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The Thomas Eaton Family

Of Tompkins County, NY
From about 1820-1900
Researched and donated to the Tompkins Co., NYGenWeb
Eileen Arndt,

Thomas Eaton, s./o Jacob & Jane/Jean (Robinson) Eaton, was born 17 Oct 1777 probably at Mt Sinai,Suff Co.NY.
He died 13 July 1859 at Ithaca,Tomp.Co.NY.  He md 1.Phebe Aldrich who was b. Dec. 26, 1780 and died April 1, 1822 at the age of 41 yrs., 3 mo's 5 days in Tomp.Co. md 2. Mrs. Sarah Tompkins (1788-1858). Thomas and Phebe are buried in Ithaca City Cemetery.

Their children;

  1. Apollos E. Eaton b.28 Feb 1803 NY d.29 Dec 1859 Dryden,NY.
        married Maria Tichenor (1805-1862) 12 Feb 1824  Varna. Apollos and Maria are buried in East Lawn Cemetery.
  2. Charry Ann Eaton b.10 Mar 1805 NY d.8 May 1844 Southport,Chemung Co.NY.
    married Josiah Bartholomew (1806-1875) 28 Nov 1829 Dryden, NY.
  3. Sarah "Sally" Jane Eaton, b. ca 1806 d. Aug. 10, 1840 Elmira, NY.  She married David Pollay and had a surviving son and daughter at the time of her death.
  4. Nelson Eaton "Long Is." NY d.23 Dec. 1842 Dryden.
      married Mary "Polly" Cuffman(1810-1840)  daughter of Jonathan & Lucinda (     ) Cuffman 6 Apr 1826 Dryden?NY.
      Nelson married 2nd Clarissa (---?---) ca 1842.
      Nelson and Polly are buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY.
  5. Eliza Eaton b. 24 Sep 1808 Walkill,Orange Co.? NY d.19 Mar 1843 Southport,Chemung Co.NY. Never married.
  6. MaryAnn Eaton b.1810 Orange Co.? NY d. ca 1872? Wapello Co. Iowa?
       married Josiah Backus(1791- ?) ca. 1837.
  7. Adeline Eaton b.5 Mar 1814 Walkill ? Orange Co. NY. d.5 June 1881 Ithaca,NY.
       married James M. Pollay(1810-1885) 2-17-1831. Both buried in Ithaca City Cemtery, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY.
  8. Harvey Eaton b.1817 Walkill? Orange Co.NY  d.31 July 1880 Ithaca,NY.
       married Rachael Ostrander (1815-1886) daughter of Abraham & Catherine (Boice)Ostrander.
       Harvey and Rachael are buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY
  9. Maria/Mariah Eaton b. July 10, 1819, married 1st Joseph H. Rowland, b. ca 1806 d. Aug. 19, 1849, two daughters: Eliza Rowland b. ca 1840 and Celistia Rowland b. ca 1846.  Married 2nd Mr. VanDusen about 1850 and had the following children by him; Dewitt VanDusen b. Nov. 1851, Harriet VanDusen b. ca. 1852, Floyd VanDusen b. Jan. 1855, Eugene VanDusen b. Jan. 1857 an Herbert VanDusen b. ca 1859.
  10. Chauncey Eaton b.1824 Tomp.Co.NY d.  ??
        married Polly J.Paine/Payne (1832- ??) about 1861 Tomp.Co.NY.
  11. Jacob Eaton b.3 Aug 1826 Tomp.Co.NY  d.23 Dec 1898 Vanettenville, Chemung Co.NY.
       married Emily (Rumsey? 1832- B4 1898).
  12. Angeline M. Eaton b.11 Oct 1829 Tomp.Co.NY. d.11 Mar 1906 Caroline Twn,Tomp.Co.NY.
         married .Charles Hildebrant (1816/1824?-1885).  Charles and Angeline are buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery,
        Town of Caroline, Tompkins County, NY.
Children of Apollos & Maria (Tichenor Eaton
  1. William(1826- ? in Louisiana)md.3xs 1.Amelia Mosher 2.Isabella H. Sidney 3.Mary Hixson.
         Had Fred(1856-1862)Cora(1858-1862) Eddie(1860-1862)Wm M.(1862-1931) Charles J.(c1866- ?) Perry
         M.(c1869- ?) Harry H.(c1883-?)
  2. Charles b.9-2-1827 d.5-8-1856 not married
  3. Lewis b.8-6-1829 d.10-5-1906  Dentist md.Leetta S. Norton ca.1861. Children:Lewis b.c1866 d.2-14-1904,
        Philander N.b.7-18-1867 d.2-14-1904,Leetta N.b.6-23-1877 d.10-16-1957.
  4. Emeline b.3-2-1831 d.2-9-1901 not md
  5. Adaline b.8-28-1834 d.5-16-1884 teacher not md
  6. Maria Louise b.1-20-1841 d.2-28-1902 not md

