John Eaton - was born about 1570.
John married Dorothy Smith on 14 Oct 1594 in Bristol, Avon, England.
Dorothy was born about 1570.
There is much discrepancy about who the parents of Francis Eaton are. I used the information attached to the notes for Francis Eaton to determine which was correct.
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Francis Eaton - was born on 11 Sep 1596 in St. Thomas Parish, Bristol, England and died on 18 Nov 1633 in Plymouth, MA .
He was the son of John Eaton and Dorothy Smith.
Francis married Sarah.
Then Francis married Christian Penn in 1624/1625 in Plymouth, MA.
Christian was born about 1606 in England.
She was the daughter of George Penn.
She died Jul 1684 in Middleborough, Plymouth, MA .
Christian came to New England late - Jun 1623 aboard "The Anne" to Plymouth, Age: 17
(Sources: - 1)
Francis Eaton was one of the Mayflower Company and a carpenter. The following copyrighted information was found at: http://members.aol.com/calebj/eaton.html Frances Eaton
The English ancestry of Francis Eaton was only recently discovered. In 1929, Charles E. Banks in his English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers brought to light a Bristol apprenticeship document dated 4 December 1626, in which John Morgan son of Edward Morgan was apprenticed to Francis Eaton, carpenter, and his wife Dorothy. In the margin the document it says "The Mr at New England", and on the reverse it states John Morgan would receive 25 acres of land in New England and 15 bushels of wheat.In Mayflower Families for Five Generations: Francis Eaton (volume 1, updated in volume 9) and Plymouth Colony: Its History and Its People, this record was rejected as relating to Francis Eaton of the Mayflower because by 1626 Francis' wife was Christiana Penn, not somebody named Dorothy, and further the record says Eaton was "at New England" and "of Bristol", instead of being listed as "of Plymouth". The rejection of this record was challenged by myself on this web page in September 1995, and was again challenged by David Greene, editor of The American Genealogist in his review of Mayflower Families: Eaton (The American Genealogist, April 1996, p. 125-6). The reasons for our objection was that the Francis Eaton listed in the Bristol records is called a carpenter, as was the Francis Eaton of the Mayflower. And further, there are no records of any Francis Eaton in America by 1626, except for the Francis Eaton of the Mayflower. The slow travel of news could easily be the cause for the delayed information about the death of Francis Eaton's wife. In response, David Greene requested Neil D. Thompson, FASG, to search the parish registers of Bristol for information on the Francis Eaton in the apprentice record, to see if he was the Mayflower passenger. The results of the successful search were published in The American Genealogist, 72:301-309. The baptismal record of Francis Eaton of the Mayflower was discovered in the parish of St. Thomas, Bristol, on 11 September 1596, son of John Eaton. Two years earlier, the marriage of his parents were discovered: John Eaton and Dorothy Smith were married on 14 October 1594. Francis had other siblings as well: John (bp. 26 July 1595), Jane (bp. 20 January 1598/9), Samuel (bp. 8 November 1600), and Welthian (buried 20 March 1603/4). Francis' brother John died within three days of his baptism; and Jane, Samuel, and Welthian all died in March 1603/4 suggesting an illness wiped out the young children. The only brother Francis would remember would be Samuel--a significant find, since Francis Eaton of the Mayflower named his first son Samuel. Another record shows that in the 1615 will of Christopher Cary of Bristol, he gives to his eldest son "a garden ground, with a lodge in the same, in the parish of St. Phillip's, now in the occupation of Frances sic Eaton, house carpenter."
|Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families - pg 100|
FRANCIS came in the Mayflower 1620, with wife Sarah, and son Samuel. He had a 2d wife by whom he had Rachel, m. Joseph Ramsden; and a 3d, Christian Penn, before 1627, by whom he had BENJAMIN, 1627.
(Sources: - 2 - 3 (v5 pg 607) )
|Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 5 p.607|
FRANCIS EATON. Died at Plymouth, Mass., between 4 and 18 November, 1633. He married, first, Sarah, who died at Plymouth, Mass., early in 1621, but after 11 Jan. His second wife, whom he married at Plymouth, Mass., was probably Governor Carver's maid servant. He married, third, at Plymouth, Mass., in 1624, or 1625, Christian Penn, who died at Middleborough, Mass., about 1684. She had married, second, Francis2 Billington.
Children with Sarah (Quick Family Chart)|
Samuel Eaton was born in 1620 in England and died before 29 Oct 1684 in Middleboro, MA .
married (1). Elizabeth (---), bef. 10 March 1646, Plymouth
(2). Martha Billington, 10 January 1660/1, Plymouth.
Children with Christian Penn (Quick Family Chart)|
Benjamin Eaton Sr. was born on 1 Jun 1627 in Plymouth, MA and died on 16 Jan 1712 in Plymouth, MA .
See #3. below.
Racheal Eaton was born in 1625 in Plymouth, MA.
married Joseph Ramsdell, 2 March 1645.
