I know this post is rather old, but I just came across it.
Mary mentioned some posts by Brett Barnes which took place between he and myself in 1999.I was trying to find the father of my own JOHN EASON, who was in the 1860 Heard County, GA census.Brett and I were discussing the relationship to the John Eason that supposedly died in 1862 due to a wound received at the Battle of Seven Pines.Brett's grandmother had her father's family Bible that listed the death of his brother John Eason in May 31, 1862, which is the very John we were trying to figure out.I have a copy of the military record of that John Eason and the John Eason that was wounded at Seven Pines was listed as having joined at Heard County, GA; which is where my GG-Grandfather John was when he joined.
Brett indicated to me that he had always assumed the John Eason listed in the 1860 census inCarroll County, GA was naturally the son of Thomas & Nancy, but that he may have been wrong about that, because he would not have traveled across to Heard County just to join the war, he would have joined from Carroll County.Our conclusion was that it was very highly probable that Thomas & Nancy's son was the John Eason who was in Heard County and had married Nancy Borders.
This of course is not proven except for the relationship of the family bible from Gearge Washington Eason entry and the military record of that John Eason from Heard County.
I have temporarily placed Thomas & Nancy as the parents of my John Eason from Heard County based on that, although I am not the only one to have done so.Another researcher, Rhet Rasbury also has Thomas & Nancy listed as the father of the John Eason from Heard County.We are still trying to find further proof.