Eaves Family

This is my "thinking" page.  I am thinking outloud and trying to figure out who the parents of Mary Ann Eaves (my gg-grandmother) were.

Mary Ann M. Eaves [as her marriage license lists her name] was born in 1837, in Illinois, maybe Macoupin Co.
--The 1860 census lists Mary Ann as born in Illinois.
--On the 1880 census, daughter Matilda says her "mother" was born in Missouri, but she probably meant her step-mother, Caroline Webb (William Tatum's 3rd wife).
--One of William Tatum's grandsons said that one of William's wives was from Illinois, "across from Cape Girardeau". This must be Mary Ann, but I can't make the "across from Cape Girardeau" thing work.
--There were some Eaves in Union Co, IL (near Cape Girardeau) & Madison Co, IL (near St. Louis).
Union Co. Cemeteries
Madison Co. Cemeteries

She must have been on the 1840 & 1850 Illinois census with her parents (see census records below the line).

Her parents were probably William Owen Eaves (b 1817 Madison Co, IL; d 1851) and Eva Margaret Whiteside, married Aug 17, 1837 Madison Co, IL.  Their marriage is listed in the Illinois State Marr Index:
EVES, William O. & WHITESIDE, Margaret - 08/17/1837 Madison Co.   
William Owen Eaves was the son of Benjamin Eaves.

I need to locate a will for William Owen Eaves (probably should be in Madison Co, IL). I can't find him on the 1850 census, but he is supposed to have died in 1851.  He doesn't seem to be in Missouri either in 1850, even though Mary Ann married in Stoddard Co, MO in 1859. By 1860 Margaret was remarried and living in Madison Co, IL.  Margaret died in 1871 in Madison Co, IL.
There are 3 Eaves wills in Madison Co, IL:
EAVES, DAVIS J.                  box/tray: 62/188  
EAVES, ELIZABETH                 10/028  
EAVES, WILLIAM, SR.              62/188 [This is probably brother of Benjamin]


In 1817 & 1818 Benjamin Eaves bought land in Madison Co, IL, Collinsville twp (south part of Madison Co.):
EAVES Benjamin            SE             09    03N    08W    M3    06/06/1817    Madison      160 acres
EAVES Benjamin  WFR2SECT       09    03N    08W    M3    02/24/1818    Madison      274.82 acres

1818 map of Illinois

1820 Madison Co, IL Census (image):
Goshen twp. -  Eaves, Benjamin - 200010-10010
Benjamin - 26-44   [40]
wife - 26-44  [Betsy-39]
girl - 0-10 [Susan Ann-4]
2 boys 0-10 [William Owen-3, Andrew Thomas-1]
[1820 Legend: males 0-10 / 10-15 / 16-18 / 18-25 / 26-44 / 45> - females 0-10 / 10-15 / 16-25 / 26-44 / 45>]

1830 Madison Co, IL (p203)
Benjamin Eaves - 50-60   [01200001-0010001]
wife - 40-50  [Betsy]
girl - 10-15    [Susan-14]
2 boys - 10-15    [Wm O-13, Andrew Thomas-11]
boy - 5-10    [Noah Hampton-9]

His wife Betsy died in Oct 1832 in Madison County. He married in 2nd in Aug. 1833 in Madison Co, IL.

In 1834 & 1835 Benjamin & William Owen bought land in the NE part of Macoupin Co, Girard twp:
EAVES Benjamin          NWSW           30    12N    06W    3    12/29/1834    Macoupin
EAVES William Owen  SWSW            19    12N    06W    3    07/04/1835    Macoupin
(Twp 12N is on the North border of Macoupin Co, Girard twp (see map); sec 30 would be just S of sec 19, meaning that Benjamin's and William's land was about 1/2 mile apart.) [map of IL meridians]

1835 Union Co, IL census shows 2 brothers of Benjamin & a nephew
William Eaves (p4 #114) - 10010 -- 01000 [This makes him 31-40, b 1795-1804, so he's Benj's brother]
Jonathan Eaves (p9 #272) - 12001 -- 22001 [This makes him 41-50, b 1785-1794, so he's Benj's brother]
Benjamin Eaves (p10 #274) - 20100 -- 20600 [This makes him 21-30, b 1805-1814.  He's Jonathan's son]
[Legend: males 0-10 / 11-20 / 21-30 / 31-40 / 41-50 - females  0-10 / 11-20 / 21-30 / 31-40 / 41-50]

Even though he bought land in Macoupin County in 1835, he went back to Madison County to get married in 1837.

