the regular 
Army and was stationed in New York City 
for several years. After his time expired he 
worked on a farm in Dutchess Co. In 1807 
he went to western New York and took up 
land in the town of Boston, Erie Co., on what 
was called the ** Holland Purchase*'; later he 
sold and bought a farm in Concord, where he 
d June 4, 1841. He m 

Issue : 

80 1 Fideila b ; m Stephen Conger 
of North Collins 

81 2 Samuel b (settled in Roch^ter, 

82 3 DeWitt 

83 4 Horace 

The farmers of Virginia who unlike the 
M a>i Bostonians lived a remote distance from each 
vol ii other and consequently found it difficult to 

co-operate in public affairs did not rest with 
the school of Benjamin Symmes. 

The records of Elizabeth City Co. were 
partially destroyed during the war, but those 
that remain evidence the existence of another 
school in Elizabeth City before 1689, estab- 
lished by Thomas Eaton, a relative perhaps, 
of Nathaniel Eaton, first principal of Harvard 


School, who on account of his tyranical con- 
duct left the Colony of Massachusetts for 
Virginia, where he officiated as minister in 
Accomac for several years. 

The Eaton Free School 

Commimicated by Mrs. F. M. Armstrong of Hampton, Va., 
who copied it from he original deed. 

To all Christian People to whom these Wiiuamand 
presents shall come. I THOMAS EATON, of ^^^ ^^• 
the Black-River, in the County of Eliza- ^^^^ 
beth Citty (hereby) send Greeting in our 
Lord God everlasting, know ye that I, the 
said Thomas Eaton, being at present weake 
in body, but whole and perfect in Memory, 
praised bee God out of my owne free wille 
(and the love) that I beare towards the in- 
habitants of the County of Elizabeth Citty, 
I have for the maintenance of an able School- 
master (to) educate and teach the children 
bom within the said County of Elizabeth 
Citty — Given, Granted, Assigned, Set over 
and Confirm after the time of my decease 
for the use aforesaid Five hundred acres of 
land, whereon the said Free School shall be 
kept, being a part of a dividend of six him- 
dred and — acres granted unto me by pat- 
tent bearing date the fifth day of Jime, Anno 
1638, Beginning from the Beaver Damm 

Westerly towards the Head 

of the Black River and Southerly 

Woods, with all houses, edicives, orchards, 

and Rights to belonging to it, Two 

negroes called by the names of 


Twelve Cows and two bulls, Twenty Hoggs 
young and old, one bedstead, a table, a 
cheese press, twelve milk trays, An Iron Ket- 
tle Contayning about twelve gallons, pot 
rack and pot hooks, Milk pans, Water tubs, 
and powdering tubbs, to have and to hold 
the said land with all other the premises before 
mentioned for the use afores'd, with all ye 
male increase thereof for ye maintenance of 
the said School Master such as by the Com- 
missioners Mynester and Church wardens 
who I doe Nominate and appoint as trustees, 
in trust for the ordering and settling thereof 
from time to time shall be thought fit, and I, 
the said THOMAS EATON, do further order 
and appoint that no free education be allow- 
ed but to such children as shall be borne 
within the said County And that when there 
shall bee found to be sufficient maintenance 
for the sd. School-Master that ye overplus 
thereof shal be employed for the maintenance 
of poor, unpotent persons. Widdowes and 
Orphans, to be thought fit, Allwch the prem- 
ises before mentioned to be enjoyed for the 
use afores'd wothout anie manner of Claime 
or demand, disturbance, uncumbrance or 
hindrance of anie person or persons Clayming 
by from or under mee forever by these presents 
and further know ye, that I ye said THOMAS 
EATON have delivered at the time of the 
ensealing and delivery hereof part of the sd 
land in name of all the rest of the premises 
before mentioned. In witness Whereof I 


have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
Nineteenth day of September, Anno Dni, 1659 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the pr*ce 
of Leonard George Wm. Hill, Henry Poole. 

This Thomas Eaton may have been (7 7) 
son of Richard of Great Budsworth. 

14 3 Hannah Eaton dau of (3 2) ; 

2d wife 

of Lieut.-Gov. Williain Jones, 

m July 

7, 1659 



1 William Jones 


2 Caleb 


3 Nathaniel 


4 Hannah 


5 Theophilus Eaton 


6 Sarah 


7 Elizabeth 


8 Samuel 



9 John 


10 Diodate 


11 Isaac 


12 AblgaU 


13 Rebecca 


14 Susannah 

Dr. James Eaton Beach, descendant on his Hist, of 
mother's side of Gov. Theophilus Eaton, came Stratford, 
from New Haven to Stratford in 1778, and p ^^^ 
married Huldah, daughter of David Sherman, 
Jr., and Mary (Sterling) Sherman. 

January, 1675, Jeremiah Eaton, in his will, 
devised to the first Protestant minister who 



should reside in Baltimore County and his 
successors, **Stokely Manner/' containing 500 
acres. Up to this time there had been no 
resident Protestant, in other words Church of 
England, minister in the county. This manor 
was two miles south of Abington. The Rev. 
John Yeo, who moved from Calvert in 1682, 
is the first minister mentioned in Baltimore 
County. He died in 1686. 

Sons of the 
Am. Rev. 

of Thomas 
Eaton, p. 
599, Part VI 


Joanna Eaton — Rev. Elihu Spencer, D. D. 

Margaret Spencer — ^Jonathan Dickerson Sargant 

Sarah Sargeant — Rev. Samuel Miller 

Margaret BCiller — Rev. John Brickinridge 


1. John Brickintidge — Mary Hopkins (Cabell) 

Joseph C. Brickinridge — May Hopkins 

2. Samuel Brickinridge — Virginia Castleman 

David Castleman Brickinridge, b St. Louis, Mo., June 
7, 1860 





Thomas Eaton, son of Thomas Eaton and Historical 

Mercy (Mary) . . . .Mercy Eaton, m (2) ^fScis 

Carrieway (Coriway) and resided at Grood- Records of 
hurst (Goldhurst), Kent Co., England. Shrewsbury 

Thomas Eaton landed in Rhode Island n. j. 
where he m a widow, Jerusha Wing, who had 
one son Joseph. In 1670 Thomas Eaton locat- ^ J- ^^''^'' 
ed in Monmouth Co., N. J., where he built a series vol. 
grist mill on one of the headwaters of South Newspaper 
Shrewsbury. In 1685 he was settled a quar- Extracts 
ter of a mile south of Shrewsbury and called vol iv 
the place "Eatontown." He d Oct. 26, 1688, i756-i76i 
leaving his mill property to his widow in 
trust for their unborn child John Eaton, who 
was b March 26, 1689. 

Some say that Thomas Eaton came direct 
from Wales, others that he came from Eng- 
land, but as his mother had married the 
second time, it may be supposed that she 
removed from Wales to England; which I 
think more correct, as in his will he mentions 
his mother as being at Goldhurst Co., Kent, 
England. At any rate he first landed and 
settled in Rhode Island. 

♦The present village of Eatontown, four Hist. Coii. 
miles west of Long Branch. o^ N. j. By 

(595) J°^" ®^'^' 


Eatontown is a mile and a quarter south of 
Shrewsbury. It contains four stores, a grist 
mill, an academy and thirty-five dwellings. 
It derives its name from the Eaton family 
who were among the early settlers of the 

The following is traditionary — ^About the 
year 1670 the Indians sold out this section of 
the country to Lewis Morris for a barrel of 
cider, and emigrated to Cosswicks and Cran- 
berry. One of them called Indian Will, re- 
mained and dwelt in a wigwam between Tin- 
ton Falls and Swimming River. His tribe 
was in consequence exasperated, and at 
various times sent messengers to kill him in 
single combat; but being a brave, athletic 
man he always came off conqueror. 

On a certain occasion, while partaking of 
a breakfast of suppawn and milk at Mr. 
Eaton's with a silver spoon, he casually re- 
marked that he knew where there were plenty 
of such. They promised if he would bring 
them, they would give him a red coat and a 
cocked hat. In a short time he was arrayed 
in that dress; and it is said that the Eaton's 
suddenly became wealthy. About 80 years 
since in pulling down an old mansion in 
Shrewsbury, in which a maiden member of 
this family in her lifetime had resided, a 
quantity of cob dollars supposed by the 
superstitious to have been Kidd's money 
was found concealed in a cellar wall. 

This coin was generally of a square or 
oblong shape the comers of which wore out 
pockets. Our informant, a respectable revo- 


lutionary pensioner, in his young days, made 
shoe-buckles from the coin of this descrip- 

Note — Eatontown was originally a Quaker Hist, of 
village and the planting of a Baptist church ^^^.ptist m 

there as early as it was, was a mistake. Griffiths ^ 

1688 Nov. 11. EATTON Thomas of Shews- n. j, Coi- 

bury; Copy of Will of wife Jeguisha. Son- °^^^^ ^°^- 

in-law (stepson) Joseph Wines, an expected ^^^^^ ^^ ' 

child. Mother, Mercy Coriway, living in the wiiis 
town of Goodhurst, Co. Kent, England, 

friend, John Dennis (Dennes) son of Robert n. j. Ar- 

Dennes, of Portsmouth, R. I. Farm and chives, xxi. 

Mill in Shewsbury, land near Geogre Keith, Monmouth 

btwn. Jeddiah Allen and Francis Borden, land wiUs 
in the Town of Dartmouth, New England, on 
Norkent Neck, and Cedar Island, rights to 
undivided lands in Dartmouth, Personal pro- 
perty. The wife Executrix. Witnesses, 
Jedah Allen, Thomas Hillbom and Samuel 

Proved Dec. 13, Historical 

" Miscellany 

Births of Thos. Eaton and Jeru 

John b in Shrousbeury 26 d 1 mo s. SoUth 

ThoS J his W. d 10, 10, 1686 and Ocean 

Thos Eaton husband Jerusha d 26 d 9 mo 1688 counties 

Gen. Rec. 


Second Generation 

N. J. Archi. 2 1 John Eaton, son of (Thomas 1) b 
XX News™' ^^^- 2^' 1689; m Joanna, dau of Joseph Ward- 
paper Ex- ^®^' S^' so^ ^^ Eliakim Wardell, who lived 
tracts iv at the present Monmouth Beach. 
1766-1761 John Eaton was elected to the Assembly in 
1727 and was re-elected in 1730, 1733, 1740, 
1743, 1744 continually for twenty years. 

April 26, 1716, he sold out the mill pro- 
perty to Gabriel Stelle. John Eaton was a 
leading ntian in his time in business and in 
public matters. He was Justice of Peace for 
many years. He d October 25, 1750. In 
his will dated Dec. 2, 1745, proved May 11, 
1750, he gives to his son Thomas, £600 in 
money also his **Big Bible, big Dicksonary, 
Nelsons Justice and my Sword and Pistils." 
To his son Joseph, his small gun. Small Dick- 
sonary, Church History and Conductter gener- 
all (Conductor Generalis) and ten shillings 
in money. His widow made her will May 25, 
1769, proved, Jan. 15, 1776. 
Children : 

Thomas, who lived on the paternal acres 
^rlJ\.t^f^^' in 1749; was a merchant in New York. He 
was bapt. in the Old Tennent Church, Mon- 
mouth Co., in Lid Shewsbury, on profession 
of faith, Aug. 20, 1749. In 1754 he advertis- 
ed for sale a lot of 13 and one-fourth acres a 
quarter of a mile from the center of the town- 
ship of Shewsbury. A Thomas Eaton was 


ves xxii 





living in Elizabethtown where his first wife 
d and several of his children, 1774-1795 

Dr. Joseph, a physician, d April 5, 1761 

Valera m Dr. Joseph LeConte of Middleton 
Point. She and her husband joined the Old 
Tennant Church, May 4, 1744. He sub- 
scribed £10 March 16, 1749-50 towards the 
erection of the present meeting house; he d 
Jan. 29, 1768; bur in the Presbyterian Ceme- 
tery near Matawau. His widow d in 1788; 
bur at Orange where she ntiade her home with 
her daughter Margarette, 2d wife of the Rev. 
Jedediah Chapman. 

Sarah m Richard Tola, New York, June 23, 

Lydia m John Wanton Jr., Rhode Island, 
Aug. 10, 1750 

Joanna m Oct. 15, 1775, Rev. Elihu Spencer, 
Presbyterian minister. She d at Trenton, 
Nov. i, 1791; he d at Trenton, Dec. 27, 1784. 

Elizabeth m Thomas Richardson, Newport, 
April 4, 1755 

Margaret m John Berien (Berrien) Aug. 16, 

Note — ^Joanna Wardell, wife of John Eaton JJ^*- ^ 
of Monmouth, was a Quaker; her father ^nTo^an 
Joseph, son of Eliakim Wardell, who with counties 
his wife Lydia were among the original set- Gen. Rec. 
tiers of Monmouth named in 1667. He was 
a Deputy and Overseer in Shewsbury in 
1667, and chosen associate patentee, 1670. 
Under Grants and Concessions he had a war- 
rant for himself and wife for 240 acres and 
also other warrants for land. He was the 


first High Sheriff of Monmouth, after the 
County was established in 1683. He is 
frequently named in records at Freehold, 
Trenton and Perth Amboy, and lived on 
what is now Monmouth Beach. 

Eliakim Wardell and his wife Lvdia were 
Quakers from Newbury, Massachusetts. 
Carried away by a strange fanaticism she laid 
aside all her clothing and went into Newbury 
meeting-house, saying that the Lord had 
directed her to do so. The constable quickly 
had her in jail (p. 221 Old Times in the Col- 
onies.) Eliakim Wardell was a son of Thomas 
Wardell who came to this co\mtry and was 
made freeman in Boston in 1634. His father 
was disarmed in 1637 for being an Antino- 
mian, as the followers of Ann Hutchinson 
were called. A short history of his life is 
found on page 440, Hist, of Monmouth and 
Ocean Counties. Eliakim Wardell was at 
one time sentenced to be whipped with fifteen 
lashes at the carts tail, for alleged disrespect- 
ful remarks of Simon Bradstreet, which re- 
marks he made because Bradstreet had 
spoken disrespectfully of his (WardelFs) wife. 

His wife's name previous to her marriage 
was Lydia Perkins. Lydia Perkins Wardell 
had been a member of the Newbury church 
but when the Quakers promulgated their 
doctrines she joined them. She also was a 
victim of the lash of the Puritans. There 
is no doubt but Eliakim Wardell and wife 
and Edward Wharton of Salem and James 
Heard, all Quakers, were induced to come 
and aid in the settlement of Monmouth by 


the energetic Quaker merchant of Newport, 
William Reape. (p. 441, Hist, of Monmouth 
and Ocean Counties) 

Among the Members of the N. J. Provin- ow Times 

cial Assembly from Monmouth Co. John >nOWMon- 

17a4-r^«. mouth 

Record : 

9th Assembly John Eaton 1727 

10 1730 

11 1738 

12 1740 

13 1743 

14 1744 

15 1745 

16 1746 

17 1749 

Third Generation 

S" ^Mis. 3 1 Thomas Eaton, son of (2 1) b ; 

ceiiany By ^ Thomas Eaton lived on the 

stiUweU ii paternal acres in 1749. He was bapt. in 

the Old Tennant Church, Monmouth Co., in 

Historical Qld Shewsbury, on profession of faith, Aug. 

MisceUany ^ j^^g j^ j^g^ j^^ advertised for sale a 

lot of 13 acres and }4 acres a quarter of a 
mile from the center of the township of Shews- 
bury, after which he removed to New York 
and became a merchant. 

11 1 Thomas b 

12 2 Elizabeth m Philip Edwards at 
Friends Meeting, 6 mo. 4, 1736 ' 

1 intention of Philip Edwards and Elizabeth 
Eaton 5-7 1735 

2d intention 1736:4:6 

Vital Rcc- 4 2 Dr. Joseph Eaton, son of (2 l)bl717; 

ordsR. i.xv m Susannah Mayhew, widow of William 

Little Dr. Joseph Eaton d April 5, 1761, 
and was buried in Christ Church, Shewsbury, 
N. J. His tombstone reads: 

In Memory of 

Doct. Joseph Eaton 

Who d April 5, A. D. 1761 

In the 44 yr of his age. 




13 1 Thomas b 1735; m Susannah 

14 2 John (Dr.) b 

15 3 Joseph b ; m who m (2) 
April 11, 1778, Joseph Lawrence 

Note — Joseph Eaton went to Massachusetts 
studied medicine, and returned to Eatontown 
with a diploma and a wife, who was the dau 
of Zacoheus Mayhew and the widow of Wil- 
liam Little. 

He commenced the practice of medicine 
in 1735 and continued until his death, April 
5, 1761. He early developed anti-slavery 
proclivities, which are fully shown in the 
Case of Lyon in 1789, when testimony was 
taken in the case of a slave who claimed to be 
free because her mother had been emancipat- 
ed by Dr. Joseph Eaton, who in his lifetime, 
had repeatedly declared himself as opposed 
to slavery. (History of Monmouth, N. J.) 

8 6 Joanna Eaton, dau of (2 1) b ; 
m Oct. 15, 1775, Rev. Elihu Spencer D. D., 
(Presbyterian minister) at Shrewsbury and 
Middletown who was b in 1721, and d 
in 1748. He was of Trenton, N. J. In 
1775 he was employed by the Provincial 
Congress of H. C, to assist in allaying the 
conscientious scruples of the Scotch Colonists, 
who were slow to relinquish their allegiance 
to the crown. A reward was offered for his 
head by the British and his books and furni- 
ture was burned in 1777 by the New Jersey 




John Brain - 

Hist, of 
N. J. By E. 
T. Hatfield » 



21 6 Margaret Spencer m March 14, 1775, 
Jonathan Dickerson Sargent 

Note — In the Diary of the 'Rev. John 
Brainard occurs this passage: 

Monday, Sept. 25, — Spent the forenoon 
at Mr. Eaton's (It being rainy) partly in 
reading and partly in Conversation. 

This was at Shrewsbury, at EatontowTi, 
near the present Long Branch, and about 125 
miles east of Bethel, near Cranberry. 

The village took its name from Mr. Thomas 
Eaton, who had settled here as early as 1685. 
It was at the house of John Eaton, the son 
of Thomas, most probably, that Brainard was 
a welcome guest. And here, quite likely, 
during the winter that Spencer spent with 
Brainard at Bethel, he loved his daughter 
Joanna, then a blooming girl of 19 years. 

Mrs. Joanna (Eaton) Spencer d Nov. 1, 
1791, aged 63. From her many virtues she 
lived beloved and d lamented. The cheerful 
patience with which she bore a painful and 
tedious disease threw a luster on the last 
scenes of her life, and evinces that* with true 
piety death loses its terrors. 

Note — Dr. Samuel Miller and John Sargent, 

the noted Philadelphia lawyer, are descend- 
ants of this branch. 

Fourth Generation 

13 1 Thomas Eaton, son of (4 2) b 1735; 

m (1) Susannah (b 1757) who d Nov. 

12, 1774, aged 17 years; m (2) Sarah Wonton. 

Thomas Eaton lived in Elizabeth, N. J., 
and it was there that his first wife Susannah 

Issue by 2d wife Sarah: 

22 1 Maria E. b 1780; d May 30, 1783 

23 2 Sarah b 1785; d May 16, 1785 

24 3 Sarah b 1788; d 1788 

25 4 Samuel Wonton b 1794; d Oct. 10, 

726 X . ,. 

- • ^ Inscriptions 

M. E. on Tomb- 

Maria B. daughter of Thos & Sarah Eaton stones, Eli- 
d May 30, 1783 aged 3 years & 4 months zabeth.N., 


S. E. 

Sarah the 2nd, daughter of Thos & Sarah 

Eaton d Mar. 16, 1785 age 2 mo. 


S. W. E. 

Samuel Wonton Eaton, son of Thos. & Sarah 

Eaton d Oct. 10, 1795 age 1 year 

Sar (stone broken off) 


Eaton died 
26th 1783 age 18 months 



730* stone broken off 

ow of 
Joseph Eaton 
died Oct. 9, 1779 
age 59 years 


S. E. 

In Memory of 

Susannah wife of 

Thomas Eaton d Nov. 12 

1774 age 17 years. 

To Be Sold 

chives New 
series ii 

^^. J- J^^^ A neck of land, lying one mile from Shrews- 
bury, East-New- Jersey, containing 284 acres, 
consisting of the best fresh and Salt meadow, 
timber and tilable land. Whereon is a good 
dwelling-house, with five rooms on a floor, a 
good bam, milk and chair-house, two large 
orchards of the best of fruit. 

It is pleasantly situated and bounded by 
water, so that to enclose the whole requires 
but a few pannelsof line fence. For further 
particulars enquire of the Inscriber of Eliza- 

Thomas Eatton 

May 2, 1777 

N. J. Gazette, Vol. 1, 24, May 13, 1778. 

♦Mother of Thomas Eaton buried Oct. 11, 



Motto: Gogoniant Fr diwgd, **Success to 
the industrious." 

By Records it is known that John Eatton 
(Eaton), came frcwn Wales. 


Thomas M. Potts in his Book **Our Family 
Ancestors'' tells us that the name Eaton 
signifies "River-town, Aqua-duniem," and 
occurs before A. D., 1060, as Ettuna, the 
name of several places in England. 

James II came into the throne Feb. 6, 1685. a student's 
His character resembled that of his father. ?^^^q^^?."^ 
He had the same unalterable belief that what- J^, 
ever he wished to do was absolutely right. 
He was bent on procuring religious liberty 
for the Catholics — ^Judge Jefferys had been 
made Chief Justice of the King's Bench. 
•Judge Jefferys was a man who delighted in 
cruelty and at sneering at his unhappy vic- 
tims. It was to escape the persecutions of 
this man that Edward, Joseph and John 
Eatton (Eaton) with their sister Elizabeth 
set out for New England 




By records it is known that John Eaton 
came from Radnor Wales, in 1686 

In the passinger list wch Sailed From 
ye Port of London — 1685. 

John Eaton and wife Joan were of Dolan, 
Radnorshire, Wales; they came to Pennepack, 
Philadelphia Q)., in 1683. Soon after came 
his sons Joseph and Edward Eaton; later in 
1685 came his sons John Eaton (who came 
with two sons, Joseph and George) Joseph, 
and George with his wife Jane. 

John Eaton and his wife Joan moved to 
the Welsh Tract, Pancader Hundred, New 
Castle Co., Del., in 1712, where he resided 
until his death, March, 1716; his wife Joan d 
in November, 1716, and both are buried in 
the Welsh Tract Baptist Church yard at Iron 
Hill, near Newark, Del. 

Issue : 

2 1 Edward b 1658; d 1709; m (1) Ann 

Kirby ; m (2) Martha ; m (3) Sarah 


3 2 John b 1659; d 1750; m Jane 

4 3 George b ; d 1706; m Jane. . 
who d Aug. 20, 1724 

5 4 Joseph b ; d 1747; m Uriah 

2 1 Edward Eaton of Abington Town- 
ship, Philadelphia County, Penn. 

Edward Eaton came from Radnorshire, 
Wales, in 1683, and settled in Abington Town- 
ship, Philadelphia County, Pa., being there 
in 1685. As Edward Eaton was of Pennsyl- 


vania in 1686, for it was at the Monthly Meet- '^he Taking 
ing in PhQadelphia, 5 (2) 1686, he appeared New^'Stie 
and desired a Certificate of his Clearness q^ p^^^ ^^ 
(purposing to take a wife from Oxford Meet- oen. Soc. of 
ing) relating to marriage the meeting appoint- Pa. i 
ed Edward Luffe, Daniel Jones and David 
Powell to Enquire of his Clearness, and if 
Clear to Certify the same unto his friends in 
behalf of the Meeting. 

We also find that Edward Eaton had writ- 
ten an Almanack for in Pub. of 

the Gen. Society of Pa. Vol. II, p. 123. 

We find ** Ordered by this Meeting that 
William Bradford the printer do shew what 
may concern friends of Truth before printing 
to the Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia and 
if required shud then to the Monthly Meeting 
where it may belong, and it is further ordered 
by the Meeting. that John EcMey, JohnShel- 
son, Samuel Richardson and Samuel Carpen- 
ter view before it is given to be printed in 


behalf of this Meeting. 

Edward Eaton m Ann Kirby of Oxford 
township at the Meeting house in Oxford, on 
3 mo. 18, 1686. The witnesses were Richard 
Seary (or Geary), Jonathan Levezey, Mar- 
garet Waddy, Joan Wall, Hannah Adams, 
John and Ann Harper and nineteen others. 

Ann Eaton, wife of Edward Eaton, d 8 m. 
2. 1686, and was buried in Oxford, near 
Tacony Bridge; his second wife was Martha 
; his third wife was Sarah Shoemaker. 


They declared intentions of marriage 1 1 mo. 
8, 1688 and were probably married a month 
later. This Sarah Shoemaker is in all proba- 
bility the cousin who came with Peter Shoe- 
maker in 1685* 

Our Family Edwaid EatOH took up land in Philadel- 
Ancestors ^)^[^ County in 1683 and made one or two 
p^tts^ ^ subsequent purchases. An examination at 
the Recorder's office at Philadelphia failed 
to discover any entries of transfer of the 
Edward Eaton lands down to 1851. It is 
therefore probable that it has descended from 
heir to heir by will or Conmion law; or else 
that deeds of transfer have never . been re- 

In the Philadelphia tax-list on 1693, Edward 
Eaton is assessed in Cheltenham township. 
He seems to have died in 1709. His will 

*Peter Shoemaker Sr., b 1622, was an 
early Convert, Krisheim in the Palatinate, 
from the Mennonites to the doctrines taught 
by the Friends, and was a sufferer on account 
of his faith. 

We gather the following from Besses's 
'^Sufferings of Friends/' In 1663, for joining 
in an Assembly for worship, * 'Goods worth 
two Guilders*' were taken from Peter Shoe- 
maker. In 1664, for refusing to bear arms, 
these were taken from him, **two sheets worth 
three Guliders." In 1666, Peter Shoemaker 
and three others **haf each of them a Cow 
taken away .for Fines, for their religious 


dated Nov. 11, 1708, and proven Dec. 29, 
1709. He is designated as "Edward Eaton, 
of Abington, in County of Philadelphia Shoe- 
maker. ' ' 

He makes bequests in the following: 

My eldest daughter (She already having 
had and recei\ed of me her pro por ble Share 
or Portion) one Shilling Sterling money of 
Old England. 

My dear and loving wife Sarah her heirs 
and assigns for ever all my Estate real, per- 
sonal and mixt during her Viduity and 
Widowhood, and after her decease to my 
youngest daughter Sarah Eaton her heir and 
assigns. In case my wife marries again one 
third of ye sd Estate the other two parts to 
my youngest daughter Sarah. Daughter 
Sarah to be Executrix. If she dies before 
her mother, oldest daughter Mary to be Exec- 


The first half of what my dear Wife leaves 
behind to go to my oldest daughter Mary the 
other to my wives nearest relatives. 
(Witnesses) Joseph Phipps, George Shoe- 
maker, John Roberts 

Sarah Eaton, widow of Edward Eaton, 
seeming to have died in 1716, as Letters of 
Administration were granted to "Sarah Eaton, 
Spinster, of ye County of Philadelphia on the 
Estate of Sarah Eaton, 7th Nov. 1716.*' 
The following is a Copy of the Inventory on 
file in the Registers office, endorsed: 

"Inventory of the Estate of Sarah Eaton 
wid deed, in Admin Exhibited 7 9th 1716. 



An Appraisment of ye Estate real and 

Personal of Sarah Eaton wife and Executrix 
of Edward Eaton, late of Abbington, deceased. 

• ;f s d 

Impts House & land 50 00 00 

Six Sheep 01 05 00 

Some old books 02 00 00 

Two Little Stells 06 00 00 

One bed 02 00 00 

Four Chest 02 00 00 
A pott, kettle pewter & some other 

household goods 02 00 00 

Some Brandy 06 00 00 

81 15 00 
Appraised ye 6th day of 9th 1716 By us 

George Shoemaker 
George Boone 

Sarah (Shoemaker) Eaton was b in Germany 

in 1665, dau of George and Sarah Shoemaker. 

She was married to Edward Eaton 11 mo. 18, 

1688 (Mariage foimd in Abington Meeting 

Shoemaker Records p. 20, 24, and 25) ; Sarah (Shoemaker) 

Gen. Shoe- Eaton d in Cheltenham Township, Philadel- 

makerFam- j^- (^ p^ ^^ jyjg 
ily of Chelt- ^ ' ' 

enham, Pa. IsSUe by Ist Wife: 

6 1 Mary d 1748; m Henry Stirk 
Issue by 3d wife; 

7 2 Sarah d 12 mo. 24, 1775 and was 
buried in Abington Friends burying grotmd; 
m May 12, 1717, John Harris of Abington. 
(See Records of Christ Church P. E. Phila- 


The will of Sarah (Eaton) Harris, made Dec. Out Family 
14, 1770, and proved Jan. 2, 1776, is on record ^^'^5''^ 
in the Registers Office at Philadelphia, in potts 
Will Book Q p. 232. The will is a long one 
and many bequests are made. She is des- 
cribed as of Abington township. County of 
Philadelphia, Widow being ancient and often 
indisposed in body but (thro divine favor) at 
the executing of these Presents of Perfect 
Soimd disposing mind, &c. She mentions 
bequests of the following persons, Mary 
Stirk, my late sister, Henry Stirk, son of my 
sister Mary, George Stirk, son of my sister 
Mary (was to have 50 acres of land) , Aim wife 
of John Wassel, and Jane wife of Andrew But- 
ler child of my sister Mary Stirk dec'd. She 
also makes bequest to her cousins, the Shoe- 
makers. * 

Dolan, Coimty Radnor, Wales. Several mem- 
bers of the Baptist church in this place, and 
their friends, moved to America during the 
persecution, 1686, and commenced the first 
Baptist church in Pennsylvania at Penny- 
pack in 1686. Their names were Samuel 
Jones, John Eaton, George Eaton and Jane 

*Not€ — Her cousins Benjamin and William 
Shoemaker, sons of cousin Abraham deceased, 
and to his son George, 40 acres of land, and 
same given by Sarah Shoemaker Eaton to her 
dau Sarah (2nd) 


John Eaton when he went to America, had 
two sons, George and Joseph. George Eaton 

m Mary, dau of Peter Davis. He was assis- 
tant minister, and d in 1764. Joseph Eaton, 
son of John, was b in Wales in 1679; he was 
7 years old when he came to America with his 
father. He was called to preach with Ben- 
jamin Griffith, at Montgomery County, Pa. 
Joseph Eaton d in 1749-50. He had a son 
Isaac Eaton who was an eminent minister at 
a place called Hopewell in 1770. 

The following from Mr. Isaac E. Chandler, 
Johnston, Pa., was copied for him, from an 
old Welsh book in the possession of a friend. 

Hist, of the **In the Spring of 1701 several Baptist in the 
Old Che- Coimties of Pembroke and Carmarthen resolv- 
raws ed to go to America. One a minister (Thomas 

Griffith) advised to be constituted a church — 
They took the advice. (The instrument of 
their confederation was in being in 1770 but 
it is now lost except one copy in the hands 
of Mr. Isaac Hughes, and that without date.) 
16 persons which may be styled a church 
emigrated and saliant mdt at Milford in the 
month of June 1701 and embarked on board 
the good Ship * James & Mary,' and on the 
8th Sept. landed at Philadelphia where the 
breathem treated them courteously and ad- 
vised that they settle about Pennepek ; thither 
they went and there continued about a year 
and a half, but in 1703, took up land in 
New Castle County from Messrs. Evans, 
Davis and Willis who had purchased the 
Welsh Tract from William Penn, containing 
30,000 acres and thither removed the same 


year and built a little meeting-house on the 
spot where the present one now stands. In 
1713 were added from the said Pennepek, 
John Eaton, Jane Eaton, Joseph Eaton, 
Gwenlllan Eaton, George Eaton, Mary Eaton. 

