John Eubank and Margaret Newman move
Amherst County - John and Margaret and George and Delilah sold their land in Caroline County
in 1780 and moved to Amherst County. They bought land along Wilderness
Creek at the James River in south Amherst. In the map above,Wilderness Creek is shown
just above the last "R" in the word "River ."
John is a member of the Amherst Militia
in 1781 - John's name is included on Alexander
Brown's Early-Settlers List as being a
member of the Amherst Militia in 1781. His DAR registration is
through Betti Boatwright McFaul and Margaret Jacqueline Moore, included on DAR Roster Vol. II,
John and George buy land together on
Wilderness Creek at the James River in Amherst.
Just as John and George had sold their land together in Caroline, it appears
from the early deeds that they must have bought a tract of land together in
Amherst. Ambrose, who may be older than John and George, evidently, from
the land records, preceded his brothers to Amherst.
records of Eubank in Amherst County:
1779 November 1 - To Ambrose Eubank - 104 acres on Horsleys
Creek from Roderick McCulloch and wife Elizabeth. [ Horsleys Creek runs
into Pedlar River at Pedlar Mills.]
1782 September 2 - To John Eubank - 370 acres
both sides Wilderness Creek , and
on Davis Spring Branch, from Philip
Judith Thurmond. [S. Amherst County, Wilderness Creek empties
into the James River one and
a half miles west of the mouth
of Pedlar River.]
1782 Land Tax List - Amherst County,
John Eubank 472 acres [The families of both John and George must have lived on this
Ambrose Eubank 104 acres.
1783 Census - Heads of Household -
John Eubank - 6 white, 3 black
George Eubank - 8 white, 2 black [George is two non-alpha
entries away from John. ]
Ambrose Eubank - 6 white, 0 black [In 1783 Ambrose is living on Horsleys
Creek, a few miles north of John and George.]
1784 ? date
- To George Eubank - 187 acres transferred from John W. Eubank -Wilderness
1784 ? date -
To David Jarrell (?sp.) - 286 acres from John W. Eubank - Wilderness
Creek [The two tracts equal 473
acres, the amount for which John was taxed in 1782. John may have had a middle
name and uses the
here. The only instance found where he uses it.]
December 5, 1784 - To John Eubank - 118 acres on
Horsleys Creek from Richard Wilbourn, on line of Ambrose Eubank.
[ Horsleys Creek empties into the Pedlar River at the
village of Pedlar Mills, a few miles upstream from the James River. John evidently moved closer to Ambrose on Horsleys Creek.]
1785 Census - John Eubank - 8
George Eubank - 7 white / Ambrose Eubank -7 white
June 20, 1785 - To John Eubank, from
Zachariah Taylor of Lincoln County, Kentucky - 121 acres on Maple Creek
Witnesses: Richard Ballenger,
Shoemaker, John Shoemaker. [ Maple
Creek is a branch of the Pedlar
River about two miles upstream from the James River. It is in an area
where the Ellis family was settled.]
1787 - Amherst County
Personal Property Tax List -
John Eubank - No white
males between 16 and 21; 3 blacks over16;
no blacks under 16; 3 horses; 10 cattle
George Eubank - No white males between 16 and 21; 1 black
2 blacks under 16; 2 horses; 6 cattle.
No white males between 16 and 21;
black over 16; no blacks under 16; 2 horses; 6 cattle.
1789 Real Estate Tax List
John Eubank - two tracts, 118 acres and 121 acres
George Eubank -
Ambrose Eubank - 104 acres
September 6, 1790 - John Eubank and wife
Peggy [Margaret] Amherst County, to Ashcraft Roach, AC, 173 acres
- survey and
division for Eubank by Joseph Barnett; other part in possession of David Jarrell
on Wilderness Creek and branches of
Laurence Creek. Lines: McCulloch. Tract of
13 acres by patent of 16
June 1789, on ridge between Wilderness and
Laurence Creek, and joins No.l. Lines: Roderick McCulloch, Ashcraft
Roach, Nicholas Davies.
October 15, 1792 - To John Eubank from Charles
Davis and wife Rosanna, 121 acres on Horsleys Creek where said John Eubank
lives. Rosanna, the daughter of Charles Ellis, Sr., deceased.
September 17, 1797 - Ambrose Eubank and wife Frankey,
of Amherst County,
104 acres to
John Richerson. Recorded February 17, 1806.[Ambrose and Frankey bought land in Bedford County from Henry Landon Davis and wife Lucy Whiting on October 14,1797.]