William Owen Eaves married Eva Margaret Whiteside in 1837 in Madison Co, IL.
EVES, WILLIAM O & WHITESIDE, MARGARET - 08/17/1837 Madison

1840 Macoupin Co, IL:  Benjamin Eaves, William Eaves, Noah Eaves
[Benjamin with 2 of his 3 sons.  Macoupin Co is just north of Madison Co.]
Benjamin Eaves 000000001-00101001 - p 66
     Benjamin - 60-70  (Benj-60)
     woman 50-60  (Sally)
     woman 20-30 (b 1810-20-unnamed daug)
     girl 10-15 (can't be Susan who married in 1837)
William Eaves 10001-10001 - p 66
     William 20-30 - (23)
     wife 20-30 (Margaret-21)
     girl 0-5 (Mary Ann - abt 3)
     boy 0-5 (James - abt 3)
Noah Eaves 0001-1001 - p 65
     Noah 15-20  (19)
     wife 15-20 (Elizabeth-abt 18)
     girl 0-5 (Mary- >1)

1840 Tax List of Macoupin Co, IL:
Eaves, Benjm - E022 [instead of "paid" it is marked "By A"]
Eaves, William - E021 [note says "gone to Madison"]

1840 Madison Co, IL:
The soundex on Ancestry for surname Eaves lists:
2 Eves - Ridge Prairie twp (no given names) [when I looked on the microfilm I found only one Eves and it was "widow" Eves. p101.  She is age 60-70, the right age to be Benjamin's wife, but Benj is on 1840 Macoupin Co Census and he died in 1841]
Wm. Eves - Omph Gent twp [should be Omphghent], p 110   [1876 plat of townships]

Omph Gent twp [should be Omphghent], p 110:
Wm. Eves - 110001-011201001  [This is probably the younger brother of Benjamin & Jonathan]
William 30-40
woman 30-40 [Elizabeth?]
2 girls 15-20
girl 10-15
girl 5-10
boy 5-10
boy 0-5
woman 60-70 [can't be Wm's mother, she died in 1830 in TN]

Ridge Prairie twp:
p 103 - Jubilee Posey 0102101-0021001
p 101 - Widow Eves  0-000000001 (age 60-70, b 1770-80)  [Benjamin died in 1841

1840 Union Co, IL:  William Eaves [p 60], Benjn Eaver, Jonathan Eaves


1850 Madison Co, IL -
The family of Wm. Owen and Eva Margaret Eaves were not found there.  Since their children, Mary Ann, James, Bart & Thomas were later in Stoddard Co, I thought maybe the family had moved to Missouri by 1850, but they are not in the 1850 census of Stoddard Co, MO either.

No Eaves in 1850 Alexander Co, IL
William Owen is supposed to have died in 1851.  Don't know where he is buried; I assume somewhere in Madison Co., though his father and sister were buried in Macoupin Co.
Margaret married Jubilee Posey in 1854 in Madison Co, IL
Mary Ann married William Tatum in Stoddard Co, Mo in 1859.

1855 Delinquent Tax list of Madison Co, IL includes
Wm. Eaves
[Maybe he had died by then. He was not on the 1854 delinquent tax list.]


1860 IL -  Madison Co, PO Troy, p 777
Posey, Jubilee - 60 Ky
Posey, Catherine - 42 IL [the census actually does say "Catherine" instead of Margaret, but it must be wrong!]
Eves, Catherine - 12 IL  [daug of Wm. Owen & Margaret Eaves]
Posey, Clara - 6 IL
Posey, Eva - 3 IL
Posey, Effy - 3 IL

1860 Madison Co, Il, PO Highland, page 727
Eaves, William - 50 Ky [Wm Jr, son of Wm Sr]
     Elizabeth - 60 Ky
     William - 17 IL
     Davis - 13 IL

1860 Madison Co, IL, PO Alhambra, p 362:
Benjamin Eaves - 24, b IL
Malissie - 23 b IL
Mary E. - 6 b IL
Sarah S. - 4 b IL
Wm. S. - 9/12 b IL