3 2 John Eaton, son of (John Eaton) b Historical 
in 1659; was of Llandewr Fach, Radnorshire, MisceUany 
Wales in 1686, and settled on the banks of J^^f^^'^'J 
the Pennypack, Pennsylvania. (Settled in Shrewsbury, 
Bucks Co. Pa.) He departed this Ufe the First n. j. 276 
day of April, 1750, aged 91 yrs. 

The tombstone of John Eaton, Esq.; b According 
1659; d April 1, 1750, aged 91 yrs & 6 d.) 5^/^^^^. 
tombstone largely undergrotmd. ton, of wn- 

IsSUe I liam Jewel 

8 1 Rev. Joseph b in Wales, Aug. 25, 
1679; d 1749; m Gwenllian Morgan. 

Col. Mo. 

N. J. Ar- 

9 2 Rev. George b 1673; d 1764; m Mary chives 1st 
Davis ; m (2) Jane series xxii 


Note — * 'Among the members of the Church 
who went to America in 1686, ther was one JJ'f ^^3^ 
John Eaton, who had two sons, George and Baptist By 
Joseph who became preachers of the gospel Davis 
'in that Country." 

21 May 1635 

Theis vnder — ^written names are to be original 
transported to St. Christopher embarqued in List of Per- 
the Matthew of London, Richard Groodladd sonsofQuai 
Mr. p Warrent from ye *Earl of Carlesle ^^^ ^^ Hot- 


George Eaton 27 years 


4 3 George Eaton, son of (John Eaton) 

b in Wales; d in 1706. Came from Coimty 

Radnor, Wales with his wife Jane in 

compaliy with his brother John about 1686. 
He became owner of lands in Lower Dublin 
township and was one of the founders of the 
Baptist church. In 1693 he was assessor 
Peima.Mftg. for Dublin Township. He d in 1706 and a 
of Hist aad gtone In the Pennypack graveyard is inscribed 

"George I Eaton 1 7 1706" 

His will is on record in the Registers office 
at Philadelphia in Will Book C p. 41. In it 
he names Jane Eaton his well beloved wife, 
Amos Parker and a negro girl named Mai, 
probably i ' 


Samuel Jones, Evan Morgan. Joseph Wood 
and Joseph Eaton to receive £100 in trust 
**for use of the Congregation unto which I 
now belong,'* John Watts for use of his 
children £12* Henry Stirk for use of his 
children £20 Joseph Eatton for use of his 
children £20 Patrick Kelly for use of his 
children £10 Mary, Sarah and Ann Davis 
Samuel Jones 

Thomas Powell, the use of the old house etc., 
George Eatton my kinsman, the son of John 
Eaton my brother after my wife's decease 
all my whole Estate, both personal and reall 
to him. His heirs, and Assigns, for Ever Except 
what is by my last will otherwise given and 
disposed oV Executor, the sd George Eatton 

Witnesses, Samuel Jones and Peter Taylor. 
Will made, Sept. 14, 1706; proved Oct. 16, 1706. 

The will of Jane Eaton, widow of George o^r Family 
Eaton made Aug. 20, 1724, proven Oct. 3, of ^'^^J^\ 
the same year. She makes bequest to .**Jane p^^^g * 
Stirk, dau of Henry and Mary Stirk and "to my 
kinsman George Eatton son of John and Jane." 

From a note found in George Eaton's bible 
referred to by Dr. Samuel Jones in a letter 
written in 1788 to Joshua Thomas, it seems 
that they left Wales Aug. 1, 1683, and arrived 
in Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1683. 

♦John and Sarah Watts, Elizabeth, John, 
Sarah, Mary, Deborah, Silas bom from 1686- 
1700 (See Penna. Mag. Of Hist and Biog. 
Vol. IX p. 58) 


Pub. of the Note—Wm of Richard Buttere, of Penne- 
Gen^society ^^^^ q^^^^ Philadelphia, yeoman, being 
weake in body, is Dated 16 Sept. 1685. 
Proved 17, 9 mo. 1685, by George Eaton, 
Christopher Taylor, Regr. Genl. 
**Unto George Eaton 50 acres, which I pur- 
chased of John Mason of the Creek above 


Adjoining to that on which he liveth — He 
to be sole Executor. 

He shall cause to be paid to John Randall, 
of Pascatauay, in the Province of East Jersey 
£5 on the 29th Sept. 1686. 

^o John Eaton, brother of George "of the 
Creek'' 50 acres Adjoining land given to his 
brother etc. 

Witness Allen Foster 

Pa. Mag. of 5 4 Joseph Eaton, yeoman, son of (John 
Hist, and Eaton 1) b ; m Uriah Himiphrey* a 
Biog. ix widow with two children, whose maiden name 
was Gill, and the place of their residence was 
Chandler of Montgomery township, Philadelphia County, 
Bethlehem Pa. He d in 1749 and his widow in 1759; 
Pa. Histor- both are buried in the Montgomery Baptist 
icai Miscei- church-yard. Joseph Eaton was bom at 
lany Nautmeal, Honebrook, Wales. 

Issue I 

11 1 John b Nov. 25, 1700; d Feb. 1. 1758; 
m Martha Todd 

12 2 Joseph b July 2, 1703; unm 

13 3 Georget b Feb. 15, 1705 

Pa Mag. xi *She had two children by her first husband, 
Charles and Thomas Gill. 

fGeorge Eaton b at one in the morning 


14 4 Edward b July 9, 1706; m Mary 
(Howard) Lewis 
16 5 Joan m Goodwin 

16 6 Mary m Williams 

17 7 Sarah m Jones 

18 8 Judith b Jan. 33, 1710 

19 9 David 

20 10 Jacob b ; d 1750; unm 

21 11 Hannah m Edward Doyle 

22 12 Isaac 

Joseph Eaton appointed his brother-in-law, 
Thomas Gill of Buckham Co., as one of the 
executors of his will. 

Will of Joseph Eaton 

In The name of God amen. This second 
day of April Anno Domini One Thousand, 
seven hundred and -forty-seven, I Joseph 
Eaton, of the Township of Mount Gomery, in 
the County of Philadelphia, and the Province 
of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being stricken in 
years and laboring under decays of body, and 
believing that it is appointed for men once to 
Die, and after that the Judgement, and I 
being now of Perfect mind and memory 
(Praise God for it) do make and Ordain this 
my last Will, and Testament in manner and 
form following Viz. Principally and first of 
all I recommend my soul to God who gave it, 
Hoping and depending on the merits of Jesus 
Christ my dead Lord alone for mercy, for- 
giveness of sins and Eternal happiness, and 
my body I recomend to the Earth from whence 
it was taken, to be buried in a Christlike and 


decent manner at the discretion of my Ex- 
ecutors hereafter named. Nothing doubting 
but to receive the same again at ye General 
Resurrection by the mighty power of God, 
and as touching such worldly Estate where- 
with it has pleased God to bless me in this 
life. I do order, devise and dispose thereof 
as follows ; That is to say, Imprivise. My Will 
is that all my just debts be justly and fully 
paid and discharged. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Eldest son 
John Eaton ye stim of Five pounds 
to be paid unto him in currant money of 
ye Province afore said at the expira- 
tion of one year after my decease. 

Item I will and bequeath unto my daughter 
Mary Williams the sum of One pound 
like money to be paid to her at the 
Expiration of one year after my de- 

Item I give and bequeath to my son Joseph 
Eaton the sima of Five poimds like 
money to be paid to him at the Ex- 
piration of Two years after my decease. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter 
Joan Goodwin the stim of One potmd 
like money to be paid unto her at the 
Expiration of Two years after my de- 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Ed- 
ward Eaton the sima of Five pounds 
like money above to be paid imto him 
at the Expiration of Three years after 
my decease 



Item I give and bequeath tinto Sarah Jones 
my daughter the sum of Twenty Shil- 
lings like money to be paid to her at the 
expiration of Three years after my de- 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son 
David Eaton the sum of Ten pounds 
to be paid unto him at the Expiration 
of Four years after my decease. 

Item I give and bequeath tmto Thomas Hum- 
phery and Charles Humphery One Ewe 
and Lamb to each of them. 

Item I give and bequeath tmto my son 
Jacob all that tract or parcel of land 
which I have bought of Andrew Hamil- 
ton, situated in the Township of Moimt 
Gomery aforesd partly joining my other 
land containing seven acres (be it more 
or less) to be held by him, his heirs and 
assigns forever and to be enjoyed and 
possessed by him at the time when he 
shall arrive at the full age of Twenty 
one years. He the sd Jacob my son 
thenceforward paying yearly and every 
year the sum of Forty shillings to his 
mother Uriah during the term of Jier 
natural life for her own proper use and 

Item I give and bequeath also unto my sd 
son Jacob one Flock Bed and Bedding 
to be delivered unto him together with 
ye Deed on & belonging to the above sd 
tract or parcel of lands bequeathed to 
him when he shall arrive at or to the 
age above sd. 


Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter 
Hannah Eaton the value of Twenty 
jfive poimds in such goods of my Personal 
Estate as my Executors or Trustees 
hereafter named shall see meet & the 
occasion and circtunstances of the case 
shall then require and will admit of to be 
delivered unto her at the time when 
she shall arrive at or to the full age of 
Eighteen years. 

Item I give and bequeath also unto my sd 
daughter Hannah the further sum 
of Twenty five pounds currant money 
of the Provinces aforesd to be paid unto 
her at the time when she shall arrive at 
ye or to the full age of Twenty one years 
and my will further is in the case she 
the said Hannah my daughter should 
happen to dye and leaving no issue that 
then and in that case whatever of the 
aforesaid Legacies by me bequeathed 
unto her shall happen to be unpaid as 
before ordered and directed shall go to 
and be equally divided between my 
two sons Isaac Eaton and Jacob above 

Item I give and bequeath to my said son 
Isaac Eaton all that tract or parcel 
of land Messuage Plantation on whom 
I now live and dwell (which land I for- 
merly bought of Thomas Sute, together 
with all and singular the appurtenances 
therunto belonging or in any way ap- 
pertaining, containing One hundred and 
Seventy five acres of land, be it more 


or less, to be held by him the said 
Isaac and his heirs and assigns for- 
ever and to be enjoyed and possessed 
by him immediately after my decease in 
manner following; That is to say joint- 
ly and Equally as in Partnership only 
with his mother Uriah (my well be- 
loved wife) during the term of her 
natural life or widowhood and after 
my said wife's decease or in case 
she should marry another man that 
then and in that case and from thence 
forward my son Isaac and his heirs 
and assigns shall enjoy and possess 
the whole of the said land and Plan- 
tation with all ye appurtenances there 
unto belonging or any way appertaining 
wholly, entirely, and all together for- 

Item I give and bequeath unto my said son 
Isaac one moyety or one half part of 
ye remainder of my personal Estate after 
the reductions of the aforementioned 
Twenty-five pounds which I have be- 
queathed to my daughter Hannah to 
be paid imto her in goods as I have before 
ordered and directed. 

Item I give and bequeath unto Uriah my 
beloved wife one moyety or other half 
part of the remainder of personal Estate 
after the deductions out of the same to 
the value of Twenty-five pounds before 
mentioned and bequeathed to my daugh- 
ter Hannah in good to be enjoyed and 
possessed by her my said wife which part 


shall be wholly and entirely unto her 
and at her own will and disposal and no 
way to be liable or subject to the pay- 
ment of any part of my just debts or the 
Legacies hereby me bequested. 
Item I give and bequeath ako unto my said 
wife one moyety or one half part of the 
use and privileges, benefit issue, and 
profits wch anyways shall arise from the 
before mentioned plantations and ye 
appurtenances their or during the term 
of her natural life or widowhood to be 
enjoyed and possessed by her immediate- 
ly after my decease in manner following, 
that is to say jointly & equally as in 
partnership only together with my son 
Isaac she paying equally proportions 
with him of my just debts and Legacies 
by me bequeathed as before mentioned 
during the term she shall enjoy possess 
and receive the use and profits of the said 
plantation and out of the same only and 
no longer my will further is that in case 
Uriah my said wife should marry an- 
other naan that then and in case she shall 
be debarred wholly from having any 
claim to Right in or possession of nor 
have any benefit or profit from the said 
land or plantation bequeathed to my 
son Isaac save only and in that case he 
my said son shall pay unto her my said 
wife yearly and every year the fuU sum 
ofvThree pounds currane money or Pro- 
vince aforesaid and that during the 
whole term of her natural life. And 


I nominate and make choice of my good 
and trusty friends Thomas Gill of Buck- 
ham my brother-in-law and Simon Butler 
Esq; both of the County of Buck to be 
Trustees to inspect and to see that this 
my will be performed and kept in all 
and every part according to the true 
interest and meaning thereof and I do 
constitute make and ordain Uriah my 
said well beloved wife and my well be- 
loved son Isaac Eaton aforesaid to be 
sole executors of this my last will and 
Testament and do hereby utterly disalow 
revoke and disannuU all and every other 
and former Testaments, wills, Legacies 
and Executions by me in any other way 
before this time named, Willed or be- 

Readifying and confirming this and no 
other to be my last will and Testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal. 

Joseph Eaton (seal) 

Signed sealed published pronounced and 
declared by the said Joseph Eaton as his last 
will and Testament in the presence of the 

Isaac Jones 

Daniel Jones 
Rebecca Butler 

The will of Uriah Eaton, widow of Joseph 
Eaton was proven April 7, 1759 (Book L 243) 


6 1 Mary Eaton, dau of (2 1) b ; d 
1748; m Henry Stirk 

Issue : 

23 1 Henry Stirk b 

24 2 George 

26 3 Ann m John Wassel 

26 4 Jane m Andrew Butler 

7 2 Sarah Eaton, dau of (2 1) b ; d 
1775; m John Harris 

Issue : 

27 1 Sarah Harris 

Hist, of 8 1 Rev. Joseph Eaton, son of (3 2) b 

Bucks Co at Radnor, Wales, Aug. 25, 1679; came to 
this country at the age of seven years. He 
took sides with New Britain party from the 
first (The distinguished Isaac Eaton of Hope- 
well, N. J. was his son) 

The New Baptist church — For several years 
the Welsh Baptist of that township and 
neighboring settlers of the same faith at- 
tended the Montgomery church of which 
many were members. They became tired 
of going so far to church at all seasons and 
asked for another meeting house to be built 
near them. This was so violently opposed 
by the leading men who lived near the 
Montgomery church that the petitioners took 
great offense. About this time a doctrinal 
difference touching the '*Sonship of Christ" 
sprung up and made the breach wider. The 
New Britain party resolved to build a meeting 
house for themselves. This was carried into 
effect, and on a lot of two acres, partly the 
gift of Lawrence Growden, they erected a 


Stone church 30 by 40 ft, a school house, and 
stabling. The congregation consisted of 
seventy families and the Rev. Joseph Eaton 
preached for them* at £^0 sl year, assisted Hist, of the 
by the Rev. William Davis who succeeded ^^P^^^t in 
him at his death in 1828. This church was Snffithf ^ 
called the **Society Meeting-House'' because 
it was built on land that had been owned by 
the **Free Society of Traders". Mr. Eaton 
was of Montgomery Co. ; he preached monthly 
in Hopewell for fifteen years. His wife was 
Gwenllian Morgan 
Issue I 

28 1 Rev. Isaac b 1725; d 1772; m Rebec- 
ca Stout 

29 2 John b 1727; d ; m Sarah 

30 3 Joseph b 1728; m Katherine 

31 4 William* b 1726 

9 2 Rev. George Eaton, son of (3 2) b Hist, of the 
1687; m (1) Mary dau of Peter Davis, an Jf^g^^?" 
assistant preacher in this church. He was ^^^^^ ^ 
useful in the ministry for many years in the 
church at Penepack, Pa., and d in 1764. 
His (2) wife was Jane 


32 1 George b Dec. 12, 1712; m Mary 
Griffith, widow of James Street street Gen. 

Abstract of Will of George Eaton of Dublin Pa. Mag xv 
Township, Philadelphia Co., Sept., 1764, 
proved Oct. 16, 1764; wife Jane, brother 
John and son George. Legacies to children, 
of John Watts, of Joseph Eaton, of Henry 
Stirk, and of Patrick Kelly (Kelley) to Mary 



Our Family 
By T. M. 

Sarah and Ann Davis, Samuel Jones, and 
Thomas Powell, friends Samuel Jones, Evan 
Morgan, Joseph Wood, Joseph Eaton. 

Witnesses: Samuel Jones, Peter Taylor. 

Book C. 41, 33 

He received from his uncle George Eaton, 
by his Will in 1 706 which bequeathed him all 
his real and personal property after certain 
legacies were paid. He was buried in the 
old Pennypack Baptist graveyard, his tomb- 
stone bearing the following inscription 

In Memory of 

The Rev. George Eaton 

Who departed this life July 1st 1764 
Aged 77 years & 11 months 

Who did Delight his talent to Improve 
And Speak ye Glory s of Redeeming love. 

10 3 John Eaton Jr., son of (3 2) b ; 

d 1702; m He was a resident of Dublin 

township, Pa. county. According to Penny- 
pack Baptist church records he was baptised 
5 mo. 9. 1702. Letters of Administration 
upon his estate were granted to his brother 
Joseph, Oct. 23, of the same year. The 
administration bond has the following en- 
dorsement on the back: 

* 'Joseph Eaton, Admin on his brother 
John Eaton's Estate the widow renouncing.'' 

A stone marks his grave at Pennypack, 
bearing the inscription 

lOHN I EATON 17 1702 



28 1 Rev. Isaac Eaton, son of (8 1) b Vital Re- 
in Montgomery in 1725; d July 4, 1772; m ^^^^^ ^' ^ 
in 1740, Rebecca Stout of Hopewell, N. J. 
Mr. Edwards writes that he was the son of 
Joseph Eaton of Montgomery, Pa., and united 
with the South Hampton church in early 
life. He was buried in the meeting-house 
at Hopewell. At the head of his grave close 
to the base of the pulpit is set up by his 
congregation, a piece of fine marble with 
this inscription 

**To the front of this are Deposited, the 
Remains of the Rev. Isaac Eaton, A. M., 
who for upwards of twenty years, was pastor 
of this Church; from the care of which he 
was removed by death, on the 4th of July 
1772. in the 47 year of his age. 

In him with grace and eminence did shine 
The man the Christian, Scholar, and devine 

His funeral sermon was preached by the 
Rev. Samuel Jones who speaks of him to the 
following effect; (Which I choose to trans- 
scribe partly because I cannot do the business 
well) *'The natural endowments of his mind 
the improvements of these by accomplish- 
ments of literature; his early and genuine 
piety; his .ability as a divine and a preacher; 
His extensive knowledge of men and books, 
his Catholicism would afford scope to flourish 
in a funeral oration, etc., but it is needless.*' 
When it is recalled who the Rev. Samuel 
Jones was and who the Rev. Isaac Eaton 
was these were not words of extravagant 


Geo A. He was educated at Southampton, Bucks 

Sthithem ^-^ ^^-^ removed to Hopewell, N.J. in 1748, 
^e e em, ^j^^j.^ j^^ became pastor of the Baptist church 

and founded the first Baptist school on the 
N Y. Gen. continent for the education of youths for the 
Mag. ministry. He was one of the world's great 

men; not alone in his natural endowments 
Baptist By ^^^ culturc, but as much in the appreciation 
Griffiths of the claim and the future upon him, and his 
relations to that future. 

His forecast in founding a school of univer- 
sal qualities, and also his choice of location 
and of its social forces, amid the men of the 
only Baptist Association in the country and 
in the colony of the largest libraries, having 
guarantees in its settlers, ** Friends*' and 
Baptist unlike other colonies. His wife 
Rebecca (Stout) Eaton was without doubt the 
grand daughter of Joseph Stout whose record 
reads : 
Officers and Joscph Stout, Capt., Sccond Batalion, First 
Men of N J. Establishment Dec. 18, 1775; Capt. Second 
War^^ ^^"^ Batalion, Second Establishment Nov. 29, 177; 
Killed at the Battle of Brandywine, Sept. 
11, 1777. 
Hist, of the Rcbecca (Stout) Eaton, dau of David and 
Baptist By Ann (Merrle) Stout of Hopewell, N. J., ""and 
Griffiths gr. gr. dau of David, son of Riphard and 

Penelope (Vanprinses) Stout of Monmouth 
Co., N. J., no doubt influenced the coming of 
her husband to the church where his father 
had ministered so long. For eight years he 
was pastor of the Baptist church at Hopewell, 
N. J. The house in which he taught still 
stands in the village of Hopewell. Among 


his pupils was the Rev. James Manning, 1st Records of 

Geo. A. 

president of Rhode Island College, now ^®°- ^• 

Brown Uniyersity, Providence, R. I. Mrs. 
Eaton, after the death of her husband, re- 
moved to Fallowfield, Chester Co., Pa., where 
she m (2) Joseph Mitchell; she d in 1793 and 
was buried at Hepzibah Baptist church yard. 

Issue: p^. Ar- 

33 1 Isaac b 1760 chives 2d 

34 2 Daniel b ; m Mary Werner Nov. series viii 
8, 1804 at Christ church, Philadlephia 

36 3 David b 1762; m Mary Potts 

36 4 Joseph b ; m Turner 

37 5 Pamelia m John G. Humphrey 

38 6 Amy unm 

39 7 Uree unm 

29 2 John Eaton, son of (8 1) b 1727; Muster 
dl786; m Saran. . . . and settled in Henderson RoUs Cum- 
township, Huntingdon Co., served in the beriand, Pa. 
Revolutionary war, Capt. Samuel Patton's Archives 

Co. (Militia) 1780. 3d series 


40 1 Capt. David b 1740; m Mary Eaton 
Sept. 25, 1760 

41 2 John jr. b 1745; m Anne Chattel of 
Salem, May 8, 1770 

30 1 Joseph Eaton son of (8 i) b 1728; ?» Ar- 
d 1793; m Katherine ^^'''^^ ''^ 


42 1 John b 1749; m Rebecca 

43 2 Jean m Robert McClelland 

44 3 Joseph b 1756; m Jeanet Ramsey 
and Katherine m John Cochran; and 
Mary who m . . . . Marshall 


Officers and 31 4 WiUiam Eaton, son of (8 1) b ; 

y^^^^^^J' m He was a Revolutionary soldier, 4 

War ^ ^^ Regt.; Dec. 1777 (enlisted by Lieut. Ekiward 
Oldham, passed by Thomas Bond, July 1776) 

Issue : 

46 1 William jr. b 

46 2 David 

47 3 James 

48 4 Elizabeth 

Pa. Ar- 49 5 Thomas of Cumberland township 

chives 3d Co. Washington 1781 Effective Supply Tax 
series xxii Xax 100 acres 1 horse 1 cattle Val. 71 

32 1 George Eaton, son of (9 2) b Dec. 
• 12, 1712; m Mary Griffith 2d dau of Robert 
and Alice Griffith and widow of James 
Street. (Abstracts from wills show he m 
Mary Griffith, widow of James Street and 2d 
dau of Robert and Alice Griffith) Will of 
James Street of Oxford township, Philadel- 
phia Co., dated Sept. 24, 1735 p. June 8, 1736, 
Pa Mag. XX mentioned wife Mary and brother-in-law 
Griffith Griffith; Will of Griffith Griffith of 
Bristol, Pa. Mason proved Sept. 2, 1754; 
brother-in-law, George Eaton, and sister Mary 
(Eaton) Will of Alice Griffith of Bristol 
Philadelphia Co., widow 



Mary Eaton 

Ann Clajrpool 

Margaret Davis 

Grandchildren, Griffith Griffith, Benjamin, 
Street Gen. Thomas and Daniel Street ; Marv Davis and 


Mary Rush, son-in-law George Eaton and 
David Davis proved Feb. 24, 1755 

Lower Dublin Township 1769 Co. of Phil- Pa Ar- 
adelphia Proprietary Tax ^^'^^" ^^^ 

George Eaton 
20 acres 2 horses 2 cattle 5 12 1769 

20 1 3 13 4 1774 

Issue of George Eaton and Mary (Griffith) n. j. Ar- 
Street ""^^^^^ ^. 

50 1 Robert b ; m . . . . (issue) ^"^^ 

51 2 George jr. b 

52 3 Benjamin b ; m Sarah Vandike 

53 4 Alice m Joseph Dllworth, Phila- 

54 5 Peter (joined Co. Aug. 7, 1755) 

55 6 John 

56 7 James m. . . . (joined Co. Aug. 7, 1775) 

57 8 Sarah m Grey (Gray) 

George Eaton in his will makes bequest to 
or names the following persons 

Mary Eaton his beloved wife 

George Eaton his son 

Peter, John , James deceased who left two 
sons, Joseph and James. 

Sarah Gray, his daughter, Thomas Street, 
Daniel Street and Mary Rush, children of his 
wife Mary Eaton 

And Alexander Edwards and Thomas 
Webster, Deacons of the Pennypack Baptist 
Church, to whom he makes a bequest, in 
trust for the benefit of the poor of the congre- 

(Will Book N. p. 165, Register's Office, 



Records o 
Geo. A. 


Phila. Mar- 
riages 1760 

Rolls, Cum- 
berland Co 

Pa. Ar- 
chives xxiii 

The records of the Pennypack Baptist 
church show that he was the son of George 
and Mary (Davis) Eaton and was bom 12 mo. 
12. 1712 

35 2 Dr. David Eaton, son of (28 1) b in 

Hopewell, N. J., Oct. 21, 1762; m Oct. 21, 
1783, Mary Potts, daughter of William and 
Amy (Berden) Potts, and rem to Chester, Pa. 
He d in London Tract, Chester Co., Pa., 
Aug. 13, 1813; and his wife d in 1843. Both 
are buried in the London Tract Baptist 
Church yard. 
Issue : 

58 1 Rebecca m James McGrath 
Amy m Robert Lockyard 
Pamella m Samuel Taylor 
Mary m Allen Chandler 
Uree m Dr. John C. Hardy 
Eliza m Dr. Thomas Davis 
Dr. Isaac b 1792; m Malinda Craig 
Dr. William Potts b 1798; m Julia 


63 6 

64 7 

65 8 


A. Rowe 

66 9 David Johnson b 1806; m Agnes 

67 10 Ann m Jacob Entriked 

40 1 Capt. David Eaton, son of (29 2) 
b ; m in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 25, 1760, 
Mary Eaton. He was of Cumberland Co., 
Pa. ; served in the Militia of 8 Battalion com- 
manded by Col. James Johnson. His wife 
was scalped by the Indians, June 10, 1776, 
as also two of their children. Muster Rolls 
of Cumberland Co., 1781, read Capt. David 
Eaton, Captain Samuel HoUiday's Company 


(Pay Roll) militia of 8 Battalion By ye Col. 
James Johnston. 

Issue ' Records of 

68 1 Joseph b in Pa., in 1766; d Feb. 8, ^^ ^^*- 
1825; m Bethsheba Sackett u s N 

69 2 David 

70 3 James 

71 4 Mary d unm 

72 5 dau 

73 6 a son killed by Indians, ^ 

74 7 babe killed by Indians, ^ 

une 10, 1778 
une 10, 1778 



As told by Mary Eaton, "the little girl," when she became 

"old aunty." 

It had become a tradition among the Eaton 
family that a grandmother and several of 
her children had been carried away by the 
Indians and herself and baby and one son 
killed. One of the children is still living at 
an advanced age. 

When, about 1846, the late Rev. Joseph 
H. Eaton, youngest brother of the late James 
Eaton of Delaware, O., and of Rev. George 
W. E^ton, president of Madison University, 
resolved to visit her and get the story from 
her own lips. She was their father's youngest 
sister Mary, and this is the way she told the 

In the year 1778, June 10, a party of In- 
dians, five in number, came into Cumberland 
County, Pa., as it was called at that day. 


now Huntington, and lay by the side of an 
old log near the home of Mr. David Eaton. 
In the morning very early, Mr. Eaton 
started for a mill about thirteen miles dis- 
tant, intending the next day to remove his 
family to a block house at some distance. 
Two of his boys went the same morning to a 
neighbor's to help him shell some com to 
take to mill. After they had shelled the com 
the three (the two young boys and the neigh- 
bor) started ofT to mill. The Indians seeing 
the man and the boys start oflf, three of them 
ran around to waylay them. About a mile 
or two from the house the road forked, a new 
road having been cut, but very little travelled. 
When they came thus far they halted, to 
consult as to which of the roads they should 

After some conversation, they concluded 
to take the new road; and well it was that 
they did; for about two hundred yards in 
advance on the old road the three Indians 
lay in a hollow. 

The man and the boys had just arrived 
at the mill when another man came riding at 
the top of his horse's speed. He had taken 
the old road and the Indians had jumped 
from their concealment and fired on him. 
At the first fire, his horse sprang and no 
doubt saved his life. One of the balls entered 
his thigh and broke it. He, however, clung 
to the horse until he arrived at the mill. The 
three Indians then returned to their comrades 
and they proceeded to the house. 


Mrs Eaton and four children were there, 
the eldest about eleven years old, and the 
next seven, another four, and a baby eleven 
months old. 

The first notice they had of the Indians, 
they were standing in the door flourishing 
their tomahawks in order to keep any one 
from going out. Mrs Eaton fainted and one 
of the children ran under the bed. The In- 
dians, after rummaging the house and taking 
what they could carry conveniently, started, 
taking Mrs. Eaton and three children. Before 
they left, however, they set fire to the house. 

They had not been gone long before the 
little girl who had remained under the bed 
thought she would run out and hide in the 
woods. As she passed around a comer of 
the house, one of the Indians saw her and 
returned and took her. She did not recollect 
anything from the time she saw the Indian 
reach out his hand and seize her until she 
caught up with the, rest. After they had 
travelled some distance they stopped and the 
Indians put moccasins on all the children. 
They urged them on at a rapid pace for 
twelve miles over the mountains. Mrs Eaton 
here became so fatigued that she could not 
proceed any farther. She was a very large 
and fleshy woman, and the Indians compelled 
her to carry her child, which was large and 
fat. She attempted to give it to her son to 
carry but the Indians raised their tomahawks 
and threatened to bury them in their heads 
if he took it. The little girl also attempted 
to take it but the Indians would not suffer 


her to do so. Mrs. Eaton finally sank down 
beside a log, wearied out, and told them that 
she could not proceed any further. Two of 
them stopped with her, and the others went 
on, taking the children. In about an hour 
the two came up having the scalps of Mrs. 
Eaton and her child. They would take the 
scalps in their mouths and shake them in 
the faces of the children and tell them that 
if they made any noise they would serve them 
the same way. One of the Indians carried 
the youngest little girl on his back. They 
pushed on rapidly imtil night when they 
stopped and botind the children. In the 
morning they proceeded rapidly, but when 
they supposed they were out of danger they 
stopped and began hunting. They killed a 
buffalo. They had brought with them some 
provisions which they had taken from the 
house. The Indian who was left to watch 
them amused himself by taking one of the 
dresses of the little girl and throwing it 
around his shoulders and putting a cap on 
his head, dancing aroimd her and making all 
kinds of grimaces. They dried part of the 
buffalo which they had killed. They put 
up small forked sticks, laid others across 
them and then cutting the flesh in large thin 
pieces laid them across the sticks and thus 
dried them. 

