Lewis Calvin Adams Jr.

M, b. 25 June 1913, d. October 1995
  • Last Edited: 17 Oct 2000

Family: Ruby Catherine Hudson b. 28 Aug 1917, d. 9 Oct 2001

Jon Eaves

M, b. circa 1610
  • Last Edited: 3 Aug 2013
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1610
  • Biography*: Jon was born in England. He was in Virginia at least by November 1636, when he appears in a list of 14 persons whose passage was paid by Henry Southell. Southell received a grant of 50 acres for each of the 14, for a total of 700 acres. This land was "upon the Chesopeian shore, within the Territory of Lyn Haven." Lyn Haven Parish was in Lower Norfolk Co. VA (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. I, p. 51). Southell died soon thereafter, and his widow Elizabeth married Lt. Richard Popeley, who then received the 700 acre grant in 1637. The land was in the "Lower County of New Norfolk" (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. I, p.61). There is no evidence that Jon Eaves was an indentured servant. He may have sold his "headright" to Southell and used the proceeds for other purposes, perhaps to purchase land elsewhere.

    From Vivian & Bill Fortner:

    "Regarding the Eaves family ancestry, I can just help back to Edwin Eves and Arabella Sullivan. Their son, John, married Elizabeth Anne Graves in 1638. He had a sister named Elizabeth who married Henry Southworth or Southwell. John Eves was born 1615 in Preston Lancashire, Eng. and died Aug 1668 in Northumberland, VA. Elizabeth Graves was born 1620 in Hungars Creek, Accomack, Va and died 18 July 1683 in Accomack, VA."

    "The Graves family is where I pick up on Bill's family ancestry. You will be able to trace them back quite a long way to the name DeLaGreves - about 1130."

    "Both Nancy Eaves and John Fortner were born in Rutherford Co., NC. Nancy's line goes thus:
    Nancy Eaves b. 1795
    William Sherer Eaves b. 1753
    Graves Eaves II b. 1724
    Graves Eaves I b. 1677
    William Jonathan Eaves b. 1649
    Jonathan Eaves b. 1615
    Edward Eves b. 1565
    The family goes back to Jamestown and before to England, probably Ives name at one point.
    Bill'sKennedy family goes back to England and Scotland when the name was spelled DeCarrick.
    I don't know too much about Rebecca Davis' tree but I believe the familycame from Maryland to the Carolinas. Your info should help me, here. Thanks.
    Bill took both the Ydna test and the autosomal test from FTDNA close to 2 years ago.
    Nancy and John married in TN and moved to Mississippi and Alabama. They died in Mississippi. Their children either remained in MS or moved to Texas (around Paris, Texas).
    I am on Ancestry and if you area member you can look up the Fortner Family Tree if you would like to see what I have on the Eaves tree.
    Bill and Vivian Fortner"

    No documentation was provided.1,2



  1. [S500] Vivian Fortner e-mail, e-mail address, 24 Jun 2013,.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

William Eaves

M, b. circa 1640, d. circa 1688
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2001
  • Biography*: William's estate records are dated as late as 1709.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1640
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1688; Northumberland Co., Virginia


Ledford Bayles Eaves

M, b. circa 1796, d. after 1850
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2018

Family: Lavina Camp b. c 1801, d. 1873


  1. [S1] Page 93, 839th District, Family 613, "Bales L. Eaves."

Lewis T. Eaves

M, b. circa 1801
  • Last Edited: 10 Feb 2009
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1801; Rutherford Co., North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1832; Bride=Nancy Yancy
  • (resident) Census: 1838; Paulding Co., Georgia
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Paulding Co., Georgia1
  • Research Note*: January 2009; From Linda Ball:

    Haralson County, Georgia Family Sketches pg 189
     "Lewis T. Eaves or Lewis L, as he appears in some records, was a son of Burwell Eaves and
    Izza Malone. He was a younger brother of Balis L. Eaves and came to the Cherokee Nation
    about the same time that Balis came. He married Nance ? ( Nancy, < my note) probably in Habersham County, GA
    or possibly in Rutherford County, NC. It is not known exactly where he lived in what is now
    Haralson County, but probably in the Fellowship Baptist Church area.
     In 1850 Census of Paulding County, GA is the following listing of his family: Lewis Eaves
    age 49 b NC; Nancy Eaves age 38 b GA; Graves Eaves age 16; Rachel Eaves age 14; Caroline
    Eaves age 9; Sarah Ann Eaves at 8; Bency (perhaps Gracey) Eaves age 5; Vina Eaves age
    2; all children born in GA.
     Little is know of the children. Mrs Dixie Webster of Lindale GA wrote the author several years
    ago. She gave names of the children was follow: Graves, Rachel, Caroline, Martha, and Gracey.
    Mrs. Webster stated that her father was a son of Martha, but did not give her father's name. She
    said that she had a sister, Bertha Eaves Evans. She listed Graves Eaves' children as Grant, Allie,
    Gracy, and Amanda.
     Graves Eaves married Eveline Hall in Haralson County, They are buried in the cemetery at Piney
    Wood Primitive Baptist Church in Haralson County. Allie married C.A. Maner Dec 31, 1882.
     The late Jennie Eaves Morgan told the writer several years ago that Grant Eaves had a child
    buried in the old Eaves Family Cemetery, located on her father's place. It is possible that Lewis
    and Nancy are buried there also.
     The late C.C. Eaves is said to have stated that his cousins of Rome, GA build the Eaves storehouse
    on the Square at Buchanan. These men were brick masons and must have been members of Lewis
    Eaves family."