1860 Macoupin Co, PO Shipman, p 411:
Jesse Eaves - 19, b NY

1860 Union Co, IL, twp 12S, range 1W, PO Anna, page 915
Eaves, William  - 45, b 1814 b TN
     Mary - 43, b 1816 England
     Martain V. - 14, b 1845 IL
     Ruth - 14, b 1845 IL
     Sarah - 12, b 1847 IL
     Martha A. - 10, b 1849 IL
     Mary J. - 8, b 1851 IL
     Susan C. - 6, b 1853 IL
     William F. - 9/12 b IL
  Bard, John - 17, b 1842 TN

1860 Union Co, Jonesboro PO, p 830:
Eaves, Andrew - 37, b TN
Eaves, Margaret - 35 b NC
Eaves, Gater? (m) - 7 b IL
Eaves, Wm - 6 b IL
Eaves, Rufus - 2 b IL

1860 Union Co, IL, PO Unioin Point, p 651:
Eaves, Jonathan - 31 b AL
Eaves, Martha A. - 25 b IL
Eaves, Andrew J. - 11 b IL
Eaves, Mary F. - 2 b IL
Smith, Wiley - 30 b IL
Smith, John - 4 b IL

1860 Union Co, IL, PO Union Point, p 654-655:
Eaves, Jesse - 38, b Tn
Matilda - 29 b Ky
Nancy - 17 b IL
Mary - 15 b IL
William 10 b IL
Louisa - 7 b IL
Jessee - 6 b IL
Jonathan - 5 b IL
Andrew - 3 b IL
Martha A. - 2 b IL
Prior, Hardin - 21 b Tn

1860 IL - Hancock Co, Augusta twp, p 826:
Eaves, Joseph - 55, b NC
   Sarah - 47 b Ky
   Hosea - 21 b IL
   John W. - 15 b IL
   Enoch - 12 b IL
   Andrew - 7 b IL
   Mary Jane - 5 b IL

1860 MO - St. Francois Co, Liberty twp
p 108 (Farmington PO):
Solomon Eaves - 53 b ?can't read
Sarah - 53
Mary A. - 16

p108 (Farmington PO):
Thomas Eaves - 25, b TN [prob a son of Solomon]
Delphia - 26 b Mo
Robert - 4 b MO
Mary S. - 3 b MO
Soloman V. - 1 b MO
Cordelia Murphy - 10 b MO

PO Locust Ridge, p23:
Bart Eaves - 50, b NC  [Bart and Solomon were probably cousins, Bart son of Davidson, and Solomon son of Solomon Sr.]
Luvina - 50 b NC
M.A.S. (f) - 14 b TN
M.A.M. (f) - 12 b TN
A.P.C. (m) - 10 b MO
H.C.B. (m) - 5 b MO
J.A.P. (f) - 5 b MO
E.A.A. (f) - 3 b MO

p24, PO Locust Ridge:
A.G. Eaves - 20 b Tn  [might be Albert, son of Bart]
Sousan - 17 b Mo
J.W. (m) - 6 mos, b Mo

p28, PO Locust Ridge:
E.H.C. Eaves - 26 b TN   [maybe Elisha Clement, son of Bart]
E.A.  (f) - 30 b TN
W.C. (m) - 7 b MO
J.C. (m) - 5 b MO
N.J.L. (f) - 2 b MO

1860 MO - Madison Co, St. Michael's twp, PO Fredericktown, p 363:
Alfred Eaves - 42 b KY   [don't know who this is]
Mary A. - 48 b KY
Thomas G. - 13 b MO
Mary A. - 11 b MO

1860 IA - Decatur Co, Decatur twp, Decatur PO, p19:
John H. Eaves - 52, b NC
Mary J. - 46 b Tn
Nelson B. - 16 b IN
George K. - 14 IN
Sarah J. - 10 Ky
Oma E (f) - 6 IA


An 1866 directory of Madison County shows:
[These must have been cousins of Willliam Owen.  This is probably William, brother of Benjamin, and his 2 oldest sons]
EAVES, Benjamin - NEWDOUGLAS
EAVES, Wm. - HIGHLAND
EAVES, Wm. Jr. - MARINE


1870 Madison Co, IL, twp 3 R7 (June 24) p 138
Posey, Margaret - 50 b IL
. . . Martha - 26 IL
. . . Clara - 15 IL
. . . Effie - 12 IL
. . . Eva - 12 IL
. . . Kunfecker?, August - 26, laborer, b Prussia
(next door is Jesse Posey-39 & family)

