Eason Family Crest EASON FAMILY GROUP SHEET
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Husband's Name:___________________Capt. John Thomas Eason_______________________________________
       When Born: ____________January, 12 1843__________Where: _________DeSoto Co., MS_____________
       When Died: _________May 20, 1918_______________Where: _________Fayetteville, AR______________
       When Buried: ____________ ______________________Where: _________ _________________________
       When Married: _______August 31, 1831____________Where: ________Wall Hill, Tate Co., MS________
    Other Wives: ________ ________________________________________________________________________
       His Father: _________William Thomas Eason__________His Mother's Maiden Name: ___Lucy Ann Harris___

Wife's Name:_________Elizabeth Bourdon Howze_____________________________________________________
       When Born: _________February 22, 1848___________Where: ________Chulahoma, Tate Co., MS________
       When Died: _______August 4, 1927________________Where: __________Fayetteville, AR______________
       When Buried: ____________ ______________________Where: __________________ __________________
    Other Husbands: _____________ ________________________________________________________________
       Her Father: _______Isham R. Howze____________Her Mother's Maiden Name: __Elizabeth James Wilson___
 Children
In order of birth
When Born
Day/Month/Year
Where Born                   State or
Town or Twp    County     Country
Spouse
1Adrian Bourdon17 May 1872Wall HillDeSotoMSJohn F. Gilliland
2Lucy Evelyn18 Dec 1875"MarshallMSUlyssees L. Smelsey
3Martha Elizabeth4 Jun 1878"MarshallMSW. Patrum Veazey
4Alcuin Pitt14 Mar 1881"MarshallMSRose Emma Rowe
5John Thomas22 Sep 1883"MarshallMSAlma Hamrick
6Herman Edward11 Sep 1887ColdwaterTateMSMartha Gilliland
Glady's Bassett
7Arthur Atkins19 Apr 1892ColdwaterTateMSVida Phillips
Ruby ?
Enid Clark
8William Thomas23 Jan 1874Wall HillDeSotoMSdied as child, 1874
John Thomas Eason served in the 17th Regiment of the Mississippi Volunteers, Company 1, from May 1861 to March 1865. He entered as a Private , was promoted to Sargent in April 1862 and up the ranks in many major battles to Appomatux. Throughout his later years he was affectionately known as "Captain Eason", an unconstituted fire-brand rebel.
Not long before his death, he met another veteran in the train station; upon learning that he fought for the "North" from Missouri ( a traitor of the worse kind), Captain Eason proceeded to whip the man on the spot.
He had been a merchant and planter in Coldwater, Tate County, MS, but decided to move to Fayetteville, Arkansas for health reasons and to educate his large family.
In Fayeteville he established the Eason Insurance Agency and he owned and operated the old Mountain Inn Hotel. At one time he served as Mayor of the City of Fayeteville.

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