This was their food for three days and the 
children received but little of it. 

On the third day they fotmd some leeks 
and filled their stomachs with them. They 
travelled on until they became very hungry 


and the Indians again halted to hunt. The 
little girl, seeing a dead carcass which looked 
like that of a cow (probably a buflfalo) lying 
in a swamp, ran to it and rubbed off some of 
the skin which she could do very easily, and 
pulled off a double handful of flesh, took it to 
the fire and roasted it and ate it and she said 
it was certainly the sweetest meat that she 
ever ate. The Indians did the same. They 
killed some game there and then travelled 
on. They crossed a river. The Indians made 
the little boy and girl go across first. The 
boy took his little sister by the hand to keep 
her from falling. The water was nearly to 
their chins. 

The Indians had caught several large crabs 
and they would hold them to the little girl's 
nose to see her distress and pain. They 
travelled over mountains to ascend which they 
had to pull themselves up by shrubs and twigs. 
After a tedious march they at length reached 
the Indian village; but before they entered, 
the Indians raised the whoop that the people 
of the village might prepare to meet them. 

The whole village turned out, men, women, 
and children, as is their custom on such oc- 
casions, and arranged themselves in two 
long rows, and the children were told that 
they must run the gauntlet; the boys were 
to whip the boy and the girls the girl. One 
who could talk English told them that if 
they would run to the Council House, which 
he pointed out to them, they would be safe 
as soon as they entered it. The word was 
given and they started. The little girl was 


nearly beaten to death. She was so beaten 
in the face that she was blind for three days. 
The boy used a little stratagem and escaped. 
In the bustle of the starting, as they all 
rushed up in a crowd, he slipped to one side 
and threw himself behind a brush heap and 
lay close to the ground ; and when he saw the 
way open and all scattered about, he leaped 
up, ran with all his might and got to the 
council house, receiving but one lick just as 
he was entering. 

The Indians danced all that night. An 
old squaw took pity on the little girl, gathered 
some herbs, boiled them and washed her 
bruises until they were healed. Here the 
children were separated. One took the boy 
and another the girls. They went on to- 
wards Canada, to which they had been ordered 
to bring all prisoners. At the next town 
the girl (the oldest one) saw her brother 
gathering berries. She jumped up with joy 
and ran to embrace him. He gave her some 
berries; but a great swarthy Indian came 
running up and snatched her away, and would 
not suffer them to speak to each other. They 
never saw each other again until they reached 

The little girl remained in that village a 
long time, but she could not get half enough 
to eat. Some times she would set her inge- 
nuity to work to get some food. She would 
ask the privilege of going out some distance 
to bring wood. When liberty was granted 
she would slip out and drive a c6w away from 
the wigwams behind some bushes, and there 


milk into her mouth imtil she was satisfied. 
One day an old squaw saw her and told the 
man to whom she belonged. He tied her up 
and gave her a severe whipping. But this 
did not deter her from doing the same thing 
again when she got an opportunity and 
though she received many whippings, she 
preferred them to the hunger. Sometimes 
she would take one of the troughs in which 
the Indians caught sugar water, made from 
the bark of a tree and holding about two 
quarts, she would milk this full and hide it 
away beside an old log, cover it up and when 
she could find an opportunity slip out and 
take a drink. She was obliged to wait upon 
an old hag, the mother of the man to whom 
she belonged, who treated her very badly. 
At length they left this village and reached 
Niagara. On the way the Indians procured 
some whisky and determined to have a frolic. 
They told the squaws to take the prisoners 
away lest when they became excited they 
should kill them. The squaws took them 
arotmd a hill and built up a little fire. One 
of the Indians discovered it and came up and 
struck at the little girl with his knife; but a 
squaw caught his arm and thus saved her 

He, however, cut a gash in her hand which 
is visible to this day. The squaws pacified 
him so that he made no further attempt to 
kill the prisoners. They soon arrived in 
Canada, where they were again compelled to 
run the gauntlet. ^ 


The council house here was in a hollow 
and a hill sloped down to it. The Indians 
arranged themselves on this, and the prisoners 
were told the same thing as at the other place. 
The little girl fearing the same treatment as 
before, ran with all her might and escaped 

Here there was a council of British officers, 
and they purchased the little girl, paying 
eight dollars for her. As soon as they had 
struck the bargain, the Indians pushed her 
away to the officers, to signify that they had 
nothing more to do with her. Her sister 
had been bought a few days before and when 
the British officers saw her they scolded the 
Indians for bringing so small a prisoner. They 
said it was a bill of expense to them, and that 
they would not give so much for her as they 
would for her scalp. The Indian told them 
that he could not find it in his heart to kill 
her; he had carried her all the way on his 
back. However, he took her out to a pond 
not far distant and threw her in and walked 
away. A Dutch woman living near, on her 
way to a spring, heard a splash and went to 
see what it was; and seeing the child, got her 
out with a long pole and took her home and 
concealed her. The Indian soon returned 
with the intention of getting her scalp. Not 
finding her, he began to search for her in all 
the houses near by, no one daring to forbid 
him. The Dutch woman took her and put her 
in a closet and covered her with old rags. 
The Indian looked into the closet and took 


up every rag except the last one which covered 
her, and finally gave up the search. 

The brother was taken by a merchant in 
Detroit. The merchant went away to pur- 
chase goods. His wife said that the boy was 
too great an eater and would break them up. 
She said that he could eat a slice of bread, all 
around the loaf, and drink a pint of tea. So 
to draw up his entrails, she boiled oak bark 
and made him drink a quart. This so drew 
up his entrails that it threw him into a fever 
and he soon died. The merchant was very 
sorry for he thought a great deal of the boy. 
I was sent for to take care of him. After 
I had been with him four years the man with 
whom I lived removed to Montreal, and after 
peace was declared, my father, hearing that 
we were still living, came and took us home. 
My sister was in Niagara. 

The way my father came to know that we 
were still living was this. One day as I was 
passing along, I heard some one call my 
name. I turned around and saw a woman 
standing in a door of a house. She beckoned 
to me to come to her, and asked if I was not 
the daughter of David Eaton. I said that I 
was and she asked if any of my sisters and 
brothers were living. I told her that my sister 
was living but that my brothers were dead. 
When peace was declared, they gathered 
all the prisoners together for the purpose of 
sending them home. I told them that I 
did not wish to return. I knew that my 
mother was dead, and I did not knovy- that 
my father was living. So I remained. This 


woman, who was acquainted with me, re- 
turned to Pennsylvania soon after, saw my 
father and told him about me and my brother. 
As soon as he could he came for us. I did 
not know him. Before I was taken his hair 
was black, but now it was very gray. 

Such was the story of the "old aunty''. 
It will be seen that the family of Mr. Eaton 
consisted of wife and seven children. Three 
boys, probably the older, happened to be 
away from the house; one with the father 
and two with a neighbor. 

Among these was Joseph, who afterwards 
removed to Ohio and became the father of 
Isaac, James, George, and Joseph. 

Isaac became a Freewill Baptist minister 
and afterwards died in Mississippi or Kansas. 
James became an engineer and land surveyor 
and lived and died in or near Delaware, O,, 
near the old homestead at Berlin. George 
became a student, first at Gambier, then at 
Athens, then went to Virginia to teach; then 
went to Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., 
where he graduated in 1829. Afterwards 
he became a professor in Georgetown College, 
Ky., and in 1838 was called to Hamilton, N, Y. 
to become professor in the now Colgate Uni- 
versity of which he subsequently became the 
president. Joseph was a student at Col- 
gate and graduated there in 1837; then he 
went to Tennessee as a teacher and foimded 
what became Union University at Murfrees- 
boro, of which he was president at the time 
of his death in 1859. He was the father of 


the Rev. T. T. Eaton of Louisville, Ky. 
One of the daughters of George is "L. E. L/' 
wife of the editor of the Journal and Messenger, 

41 2 John Eaton jr., son of (29 2) b ^^ ^^ ^^^ 
about 1745; m Anne Chattel; served in the MenoTN^j 
Militia in 1780 in Capt. Samuel Patton's in Rev. War 


75 1 Johnston b 1776; m Eliza Cannon 

76 2 David b 1778; m Mary 

There were other children but I have been 

unable to trace them. 

42 1 John Eaton, son of (30 1) b 1749; 
m Rebecca 


76a 1 Isaac m Jane Mathews 

76b 2 James 

76c 3 John 

76d 4 Isabel m George Mathews 

44 3 Joseph Eaton, son of (30 1) b in Record of 
Franklin County, Pa., March 18, 1756; d in orra E. 
Guernsey County, Ohio, December 15th, Monnette, 
1832; m in 1787, Jeanet Ramsey, dau of Wil- Atty at Law 
liam and Martha (Allen) Ramsey. ]f^ ^"«^^^^ 


77 1 William b 1788; m Martha Ramsey 

78 2 John b 1781 ; m Catherine Eckles 

79 3 Joseph b 1790; m Sarah Smiley 

80 4 Katherine b 1792; m John Sharon; 
rem to Schuyler Co., 111. 

81 5 Benjamin b May 2, 1791; d Mar. 17, 
1863; m Mary Koons Scott 

82 6 Martha b May 2, 1791; m James 

senes x 


Pa. Ar- Joseph Eaton enlisted in 1775 for one year, 

^^J7^® ^ under Capt. James Chambers, in Colonel 

William Thompson's Battalion. In the Penn- 
sylvania Archives, Volume 10, New Series 
Volume 2, will be found the name Joseph 
Eaton, in Volume 10, pages 16 and 339. 
From which it appears that Captain Chambers' 
Company were riflemen raised in Cumberland, 
now Franklin, County, Pa., in Jime, 1775, 
and went to the siege of Boston, arriving there 
July 7th. On the new organization of the 
army in January and February, 1776, the 
Battalion became first Pennsylvania Regi- 
ment. He re-enlisted in February, 1776, 
for three years in the same Company, at first 
commanded by Captain James Grier, next 
by Captain Thomas Buchanan in the regi- 
ment of James Chambers who had been 
promoted Colonal. Boston was evacuated 
by the British March 17, 1776, and he must 
have been ordered to New York city, for he 
stated that he was in the Battle of Long Is- 
land (August 27, 1776, and New York city 
evacuated September 15, 1776); in the battle 
of Brand 3rwine, Delaware, September 26, 
1777; and Philadelphia occupied by the 
British, September 26, 1777; in the battle of 
Germantown, Pa., (October 4th, 1777) at 
which time he was one of the assaulting party 
that unsuccessfully attacked the stone '*Chew 
House'' in which the almost defeated enemy 
took refuge. 

He must have been, although he does not 
confirm it, in winter quarters in the historic 
camp at Valley Forge, Chester County, &c., 


from whence the army pursued the British 
on their march from Philadelphia across New- 
Jersey, overtook them at Monmouth, June 
28th, 1778, and Joseph Eaton was in that 
battle on an excessive hot day. In May 1829, 
he resided at Morristown, Ohio, aged 73, and 
in October, 1832, he was living in Guemesy 
County, Ohio, aged 76 years and badly af- 
flicted with dropsey. His wife Jeanet was 
living in 1829, aged 59 years. He d Decem- 
ber 15th, 1832. 

Pa. Ar- 

Battalion of Riflemen, June 25, 1775, July chives 3d 
1st 1776 Roll of Capt. James Chambers Co; series xxiii 
Private. Joseph Eaton enlisted in Cumber- 
land County now Franklin Penn Archives 
Vol. XII, p. 16 

Joseph Eatton pr. P L Mar. 23, 1833; 78 
d Dec. 5, 1832 

Jeanet Ramsey, wife of Joseph Eaton and 
dau of William Ramsey and Martha Allen 
is supposed to be a descendant of William 
Ramsey, a friend of Robert Bruce, by whose 
side he fought throughout the War of Inde- 
pendence, and was one of the nobles who 
subscribed the celebrated memorial to the 
Pope in 1320, vindicating the rights and 
liberties of their country. Like others of the 
great "Scottish families" the Ramsey s set- 
tled in Scotland during the reign of David I. 

Joseph Ramsey is noted as passenger for New Eng. 
Virginia, Aug., 1635, having embarked in ?J*^* ^^^ 
the "Globe of London." He no doubt was 9^''' ^^«' 
the ancestor of William. 



Phiia Mar. 62 3 Benjamin Eaton, son of (32 1) b 

riagcs 1760 ^ (J) j^j^ 7^ jygQ^ Miraim Lowber; m (2) 

N. J. Ar. J^ly 13, 1763, Sarah Vandike 

chives 1st War Record of Benjamin Eaton, First 

series xxii Battalion, Second Establishments; Captain 

Holm's Company, First Regiment **Com- 

mander-in-Chief's Guard'* Continental Army 

66 7 James Eaton, son of (32 1) b ; 

m Margaret 

Issue : 

83 1 Joseph m Eunacy Curtes in 1820 

84 2 James 

Records of g^ ^ jj^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^gg g^ ^ .^ 

Chandler, Chester Co., Pa., May, 1800; m in Chester Co., 
Bethlehem, Allen Chandler and resided in Chester Co. ; d 
^*- May 21, 1871, on the 51 anniversary of her 

marriage; her husband d Jan. 8, 1876; they 
are both buried at Oakland Cemetery, West 
Chester, Pa. 
Issue : 
86 1 Isaac E. Chandler d infant 

86 2 Morris T. b ; m Elizabeth Stott 

87 3 Isaac E. b 1824; m Catherine Fritz 

88 4 Thomas D. b ; unm 

89 5 Pennock d yoimg 

90 6 William P. b ; m Margaret Rob- 

91 7 David A. b ; m Hannah A. 

64 7 Dr. Isaac Eaton, son of (36 3) b 
Aug. 15, 1792; m Malinda Craig Mar. 18, 1823 
(b 1804; d 1873); he settled at Mt. Gillead, 
London Co., Va., where he m and lived the 


balance of his life and is buried at Old North 
Fork Baptist church yard, London Co., Va. 


186 1 Rebecca Jane b 1824; d 1864; m 
Benjamin Davis 1809-1879 

187 2 James Wiliiam b 1828; d 1830 

188 3 Mary Mallnda b 1831; d 1894 

189 4 Uree Ann b 1834; d 1861 

180 5 Frances Pamelia b 1837; d 1837 

191 6 Isaac Newton b 1838; d 1859 

192 7 Amy Eliza b 1841; d 1861 

193 8 David Henry b Jan. 9, 1846; m 
Mary C. Riticor 

194 9 Philena Chandler b Aug. 30, 1849; 
m Benjamin Tavenner 

66 8 Dr. William P. Eaton, son of (35 3) 
b June 4, 1798; m Feb. 26, 1833, Julia A. 
Rowe at St. Charles, Me., where he settled 
about 20 miles above St. Charles City on the 
Mo. river. He d in 1849 and is buried with 
his family in a farm grave yard overlooking 
the river. This farm was once owned by the 
pioneer Daniel Boone, who was also buried in 
this graveyard but his body was afterwards 
removed to Kentucky. His wife is buried 
in the city cemetery. 

Issue : 

195 1 Mary Frances b Oct. 1, 1834; d 
Dec. 17. 1850 

196 2 Judge James William b Sept. 6, 
1839; m Mary Stone Hake 

197 3 David Henry b Jan. 12, 1842; d 
1903; m Kitty Taggart 


198 4 Sarah Amanda b Dec. 14, 1843; d 

199 5 Isaac M. b Oct. 25, 1846; d 1849 

200 6 Edwin Potts b 1849; d 1852 

66 9 David Johnson Eaton, son of (35 3) 
Feb. 2, 1806; m 1837, Agnes Avice (b 1815; 
d 1865) ; settled in 111. near Narvon 


201 1 David Avise b 1839; d 1887; m 
Cora Rebecca Johnson 

202 2 Edward Troy b 1841; m Rebecca 
J. Welch 

203 3 Isaac William b 1843; m Lucy A. 

204 4 John Brent b 1845; m (1) Isabella 
IQepper; marriage annulled; m (2) Isabella 
M. Nelson 

205 5 Mary Ann b 1847; d 1848 

206 6 Agnes Ann b 1848; d 1864 

68 1 Joseph Eaton, son of (40 1) b in 
1776; d in Delaware, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1825; m 
Bathsheba Sackett and had 

Issue : 

92 1 Rev. Isaac b 1800 

93 2 Rev. James b 1802; m Elizabeth 

94 3 Rev. George b 1804; m EUza Board- 

96 4 Elizabeth m Wilson 

96 5 Mary m Cunningham 

97 6 Rachel m Crawford 

98 7 Joseph d young 

99 8 Rev. Joseph b 1812; m Esther Tred- 


100 9 David d in early manhood; buried 
in Berlin, Ohio. In a graveyard at Berlin, 
near Delaware, Ohio, is a tombstone bearing 
the following inscription: 

Here rests the remains of 


Who departed this Life 

Feb. 8th A D. 1825 

Aged 59 years 

He emigrated from the State of 
Pennsylvania A. D. 1805 

He was the son of David Eaton, which was 

the son of John Eaton, which was the son 

of Joseph Eaton, which was the son 

of John Eaton, who emigrated 

from Wales A. D. 1686 

75 1 Johnston Eaton, son of (41 2) b at ^'^^- ^^ *^® 
Rocky Spring Congregation, Franklin Co., J^^^f^^ 
Pa., Feb. 7, 1776. "An old patriarch now p 265-269 
deceased relates that he had seen Five Gene- 
rations of the Eatons in that Congregation. *' 
In 1801 he entered the Junior class of the 
College of New Jersey where he remained 
one year, at the close of which the college 
building being burned, he repaired to Can- 
nonsburg, and entered the Senior class of 
Jefferson College where he graduated in 1802, 
a member of the first class that graduated 
under the Charter. He was licensed to 
preach the gospel by the Presbytery of Ohio 


August 22, 1805. His constitution, naturally 
delicate and sensitive, being much broken 
and his energies weakened by laborious ap- 
plication he determined to spend some time 
travelling and visiting the destitutions of 
the West. After visiting Erie Co., he spent 
a year in the southern part of Ohio. In 1806 
he returned to Erie Coimty and took up his 
abode there. His first sermon was preached 
in a small log tavern at the mouth of Walnut 
Creek, kept by Capt. Swan. This county 
at the time was a wilderness. He was or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Erie, Jime 30, 
1808. The services were held in William 
Sturgeon's bam, near the present site of the 
village of Fairview. In 1813 during the war 
with Great Britain he was employed as a 
government chaplain and ministered to the 
troops stationed at Erie. He also preached 
at Harbor Creek, Waterford, Washington, 
and McKean, in Erie Co., Pa. He met with 
his people for the last time in Dec, 1846, 
when feeling that it was the last time he com- 
mitted them to God and the word of his Grace, 
when his people separated not to meet again 
until they went to mingle their tears over 
his grave. 

His death took place Jime 17, 1847, at 
what had been his earthly home for forty 
years, in the 72d year of his age and 43d of his 
ministry. His disease was paralysis which 
not only prostrated his physical powers but 
obscured his mental faculties. 'He m Sept. 
20, 1807, Eliza Canon of Fayette Co., Pa., a 


niece of Col. John Canon the founder of 

Issue; 9 children 

Hist, of 
of Erie, Pa. 

101 1 

Samuel J. Mills b 

102 2 


103 3 


104 4 

105 5 

106 6 

107 7 

1088 8 
109 9 

In person the Rev. Johnston Eaton was 
below the ordinary statue, about 5 ft. 7, and 
always light and slender. He had a mild 
blue eye, with a tinge of sadness in its cast, 
nose approaching the aquline, with thin brown 
hair, that did not become entirely gray in 
old age. He did not write his sermons but 
preached from a brief skeleton, which was 
carefully drawn and systematized. 

His mortal remains await the resurrection 
near the spot on which he was ordained 40 
years before his death. 

Johnston Eaton was chaplain in the War f,^l^ ^^ ^*- 

of 1812, 1814 Volunteers 

Reminiscences of an Early Settler in Fairview Township ^^^ ^f 


p. 281 

"In 1810 my father bought a four-hundred 
acre tract of land in Fairview, ten miles west 
of Erie and one mile and a half south of the 
ridge road, of Jacob Ebersol, for five dollars 


per acre, on which were two cabins of round 
logs so near to each other that it was con- 
sidered but one dwelling, the space between 
the two being the wall. There was also 
what w^as considered a large bam in those 

About fifty acres were partially cleared, 
much deadened timber yet standing in the 
fields, and some peach and apple trees. The 
nearest neighbors were of the names of Vance, 
James Moorhead, John Long, John Stewart, 
and Jacob Wise, all within the bounds of 
three miles, w^hich was then considered near 
neighbors. (Many of their descendants re- 
side on the same lands, which have become 

It was seldom in those days that tw^o im- 
proved lots joined each other; generally, 
they were divided or separated by at least 
a strip of woodland. The dwellings were 
rude log cabins, in many instances taken from 
the forest and erected into a dwelling in the 
space of two days by the assistance of the 
neighbors. Some engaged cutting the trees, 
while others would be hauling, building, 
splitting clapboards for the roof or puncheon 
for the floor, and thus a tenement would be 
completed and with but few nails or boards. 

Our crops were often injured by the depre- 
dations of bears, raccoons, deer and wild 
turkeys which were numerous. Our house 
of worship was near the mouth of Walnut 



Vol. XII Penn Archives War of 1812-14 
Muster Rolls of the Penna Volunteers Com- 
mander in Chief Simon Snyder; Chaplain 
Johnston Eaton. 

76 2 David Eaton, son of (41 2) b 1778; 
m Mary 


110 1 Mary b Oct. 15, 1781; d 1856; m 
Isaiah Potts son of Stephen and Jane 

77 1 WiUiam Eaton son of (44 3) ; b 1788; 
m Martha Ramsey ; settled in Morristown and 
kept a hotel until 1821. He retired and in 
1837 engaged in mercantile business imtil his 
death from apoplexy, July 11, 1849. His 
wife d Mar. 1, 1863, aged 82 years. 


110a 1 William b 1 81 7 ; m Jane Barcklay ; 
d 1877 

110b 2 Joseph b 1818; m Elizabeth, dau 
of Thomas Atwell, and had issue: 

110c 1 Robert 

llOd 2 Charles 

llOe 3 Mary Bell 

llOf 4 William 

llOg 5 Joseph 

llOh 3 John 

llOi 4 Benjamin 

110k 5 Daniel 

1101 6 Isaac (Served in Mexican War) . 

110m 7 David (Served in Mexican War and 
d in service, May 23, 1847, near Carmargo, 

llOn 8 Jeannette 

llOo 9 Mary 


78 1 John Eaton son of (44 3) b at 
Chambersburg, Pa., April 6, 1781; m Cath- 
erine Eckles, Mar. 29, 1804. 


llOp 1 John Eaton, Jr. , bom in Washington 
Co., Pa., Oct, 16. 1806; m Sept. 18, 1832, Jane 
Smith of N. Clair ville. He served two terms 
as County Treasurer. In 1843 he returned 
to Morristown, where he died Dec. 10, 1848. 
Issue, one son, Joseph Eaton, m and is living 
on the old farm in Morristown. 

ix No. 2 

The old 79 3 Joseph Eaton, son of (44 3) b in 

Northwest 1790; m Sarah Smiley and settled in Mount 
Vernon, Ohio; d in 1847 and is buried at 
Centerburg, Knox, Co., O. His wife d aged 
104 years. 
Issue : 

111 1 Joseph m Sarah; d 1846 

112 2 Benjamin b ; d 1851 

113 3 Mary b ; d 1847 

EATON:— Joseph Eaton d July 20, 1847 
aged 62 yr 8 mo lid; Charles, son of Joseph 
& Sarah d Dec. 29, 1846 ae 1 yr; Benjamin 
Eaton d Nov. 17, 1851 ae 23yr8m 10 d; Mary 
dau. Joseph & Sarah Eaton d April 15th 
1857 ae 1 yr. — Monumental inscription in the 
Town Cemetery Knox County, Ohio, for- 
merly Baptist Graveyard) 

81 5 Benjamin Eaton, son of (44 3) b 

in Franklin County, Pa., May 2nd, 1791; d 
March 17th, 1863; m (1) Mary Coons (Koons) 
m (2) Scott 



114 1 Eliza b ; m William Houston 

82 6 Martha Eaton, dau of (44 5) b May 
2nd, 1791 ; (twin) m James Sharon about 1815; 
he was b in 1790, and was a son of William 
Sharon and Sarah Smiley. The Sharons were 
of Scotch Irish descent, originally settling 
in Westmoreland County, Pa., and later moving 
to Jefferson county, Ohio. James Sharon had 
a brother William who was the father of 
Senator William Sharon of Nevada. 


115 1 Joseph Sharon b ; m Eliza May- 

116 2 Smiley b ; m Loretta Shotwell 

117 3 Sarah m Jonas Bernard 

118 4 Jane Eaton m James Gill Elrick 

87 3 Isaac Eaton Chandler, son of (61 4) 

b July 26, 1824; m June 11, 1857 Catherine 
Fritz b Jan. 18, 1826. They resided at Johns- 
town, Pa. He d Sept. ,13, 1895; his wife re- 
moved to Parksburg, Chester Co., Pa., where 
she d Dec. 21, 1902; both are buried at the 
Hepzibah Baptist Church yard East Fallow- 
field, Chester county. Pa. 
Issue : 

119 1 George Allen Chandler b Sept. 8, 
1858; m Florence White 

120 2 Hary Gertrude m Alec Oahlin 

92 1 Rev. Isaac Eaton, son of (68 1) b 
m He became a Freewill Baptist minis- 
ter and d in Mississippi or Kansas. (I have 
been unable to trace his family) 


93 2 Rev. James Eaton, son of (68 1) 

b ; m Elizabeth 

Issue : 

121 1 George C. b ; m Helen 

122 2 Henry J. b ; m (1) Sarah Kel- 
sey; m (2) Maria Kelsey 

123 3 Laura m T. C. O'Kane 

Issue Edward O'SIane 

124 4 Julia d young 

Boardman 94 3 Rev. George Washington Eaton, D.D., 
Gen. LLD., son of (68 1) b in Huntington county, 

Pa., July 3, 1804; m Eliza H. Boardman, dau 
of George Boardman, Sept. 15, 1830, at 
Schenectady, N. Y. (She was b April 2, 
1807.) His father d when he was young and 
he was brought up by his mother. He grad- 
uated at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y.; 
became a . professor of Ancient History and 
languages at Georgetown College, Ky., and 
also a leading Baptist clergyman, a leading 
man in his denomination. In 1833 he was 
professor and for many years president of 
Colgate University, Hamilton, N. Y. He 
was a genial man with a winning manner 
which made him very popular. He d Aug. 
3, 1872 at Hamilton, N. Y.; his wife d at 
Liberty, Mo., Jan. 18, 1898, aged 86 years. 

Dr. Armitage in his History of the Baptist 
says of him: 

**Mr. Eaton would have been a man of 
mark in any sphere of life. In body, intel- 
lect and soul he possessed a uniform great- 
ness which entitled him without exagera- 
tion to the application of threefold giant. 

President Colgate University, Hamilton, N. V. 



He knew nothing of cowardice but met every 
issue on the high ground of Christian manli- 
ness. His first and last question on any- 
subject was *Is it right?'. That determined 
in his own mind, his position was taken 
whether he stood alone or with the multitude. 

His memory was prodigious, his eloquence 
massive. He was as artless as a child, in 
sympathy with the weak, the wronged and 
the suffering extraordinary.'' 

His memory is perpetuated in "Eaton Hall' 
which stands on the site of the house "Wood- 
land Heights" where he lived for forty years 
and where in the Theological Seminary of 
Colgate University is carried on the work 
to which he devoted himself. 

On his monument is his last message to 
the students "Tell the young men not to 
have a divided Consecration." 

Eliza Boardman, his wife, was of Colonial 
descent through Samuel Boardman who emi- 
grated from England. One of her ancestors 
was Samuel Wolcott, brother of Oliver, the 
signer of the Declaration of Independence 
and a son of Roger Wolcott, Colonial Gover- 
nor of Connecticut. 

Issue : 

125 1 George Boardman b 1832; m Har- 
riet Phillips 

126 2 James Rodoiphus b 1834; mMary 
Elizabeth Lewright 

127 3 Frances Douglas b 1837; m (1) 
Charles Mott; m (2) Chancellor Pierson 

128 4 Eliza Clarissa b 1839; m Rev. 
George Lasher 


129 5 Mary Hammer b 1841 ; m Rev. Her- 
bert C. Wood as 2d wife 

130 6 William Colgate (Comd.) b 1851; 
m Lizzie Blesh 

The Butter Story 


''Father please tell the 'butter story'." 
I know not what subtle association recalled 
little Mary's plea, but it has decided a half- 
formed purpose of many years I will write 
for the boys of to-day the story of a boy of 
long ago. 

Commencement is over. The culminating 
point of the year has been reached and passed. 
The sonorous Latin of the President has 
ceased to resound through the hall. The 
greetings of the Salutatorian and the fare- 
wells of the Valedictorian are ended. The 
honorable Board of Trustees has taken its 
departure. The actual and the expectant 
recipients of the D. D.'s and the LL. D.'s 
have retired from the scene; the former to 
recover from the shock of newly descended 
honors, the latter to conceal present disap- 
pointment, to "put a cheerful courage on'' 
and hope for better things in the future. 
The debris on the campus of frayed collars, 
toothless combs and broken backed brushes 
betrays the fact that the undergraduate had 
a clearing up time before leaving his room 
to the lonely spider. The empty corridors 
give forth a hollow echo to the footfall of 
some belated Academe. No sound from the 


belfry vibrates on the air. Visitors and 
students have been bom away by the crowded 
stages; the silence of vacation is fallen upon 
the little village, and to-morrow it will seem 
as if the fairy in the story of the "Sleeping 
Beauty" had returned to touch everything 
with her wand, not to awaken till the college 
bell shall rouse it to life again. 

Though the hamlet wears a deserted air, 
some guests linger, loath to leave the. charm- 
ing hospitality of ''Woodland Heights,'* the 
vine-embowered home of the genial Professor 
of Theology. The host, released from the 
confinement of the classroom, the formality 
of the faculty meeting and the distasteful 
duties of the discipline committee, is in his 
happiest mood. 

A congenial company gathers around the 
table at the late dinner. The brilliant essay- 
ist whose magazine articles delight the reader, 
proves himself as delightful in conversation, 
scattering golden grains of thought as lavishly 
as if each one did not possess a commercial 

There are present, too, the poet and the 
humorist, between whom there is a veritable 
pyrothechnic display of witticism and repar- 
tee. An enjoyable feature of the occasion 
is that the talkers have delighted listeners 
in the bright-eyed children, hitherto relegated 
to the second table during Conunencement 
week, and to whom the dinner hour seemed 
woefully long, before the stir of rising guests 
announced that waiting time was over, and 
alas, too, the fact that hardly a scrap of 


chicken-pie or other unusual dainty remained 
for the hungry crowd. But to-day the circle 
has so narrowed that there is room for the 
children, and keenly do they enjoy and long 
will they retain the impressions received, 
making them potent influences in the educa- 
tion of heart and mind. 

