We are attempting to gain further data on the ancestry of SAMUEL KIMSEY EATON, Sr and wife JUDIA WILLIAMS. An orbit or dates of deaths would be extremely helpful! He is last found listed in the 1880 census with the following: Birth Year <1808> Birthplace SC Age 72 Occupation Farmer Marital Status M Race W Head of Household Samuel EATON Relation Self Father's Birthplace SC Mother's Birthplace SC
Census Place Newberry (?), Franklin, Alabama Page Number 597B
Samuel and Judia, are said to be buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery near Moulton. Supposedly, he gave land to the Oak Grove Baptist Church and the Oak Grove Cemetery. This is an area that shows up on old Forestry maps that straddles the county line into Lawrence County. Family notes say his home was in Eatonton, and he was a Postmaster there, out of his house. I'm assuming Eatonton which no longer exists, is the same area as Newberry, which seems to no longer exist? Some of his descendants are also found in 1880 in the Newberry area. However, most of the family was in Winston County.
We have many contacts for descendants of this tree whose children were: William Aylor, Sarah Ann, Hannah, Emaline, Malinde, Samuel Kimsey, Martin, John N, Luiza, and Judia.
Before coming to AL, this pair had been in Lumpkin CO GA, and Habersham County in 1830. But, we cannot locate documentation to link them with parentage! Would certainly appreciate any local information that could be shared or found. Thanks, Lynn