Person:Samuel Eakin (1)

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
  • HSamuel EakinAbt 1752 - Aft 1820
  • WMary MooreEst 1765-1767 -
m. 21 Jun 1787
  1. Alexander Eakin1788 - 1857
  2. Sarah "Sallie" Eakin1790 - Bef 1880
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Eakin
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1752 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 21 Jun 1787 Rockbridge, Virginia, United Statesto Mary Moore
Death? Aft 1820 Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

Samuel Eakin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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I believe that Alexander Eakin B:1789 and married to Jane Clinbell to be the son of Samuel Eakin and Mary Moore and NOT the son of James Eakin and Isabella Moore as has been assumed.

Evidence for this conclusion:

- Alexander's birth in 1789 aligns with Samuel's and Mary's marriage date of 1787. Though not impossible, his birth would have been at the outer limits of fertility for Isabella B: 1742.

- Per the 1820 Federal Census, Alexander and Samuel appear to be the last Eakin in Rockbridge County listed.

- Alexander marries very late in life (39) to Jane and they have only one child that I can determine. This would be consistent with Alexander remaining at home until his father passed away probably before this date in 1829.

Samuel and Mary MAY have had another child "Sallie", possibly Sarah. A Sallie Eakin (B:1790) appears living with the widow Jane Eakin in 1870 Census. Needs more research.

  1.   Dodd, Jordan "Virginia Marriages 1660-1800" (database online) Provo UT, Primary quality.
  2.   Chalkley, in Witness to Will of James Henry, Will Book 10, Page 309, 31 Oct 1806, Primary quality.

    •31 Oct. 1806. Will Book 10, page 309 - James Henry Sr’s Will, To wife, Mary; daughters, Sarah and Nancy; son John; son James; to Sarah Alexander, wife of Wm. Alexander; to granddaughter, Matilda; children, viz: James, Robert, Sarah, Nancy, Mary, John. Executors, sons James and Robert. Teste: Jno. McFaddin, Samuel Eakin, James McClung, James Poage, Proved, 28th August 1809, Executors qualify.

  3.   1820 Federal Census, Rockbridge , in Appears on 1820 Census Living Next to Alexander Eakin, Primary quality.
  4.   Chalkley, in Will of James Eakin Senior, Page 381, 7 January 1765, Primary quality.

    Page 381.--7th January, 1765. James Eakin's will--To wife Agness; to daughter Mary; to son John, 30 acres that John's uncle Walter formerly lived on; to daughter Margaret; to son James; to young sons Andrew and Samuel; testator's brother, Walter Eakin, and Jno. Wardlaw. Teste: Jno. Wardlaw, Jno. Montgomery, Jno. Eakin. Executors, Agnes Eakin, Mathew Huston.