    1850 Paulding Co, GA District 839 im #1-2 (next door is a Bales Eaves with family)
    Eaves, Lewis T. 49 M Farmer NC
    Nancy 38 F GA
    Graves 16 M laborer GA
    Rachel M. 14 F GA
    Caroline 9 F GA (my note: this who i think married Harrison HOBBS)
    Sarah Ann 7 F GA
    Bennecy 5 F GA
    Viny 2 F/S GA

    1860 Haralson Co, GA im #8 ED 4
    Eaves, Lewis T. 60 M NC (apparently widowed)
    Martha 24 F GA (dau)
    Sarah A. 17 F GA (dau)
    Nancy 12 F GA (dau)

    Lewis T. Eaves married 2nd to Sinthia Houston-Sanford, the widow of James Sanford Aug 29, 1867
    Haralson Co, GA.

    1870 Haralson Co, GA Militia 813 im #15 (next door to Graves Eaves)
    Eaves, Sintha 41 F Farm GA
    Sanford, Sinthia 14 F day labor GA
    Sanford, James 14 M GA farm labor
    Sanford, John 10 M GA farm labor

    1900 Cullman Co, AL
    Sinthia is alive and living with her dau Almeda now Crumbley. ED 62 im #26 and "widowed" "

Family: Nancy Yancy b. c 1812


  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Militia District 839, Paulding, Georgia; Roll: M432_80; Page: 93; Image: 190.
  2. [S382] Linda Ball e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2009,.

Nancy Yancy

F, b. circa 1812
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1812; Georgia
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1832; Groom=Lewis T. Eaves
  • Married Name: circa 1832; Eaves

Family: Lewis T. Eaves b. c 1801

Lavina Camp1

F, b. circa 1801, d. 1873
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2018

Family: Ledford Bayles Eaves b. c 1796, d. a 1850


  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
  2. [S1] Page 93, 839th District, Family 613, "Bales L. Eaves."

William Eaves

M, b. circa 1752, d. 1831
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Susannah Hampton b. c 1755

Susannah Hampton

F, b. circa 1755
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1755
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1773; Groom=William Eaves
  • Married Name: circa 1773; Eaves

Family: William Eaves b. c 1752, d. 1831

Nancy Eaves

F, b. circa 1756
  • Last Edited: 1 Oct 2001
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Groom=John Baynes
  • Married Name: Baynes
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1756

Family: John Baynes b. s 1654

John Baynes

M, b. say 1654
  • Last Edited: 14 Jul 2001
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Bride=Nancy Eaves
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1654

Family: Nancy Eaves b. c 1756

Graves Eaves III

M, b. after 1750
  • Last Edited: 19 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: after 1750

Jesse Eaves

M, b. circa 1759
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • Biography*: This writer has no proof that Jessie was the son of Graves Eaves II. He is listed here as speculation, only.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1759
  • (resident) Census*: 1810; Rutherford Co., North Carolina

Jonathan Eaves

M, b. circa 1761
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • Biography*: This writer has no proof that Jonathan was the son of Graves Eaves II. He is listed here as speculation, only.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1761
  • (resident) Census*: 1830; Madison Co., Alabama

Buckner Eaves

M, b. circa 1763, d. say 1828
  • Last Edited: 7 Aug 2015
  • Biography*: This writer has no proof that Buckner was the son of Graves Eaves II. He is listed here as speculation, only.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1763
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1787; Bride=Polly Meredith
  • (Deceased) Death*: say 1828; Athens, Clarke Co., Georgia1

Family: Polly Meredith b. c 1766


  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, Member Public Trees, Geerald R. Joyner Family Tree.

Bartlett Yancy Eaves

M, b. circa 1765, d. after 1 June 1830
  • Last Edited: 21 Jul 2015

Family: Charity Berryman Lewis b. s 1765

Charity Berryman Lewis

F, b. say 1765
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1765
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1783; Groom=Bartlett Yancy Eaves
  • Married Name: circa 1783; Eaves

Family: Bartlett Yancy Eaves b. c 1765, d. a 1 Jun 1830

David Davis Eaves

M, b. circa 1767
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • Biography*: This writer has no proof that David was the son of Graves Eaves II. He is listed here as speculation, only.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Bride=Martha (?)
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1767
  • (resident) Census*: 1820; Giles Co., Tennessee

Family: Martha (?) b. s 1769