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Elijah Eason genealogy
Posted by: Guy (ID *****2524) Date: December 22, 2010 at 00:20:30
In Reply to: Elijah Eason to William Pitman, Nash Co NC, 4 Dec 1822 by Guy of 958

Below are two posted genealogies for two different Elijah Easons, one from Johnston Co NC and the other with ties to the state of GA originating in NC. The second one looks like it might have been the family of the Elijah Eason in GA who sold land to William Pitman in 1822 in Nash Co NC: that one was George1 Eason from NC; William2 Eason (Geo1) who mar. Sally Mattox, Wm d. in GA; and, Elijah3 Eason (Wm2, Geo1) of GA.

(For the second Elijah Eason, GA) From Huxford's "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Vol. 1", page 76: William Eason, one of the first settlers of Tattnall County, GA and ancestor of many Wiregrass Georgians, was born in North Carolina May 22, 1771, a son of George Eason, R. S. The family moved to South Carolina in William's boyhood and it seems he grew up there. He was married in 1795 in Barnwell District, SC to Sarah Mattox, born December 3, 1777, in South Carolina, daughter of Michael McKenzie Mattox, R. S.
He is credited with building the first Methodist Church building in Tattnall County - Mount Carmel Church. The date has been placed at 1803, which was two years before the county was fully organized. He was a very devout member of the Methodist Church, as was his wife, and they were prominent in its affairs in their county until their deaths. Mr. Eason was a local Methodist preacher, and was first licensed in South Carolina. All of his children became faithful members of the Methodist Church.
William Eason served in the War of 1812 as a private under Capt. E. P. Wester at Fort Perry on the Altamaha River in Tattnall County from January 18, 1814 to March 10, 1814. This was a detachment of Georgia militia.
He died October 1, 1831. His wife lived 20 years longer and died May 16, 1859. She spent her last years with her son, Michael M. Eason. She and her husband are buried on their old home place four or five miles southeast of Reidsville.
He left a will which named Michael M. Mattox and Daniel Sikes as executors. It was probated in 1832. A division of the slaves of the estate was made September 5, 1836, between the following sole heirs and legatees of the testator: William Tippins (in right of his wife); Elijah H. Mattox (in right of his wife); Abraham D. Eason; William M. Eason; Michael M. Eason; and Dr. Daniel Sikes (in right of his wife). http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rblalock&id=I01914
Census References: 1810, Tattnall Co. GA jury list; 1820, 1830, Tattnall Co., GA; 1840, 1850, Tattnall Co., GA, widow only.
*****THERE IS MORE ON THIS EASON LINE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.*****


(For the first Elijah Eason, NC) Elijah Eason was born in 1760. He died before 1845 in Union Co., NC.
1820 Johnston County, North Carolina Census
Elijah Eason
2 males between 10 and 16 years of age
1 male between 16 and 18 years of age
2 males between 16 and 26 years of age
1 male of 45 and older
1 female between 10 and 16 years of age
1 female between 16 and 26 years of age
1 female of 45 and older
[Notice that there is a overlap of ages in the male listing 16 to 18 and 16 to 26. It is known that many census takers listed individuals twice because of this. I am assuming that this is the case here. Ken Eason][This would mean that Elijah and Nelly had 4 sons and 2 daughters.
Union County Deed Book 1, pages 322-323, March 12, 1846. Moses Eason, John Eason and Sarah Eason to Richard Rogers. This was January term of Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions: Moses, John and Sarah sold to Richard Rogers for $80 a 122.5 acre tract on the east side of Flag Branch. In Deed Book 1, page 323, Moses Eason, John Eason, Richard Rodgers & Wife Polly to Sarah Eason: This indenture made this 29th day of October in the year 1845 between Moses Eason, John Eason, and Richard Rogers and wife, Polly, of the County of Union, State of North Carolina, and Sarah Eason of the same. For the sum of $100 Moses, John, Richard & Polly sold to Sarah Eason a certain parcel of land whereon the WIDOW of the late ELIJAH EASON and the said Sarah now resides on....containing 150 acres to have and to hold to her the said Sarah Eason her heirs executors or assigns with the following EXCEPTION that HER MOTHER NELLY EASON is to live there and make it her home if she wishes during her lifetime ....the said Moses Eason, John Eason, Richard Rogers and wife Polly AS LAWFUL HEIRS OF ELIJAH EASON. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~watkins/eason/aqwg01.htm

