Jesse Eaves

Male1759–about 1820

Brief Life History of Jesse

Jesse Eaves was born in 1759, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He married Eaves about 1779, in Granville, North Carolina, United States. He died about 1820, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62.

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Jesse Eaves
Marriage: about 1779

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  • Marriage
    about 1779Granville, North Carolina, United States
  • World Events (6)


    Age 17

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 17

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1792 · Capital City Moved

    Age 33

    New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

    Name Meaning


    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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