1870 census of Madison Co, IL, p 83, PO Marine -
Eaves, William - 66 (1804), b NC, farmer - 92,500 - 1,000   [he is also listed below in Frankin Co, KS with sons Benjamin F. & Jefferson Davis - but no Martha]
        Martha - 49 b IL
        Davis - 22, b IL
        Martyn, Martha - 21 b IL - domestic
p 21, PO Alhambra:
Eves, Wm. - 27 (1843) b IL - farmer 6400-1400  [maybe son of William Jr.]
        Nancy E. - 24 b IL
        Wm. - 1 b IL
Sanders, N. - 19 b IL - farm hand

1870 other Eaves in Illinois -
Jesse - 50 AL - Union Co
MVB - 25 IL - Union Co
Margaret - 44 NC - Union Co
William - 54 Tn - Union Co
James - 48 Canada, Bureau Co

1870 Kansas - Franklin County, Greenwood twp, PO Pomona, p82  -
Eaves, Benja. F. - 35, b IL  [son of William Jr.]
Eaves, Malissa - 32, b IL
Eaves, Elizabeth - 16, b IL
Eaves, Sarah - 14, b IL
Eaves, Wm. - 11, b IL
Eaves, Laura - 8, b IL
Eaves, Emma - 6, b IL
Eaves, Malinda - 4, b Ks
Eaves, Nancy - 4, b Ks
Eaves, Wm - 66, b NC [William Jr.  - he was also listed on 1870 census of Madison Co, IL with 2nd wife, Martha]
Eaves, Jefferson - 22, b IL [son of William Jr.]

1870 Kansas - Cloud County, Buffalo twp, PO Shirley, p213  -
Eaves, Noah - 49 (farmer, carpenter), b IL
Eaves, Jane - 40 b KY
Eaves, Noah H. Jr  11 b IL
Eaves, Alice - 9  b CO
Eaves, Susan - 4  b KS

1870 Kansas - Anderson Co, Reeder twp, PO Garrett, p 141  -
Eaves, Caroline - 28 b IL 
Eaves, Mary J. - 9 b OH
Eaves, Jas. W. - 6 b OH

Don't know who this Caroline is.  Since William, Jr. and 2 of his 3 sons are in Kansas (Jefferson Davis & Benjamin F.), this Caroline Eaves might have been the wife of William III.  Anderson Co. was just south of Franklin Co.  However, William & wife Nancy E. are also in the Madison Co, IL 1870 census.
Noah Eaves was the 1st cousin of William III, Benjamin F. and Jefferson Davis Eaves, and the nephew of William Jr.

Mary Ann's mother, Margaret died in 1871 in Troy, Madison Co, IL, buried Troy City Cem

Other Madison Co, IL marriages about that time [in order of date]:
Benjamin Eaves m Sally Wallace Aug 11, 1833
William Eaves m Margaret Tolly Mar 28, 1833  [don't know who this is]
Sarah Ann Eaves m Warren Case, Oct 17, 1841 [Sarah b 1816, daug of Benjamin, sister of William Owen]
Melinda Eaves m William Davis Baird, Dec 29, 1842
Nancy Eaves m John Starkey, Nov. 4, 1847
Mary Ann Eaves m John F. Mills, Nov. 29, 1849
Benjamin F. Eaves m Melissa Howard, Dec 22, 1852
EAVES, BENJAMIN F         HOWARD, MELISSA      12/22/1853
EAVES, ANDREW J           CRAIG, CAROLINE      03/14/1860
HARRINGTON, HENRY C       EAVES, MARTHA        08/31/1865
EAVES, WILLIAM            HARRINGTON, NANCY E  07/27/1867
EAVES, WILLIAM            PEARCE, MARTHA S     10/03/1867
WHITESIDE, ANDREW J       EAVES, SUSAN C       11/18/1869
LANDOLT, JOSEPH           EAVES, SARAH L       12/24/1874
LETURNO, JOSEPH M         EAVES, LAURA J       12/11/1884
EAVES, WILLIAMS T         HALL, ELIZABETH A    05/27/1885
POERTNER, HENRY           EAVES, ANNA MARY     02/19/1890
[I don't know who most of these are, but William Owen's father, Benjamin Eaves, had a William, who was also in Madison Co, IL.]