Signature from Mayflower Compact
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Benjamin Eaton Sr. - was born on 1 Jun 1627 in Plymouth, MA and died on 16 Jan 1712 in Plymouth, MA .
He was the son of Francis Eaton and Christian Penn.
Benjamin married Sarah Hoskins on 4 Dec 1660 in Plymouth, MA.
Sarah was born on 16 Sep 1637 in Plymouh, MA.
She was the daughter of William Hodgekins and Sarah Cushman.
She died after 1692 .
Children: (Quick Family Chart)|
Benjamin Eaton Jr. was born on 29 Oct 1664 in Plymouth, MA and died on 13 Apr 1739 in Kingston, Plymouth, MA .
See #4. below.
Rebecca Eaton was born about 1675 and died on 13 Nov 1770 in Plympton, MA .
married Josiah Rickard in 1699 - 6 children.
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Benjamin Eaton Jr. - was born on 29 Oct 1664 in Plymouth, MA and died on 13 Apr 1739 in Kingston, Plymouth, MA .
He was the son of Benjamin Eaton Sr. and Sarah Hoskins.
Benjamin married Mary Coombs on 18 Dec 1689 in Plymouth, MA.
Mary was born on 28 Nov 1666 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.
She died on 2 Jul 1728 in Plympton, Plymouth, MA .
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Francis Eaton - was born in 1706 in Kingston, MA and died in Unknown .
He was the son of Benjamin Eaton Jr. and Mary Coombs.
Francis married Thankful Alden on 14 Dec 1727 in Massachusetts.
Thankful was born on 3 May 1706 in Middleboro, Plymouth, MA.
She was the daughter of John Alden and Hannah White.
She died on 29 Oct 1732 in Middleboro, Plymouth, MA .
moved to Middleborough, Mass. in 1733.
(Sources: - 4 (vol 4 pg 381) )
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Jabez Eaton Sr. - was born on 29 Jan 1731 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA and died on 17 Jul 1818 in Pike, Allegany Co., New York .
He was the son of Francis Eaton and Thankful Alden.
Jabez married Elizabeth Williams.
Elizabeth was born about 1740 in Taunton, Bristol, MA.
She was the daughter of John Williams and Elizabeth Caswell.
She died on 26 Nov 1783 in Easton, Bristol, MA .
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Jabez Eaton Jr. - was born on 26 Jan 1767 and died on 20 Sep 1825 in Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario, Canada .
He was the son of Jabez Eaton Sr. and Elizabeth Williams.
Jabez married Sarah Millard.
Sarah was born on 18 Jan 1775 in Pittsfield, MA.
She is the daughter of Dr. Abiather Millard and Tabitha Hopkins.
Her sister, Phoebe Millard, married Nathaniel Fillmore about 1796. They were the parents of President Millard Fillmore - 13th President of the United States.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)|
Chauncy Eaton was born on 18 Apr 1801 and died in Leeds, Ontario .
See #8. below.
Almon Ransom Eaton was born on 12 May 1805 in Bennington, VT and died on 12 Dec 1885 in Hebron, WI .
married Orissa Haskins in 1829.
President Millard Fillmore
nephew of Sarah Millard
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William T. Eaton - was born on 19 Mar 1829 in Canada and died in 1867 .
He was the son of Chauncy Eaton.
William married Angeline Chapman.
Angeline was born in 1835/1836 in Canada.
Ran a boarding house in Chicago in 1880, (according to the 1880 census).
|Census: 1880 Chicago, Ilinois|
|name ||relation ||age ||born in ||occupation ||father born ||mother born || |
|Angeline Eaton ||self ||44 ||CAN ||Boarding House ||CAN ||CAN || |
|Virginia Eaton ||dau ||20 ||IL ||Music Teacher ||CAN ||CAN || |
|William E. Eaton ||son ||18 ||IL ||Clerk in R.R. Office || || || |
|George C. Eaton ||son ||13 ||IL || || || || |
|Harry C. Bass ||son-law ||23 ||MI ||Conductor R.R. ||MI ||MI || |
|Ella Bass ||dau ||23 ||IL || || || || |
|Minnie Bass ||g-dau ||2 ||IL || || || || |
Children: (Quick Family Chart)|
Ella Eaton was born in 1856/1857 in Illinois.
married Harry C. Bass, had at least one child Minnie Bass.
Virginia Eaton was born in 1860 in Illinois and died in 1928 and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL .
Virginia married Ralph Eustis Lidster.
Ralph was born on 24 Mar 1861 in New Caledonia, WI.
He was the son of Ralph Lidster and Elizabeth Curtis Golding.
He died on 18 Nov 1934 in Chicago, IL and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL .
occupation: Music Teacher -
See Lidster family for children.
William E Eaton was born in 1861/1862 in Illinois.
George C Eaton was born in 1866/1867 in Illinois.
B ruce Cox
Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families
Davis, William T.
Boston, MA: Damrell & Upham, 1899
Colonial Families of the United States of America
Mackenzie, George Norbury
New York: 1907
New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial
Cutter, William Richard
New York: n.p., 1915
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