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Thomas EAVES

Male 1790 -


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  • Name Thomas EAVES 
    Born Between 1780 and 1790  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 

    • (1) Meigs County Heritage Book Committee, The History of Meigs County, Tennessee and It's [sic] People? 1836-1987: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1997, p. 43:

      JOHN EAVES FAMILY

      John Eaves and two sons came from England in 1736. His son, William, moved to Northumberton County, Virginia, in 1736. William's son, Graves Eaves, Sr. and wife Elizabeth Matthews, and son Mark, moved to Chester County, South Carolina in 1798. Mark's son Thomas married Polly Johns in 1807. Soon afterward he and his brother and family moved by flatboat to Tennessee. Thomas settled on the Tennessee River in what is now Meigs County. The brother went to what is now Polk County on the Hiwassee River. Due to the rugged country they lost contact with each other. However descendants of both know their relatives live in Meigs and Polk Counties.

      Thomas and Polly Johns Eaves had nine children: (1) John Ridley - moved to Texas; (2) Thomas married Matilda Dearmond - moved to Arkansas; (3) Pleasant L. married Elizabeth Haley Bean and continued to live in Meigs County. They had nine children; (4) William married Sarah Blankenship; (5) Violet married Maria Leuty; (6) Sarah married George Stokes who had one of the academies in the (now) Concord Community and then moved to Arkansas; (7) Lucy married Samuel F. Martin; (8) Catherine married Morgan Hunter (one son, Pleasant, died in 1930); and (9) Easter married Thomas Leuty. Unless otherwise stated, all lived and died in or near Meigs County.

      --Submitted by: Flossie Eaves Bennett, Decatur, TN

      (2) Broyles, Bettye J., History of Rhea County, Tennessee, Collegedale, TN: College Press, 1991, p. 86:

      FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS

      Although there probably were other organizations during the early days of Rhea County, the oldest one of record is the Masonic Order.

      A total of six Masonic Lodges have been recorded in Rhea County: three in the Town of Washington (Luminary, Aurora, and Washington), one at Sulphur Springs (later moved to Spring City), one at Dayton, and one at Graysville. Information of these lodges was obtained from John R. Stracener, Grand Secretary of Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee, Nashville, and several miscellaneous sources.

      LUMINARY LODGE NO. 42

      Luminary Lodge No. 42 was chartered at Washington on 3 October 1821. The charter members are unknown, but the following men were officers in 1825: John Rice, W.M.; James Berry, S.W.; Thomas Kelly, J.W.; Wyley H. Chapman, Treasurer; Jacob Brown, Secretary; John Clack, J.D.; James B. Cobbs, S.D.; and John Parker, Tyler.

      Members in 1825 were: James C. Mitchell, Miller Francis, Jesse Poe, John Holland, Samuel Holland, John Robinson, Thomas Eaves, John B. Hood, James G. Williams, Elijah Rice (initiated, 3 December 1824; passed, 16 December 1824; raised, 30 December 1824), and George W. Mayo (initiated, June 1825; passed, August 1825; raised, 22 September 1825).

      Initiates included Thomas Price, John Atkinson, Henry Johns, William Johns, John Greenwood, and Major Beavers. Other notes indicated that none were expelled or rejected during 1825, and that the total number of members was 25. John Rice and Elijah Rice both contributed $1.00 to the monument to be erected at Mount Vernon. William Locke withdrew from the Lodge in July 1825.

      On 2 September, the Lodge ordered "that Brother Daniel Rawlings be appointed to represent this Lodge by proxy at the most Grand Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee."

      An article by H.A. Crawford in the Dayton Herald of 17 March 1930, included a section on the Masonic Lodge. Unfortunately, the first four lines were almost obliterated by a large tear in the paper. The article begins with "Washington . . . 1821 . . . was issued to Isaac Holland." The remainder of the article contains the same list of names recorded above.

      Luminary Lodge No. 45 was arrested on 4 October 1827.

      (3) A household headed by Thos. EAVES is listed in the 1830 census of Rhea County, TN.

      Listed in Thos.'s household are 2 free white males under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 2 free white females under 5 years of age; 2 free white females between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that Thomas is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, he would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Thomas' wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Thomas' household are children of Thomas and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of five sons [one of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1815, one of which sons would have been born between 1815 and 1820, one of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and two of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1830 census] and five daughters [one of which daughters would have been born between 1815 and 1820, two of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and two of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1830 census].

      (4) A household headed by Thomas EAVES is listed in the 1840 census of Meigs County, TN.

      Listed in Thomas' household are 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white male between 50 and 60 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 15 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that Thomas is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 50 and 60 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that Thomas' wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Thomas' household are children of Thomas and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of three sons [one of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1820, one of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and one of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1840 census] and two daughters [which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1840 census].
    Person ID I4846  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Family Polly JOHNS,   b. Abt 1790 
    Married 1807 
    Children 
     1. Lucy EAVES,   b. Between 1825 and 1830  [natural]
     2. Sarah EAVES,   b. Between 1825 and 1830  [natural]
     3. Pleasant L. EAVES,   b. 1827, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1882  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     4. Violet EAVES,   b. Abt 1815, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John Ridley EAVES,   b. Between 1810 and 1820  [natural]
     6. William EAVES,   b. Abt 1823, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Thomas J. EAVES,   b. Between 1820 and 1825  [natural]
     8. Easter P. EAVES  [natural]
     9. Catherine EAVES  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F2736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart