An American Family History


Bartlett Eaves


Rutherford County, North Carolina was formed in 1779 from Tyron County.
Tyron was formed in 1768 from Mecklenburg.
Mecklenberg was formed in 1763 from Anson.
Anson was formed in 1750 from Bladen.
Bladen was formed in 1734 from New Hanover.
In 1791 parts of Rutherford and Burke were combined to form Buncombe.
In 1841 parts of Rutherford and Lincolnwere combined to form Cleveland.
In 1842 additional parts of Rutherford and Burke were combined to form McDowell.
In 1855 parts of Rutherford and Henderson were combined to form Polk.


North Carolina was one of the thirteen original Colonies. It was first settled by small farmers and grew quickly in the mid 18th century.

A tithable was a person for whom a head tax was to be paid. The definition varies over time and place, but generally included members of the potentially productive labor force.
A poll tax is a tax levied on every poll. The definition of a poll also varied, but was generally a man of legal age.

Bartlett Eaves was born about 1765 in Brunswick County, Virginia. His parents were Graves Eaves and Martha Yancy.

On September 11, 1784 in the Morgan District Superior Court show that

Whereas Bartlet Eves principal, Graves Eves, Samuel Hunter, Matthew Patterson, & Timothy Riggs securities, on the 2nd Mon of Oct 1783 entered into recognisance for the sum of 500 pounds the principal, the securities 120£ .... Eves failing to appear (twice), ...

In October, 1785 in Rutherford County, Graves Eves proved his son Bartlet Eves was under the age of 21 so he would not have to pay the poll tax.

Bartlett married his neighbor, Charity Lewis, about 1785.

Bartlett and Charity's children were born in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Nancy Eaves (1786, married Cornelius Autrey),
Graves Perry Eaves (1788, married Margaret),
Abel Lewis Eaves (1790, married Sarah Agnes Flood),
Bartlett Yancy Eaves (1792, married Nancy Elizabeth Thompson),
Howard Harvey Eaves (1794),
Burrell Eaves (1796, married Sarah Ann),
Jesse Berryman Eaves (1798, married. Lydia M. Nettles), and
Charity Eaves (1800, married Ezekiel Pruitt).

They were members of the Sandy Run Baptist Church.

In 1790 Bartlet Eaves appeared in Rutherford County in the 7th Company. The household consisted of 2 males over 16, 2 females and 2 males under 16.

In November 1792 Bartelette Eaves bought 10 acres in Rutherford County. The land was on Robertson's Creek (of Second Broad River) and was next to Thomas Robertson's original grant of 430 acres,
Abel Lewis' spring branch,
Bartlette Eaves' house and the
new Lincoln Road,
boding the north corner of the Thomas Robertson's original tract said then to be in Mecklenburg County. He paid was 250£. The deed was recorded on January 28, 1795. It was witnessed by Thomas Hawkins and Abel Lewis.

On August 8, 1795 James Arrowood bought

certain pieces of land lying ... on the Shole branch of Puzzel Creek originally patented by Jacob Davis ... to a stake in Eavis' line ... being one hundred acres more or less ...

from Thomas Davis, for 60£. The deed was witnessed by Abel Lewis and Bartlett Eavis.

In 1797 he sold James English the 10 acres he purchased in 1792 for 100£. The deed was witnessed by Abel Lewis and William Liversill.

In 1799, he bought a 50 acres on the northeast side of Robinson's Creek from Zachariah Sullins for 75£.It was the lower part of 200 acres granted to Abel Lewis by the Rutherford County Sheriff. This deed was witnessed by A. L. Lewis, and F. Morrow.

In 1800 the household was still in in the Rutherford County. The household consisted of

1 man between 26 and 45 -Bartlett age 35
1 woman between 26 and 45 - Charity
1 girl between 16 and 25 - Nancy age 16
1 boy betwen 10 and 15 - Graves age 14
4 boys under 9 - Abel Lewis age 9, Bartlett age 7, Howard age 5 and
Burrell age 3
1 girl under 9 - Charity age 1

Graves and Bartlett were dismissed from the Sandy Run Church in November, 1804.

