This book is a list of some of the descendants of one planter
of early Virginia. Obviously it
is not complete, in fact, it contains perhaps a list of not more than fifty
percent of the descendants of Edward Eanes of Henrico and Chesterfield
Counties in Virginia. It is regretted that it could not be made more complete.
It could and would have been, had all of those, to whom this book should
belong, responded with the information that was requested of them. As it
is, it gives more information than is in possession of the average American
family. There has been little attempt to describe personalities, very little
information has been written about the individuals listed. This would have
made the book more interesting had it been possible. However, it has been
a task of considerable magnitude to get, with as much accuracy as possible,
that information here presented. It is being presented now for it is felt
that it should become a written record distributed so that it can not be
lost in the future, and with the hope that in its present form it may arouse
interest among those who are able to add to it, and in that way become
more complete in some future edition, done by some one more able than its
Forward to The Descendants of Edwards Eanes of Henrico and Chesterfield
Counties of Virginia by Richard Henry Eanes. Copyright 1940.
THE DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD EANES
The following is one of the descendancy lines of Edward Eanes.
Needless to say, there are many such lines which have their origins in
any of his children. This is a work in progress and as additional information
is obtained, the information herein will be updated. You can access each
generation by clicking on that generation below:
1-1 Edward EANES, born prior to 1700
- BRISTOL PARISH REGISTER first lists he and his wife when their
children were christened.
- PROPERTY originally located in Henrico County, Virginia part
of which was later used to form Chesterfield County in 1748. His land was
located on the Second Branch of Swift Creek not far from Chesterfield Courthouse.
His land was distributed to his sons. See VIRGINIA LAND BOOKS, Book
No. 12, p. 322 (1724-1726); Book No. 18, p. 261 (1738-1739). A total of
525 acres. See CHESTERFIELD WILL BOOK 1, p. 242.
- MARRIAGE to Mary (surname unknown).
- 2-1 M [i] William EANES.
- 2-2 M [ii] Henry EANES, born before 1723.
- 2-3 M [iii] Edward EANES, born January 5, 1723. Baptised April
- 2-4 M [iv] John EANES, born July 2, 1725. Baptised September
26, 1725. Perhaps died young.
- 2-5 F [v] Elizabeth EANES, born May 6, 1727. Baptised
October 11, 1727.
- 2-6 M [vi] Thomas EANES, born February 7, 1728.
- 2-7 M [vii] Josiah EANES, born June 13, 1733. Baptised
September 8, 1733. Died during or shortly after the Valley Forge Campaign
of 1777-1778 of the American Revolution in which he served as a soldier.
- 2-8 F [viii] Phebe EANES, born before 1723.
- 2-9 F [ix] Mary EANES, born before 1723.
- 2-10 F [x] Mother of Ann BLANKENSHIP, born before 1723.
2-1 William EANES, born prior to 1723 in Henrico County,
Virginia (later Chesterfield County). Died before 1783.
Not mentioned in the BRISTOL PARISH REGISTER, but received first
land on September 6, 1751 from his father, Edward EANES, and is mentioned
by his father in his will. See CHESTERFIELD DEED BOOK 1, p. 263).
It is believed he was the oldest of Edward's children. He is mentioned
in the Simonson notes along with definite dates of births and deaths of
his children, except Ann who married Gill.
The Simonson notes that are referred to above is a little memorandum
book which Mary Simonson gave to Richard Henry Eanes in 1925. It had come
into her possession from her mother, Mary Jane Eanes Wells. This little
book must have been written by John Eanes (3-1) for all of the entries
in it are in one handwritting until 1802. After that time, entries are
in different hand writings. John Eanes died in 1802. He must at that time
have been trying to do what Richard Henry Eanes did so many years later
by making a written record of the people that be knew were of the same
blood. A copy of the Simonson notes has been filed in the Archives of the
Library of Virginia in Richmond.
- 3-1 M [i] John EANES.
- 3-2 M [ii] William EANES, born May 16, 1748.
- 3-3 F [iii] Mary EANES, born September 28, 1753. Died December
- 3-4 M [iv] Edward EANES, born July 11, 1755.
- 3-5 F [v] Ann EANES, born August 24, 1757. Married Edward
Gill February 18, 1786.
- 3-6 F [vi] Martha EANES, born December 19, 1759.
- 3-7 M [vii] James Gill EANES, born May 11, 1772. Died
October 26, 1772.
3-1 John EANES, son of William and Jane Eanes,
born October 10, 1745 in Henrico County (later Chesterfield County), Virginia.
Died July 11, 1802 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It is to this John
that Richard Henry Eanes believed the Simonson notes could be attributed.
John and his brothers, Edward and William, were very prominent in Chesterfied
County during their time. There are many entries in the official records
pertaining to their transactions.