Macoupin County, IL marriages:
EAVES, Noah H & ATTERBERRY, Jane Mrs - 10/22/1854


Mary Ann was 22 when she married in Stoddard Co, Mo in April, 1859 to William J. Tatum.  See a copy of their marriage record.
Since they were married in Stoddard County, Mary Ann must have been living there already.  However, if her mother is Eva Margaret (Whiteside) Eaves Posey, she was in Madison Co, IL in 1860.
When William was 19 he had married Susannah Taylor, who died and Jan. 1858 and was buried in the Old Idalia-Lewis cemetery east of Bloomfield,  Stoddard Co., Mo.  So William must have lived around Bloomfield. 
William's grandson said that William worked at a sawmill in Sikeston when he was 17, and that Mary Ann came from Illinois across the river from Cape Girardeau. 
William was about 21 when he married Mary Ann. He had been single for over a year before he married 2nd.
Mary Ann's brothers, James and William Bartlett (& maybe Thomas) must have followed Mary Ann to Stoddard Co, Mo. or they were already there.

Other Eaves marriages in Stoddard Co, MO:
Laura Eaves & William Kelley - 7 Mar 1886 [daug of James/gdaug of Wm O]
Marion J. Eaves & Mattie Sparrow - 23 Sept 1888
John Y. Eaves & Minnie Jones - 19 Jan 1890
Lucy Eaves & Irvin A. Triplett - 22 Mar 1893
Emma Eaves & John J. McPheeters - 1 Jan 1894
Elizabeth Eaves & G.L. Culbertson - 13 Aug 1894
Eliza Eaves & J.W. Wamble - 8 Mar 1896 [daug of James/gdaug of Wm O]
William Eaves & Lou Link - 2 Apr 1896
J.P. Eaves & Saline Davis - 3 Mar 1897

Others:
Jesse Eves & Matilda Teague - June 25, 1848 - Union Co, IL  [son of Jonathan]
William Eves & Mrs. Mary Delves - Oct 11, 1849 - Union Co, IL  [son of Jonathan]
John Eaves & Mary Charlesworth - 20 June 1853 - St. Charles Co, MO
Dillard Eaves & Harriet Nelson - 3 Feb 1857 - Clay Co, MO
Thomas Eaves & Mary Robinson - 26 Sept 1872 - Mississippi Co, MO
Beada L. Eaves & John H. Longgreen - 27 Aug 1876 - Phelps Co, MO
Henry Eaves & Mattie Wainscott - 16 Apr 1895 - Mississippi Co, MO





Mary Ann was 28 when she died Sept 1865, in Stoddard Co, Mo., probably with the birth of her second child, Arabella "Bettie" (born Sept. 3).

There was a Thomas Eaves (maybe Mary Ann's brother) who was divorced from his wife Agnes, in Sept 1860, in Stoddard County, then he married there July 27, 1867 to Bethelana A. Reed.

In 1870 there were two Eaves brothers in Stoddard Co, Mo. Castor twp, Bloomfield PO, who were likely Mary Ann's brothers:
p. 28:
Eaves,    Bart - 30, b IL, farmer (b1840) [must be William Bartlett.  In Nov. 1873 William Tatum (sold?) some land to William B. Eaves in Stoddard Co, Mo.]
. . . . .  Lucy - 32, b Tn, keeps house
. . . . .  Minerva? (female) - 10, b Mo
. . . . .  Jackson - 4, b Mo
. . . . .  Thomas - 3, b Mo
next door, p 29:
Eaves,    James - 34, b IL, farmer (b 1836) [he was definitely the son of William Owen Eaves]
. . . . .  Catherine - 26, b IL, keeps house
. . . . .  James? W. (male)- 6, b Mo
. . . . .  Thomas - 5, b Mo
. . . . .  Laura - 3 (or 8?) , b Mo
. . . . .  Tremer (male) - 1, b mo

[Laura married William Killey, Mar 7, 1886, Stoddard Co, Mo. ]
A list of Stoddard Co Births shows James Eaves & Catharine (Henson) in Duck Creek twp, with the birth of their 11th child ( no name) May 31, 1885.   
A list of Stoddard Co Union Veterans shows James C. Eaves, Castor Twp.
[There was another William Bartlett Eaves who died in Dent Co in 1864 & his son James was there is 1870.  This William Bartlett was a cousin of the two men in Stoddard Co]

- James and Bart were the children of William Owen Eaves (born Nov. 12, 1817 in Madison Co, IL) and Eva Margaret Whiteside (Eva's mother's name was Mary Smith). Mary Ann may have been another child of Wm Owen.