One and another had told humorous or 
pathetic incidents, when during a lull in the 
conversation, little Mary slipped down from 
her chair, and stealing round to her father's 
side, laid her hand on his arm and whispered 
** Father, please tell the butter story.'* He 
shook his head, but his neighbor had heard 
the murmur and repeated "The butter story ?'* 
A chorus of voices clamored and with the 
deprecatory remark, **It's not much of a 
story, but the children like to hear it,*' the 
professor yielded. I fear it will not seem 
much of a story as I shall tell it, but could I 
reproduce the vivid language and gesture 
with which the tale was told by its hero, it 
would produce an impression upon the reader, 
and the lesson would not be lost upon the 
boy of to-day as it was not on the boy of long 

**The harrowing incidents I am about to 
relate,'* said the professor, ''happened when 
I was a boy in the Buckeye State, my father 
beinjg a pioneer who had removed from Penn- 
sylvania. His former home was in the vicinity 
of the Wyoming massacre; his mother and 
several of her children falling victims in that 
terrible calamity. 


**Many were the hardships in making a 
home in the wilderness. Great vigilance was 
needed to protect our growing com from the 
marauding bear, who had his den in the depth 
of the forest still tenanted by wolf and pan- 
ther. We were frequently started by the 
appearance of wandering Indians; and well 
do I remember that fearful day when, during 
the War of 1812, a neighboring Colonel, 
wishing to test the courage of his troops gave 
the Indian war-whoop. Immediately the 
soldiers sprang to arms, with the exception 
of one who ran down the valley crying *The 
Indians are coming! Flee for your lives!* 
Great was the exodus as far and wide the 
tidings spread, a terror stricken mother even 
dropping her baby in her flight. It was 
long before the false alarm was quieted and 
the frightened people returned to their homes, 
Hard work and sometimes scanty fare was the 
portion of the ten children who crowded the 
log cabin, but there was nothing sordid about 
our life. 

**Both father and mother had inherited a 
love of learning from their Welsh ancestry, 
and we were taught to put the highest value 
on education. I was a devourer of books 
from my earliest years. Whether this fact 
or that of my utter distaste for farm work 
had the most to do with my parents' decision 
I do not know, but the fiat went forth 'George 
must go to College;' accordingly I became 
a pupil of that enthusiastic instructior Bishop 
Chase, the founder of Kenyon College. Here 
I formed the friendship, which lasted through 


maturer years, with his nephew, Salmon P. 
Chase, afterwards so eminent. 

"It was a rare thing to go to college in 
those days and I was the only boy so dis- 
tinguished for miles around. I say *boy' in 
looking backward; but I verily thought my- 
self a man then. So set up was I in my own 
opinion that it was rather a dismayed feeling 
that I listened to the request of my landlady 
on the occasion of my first visit home : 'Mr. 
Eaton' — how good that 'Mister' soimded — 
'does your mother make butter?' 
'Yes, ma'am,' I answered. 
I am very anxious,' continued Mrs. R., 
'to get some good butter, and would be greatly 
obliged if you would bring me ten pounds or 
so when you return.' Though the thought 
passed through my mind that it was hardly 
the thing for a collegian to be carrying butter, 
I concealed my chagrin and answered as 
politely as I could that I would be happy to 
do so. 

"I walked the twelve miles, oh, so eager to 
get home to mother, and as gladly was I re- 
ceived. Indeed, so much fuss was made over 
me that my self-esteem was largely increased 
The self-complacency of Jack Homer after 
his successful plumming operation was as 
nothing to mine. But all day Sunday the 
thought of that butter was the fly in the 
ointment of my enjoyment. 

"I did not prefer my request imtil Monday 
morning hoping devoutly that mother would 
be out of butter; but owing perhaps to my 
protracted absence, she had an unusual supply 


on hand and could send Mrs R. some jxist as 
well as not. 

**My elder brother was teaching the dis- 
trict school which I had formerly attended 
two miles from my home, and urged me to 
stop on my way to college and visit my former 
comrades. I could not resist the opportunity 
to exhibit my newly acquired dignity, but 
I feared being guyed by the boys for carrying 
butter; so to his 'Come on, it's time to go, 
I said, 'You go on, and Til come after a while.' 

* 'Mother wrapped the beautiful but detested 
balls each in a clean white cloth, then the 
whole in a snowy napkin, and knotted secure- 
ly around the bundle a bandanna handker- 
chief, and placed it in my reluctant hand as 
she kissed me good-by. 

"I arrived at the schoolhouse an hour after 
my brother left home and approached it from 
the windowless side lest some one should 
peek and see the impedimenta X bore. How 
could I conceal it. Ah, I have it. The 
schoolhouse, situated on the edge of a wood, 
was built of logs, one of which jutted out a 
short distance from the ground, forming a 
kind of shelf on which I placed my butter, 
intending after a short stay to take it again 
and resume my journey and no one would be 
the wiser. 

"My entrance caused a suppressed ex- 
citement; I heard whispered remarks, 'Smart', 
'Goin' to college,' 'Studying Greek 'n Latin. 

"My brother requested me to take charge 
of the advanced class in arithmetic. I tried 
to appear very much at my ease, assuming 


an attitude as much like a college professor as 
possible. My class consisted of three young 
ladies. The one with curls, laughing blue 
eyes and dimpled cheeks, I had been wont to 
think of as a sweetheart. 

"If it were not for that butter on the log 
I should feel very well indeed: but after all, 
nobody will be apt to find it. Alas for the 
flattering unction. As the teacher calls, The 
boys go out,' a chill makes me shiver. What 
if they should discover the bandanna. 

**My direct fears are realized; for hardly 
has the door closed when it is burst open and 
a shrill voice cries, 'George Eaton, George 
Eaton! The hogs got y'r butter.* 

**0h, what a fall was there, my countrymen. 
All my plumage of self -complacency drooped ; 
a spectacle to the whole school, my humilia- 
tion was complete as I followed the boys to 
the scene of devastation. 

**As I have said, the schoolhouse was on 
the edge of a wood. It was the custom of 
Ohio farmers then, as it is of many in the South 
to-day, to turn the hogs loose to subsist on 
the *mast' of the forest, the acorns that cover 
the ground in the fall. Can you blame the 
foragers for regaling themselves on the fat 
of the land when it was placed so temptingly 
within their reach? The Hogs driven far 
afield, the boys aided me in gathering up the 

"Here and there a roll, they called out, 
* Wasn't teched,' but the most of it was 
bemired beyond redemption, the imprint of 
the divided hoof being a trademark not re- 


cognized in my mother's kitchen. The white 
napkin was torn to shreds and the bandanna 
as dilapidated as a battle flag after the war. 

"In language more forcible than elegant my 
whilom companion, Ike Cunningham, voiced 
the anathema of my debased spirit, 'Dam'd 
or ho-ogs!* 

**If the boys suspected my mean stuckup- 
ishness, they were too considerate to add 
to my misery by taunting me as I deserved ; 
but I knew it myself and that was enough. 

"A sadder and a wiser boy, I retraced my 
steps to replenish my stock and, relieved of 
the incubus of self-conceit, passed the school- 
house going coUegeward, whistling as I went. 
Ah, my friend, my pride had a fall in that 
Ohio clearing, and it never had a resurrec- 
tion. In after life, if I found such a feeling 
trying to gain possession of forbidden ground, 
a vision of that scene of long ago would rise 
before me. I saw again the log schoolhouse, 
the tall hickories, the black walnuts, the 
tusset-leafed oaks and the grunting quad- 
rupeds; and as I seemed to hear again the 
cry, 'George Eaton, George Eaton, The 
hog's got y'r butter!' the ignoble thoughts 
fled like the vandal swine." 

Our hostess gave an addendum to the 
professor's story as follows: 

**It was a number of years after this incident, 
when I was a young lady in Schenectady 
that I met on his way to the packet, a young 
man who had that day graduated as the 
valedictorian of his class with the highest 
honors Old Union could give. He was es- 


corting his landlady, who was to take a jour- 
ney by canal, and the newly elected tutor 
was carrying the baby. He had come to 
know that no kindly act is degrading to the 
doer, whether he be king baking cakes on a 
cottager's hearth or a college boy carrying 

Those who were so privileged as to know 
Dr. Eaton, for so many years president of 
Madison University, will find it difficult to 
believe that he could ever have exhibited 
the feelings confessed by him in this narra- 
tive, so foreign to his nature do they seem. 
He never looked down upQn men; he raised 
them to his level. He never patronized, 
but always found a common standpoint from 
which to address his brother man of what- 
ever station. 

I have seen him delight an audience with 
his graphic pictures of foreign travel, and 
have seen him equally brilliant, equally solic- 
itous to please when his auditor was the 
maid of all work, the village blacksmith, or 
the town ne'er-do-well. Poor Steerforth said 
to David Copperfield, "Think of me at my 
best." George Eaton not only thought of 
men at their best, but they were at their 
best in his presence. He enlisted all that 
was good in them ; his nobility ennobled them. 

He sleeps on the hillside overlooking the 
beautiful valley of the Chenango, amid scenes 
he loved. The group gathered around that 
table of long ago are scattered far and wide, 
and to children's children is told the story 
of a life spent in blessing others. 


99 8 Rev. Joseph Heywood Eaton, LL.D.; 
son of (68 1) b in Berlin, Delaware County, 
Ohio, Sept. 10, 1812; m Esther Mary Tread- 
weU, a woman of fine mental ability and mark- 
ed character. He was president of Union 
University, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and was 
highly honored for his character and his 
talents, having few equals as an educator. 
He won the enthusiastic devotion of all who 
knew him, and was loved as few men are 
loved. He d Jan. 12, 1859, in Murfrees- 
boro, Tenn. Once during his childhood he 
was supposed to be dead ; the physicians pro- 
nounced him dead but his mother doubted. 
She believed that he was a child of too many 
prayers, that God had a work for him to do; 
and the child recovered. When it was neces- 
sary for him to leave home for larger advan- 
tages of study, being the youngest son, his 
mother parted with him with great reluctance, 
saying, '* Joseph, I have but a little while to 
live — I believe God has a work for you and 
you must be educated to fit you for it and 
hence you must go.*' 


131 1 Thomas Treadwell b 1845; m Alice 

132 2 Josephine m Alonzo Peck 

133 3 Henry D. d in infancy 

134 4 Wayland d aged 5 years 

135 5 Mary d infant 

101 1 Samuel J. Mills Eaton, son of (76 1) 

b at Fairview, Erie county. Pa.; graduated 
at Jefferson College in 1845; pursued his 


theological studies at the Weston Theological 
Seminary and was licensed to preach the 
gospel by the Presbytery of Erie on the 16th 
of March, 1848. He was ordained by the 
same Presbytery on the 7th day of Feb., 
1849, and installed as pastor of the churches 
of Franklin and Mount Pleasant, Aug. 29, 
1855, giving hlis entire time to Franklin. He 
was a member of the Christian Commission 
He was not only a clergyman but an author 
as well. 

Samuel John Mills Eaton who was bom 
at Fairview, Erie Co., Pa., April 15, 1820 
died in Franklin, Pa., July 16, 1889; in 1871 
he travelled in Europe, Egypt, Palestine and 
Greece. He married Nov. 5, 1850 Clara T. 
daughter of John W. Howe a representative 
from Pa. in 1831 and 32. (Lamb's Biograph- 
ical Dictionary of the U. S.) 

The Potts 110 1 Mary Eaton, dau of (76 2) b Oct. 
Family ^^ jygj. ^ -^ jggg. ^ -^ jgjg, Isaiah Potts, 

son of Stephen and Jane (Jones) Potts. Isaiah 
Potts (b April 7, 1780) d June 22, 1858; was 
disciplined for marrying contrary to Friends 

Both are buried in graveyard of the Valley 
Friends Meeting in Chester county. 


136 1 Eezia Potts m Trimble 

137 2 Jane m Polley 

138 3 Martha b 1827 

139 4 Mary imm 

140 5 WlUiam 


114 1 Eliza Eaton, dau of (81 5) b ; 
m William Houston 

141 1 Adelbert Houston b 

142 2 Mary Margaret m Moxley 

118 4 Jane Sharon, dau of (82 6) b 

m James Gill Elrick, grandson of a Revolu- 
tionary soldier, and resides in Columbus, Ohio. 

143 1 Helen Sharon Efarlck 

144 2 Clarabel 

145 3 Anna Eaton m William Francis 

146 4 Bfary Elizabeth m John liacKall 
of Bamesville, Ohio 

119 1 George Allen Chandler, son of (87 3) 
b at Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 8, 1858; moved 
to Bethlehem in Sept. 1881. He m Dec. 27, 
1881, Florence M. White of Chambersburg, 


147 1 Gertrude Fritz Chandler b Mar. 29, 
1883; m Oct. 17, 1905, John Horace Erview; re- 
side at W5nicote, Pa. 

148 2 Allen Chandler Jr., b June 18, 1885; 
d Sept. 7, 1908 

149 3 George Fritz b May 30, 1888; re- 
sides in Philadelphia 

150 4 David Eaton b Nov. 20, 1890; d 
Sept. 6, 1891 

V. 161 5 Daniel Tucker b July 13, 1892 

121 1 George C. Eaton, son of (93 2) b 
m Helen ...... 



152 1 AUce b ; m 

153 2 Julia ; m Jacoby 

122 2 Henry J. Eaton, son of (93 2) b ; 

m (1) Sarah Kelsey; m (2) her sister Maria 
Issue : 

154 1 Sarah m Frank Garrett 
• 155 2 a son d in shildhood 

125 1 George Boardmanl^aton, A.M., son of 

(94 3) b June 10, 1832. He was a writer 
under the name of * Jacob Staff*' for Forest 
and Stream and other periodicals; was b in 
Georgetown, Ky., and d in Waterloo, Wis., 
AprU 15, 1906. 

He was a graduate of Madison University 
in 1856; went west as a civil engineer, return- 
ed to the east in 1859 and settled in New 
York city in 1861, where he held a position 
in the Inspector's Department of the Custom 
House. He m at Lake Mills, Wis., June 19th, 
1858, Harriet Phillips, a descendant of the 
Rev. George Phillips who came to New Eng- 
land with Gov. Winthrop in the ''Arabella" 
in 1630. (Harriet Phillips was b at Canas- 
tota, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1838) 

Issue : * 

156 1 May and Mable, twin girls, b Aug. 
15, 1859; d Sept., 1859 

157 2 Commander Charles Phillips, U. 
S. N.; b 1863; m Louise Bogart 

*A daughter Daisy b Aug. 2nd, 1871; d 
Jan. 1872 


158 3 Louise b April 19, 1865; m George 

126 2 Prof. James Rodolphus Eaton, son Memng- 
of (94 3) b at Hamilton, N. Y., Dec. 11th, shaw's En- 
1834; m June 6th, 1872; Mary Elizabeth, of Am.Biog 
only dau of William P. and Mary E. Lew- 
right. He graduated at Colgate University; 

moved May 1st, 1862, to Liberty, Mo., to 
accept the Chair of Natural Science in Wil- 
liam Jewel College, Liberty, Mo., where he 
was elected head of the scientific department ; 
d March 20, 1897 in Cairo, Egypt, while on a 
trip to the Holy Land and his body lies in 
the American Mission Cemetery in Cairo. 

159 1 Lewright Boardman b Aug. 4, 1876; 
d Mar. 10, 1877 

160 2 Harold William b April 13, 1876; 
d Aug. 31, 1882 

161 3 Herbert Lewright b June 3, 1881 

162 4 Mable Elsie b June 1, 1887 

127 3 Frances Douglas Eaton, dau of 

(94 3) b May 29, 1837; was educated and 
graduated at Troy Female Seminary, m (1) 
in 1856 Charles Addison Mott who d in ; 
m (2) Hon. Henry R. Pierson, a Senator, rail- 
road president and Chancellor of the Uni- 
versity of New York. 
Issue by 1st husband: 

163 1 George E. Mott, a distinguished 
lawyer in New York city 

168 3 Louise Eaton, dau of (126 1) b 
April 19, 1865; graduated from the Woman's 


Records of Medical College of Baltimore, April, 1894; 
^?°^°^^^^ appointed assistant resident physician of the 
Eaton US. *'Good Samaritan Hospital'' (connected with 
Navy * the College) . Post graduate from John Hop- 
kins in 1895, and practised in New York city 
imtil her marriage to George Kennedy Seeber 
of Waterioo, Wis., March 9, 1904. 

170 7 Elizabeth Lasher, dau of (128 4) 

b April 2, 1875; m George S. Austin of Paines- 
ville, O., Nov. 28, 1901 
Issue : 

182 1 Flora Angell Austin b June 16, 1904 

183 3 George Lasher b May 6, 1907 

128 4 Eliza Clarissa Eaton, dau of (94 3) 

b May 3, 1839; graduated from Chestnut 
Female Seminary (now Ogontz) Philadelphia ; 
m Rev. George William Lasher Aug. 23, 1860. 
(George Lasher, D. D., LL. D., traces descent 
from the Palatinate in 1710, having as one 
of his ancestors Silas Marsh, a member of the 
Boston Tea-party. He is editor of the Jour- 
nal and Messenger, Cincinnati). On the 
23d of Aug. 1910, Rev. George and Mrs. Lash- 
er celebrated their golden wedding with an 
informal reception. 
Issue : 

164 1 George Eaton Lasher b May 21, 
1861; d Feb. 21, 1873 

165 2 Mary b Dec. 23, 1863; d May 20, 

166 3 William b Oct. 25, 1865; d Dec. 2, 

167 4 Mabel Elsie b Aug. 13, 1867; d 
Feb. 9, 1870 


168 5 Helen Louise b July 9, 1869 

169 6 Clara Adella b Mar. 13, 1872 

170 7 Elizabeth b April 2, 1875; m George 
S. Austin 

129 5 Mary Hammer Eaton, dau of (94 3) 

b Nov. 29, 1841. Graduated from Chestnut 
Female Seminary, (now Ogontz) Philadelphia, 
Pa. m as 2d wife to Rev. Herbert C. Woods 
who d in Pasadena, Cal.; she d April 16, 1906 
in Madison ville, Ohio. 


171 1 Grace E. Woods b in Minneapolis, 

The Rev. Herbert C. Woods D. D., was 
pastor of the Fayette ville, N. Y., Baptist 
church from 1867-72. His portrait is to be 
found on p 53 "Centennial of the Baptist 
Church, Fayetteville, N. Y., 1797-1897'' 

130 6 Commodore William Colgate Eaton, 

A. M., Ph. D., son of (94 3) b Feb. 4, 1851; 
m Sept. 7, 1890 Lizzie Blesh. Graduated 
from Colgate University in 1869; entered 
the United States Navy in 1872 and was com- 
missioned chief engineer, June 1, 1895; fleet 
engineer Pacific Squadron, 1899-1900; Capt., 
Nov. 18, 1907; retired as Commodore at his 
own request, June 30, 1908; detailed as head 
of Dep't EngV, Colgate University, 1888-90; 
appointed by Viceroy Li Hung Chang, ex- 
aminer of naval engineering graduates, Im- 
perial University, Tientsin, China, 1892; 
present duty, inspecting engineering material 
and ordinance for U. S. Navy. , 



172 1 WiUiam West b July, 1893 

Note — Extract from a letter written by 
Commcxiore William Colgate Eaton. 

* * * Many years ago when I was a 
small lad, I remember that at a commence- 
ment of Colgate University one of the vis- 
itors was a certain Dr. Price, a Baptist 
clergyman from Wales. Visiting my father, 
then President of the College, he remembered 
that he has seen on a mantlepiece in Wales, 
a genealogy of an Eaton family so interesting 
that he had copied it in his diary, as it went 
back a thousand years. He, therefore, pro- 
duced hi& dairy and read it and it fitted exact- 
ly, as the emigration in 1686 was referred to 
with the correct names, etc., showing that 
it was our family. Most unfortunately none 
of the family at the time copied this genealogy 
and a day or two later Dr. Price went away, 
returning to Wales where his address could 
not be learned and therefore the whole thing 
was lost. I cannot now conceive why we 
should all have been so stupid as to take no 
copy of this interesting thing, for while the 
records a thousand years back were doubtless 
legendary, though set forth on the mantle- 
piece, much of it would now be valuable. 
This must have been some forty-five years 
ago or more and of course that Mr. Price 
must now be dead, but I suppose the mantle- 
piece still exists if it could only be located. 
Very cordially, 

W. C. Eaton, Commodore, U. S. N. 




131 1 Rev. Thomas Treadwell Eaton, son 

of (99 8) b in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Nov. 16, 
1846; d June 29, 1907; m Alice Roberts. He 
was pastor of Walnut street Baptist church 
and editor of the Western Recorder, Louisville, 
Ky.; was an eloquent preacher, fearless as 
an editor, and greatly honored by the com- 
munity in which he lived. 

173 1 Maria m £. C. Farmer 

174 2 Joseph H. b ; m Alice Bouen 

Inscription on His Monument 

1845 1907 

Thomas Treadwell Eaton, D. D .,L. L. D. 

This Montiment is an Expression 

Of the Gratitude of Southern Baptists 

To Almighty God 

for his Gift to the World of him who 

as Pastor for twenty-seven years 

of the Walnut street Baptist Church 

of Louisville, Kentucky 

as Leader, Editor and Author 

did * 'earnestly contend for the faith 

which was once for all 

delivered unto the Saints'' 

132 2 Josephine Eaton, dau of (99 8) b 

; m Alonzo Peck of Hamilton, N. Y., who 
d in 1883. Mrs Peck is a woman of brilliant 
intellect, an incisive writer of editorials in 
the Richmond Herald and Western Recorder, 
Louisville, Ky. 


146 3 Anna Eaton Elrick, dau of (118 4) 

b at Morristown, O., June 21, 1853; m William 
Francis Janeway (b at Zanesville, O., Sept. 
28, 1850), Sept. 18, 1873. He was a jobber 
and manufacturer of tinware and a dealer in 
tinplate. In 1874, he settled in Barnes ville, 
O., and there established a large business, 
leaving there for Columbus, O., where he in- 
creased his business and established a large 
manufacturing concern, where he continued 
his business imtil his death, which took place 
April 8, 1907. William F. Janeway was vice- 
president of the Buckeye State Building and 
Loan Company and one of the prime movers 
in the establishment of the Ohio State Life 
Insurance Company, of which he was a direc- 
tor and treasurer. He was also a member of 
the Columbus Board of Trade and a director 
of the Security Savings Bank. He was a 
member of the Kine Avenue Methodist Epis- * 
copal church and superintendent of the Sim- 
day School for years. 
Issue : 

175 1 Carrie Lucile Janeway b at Zanes- 
ville, Ohio, Aug. 3, 1874; m Orra Eugene 
Monnette Nov. 6, 1895 

176 2 Louella Sharon b Dec. 26, 1875; 
d Feb. 18, 1876 

177 3 Edith Francis b at Bamesville, 
Ohio, Jan. 3, 1876 

178 4 Mary Viola b Oct. 10, 1881; m 
Alfred Cookman de Bruin, June 27, 1905 

179 5 William Ralph b Dec. 6, 1884 

180 6 (child d in infancy) 

181 7 George Harold b Dec. 5, 1888 


167 2 Commander Charles Phillips Eaton, 

son of (125 1) b at 250 East Broadway, New 
York, May 13, 1863. His parents removed 
to Jersey City, N. J., in 1866 and there he 
attended the public schools until 15. In 
1879 he entered the U. S. Naval Academy as 
a Cadet Engineer by competition examina- 
tion. Cadet Midshipman and Cadet Engi- 
neer were amalgamated as Naval Cadets by 
Act of Congress, Aug. 2, 1882. He grad- 
uated *Vith distinction'' in June, 1883. 
Promotions, Ensign, July 1, 1885; Leiutenant 
(junior grade) Dec. 4, 1894; Lieutenant, 
April 13, 1988; Lieutenant Commander, Dec. 
4, 1904; retired as Commander, June 30, 1905; 
served in various ships in China, Japan and 
the Philippines, West Indies, East coast of 
Africa, East coast of South America, Pacific 
coast from Sitka to Salvadore, Mediterranean 
and North of Europe, and on shore duty for 
short periods at the Navy Yard, N. Y., the 
Training Station at Newport, R. I., and as 
Naval Inspector of machinery at various 
private works. While on shore duty in 
New York city in 1890 and 1891, he studied 
and was admitted to the bar for New Jersey 
as an Attorney -at-law in Nov., 1891. He 
wrote several pamphlets on steam engineer- 
ing and other professional notes and a book 
on International law. 

While surveying in Jiquirica Bay, Salva- 
dor, the close fine work required caused 
serious eye strain which was made worse by 
work as navigator of the battleship Maine 



in 1905, and catised his retirement June 30 
of that year. 

Dec. 8, 1908 he m Frances Bogert of Bo- 
gota, N. J., whose ancestors on both sides 
were Holland Dutch who came to America 
about the middle of the 17th century. One 
of her aunts is living in the second house 
built on the lot set aside for an ancestor in 
1660 when the town of Bergen (now part of 
Jersey City) was founded. This house and 
the preceeding one have been occupied con- 
tinuously by members of the family. 

173 1 Maria Eaton, dau of (131 1) m 
E. C. Fanner 


182 1 Josephine Fanner 

183 2 Lucy 

174 2 Joseph H. Eaton, son of (131 1) b 

; m Alice Bouen 

184 1 Alice d aged 4 years 
186 2 Thomas d aged 7 years 

175 1 Carrie Lucile Janeway, dau of Monnette 
(146 3) b at Zanesville, Ohio; m Nov. 6, 1895, ^^'^^^^''• 
Orra Eugene Monnette, Attomey-at-law M^^"ueof 
(Monnette Family Genealogy By Orra E. los Angeles, 
Monnette of Los Angeles, Cal.) Cai. 



John Eaton, of Dolan, Radnorshire, Wales, m Joan ; 

came to Pennepack, Philadelphia Co.^n 1683. Hed Mar. 
1716; his wife d Nov. 1716 
John Eaton, of J Llandewr Fach, Radnorshire, Wales, 165d- 

1760, m Jane'. 

Rev. Joseph Eaton — Gwillian Morgan 

Joseph Eaton — Katherine 



Joseph Eaton — Jeanet Ramsey 



Martha Eaton — ^James Sharon 

Jane Sharon — James Gill Elrick 

Anna Eaton Elrick — William Francis Janeway 
1863- 1850-1907 

Carrie Lucille Janeway — Ora Eugene Monnette 

193 8 David Henry Eaton, son of (64 7) 
b at Mt. Gilead, Va., Jan. 9, 1846; m Feb. 25, 
1890, Mary C. Riticor 


196 2 Judge James Wilson Eaton, son 
of (66 8) b Sept. 6, 1639; graduated in the 
same class with Robert Lincohi at Harvard 
College; served as Judge of Otol Co., Neb., 
but now lives in Syracuse, Neb. m Mary E. 
Stone Hake in 1863 


Bleddyn, ap Cynfyn, Prince of Powis 
through his great grand-son, C3mric Efell 
Griffith ap Nichols ap Diarus ap Grono ap 
ap Griffith Grach ap Mellir ap Grono, married 
Margaret, daughter John ap Ellis Eyton, of 
Rhuabon Co. Denbigh, an old Bosworth 
Soldier (of the tribe of the Marshes, established 
by Tudor Trevo, Lord of Hereford and 
Whittington) , and from him was taken the 
surname Eyton. Of this the elder son John 
Eyton, married Catherine, daughter of Ellis 
ap Tudyr, of Yale and had several daughters 
but one son, 

John Eyton who married Jane, daughter 
of John Lloyd, Esq., of Bodidrisyn Yale Co. 
Denbigh, and sister of Sir Evan Lloyd, Knight 
of Bodidris. He was father of eight sons 
and three daughters. From Ellis, one of 
the younger sons derived Eytons of Mais-y- 
Groes Co. Flint a younger son of which family 
Thomas Eyton, Esq., of Cilcain, was father 
of Thomas Eyton, Esq., of Langynhafal Co. 
Denbigh married Alice Roberts and had Rev. 
Robert Eyton, d unm. 

Thomas married Miss Pryse of Caewys 
and was father of John Eyton, Esq., of 
Llanech-y-Mor; Elizabeth married in 1771 
the Rev. William Tooke and had two sons, 
Thomas and William and a daughter Eliza- 
beth. The eldest son John Eyton, Esq., 



of Leeswood, Co. Flint, married Jane, daughter 
of David Jones of Halkin, Co. Flint; married 
2nd, Jane, daughter of Edward Kynaston 
of Pantybksley, relict of Philip Lloyd of 

p Issue 4 daughters and 1 son John Eyton, 
Esq; of Leeswood, married Susan, daughter 
of Thomas Puleston, of Lightwood-Green 
and died Mar. 19, 1600; issue daughter Mary 
who married John Trevor Esq., of Trevon. 
John Eyton Esq.. of Trimley, nmrried 
Dorothy, daughter of William Herbert of 
Kerry and Trefeglwys, both of Coimty Mont- 
gomerie, and had 

John Eyton of Leeswood whose issue be- 
came extinct. 


Thomas 2nd son of Trimley married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Sir Thomas Powell, Bart, 
of Horsley, Surry and had issue 

Thomas Eyton, Esq., married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Robert Davis, Esq., of Gwysaney 
and Llanerch and had son, Thomas Eyton, 
his heir and other child who died immarried. 
A daughter Elizabeth married Robert Wynne, 
Esq., of Garthewyn and a son the Rev. John 
Eyton Rector of Westbury, Salop married 
Penelope, only child of George Hope, Esq., 
of Hope by Elizabeth Longueville, his wife 
and by her who died in 1800 left with other 
issue a son 

Hope Ejjrton Esq,, of Leeswood; b Nov. 
19, 1754; m Nov. 10, 1783, Margaret, niece 


of Robert Wynne Esq., of Tower, Co. Flint 
and had issue 

John Eyton his heir 

Thomas m in 1846, Catherine, 4th dau of 
Sir Henry Mainwaring Bart, of Over Peovil, 
Co. Chester and had 

Thomas Wynne Ejjrton of Tower Mold, Co. 
Flint; b Oct. 28, 1847 

John Hope Wynne b April 19, 1852 
Robert William b June 24, 1854 

Charles Edward b Aug. 17, 1857 and Kath- 
erlne Margaret Laetitia b Nov. 4, 1850; d 
Dec. 1850 

Robert Wynne, M. A. Vicar of Llangollen, 
m Charlotte, dau of Thomas Griffith Esq., of 
Rhual, Co. Flint 

William Wynne R. N. 

Charles Warkin Wynne, Rector Ashton 
Clinton Bucks, m Mar. 2, 1848, Philadelphia, 
Frances Esther eldest dau of Rev. Francis 
Wrangham M. A. and F. R. S. Archdeacon 
of Cleveland, Yorkshire and Canon of Chester 


Louise Elizabeth 

Margaret Letitia b unm, 1808 

William Eyton d in 1824 

Arms — Az. on a bend arg. a lion passa Sa. 

Seat — Lees wood. Mold, Flintshire. 
Leeswood, North Wales, in the Co. of 
Flint, the seat of John Wynne Eyton, Esq. 


This house must not, however, be confused 
with another in the neighborhood having 
the same name and being the paternal resi- 
dence of the same owner, although he him- 
self no longer lives there. The Leeswood 
in which Mr. Eyton resides was bought by 
his father from the late Mr. Gamons, and is 
a very old mansion, the original date of which 
can no longer be ascertained, but has been 
greatly added to and at considerable expense, 
by the late Sir George Wjrmie, who amongst 
other improvements, erected two magnificent 
iron gates in front of it. Mr. Eyton also 
possesses — Tower, in the Co. of Flint, in- 
herited from his mother's family. It is 
situated about a mile and a half from Mold 
and on the right hand side of the road from 
that town to Nerquis. The building has a 
venerable but somewhat desolate appearance, 
and is partly of ancient, partly of modem date, 
standing amongst the remains of its ances- 
tral groves. It consists of a tall machicho- 
lated and ambattled tower, adjoining to what 
appears to be a dwelling-house of the time 
of Queen Anne. The two structures, as 
may be supposed, are perfectly incongruous. 
Of the fortified portion, the defences and 
outer-works are gone, and there is not even 
the trim garden nor the stable-yard of the 
more peaceful habitation. 

In front is an ordinary pasturefield with a 
fish-pond and solitary sim-dial: 

**The dial-stone aged and green" 

while beyond are piggeries, sow-sheds, and^ 


the other essential but not very picturesque 
adjuncts of a small farm. 

Still the edifice is not much dilapidated; 
the masonry of the tower is as soimd and sharp 
as when first erected; even the rampant 
monsters at the comers, that voided from 
their mouths the waters of the roof, grin as 
freshly and grotesquely as ever they did, and 
if injury be an5nvhere visible, it has come, 
not from time but from the hand of man. 

The principal tower and which seems to 
have given its name to the entire building, 
is on the western side of the house, forming 
an oblong of forty-five feet on the western 
and eastern sides, twenty-seven on the north- 
em and southern, and about forty feet in 
height to the top of the battlement. At 
one period it was divided into three stories, 
but these have been altered into two, and 
apparently at the commencement of the 
eighteenth century ; and thus the architectural 
character of the whole has been much altered. 
On the top is the stone roof, reposing on 
massive timbers sufficiently level to permit 
the working of warlike engines upon it, with 
area enough to accommodate a score or so 
of archers. A circular turret staircase leads 
to the roof at the south-eastern angle, and 
has three doors within, corresponding with 
the different stories of the original structure. 
At the south-western comer of this tower is 
a lower oblong building, usually called the 
dungeon. It consisted of two stories with 
a cellar beneath and communicated with the 
ground-floor room of the larger tower by a 


small arched doorway. In this lesser build- 
ing are some remains of an ornamental tim- 
ber ceiling; and a water-channel with a 
ring in the subterranean part leads to the 
beUef that it was used either for prisoners 
or a place of concealment. It is lighted only 
by long narrow loop-holes from without, 
and preserves its original stone roof. Under 
the larger building is a cellar with a plain, 
segmental vault, which was approached by 
a doorway leading from the mansion. On 
the eastern wall of the main tower are to be 
seen traces of jimction with the old roof of 
the house, which as we shall presently have 
occasion to mention, was burnt down in the 
fifteenth century ; and it has been conjectured 
by an able writer in the "Cambrian Arch- 
aeology" — from which we have largely bor- 
rowed — that this tower was intended as a 
place of permanent abode. 

From the fonns of the archways, which 
are flattened and fourcentered, from the 
mouldings of the battlements, and from the 
workmanship of the immense gargouilles 
that are still perfect at each comer of the 
machicholated battlement, it may be con- 
jectured that the building was erected early 
in the fifteenth century, though there is no 
documentary evidence as to its precise date. 
The style of the two large apartments which 
occupy the whole extent of the building is 
French, and is rather curious from the respect 
that has been shown in making them, to the 
style of the middle ages; for insjtead of form- 
ing square-headed Italian windows, an at- 


tempt, and not a bad one, at mediaeval 
windows has been made. The mouldings 
have been imitated from the battlement 
and certain ornamental portions of the older 
windows have been used up, so as to produce 
an effect which at first puzzles the antiquary. 
Were it not for the style of the rooms within, 
we should assign these windows to the tem- 
porary revival in time of Charles I. Over 
the northern window of the upper apartment 
is a shield, the bearings of which we are not 
able to assign correctly to any family. They 
are quarterly, first and fourth, three fleurs-de- 
lys, two and one; second and third, three 
lions passant regardant; supporters, on the 
dexter side, a mermaid, on the sinister side 
what appears (being much mutilated) to be 
a griffin. A small head crowned terminates 
the dripstone on the eastern side of this 
window, and a female head with the homed 
head-dress in fashion during the fifteenth 
century ends that on the western. These 
ornaments formed part of the older decora- 
tions of the original building. In the lower 
part of the tower, which is panelled with oak 
all around to three-fifths of its height, there 
is a shield over the chimney-piece, the head- 
ings connected with those of the Wynnes 
formerly possessors of the domain. On a 
corbel outside this room is a griffin. The 
masonry of this tower shows few signs of 
decay, and none but what might easily be 
repaired. Several of the stones in the turret- 
stair-case and on the western wall bear the 
masons mark, a rude W. The gargouilles 


of the tower no longer serve to carry off the 
water from the roof, it having been altered; 
but they are in excellent preservation and of 
truly monstrous design. The loop-holes of 
the battlement are beautifully formed equal- 
armed crosses with circular ends. The mod- 
em house on the eastern side of the tower 
presents no features worthy of remark; but 
it might be formed into a commodious resi- 

In a field on the western side of the tower 
is a circular pigeon-house, perhaps of the 
seventeenth century; and tradition — only an 
idle one — says that a subterraneous passage 
leads to it from the dungeon. Pennant tells 
us that during the wars of the Roses this 
place was inhabited by Reinallt ap Gruffyd 
ap Bleddyn, a descendant of Bleddyn ap 
Cynvyn, founder of the third royal tribe of 
Wales. He and his people were always at 
variance with the citizens of Chester. In 
1465 a considerable number of the latter 
came to Mold Fair; a fray ensued between 
the two parties and a dreadful slaughter was 
made on both sides. Reinallt, however, ob- 
tained the victory, took prisoner Robert 
Bryne, linen-draper and ex-Mayor of Chester, 
whom he lead to his tower and hung on his 
staple in his great hall. An attempt was 
subsequently made to seize Renallt, two 
hundred powerful men sallying forth from 
Chester for that purpose. He retired there- 
upon into a neighboring wood, permitted 
some of his enemies to enter the house, then 
rushing from his hiding place fastened the 


door and setting fire to the place, burnt them 
without mercy. He then attacked the rest 
and pursued them to the seaside where those 
who escaped the sword perished in the Chan- 
nel. Reinallt, however, had the good for- 
time to receive a pardon for his offences from 
Thomas Lord Stanley, Lord of the Council 
of Wales, the difficulty of bringing so form- 
idable an offender to justice being, no doubt, 
the principal cause of this impolitic lenity. 
Some portions of this tradition, as given by 
Pennant, are manifestly false. As to the 
hanging of the ex-Mayor, this could hardly 
be, since the room in which the hanging is 
said to have taken place was of a date long 
posterior to that event, while the supposed 
staple is nothing more than a slight staple 
for a chandelier with nothing antique about 
it. The burning, too, of Reinallt's house by 
himself when he had other modes of ven- 
geance at hand, seems to be somewhat prob- 
lematical ; besides which there is a traditionary 
anecdote that completely contradicts either 
of these assertions. **Four cousins having 
met at an inn, began to boast to each other 
of their various exploits. The first was 
Davydd ap Sianeyn, ap Davydd Crech of 
Nant Conwy, who began, 'This is the dagger 
with which I slew the red judge on the bench 
at Denbigh.' The second, Davydd ap Jeuan 
ap Einion, who had been keeper of Harlech 
Castle said, This is the sword and this the 
ashen spear with which I slew the shreiff at 
Llandrillo.' The third, Reinallt ap Gruf- 
fydd ap Bleddyn of Tower, said, This is the 


sword with which I slew the Mayor of Chester 
when he came to bum my house.' Then 
they inquired of the fourth, Gruff ydd Vychan 
ap Jeuan ap Einion, a quiet and peaceable 
man, what daring deed had he ever performed 
when he replied, 'This is the sword with which 
had I drawn it in dishonor, I should have 
accomplished as much as the best of you 
ever did.' " A Welsh bard has left us a song 
showing the high estimation in which the 
Lord of Tower was held in his own days. 

"Reinallt ap Gruflydd ap Bledd5m 
Possess a sword which is sharp upon the skin ; 
For fear of it, whilst it attacks at once a 

hundred men, 
The puny city (Chester) and its inhabitants 


"Chester and its inhabitants trembled for 

fear of Reinallt, 
As far as the extreme edge of Velallt (Beeston). 
They trembled whilst they fled towards 

Trembled all over, their skin and hair. 

'Their skin, and brittle bones, and shanks, 
Will the descendants of Einion break; 
In every part of Chester 
He will slay a thousand men with his ashen 

And much more there is to the same ef- 
fect; the bard having been inspired with a 
double portion of the poetic fury from his 


having been driven out of Chester and de- 
prived of all his hotisehold ftimiture because 
he married a citizen's widow without the 
leave of the magistrates. 

It only remains to observe that one of the Seats of 
names of the Tower in former times was ^*- ^^^^ 
Bryncoed **The woody bank" and the town- ^^ ®^^ 
ship in which it stands still retains that name. 

Eaton, of Dublin, Ireland 

A. J. Eaton, of Hampton House, Rath, 
mines, Dublin, Ireland, d 1907. He was 
Collector of Inemal Revenue for Dublin; a 
man of generous mind and broad views, 
deeply read; a keen logician and a conversa- 
tionalist of high order. Buried in Dean's 
Grange Cemetery. 



Oscar, A. M. 


Frederick Heber Eaton, son of ( ); b 
; married in Bloomsburg, Pa, 1881, Eliz- 
abeth Furman. Mr. Eaton is President and 
Director x>i American Car and Foundry Com- 
pany; Vice-President and Director of the 
Susquehana, Bloomsburg & Berwick R. R. 
Columbus Trust Company, Seaboard National 


1 Daughter. 

Note — Frederick Heber Eaton, son of 
Ralph H. and Eliza Knapp (Dickerman) 


History of Gurdon Eaton, a native of New York, m 
^^g^l^^^^ Lucinda Holcomb, of Ulster, Bradford Co. 
^ He was a cabinet-maker and served a number 

of years as Justice of the Peace and Constable 
in Tonawanda, and died there in the spring of 
1878, aged 74. His wife died in 1856, aged 
39 years. 






5 William H. b April 2, 1850; locomotive 
engineer, L. V. R. R. ; m April 26, 1882,Emma, 
dau of Jabez B. and Adelia (Rightmire) Hard- 
ing, a native of Tunkhannock, Pa. Her 
great grandfather, Elisha Harding, was in the 
Wyoming massacre, and had two brothers 
killed three days before the massacre, while 
hoeing com. William Eaton was reared in 
Tonawanda and completed his education at 
the Collegiate. 


1 Clarence Harding, b 

PART vin 



John Eaton b in England or Wales, was 
counted a Briton He was one of King 
William's men and was in the battle of the 
Boyne; received a large bounty of land from 
King William and became a citizen of Ireland ; 


2 1 John Eaton and other sons and daugh- 
ters whom he raised with respectablilty. 

Note — It was on the 14th of Jime, 1690, 
that King i William landed at Carrickfergus. 
On July 1st, he defeated James at the Battle 
of Boyne. He entered Dublin in triumph 
and marching on through the country laid 
siege to^Limerick. 

2 1 John Eaton, of Ireland; lived on the 
homestead, son of John Eaton of England 
and Wales; removed to America and settled 
in Chester county. Pa. He was a man six 
feet high, strong and robust, of a good con- 
stitution. (His father was just such a size 
and a good honest churchman.) m (1) 

who lived until after the birth of her 

third child; then he m (2) He had a 




Family Rec. 
Rev. T. M. 
Eaton, Mt. 

maxim which was ''Never put your friend 
in your pocket." 

Issue : 

3 1 James b 1733; m (1) Croft; m 

(2) Elizabeth Downey 

4 2 Hugh 
6 3 Ma^ 

3 1 James Eaton, son of (2 1) a native 
of Ireland; b in 1733; date or place not known. 
He travelled through France and other coun- 
tries with Lord Cople as gentleman's waiter. 
After seeing a good part of the world he en- 
listed for seven years and was on sea the 
greater part of the time where were fought 
many bloody battles. On his return to 
London he m a Miss Croft who was of a decent 
family but not rich, and followed his trade 
as a shoemaker. After the birth of his son 
Edward he decided to return to Ireland to 
make his father (who was a wealthy man) a 
visit; reaching Ireland he fotmd that his 
father had removed to America, his second 
wife having died. So James Eaton and his 
brother Hugh followed their father's example 
and also sailed for America, reaching Phila- 
delphia and afterwards going to his father 
who had settled in Chester Co. James Eaton 
rented a farm, and sent a small cargo to his wife 
in England with a letter by the Captain; 
which letter never reached her. He stayed 
another year and went over himself to re- 
move his family to his new home but found 
that his wife was dead and her parents not 
willing to part with the child. He returned 


to Ameriica, settled for a while in Hartford 
Co., Md., where he m Elizabeth Downey and 
removed west of the mountains and settled 
on land near where now stands Cannonsburg, 
Pa., but the Indians were so bad that they 
returned over the mountains and settled at 
Green's Springs Furnace, in Worthington 
Coimty, Md., but in 1788 he removed again 
over the mountains to a farm which he bought 
on the headquarters of Pike Run, Washington 
Co., Pa. (In those days the country was 
almost a wilderness) . He crossed the moun- 
tains 76 times. In 1713 he sold his land and 
was to remove to Columbia Co., Ohio, but was 
taken with typhus fever and d the day he 
was to start, March 31, 1714; is buried in the 
cemetery at Bentleysville, Pa. His grave is 
marked and no doubt the date of his birth 
appears there. He was not as large a man 
as his forefathers, being but five feet ten inches 
and of a large form. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

6 1 Edward b in England 
Issue by 2d wife: 

7 2 John b Sept. 1778; m Catherine 

8 2 Hugh b 1780; d 1863; m Ann Rose 

9 4 Nancy 

10 5 William ; d aged 3 yrs 

11 6 James 

12 7 Elizabeth d infant 

13 8 Sarah 

14 9 Rebecca 


4 2 Hugh Eaton, son of (2 1) b . He 
went to London where he learned the trade 
of a tailor and m 

Hugh Eaton accompanied his brother James 
to America in search of their father John 
Eaton who had removed from Ireland to 
Chester County, Pa. 

7 2 John Eaton, son of (3 1) b April, 

1778; m Catherine who d Oct. 30, 1854; 

he d July 23, 1850 

Issue I 

16 1 Catherine b April 8, 1798 

16 2 Rebecca b Jan. 12, 1800 

17 3 Wlliiam b Nov. 14, 1801 ; d May 20, 

18 4 Martha b July 6, 1804; d Feb. 21, 

19 5 Nancy b Jan. 6; m Feb. 9, 1816 
James Dodge, m by Chas. Henley, Lener Co., 

20 6 Sarah b April 11, 1809 

21 7 Horace b Mar. 11, 1811 

22 8 James Harvey b Dec. 19, 1813 

23 9 John Thompson b Mar. 21, 1816; 
d Aug. 1, 1822 

24 10 Resin Bell b Dec. 4, 1818; m 
Margaret E. Hayes April 8, 1851 

8 3 Hugh Eaton, son of (3 1) b Feb. 25, 
1780 (according to his own statement) at 
Green's Springs Furnace, in Worthington 
Co., Maryland, m Ann Rose, Ctet. 20, 1803 
and lived for many years in Washington Co., 
Pa., but d in Columbia Co., Ohio, Feb. 12, 


Issue : 

26 1 Catherine b 1804; m Isaac Garrett 

26 2 James b 1806; was killed by his 
horse running away while he was moving 
to a new home. His last words were "Though 
He slay me, yet will I trust him." 

27 3 Isaac (Rev.) b Feb. 20, 1809; m 
Mary Lamberson and d 1879 

28 4 Dr. Henry b 1811; m (1) (2) 

29 5 Elizabeth b 1814; m Joseph Keeler 

30 6 Hathais M. (Rev.) b 1816; m Mary 

31 7 Samuel (Rev.) b 1820; m Nancy 

32 8 John b 1823; m 

33 9 Hester Ann b 1818; d infant 

34 10 Rose Ann b 1826 

8 3 Hugh Eaton, son of (3 1); Mary 
Eaton, his daughter-in-law, widow of Rev. 
Mathias M. Eaton writes of him: 

**To begin with Father Hugh. Mr. Eaton 
often talked to me of his father before we 
were married, always speaking of him as the 
'Old Patriarch' and when I saw and knew 
him I thought the title fitted him well. 
He was 70 when I first saw him ; fine looking, 
tall and straight with long silvery hairs, 
calm and dignified, yet genial and affectionate. 
He was a weaver by trade but had not worked 
any for more than twenty years ; rode around 
over the farm and examined the stock and 
fences and if there was anything amiss it 


caught his eye. If there was anything he 
detested it was things out of order, a thing 
he would not tolerate where he could remedy 
it. Father Eaton was a man above the 
average physically, intellectually and spirit- 
ually; a man of more than ordinary force. 
He was original, had his own notions about 
matters and did not fear to express them if 
necessary. Some of them were peculiar. 
One of his ideas was that it was the duty of 
his children to marry above their station in 
life, as it was the only way that the human 
race could be improved. He would say, 
*You be careful to improve your stock by 
crossing it with better breeds; the same rule 
holds good in selecting a companion, for 
there is as much difference in the breed of 
poeple as of stock.* The idea was peculiar 
but the argument not bad. He sought by 
every means to elevate his family. Though 
firm he was singularly kind and affectionate; 
was a lover • of the other sex and had his 
peculiar notions about the way they should 
be treated; had no use for a man who would 
treat a woman disrespectfully or tmkindly . He 
married a beautiful woman whom he adored 
and he never ceased to mourn her loss. No 
matter how much company he had he would 
complain of being lonely; said 'They do not 
take Ann's place.' I have heard the sons 
say that they had a beautiful mother. 

** Father Eaton was a good entertainer ; was 
well informed on all that was going on in 
Church and State, and I might say neighbor- 
hood, and his own comments on these sub- 


jects were rich and entertaining. He was a 
good singer and being sentimental he loved 
to sing love songs of the Highland laddies 
and Highland chiefs as he called them. He 
had no scruples about singing these songs 
for he held human love as sacred as his re- 
ligion. There was something about his relig- 
ious life that I did not understand. He did 
not talk of his religion and yet he possessed 
a singular influence, quiet but forceful, not 
only in his own family but in the neighbor- 
hood where he lived. For instance, to show 
how great an influence he possessed, he mar- 
ried a Baptist and though a staunch Metho- 
dist himself he took the ground that every one 
had a right to think his own religious beliefs ; 
consequently did not ask her to come with 
him, but attended church with her as often 
as possible, as did the children, entertained 
her preachers as cordially as his own, never 
discussed the matter but left the children 
perfectly free to make their own choice. 
Children, in most cases, will follow the mother, 
at least a part of them, but in this case every 
one of them as they grew up joined their 
father's church, most of them prominent 
workers in the church; three sons and three 
grandsons preachers and down to the fourth 
generation his descendants belong to the 
M. E. church. What was the cause ? There 
was an unseen force; I have always thought 
it was Father's honest, upright, loyal chris- 
tain life that the children saw daily. He was 
loyal to the church and preachers. I never 
heard him speak a disparaging word of a 


minister and he bad a great love for the 
'worn out' preachers as he called them. 
He called them *Jack and Jerry' ; said that, 
like oxen, they were worn out and could no 
longer bear the yoke and were turned out to 
browse and live the best they could. Every 
year his five dollars went to conference mark- 
ed for Jack and Jerry, one of the original 

**He lived nearly fourteen years after I 
knew him; we visited him frequently and 
corresponded with him and the more inti- 
mately I became acquairrted with him the 
more I was convinced that Hugh Eaton was 
more than an ordinary man and after Uving 
with one of his sons for thirty-two years and 
having intimate intercourse with most of the 
family, I am convinced that Hugh Eaton 
raised much more than an ordinary family.'' 

Written on January 28, 1909 by Mary S. 
Eaton, widow of M. M.r Eaton 

Letter written by Hugh Eaton, son of (3 1) 

East Palastine, May 27th. 1846 

My Dear Son: 

I would inform you that we are all well 
as usual. Sam has come home safe. He likes 
country about Vinton pretty well. I shall 
try to give you some account of my forefathers. 
My great-grandfather, John Eaton, was bom 
in England. It is probable they were descen- 
dants from the Welsh as the Welsh claim 
kindred with the name and so do the English. 


He was counted a true Britain. He was one 
of King William's men and was at the Battle 
of Boyne Water and after King William's 
subdued the Catholics, he offered a large 
boimty of land to each of his men if they 
would stay in Ireland to keep the Catholics 
from rising again. My great-grand-father 
accepted the offer with others and so became 
a citizen of Ireland. He had sons and daugh- 
ters that he raised with respectability, but 
the number I cannot tell. However he had 
a son John, that lived with him on the home- 
stead. This was my grandfather. He was 
a man six feet in height, strong and robust, 
of a good constitution. His father, (my 
great-grand-father) was just such a size,, 
six feet in height, well built, good honest 
churchman. My grandfather had two sons 
and one daughter — James, Hugh and Mary. 
James was my father. He was not so large 
as his forefathers. He was five feet ten 
inches in height and heavily bodied. He 
lived to the age of 83. He travelled in his 
youth a great deal. He and his brothers 
were seven years on board a man-of-war and 
sailed up and down the Mediterranean on 
board the old Missaw. They had many bat- 
tles with the French on sea and land on the 
coast of Guinea in Africa. They took the 
Isle of Gory from the French after a hard 
battle. Some of them composed a song set- 
ting forth their battle and victory. I can 
remember some of it yet. But to return to 
my father — he never had any diseases that 
are common, such as small pox, measles. 


mumps, whooping cough. Never was sea- 
sick, never had the rheumatism, backache 
or headache. He had the nervous fever 
and once the pleurisy and in his old age the 
influenza. He was a very loving, warm 
hearted man; generous, high spirited, of a 
quick temper and despised anything mean, 
low, underhanded or covetous. His father's 
maxim was, "Never put your friend in your 
pocket.*' The fact is that from disinterested 
people and some that did not know that I 
was related to them, I have gotten a true ac- 
count of the Batons in Ireland, and it is said 
that never was a lovelier race of people in 
Ireland. I feel glad that I came from such 
a race of people. I am proud of the name of 
Eaton. To this end they should look to 
heaven for divine grace to do what is right 
in the name of Him to whom we must give 
account of our conduct here. And also to 
marry into good families. **Mind the breed,'' 
as Mr. Fletcher says. 

But to return to the family narrative — 
my grandmother died after she had the 
third child. The children were taken care 
of by friends until my grandfather married 
the second wife, and then the children and 
their stepmother did not agree very well, so 
my father and his brother went to London. 
There they learned trades, my father shoe- 
making; his brother the tailor trade. From 
whence they travelled through different parts. 
My father travelled through France and other 
countries with Lord Capel as a gentleman's 
waiter. Lord Caple was travelling for his 


health. After travelling and seeing a good 
deal of the world, they both enlisted for 
seven years and were mostly on sea where they 
had hard battles, although they fought by 
land also as I have already stated. But I 
must be brief. When their service was out 
they returned to London and there they both 
married. My father married a Mrs. Croft. 
She was of very decent family but not rich. 
My father followed his trade. His wife bore 
him a fine son. He called his name Edward. 
About this time my father and his brother 
began to think about their father, who was a 
very sick man when they left home. They 
thought if they had some of his over-plus 
they could find use for it, so they concluded 
to go over to Ireland and pay him a visit 
and get some of his money as they could find 
use for it. I can't tell how much land he 
had, nor how rich he was, but he had a great 
stock farm. He kept at one time, nine breed- 
ing mares besides sheep and homed cattle, 
and the time of the hard winter and great 
snow that year was remembered a longtime 
on accoimt of the death of the cattle. He 
lost sixty head of homed cattle and I think 
about one hundred sheep. He had a great 
fulling mill and was what is called a clothier 
in that coimtry. But when they got there 
(Ireland) he (their father) had gone to Amer- 
ica. He had heard nothing from them after 
they went into the army. His second wife 
was dead and he had two rich brothers-in- 
law coming to America. He sold his pos- 
sessions and came over with them — ^the name 


of one was Douglas. Some of them used 
to go to the Legislature when it was in Phila- 
delphia, and the Rev. Wesley Kenney is of 
the Kenny family. 

So when they foimd he was gone they 
followed after and came to Philadelphia. 
By this time their money was gone and one 
of them stayed on board the ship as hostage 
while the other went to himt their father. 
I think he settled in Chester Cotmty on a 
stream called Picqua. When my father 
foimd him he was overjoyed. He had 
thought they were dead, but here they 
were healthy, handsome, polite young 
men. He had plenty of money. He gave 
them money to pay their passage, bought each 
of them a fine horse, saddle and bridle, a fine 
watch, a fine suit of clothes and gave them 
spending money. They rode aroimd among 
their friends for a while. My father rented 
a farm, sent a small cargo to his wife and 
wrote her a letter by the Captain but she 
never got the letter nor the property — ^it 
was lost. He stayed another year and went 
over himself in order to move his little family 
to America as he had got some land and made 
some improvements on it in Fayette Coimty, 
although there was no county there for many 
years after. But' when he went to London 
his wife was found dead and her parents not 
willing to part with the child, so he went 
from there to Ireland and paid a visit to his 
friends, then came over to America again 
and stayed a while in Hartford County, Md., 
where many of his old shipmates had settled — 


the Hills, Hortons, and Welshs who were all 
related to the Downeys. There he first saw 
my dear mother, Elizabeth Downey. The 
first time he saw her he loved her, courted 
and married her, moved west of the moun- 
tains and settled on land he bought near 
where Cannonsburg now stands. But the 
Indians were very troublesome, killing a 
great many of the settlers and they had to 
fort and blockhouse in those days. So my 
father and mother retired from the scene of 
blood and savage cruelty over the mountains 
again and settled at the Green Spring Fur- 
nace in Washington Coimty, Md., where my 
grandfather, Richard Downey had moved 
to Hartford Coimty. There they lived in 
sight of each other for many years. While 
living there my mother bore six children, 
John, Hugh, Nancy, William, James; one 
died in infancy, I was the second child. I 
was bom in the year 1780, February 25th, 
and in the fall of 1788 my father moved over 
the moimtains onto a farm he bought on 
the headwater of Pike Run in Washington 
County, Pa. There my mother bore three 
more daughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca and 
Sarah. My father crossed the mountains 
seventy-six times and the most part in the 
early days when it was almost a wilderness. 
On this farm we lived and cleared a great 
deal of land and might have gotten rich had 
we known how to have made and laid up mon- 
ey. My father sold his farm in 1813 and in 
the fall my brothers-in-law, J. and C. Ward, 
moved to this county, Coltmibiana, and my 


mother with them. My father stayed with 
my brother James and me to settle up his 
business, intending moving with us in the 
spring but took typhus fever and was buried 
the day we were to have moved. 

I have not room to give the particulars 
of my grandfather Eaton's death nor my imcle 
Hugh's enlistment. Many other things I 
must leave out. Early in the spring of 1803 
I first saw your dear mother and I thought 
then and think yet she was as handsome a 
woman as I ever saw. Her make was per- 
fect symmetry. She had the most regular 
features that I ever saw. She only lacked 
one thing to make her a perfect beauty — 
that was a red cheek that she lost by over- 
heating and taking cold, though it would 
show when she was warm by exercise. I 
loved her the first time I saw her. On Octo- ' 
ber 3d of the same year we were married, 
and a better wife no poor man ever had. 
She was virtuous, industrious, honest, pru- 
dent, and religious, and worthy of a much 
better man than she got. After the death 
of my father I stayed until the fall; then on 
the 14th day of September, 1814, I came to 
this place where I still remain. I have every 
earthly comfort that I want but it does not 
make up for the loss of your dear mother. 
I am lonesome in the midst of good company. 
I want to be content. No more but remain, 

Your loving father 

Hugh Eaton. 

M. M. Eaton. 


Now my dear Harvey I have given you a 
transcript of the letter I wrote my son M. 
It is poorly written for a worse pen and a 
poorer ink I never wrote with. I can't make 
nor mend a pen but I did the best I could. 
You must spell it out. 

Ancient Record 

My great grandfather, John Eaton, was f"^"^^*"- 
bom in England or Wales, I know not which, ^ton. 
The Welsh claim kindred with the name and Kansa'scity, 
so do the English: however, he was counted mo. 
a Briton; he was one of King William's men 


and was at the battle of the Bojme and after 
King William subdued the Catholics, he of- 
fered a large bounty of land to each of his 
men if they would stay in Ireland and keep 
the Catholics from raising again. My great- 
grandfather accepted the offer with others 
and so became a citizen of Ireland. He had 
sons and daughters that he raised with respec- 
tability, but the number I will not say. How- 
ever, he had a son John that lived with him 
on the homestead; this was my grandfather. 
He was a man six feet high, strong and robust 
and of a great constitution. His father 
(that is my great-grandfather) was just such 
a size and a good honest churchman. My 
grandfather had two sons and one daughter 
— ^JameS, Hugh, and Mary. James was my 
father. He was not so large as his forefathers 
were; he was five feet ten inches and of 
large form ; he lived to the age of 87 ; he travel- 
led in his youth a great deal and was seven 
years on a man of war ; sailed up the Mediter- 
ranean on board the old Missaw; they had 
bloody battles with the French on sea and 
land on the cost of Africa; they took the Isle 
of Grory from the French after a hard fight. 

Some of them composed a song setting 
forth the battle and victory. I can recollect 
some of it yet — but to return to my father. 

He never had any of those diseases that 
are common as small pox, measles etc., he 
never was sea sick, never had the backache, 
headache or rheumatism, but once had the 
nervous fever and once the pleurisy in my 
time and in his old age the influenza. He 


was a very loving, warm hearted man, gener- 
oiis, high minded, of a quick temper, despised 
anything mean, low or underhanded, and 
courteous. His father's maxim was **Never 
put your friend in your pocket;" this fact 
is from disinterested persons and some that 
did not know that I was kin to him. I have 
gotten a true account of the Batons in Ireland 
and in this country and it is said that there 
never was a more noble race of people. I 
feel glad that I come of such a race of people. 
I am proud of the name of Eaton. I can 
trace my family back 156 years to the battle 
of Boyne Water and there is nothing to make 
one blush and my desire is that none of my 
children may dishonor the name of Eaton. 
To this end they should marry into good 
families; mind the breed. 

But to return to my family narrative. My 
grandmother died after she had the third 
child. The children were taken care of by 
the friends until my grandfather married the 
second time and then the children and their 
step-mother did not agree very well, so my 
father and his brother went to London and 
there they learned a trade. My father the 
shoe making trade, his brother the tailor 
trade. From this they travelled to different 
parts. My father travelled through France 
and other countries with Lord Cople as gen- 
tleman's waiter. Lord Cople was travelling 
for his health. After travelling and seeing 
a good part of the world both enlisted for 
seven years and was on sea the greater part 
of the time, where they had many bloody 



battles, although they fought by land as I 
have already said. But I must be brief. 
When their time was out they returned to 
to London and there they both married. 
My father married a Miss Croft. She was of 
a very decent family but not rich. My father 
followed his trade. His wife bore him a fine 
son; he called him Edward. About this 
time my father and his brother began to 
think about their father who was a very rich 
man when they left him. They thought if 
they had some of his over plus they could 
find use for it, so they conctilded to go over 
to Ireland and get some of the old man's 
money and pay him a visit. I cannot tell 
^ how much land he had nor how rich he was, 
but he had a great stock farm. He had at 
one time nine breeding mares and the time 
of the hard winter and the hard show that 
year was remembered a long time on account 
of the death of the cattle. He lost 60 head 
of homed cattle and I think about 100 sheep. 
He had a fulling mill and was what is called 
clother in that coimtry. 

