Samuel Henry Eddy

Brief Life History of Samuel Henry

When Samuel Henry Eddy was born on 18 June 1792, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, John Henry Eddy, was 28 and his mother, Jensey Jane Sprout, was 24. He married Elizabeth Delilah Evans on 18 March 1815, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Monroe, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1872, in Gap Mills, Monroe, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Gap Mills Cemetery, Gap Mills, Monroe, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Henry Eddy
1792–1872
Elizabeth Delilah Evans
1800–1875
Marriage: 18 March 1815
William Eddy
1815–
Delilah Eddy
1828–1854
Mary Ann Eddy
1836–1889
Mary Jane Eddy
1818–1889
Katherine Eddy
1820–1884
George Washington Eddy
1826–1900
Charles Lute Eddy
1829–1887
Lucinda Eddy
1832–

Sources (12)

  • Saml Eddy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Eddy, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Samuel Eddy, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

Cornish: from the personal name Edy (pronounced ‘eedy’), a variant of Udy , from the Middle English personal name Ude, Udy, Latinized as Udo and Odo. It may represent Old French Eude (ancient Germanic Eudo, of uncertain etymology), whose usual Latin form is Eudo. This agrees with later evidence that the original pronunciation of the initial vowel of Udy was /y:/ (as in French tu), though in the 16th century it was sometimes unrounded to /i:/, spelled -e(e)-. It was later altered to Eddy.

English: variant of Eady .

English: perhaps from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Edwy (Old English Ēadwīg, from ēad ‘prosperity, fortune’ + wīg ‘war’), which has not survived in that form as a surname.

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

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