In 1808 he sold 38 acres on Webb's Creek to Amos Wall for 10£. The deed was witnessed by John Wall and John Carter.

In 1809 he bought land in Jasper County, Georgia from Thomas Robinson.

In 1830 the household was in Perry County, Alabama.

In 1833 he was bondsman when Barltet E. Autery and Nancy Buttler who married Marengo County, Alabama.

Brunswick County, Virginia was established in 1720 from Prince George County. In 1732 the county received more land from parts of Surry and Isle of Wight counties. Brunswick County extended to the Blue Ridge until 1745, when new counties were formed and the current western border established.




Rutherford Co Deed Book L
13 Nov 1792.
Recorded 28 Jan 1795.

Thomas Robertson [Robertson/Robinson] of Rutherford Co to Barteelotte Eves of same for 250£, 10 acres of both sides "Robenson Creek" of Second Broad River near a half mile from the mouth...including Barteelote Eaves house...crossing the new Lincoln road...including the mill shoals...being the north corner of a grant to Thomas Robeson (Robinson) 17 (16) Nov 1764.
Witnessed by Thomas Hawkins, Abel Lewis.


Deed Book 14,
15 Sep 1797.

Bartlette Eaves of Rutherford Co to James English of same, 100£,
10 acres on Robeson Creek of Second Broad River near a half mile from the mouth. join Abel Lewis spring branch, Bartlette Eaves house, crossing the Lincoln road near twenty poles toward Rutherford Courthouse, including the mill and shoals, part of a grant to Robeson
17 Nov 1764.
Witnessed by Abell Lewis and William Leveritt. Rutherford Co


In 1786-87 the heirs of John Bradley (comprising his sons and son-in-law by his first wife: Thomas Bradley, Richard Bradley, and Elias Morgan), challenged the will of John Bradley. John Goodbread and his wife Mary Ledbetter (Bradley) Goodbread apparently counter sued.The suit “John Goodbread vs. heirs of John Bradley, decd.” was brought in the Morgan Judicial District Superior Court of Law & Equity.

Deposition of Susannah Eves, 20th August, 1787:

…deponent says she thinks said Bradley askd his wife mary why she did not come sooner, said Mary said she coud not git her creatin [critter? horse?] sooner. Then sd. Mary said to him the said Bradley old man youl die, have you made your will but cannot recollect what answer he made.


from The Sandy Run Settlement and Mooresboro by Virginia Greene DePriest
July 1976 "

The Sandy Run settlement may have begun as early as the 1750's. Some people came here from Virginia to escape the heavy tobacco tax, and they were not eager to have the crown find them. Their homesteads had often been occupied for years before the owners applied for a grant of land.

Because so many people lived on or near Sandy Run Creek it was logical for them to establish a place of worship. The Anabaptist Church or Society of Sandy Run was organized in 1772. In the beginning members met in homes. . .

Because there were so few churches, the Anabaptist Church on Sandy Run drew members from a wide area. Deeds for church members show these people living as far east as Kings Mountain, south down into present South Carolina, west as far as the North Pacolet and Green Rivers and north to the upper portions of Knob Creek of First Broad River.

A list of deeds showing where some of the people lived has also been compiled.