But when they got there he had gone to 
America. He had not heard anything from 
them since they had entered the army and 
his second wife was dead. He had two rich 
brothers-in-law coming to America, so he 
sold his possessions and went with them. The 
one's name was Kemy and the other Douglass. 
Some of the Douglasses used to go to the 
Legislature when it sat in Philadelphia and 
Wesley Kemy is said to be of the same family. 
So when they found he was gone they fol- 


lowed after and came to Philadelphia. By 
this time their money was gone and one of 
them stayed on the ship as hostage while 
the other went to hunt their father. I think , 

he had settled in Chester County on a stream 
called Picqua. He had errected a fulling 
mill and was doing a good business. When 
my father found him he was overjoyed; he 
had thought they were both dead and here 
they were both healthy, handsome, polite 
young men. He had plenty of money and 
gave them money to pay their passage and 
to spend, bought them each a horse and sad- 
dle and bridle, and fine clothes, a watch 
apiece. They rode around awhile and father 
rented a farm, sent a small cargo to his wife 
and wrote her a letter by the captain but she 
never got the letter nor the property. He 
stayed another year and went over himself 
on order to move his family to America as 
he had got land and made some improvements 
on it in Fayette on Red Stone, but when he 
went to London his wife was dead and her 
parents were not willing to part with the 
child so he went to Ireland and paid another 
visit to his friends, then came over to America 
again and stayed awhile in Hartford County, 
Md., where many of his old shipmates had 
settled; the Hills and Mortons who were all 
related to the Downey s. 

While there he saw Elizabeth Downey and 
the first time he saw her he fell in love with 
her, courted and married her and moved 
west of the mountains and settled on land 
he bought near where Canonsburg, Pa., now 


stands, but the Indians were very bad, killing 
a great many settlers, so they had to fort 
and block-house in those days, so my father 
and mother retired from the scene of blood 
and savage cruelty over the mountains again 
and settled at Green's Springs Furnace in 
Worthington County, Md., where my gradn- 
father Downey had moved to from Hartford 
where they lived in sight of each other for 
many years. While there my mother bore 
six children, John, Hugh, Nancy, William 
and James, one died in infancy; William died 
about three years of age. I am the second 
child. I was bom in the year 1780 and in 
the fall of 1788 my father moved over the 
mountains again to a farm he bought on the 
head waters of Pike Run in Washington 
County, Pa. There my mother bore three 
more daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Rebec- 
ca. My father crossed the mountains 76 
times in those early days when it was almost 
a wilderness. There he lived and opened a 
large farm and might have gotten rich had 
he known how. He sold his land in 1713 
and my two brothers-in-law moved with my 
mother to Columbia County, Ohio. My father 
stayed intending to move in the spring but 
was attacked by typhus fever and died on 
the day he was to start on his journey. I 
saw your mother in 1803 and I thought then 
and think yet she was the prettiest woman 
I ever saw. I loved her the first time I ever 
saw her and on Oct. 3, of the same year we 
were married and a better wife no man ever 
had. She was a member of the regular Bap- 


tist church. She died December 19, 1844, 
aged 60 years, 4 mo. and 14 days and since 
that time I have lived to mourn her loss. 

Hugh Eaton, 
By John Eaton Sr. 

Copied by John W. Eaton, Jr., Nov. 10, 
1874. Copied by Lou Eaton Hartshome, 
Nov. 23, 1907. Copied by JohnMcF. Eaton, 
Jan. 27, 1909. Copied by Nellie Z. Rice 
Molyneux, Aug. 16, 1910 

James Eaton, a native of Ireland, died Mar. 
31, 1714, aged 87, and is buried in the cemetery 
at Bentleysville, Pa. His grave is marked 
and no doubt the date of birth appears there- 

27 3 Isaac Eaton, son of (8 3) b in 
Washington County, Pa, Feb. 20, 1809 and 
in 1814 moved with his parents to East Pales- 
tine, Ohio, m in 1841, Mary Lamberson. 
He was licensed to preach in 1856 and was 
ordained Deacon in 1862; d Mar. 24, 1879 

28 4 Henry Eaton, M. D., son of (8 3) 
1811; m(l) ;m(2) 

Issue by 1st wife : 
36 2 Hugh b 

36 2 John b 

37 3 Cynthia b 

38 4 

39 5 

40 6 


Issue by 2d wife: 

41 7 Harry 

42 8 Charles 

29 5 Elizabeth Eaton, dau of (8 3) 
1814; m Joseph Keeler 

43 1 

44 2 
46 3 

46 4 

47 5 

Note — Issue of this family 3 girls and 2 
boys, one of the sons being a Methodist 

30 6 Rev. Blathias M. Eaton, son of (8 3) 
b 1816; d Oct. 29, 1879, aged 62 years. He 

m Mary ; was in the ministry 32 years, 

six in the West Virginia and twenty-six in 
' the Pittsburg Conference. 

"A Short Sketch of the Early Itinerary 
Preacher'* by his wife best tells of their life 
• in those early days. 

*' Sixty-one years ago, Mathias M. Eaton 
was a Circuit Rider (as Methodist preachers 
were called in those days) in the wilds of 
western Virginia. The West Virginia Con- 
ference was formed that year and all the 
preachers that were travelling in Virginia 
had to stay there; he was one of them and 
remained six years before he got a transfer. 
This appointment, called Harris ville Circuit 
at the time of which I speak, was a six weeks 


Circuit; starting from one point it took six 
weeks to round the circuit and get back to 
the place he started from. 

In that roimd he covered five himdred 
miles on horseback, preached every day in 
the week save one (Wednesday was rest day) 
and three times on Stmday and generally led 
Class after preaching. The preaching was 
all done in private houses or more properly 
speaking, in cabins, for good houses at that 
time in that part of the world were like Angels 
visits, few and far between. 

These cabins consisted of one room and a 
loft reached by a ladder. This served as a 
preaching place, living room and for cooking 
and sleeping and often there was a place in 
the chimney comer for the pig, with a hole 
in the wall so "Mr. Pig" could go out and come 
in at pleasure. 

I don't know the exact number of appoint- 
ments on this circuit but as near as I can tell 
from the book used at that time, about twenty. 
I do not know how many creeks and rivers 
were to be forded or swam. Bridges there 
were none after you left the pike but this 
travelling was on country roads and often 
nothing but bridle paths and it was a common 
thing to swim the streams when they were 
out of their banks. 

This was the longest Circuit he ever rode 
but not the hardest. The people were more 
civilized here than when we got up in the 
mountains where the people believed in 
witches and stopped the key holes in their 
doors to keep them out. This is not fiction. 


A majority of the people on the Westemford 
Circuit, this was our first mountain circuit, 
believed in witches and not a few had their 
cows and horses or butter or something be- 
witched. We lived on a little bottom in a 
bend of Cheat River in one room of a log 
house and to get out of this bottom we had 
to cross the Cheat in a dugout or ride around 
the side of the mountain on a bridle path 
where, if your horse should make a false 
step, you would go fifty or a hundred feet 
down the mountain side into the river. 
Nettie (Antoinette) was bom here and strange 
to say, when we had her baptised I rode on 
horseback around the mountain on this 
bridle path, carrying her in my arms, while 
Mr. Eaton went before with the little boys, 
one riding behind the other in his lap. This 
was the only way as in order to reach the 
church otherwise had we to cross Cheat 
river twice and at that time the river was 
high and could not be crossed. 

Cheat river is beautiful when in a normal 
condition, treacherous at all times but when 
high it is awful; surging and roaring as if 
trying to do away with everything in its path 
I shall never forget the year spent at Wester- 
ford. Our books, what are left, still bear 
the marks of their baptism in Cheat. I have 
stood on the shore and watched Mr. Eaton 
swim his horse across the river when it was 
out of its banks and drift running, he crossing 
in a dugout, when it looked doubtful if they 
would reach the other shore. It was awful 
but there was no other way and matters like 


that never kept him from his appointments; 
he seemed to be fearless where duty called 

There were seven preaching places on this 
circuit and that year we received $60 in 
money. On the charge before we received 
only $60. It might be well to state here 
that on the Harrisville circuit of which I 
have written Mr. Eaton received a salary of 
$100 a year but after his marriage an addi- 
tional $100 was given for me. You wonder 
how we lived, especially on the Westemford 

We lived just as our people lived and they 
shared with us. They had all their little 
farms and raised enough to give them plenty 
to eat. There was no market so they only 
aimed at raising a living. We had plenty 
of com pone, good coimtry ham dnd home 
made cheese but butter seldom. Wheat 
could not be raised in the moimtains nor 
could buckwheat, and the majority of families 
rarely tasted wheat bread as wheat flour had 
to come from other places and the cost and 
difficulty of getting it made it so dear that 
the people could not buy it. Although there 
was plenty to eat, a dollar in money was a 

In our log room there was a fireplace near- 
ly across one end and we burned wood with 
the proverbial back log. How to get the 
wood was a question as there was none on 
the bottom and all that could be had was on 
the mountain side. What was to be done? 
You would soon freeze in that climate with- 


out fire. I will tell you what was done. 
Our mountain members watched for a suit- 
able day when there was snow on the ground 
and not too cold. They came, I don't know 
how many, and brought a team, a log chain 
and double trees. The boss divided his 
men into squads; sent some up the mountain 
to fell trees and trim off the limbs, the chain 
was fastened to the butt end of these logs 
and snaked down the mountain side to the 
dooryard, where a part of the men cut it 
into fire lengths and split and piled it up. 
By night we had enough wood to do us all 
winter ready to lay on the fire. Sometimes 
it would be snowed under but that was a 
small matter. The lady whose room we 
rented cooked the dinner and the process of 
snaking the trees down the moimtain was 

With plenty of wood and plenty of com 
pone and good country bacon (butter we had 
only occasionally) we were prepared for the 
winter, which was a severe one, and my hus- 
band began his protracted meetings, swim- 
ming rivers, climbing mountains, battling 
with snow drifts and meeting many other 
difficulties which had to be surmoimted. I 
stayed at home with my babe and two little 
boys in constant suspense, imagining the 
worst as we always do: but thanks to a kind 
providence all went well and it was one of 
the best years in point of revival that we had 
during our stay in the Virginia Conference. 
These simple minded people received the 
Gospel gladly. They came into the church 


in flocks; whole neighborhoods and with 
little effort on the part of the preacher. Some 
of the superstitioiis said he had a coin that 
he charmed them with. It was purely the 
Lord's work. Mr. Eaton took cold and lost 
his voice in the early part of the winter but 
with the help of an old exhorter they held 
all of the meetings and had such glorious 
success that all the difficulties were forgotten 
or overlooked. I tell you, it took more than 
an . ordinary man and more than a double 
portion of the Grace of God in the heart to 
be a preacher at that time in that country. 
In the spring we bade good-bye to Western- 
ford without shedding one tear. Leaving 
many warm friends behind we wended our 
way up the mountain to the summit to the 
German Settlement, the charge being Oakland 
and Stony Creek, the surrounding country 
and Snowy Creek. Here the people were 
more cultivated and we felt more at home. 
The surrounding country was settled by the 
Amish, a wealthy, honest class of people 
very singular in their dress as well as their 
religion. We lived in West Union, a town 
of few houses and here we had trouble to 
get a house. There was an old ttmible down 
parsonage; the preacher that preceded us 
had consumption and had to give up; he 
occupied the parsonage and there we let him 
stay. We finally succeeded in getting a 
little log house of one room and a lean-to 
kitchen on the back of somebody's lot. Here 
we had nothing but enormous rats which 
would occupy the beds or any other part of 


the house at pleasure. We had to carry 
water well on to a quarter of a mile; across 
a field and climb down a bank to a spring. 
• I have a n\imber of times gone through snow 
nearly to my knees to that spring, filled my 
bucket, slipped and spilled it, go back and 
fill it again and try it over. After a while 
we got a part of what \ised to be a hotel, three 
rooms. It was said to be haimted and no- 
body would live there. I saw no ghosts there. 
We stayed xmtil about the middle of winter 
when the Oakland people built a little one 
story house of two rooms and a kitchen, into 
which we moved. It stood in the woods. 
Here Theodore Mathias started to school 
and in the spring, Oh joyful, we boarded the 
cars and landed at the old Ohio home; and 
when Conference met we were transferred 
to the Pittsburg Conference, where my hus- 
band, Mathais M. Eaton, a son of Hugh 
Eaton, preached for twenty-six years. 

Written on Jaunary 28th, 1909 by Mary 
S. Eaton, widow of Mathias M. Eaton. 

Issue : 

48 1 Rev. Theodore Mathias b Jan. 2, 
1849; m Mary Matilda Barnes 

49 2 Leonldas b 1850; d 1886; m Clarissa 

60 3 Antoinette Isadore b Jan. 25, 1853; 
m S. P. Marsh 

51 4 Luella Catherine b Oct. 3, 1855; d 
Feb. 24, 1867 

62 5 Charles Homer b June 28, 1861; m 

53 6 Osman Lynn b June 28, 1863; m 
Mary Rowand Oct. 17, 1889 


54 7 Edgar Everett b April 25, 1868 m 
Carrie Morrison Oct. 1897 

32 8 John Eaton, son of (8 3) b 1823; 


56 1 John Eaton, b ; resides in Niles, 

48 1 Rev. Theodore Mathias Eaton, b ^^"^^ 
Jan. 2, 1849; m Aug., 1872, Mary MatUda ^^^ 
Barnes of Weston. He is pastor of the by a. n. 
Methodist Episcopal church at Mount Pleas- Adams 
ant. Pa. 

Issue: S*~^'m 

66 1 Dr. Paul b June 18, 1875; m Mary ^^J- **' 
Wright, Dec. 23, 1908 

67 2 Oliver Knight b July 13, 1877; ra 
Marie Wachob Oct. 30, 1907 

68 3 Nina Adams b 1880; m Nov 8, 1906 
William A. Weldin of Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

49 2 Leonidas Hamline Eaton, son of 

(30 6) b at Murrayville, Wood County, Vir- 
ginia, Sept. 25, 1850; d Mar. 1, 1886; m 
Clarissa McFeely July 4, 1876, who d Oct. 
29, 1898. 
Issue ', 

59 1 Leonidas H. Jr., b Feb. 17, 1886; 
d aged 4 mo. 

60 2 Charles Brooks b June 22, 1883 

61 3 Mary S. b May 22, 1881 

62 4 John M. Fealy b Mar. 9, 1880; m 
Blanche Kirke 

62 5 Charles Homer Earon, son of (30 6) 

b June 28, 1861 ; m Blanch B. Yamell ( b 1863) 



63 1 Ruth b 1886 

64 2 Fred b 1890 

65 3 David b 1903 

53 6 Osman Lynn Eaton, son of (30 6) 
b June 28, 1863; m Oct. 17, 1889 Mary Ro- 


66 1 Archibald Rowand b Aug. 23. 1890; 
d Feb. 13, 1903 

67 2 Martha b April 27, 1895 

68 3 Lynn b Nov. 13, 1903 

54 7 Edgar Everett Eaton, son of (30 6) 
b April 25, 1868; m Oct. 1897 Carrie Morrison 

Issue : 

69 1 Margaret Salome b Sept. 22, 1897 

70 2 Charles Lynn b June 21, 1899 

71 3 Helen b Feb. 26, 1901; d Mar. 6, 

72 4 Doris Louise b July 31 1903 

73 5 Donald Everett b May 31. 1906 

74 6 Robert Morrison b Aug. 13, 1908 

62 4 John McFealy Eaton, son of (49 2) 
b Mar. 9, 1880; m Blanch Kirke 
Issue : 

75 1 Dorothy b Jan. 30, 1903 

24 10 Resin Bell Eaton, son of (3 1) b 
Dec. 4, 1818; m April 8, 1851 Margaret Eliza- 
beth, dau of Thomas and Jane Hayes, (b Dec. 
3, 1829) who d Oct. He d Feb. 16, 1886 


77 1 Catherine b May 5, 1852 


78 2 John A. b Nov. 17. 1853; m Bath- 
sheba Gidlev Quaintance 

79 3 Horace b Mar. 17, 1855 

80 4 VfrgU b Dec. 14, 1856; d Oct. 16, 

81 5 Harvey b May 17, 1858 

82 6 Reasin b Feb. 22, 1860 

83 7 Mark b June 15, 1862; d Oct. 4. 1866 

84 8 George b Nov. 20, 1863; d Sept. 
11, 1865 

86 9 Melly b Sept. 2, 1865; d Oct. 4, 1866 

86 10 Ethel b April 22, 1869 

87 11 Walter R. b July 11, 1874 

78 2 John A. Eaton, son of (24 10) b Records of 
Nov. 17, 1853 at Bern, Crawford County, , John A. 
Ohio; m Bathsheba Gidley Quaintance, eldest ^**°" 
dau of J. W. and Lucinda Quaintance, Oct. 8, 
1873, and reside in Kansas City, Mo. 


88 1 Dudley Ward b July 15, 1874; m 
Madge McAlister 

89 2 Warren Vincent b Jan. 11, 1878; 
m Olive Watson Kennedy 

90 3 Inez Gertrude b June 4, 1880; m 
David Edward Brand 

91 4 Hyden Jay b June 27, 1885 

88 1 Dudley Ward Eaton, son of (78 2) 
b in Bucyrus, Ohio, July 15, 1874; m Oct. 25, 
1899, Madge, dau of William B. and Cor- 
delia Frances McAlister 


92 1 Frances Qulntance b in Kansas City, 
Mo., Aug. 22, 1901 


89 2 Warren Vincent Eaton, son of (78 2) 

b in Bucyus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1878; m June 1, 
1904, Olive Watson, eldest dau of Theodore 
and Josephine Kennedy of Kansas City, Mo. 
Issue : 

93 1 John Fitz b Dec. 4, 1907 

90 3 Inez Gertrude Eaton, only dau of 
(78 2) b June 4, 1880, in Bucyrus, Ohio; m 
Jan. 7, 1902, David Edward Brand (b Nov. 
17, 1871), at Catawba, Va. 

Issue : 

94 1 Virginia Eaton b June 1, 1906 in 
Kansas City, Mo. 

96 2 John William b Aug. 20, 1907 in 
Kansas City, Mo. 



Tradition tells us that the Eatons of this 
branch were Protestants of a pronounced 
type, that they settled in the town of Adare, 
Limerick County, at that time the only Pro- 
testant settlement in the south of Ireland. 
It is said that they came from Palatine in 
Holland in the reign of Queen Anne, having 
fled with other Palatines from Catholic perse- 
cutions. Grants were given by the Crowni to 
permit their settling in England, Ireland and 
North America. The families settling in 
Ireland chiefly located on the Southwell prop- 
erty near Rathkeal. Each man, woman and 
child was allowed eight acres of land, for 
which was to be paid five shillings an acre for- 


ever. The Government agreed to pay their 
rent for twenty years in order to encourage 
the Protestant interest in Ireland and make 
them freeholders, and each man was supplied 
with a musket to protect himself and family. 

"Under the surnames of the Adventures Irish 
for lands in Ireland, commencing with the P^jiigrees 
Act of 17 Charles I., Chap. 33, A. D. 1642, and "'''' " 
ending 1646, when all further subscriptions index to 
ceased," is found the name of Eaton, p. wills in 

699-700. Ireland 

1 John Eaton, sawyer, b Sept. 27, 1674 
(Parish Register, St. John, Dublin.) 


2 1 Richard 

3 2 Robert 

4 3 John 

2 1 Richard Eaton, son of (John), settled 
in Richmond County, Dublin, Ireland. His 
death is recorded as Richard Eaton, vintner, 
d May 28, 1685; bur at S. Michan, Dublin. 


5 1 Richard b 1797 

6 2 William b 1787, settled in U. S.; m 
Mary Keys 

7 3 Annie 

And there may have been other children. 

3 2 Robert Eaton, son of (John) was a 

"tayler." He was bur Nov. 9, 1681. 

8 1 Job, cutler; bur Dec. 1, 1674. 

9 2 Alice bapt May 9, 1658. 


4 3 John Eaton, son of (John), was a 

10 1 William 

11 2 James 

12 3 Sara 

13 4 Timothy 

14 5 John 

15 6 Francis 

John Eaton, of Limerick County, Ireland; 
m Ball; rem to Canada 


Seymour, b in Canada, May 7,ii859; educa- 
tor and author; professor in Drexel Institute 
of Philadelphia. Editor of the Home Study 
Library. Author of "How to do Business*', 
(appenda) Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of 
American Biography 

Record of EATON 

c 'Ea?oT^'' In' beaver passant— Keys— A griffin's head 

between wings with palm branch 

Crests of Eaton and Keys Families 

William Eaton, son of Richard, b in Ireland 
in 1787; was a descendant of the Eatonsof 
County Tyron, Ireland; he m Mary Keys of 
"Elkridge" at WoodviUe, Md. 

Family record as taken from the Keys 
Bible: Married at WoodviUe, State of Mary- 
land by the Rev. Doctor James Inglis of 
Baltimore on the 19th of November 1813 
William Eaton aged 26 to Mary Keys aged . . . 


William Eaton d April 13, 1827, aged 41 
years; Mary (Keys) Eaton, his wife d July 
13, 1843, aged 54 years 

Issue : 

2 1 Richard Keys b Aug. 16, 1814; d 
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1839 

3 2 Anne Jane b July 1, 1816; m 

4 3 Mary Eliza b May 25, 1818; d Aug. 
6, 1818 

6 4 Dr. George Coleman b May 5, 1820; 
m Bettie Harrison (b 1823) 

6 5 James Eeyes b Nov. 25. 1824; d June 
15, 1825 

Note — William Eaton was known to have 
had two sisters, Faith and Annie, who lived 
in Dublin, Ireland. 

5 4 Dr. George Colenwn Eaton, son of 
(WiUiam Eaton) b May 5, 1820; m Bettie 
Harrison, eldest dau of John Scott Harrison 
who was son of President William Henry 
Harrison, and a sister of Benjamin Harrison, 
both of whom were Presidents of the United 
States of America. I'hey were m at Point 
Farm, Jtme 1, 1847, by the Rev. N. L. Rice. 
Dr. Eaton was a man of scientific taste, an 
ornithologist of some authority, a talent which 
runs through the family. He was a man of 
the highest integrity ; was a physician of great 
prominence, a cotemporary of our best sur- 
geons. He d at North Bend, Ohio, May, 
1866, aged 46 years. His wife, Mrs. Bettie 
(Harrison) Eaton was a woman of rare talent 
and culture. She d in 1904, aged 79 years. 



7 1 Dr. George Coleman Jr. b 1844; d 
at Asheville, N. C, Jtine 4, 1889; m Lilly 

8 2 Scott Harrison b 1848; d at North 
Bend, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1878 

9 3 Mary Goodrich b 1851 ; d Oct. 21, 1877 

10 4 Archibald Irwin b 1859; d Nov. 14. 

7 1 Dr. George Coleman Eaton, Jr., son 
of (6 4) b in Cincinnati in 1844; m Dec. 29. 
1880. Lilly A. Storch; they were m by the 
Rev. Horace Bushnell at Cincinnati. Dr. 
Eaton received his medical diploma when but 
twenty years of age and had to wait a year 
before he could practice, being imder age. 
He also pursued the study of omitholog>' at 
a great length; one of the strong characteris- 
tics of the Eatons is a fondness for a gun. 
He was a wonderful shot and received from the 
gun club a silver cup as a prize for fine shoot- 
ing. He d at Asheville, N. C, J\me 4, 1889. 
in the 35th year of his age ; is buried at North 
Bend, Ohio, in the Harrison tomb. 


11 1 Infant son b 1881 ;d 1881 

12 2 Scott Harrison b 1884 

13 3 George Coleman d Feb. 23, 1890 

Marriages in ^^^vid P. Eaton m Eliza Jane Marshall 

Harrison Co. F^b. 28, 1839 

1813-1840 Johiel E. Eaton m Sarah Coalman, Mar. 
26, 1840; m by Rev. J. D. Kennear 


Joseph E. Eaton m Peggy Ann Ankrim, 
Feb. 16, 1832 

Tradition tells us that the ancestors of 
this branch of the Eaton fanaily were descen- 
dants of the Eaton of the plantation of Ulster 
in King James' time, and came from Scotland, 
the original form of the name being Aytoun. 

John Eaton of Ireland 

Issue : 

John Eaton m Margaret Craig; he was a 
substantial farmer holding the land which had 
been tilled by his ancestors for several genera- 
tions. He was highly esteemed for his chris- 
tian character and kindly help to all in need; 
d at the age of 42. Margaret Craig Eaton was 
distinguished by all the characteristics of 
her race, intellectual, moral and religious, a 
strong and notable woman. The issue of this 
marriage was nine children. 


1 Robert became a merchant in London, 
Ontario and St. Mary's; d in 1893 

2 James also a dry-goods merchant; d in 

3 John remained on the home farm and d 
in 1895 

8 Sara 



9 Timothy b in the townland of Clogher 
two miles from Ballymena, co\mty Antrim, 
Ireland; m in 1834, Margaret Beattie 

Timothy Eaton, * son of John Eaton and 

Margaret Craig; b in Ireland in 1834; d in 
Toronto, Canada, Jan. 31, 1907; being the 
youngest of nine children. In 1850-1 he 
entered the apprenticeship of a merchant in 
the town of Portglenone; his time served in 
1857 he followed his elder brothers to Canada. 
Here he foimd employment in Glen Williams 
and a little later set up for himself in the 
village of Kirkton. Under the ministry of the 
Rev. Alexander Campbell, in a Methodist 
revival he became a Methodist, but never 
did he forget the foundations of religious life 
laid under the instructions of his godly Presby- 
terian mother and the ministrations of the 
church of his forefathers. With his brother 
he removed to St. Mary^s, later removing to 
Toronto where after sixteen years of patient 
toil he secured the place which has since be- 
come known from the Atlantic to the Pacific. 
A greater merchant than Timothy Eaton 
never lived in any age or country. 
Issue : 

1 John C. m 1901 

2 William p. m 1899 

3 E. Y. m 1891 

Timothy Eaton d Jan. 31, 1907, God's 
good man. His was a beautiful life. Long 
will he be remembered in the city which he 
helped to build up and in the country which 
learned to know his name. Toronto has lost 


a great citizen and Canada her greatest mer- 

In the funeral procession were over 223 
carriages and many motor cars. Three large 
florist vans were packed full of wreaths and 
other floral tributes. Burial was made in 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The mahogany cask- 
et was draped with a white satin pall broidered 
with natural flowers, and at the head a 
large heart of violets which was the floral 
offering of the wife of the deceased. The 
pall bearers were Harry McGee, George W. 
Dean, Charles Lewis, A. A. Gilroy, Charles 
Booth and Allan McPherson. Dr. W. S. 
Griffin conducted the service, Rev. Mr. Arm- 
strong offerred prayer, Rev. J. W. Holmes 
read the Scripture service, Rev. Joseph 
Odery spoke from the words **Let not your 
heart be troubled''; and **I will not leave you 
comfortless; I wUl comfort you." Chancellor 
Burwash referred to his fear of God and faith 
in Divine Providence. H. N. Blight sang 
"Abide with Me'\ The Rev. Richard Whit- 
ing closed the services with prayer, and the 
last rites were paid to one of the greatest 
citizens to whom Toronto has been called 
upon to pay her tribute of mourning and 


Line of Herbert Hasseltine Eaton, Scranton, Pa. 



John Baton, of Dover, Co . Kent, Eng .-^bigail Damon 

John Baton — Alice 

1636-1694 • 


Thomas Eaton — Elizabeth Parker; (2) Hannah 

Thomas Eaton — Asenath Cady 
James Baton — Abigail Rice; (2) Fanny Richards 
1780-1878 1782-1803 1787-1857 

Asa Richards Eaton — Perline Ann Schultz ; (2) Marianne Dean 
1811- 1813-1879 1824- 

Abram Augustus Baton — Louise E valine Tingley 
1838- 1839-1910 

Herbert Hasseltine Eaton — Minnie Bums 

193 4 James Eaton, son of (66 3) b Aug. p ise 
8, 1780; m in 1803 (1) Abigail Rice who d the 
same year. He m (2) May 15, 1805, Fanny 
Richards (b July 15, 1787). She d Nov. 24, 
1857; he d June 7, 1878 




2 1 Thlrza b Aug. 20, 1806; m Robert 

3 2 Calvin (442 2) b Dec. 21, 1808; m 
Caroline Campbell 

4 3 Asa (421 1) b Mar. 6, 1811; m (1) 
Perline Ann Schtiltz; m (2) Marianne Dean 

5 4 Fanny b May 28, 1813; m William 

6 5 £hnir» b July 23, 1815; m Marcus 

7 6 DrusclUa b Jan. 21, 1818; m Albert 
Griggs • 

8 7 Cynthia b Mar. 1, 1820; m Mr. Finn 

9 8 Elizabeth b Sept. 15, 1822; m Mr. 
Dodge and d July 25, 1870 

10 9 Abel (423 3) b July 18, 1825; m 
Catherine Cross 

2 1 Thlrza Eaton, dau of (193 4) m 
Robert Kilpatrick 

11 1 Calvin Kilpatrick m 

12 1 Avery m 

13 2 Arthur m 

14 3 Alice m George Morris; resides in 

P 211 3 2 Calvin Eaton (422 2) son of (193 4) 

b Dec. 21, 1808; m Oct. 31, 1849, Caroline, 
dau Aaron and Deborah Campbell of Willett 
N. Y. 

Issue : 

16 1 Flora D. b Nov. 7, 1850; m Daniel 
T. Bowdish Feb. 11, 1873; she d Feb. 23, 1907, 
in Binghamton, N. Y.; he d Oct. 9, 1909 


16 2 Estella M. b June 27, 1856; m Oct. 
20, 1908, Jacob W. Stroud of Black Walnut, 
Pa. ; resides in Victoria, B. C. 

17 3 Frank M. b Dec. 1, 1861; m Dec. 
9, 1885 (1) Ella Richardson; m (2) Mary 

18 4 Fred C. b Feb. 9, 1866; resides in 
Freetown, N. Y. 

4 3 Asa Richards Eaton, (421 1) son of p 211 

(193 4) b Mar. 6, 1811; m Aug. 19, 1832 (1) 
Perline Ann, dau of Abram and Mary (Smith) 
Schultz (b July 18, 1813 at Middletown, Dela- 
ware Co., N. Y.) who d at Dunnings, Lacka- 
wanna Co., Pa., Nov. 21, 1879; bur at Hickory 
Grove cemetery, Waverly, Lackawanna Co 
Pa. m (2) Marianne, dau of James and Martha 
(Wall) Dean, Nov. 10, 1880, who d at Dalton, 
Pa., April 1, 1895; bur at Hickory Grove 
cemetery, Waverly, Pa. 

