Person:John Eakin (4)

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m. Prob. Bef. 1745
  1. John EakinBet 1730-1735 - 1818
  2. Mary EakinBet 1730-1735 -
  3. James EakinEst 1735-1737 - Bef 1815
  4. Elizabeth EakinAbt 1742 -
  5. Margaret Eakinest 1747 -
  6. Andrew Eakin1750 - 1808
  7. Samuel EakinAbt 1752 - Aft 1820
  • HJohn EakinBet 1730-1735 - 1818
  • W.  Elizabeth (add)
m. Bef 1758
  1. Margaret EakinAft 1765 -
Facts and Events
Name John Eakin
Alt Name John Eakins
Alt Name John Aiken
Gender Male
Birth? Bet 1730-1735 Drumbo, County Down, Northern Ireland
Marriage Bef 1758 to Elizabeth (add)
Death? 1818 Jessamine, Kentucky, United States

John Eakins was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records of John Eakins in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 257.--15th May, 1769. Thomas Beard's will--To wife, all cleared land where house stands to clear land for turnips where they last grew; to daughter Fane; to daughter Jane; to wife, his elbow chair, negroe boy; to son Hugh, cleared land; to grandson Thomas, son of Hugh, 170 acres lying next John Montgomery's Thomas Hill; to grandchildren, viz: Thomas Alexander, Thomas (page 259) Beard (William's son), Thomas Mitchell, Thomas Dunlap, £10 each; to Robert Ramsey's children (testator's grandchildren), £12.10.0.; to son William; to daughters Ester Alexander, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mary Dunlap; to grandchildren Ann Alexander, Martha Mitchell. (Frequent provision for such issue in case daughter Jane have issue.) Executors, James Mitchell, Thos. Hill. Teste: John, James, Andrew Eakin. Proved, 18th October, 1769, by John and James Eakin. Executors qualify, with William Alexander, Wm. Kennedy, Hugh Beard.

Land of John Eakin

In 1765, James Senior leaves John and daughter Mary only 30 acres of the 522 acre estate, seeming to note his obvious displeasure with John. James Sr leaves the remainder of the estate to sons James Jr., Andrew and Samuel who were both minors at the time of James Sr death.

In 1768, John conveys to James 261 acres of what is presumably the 522 original acres. Unknown how he went from 30 acres to 261 to give to James. Did he buy out Andrew and Samuel? More research is needed on the lands of Andrew and Samuel.

In 1779, John is still in Rockbridge County.

In 1786, John is found in Kentucky. He must have left Rockbridge for Kentucky between 1779 - early 1780s. John appears to have settled first in Fayette Co, then Lincoln Co and finally in Jessamine County Kentucky. He appears in several petitions from Kentucky residents to the Virginia Legislature between 1786-1792. He also appears as witness or inventory appraiser for the following citizens in Jessamine County KY: - Roger Patton in 1811 - William Templemore 1806 - James Lockhart 1804 - Robert Lyle 1804

Wife of John Eakin: See citations on Unknown Daughter of Thomas Paxton as being the "Elizabeth Eakin" noted in suit between James Eakin and Thomas Paxton.

References
  1.   Will, in Will of James Eakin (Senior), 1765, Primary quality.

    James leaves John only 30 acres in his will of the 522 acres in the estate.

  2.   A History of Rockbridge County Virginia, in John Transfers 261 acres to brother James, 357, 1768, Primary quality.

    Eakin, John to James 261 acres - 120P - 1768.

  3.   Chalkley, in John and James go to Bedford to register land, 179, 1768, Primary quality.

    Page 179.--2d November, 1768. John Eakin and Elizabeth, his wife, and James Eakin and Anne Eakin, of Bedford, £120, 261 acres, part of Borden's 92100 acres, corner Andrew and Samuel Eakin. Teste: John, James and Mathew Lyle. (Note: John and James Eakins listed in this record were sons of James Eakins, Sr., who had died a few years prior).

  4.   Chalkley, in John Eakin added to tithables, V1/124, 15 Oct 1765, Primary quality.

    John Eakin and 522 acres added to tithables.

  5.   Chalkley, in John Eaken vs. William Bowyer, V1, 21 May 1779, Primary quality.

    Suit of William Bowyer vs. John Eaken transferred to Rockingham Co Court.

  6.   Chalkley, in Witness to Will of Uriah Cottle, Apr 1779, Primary quality.

    John Eakin is witness to will of Uriah Cottle.

  7.   Chalkley, in John Eakin Testement for Thomas Beard's Will, Page 257, 15th May, 1769, Primary quality.

    Thomas Beard's will--To wife, all cleared land where house stands to clear land for turnips where they last grew; to daughter Fane; to daughter Jane; to wife, his elbow chair, negroe boy; to son Hugh, cleared land; to grandson Thomas, son of Hugh, 170 acres lying next John Montgomery's Thomas Hill; to grandchildren, viz: Thomas Alexander, Thomas (page 259) Beard (William's son), Thomas Mitchell, Thomas Dunlap, £10 each; to Robert Ramsey's children (testator's grandchildren), £12.10.0.; to son William; to daughters Ester Alexander, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mary Dunlap; to grandchildren Ann Alexander, Martha Mitchell. (Frequent provision for such issue in case daughter Jane have issue.) Executors, James Mitchell, Thos. Hill. Teste: John, James, Andrew Eakin. Proved, 18th October, 1769, by John and James Eakin. Executors qualify, with William Alexander, Wm. Kennedy, Hugh Beard.

  8.   Kentucky Court and Other Records, Fayette Co Estates, in John Eakin Executor and Witness to Will of Robert Lyle - Kentucky, Vol 1, Will Book A, Page 270, 29 Oct 1804, Primary quality.

    Robert Lyle - names wife, Jane Lyle, son John Lyle, his mother; daughter Julia. Written 29 Oct 1804. Probated August 1804. Executors and Witnesses were John Lyle Senior and John Eakin.

  9.   Petitions of the early inhabitants of Kentucky to the General Assembly of VA: 1769-1792, in John Eakin sign petition of Inhabitants of Lincoln County Kentucky/Town of Standford, Pg 93, 27 Oct 1786.

    The inhabitants of Lincoln County request the establishment of the town of Stanford, KY. John Eakin was a petitioner.

  10.   Kentucky Records: Early Wills and Marriages, copied from Court House Records by Regents, Historians and State Historian, Old Bible Records and Tombstone Inscriptions, in Will of John Eakin, Will Book C, Page 26, Primary quality.

    John Eakin's will is dated 1818 and probated 1818 in Jessamine Co, KY.