To see an Eaves family coats of arms, go to:
http://www.evere.co.uk/eavespage/files/arms.htm




Here's a composite of Eaves lineages:

1. John Eaves (Jonathan Eves, b 1615) and two sons came from England in 1736
-2. William Jonathan Eaves, b 1638 England (or in Chickacoan, Indian Terr, Colony Va); m Elizabeth Flora Graves; William, moved to Northumberton Co, Va, in 1736; d 1688, Northumberland Co, VA.
--3. Graves Eaves Sr., b 1673-80 Northumberland Co, Va.; m Elizabeth Matthews (daug of Goodlove Matthews); Graves, Elizabeth and son Mark, moved to Chester Co, SC in 17??; d Feb 6, 1746 St. Andrews Parish,  Brunswick Co, VA; ch: Thomas, John, William, Graves, Tobita, Sally, Hannah, Mark
---4. Graves Eaves Jr., b abt 1724 Northumberland co, Va, d 1810 Rutherford Co, NC, m Martha (Bartlett?) Yancey (her grandmother was probably a Bartlett); ch: Benjamin (1750), William (1753-1832 TN), Burrell (1754-1830 GA), Rhoday (1755; d GA), Jesse (1759-1820 NC), Jonathan (1761-1830 AL), Buckner (1763-1828 GA),  Bartlett Yancey (1765-1836 AL), maybe Mark (in Giles Co, Tn in 1820), maybe Thomas
----5. William Eaves Sr., b 1751-3 Brunswick Co, VA; d 1832 Marion, Jasper Co, TN; m Susannah Hampton in 1773 Marion Co, Tn (divorced?); ch: Noah Hampton (1800, d Ark), Jonathan, Benjamin (1780), Buckner, Solomon, Andrew (1776 NC; d NC), Davidson, Burrell, William (1802), Sally, Catherine (1776 NC; d Madison Co, IL; her sons went to Texas), Nancy (1795), and maybe Elizabeth & Tempe; sons:
 ------6. Solomon, b 1775
                    1812 was in White Co, TN
                    1829 in Weakley Co, TN
                    1840 in Weakley Co, TN
 ------6. Jonathan Eaves, 1785 - born Rutherford Co, NC
                    1809 - married in Rutherford Co, NC to Nancy Womack.
                    1811 - daughter, Sarah, was born in White Co, Tn.
                    1830 - daughter, Sarah, married in Huntsville, Madison Co, AL
                    1835 - He was on the census of Union Co, IL
------6. Davidson, b 1790 Rutherford Co, NC
                    1811 was in Tennessee
                    1813 had a baby born in Alabama
                    1814 killed in War, probably in Alabama
------6. Noah Hampton, b 1800 Rutherford Co, NC
                    1863 died Jefferson Co, Ark.
------6. William Eaves Jr, b 1802, Rutherford Co, NC
                    1835 - He was on the census of Union Co, IL
                    1840 Union Co, IL
                    1860 Madison Co, IL
                    1870 Madison Co, IL
------6. Benjamin, b 1780 Rutherford NC;
                    1806 m Elizabeth "Betsy" Clark (1806 in Barren Co, KY);
                    1820 in Madison Co, IL (w/ch: Catherine, Benjamin, Jonathan, William) Goshen twp: 2000101001/10000; (see map)
                    1834 bought land in Macoupin Co, IL
                    1840 in Macoupin Co, IL
                    1841 died Madison Co, IL;  probably buried in Macoupin County
                    ch: William Owen (b 1817), Jane Ann (1810), Susan Ann (1816), Andrew Thomas (1819 d 1864 Civil War), Noah Hampton (1821 IL; 1850 in Macoupin co, IL; d CO)
--------7. WILLIAM OWEN, 1817 Goshen, Madison Co, IL; d July 1851; m Mary Margaret Whiteside 1837; [another site says Eva Margaret Whiteside (daug of Joel) m William O. Eaves in 1837 & Jubilee Posey in 1854] ch:
-----------8. James (b1837; m Catherine; 1870 in Stoddard Co, MO; ch: Thomas)
-----------8. William Bartlett "Bart" (b 1840; m Lucy; 1870 in Stoddard Co, MO; ch: Thomas)
-----------8. maybe Thomas (m Agnes ? & Bethelana Reed in Stoddard Co, MO)
-----------8. maybe Mary Ann M. (b abt 1837 IL; m Wm. G. Tatum, 1859 Stoddard Co, MO; d 1865)
------6. Jonathan Eaves, b 1774; d 1843 Union (or Madison) Co, IL; m Nancy Womack; ch: William Columbus (1815 Tn; d 1898 Union co IL; m Mary Delves 1849 Anna, Union co IL), Benjamin Hampton (1810, d TX), Sarah, Donald (1813), Jesse (1816; d Pulaski Co IL), Elizabeth, Susannah, Andrew Jackson (1824; d Union co IL), Jonathan (1828 AL),
------6. William Eaves Jr, b 1802; m Martha Pearce & Elizabeth Kuykendall; d after 1880 Madison Co, IL.  An 1866 directory of Madison County shows: Benjamin Eaves (New Douglas twp), Wm. Eaves (Highland twp), Wm. Eaves, Jr (Marine twp.) 1876 plat of townships
------6. Davidson Eaves, b 1790 Tn; m Nancy; he apparently married a girl "above his station" and left NC. He enlisted as a private in the 4th NC Regiment during War of 1812 on June 20, 1814. He was killed in action 10-6-1814 in either AL or TN; ch: William Bartlett (1811 Tn; m Caroline Wofford; 1850 Crawford Co, MO; d 1864 Dent Co, Mo), John William (1813 AL; d AL), Davidson Jr (1814 Tn; d AL)