Issue : 

19 1 Mary Augusta b Aug. 9, 1833; m 
Daniel Thomas, son of Thomas and Nancy 
(Crandle) Wihnarth, June 24, 1855; she d 
at Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 11, 1911; he d at 
Dalton, Pa., May 6, 1896 

20 2 Abram Augustus b Feb. 8, 2838; m 
Louisa Evaline Tingley 

21 3 Cordelia Frances b Aug. 4, 1843; 
m Charles Paige 

7 6 Druscilla Eaton, dau of (198 4) m 
Albert Griggs 

Issue : 

22 1 Anson Griggs 


23 2 John 

24 3 Louisa 

8 7 Cynthia Eaton, dau of (193 4) m 

Finn, a Baptist minister 

25 1 

26 2 

27 3 

10 9 Abel Eaton (423 3), son of (193 4) 
b Jtily 18, 1825; m Katherine, dau of James 
and Hannah Cross, Feb. 9, 1847; he d Dec. 
28, 1909; his wife d June 8, 1910; bur at 
Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira, N. Y. 


28 1 Charles Atigustus b April 12, 1852 
m Elizabeth Grace Treadwell 

29 2 Emma Charlotte b June 5, 1850; d 
Mar. 8. 1864 

30 3 Fred b April 6, 1854 ; d April 25, 1879 

17 2 Frank Eaton, son of (3 2) m (1) 
Ella Richardson who d Aug. 4, 1901; m (2) 
May 26, 1903, Mary A. Seeber 

Issue by 1st wife: 

31 1 Harry R. b Oct. 26, 1898 
Issue by 2d wife: 

32 2 Ruth b July 29, 1905 


p24i 20 2 Abram Augustus £atoii| (615 1 p. 

211), son of (421 1) (4 3) b Feb. 8, 1838; m 
Louisa Evaline (b Sept. 1, 1839) dau of Free- 
man and Juliana Tingley ; she d at Harrisburg 
Pa., Mar. 5, 1910; bur at Lenox, Susquehan- 
nah Co., Pa. 


Issue : 

33 1 Herbert Hasseltine (768 1) b Sept. p 242 
12, 1859 m Minnie Bums 

34 2 Elmer Jay b April 26, 1861; d at 
Pittson, Luzem Co., Pa., Dec. 4, 1890; bur 
at Lenox, Susq. Co., Pa. 

35 3 Frank Schultz b April 14, 1863; m 
Evaline Lewis 

36 4 Fred Clare b at Middletown, Orange 
Co., N. Y., April 16, 1865; d at Dunnings, Pa., 
Nov. 19, 1887 

37 5 Grace May m Dennis E. Baxter Mar. 
2, 1892; m annulled 1897 

38 6 Harry Carl b July 22, 1873; m 
Dolcy Haldeman 

21 2 Cordelia Frances Eaton, dau of 
(421 1) (4 3) m Charles Paige, son of James 
and Eliza (Pasley) Paige, Nov. 19, 1863 


39 1 George Wilmarth Paige b Mar. 11, 
1865; m Eva May French 

40 2 Arthur b May 13, 1868; m EUa 
Anna Hippie 

41 3 Walter Schultz b Feb. 21, 1874; 
m Dora Straddon 

Issue : 
Frances Paige 

42 4 Charles Padley b Jan 21, 1881; m 
Lillian R. Hogue 

29 1 Charles Augustus Eaton, son of 
(422 3) (10 9) b April 12, 1852; m Elizabeth 
Grace (b Aug. 31, 1860) dau Orrin and Maria 
(Fuller) Treadwell, May 13, 1878; he d Jan. 
1, 1894; his wife d July 16, 1907 


Issue : 

43 1 Jennie Maud b Sept, 1$. 1880; m 
James Bert Geer, son of John and Ella (Van 
Orden) Geer, July 8, 1903 

Issue : 
Dorothea Eaton Geer b April 10, 1904 
James Bert Jr., b Oct. 27, 1910 

p269 34 1 Herbert Hasseltine Eaton (768 1) 

son of (615 1), p 211, b at Glenwood, 
Susquehannah Co., Pa., Sept. 12, 1859; m 
Minnie (b Nov. 25, 1859) dau of Amiz Lock- 
wood and Mary Jane (Cobb) Bums at Dagus- 
cahonda. Elk Co., Pa., Oct. 17. 1883; m by 
Rev. Walter Cattell; resides at Scranton, Pa. 

44 1 Leon Schultz b Aug. 23, 1884 at 
Daguscahonda, Pa. 

45 2 Fred Clare b at Scranton, Pa., Aug 
31, 1886 

46 3 Paul Bums b May 31, 1888 

47 4 Ralph Wayne b at Wilkes-Barre 
Pa., May 23, 1893; d at Bethleham, Northamp- 
ton Co, Pa., Oct. 30, 1895; bur at Scranton, 

48 5 Earl Bums b at Bethleham, Pa., 
Aug. 13, 1895; d Sept. 16, 1895 

Scranton. Fred Clare Eaton of this city, started for the 

Re'^biicaaT ^^^^^^ coast on the Lackawanna Limited to- 
' ^ day, to stop over a day or two each with 
friends at Ithaca and Iowa City, on the way. 
Mr. Eaton has been instructing in higher 
mathematics at the State University of Iowa 
until recently. He has been appointed pro- 


fessor of chemistry, in charge of that depart- 
ment in the Kolegio de Juna Hinujo (School 
of Young China), now nearing completion at 
Pekin. The college buildings are delight- 
fully located in the garden of a prince, out- 
side the city wall, and are being equipped 
with all that modem requirements demand 
therefor. Mr. Eaton is but one of a numerous 
group of American instructors engaged for 
the same seat of learning, under a three-year 
contract, now on their journey to San Fran- 
cisco, from which point the steamship Tenyo 
Maru, a large modem equipped Japanese 
vessel, will be taken for China on the 15th 
inst. Mr. Eaton is of the Cornell class of 1909, 
and during his course formed strong friendship 
with several Chinamen, one of whom was 
commissioned by his government to select or 
arrange for the required list of instructors. 
The Pekin college courses are specially ar- 
ranged, as being preparatory for the great 
American universities. Is is said the Chinese 
students surpass American students for assid- 
uous qualities in learning, and also prove to 
be very affectionate friends. One of Mr. 
Eaton's friends has already written to him 
advising against association with the "foreign*' 
element (English, American, German, French, 
etc). **You are one of us," are the words of 
sincere friendship. — The Tribune Republican 
Scranton, Pa., Jan. 9. 1911 

35 3 Frank Schultz Eaton, son of (20 2) 

b April 14, 1863 at Glenwood, Susq. Co., Pa.; 


m E valine ( b June 11, 1861) dau of Salmon 
and Clarinda (Shippey) Lewis, Nov. 26, 1885 


49 1 Lura Mildred b at Harding, Luzem 
Co., Pa., Dec. 19, 1888 ' 

60 2 Clara Louisa b at Harrisburg, Pa., 
Aug. 19, 1891 

51 3 Frank Gertrude b Nov. 4, 1893 

62 4 Lewis Abram b Feb. 15, 1896 

63 5 Asa Tingley b Oct. 3, 1901 

39 6 Harry Carl Eaton, son of (20 2) b 

July 22, 1873 at Middletown, N. Y.; m Dolcy 
(b Oct. 9, 1875) dau of Samuel and Martha 
(Ferber) at Scranton, Pa., Jxme 1, 1898 

64 1 Belden Haldeman b at Pittston, 
Luzem Co., Pa., April 3, 1899 

40 1 George Wilmarth Paige, son of (21 3) 
b Mar. 11, 1865; m Eva May, dau of Dennis 
and Mary B. (Crisinan) French 

Issue : 

66 1 Earl W. Paige b Nov. 17, 1890 

66 2 Maxj Leona b Jan. 29, 1892; d May 
21, 1892 

41 2 Arthur Eaton Page, son of (21 3) 
b May 13, 1868; m Ella Anna dau of George 
and Sarah Josephine (Wirshing) Hippie 


67 1 Howard Ronald Paige b Jan. 5, 1893 

68 2 Frank Eaton b July 7, 1895 

69 3 Ruth Maura b Sept. 10, 1900 

p 146 137 3 Wyman Eaton, son of (40 8) m 

Mary Knight 


Issue : 

2 1 Parley Eaton who served in the war 
of 1812 at Sacketts Harbor, N. Y.; m Phila 


3 1 Volney m Alida Herkimer 

4 2 Maria m Edwin Caswell 

3 1 Volney Eaton, son of (137 8) m Aldia 
Herkimer, a descendant of Colonel George 
Herkimer, brother of Gen. Nicholas Herkimer 
of Revolutionary fame and Aldia Schuyler, 
niece of Gen. Schuyler of N. Y.; he was in 
the saw-mill business and was sheriff in 1872; 
d 1886 

Issue : 

5 1 W, H. Eaton b in lona, Mich., in 
1 847 . Came to Herkimer in 1 852 ; was private 
in 44 N. Y. Infantry or Ellsworth Zouaves 
and commissioned Lieut, in 28 U. S. Colored 

6 2 Leonard resides in Little Falls, N. Y. 

7 3 Dr. Parley H. b May 2, 1842; m Anne 
dau of Col. John More in Little Falls, N. Y., 
in 1865; was chief of the division of issue, 
United States Treasury. He was an officer 
in the Union Army, serving throughout the 
civil war with distinction. At the close of 
the war he accepted an appointment in the 
Treasury Department and was rapidly pro- 
moted; d in Washington, D. C, in 1910 and 
is bur in Arlington cemetery. He was a 
member of Hiram Lodge of Masons and Mead 
Post, G. A. R. 



8 1 Volncy resides in Washington, D. C. 

9 2 Edward resides in Washington, D. C. 

10 3 John M. of Chicago, lU. 

11 4 Warner MlUcr of Chicago, lU. ' 

12 5 dau m Lotiis J. Sanders 

13 6 dau m M. W. Phelps 

14 7 dau m Upshur Wilson 

16 8 dau m John S. McGarth of Cape 
Charles, Va. 

16 9 Marion m Harrison Brand 

4 2 Maria Eaton, dau'of (137 3) m Edwin 
Caswell, b in Herkimer, N. Y. 
Issue : 

17 1 Florence m John Randolph JPelton 

326 3 Timothy Eaton, son of (116 4) b 

Aug. 1, 1799; m Mar. 25, 1825, Nancy, dau 

P ^^ of Shadrack and Fanny Ward who d Feb. 11, 

1885; he d May 7, 1884. He was an early 
anti-slavery man and resided in Penfield, 
N. Y.; removed in 1838 to Coneau, Pa , and 
Edgewood, Pa., in 1857 


2 1 Lemuel b 1828; m Julia Millard 

3 2 Sarah b 1831; d 1888; m Oliver 
Temple. Issue 

4 3 Moses b^l837; m Emma Launning 

2 1 Lemuel Eaton, son of (326 3) b Feb. 
13, 1828; d 1883; m Jan. 1, 1863, Julia, dau 
of Alexander and Sarah Millard 

Issue : 

6 1 Mary m 1886, Alson Holister 


6 2 Lane m 1877, Preston B. Saylor; 
resides in Fullerton, Neb. 

7 3 Ann 

8 4 Timothy b 1869 

9 5 Moses b 1872 

10 6 Rose b 1877 

11 7 Almond b 1879 

12 8 Charles Lemuel b 1882 

4 3 Moses Eaton, son of (326 3) b Nov. 
14, 1837; m Emma Launning and resides at 
Nooksachki, Wash. 


13 1 Hattle b 1867; m 1835 Martin Um- 

14 2 Carrie b 1869; m 1887 Albert Hop- 

16 3 Timothy b 1870; d 1872 
16 4 LUUe b 1871 
18 6 Mary b 1876 

480 1 Gen. Amos Beebe Eaton, son of p 22."% 
(246 1) m (2) Sept. 10, 1870, Mrs. Mary 
(Jerome) Smith, widow of Col. E. Kirby 
Smith, U. S. A. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

936 1 Ellen Dwlght b Mar. 19, 1832 at 
Niagara, N. Y. 

936 2 Frances Spencer b July 18, 1836 

704 1 Dorman Bridgeman Eaton, lawyer, 
b at Hardwick, Vt., June 27, 1823, son of p -^^ 
(617 6); grad. from University of Vermont 
in 1848; Harvard Law school 1850, receiving 
highest prize for legal essay. He prepared 


a supplement to Chipman's work on Contract. 
In 1850 he assisted William Kent in editing 
7 editions of Kent's Commentaries and in 1851 
became a partner of Judge Kent in practice 
of law. He drafted the law tmder which the 
Metropolitan board of health for New York 
and Brooklyn was organized in 1866-7; drafted 
the Sanitary Code of ordinances for that 
body of which he was the first counsel. He 
was a member of the Union league Club of 
1862 and one of its vice-presidents. Upon 
resignation of George William Curtis in 1873 
he was appointed a member of the Civil Ser- 
vice Conamission and elected chairman of 
that body, continuing under Presidents 
Grant, Hayes, Garfield and Arthur. The 
first Civil service reform was formed in Mr. 
Eaton's house. He delivered the annual 
address before Yale Law School at the 53 
anniversary in 1882; received the degree of 
LL. D. from the University of Vermont in 
1874. (Lamb's Biog. Diet, of the U. S.,Vol.. 


PART in 



p 303 280 5 Jerusha Eaton, dau of (169 4) ; m Henry Bodge 

Sally Bodge — Barnabas Turner 

Eliza Turner — William Burbank 

EUa Burbank, b Medford, Mass. 



335 1 Wmiam Eaton, son of (214 1) p309 

b 1783; m ; Nathaniel Eaton was 

no doubt a son; he lived in Tioga Co., Pa.; 
m and raised a large family. He was a Union 
soldier and starved to death in Anderson- 
ville Prison 


A son who resided in Chemung Co., also a 
Union soldier who m 

Issue : 

Samuel Eaton of Stockbridge, N. Y. 

(316 2) should read (333 2) 

p 329 


William Eaton, of Staple, Co. Kent, Eng. — Martha Jenkins 


Jonaa Eaton — Grace 


John Eaton — Dorcas Green 

Jonaa Eaton — Mehitable Gould 

Ifoah Eaton — Hannah Vinton 

1708-1795 (2) Huldah Haynes 
• Issue 

Lois Eaton — Hon. Jonathan Maynard 

Hiram Maynard — Anna Day 

ants of 

Wm. Eaton 

Part iii 

Lieut. Jonathan Eaton — Elizabeth 
1655-1743 Bumap; (2) Mary . . 

John Eaton — ^Abigail Roberts 

James Eaton — Lois Damon 

Lucy Eaton — Day 

1760-1833 (2) Jeremiah Rockwell 

Minerva Day — Frederick Miller 
Anna Day — Hiram Maynard 



Hist, of 




25 7 Timothy Eaton, son of (3 2) b May 
19, 1674; m Ruth Chapman and d 1763. 
In 1696 he petitioned the town to grant him 
a bounty, more than the county allowed, for 
killing a full grown she-wolf on the Ox-Com- 
mon. The town granted him 10s for killing 
said wolf since he declares it was a bitch 
wolf and that she will not bring any more 
whelps. Under date of Mar. 29, 1748, we 
find a petition signed by 27 **free holders and 
inhabitants'' who therein declare they were 
not present at the annual meeting on account 
of the great depth of snow, etc., among them 
Timothy and Moses Eaton (Eatton) . . Small 
pox in 1757 and the house of Timothy Eaton 
was used as a Pest house. 

Issue : 

1 Timothy b May 28, 1756; m 


p 293 jeeae Eaton — Sarah Worthen 

Descend- Henry Eaton — Hannah Eaton 
ants of Issue 

Wm. Eaton Hannah Eaton — ^John D. Patterson 
Part iii Issue 

Elizabeth Patterson — Henry E. Bumham 

Issue f 
Gertrude Bumham — Charles M. Baker 

p 413 

209 2 Capt. Timothy Eaton m (1) Abi- 
gail Massey; m (2) Mary Cobum of Dracut 


1731-1801 (This Timothy Eaton is called 
ancestor of the Haverhill Branch) 

2 1 Dr. Daniel Eaton m Mrs. Elizabeth p 432 
Carter; issue 

3 2 John 

4 3 Ward m Judith Ingalls of Walpole, 
Mar. 5, 1800 

6 4 Timothy m Betty Frye, Feb. 21, 1782 

6 5 Sarah b 1750 

7 6 Isaiah b Oct. 15, 1757; m Priscilla 

8 7 Phebc b 1767 

9 8 Phcneas b June 8, 1773 

10 9 James b Aug. 6, 1763 

11 10 Polly b 1771 

12 11 Abigail b May 23, 1765 

13 12 Abijah b Aug. 16, 1759; m Eliza- 
beth Poor 

14 13 Betsy b Sept. 30, 1778 
Timothy Eaton was a member of the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence and commanded a 
Company at the siege of Boston. It is a 
tradition in the family that he was a leader 
of the party who called on Col. Saltonstall, 
that the bold and unpatriotic words and ac- 
tions of the latter had become so obnoxious 
to the public opinion of the town that a large 
party was made to call on him and notify 
him such was the case. They went, and Mr. 
Eaton, leaving the company a short distance 
from the house, called the Colonel to the door 
and informed him of his errand. Upon this 
the Colonel drew himself up and exclaimed 
"Is that any of your business?" Eaton 


quickly replied, "TU let you know that's my 
business," and was about returning to his 
companions when the Colonel, finding the 
affair was like to terminate seriously, dropped 
his lofty air, held a parley, promised to give 
no more cause for offence and invited them 
all to refreshments at his expense. Timothy 
Eaton was a zealous patriot and one of the 
leading men of the town. He was chosen to 
the second place on the Committee of In- 

7 6 Isaiah Eaton, son of (209 2) b 1751; 
d 1847; m Priscilla West. He was a private 
in the Revolutionary war under Capt. James 
Sawyer at Lexington Alarm, 1776; d at 
Westminister, Vt. 

Issue : 

Henry m Margaret Forman 

Issue : 

Elizabeth Forman b at Easton, Pa. 

13 12 Abijah Eaton, son of (209 2) b 
Aug. 16, 1759; m Elizabeth Poor 
Issue I 
Daniel Poor b Feb. 24, 1792 

Line of Dr. Marshman Edward Wardsworthi 

Dean of University of Pittsburgh, Pa. 


John Eatoiii of Salisbury, Mass. — Anne 

John Eaton — Martha Rowlandson 



Capt. Joseph Baton — Mary French 
1660-1743 -1725 

John Eaton — Esther Johnson 
1686-1746 -1727 

Wyman Eaton (146 7)— Ruth Merrill 

Samnel Eaton (277 3) — Jemina Maxfield ' p 396 

Miriam Eaton — William Lowell Lowell Gen. 

Hannah Lowell — Benjamin Eaton 

Lowell Eaton — Sabina Warren 

Nancy Eaton — Joseph Wardsworth Wardsworth 

Issue Gen. 

Dr. Manhman Edward Wardaworth 


of Be: 


min Eaton anc 



2 1 


3 2 


4 3 


6 4 





6 4 Lowell Eaton, son of Benjamin and 
Hannah Eaton; m Sabina Warren 
Issue : 

6 1 Nancy Fidelia b 1817 ; m Joseph Wards- 
worth at Livermore Falls, Me. He was a 
descendant of the Wardsworths who came 
from Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. 

Issue : 

7 1 Harrison Lowell b 1842 

8 2 Dr. Marshman Edward b 1847; A. M., 
Ph. D., Dean and Professor of Mining Geology, 
School of Mines of Pittsburgh, Pa. 


p 417 364 4 William Gage Eaton, son of (224 

8) b April 21, 1819; m April 21, 1841, 
Lydia Ann Richardson (b 1820); he served 
3 years in the Civil war in Co. A, 33d Mass. 


2 1 Abbey E. J. b Jan. 21, 1843; m May 
2, 1866, John C. Ruddock 

3 2 Ufariannie b Jan. 31, ; m July 4, 1867, 
Samuel H. Downes; issue 

4 3 Judith b Nov. 20, 1852; m May 27, 
1873, William A. Nutter; issue 

356 6 Daniel W. Eaton, son of (224 8) 
m Sarah Little Smith (b 1822) and d.l860 

5 1 Sarah b 1847; m 1866 Joseph E. 

6 2 Daniel Herbert b June 29, 1849; m 
Emma Rebecca Chase 

Ernest Whittier b May 18, 1873 
Carrie Edith b July 12, 1875 

7 3 Elizabeth Whittier b Jan. 4, 1851 ; m 
Warren W. Potter Oct. 5, 1880 

8 4 Edward Smith b July 25, 1852 

9 5 Anne Little b Aug. 6, 1854 

10 6 Ernest Bemadine b Jan. 12, 1856 

11 7 Roswell Jameson b Nov. 6, 1857; 
m Sept. 30, 1879, Mary Esther Allison 

12 8 Mary Johnson b July 20, 1859 

Little Gen. 367 7 David Eaton of Haverhill; son of 
(224 8) b ; d Mar. 13, 1874; m 1811, 

p 345, 406 Ruth dau of Edmimd Little, Sept. 2, 1792. 
She d Nov. 15, 1857 



13 2 Judith Bartlett b Jan. 12, 1812; m 
July 6, 1832, Edward Johnson; issue 

14 2 Edmund Little b Feb. 14, 1814; m 
May 24, 1838, Ruth Buffum (b in Grafton, 
Vt., Sept. 19, 1813; d Sept. 24, 1881). He 
d Jan. , 1869 in Manchester, Iowa 

Issue b in Cuba, N. Y. 

16 1 Helen Judith b Mar. 11, 1840; m 
Oct. 13, 1861, Franklin W. Wilcox of Man- 
chester, Iowa; issue 

Edmund S. b July 22, 1862 

16 2 Caroline AmeUa b Sept. 28, 1841 
m Nov. 21, 1858, H. Munson; resides in Man- 
chester, Iowa; issue 3 daus 

17 3 Ruth Ann b Feb. 28,1843; m July 
29, 1860, C. W. Mead; issue 

18 4 Mary Johnston b Dec. 1847; m (1) 
April 24, 1864, J. Burrington; m (2) J. F. 
Gates; issue 

19 5 Charles Edmund b Mar. 15, 1849; 
m Nov. 4, 1873, Martha Benedict and resides 
at Manchester, Iowa; issue 

20 1 Frank b Dec. 10, 1874 

21 2 Ruth b April 4, 1876 

360 11 Alexander Eaton, son of (224 8) 
b ; m Dorcas D. Little (b 1825; d 1864) Little Gen. 
and resides at Vermillionville, 111. 


22 1 Charles Little b Dec. 6, 1845 

23 2 Julius Alden b Aug. 13, 1849 

24 3 Henry Hartwell b Aug. 10, 1854; 
Oct. 1, 1855 

26 4 Nellie Rebecca b Dec. 24, 1857 


26 5 William Alexander b Sept. 4. 1859 

27 6 Lucia Theodosia b Jan. 28, 1862 

28 7 Frank b May 9, 1864 

Other children of (377 2, p 441) were 

2 3 Betsey m Samuel Page; issue 

3 4 James b 1816; m Mary Williams; issue 

Zellah m Walter Eaton 

4 5 Thomas b 1818; m Katherine Dow 
6 6 Daniel b 1822; m Lucretia Gould 

6 7 Ruth b 1825; m William H. Brown 

7 8 Louvilla b 1825; d 1845 

664 1 William Eaton, son of (377 2) m 
Eliza Hout 

8 1 Anne 

9 2 NeUie 

10 3 Frank b 1872 

Other children of (378 3, p 441) were 

[' 11 6 Hannah m Joseph Whipple 

12 7 Walter m Zillah Eaton 

13 8 Abbie m Augustus Parker 

381 6 Samuel Eaton, son of (260 2) b 
Oct. 26, 1833; m (1) June 5, 1855, Lydia 
Williams who d April 16, 1864; m (2) Sept. 
28, 1867, Mary Colby 

Issue ' 

14 1 Frederick WiUis b 1856; d 1861 

15 2 Herbert Estella b 1857; d 1861 

16 3 Herbert Maurice b 1859; d 1861 

17 4 Lizzie May b 1860; d 1863 

18 5 Wilfred Samuel b April 30, 1861 


19 6 Anna Lillian b 1863 ; m Mar. 20, 1887 , 
George Small 

20 7 Edward Augustus b 1869; d 1869 

21 8 Edward Edson b Sept. 14, 1871 

22 9 Elmer Everett b 1875; d 1876 

6 6 

Daniel Eaton,, son 

of (377 2); 


Lucretia Gould 



23 1 

George b 1847; d 


24 2 

Thomas b 1856; m Frances Favor 

Issue : 

26 1 

George b Feb. 26, 


26 2 

Jennie b 1881 

27 3 

Alonzo b 1883 

555 2 Pillsbury Eaton, son of (377 2) m 
(1) Julia Felch; m (2) Elvira J. Marshall; he 
d Nov. 21, 1885 

Issue by 1st wife: 

28 1 Henry b 1845; m Nellie Willard 
resides Sugar Hill 


29 2 George b Dec. 13, 1855 

299 4 Peter Eaton, son of (178 8) m 
Hannah Hale, dau of E. H. Kelly; he was a 
trader in Canada and went to Manchester 

Issue : 
F. B. Eaton, historian of Candia 

Joseph Oriel Eaton, painter, b in Ticking 
Co., Ohio, Feb. 8. 1829, son of ( ); edu- 
cated in art in New York and became a por- 
trait painter; d at Yonkers, N. Y., Feb. 7, 


WilUam Wallace Eaton, son of ( ) b 

in Tolland, Conn., Oct. 11, 1816; educated 
in his native town, was judge of the Hartford 
City Court. He was also Senator; d in 
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 21, 1898. 

Daniel Eatoni b May 2, 1831, in Templeton, 
Mass., firm of Eaton & Co., furniture manu- 
factures; went to Worcester in 1845. In 
1850 he removed to Fitchburg, Mass., engaged 
History of [^ making piano-fortes; m May 2, 1855, Jane 
Co^ioL ^^^* ^^ Worcester, Mass. In 1856 removed 
p^567°^* to Jamestown, N. Y.; May, 1857, removed 

to Ottumwas and is the first man who used 
machinery in the manufacture of furniture 
in southern Iowa. 

Issue : 



Hattie J. 

Lincoln A. 

Lucien Eaton, lawyer, b Denmark, N. Y., 
Sept. 24, 1831; grad. Iowa College, 1855; 
Harvard law school, 1857; removed to St. 
Louis, 1858 and began practicing. Entered 
U. S. Army, was commissioned Capt., 1863 
May 1864, 1875, U. S. Commissioner of Ala- 
bama claims etc., d at Boeme, Texas, Mar. 
7, 1890 

Wyatt Eaton, painter, b at Phillipsburg, 
Quebec, Canada, May 6, 1899. Studied under 
Joseph O. Eaton, N. Y.; d at Newport, R. I., 
June 7, 1896 



Elizabeth Eaton* dau of ( )tb ; 

m Edward Jones Curtlss (son of John G. and 
Minervia (Montague) (2654) Curtiss b Feb. 
24, 1832) m Oct. 18, 1856. She d Sept. 18, 
1862. He d Nov. 18, 1863 


John Dcllvan Curtlss b April 13, 1858 


A stork arg. beaked and legged gu., holding 
in the beak an ostrich feather or. 

Settled in Granville County, N. C. Granviik 

Col. WiUlam Eaton, son of William Eaton, f^^:!^^!- 
whose ancestors lived in County Essex, Eng- 
land, coming from Petersburg, where he had 
property, located in Edgecomb County, south 
side of the Roanoke river, 16 miles from War- 
renton and 30 from Halifax, had lands at his 
death in Dinwiddie and Brunswick, besides a 
lot in Petersburg, in Colony, Pa. 

He married Mary Rives, of Virginia; and d 
in 1759. Wm dated Feb. 19, 1759. 


2 1 Jane m Anthony Haynes ; m (2) Col. 
Nathan Edwards 

Issue by 1st husband 
Eaton Haynes 

^Note — Elizabeth Eaton, dau of Vearon 
Eaton, who was a lineal descendant on his 
mother's side of the family of the celebrated 
Indian missionary, George Elliott, and also 
of the celebrated and eccentric divine, Lorenzo 



Officers and 
Men of N.J. 
in the Rev. 

3 2 Anne m Andrew Haynes, bro of An- 
thony; m (2) Graham Daves, of Newbem,N.C. 

4 3 Mary m Robert Jones 

5 4 Sarah m John Thornton; m (2) 
Charies Johnston 

6 5 Elizabeth (Betty) m David Weldon 
and emigrated from Virginia.* 

7 6 Col. William b ; m (a man of 

8 7 Gen. Thomas m Anna Bland, of Va ; 
m (2) Elizabeth, dau of Gen. Allen Jones.; 
m (3) Anna Stith. 

Thomas Eaton, Essex, "Capt. Marshes 
Troop Light Horse.'' 

Thomas Eaton stood high in civil and mili- 
tary affairs in the Revolution 

9 8 Charles Rust (under 21 yrs. in 1759), 

10 9 Martha (under 21 in 1759) m Thomas 
M. Owen, of CarroUton. Ala, 

N. C. Hist, 
and Gen. 
Reg. vol. i 


Will of William Eaton, of Granville Co., 
Feb. 19, 1759; probated Mar. 20, 1759: son 
William; daughter Jane Edwards, wife of Col. 
wiiil^^^^^ ^ Nathan Edwards; dau Annie Haynes, relict of 
Andrew Haynes; dau Mary Jones, wife of 
Robert Jones dau Sarah Johnston, wife of 
Charles Johnston, her former husband, John 
Thornton; son-in-law Daniel Weldon; son 

*Marriage bonds at Oxford, Grannelle Co., 
N. C. Betty Eaton married Daniel Weldon 
Jan. 17, 1763. Security, Blake Baker. Wit- 
ness, Samuel Sevaun. (emigrated from Vir- 
ginia) . 


Charles Rush Eaton ; grandson Eaton Haynes ; 
wife Mary ; dau Martha, wife of Daniel Weldon. 


This branch of the Eaton Family was de- 
scended from one of the pioneers who settled 
in Connecticut, but returned to England. 

Thomas Eaton came from Warrington, 
England, and settled in Bellingham, Mass., 
in 1805. He m at Bellingham, Mrs. Rebecca 
Barton, a widow with two children, Seth and 
Rebecca. He afterwards removed to Bath, 
Me., where he engaged as ropemaker. He m 
(2) .... 

Issue by 2d wife 

2 1 Elizabeth m Robert Goddard 

3 2 Hannah m Godfrey 

4 3 Mary Ann m Zachariah T. Thornton 

6 5 Sarah d young 

7 6 Thomas Jr. b in Bellingham, Mass., 
Dec. 13, 1813; d in Brunswick, Aug. 16, 1887; 
having removed to Brunswick in 1865. He 
was a harness and carriage maker; m at Bath, 
Me., Oct, 21. 1838, Emily Bartlett Nash, who 
was b in Bath, Nov. 22, 1819, dau of William 
and Lydia (Shaw) Nash, being a descendant 
of Elder Brewster, who came in the Mayflower. 


8 1 Maria Frances m George S. Berry, of 


George Berry, of Denver, Colo. 


9 2 Sarah Ellen m Finley Lattimore, of 

Washington, D. C. 


Emily Lattlmore, m Sidney Coombs 


10 3 Emily J. m as 2d wife, her sister's 
husband Finley Lattimore. 