- First Marriage: To Mary GILL (daughter of Daniel Gill). May
- Second Marriage: To Margaret DODD. January 23, 1790.
- Third Marriage: To Sarah DODD(?). Date unknown.
- By Mary Gill. Mary Gill must have died about 1788-1789.
- 4-1 M [i] William EANES.
- 4-2 F [ii] Sukey Gibbs EANES, born March 27, 1788.
- By Margaret Dodd. Margaret Dodd must have died 1792-1798.
- 4-3 M [iii] John EANES, born October 23, 1790. Bound
out as an orphan in 1804?
- 4-4 F [iv] Tenny (Jane) EANES, born March 9, 1792.
- By Sarah Dodd. Sarah Dodd died 1809-1810. Will probated 1810.
- 4-5 F [v] Lucy Anne EANES, born September 16, 1799. Died
May 30, 1803.
- 4-6 M [vi] James Henry EANES, born April 19, 1802.
4-1 William EANES, son of John and Mary Gill Eanes, born July
4, 1785 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Died between January 29 and March
8, 1824 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
- MARRIAGE to Elizabeth Ann Britton on December 5, 1810 by Benjamin
Devaney. Elizabeth Ann Britton was the daughter of John Britton, a first
counsin to William. Elizabeth Ann survived her husband and died on September
- 5-1 F [i] Mary Jane EANES, born March 21, 1812.
- 5-2 M [ii] John Britton EANES, born 1813.
- 5-3 M [iii] Ottaway Oscar EANES.
5-3 Ottoway Oscar EANES, son of William and Elizabeth Ann Britton
Eanes, born March 19, 1818 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Died near
Chula in Amelia County, Virginia on January 13, 1899. He is buried in Maurys
Cemetary, Richmond, Virginia.
Ottaway Oscar's father, William Eanes, died when he was six years old
and he was raised by Judge Cox near Winterpock in Chesterfield County,
Virginia. When he had become a man, he moved into Amelia County and came
into possession of a farm on the rise above the Appomattox River about
one mile west of Goode's Bridge. All of his children were born there and
he lived there until, in his declining years, he moved to Manchester, Virginia
(now Southside Richmond) where he lived at 13th and Decatur Streets. He
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Fowlkes, in Amelia County.
When the War Between the States came, he was past the military age;
however, his eldest son, John Edward, then just 18 enlisted. Later in the
War, when the age limits were extended, he then, still older, enlisted
in the Confederate Army. The War Department records, under date of July
13th, gives his military record as the following:
A. G. 201. Eanes, O. O. (7/3/31) ORD 1st Ind. LIB/ORD War Department,
A.G.O., July 13, 1931 - To Major Richard H. Eanes, Medical Corps, U.S.
Army General Dispensary, Army Base, Boston, Mass. 1. The records show that
O. O. Eanes (Name not borne as Ottowary Oscar Eanes) enlisted April 23,
186_ [probably 1864, also shown as May 10, 186_] at Amelia Court House,
as a sergeant in Co. H. 1st [Farinholt's] Regiment Virginia Reserves, Confederate
States Army. Muster roll for January and February, 1865, the last roll
on file, shows him absent, on 15 day furlough, a private. His name appears
on a register of Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital No.
9, Richmond, Virginia, which shows that he was admitted March 19, 1865,
and was transferred March 20, 1865 to Chimborazo Hospital No. 3, Richmond,
Virginia. No later record of him has been found. 2. The collection of Confederate
records on file in this Department is far from complete, and failure to
find the name of any person thereon is by no means conclusive proof that
the person who bore that name did not serve as stated during some period
not covered by the records on file.
Ottoway Oscar's second wife, Elizabeth Ann Dance, often told her grandson,
Richard Henry Eanes, how she went to Richmond and took Ottoway Oscar from
Chimborazo Hospital to home. Richard Henry Eanes' father-in-law, Lilburn
W. Reams, of Powhatan County, Virginia, a young man of 17 in 1863, joined
the same organization and knew him. He told Richard Henry Eanes of some
of their experiences during the War.
Richard Henry Eanes knew his grandfather, Ottoway Oscar, personally
for he was nine years old when he died in 1899. He remembered him as an
old man, respectful in appearance and demeanor, who kept Richard on his
best behavior by threatening he would give him to the Yankees when they
came again unless he behaved well. Richard recalls when Ottoway Oscar's
son, John Edward Eanes, came from Mississippi to attend a Confederate Reunion
in Richmond about 1896. This was the only time, to Richard's knowledge,
that the two were joined together after John went to Mississippi to live.
