When Joel Elisha Eaves was born on 27 September 1882, in Louisville, Winston, Mississippi, United States, his father, Joel William Eaves, was 30 and his mother, Emma Adeline Haggard, was 28. He married Minnie Carr on 12 February 1903, in Winston, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Beat 2, Winston, Mississippi, United States for about 40 years. He died on 26 July 1964, in Noxubee, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ellison Ridge Cemetery, Ellison Ridge, Winston, Mississippi, United States.
topographic name or habitational name from Middle English atte evese (Old English efes ‘edge’), for someone who lived ‘at the edge’ (i.e. at the border or edge of a wood or hill) or at a place so named, particularly Eaves, in Chorley (Lancashire). Compare Reeves .
variant of Eve , with post-medieval excrescent -s.
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