September 16, 1799 - To Peter Sulman from John
Eubank and wife Peggy,
300 acres on both sides Wilderness and Lawrence Creeks.
1800 Census -
John Eubank - 2 white
males age 21 plus [himself and son Thomas Newman Eubank], 6 horses, 4
black 16 plus, 0 12 to 16, one stud horse.
Eubank - 3 white males age 21 plus, 6 horses, 2 black 16
1 black12 to 16.
September 19, 1802 - Caleb Ralls and wife Sukey,
Amherst County, John Eubank to Hardin Haynes surveyed March 8,1798, branches Horsley. Lines: grantor
and grantee, Job Carter, Charles Crawford, Philip Thurmond. Wit: Thomas N. Eubank, Wm. Burks, A.B. Warwick.
John is a Vestryman of Lexington
Parish, Amherst County Bishop Wiliam Meade listed John Eubank among the vestrymen of Lexington Parish
in Amherst County. John and Margaret's children were likely christened in the chapel
at Pedlar Mills. Several of the children are named for
Margaret's family. It could
be that their oldest child, THOMAS NEWMAN EUBANK was named for Margaret's
father and John's grandfather. In addition to John and Margaret's child
named Thomas, George and Ambrose Eubank also named an older
child Thomas Eubank.
Margaret died c1809 and John died in
1820 Margaret and John's last child, WILLIAM E.
J. "JETT" EUBANK, was born about
1804/05. A few years after Margaret's death about 1809, John married Edith Haynes, a widow,
in 1812, whose surname was Ellis, of the
Ellis family who settled early in the area. John died in 1820.
THOMAS NEWMAN EUBANK, the eldest child, was administrator of the
estate. John died without a will. Two years after John's
death, the siblings sued to receive their share of the estate.
John Eubank, b c 1750 - brothers and sisters
GEORGE EUBANK - George married DELILAH WILLIAMS of Caroline
mid-1770's, sold land jointly with brother John and his wife Margaret,
[ See order book reference of Feb. 10, 1780 ] then moved to Amherst County
in 1780 with John and Margaret.
The names of George's children
important to consider in the research of this lineage. George's great
grandson, William LaFiew Eubank, in 1940, gave to his daughter, Sallie Eubank,
wife of ? Eubank
of Amherst, the names of George and Delilah's children, oldest first:.
Thomas A. Eubank, James Eubank, William Eubank, George W. Eubank, John Eubank,
Ambrose Bullard Eubank, Elizabeth Eubank, and Richard Bullard Eubank. A
letter written by Ambrose B. Eubank from Nacogdoches
County, Texas in 1859, reveals also daughters Ann Eubank and
Lucy Eubank (Lucy later married the widower of Nancy Pendleton Ware, Capt.
James Ware). Also, the letter from Ambrose B. Eubank is written to yet a
third sister, probably Delilah Eubank.
NANCY EUBANK - The Claiborne/Eubank/Hudson account
is that Nancy married a MR. GATEWOOD (no first name given), and
"this [Nancy's] family never moved from the lower county, most probably
King & Queen."
MARY "MOLLIE" EUBANK - According to Claiborne, Mollie Eubank married GEORGE SAUNDERSON
of Caroline and moved to Kentucky.
No date for their move to Kentucky was given in the record, but they may
have lived in Amherst a short time then moved on into Kentucky, as the area
began to be safe for settlers. There is an Edward Saunderson living
in Caroline in 1782, and a neighbor to John Eubank in Amherst from the late
1780's to 1800. On the 1800 Lexington, Amherst
County tax list, among other items, Edward Saunderson was taxed for one stud
horse. Edward is likely a relative of George Saunderson. The Saundersons may
employed at the Baylor estate in Caroline. The
records indicate two children of Mollie and George: John Saunderson and George
Saunderson. "John Saunderson married and had (1) a son
John, who married a Miss Logwood, (2) a daughter, who married a Leftwich, and
this family lived in Botetourt County, Virginia, " according to the Claiborne
AMBROSE EUBANK - From the evidence found so far of
Ambrose Eubank, he is either brother or first cousin to John. I suspect he is a
brother, as George named a son Ambrose. And Ambrose Bullard of Caroline
is likely a brother to Mary. Ambrose Eubank served in the Revolutionary
War from Caroline, and may be older than John.
deed of November 1, Ambrose bought 104 acres on Horsleys Creek
from Roderick McCulloch and wife Elizabeth, located on Horsleys Creek in Amherst County, a few miles from the James River. His farm bordered
one of John Eubank's tracts, as proved in a deed of 1784, in which John buys 118 acres on Horsley's Creek on line of Ambrose Eubank
John, George, and
Ambrose Eubank were neighbors on the 1785 Amherst County tax lists. They are
on Amherst Co. Tax Returns in Commissioner William Ware's District in 1787
1792 October 2
- CATHARINE EUBANK m Lain Jones - Consent of
Ambrose Eubank, John Ware, surety.
