Laban Eye

Brief Life History of Laban

When Laban Eye was born on 14 September 1829, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States, his father, George Eye, was 24 and his mother, Christine Eleanor McGlothen Propst, was 22. He married Rachel Ann Harman on 12 June 1851, in Pendleton, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 15 August 1905, in Walton Township, Washington, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Walton Township, Washington, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laban Eye
1829–1905
Rachel Ann Harman
1835–1898
Marriage: 12 June 1851
James Washington Eye
1852–1923
Susan E Eye
1853–1942
Noah Wesley Eye
1857–1935
Simeon Eye
1865–1940
Sylvanus Vean Eye
1867–1934
John Ace Eye
1870–1939
Martha E. Eye
1876–1944
Edward Issac Eye
1880–1965

Sources (17)

  • Labon Eye, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laban Eye, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Laben A. Eye, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of at least three places called Eye (Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Herefordshire), or possibly a topographic name for someone who lived on low-lying land partly surrounded by water or marsh or an island, from Middle English eye (Old English ēg). Compare Nye , Rea , and Rye . This surname has now died out in Britain.

Norwegian: variant of Eie, from Eide .

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

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