Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On This Day: January 11

On this day, in 1785, my paternal 4th great-grandparents Sidney James Reeves and Elizabeth Wells were married in Guilford County, North Carolina. (Source: "North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004," online database, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 Jan 2010), entry for marriage of Sidney James Reeves and Elizabeth Wells.)

Seven known children were born to this union: Sarah (my ancestor), Malachi, Mary, Wells, Jesse, Nathaniel, and Henry,

In 1793, my paternal 3rd great-grandfather Absolem Eaton was born in Rowan County, North Carolina. He died 20 November 1859. [Source: Big River Cemetery, Washington Co., MO, transcription (http://www.mogenweb.org/washington/cemetery/bigrivera.html).]  Absolem’s wife was Sarah Reeves, mentioned in the paragraph above.

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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