1793 Tax Entry - THOMAS EUBANK (Noted on Tax List as son of Ambrose.)
wife Frankey sold their 104 acres to John Richerson of Amherst, and bought
land in Bedford County.
1798 September 1
- JENNY EUBANK m John King - Lain Jones, surety.
1800 July 17
- SALLY EUBANK m William Hensley - John King, surety,
1808 March 2
- POLLY EUBANK m Charles Wright
1810 Census - Ambrose Eubank 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45+
1 female 16-25, 1 female 45+
1822 January 4 - NANCY EUBANK m Joseph Crews
Ambrose may have had a son John Eubank, who married in Bedford County Sarah Palmore ( dau of
Benjamin; Jesse Lockett, surety, married by Isham Fuqua, Dec 26, 1797),
and William Eubank, who married Nancy Hill in Bedford
( dau of Elizabeth, William Hensley,
surety, married by George Rucker August 18, 1805.)
Are John, George, and Ambrose Eubank first
cousins of Achilles Eubank, whose father was Richard Eubank,
known as "Uncle Dickie Eubank," who rode horseback from Virginia to Clark
County, Kentucky, in his later years?
The Richard Eubank named in the following Caroline County Order Book
reference is likely a grandson of Thomas Bullard, and son of John Eubank, Sr.
who married Mary Bullard. John and Mary Bullard Eubank were co-executors
of the estate of Thomas Bullard :
Caroline County Court, 11th of July, 1782, page 68 -
RICHARD EUBANK and MARY his Wife, Complainants
against John Eubank, Executor of THOMAS BULLARD,
Defendant. In Chancery. Dismissed for want of prosecution.
I think the Richard Eubank
in this order had lived out of the county for some time, and was not aware that
John Eubank, the executor of Thomas Bullard's estate, had died in 1778, four
years before the above court entry.
The Richard Eubank whose name disappears from the order books in 1755 may be the Richard who moved
to Goochland, then to Bedford, was father of Stephen and Achilles. Both George
Amherst and Achilles Eubank of Bedford, Virginia, and Clark
County, Kentucky, named a son Ambrose. George's son's name is AMBROSE
BULLARD. Achilles' son Ambrose has the
middle name, BULLOCK which is similar to BULLARD. The name through the years may have gotten wrongly transcribed, unless, of
course, there is
proof in the family for the Bullock name. In his later years,
Achilles moved from Clark County, Kentucky to Cooper County, Missouri, with a
second wife and family. There is good evidence that NANCY WARE,
his young, second wife is the daughter of LUCY EUBANK and JOHN WARE. Lucy
was the daughter of John Eubank and Margaret Newman. Lucy and John
Ware were married in Amherst County in 1796 and later moved to Clark County, Kentucky,
and lived near Achilles and Mary Bush Eubank at Four-Mile Creek.
FRANCES EUBANK - Frances, who married James
Overstreet may have been a sister. This reference is from the records of Albemarle County
published in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol.31, No. 1p. 58:
"p. 249. 22 Nov. 1805. Charles Overstreet &
wife, Elizabeth of Albemarle,
David Wood of same, 105a in Amherst on Puppies Creek, purchased
Overstreet from THOMAS N. EUBANK adj. Henry Harkless & John Taliafero.
Wood, David J. Lewis, James Starke.
Charles Overstreet may have been a cousin to
Thomas N. Eubank Moving to new territory for a fresh
start must have been exciting initially, but as the day-to-day settled in,
emigrants might have begun to miss family and friends back home.
The reading of old family letters reveal this feeling.
Original Narrative Copyright © 2004
- 2009 Iris Teta Eubank Wagner
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40. Letter from Ambrose Bullard Eubank, 1859, Melrose, Nacogdoches
County, Texas, to his sister in Amherst County, Virginia.