Person:Unknown Eaton (5)

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m. Jul 1625
  1. Rachel Eatonabt 1625 - bet 1656
  2. Benjamin Eaton1627/8 - 1711/2
  3. "Ideote" Eatonaft 1627 - aft 1651
Facts and Events
Name[2] "Ideote" Eaton
Gender Unknown
Birth[1][2] aft 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesDate of birth is according to "the division of cattle and goats 22 May 1627 old style, when Francis, his wife Christian, and children Samuel and Rachel, with nine other inhabitants of Plymouth, obtained 'a heyfer of the last years called the white belyd Heyfer & two shee goats.'." Plymouth is presumed to be the locale of birth due to the Eaton family's settling in Plymouth up to Francis Eaton's death prior to 8 Nov. 1633 as the "25 Nov. 1633 court... declared... insolvent."
Nationality[2] aft 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States"New World" - European American.
Naturalization[2] aft 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesPlymouth Colony - First generation descendant of pilgrim settler and the ninth signer of the Mayflower Compact; Francis Eaton, and the Anne passenger and settler; Christian Penn.
Living[2] 1651 Massachusetts, United StatesAccording to William Bradford's list of increasings and decreasings, "written early in 1651."
Death[1][2] aft 1651 Massachusetts, United StatesMassachusetts was likely the locale of death, because ones mother [Christian Penn] resided there the rest of her life - up to her death, whom one was dependent upon as "an ideote [idiot]" according to William Bradford's mention of the Eaton family member in his list of "increasings and decreasings," - "written early in 1651."
Medical[2] One is percieved to have been developmentally disabled and/or challenged according to William Bradford's discription as "an ideote."

Unfortunately, William Bradford never mentioned or implied, in his 1651 list of "increasings or decreasings," the sex of the offspring that he critically referred to as "an ideote;" resulting in the loss of the individuals name for the succession of history and generations. However, given the custom of patriarchy to marry women off as soon as possible in the time, logic highly assumes that one was probably a male.

--Jlbailey01 23:02, 29 April 2011 (EDT)

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. (New England - United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants., Various), Vol. I, Secondary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. (New England - United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants., Various), Vol. 9, Secondary quality.

    - "Governor Bradford lists as Mayflower passengers, 'Francis Eaton, and Sarah his wife, and Samuel, their sone, a young child.' In his 'increasings and decreasings' written early in 1651, he remarks that 'Francis Eaton his first wife dyed in the generall sickness; and he maried againe and his 2nd wife dyed and he married the 3rd and had by her 3 children. One of them is maried and hath a child; the other are living but one of them is an ideote.'." Pg. 1

    - "He [Francis Eaton] married a third time in 1624 or 1625, Christian Penn, a passenger on the ship Anne which arrived at Plymouth the summer of 1623. They had three children. The Eaton family was named in the division of cattle and goats 22 May 1627 old style, when Francis, his wife Christian, and children Samuel and Rachel, with nine other inhabitants of Plymouth, obtained 'a heyfer of the last years called the white belyd Heyfer & two shee goats.'." Pg. 1

    - "The inventory of Francis Eaton, carpenter of Plymouth, was taken 8 Nov. 1633. At the 25 Nov. 1633 court it was declared that Francis Eaton died insolvent..." Pg. 3

    - "iv child [of Francis Eaton, 3rd of Christian Penn] b. Plymouth after 22 May 1627; an idiot living 1651; n.f.r. [no further record(s)]" Pg. 4