- First Marriage: To Phebe Ann Webster on February 24, 1840 in Amelia
County, Virginia. Alfred Webster was their security. Phebe Ann Webster
Eanes died about 1850.
- Second Marriage: To Elizabeth Ann Dance on August 2, 1855 in Chesterfield
County, Virginia. Elizabeth Ann Dance was the daughter of William and Sarah
Dance. The couple was married by T. S. D. Covington. Elizabeth Ann Dance
Eanes survived her husband and died in Birmingham, Alabama in 1911. She
is buried there. It was Elizabeth Ann that Richard Henry Eanes credits
with arousing his curiousity and inspired him when he was just a child
to find the names and make a record of the family. She was a very proper
person, beloved by all who knew her, and perhaps as near a perfect mother
and step mother as any woman could be. In his childhood, Richard Henry
Eanes spent many hours with her while she told him of the members of the
family, the slaves, life on a Virginia farm before the War and of General
Robert E. Lee's appearance as he stopped in the yard when he was on his
way to the fateful Appomattox meeting.
- By Phebe Ann Webster who died between 1850 and 1853.
- 6-11 F [i] Martha E. EANES, born May 23, 1841 in Amelia
County, Virginia. Died September 5, 1907. Never married.
- 6-12 M [ii] John Edward EANES, born February 20, 1843 in Amelia
County, Virginia. Died April 17, 1900 in Ripley, Mississippi.
- 6-13 F [iii] Mary Jane EANES, born May 14, 1845 in Amelia
County, Virginia. Died January 3, 1893 in Manchester, Virginia (now Southside
Richmond). Buried in Maurys Cemetary in Richmond, Virginia. She married
Tom Mat Moore and they lived on Decatur Street between 13th and 14th Streets.
- 6-14 M [iv] William Lexington EANES.
- 6-15 M [v] Thomas Campbell EANES, born October 15, 1850
in Amelia County, Virginia. Died April 17, 1908. Married Willie FOWLKES,
sister to John FOWLKES who married Lucy Eanes (6-17). They lived in Chesterfield
County, where Thomas farmed not far from Goode's Bridge. His family was
raised at that place, known as the Gresham Place.
- 6-16 F [vi] Margaret A. EANES, born April 22, 1853 in Amelia
County, Virginia. Died when she was about twelve years old.
- By Elizabeth Ann Dance who died in 1911.
- 6-17 F [vii] Lucy Henry EANES, born June 4, 1856 in Amelia
County, Virginia. Died October 26, 1933 in Amelia County, Virginia. She
is buried near her home at Moors Church. She married John FOWLKES. They
lived in Amelia County, Virginia near Chula and their large family of girls
was raised there.
- 6-18 M [viii] Oscar Britton EANES, born August 30, 1858
in Amelia County, Virginia. Died October 14, 1934 in Richmond, Virginia
as a result of being struck by an automobile. Married Julia Edwin WILKINSON,
daughter of Dr.David Malcolm Wilkinson, on November 3, 1886 in Bedford
County, Virginia.They lived in Richmond and raised their family there.
- 6-19 M [ix] James Henry EANES, born March 9, 1863. Married
about September, 1887. Died October 20, 1887 of typhoid fever. No issue.
- 6-20 M [x] Frank EANES, born May 15, 1868 in Amelia County,
Virginia. Married to Mollie HORSELEY, who died about 1896. Second marriage
to Erma Plant of Birmingham, Alabama. They lived in Birmingham until after
World War I and then moved to Lakeland, Florida. Died on _____.
6-14 William Lexington EANES, son of Ottoway Oscar and Phebe
Ann Webster Eanes, born April 27, 1848 in Amelia County, Virginia. Died
October 6, 1940 in Amelia County, Virginia. When the War Between the States
was approaching its termination, William Lexington saw some service in
the neighborhood of his home. He was following in Lee's retreat to keep
out of the way of the Federal Army when the end came. He was a very successful
farmer in Amelia County for many years.
- First Marriage: To Martha Henrietta Flippen on April 25, 1871. She
died on September 20, 1887.
- Second Marriage: To Betsy Goode Condry on June 1, 1892.
- By Martha Henrietta Flippen.
- 7-60 M [i] William Henry EANES.
- 7-61 M [ii] Benjamin Oscar EANES, born October 6, 1873. Died
February 14, 1917. Married Leta Burton of Bristol, Virginia. No issue.
- 7-62 M [iii] Edwin Thomas EANES, born September 30, 1875 in
Amelia County, Virginia. Died July 18, 1927 in Richmond, Virginia. Married
Bessie Jacobs of Richmond, Virginia. They lived in Richmond and Edwin Thomas
was an employee of the United States Postal Service.
- 7-63 M [iv] John Webster EANES, born April 9, 1883. Died October
7, 1918. Never married.
