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Subject: Re: George W. Eubanks
Author: LASpyres
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2005
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eubanks, Ridings

I know this is a long way around to get to the Lamar Co., TX family, but please take a look.

My 4th great grandmother was Sarah E. Eubank[s] b 04 Sep 1804 in NC. She d 24 Mar 1857 in Schuyler Co., IL. She married William Ridings about 1820, probably in TN. He was b in NC about 1800, but his family migrated to Humphreys Co., TN by 1812. I have found hundreds of her descendants, but have no siblings or parents for her.

Based on the births of their children, William & Sarah Ridings lived in Humphreys Co., TN through Feb, 1823. Sometime between 1823 and June 1825, they moved to Carroll Co., TN where three of their children were born.

In Carroll Co., TN they were members of Mud Creek Baptist Church. They were dismissed by letter to MO in August of 1831. By April of 1832 they were in Cape Girardeau, MO, where they remained until sometime between late 1834 and early 1837.

By 14 Feb 1837 they were in Hancock Co., IL. By Sept. 1839 they had moved to Adams Co., IL where they remained through the 1850 census. At some point prior to their deaths in 1857 they moved to Schuyler Co., IL. Letters of dismissal were given to them by Providence church in 1856.

In my search for Sarah's family I have the following data, which proves nothing and does not tie Sarah, known as Sally, to any of it.

1830 Humphreys Co., TN
George Eubanks Males 1020001 (George 40-50 b 1780-1790) Boys are young, b 1825-1830; and 1815-1820.
Females: 01102001 (wife b same) girls are young, too.
Slaves: Males 2 under 10; 2 10-24; 1 24-36; Females 2 under 10; 1 10-24
This is the only year I find any Eubanks family in Humphreys Co., TN. By 1830 Wm. and Sally are married and have moved to Carroll Co., TN. A distant family member, who produced no papers or proof, stated that Sarah's father was George Nathaniel Eubanks, died June 6, 1835 in Tennessee. I have copies of tax lists from Humphreys Co., TN from 1837-1843. No Eubanks is listed.

In 1830 census Carroll Co., TN there was a Robert Eubanks, as well as a Wm. Ridings.
In 1840 there is both a William and Joseph Eubanks in Adams Co., IL in the census, exclusive of the City of Quincy. The Ridings family is in Quincy. Joseph is 30-40. William's household has a male 30-40 and one 40-50.
By 1850 there is only a James Eubank, 20 b KY left in Adams Co., IL. He is living with the family of Horatio Ellis and works as a clerk.

Since William Ridings writes to his father in TN inquiring about Sally's inheritance and no mention is ever made about any of her family living in IL, I doubt the IL Eubanks listed above are closely related to her.

1840 Henderson Co., TN (I read the entire county) Page 342:
Line 12 William Eubanks 011101 (b 1800-1810) Females 3110001 No slaves

Line 14 Nathaniel Eubanks 00012001 (50-60 b1780-1790) Females 000011 (30-40, young wife or old dau) 1 Free Colored Female 21-36; 1 Male slave 10-24 1 Female slave under 10.

The above two are likely prospects as brothers for Sally. I have a copy of a letter written by Wm. Ridings to his father in TN inquiring about Sally's inheritance. In that letter he refers to the Eubanks boys Wm. & N. He also inquires of his father who still lives in Humphreys Co., TN if he knows whether or not the slaves have been sold.

By 1840 in Carroll Co., TN William and Robert are both gone. There is a Warner Eubanks there as is Absalom Ridings, William's brother.
1840 Carroll Co., TN, Eubanks Warner Males 110001 (b 1800-1810) Females 110001 No Slaves

Carroll Co., TN Chancery Records Index:
1850 EUBANKS Nathaniel etals STILL George W. -
1870 HARRIS W. H. EUBANKS Robert Boswell, John estate
Carroll Co., TN Estate Records

The only families I can find in the 1850 census that could be the families found earlier in TN are these:
1850 Precinct 6 Lamar Co., TX
Eubank William 50 farmer NC
Jane L. 50 TN
Terrance 18 farmer TN
Madolina 15 TN
Nancy A. 13 TN
Wency/Weney female 11 TN
Nathaniel 7 TN
This puts them in TN from at least 1832-1843 if birth states are correct.

Eubank George (W or N) 26 grocer TN
George N. 5 TN
James W. 3 TN
Mary E. 2 TN
Carpenter Nancy 40 TN
Eubank Nathaniel 37 grocer TN
This family was in TN from 1813-1848 if birth states are correct.

1850 Precinct 1, Lamar Co., TX
Eubank James 35 NC
Elizabeth 33 TN
George 15 TN
James 11 TN
Sarah 8 TX
William B. 5 TX
Calvin C. 2 TX
This family was in TN from at least 1834-1839

If anyone has more information on any of these families, I'd appreciate receiving it. I'd like to be able to either rule them out as Sally's family, or know they're worth pursuing farther.

LouAnn Cameron in NC