11 4 Ray P. m Ella Cutter 

12 5 Thomas H. b Aug. 23, 1849; grad. 
Bowdoin College, 1869, with honors; received 
degree A. M. In 1883 he went to London, 
England, as representative of the Anglo- 
American Investment Company, where the 
business required him 8 months. After his 
return, he became teller of the Iowa National 
Bank of Ottumwa, Iowa, and later cashier. 
After a period of twenty-two years he re- 
turned to Maine (1896) and entered the em- 
ploy of the Chapman National Bank of Port- 
land, Me. In 1889 was made its cashier. 

13 6 Charles H. m Ella Bethen 

11 4 Ray P. Eaton, son of (7 6) m Ella 


14 1 Abbie Cutter 
16 2 Alice 

13 6 Charles H. Eaton, son of (7 6) m 
Ella Bethen • 
16 1 Harold 



James Eaton, b in Sussex, England, Dec. 7, 
1827, oldest of eight children (son of Samuel 
and Hannah Eaton), came to America in 
1854, and d on his return to England. His 
widow died in England in 1853. James 
Eaton came to Ontario in 1850 ; m May 8, 1851 , 
Fannie Woodhams. Both were members of 
the Wesley an Methodist Church. 


2 1 James T. 

3 2 Jacob 

4 3 Wllliam 
6 4 Sarah 

6 5 John 

7 6 Amiie 

8 7 Charles F. 

9 8 Emma J. 

10 9 Nettie 

11 10 LlUie 

12 11 Roland 


Lineage — ^The family of Eyton resided xhe Landed 
from very early peroid at Eyton-on-the- Gentry of 
Waldmores. Gt. Britain 

The first name on the pedigree is Robert de f^^^^'!^'^^ 
Eyton who witnessed a grant by Robert Cor- . ^^^ 
bet to the Abbey of Shrewsbury, and himself 
grantee to that religious house the lands of 
Buttery, temp. Henry II. 

From him descended John de Eyton, Sheriff 
of Shropshire, 1394, whose brother Humphrey 
Eyton, Esq., ranger of the forest on Wrekin 


and Waldmores, was grandfather of Nicholas 
Eyton, Esq., of Eyton, Sheriff of Shropshire 
in 1440, and knight of the Shire in 1449. 
He was father of I^wls Eyton, Esq., of Eyton; 
m Anne, dau of Sir John Savage, Knt. of 
Cheshire, and was great-grandfather of Thom- 
as Eyton; sheriff, 1567; m Alice, dau of Wil- 
liam Charlton Esq., of Apley. 
Issue : 

2 1 Robert Eyton m Anne dau James Lev- 

Issue : 

Richard Eaton 

3 2 Wililam 

4 3 Thomas, father of Sir Phillip, who s. 
his cousin Richard at Eyton and was High 
Sheriff of Shropshire in 1633. He m Mary, 
dau of David Yale, Chancellor of Ches- 
ster, and had a son successor, Sir Thomas, 
whose 2d son, the Rev. John Eyton, Vicar of 
Wellington, s. to the family estates at the 
decease of his nephew Sowdley Eaton. He 
m Rachel, dau of Thomas Acton of Great- 
acre Park, Salop, and by her had issue; she 
din 1706; he din 1709. 

Issue : 

1 Thomas m Anne dau Robert Butts 

2 Robert d 1717 

3 Sowdely d 1817 

4 Mabell m George Whitemore, Esq., of 

5 Margaret d young 


Thomas Eyton, Esq. of Eyton, High Sher- 
iff of Salop, 1741 s. his father, Rev. John Eyton 
m Annie, dau of the Right Rev. Robert Butts 
Bishop of Ely. He d 1776; she d 1757. 

Issue : 

2 1 Anne m Thomas Kynnersley Esq. of 
Leigh ton. 

3 2 Elizabeth m Richard Morrall, Esq., of 
Onslow, Salop 

4 3 Thomas of Eyton , High Sheriff of Shop- 
shire, 1779; m 1776, Mary, dau of John 
Rocke, Esq., of Trefunny, Co.- Montgomery, 
and by her who d Jan. 26, 1809, had issue, 

6 1 Thomas, J. P. and D. L., Recorder of 
Wenlock, Shopshire, b Mar. 27, 1772; d 1855; 
m Elizabeth Cambelle 

7 2 Robert d 1780 

8 3 Rev. John Eyton, Rector of Wellington; 
m Anna Marie, sole dau and heiress of Ed- 
mund Joseph Plowden, Esq., of Plowden 
Hall, Salop. 

5 4 Robert d 1772 

6 1 Thomas Eaton, son of Thomas Eyton 

and Mary (Rocke) Eyton; b 1777; m 1808, 
Elizabeth dau of Maj. Gen. Donald Camp- 
belle. He d in 1855. 
Issue : 

9 1 Thomas Campbelle 

10 2 Charles James d 1854 

11 3 William Archibald formerly Capt. 
96th regt.; d 1859 

8 3 Rev. John Eyton, son of Thomas and 
Mary (Rocke) Eyton; m Anna Marie, dau and 
heiress of Edmund Joseph Plowden, Esq. 


Issue : 

12 1 John d 1836 and Edmund Thomas 

13 2 Walter Nathaniel d Mar 16, 1817 

14 3 Rev. Robert WUlIam of Albany House, 

15 4 Henry d Sept. 30, 1841 

16 5 Joseph 

17 6 Walter 

18 7 Mary m William Henry Perry, Esq. 

19 8 Ann Rose m Rev. Henry Beckwith 

20 9 Anna. Maria Dorothea m Richard 
Keave, Esq. 

Arms: Quarterly — 1st and 4th, or, a fret 
az. ; 2nd and 3rd, gu two bars erm. Crest, a 
reindeer's head couped and attired or, holding 
in the mouth an acorn slipped vert fructed 

Seat: Eyton, near Willimton, Salop. 

Adam Eyton, Esq., of Llannerck-y-Mor 
Flintshire. J. P. for the Borough of Flint; 
Mayor of Flint, Nov. 9, 1852-3. Son of John 
Prys Eyton, Esq., b at Plas Llannerck-y-Mor, 
Holwell, Nov. 11, 1824; educated at High 
School, Liverpool Institute; m Oct. 13, 1855, 
Clara Ann, only dau of James Ashwin, Bret- 
forton Hall, Co. of Worcester, J. P. S. to 
estates of his father, John Ptys Eyton, Esq.; 
1856 and to Maria Eyton 1860. Residence, 
Plas Llannerch-y-Mor, near Holwell. 

Issue; three sons and three daughters. 






Armes: Ermine, a lion rampart az. armd 
and langued qu (quartering ten others) 
Motto: Gogoniant I'r divyd 
Success to the Industrious 

Lineage: Edward Eyton of Moes-y-groes, 
direct descendant through Ellis E3rton and 
John ap Ellis Eyton of Rhuabon of Tudor 
Trevor, bounder of the "Tribe of the Marches," 
Lord of Bromfield, Whittston, etc. 

Eaten and Eaton, a crow's head erased. 
Eaton, Baron Cheylesmore, see Cheylesmore. 
Eaton, Notts., an eagle's head erased Sa., 

holding in the bea]k a sprig vert. 
"Vincit omnia verites." 
Eaton, Ireland, a beaver passant arg. 
Eaton, out of a ducal coronet or, a bull's head 

sa., armed arg. 
Eaton, a boar's head erased, holding in the 

mouth a sword. 


Too late for insertion in regular place. 

Nova Scotia Hoii. Willard Lee Eaton (817 2) In the 
Branch passing of the Hon. ^Willard Lee Eaton, of 
p*633*^534 Osage, Iowa, June 7, 1911, a progressive and 

public spirited man was removed. The funer- 
al on Friday was held on the lawn that friends 
might hear the beautiful Masonic services. 
Mr. Eaton's home life was ideal, and his devo- 
tion to his wife and son marked. What 
greater tribute or compliment could a man 
pay his life companion than did Mr. Eaton in 
his will, which. says: "I give, devise and be- 
queath to my son, Allan March Eaton, a good 
mother, which is the best inheritance a boy 
can have. I have perfect confidence in her 
judgment and am sure that she will give him 
whatever is best for his true interest and for 
this reason I make no reservation upon her 
absolute control of my estate." Mr. Eaton 
was laid at rest in the beautiful cemeterj^ of 
Osage, Iowa. 

Mary Eaton, dau of Rev. Peter Eaton and 

Mrs. Sarah Eaton, died June 20, 1797, aged 
14 months... j^ 

* 'Early, bright, transient as the morning dew, 
She sparkled, was exhard,andwent'to heaven'' 

(dau of 266 4, Part IV, p. 420.) 



Aarian 356 

Aaron 136, 158, 187, 212, 289, 308, 322, 419, 441, 175 

Abby or Abbey 177, 221, 213, 258, 325, 758 

Abel 160, 312, 332, 381, 362, 396, 421, 456, 509, 133, 478, 439, 742, 744 

Abiel 129, 144 

AbigaU 113, 115, 147, 149, 164, 174, 281, 289, 294, 296, 303,307,316, 

332, 361, 382, 383, 392, 431, 440, 516 
Abijah 391, 431, 464, 588, 589 
Abner 144, 145, 169 
Abraham 211, 305, 384, 464, 508, 533 
Abram 241, 302, 455, 743, 744 
Adoniram 447, 484, 491, 538 
Agnes 504, 523 

Albert 237, 241, 322, 352, 354, 457, 498, 548, 554 
Albin 587, 589 
Alexander 294, 451, 757 
Alfaretta 489 

Alfred 77, 97, 336, 354, 512, 515, 517, 551 

AUce 133, 144, 151, 239, 266, 356, 360. 428, 429, 432, 490, 518, 523, 545 
Alma 468 

Almira 58, 186, 192 
Almond 58, 62, 749 

Alpheus or Alphesus 145, 169, 163, 200, 446 
Alvin 437, 475 
Amasa 154, 351, 358, 359 
Ambros 196, 226, 2C0, 295, 334, 454 
Amherst 163, 199, 200 

Amos 160, 193, 223, 302, 391, 405, 417, 426, 439, 445, 478, 486, 541 
Andrew 226, 227, 440, 464, 523 

Ann or Anne 133, 149, 176, 227, 333, 335, 369, 445, 458, 474, 507, 510, 
Annie 128, 140, 198, 293, 318, 366, 376, 385, 423, 450, 451, 454, 459, 

460, 471, 483, 519, 540, 542, 759, 762 
Anson 309, 330 
Antoinette 421, 478, 726 
Apelles or Apolles 52, 62, 103 
Archibald 728 
Ardon 295 



Ariel 436, 473 

ArmanilU 449, 454 

Arthur 356, 488, 498, 499, 501, 507, 519, 540, 549, 551, 746 

Am 139, 162, 185, 202, 211, 294, 302, 400, 424, 439, 509, 541, 74:{ 

AMel 447, 457, 490, 511 

Aichah or Achiha 199, 231 

Asanath 156, 186, 318, 331, 430 

Athael or AOuSt 158, 188, 227, 457, 458 

Barnabas 43, 47, 51, 279 

Barney 226, 260 

Barton 477 

Benjamin 136, 156, 158, 190, 202, 277, 287, 294, 298, 280. 285, 304, 

314, 318, 320, 341, 379, 382, 384.394, 400,419,441,449, 480, 49^,499 

499, 537. 755 
Bennett 59, 63, 64 
Benoi 582, 585 
Bethia 327 

Bet^ 165, 169, 188, 228, 294, 312, 331, 418, 444, 758 
Bette 382 
Bradford 546 
Bradley 268, 352, 359 
Brenton 454, 504, 505 
Brewer 494, 546 
Burr 187 
Burton 484, 538 

Caleb 160, 228, 305, 324, 429, 455, 456, 550 
CalYin 138, 155, 156, 168, 184, 196, 346, 363, 476, 740 
Cardinal 194, 195, 224, 226, 259 
Cariot 436, 474 

Caroline 63, 183, 205, 236, 334, 431, 445, 466, 487, 757 
Catherine 186, 195, 198, 226, 305, 432, 480, 510, 703 
Charlotte 183, 209, 332, 429, 484, 488 
Chariea 222, 235, 237, 256, 262, 266, 284, 270, 345, 347^ 300, 329, 359' 

465, 468, 466, 459, 477, 481, 488, 482, 491, 494, 499, 503, 510, 518, 536, 

539, 548. 552. 550, 532, 683, 727, 743 
Chester 535 
Christian 34, 466, 508 
Christopher 34 

Clarence 231, 260, 270, 443, 483, 523, 537, 538, 550, 589 
Clark 61, 229, 262 
Clement 450, 500 

INDEX 773 

demons 47 

Comfort 133, 146, 147, 172 

Consider 46 

318. 336. 338, 363, 355, 429, 487, 542, 543 


Danforth 23, 203 

Daniel 69, 160, 193, 213, 222, 224, 267, 274, 277, 278, 380, 281, 286, 

294, 295, 298, 309, 311. 314, 331, 373, 382, 383, 417, 427, 432, 449, 
466, 494, 756 

Darwin 336, 354 

David 120, 128, 139, 161. 162, 197, 199, 201, 202, 229, 286, 292, 314, 

321, 325, 341. 377, 381. 390, 395, 403, 417, 419, 428, 430, 441, 450. 

452, 459, 485, 486, 499, 501, 512, 515, 541, 686. 734 
Darius 52. 62 
Davenport 511 
Didama 146, 292 
Delia 347 
Donald 728 

Dorman 228, 749 ^ 

Dudley 729 

Earl 241, 268, 553, 744, 746 
Ebenezer 42, 128. 143, 159, 160. 165, 192, 202, 279. 286, 289, 290, 294, 

298, 299, 308, 316, 317, 334, 429 
Edgar 498. 502, 515, 541, 547. 553, 728 
Edmund 301, 320, 340, 341, 757 
Edward 335, 347, 353, 361, 431, 460, 609. 610, 748 
Edwin 183, 198, 227, 329, 336, 504 
Elbridge 333, 351 
Eleaser 156, 186, 324, 582 
EUab 285, 293 

Elijah 138, 160, 380, 415, 426, 435, 436, 472 
EUphat 49, 59, 419 

EUsha 43, 46, 146, 172, 206, 380. 395, 426, 427, 429, 450, 456 
EUza 183, 310, 338, 351. 430, 449, 506. 515 
/ .. . EUzabeth 136, 147, 148, 149, 150, 158, 174, 198, 206, 227, 257, 277, 280, 

295, 302, 314, 333. 352, 366, 385, 429, 445, 471, 509. 677 . 
EUen 204, 215, 230, 237, 252, 355, 362, 472, 473, 749 . 
EUiot 230 

Elma 507 
Elon 207, 266, 289 
Emeline 452 
Emerson 359 


Emily 176, 204, 326, 332, 336, 338, 448, 575 

Enoch 295, 309, 390, 416, 427, 4439, 449, 497 

Eno8 506 

Ephraim 77, 78, 139, 156, 161, 370, 373, 375 

Ernest 236, 265, 504, 511, 543 

Esther 138, 146, 168, 211, 367, 383 

Eugene 230, 261, 265, 549 

Evard 500 

Eunice 145, 312, 326, 391, 432, 445. 449, 456. 488, 508, 515 

Ezekiel 139, 162, 381 

Ezra 323 

FideUa 198, 227, 322, 590 

Frances 33, 729 

Francis 483, 519 

Frank 211. 222, 237, 242, 256, 258, 264, 265, 347, 356, 447, 475, 498. 

500, 508, 515. 544, 742, 743 
Frederick 61, 200, 207, 222, 230, 256, 356, 362, 465, 488, 510, 528, 543 
Fred 240, 267, 502, 534, 744 
Freeman 350, 498, 548 
Friend 586, 588 
George 170, 213, 236, 263, 345, 451, 476, 499, 500, 511. 514, 517, 539. 

549, 552, 616, 627, 632. 733, 746 
Gideon 42, 428, 454, 455, 505, 506 
GUbert 201, 231, 350 

Grace 235, 252, 282, 360, 498, 522, 543. 677 
Greenwood 443 
Gurdon 458, 515, 516, 551 
Guy 457, 512 
Hannah 168. 175, 183, 209, 277, 289, 286, 290, 296, 308. 310, 324. 320, 

574. 588 
Harley 540 

Harold 245. 267. 271, 270 
Harrison 258, 321, 420, 755 
Harry 189, 213, 252, 321, 534. 537, 743, 746 
Harvey 196, 252, 424, 552, 729 
Hendle 347, 357 

Henry 61, 285. 321. 334, 352, 353, 479, 492, 498. 508 
Hervey 214 

Herbert 242, 265, 269, 540, 739, 743, 744 
Hibbard 222 

Hiram 215, 231, 297, 309, 328, 329, 352, 358, 359. 362, 434, 442, 467 
Homer 68, 90 

INDEX 775 

Horace 310, 469, 471, 502, 590, 702 

Hosea 203, 237 

Howard 265, 481, 500 

Hubbard 397 

Hugh 700, 701, 702, 713 

Humphrey 165, 202 

Hunter 272 

Ingham 489, 490 

Ira 62, 77, 161, 194, 196, 211, 224, 226 

Isaac 135, 153, 155, 186, 198, 211, 323, 345, 487, 541, 629, 645, 648 

Isaiah 754 

Israel 279, 285 

Ithman417, 439 

Jabez 42, 48 

Jacob 136, 156, 186, 198. 280, 324, 325, 348. 385, 467, 483, 488, 482. 
507, 539 

James 185, 186, 214, 243, 244, 259, 286, 289, 294, 301. 305, 323, 346 
453, 476. 517, 4522, 538, 548, 686, 700, 765 

Jane 186, 216. 215, 222, 226. 254, 258, 761 

Jarius 58, 59 

Jeddiah 280, 285 

Jefferson 346 

Jemima ' 

Jeremiah 129, 143, 144, 280, 285, 292 

Jesse \M, 201, 293, 308, 311, 331, 511, 524, 534 

Job 4)^371. 378. 392 

Joel 48. 176, 210, 362 

John 44. 98. 115. 120, 126, 134, 141, 148. 166, 170. 175, 179. 208, 219 
260. 270, 271, 276, 289, 293. 297, 301, 302, 309, 312, 313, 320, 323 
326, 331, 334, 339, 341, 343, 345, 348, 349, 352, 359, 361, 365, 366 
367, 368, 369. 370, 371, 374, 376, 378. 383. 388. 396, 398, 400, 405 
413, 415, 421, 428, 432, 433, 434, 440, 458, 464, 465, 466, 467,468, 
477, 485, 487, 508, 512, 522. 524, 528. 533, 535, 540, 543, 608,615, 
628, 631, 699, 729, 727, 731, 735 

Johnston 645, 651, 658 

Jonas 165. 202. 274. 278* 282, 293, 286. 287, 296, 298, 311, 313, 314. 
316, 328, 334 

Jonathan 113, 133, 144, 145. 132, 166, 282, 284, 286, 288, 290. 293. 
300. 307. 508, 509 

Joseph 135, 136, 164, 155, 157, 164, 182, 212, 262, 263, 278, 285,291, 
309, 312. 316, 321. 322, 352. 385, 400, 487, 516, 542, 602, 618,619, 
626, 646, 656, 681, 735, 759 ' 


SJ^too ifn ?^^ ^^^' ^^^' 283, 287, 288. 299, 300. 315. 321,545 

Joiiah 129, 139, 142, 143, 161, 166, 167, 197, 204, 313 

Jubal 471, 472, 633 

Judson 205, 238, 488, 492, 640 

Juliiw 259, 269, 757 

Juttis 563 

Kate 267 

KimbaU 416, 438, 439 

Leander 517, 544 

Lee 634 

Lemuel 144, 158. 168, 187, 205, 748 

Leonafd 450. 474, 484, 500, 534, 747 

Leon 744 

Leonidas 727 

Lennox 259 

Leslie 519, 549 

Lewis 187, 212, 215, 222, 264, 504. 648 

uSnw 309^^' ^^^' ^^^' ^^' ^^^' ^^^' ^^^' ^' ^^' ^^' ^^ 

Levert 504 

Lilly 326, 290, 306, 326, 348 

Llewellyn 605 

Lizzie 355, 510 

Lot 46 

Lozen 362 

Lowell 755 \^ 

Lucian 199, 469 

Lucien 533, 466, 468, 529 

Lucius 199, 236 

Luther 149. 175, 184, 210, 310. 313, 334 
Luzern 196, 207 . 

Lyman 443 \. 

Maeshall 324 ^. 

Mahala 172 V 

Manson 544 ^ 

Harquis 266, 270, 271 

^!s^'At%r' '^' ""'• ^"' '^' «^«- «^^ 

Marston 133, 147 
Mathew 650 
Mathias 722 
Maverick 161 


INDEX 777 

Merrick 237 

Morris 223, 648 

Moiet 143, 167, 168, 388, 389, 480, 749 

Nathan 267, 310, 322, 323, 336, 346, 459. 616, 539 

Nathaniel 138, 160, 200, 228, 289, 294, 309, 346, 389, 390, 473, 476, 585. 
585, 586 

Nelson 554 

Nicholas 104, 112, 113, 207, 374, 384 

Noah 284, 290, 295, 296, 310, 324 

Norman 258, 269, 506, 607 

Norris 212, 242 

Obediah 418 

pKver 58, 482, 484 

Origen 161, 195, 196 

Oriand 205 

Orletus 299, 490, 544 

Orison 51 

Oscar 51, 336, 337, 354 

Osgood 292, 328, 350 

Otho 455, 506, 507 

Otis 203, 492, 545 

Parley 146, 747 

Paul 387, 497, 547, 727, 744 

Peregrine 205 

Perry 507, 543 

Peter 102, 110, 166, 387, 759 

Pillsbury 480, 759 

Pluma 472 

Ralph 164, 201, 500, 517, 744 

Rand 294 

Resin 702, 728, 729 

Reuben 154, 183, 187, 212, 291, 312, 326, 327 

Richard 555,558, 731, 733 

Robert 135 143, 150, 222, 256, 455. 507. 728. 731 

Rollin 69, 96 

RosweU 163, 188, 213, 766 

Rufus 146, 147, 171, 205, 507, 619, 563 

Rupert 511, 561 

Russell 200, 545 

Ryland 477 


Samuel 41, 43, 47, 60, 168, 190, 279, 290. 307, 327, 333, 335. 353. 575. 

576. 582, 587, 589, 756 
Scott 734 

Seymour 77, 97, 310, 732 
SUas 279, 296, 313, 333 
Simon 259. 346 
Smiley 657 
Solomon 47, 49 
Stephen 500, 549 
Stillman 324, 347, 349. 420 
Sumner 326, 473, 474 
Sylvester 172, 198, 205 
Sylvanus 146, 170, 541 
Thankful 136, 157. 158, 314 
TheophUus 381, 556, 560. 561. 584 
Thomas 120, 136, 153, 162, 188, 227, 258, 288, 289, 297. 301, 320. 321. 

579, P95, 602. 605. 681. 762, 763, 764 
Timothy 63, 231. 387, 454, 732, 736, 737, 748, 752, 753 
Tristram, 421 
Truman 545 
Valentine 530 
Vashti 360 
Victor 324, 516, 538 
Volney 747, 748 
Walter 147. 349, 506, 539, 758 
Wallace 350 

Ward 188. 460, 464, 486. 523 
Warren 362. 416. 477, 636, 729, 730 
Washington 490, 545 
Watson 449, 498 
Wesley 310 

WeUs 512, 513, 514, 552 
Weston 484, 539 
WUbur 350, 492 

WiUard 190, 223, 332, 474, 634, 732 
WilUam 129, 140, 164, 201, 203, 227, 236, 260. 273. 279. 293. 309. 487. 

493, 510. 548, 588. 632, 677, 732, 751, 756, 761 
Woodman 481. 482, 637 
Worcester 553 
Wyman 146, 379, 396, 746 
Zeba 307 

INDEX 771i 

ZelUh 758 

Zenas 52, 324, 348 

Zerviah 425 

Ziba 43. 47.48. 178 

Zilora 147 

Zoa 195. 224 


Adkint, Charlotte 261 
Alden, David 43 

Francis 40, 42, 44 

George 176, 209 

Hamet 229 

John 42, 43, 44, 183 

Josephine 351, 333 

Thankful 41, 43 
Alliaon, Mary 756 
Andrews, Garret 351 

Emma 589 

Janet 466 

Louise 358 

Nathan 466 
Annit, Laura 533 
Austin, George 676, 677 
Avery, Alice 259, 269 

Eda 51 

Liorette 230 

Zada 214, 222 
Avice, Agnes 650 
Ayer, Rachel 377, 389 
Bachelder, Jeremiah 289, 304 

Horace 290 
Bailey, Joseph 757 
Baker, Charles 752 

Eliphalet 149. 176 
Balch, William 155, 184 
Baldridge, Caroline 336 
Ball, Emeline 323, 346 
Bancroft Judith 321, 340 
Barber, Lydia 303 
Bamet, Mary 726, 727 

Phila 747 

Polly 49 
Bamour, Sarah 164, 201 

Ban, John 182, 183 

Bates, Louisa 77 

Beackwith, George 429 

Henry 768 
Beal Helen 350 

Susannah 41 
Bean, Harriet 476 
Beard, Augusta 254 
Beattie, Margaret 737 
Bemis, Charles 474, 535 

Bennett, Lucy 49, 58, 585, 586 

Rebecca 313, 334 

Sarah 205, 238 
Bernard, Jonas 657 
Berry, George 763 
Bigelow, Isaac 445 

Minnie 516, 459 
Billingt, Martha 34, 37 
Bill, fiary 477 
Bird, Prank 209 

Jane 222 
Blanchard, Clarissa 321 

John 532 

Marion 479 
Bliss, Irene 404 
Blesh. Lizzie 662, 677 
Boardman, Eliza 658 
Bogart, Louisa 674, 683 
Boggs, William 498 
Boutwell, Betsy 2^9, 302 

Joseph 306 
Brackett, Abigail 129, 140 

Lydia 351 
BrackenbuiT, Elizabeth 417, 439 
Bradbuiv, Jacob 281 
Bradford, Moses 296, 400 
Bradley, Almenia 241, 267 

Annie 160 

Elizabeth 491 

Jacob 383 

Samuel 267 
, Tames 428 
David 730 
Breed, Edgar 480 
Brickenbridge, Daivd 594 
Bridgeman, Ruth 228 
Browne, Horace 289 
Bunker. John 585 
Burbank, Ella 750 

Henry 752 
Burbridge Arnold 453 

Clara 466, 524 

Henry 453 

Wheelock 453 
Burleson, Mary 553 
Bums, Amiz 744 

Minnie 743, 744 





Btttterfleld, Maud 357 

Cady, Asenath 136, 156, 739 

Harriet 160, 193 

John 158 

Sally 160 
Camer, Alonzo 269 
Campbell, Caroline 740 
Cattleman, Virginia 594 
Chadwick, Harrison 208 
Chandler, Allen 634, 648 

Philemon 133, 145 
Childs, Abel 310 
Chaffe, Betsy 206 
Chick, Alice 443 
Clark, Wattey 257 

Ama 199 
Cleveland, Lucy 236 
Colbum, Warren 135 
Colby, Lydia 758 
Cole, Hannah 286, 758 
Coleman, Sarah 304, 734, 736 
Collins, Margaret 361 

Jane 259 
Conger, Stephen 590 
Cooper. Henry 266 
Craig, Margaret 737 
Crane, William 241 
Crawford, Clyde 235 
Crosa, Katherine 185, 742 
Cochran, John 631 
Damon, Abigail 113, 115, 120 
Dana, Phineas 151 
Davii, Mary 615, 627 - 
DeWolf, Minnie 492 
Draper, Abyah 151 
Eckles, Catherine 645, 656 
Edincott, Hannah 175 

Ellsworth, 196 

Elricj, James 673 
Elrick, Anna 686. 782 
Entriked, Jacob 634 
Evans, Rufus 486 
Farquharson, John 648 
Fay, On is 196 
Fletcher, George 478 
Flint, Joanna 281 

William 285 
Garrett, Frank ^4 

Isaac 703 
Geer, James 744 
Gorton, Sheridan 238 

Gould, Martha 282 
Haldeman, Dolcy 743 
Harding, Emma 698 
Harrison, Bettie 733 
Herkimer, Alida 747 
HibbanL Amy 188 
Hippie, Ella 743 
Hogue, Lillian 742 
Holister, Alson 748 
Houston, William 657, 673 
Howe, Clara 672 
Hume, Elizabeth 48, 51 
Humphrey, Uriah 608, 618 
Hunter, Jacquette 220 
Janeway, Carrie L. 685, 686 

William 673, 686 
Joiner, Nellie 264 
Jones, William 561, 593 
fceeler, Joseph 720 
KeUy, Andrew W. 253 
Kennedy, Olive 730 
Keys, Mary 732, 733 
Kilpatrick, Robert 740 
Knight, Mary 146 ^ 
Knowlton, Aim 
Lasher, George 661, 676 
Leonaitl, Lucy 48, 52 
Lewright, Mary 675 
Little, Dorcas 661, 757 
Lockyard, Robert 634 
Lovering, Elizabeth 134 
Manning, Margaret 512 
McCrea, Flora 61 
McFeeley, Clarissa 727 
Massay, Abigail 752 
Maynard, Hiram 615 

Jonathan 615 
May, Abigail 186. 211 
Millard, Sarah 48, 748 
Molyneuz, Robert A. 253 
Monnette, Orra 685, 686 
Morgan, Gwillian 615 
Mott, George 675 
O'Kane, Edward 658 
Paige, Charles 743 
Peck, Alonzo 659, 671, 681 
Potts, Isaiah 655, 672 

Mary 631 
Potter, Sally 171. 172 
Powell, William 740 
Priest, Henry 228 



Pullman, George 234 



Quintance, Bathsheba 729 
Kaintey, Janet 631, 647, 739 

Martha 645, 655 
Reali, Catherine 212 
Reid, Allan 494 
Rice, Abigail 185, 739 

Nellie Z. 253 
Richards, Fanny 185, 739 
Rickertson, William 221 
Robinson, Jane 136, 156 
Rockwell, Jeremiah 475 
Rose, Ann 701, 702 
Rumsey, Prank 238 
Sackett, Bathsheba 635, 650 
Schultz, Perline 740 
Seeber, George 675, 676 
Sharon, James 645 
Shipman, Harvey 199 
SmUey, Sarah 645 
Smith, Apphia 202 

Sarah 136 
Snell, Asa 198 
Soule, Zachariah 42 
Spencer, Elihu 599, 603 
Sproul, Orbin 485 
Spruns, Elizabeth 155 
Starr, Mary 129, 131 

Lydia 132, 134 
Stirk, Henry 612, 627 
Storch, Lilly 734 
Stout, Rebecca 627, 6291 
Stroud, Jacob 741 
Tavenner, Benjamin 649 
Thompson, Thomas 488 
Tingley, Louise 739, 742 
Tolman, Thomas 213 
TreadweU, Esther 671 
Umsted, Martin 749 
Upham, Ezra 283 
Vail, Sophia 477 
Vandeusen, Martha 309 
Van Petten, Mary 224 
WardeU. Joanna 599 
Ware, Esther 165 
Wardsworth, Harrison 755 

Joseph 75 

Marshman E. 755 
Watson, Olive 730 
Weldin, William 727 
WeUs, Eunice 512 
Westerfield, May 21 1 
White, Florence 673 
Woods, Grace 677 
Woodcock, Ann 139 
YameU, Blanche 727 
Toung, Emily 222 

Florence L. 253 


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