- By Betsy Goode Condry.
- 7-64 F [v] Henrietta Virginia EANES, born August 13, 1894. Married
to Morton Mercer on November 3, 1913. Morton Mercer lived only a short
time. Henrietta Virginia then lived with her father at Chula in Amelia
- 7-65 M [vi] Robert Carl EANES, born November 25, 1901. Married
to Pearl Oscar Eanes (8-242), daughter of Phillip Eanes. They lived in
7-60 William Henry EANES, son of William Lexington and Martha
Henrietta Flippen Eanes, born February 5, 1872 in Amelia County, Virginia.
Died August 22, 1940 in Amelia County, Virginia. Buried at Forest Lawn
Cemetary in Richmond, Virginia.
- MARRIAGE to Gertrude Roberts of Richmond, Virginia. They lived
in Richmond and then in Amelia County, Virginia on the main Richmond-Danville
Road (Route 360) on the rise above the Appomattox River just south of Goode's
Bridge. This was on the opposite side of the road from the home place of
Ottoway Oscar Eanes. The Richmond Times Dispatch had this to say
of William Henry Eanes in its edition of August 23, 1940:
- William Henry Eanes, a pioneer in the retail plumbing business in Richmond,
died Thursday at his home, Rocky Heights, Amelia County. A resident of
Richmond for more than fifty years, he was an active worker in Tabernacle
Baptist Church here, and at the time of his death was superintendent of
the Sunday School, treasurer, and a deacon of Arbor Baptist Church, Amelia
- 8-234 F [i] Ruth Ines EANES, born February 21, 1898. Married
to Mason Booth.
- 8-235 F [ii] Pauline Blanton EANES, born August 11, 1900. Never
- 8-236 M [iii] William Horace EANES, born September 15, 1902.
Married to Mrs. Coleman.
- 8-237 M [iv] Joseph Cabell EANES.
8-237 Joseph Cabell EANES, son of William Henry and Gertrude
Roberts EANES, born January 2, 1909. Died on _____ in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Joseph Cabell lived in Richmond and later in Mechanicsville, Virginia on
the Pamunkey River, where he was engaged in the advertising business. He
was a founding partner of the advertising agency of Cabell Eanes located
in Richmond, Virginia.
First Marriage: To Mae McCormick of Long Island, New York. The couple
Second Marriage: To Lillian Korman.
By Mae McCormick.
9-666 F [i] Patricia Lee EANES.
9-667 M [ii] Joseph Cabell EANES, Jr., born March 2, 1935. Married
to Carolyn ___.
9-668 M [iii] William Henry EANES, II, born November 13, 1937.
Never Married. William Henry II is a Senior Vice-President with Crestar
Bank in Alexandria, Virginia in the Trusts and Estates Division. He has
spent his entire career with the Bank starting when it was State Planters
Bank in Richmond. He maintains residences in Alexandria and on Monument
Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. William Henry II is active in the arts community
of Richmond and a member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church
By Lillian Korman.
9-669 F [iv] Lili Kay EANES, born ______. Married to David Irving.
The couple lives in Mechanicsville, Virginia at the home of Joseph Cabell,
Jr. and Lilliam Korman Eanes on the Pamunkey River. They have a son, Jonathan
David Irving born June 6, 1996.
9-666 Patricia Lee Eanes, daughter of Joseph Cabell and Mae McCormick
Eanes, born March 20, 1933.
- MARRIAGE to Royce Leake Jackson, Jr. of Richmond on _______,
1959 at First Baptist Church in Richmond. The couple has lived in Richmond
and currently resides in Henrico County, Virginia. Patricia Lee graduated
from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond and received her Bachelor
of Arts degree from Westhampton College of the University of Richmond.
She is retired from teaching and as an elementary school librarian for
Beulah Elementary School in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Mr. Jackson
is a graduate of the Business School at the University of Richmond and
has working as an accountant and internal auditor in the Richmond area.
- 10-700 M [i] Stephen Royce Jackson, born January 14, 1962 in
Richmond, Virginia. Stephen Royce graduated from Douglas Freeman High School
in Henrico County, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with
Distinction from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He received a Juris Doctor degree from the T. C. Wiilliams School of Law
of the University of Richmond and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth
of Virginia. He lives in Suffolk, Virginia and is engaged in the practice
of law with a firm in Norfolk, Virginia.
- 10-701 M [ii] David Cabell Jackson, born August 6, 1964 in Richmond,
Virginia. David Cabell graduated from Mills Godwin High School in Henrico
County, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison
University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He received a Juris Doctor degree
from the T. C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond and
is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He lives in
Henrico County, Virginia and is engaged in the practice of law with a firm
in Richmond, Virginia.