John Eaker1,2,3

ID# 17256, (abt 1807 - )

Key Events:

Birth: about 1807, Kentucky4,5,6
Marriage: Harriet [surname unknown]7
Marriage: Rebecca E. Mims, 8 Mar 1859, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky8,9,10

Spouse: Harriet [surname unknown] (about 1805 - )
     Children:

  • M. Eaker18 (abt 1827 - )
  • F. Eaker18 (abt 1833 - )
  • T. B. Eaker18 (abt 1835 - )
  • I. N. Eaker18 (abt 1837 - )
  • E. Y. Eaker18 (abt 1838 - )
  • A. M. Eaker18 (abt 1841 - )
  • Lynn B. Eaker18,19 (abt 1843 - )
  • Martha I. Eaker18,19 (abt 1846 - )

Spouse:Rebecca E. Mims (about 1829 - )
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John Eaker was born about 1807 in Kentucky.4,5,6
     John married first Harriet [surname unknown].7
     John and Harriet appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Graves Co., Kentucky, enumerated 7 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $30,000. Their children F., T., I., E., A., Lynn and Martha were listed as living with them, as was a young man who was apprently a hired hand, A. Gardner. There were also 10 slaves reported.1,11
     John married second Rebecca E. Mims, daughter of Linah Mims and Rebeccah Davis, on 8 Mar 1859 in Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.8,9,10
     John and Rebecca 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.2,12
     John and Rebecca 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.3
     John and Rebecca 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.13
     John was a farmer before the war, then became a manufacturer of woolen goods.14,15,16
     John served as a representative in the Kentucky state legislature in the period around 1880.17

Citations

  1. [S1490] John Eaker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  2. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  3. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  4. [S1490] John Eaker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows age 44 and state.
  5. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows age 53 and state.
  6. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows age 64 and state.
  7. [S1490] John Eaker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows married.
  11. [S1491] J. Eaker, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  12. [S1492] John Eaker, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  13. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  14. [S1490] John Eaker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as farmer.
  15. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as farmer.
  16. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as manufacturer of woolen goods.
  17. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as representitive in legislature.
  18. [S1490] John Eaker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  19. [S1489] John Eaker household, 1860 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  20. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  21. [S7694] John Eaker, Certificate and Record of Death.