(For the second Elijah Eason, GA)
Husband: William EASON
Birthdate:22 May 1771
Birthplace: South Carolina
Death date: 01 Oct 1831
Place of death: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Burial: Old Homeplace; Exact Gravesite unknown
Father: George EASON
Mother: Elizabeth
Marriage date: 13 Jan 1794
Marriage place: South Carolina
Wife: Sarah MATTOX
Birthdate:03 Dec 1777
Birthplace: South Carolina
Death date: 16 May 1859
Place of death: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Burial: Old Homeplace; Exact Gravesite Unknown
Father: Michael McKenzie MATTOX
Mother: Elizabeth Hartridge JOYCE
CHILDREN
Child No. 1: Nancy EASON
Sex: F
Birthdate: 17 Jun 1797
Birthplace: South Carolina
Death date: Unknown
Place of death: Died Young; Possibly in South Carolina
Burial:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:
Child No. 2: Mary Elizabeth EASON
Sex: F
Birthdate: 25 May 1800
Birthplace: South Carolina
Death date: 12 Sep 1878
Place of death: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Burial: William Wayne TIPPINS Cemetery; Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Marriage date: 22 Feb 1816
Marriage place: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Spouse's name: William Wayne TIPPINS
Child No. 3: Elijah EASON
Sex: M
Birthdate: 23 Apr 1802
Birthplace: South Carolina
Death date: Unknown
Place of death: Died young.
Burial: Unknown
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:
Child No. 4: Elizabeth Juliann EASON
Sex: F
Birthdate: 22 Jan 1804
Birthplace: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Death date: 03 Dec 1884
Place of death: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Burial: Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery; Tattnall County, Ga, USA
Marriage date: 21 Mar 1824
Marriage place: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Spouse's name: Daniel SIKES
Child No. 5: Michael McKenzie EASON
Sex: M
Birthdate: 27 Dec 1806
Birthplace: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Death date: 1863
Place of death: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Burial:
Marriage date: 14 May 1846
Marriage place: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Spouse's name: Nancy E. JAMES
Child No. 6: Nancy Jane Pinken EASON
Sex: F
Birthdate: 07 Dec 1807
Birthplace: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Death date: 04 Oct 1831
Place of death:
Burial:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:
Child No. 7: George Montgomery EASON
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1810
Birthplace: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Death date: 1823
Place of death: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Burial:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Sarah
Child No. 8: Sarah Miriam EASON
Sex: F
Birthdate: 29 Mar 1812
Birthplace: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Death date: 01 Jan 1883
Place of death: Columbia County, Florida, USA
Burial: Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery; Lake City, Florida, USA
Marriage date: 24 Feb 1833
Marriage place: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Spouse's name: Elijah H. MATTOX
Child No. 9: William Molton EASON
Sex: M
Birthdate: 29 Jul 1814
Birthplace: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Death date: 1887
Place of death: Florida, USA
Burial:
Marriage date: 30 May 1839
Marriage place: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Spouse's name: 1. Harriett Jane HURST
Child No. 10: Abraham Darlington EASON
Sex: M
Birthdate: 15 Apr 1816
Birthplace: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Death date: 03 Sep 1887
Place of death: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Burial: Eason Family Cemetery; Evans County, Georgia, USA
Marriage date: 23 Nov 1843
Marriage place: Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
Spouse's name: Susan Tillman
Documentation:
1. Work of family member: Lillian Eason (now deceased)
2. Family tradition and information passed along from generation to generation
3. Ancestry.com (some info is correct there and some is not)
4. Census records when available
5. Marriage records for Tattnall County, Ga.
6. Grave stones in cemeteries
7. Will of William Eason
8. Other misc. sources.
The family moved from North Carolina (William\'s father, George moved in late 1700\'s)
http://www.fgs-project.com/southcarolina/groups/e/eason-william.html





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