Name from family Grant Dates   Adjoining church military
Baker, William     1783 1779 1773 Second Broad River- on Cherokee branch and Webb's Creek   Sandy Run Baptist  
Baley (or Bailey), Samuel     1795 First Broad River Robert Weir    

Beam, David
Switzerland to South Carolina m. Rachel Cain 1809 First Broad River on Magness's Creek Troat    
Black, Jane and Jean     1778 and 1780 Second Broad River-Cathey's Creek      
Bridges, Benjamin     1783 First Broad River - Shoal Cree      
Bridges, John     17831787 First Broad River- South Fork of Shoal Creek Beaty    

Bridges, Moses
    177617901791 First Broad River, near mouth and near Yancy's Creek Steohan, Shittance and Alexander Davidson    

Bridges, Samuel
    1739 First Broad River- both sides of Shoal Creek      
Bridges, William     1787 and 1788 First Broad River-on south fork of Shoal Creek John Bridges    
Buchanan, William     1735 First Broad River - both sides      
Camp, Joseph     1787 Second Broad River- south side      

Collins, William
    1782 Second Broad River- Rocky branch Thomas Warren    

Conner, John
    1770 First Broad River - north side      
Crow, Abraham     1802 First Broad River- on Knob Creek      
Davidson, Alexander     1777 First Broad River- fork of First and Main Broad      

Eaves, Bartlett
      First Broad River - on Shoal Branch      
Eaves, Bartlett,     1806 Second Broad River-Webb's Creek Geshorn Lee    
Eaves, Graves     1784 and 1785 Second Broad River - east side on Puzzle Creek      
Elam, Jane     1814 First Broad River - east side at mouth of Knob Creek Green and Peeler    
Fouch, Jonathan


First Broad River- east side Pepes
Gregory, Absalom     1780 First Broad River- on the Long Branch      

Gregory, Joseph
First Broad River- east side at mouth of Sartin's Cabbin Branch Andrew Hislip    
Haines, John     1784 Second Broad River- Cathey's Creek      
Hamrick (Henrick?), James     1769
First Broad River - both sides of Shoal Creek and Nob Creek      
Hamrick (Henrick?), Samuel     1795
1803 and 1804
First Broad River - Big Shoal Creek and on Poplar Branch and at mouth of John Hamrrick's soring branch C. Stice andMatthew Turner    
Hamrick (Henrick?), William     1816 First Broad River - Shoal Creek      
Hawkins, Thomas     1795 Second Broad River      
Jolley, William     1799 First Broad River James M. Green and Cathrine Graham    
Kirkendall, Abraham     1775 Second Broad River - west side      
London, Mary (John)     1783 First Broad River- north, side near Maple Creek      
Long, John and Pat     1810 Second Broad River - Cathey's Creek -      
Magness, Furney Green     1790
First Broad River Rrout    
McEntire, John     1783
First Broad River - Grassy Branch John Hightower and William Pitman    
McKinney, John     1783 First Broad River- Grassy Branch andCrain's Branch Levi Winn andWidow Burns    
McKinney, William     1783 First Broad River- Grassy Branch      
Melton, Daniel and Jesse       Second Broad Riveron Puzzle Creek Graves Eaves    
Mode, James     1778
First Broad River Alexander McEntire, Jonathan Gregory andJames Moore    

Osburn, Jeremiah
    1790 First Broad River - both sides and mouth of the flat rock branch      
Scoggins, Joseph     1819 Second Broad River - Puzzle Creek      
Smith, Jane and Jean   (Thomas and John) 1768 1778 & 1787 First Broad River      
Sullins (or Sulins), Jane   (John ) 1783 Second Broad River - on Hogan's Branch      

Taber, James
      First Broad River - both sides and mouth of the flat rock branch      
Thompson, Gideon     1788 First Broad River - both sides Wilkins Creek      
Vinzant (or Vinsant), Catharine     1787
First Broad River on north side below shoals andmouth of John Sartin's branch      
Watkins, Sarah     1812 Second Broad River      
Webb, John
    1775 Second Broad River- west side      

Wellmon, William
    1795 First Broad River- Magness's Creek, the east side      
Whitesides, John     1778 First Broad River - adjoining John Smith      
Whitesides, Samuel     1777 First Broad River - north fork      
Whitesides, Thomas     1777 1787 First Broad River - north fork and below shoals      
Wilson, Jonathan     1778 and 1783 First Broad River -Williams Creek      




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