----5. Burrell Eaves, b 1754 Brunswick Co, VA or Granville Co, NC; m Izza Malone in NC; d 1835 Campbell GA; ch: Gracie (1780), Patsy, Ledford Bailey (1796 NC, mother: Sarah; d Ga; ch: Claiborne Camp 1800), Nancy, Lewis T/P? (1801, liv: GA), Andrew (1779)
----5. Graves Eaves III, b 1758
----5. Bartlett Yancy Eaves Sr, b abt 1765 Va, he was in Rutherford Co, NC by 1785; m Mrs. Charity Berryman Lewis; all children born in Rutherford Co, NC; in 1809 he bought land in Jasper Co, GA. The Eaves family left GA and moved to AL sometime before 1819; he was in Perry Co, AL in 1830; d aft 1833 AL.; ch: Nancy, Graves Perry (1788), Able Lewis (1790), Bartlett Yancy (1792),  Howard Harvey (1794), Burrell (1796 d TX), Jesse Berryman (1798), Charity (1800)
------6. Howard Harvey Eaves, b 1793, NC; m Faithy Ann Price in GA; d 1865 Pontotoc Co, MS; ch: Lucinda (b 1817 GA; Isaac S. (1819), Abel Lewis (1820; d MS), William B. (1822; d MS), Louisa, Washington Perry (1832, m MS), Christopher Columbus (1833 AL; d TX), (Rufus 1835-7),  John (1840), Faithy
------6. Able Lewis Eaves, b 1789 Rutherford Co, NC; d 1850 Sabine Parish, LA; m Sarah Agnes Flood; Abel and his brothers Burrell, Bartlett & Jesse B. moved to Texas in Oct 1835 receiving a land grant from the Republic of Texas, but Able moved back to AL by June 1838;  ch b in GA/AL: James, Isaac (d TX), Andrew Jackson (d TX), Howard Hassman (d TX), James Bartlett (b 1825 AL; d TX), Able L (d LA)
------6. Graves Perry Eaves, b 1786 NC; d 1835 Perry Co, AL; m Margaret Suttle in GA; ch: Jesse B. (d MS), Isaac (d AL), Graves P (d MS), John H (d MS), Harman S (d LA), Elizabeth, Edithry
------6. Bartlett Yancy Eaves Jr., b 1792-4 NC, d 1848 La, m Nancy Elizabeth Thompson; d 1845 Sabine River, Calcasieu Parish, LA.  This whole family, including the children lived and died in Louisiana; ch: Wm Jonathan (1830), Martha Ann (1841), Jesse Berryman