(These three youngest daughters of Apollos and Maria Eaton's are all buried at East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY.)

Children of Nelson & Polly (Cuffman Eaton

1.Alvah Eatonb.4-4-182?  d.2-18-1895 md1.Emily(Stevens?) md2.Amelia E. Briggs md.3.Ellen Chapman Proctor.
   His known children are Emily A.b.c1866, CoraBelle b.c1867 and Chas A.b.11-?-1870.

2. Henry b. 7-?-1829 d.10-9-1901 md.Cornelia A. Dunham 1858.
    Their children:Chas E.(1859-1932),Carroll  Carr(1862-1947) Berniece L.(1863- ?) Louella M.(1866-1949)Alice
    b.c1868 d.?

3. Francis "Frank" Eaton b.1830-1835      nothing else known

4. Mary Lucinda Eaton b.11-11-1837 d.5-7-1888 md.Waldo Newcomb(1821-1901)
              Harris (surname Eaton)(1852-1930), md Harriet Swartout;
              Alvah H.Newcomb(1864-1934)
              Emma L.(1866-1960), md Louis Graffonlieri
              Esther A.(1867- ?)md William Rice
              Wm P.(1869-`1891)
              Clark H.(1872-1947)
              Mary M.(1876-1961) md Robert Crozier
              Jane(1877-before 1888)

5. James W. Eaton b.1839-40   d.?    the tombstones on his parent's graves say "erected by James W. Eaton" .
    nothing else known.

Children of MaryAnn (Eaton) & Josiah Backus
Diana Ellen(1836-?)
Daniel (1839-?)
Martha A.(1842-1913)
Wm F.(1845-?)
Esther E.(1849-?)
John J.(1856-1913).

Adeline (Eaton) & James Pollay children;
James E.(1837-?)
Samuel B.(1839-?)
George C.(1845-?)
Chas H.(1849-1869)
Ella A.(1853-1914), md Horace Tichenor

Children of Harvey  & Rachael (Ostrander) Eaton
Catherine(1839-1917) md Marvin Pew
George H.(1846-1873)
Harriet N.(1841-1844)
Hester M.(1850- ?)md Theron Everts

Children of Chauncey & Polly (Payne) Eaton
MaryJane(1862-?)md George Cahill?
David Henry(1866-?)

Children of Jacob & Emily (Rumsey?) Eaton
Melvina F.(1862-?)md Eben G. Fay
George Frederick(or vv)(1863-?)
Kate L.(1866-?)md D. Denmark

Children of Angeline M. (Eaton) & Charles A.Hildebrant
Charlotte Elmira(1843- ?)md ____Leonard
Chas A.(1849-1885) md Clara O.Williams
Henry A.(1851-1919) md Alice Owen

Transcribed and donated  by Eileen Arndt,
Thank you Eileen for sharing your family records with the Tompkins Co., NYGenWeb Project.
Updated by Eileen Arndt November 18, 2008

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