William Jonathan Eaves (c.1640 - c.1688)

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Birthplace: Chickacoan Indian Territory, Virginia Colony, USA
Death: Died in Northumberland, VA, USA
Managed by: Shelley Chrystal Mactyre
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About William Jonathan Eaves

William Eaves (1) was born in 1638 or 1640, died in 1679, and left a will. The will was destroyed by fire, but a copy of the probate exists and names 8 children. He lived in Northumberland Co., VA. His father was Jon (or Jonathan) Eaves (or Eves), who arrived from England in 1636 and landed at Lynn Haven on the "Chesopean Shore" about where Little Creek, Va. is now located. Could he or his father have married a Graves?

It is the opinion of many Eaves researchers that William married a Graves woman, possibly Flora or Elizabeth Graves, but there seems to be no documentation to substantiate this. If William's wife was a descendant of Capt. Thomas Graves, it is almost certain that she would have been a daughter of one of his two older sons, John2 Graves or Thomas2 Graves. Unless she was a lot younger than her husband, Francis2 Graves, the third son of Capt. Thomas Graves would not have been old enough to have had a daughter who married William Eaves.

Based on the names in this genealogy, it seems possible that there is a connection with the family of Thomas5 Graves (descendant of Capt. Thomas Graves of VA through his son John), b. 1691, who married Ann Davenport. Thomas's son, Thomas6, m. Isabella Susan Bartlett, and had sons William Bartlett and Bartlett O. Graves. Thomas5 had another son, John6 Graves, who had a daughter Ann who married Bartlett Yancey. On the other hand, since the Bartlett and Yancey families lived in the same areas as the Eaves family, there may have been no close connection with the family of Thomas5 Graves.

All the children were born in Northumberland Co., VA. (R-1, R-3)

Children - Graves

2. John (or Ralph) Eaves, b.c. 1661.

3. daughter, b. 1663, m. Thomas (or Isaac) Loftin.

4. William Eaves, b.c. 1665.

5. Richard Eaves, b.c. 1669.

6. Thomas Eaves, b.c. 1671.

7. daughter, b.c. 1673, m. Isaac Hester.

+8. Graves Eaves, b.c. 1675, m. Elizabeth Matthews, d. 1746.

9. Mary Eaves, b.c. 1679 or June 1680.

Source:

http://www.gravesfa.org/gen329.htm
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William Jonathan Eaves's Timeline

1640
1640
Chickacoan Indian Territory, Virginia Colony, USA
1661
1661
Age 21
Northumberland, VA, USA
1661
Age 21
Rutherford, NC, USA
1663
1663
Age 23
1665
1665
Age 25
Rutherford, NC, USA
1667
1667
Age 27
Rutherford, NC, USA
1669
1669
Age 29
Rutherford, NC, USA
1671
1671
Age 31
Rutherford, NC, USA
1673
1673
Age 33
Rutherford, NC, USA
1674
1674
Age 34
Northumberland, VA, USA