Hi Gena,its great to hear from another Eudaley researcher.Your story about the 3 brothers is very interesting.I had not heard that before, however I have heard speculation about the family coming from Ireland.Here is the information I have on this family:
John Eudaley, b bef 1750, unknown location.He had 3 chldren:
David, b bef 1765, m on 12/19/83 to Mary Arnold.
Jemima, b bef 1774, m 07/09/1789 to Thomas Arnold.
John, b bef 1769, d 11/18/1827, m 10/01/1787 in Charlotte Co., VA to Mary Tarpley, b bef 1772, d aft 1830 in Jefferson Co., TN.Mary is the gradaughter of James Tarpley and Mary Camp, who owned and operated the Tarpley General Store in Williamsburg, VA, which is still operating under the same name today.John and Mary had the following 4 children:
David D., b 10/23/1792 in Charlotte Co., VA, d 11/18/1878 in Jefferson Co., TN, m 12/19/1817 in Caswell Co., NC to Sarah Jane "Salley" Baldwin, b c1798 in Caswell Co., NC, d 1870-1872 in Jefferson Co., TN.David and Sarah had 9 children.
Elizabeth, b bef 1804, m 12/09/1819 in Caswell Co., NC to Paton Carter.
John Moses, b 11/17/1810 in Pittsylvania Co., VA, d 01/09/1900 in Butler Co., MO, m 09/18/1832 in Jefferson Co., TN to Orlena Cox, b 07/01/1815 in Jefferson Co., TN, d 04/18/1873 in Shiloh, Butler, MO.John and Orlena had 11 children.Their son, John Reed Eudaley, was my 3rd g grandfather.
William Eudaley, b 1812-1813 in VA, m 02/05/1838 in Knox Co., TN to Malinda McCarty.
I have much more information on the descendants of this line that I would be happy to share if you are interested.