Rebecca E. Mims1,2,3

ID# 14922, (abt 1829 - )
FatherLinah Mims4 (14 Nov 1772 - bt 1847 - 1850)
MotherRebeccah Davis4 (abt 1786 - bt 1828 - Jun 1830)

Key Events:

Birth: about 1829, Christian Co., Kentucky5,6,7
Marriage: D. D. Mitchell, 15 Aug 1849, Caldwell Co., Kentucky8
Marriage: John Eaker, 8 Mar 1859, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky9,10,11

Spouse: D. D. Mitchell
     Child:

Spouse:John Eaker (about 1807 - )
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Rebecca E. Mims was born about 1829 in Christian Co., Kentucky.5,6,7
     Her mother died between 1828 and Jun 1830, when Rebecca was an infant.12,13,14,15 She was probably the female age 5 to 10 listed in the household of her father, Linah Mims, in the 1830 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky.16 Rebecca likely remained in Christian Co. until about 1833 when her father left the area, supposedly appointed agent to the Northwest Indians. John, her older brother, had moved to Caldwell Co. by 1830, and had prospered there. It seems likely that she and all her surviving siblings moved to brother John's household in Caldwell Co. at that time.16,17 She was probably the female age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her brother, John H. Mims, in the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.18
     Rebecca married first D. D. Mitchell on 15 Aug 1849 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with Rev. James W. Mansfield officiating.8
     She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of Robert Livingston Cobb and Cornelia Barbour Mims, her sister and her husband.19,20
     Rebecca married second John Eaker on 8 Mar 1859 in Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.9,10,11
     Rebecca and John appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Mayfield, Graves Co., Kentucky, enumerated 29 Sep 1860, reporting real estate valued at $32,700 and personal estate of $1,800. His children by a prior marriage, Lynn, Martha and Lulie, and her son by her prior marriage, David Mitchell, were listed as living with them, as are three young men who were apparently boarders: A. I. Payor, a merchant; James B. Fletcher, a carpenter; and Joel Cochran, a clerk. There were 14 slaves reported in the household, plus one belonging to Payor.21,22
     Rebecca and John appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Mayfield, Graves Co., Kentucky, enumerated 7 Sep 1870, reporting real estate valued at $20,000 and personal estate of $12,000. Their children Lulie, Linah and John were listed as living with them.23
     Rebecca and John appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Mayfield, Graves Co., Kentucky, enumerated 17 Jun 1880. Their children Lulie, Linah and John were listed as living with them.24

Citations

  1. [S727] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book B, no. 147, D. D. Mitchell to Miss R. E. Mims, 14 Aug 1849.
  2. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows name as Rebecca E. Mitchell.
  3. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows name as Rebecca E. Eaker.
  4. [S700] "Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850," Genealogy.com, shows name as R. E. Mims.
  5. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 21, county, and state.
  6. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows age 32 and state.
  7. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows age 42 and state.
  8. [S727] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book B, no. 147, D. D. Mitchell to Miss R. E. Mims, 14 Aug 1849, return shows date, as 15th, and officant.
  9. [S2704] "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," FamilySearch.org, record for John Eaker and Miss Rebecca E Mitchell, citing FHL#1760251, shows date and county, and records for John Eaker and Rebecca E Mitchell, citing FHL#321364, shows date, town, and county.
  10. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as husband and wife, date estimated based on the presence of Lulu, age 1, with the next oldest child at age 14 pre-dating her marriage to D. D. Mitchell.
  11. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows married.
  12. [S2021] Christian Co. Wills D:181-3, specifies that Davis is to receive a slave girl, but that his mother was to receive "the use and benefit of said negro during her natural life." So it appears Rebecca was still living.
  13. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows daughter Rebecca as age 21.
  14. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows daughter Rebecca as age 32.
  15. [S585] Linah Mims household, 1830 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows no adult female in the household.
  16. [S585] Linah Mims household, 1830 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S4057] Caldwell Co. tax lists,, 1830, pg 39, shows John in Caldwell Co.
  18. [S1798] Jns. H. Mims household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S1820] Robert L. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S1745] Robert L. Cobb, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  21. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  22. [S1492] John Eaker, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  23. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  24. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  25. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  26. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  27. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows the girl as daughter of Rebecca's husband.
  28. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows him as son of Rebecca's husband.
  29. [S7694] John Eaker, Certificate and Record of Death.