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Meigs County Heritage Book Committee, The History of Meigs County, Tennessee and It's [sic] People– 1836-1987: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1997, p. 43:
[with my corrections in brackets]
JOHN EAVES FAMILY
John Eaves and two sons came from England in 1736. His son, William, moved to Northumberton County, Virginia, in 1736. [should be 1636] William's son, Graves Eaves, Sr. and wife Elizabeth Matthews, and son Mark, moved to Chester County, South Carolina in 1798. [Graves Sr. died in 1746 in VA] 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

Graves Eaves, Sr was born about 1675 and died in 1746. He left a will in Brunswick Co., VA. He received a land grant from King George III in 1728 in Brunswick Co., VA, and also received other land grants. He married a daughter of Goodlove Matthews, probably Elizabeth Matthews, shown by a deed from Mrs. Matthews to her son-in-law, Graves Eaves. Elizabeth Matthews was supposedly born about 1679 in Northumberland Co., VA, and died about 1745 in VA. Graves Eaves sold his farm in Northumberland Co., VA in 1726 and moved to Brunswick Co., VA. All their children were born in Northumberland Co., VA.

Graves Eaves, Jr. was born about 1724 in Northumberland Co., VA, and died about 1810 in Rutherford Co., NC. He married Martha (or Nancy) Yancy (or Yancey), daughter of Elizabeth Ann Thornton and Capt. James Yancy, about 1751 in Rutherford Co., NC. She was born about 1735 in Hanover Co., VA, and died after 1775 in Rutherford Co., NC. Their first child was born in Brunswick Co., VA, the next 8 in Granville Co., NC, and the last in Tyron, probably Rutherford Co. (now Polk Co.), NC.

3. Joel Whiteside, b 1784, Rutherford Co. NC, d 1840, Collinsville, Madison Co. IL. Farmer. Served in the War of 1812 as a Private and Lt.. Married April 19, 1804, St. Clair Co. IL, Mary (Smith), b c 1785, KY, d 1840/50 Collinsville, Madison Co. IL.
Children: (all born Madison Co. IL)
4. James Whiteside (1805-1868 IL), m 4/29/1841, Madison Co. IL, Abigail (Hall) (1808- IL)
4. Martha Whiteside (c 1807- ), m 1834 Madison Co. IL, Isham Corlett
4. John Whiteside (1809-1891 IL), m 4/15/1835, Madison Co. IL, Mary Ann (Glover) (1814-1898 IL)
4. Samuel Whiteside (c 1810- after 1873 CA), m ?
4. Elizabeth Whiteside (1812-1865 IL) ,ml)1837, Madison Co. IL, Joseph Goslett Showalter ( -1852 WI); 2) Abraham Goslett Showalter (1818- IL).
4. Eva Margaret Whiteside (1812- IL), m 1) 1837, Madison Co. IL, William O. Eaves ( ); 2) 4/19/1854, Madison Co. IL, Jubillee Posey (1796-1878 IL), widower of Catherine (Smith).
4. William Harrison Whiteside (1816-1878 CA), m Mary (nee ), (1826-1909 CA).
4. Myriam M. Whiteside (c 1820- WI), m 1) 1840, Madison Co. IL, Daniel McGaughy; 2) Dr. Harvey.
4. Hester Ann Whiteside (1824- CA), m Noah Vantenberg (1825- )
4. Catherine Whiteside (l8__- CA), m Charles Humphries, Mechum's Creek

Census records:


Casper Cemetery near Anna has some Eaves buried there. List at:
    http://www.iltrails.org/union/casper_cemetery_uc.htm
    Eaves, Andrew J., 18 Feb 1861-26 Feb 1942
    Eaves, Arthur, 11 May 1901-25 Aug 1983
    Eaves, Carroll Wayne, 11 Jul 1948-7
    Eaves, Elizabeth, 13 Jan 1878-10 Dec 1953
    Eaves, Emma, 2 Jul 1871-19 Aug 1944
    Eaves, Eula V., 16 Feb 1914-29 Apr 1938
    Eaves, Mamie J., 1916-
    Eaves, Marie Weaver, 28 Aug 1916-
    Eaves, Melvin Charles, 11 Oct 1911-25 Aug 1956
    Eaves, Rev. Stanley F., 1903-1982
    Eaves, Thomas M., 23 Feb 1882-13 Sep 1961