Seeking information on the family and background of Henry P. EADY (ca. 1828 GA-aft. 1880), who married 26 NOV 1854 in Muscogee Co, GA, to Salina L. JONES (per Martin's "History of Columbus, GA," vol. 2, p. 78).Her parentage is not presently known.
In 1840, the only EADY household in Muscogee County seems to have been that headed by Samuel EADY (50s) on p. 306A, line #19, between Asa LAWREY and John ARCHER.Also in this household are a female in her 50s, two females 15-19, one female 5-9, one male 15-19, one male 10-14 (this could be Henry P., age 12), and no slaves; two individuals were employed in agriculture. Also on this page are the households of James JONES (line #1) and Lewis E. JONES (line #2), both of whom were in their 20s with young families and employed in agriculture.James' household is preceded by that of David WILLIAMS (last line on p. 305A) and Lewis' is followed by line #3 Samuel ARCHY.
An index for the 1850 census of Muscogee Co, GA, shows the following: EADEY (p. 393B), EADY (pp. 390B, 410B), EDDER (p. 352B), and EDDY (pp. 411A, 411B).One of the many JONES households listed is on p. 410B, and one of the many MOORE households listed is on p. 409A.These are in the vicinity of the Clapp's Factory community in the 8th Land District of Muscogee County (I don't have any of these census data).
Henry EDY is indexed as appearing on p. 348 of the 1860 census of Muscogee Co; Mary EDY is indexed on p. 341.Among the numerous JONES households indexed are:George W. and William N. on p. 346 and William on p. 360, which is known to be in the Clapp's Factory area. MOORE individuals indexed include James and William D. on p. 340 and R. B., Sarah J., and Wesley on p. 341.(I don't have any of these census data.)
H. P. EADY entered and separated from service as a 3rd Lieutenant in the Georgia Infantry (State Guards), 19th Battalion, Company E "Columbus Factory Guards."This battalion was mustered in Muscogee Co, GA, in July or August 1863 to serve for a period of six months. Company E operated and protected the Columbus Factory (a.k.a. Clapp's Factory), which was a supplier of shoes, cloth material, and other goods to the Confederate Army during the War.Also serving in Company E were William JONES and William L. JONES, both Privates (these may be two listings for the same individual) - any kin to Salina?
H. P. EADY also entered and separated as aPrivate in the 1st City Battalion (Columbus, GA), Company C.This battalion was formed subsequent to the 19th Battalion.Several members of the Columbus Factory Guards also served in Company C with EADY, including William JONES (also a Private).
In 1870, Henry P. EADY, age 42 (b. GA), headed household #1597 in dwelling #1498 on p. 224 (772B) "Outside the City of Columbus, Ga." [at Clapp's Factory] in Muscogee Co, GA.He was the Boss Spinner at the cotton factory and held no real estate; his personal estate was valued at $300.His wife Selina was 32 and keeing house.They had two children: Henry, age 14, was a cotton factory hand, and Alice, age 12, was at home.In November 1870, H. P. EADY (also appears as H. P. EDDY) served on a coronor's jury investigating a murder that took place in the Clapp's Factory village.An 1871 newspaper article about the Columbus Factory identifies H. P. EDDY as foreman of the spinning room and Mr. MOORE as foreman of the weaving room, adding that both men were raised at the factory.
In an issue of the "Southern Christian Advocate" dated 04 AUG 1875, p. 214, a death notice states:"Caroline L. EADY was born March 1838 and was brought up in and about Columbus.She was married to Henry P. EADY, November 26th 1854.She lived at Columbus factory (where she died) for twenty-five years.She leaves a husband, two children, and an aged mother."She is perhaps buried in the Clapp's Factory Cemetery.The reason for the discrpancy between the names Salina and Caroline is not immediately clear (perhaps the spelling Celina was mistaken for Carolina?).
Accoring to Shole's 1878 city directory for Columbus, GA, p. 122, Henry P. EADY was a clerk for J. F. MOORE and resided in Browneville [Lee County], AL.James F. MOORE ran a grocery at 175 Oglethorpe [now First Avenue] in Columbus, per Shole's "Georgia State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1879 and 1880," p. 444.
Allice [sic] H. EADY m. 03 FEB 1878 in Lee Co, AL, to Robert MOORE, per the LDS IGI NA.In 1880, Henry P. EADY, age 51 (b. GA, both parents b. GA), a widower, is listed as father-in-law, at home, in the household of Robert (32, b. GA, both parents b. SC) and Alice (22, b. GA, both parents b. GA) MOORE on p. 235A in Brownville, Lee Co, AL.Robert is working as a carpenter and Alice is keeping house.The households in this vicinity include a number of individuals and families who had previously lived and/or worked at Clapp's Factory.Seven doors away are William (35 GA) and Mary C. (30 AL) MOORE with daughter Eugenia (9 GA); William is employed as a carpenter.Note that William A. MOORE m. 02 SEP 1869 in Muscogee Co, GA, to Mary C. BEELAND (per LDS IGI NA).The name of Brown(e)ville was changed to Phenix City in 1889.
An index of death notices in the "Columbus, GA, Enquirer-Sun" newspaper shows that an obituary for H. Thomas EADY appeared on 13 SEP 1914 (I don't have the text of this obit); this is perhaps Henry P. and Salina's son Henry.H. T. EADY appears on an index of names associated with Linwood Cemetery; this index includes not only the names of persons buried in the cemetery, but also names mentioned in obituaries and death notices of persons buried there.A listing of grave records does not show any EADY entries (however, this listing shows marked graves only).Could Alice's husband be the same as Robert MOORE (04 MAR 1848-29 MAY 1898) at Linwood?
I am interested in learning more about this EADY family and their kin. I will be glad to share further background about their life at Clapp's Factory.John in TX