Saturday, December 26, 2015


JAMES EUDALEY was born in Jefferson County, east Tenn., October 24, 1827, and is a son of David and Sarah (Baldwin) Eudaley, both of whom were natives of North Carolina and of English descent. David Eudaley was educated and married in his native State. Soon after his marriage he removed to east Tennessee, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred at the ripe old age of eighty-nine or ninety years. He was for several years a magistrate, and was a veteran in the war of 1812, having ranked as orderly sergeant, and served at Norfolk, Va. He and wife are life-long members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in which for many years he was a class leader, exhortor and superintendent of the Sunday-school. James Eudaley received a common school education in youth and also attended a high school for a time. He was employed on his father's farm until he attained his majority, after which he was employed as a salesman in a general store at Old Monroe, Overton Co., Tenn., for about two years. He then engaged in farming in the same county, which he continued until the breaking out of the late civil war, when, in conse-quence of his Union sentiments, he was obliged to leave Tennessee. He moved to Greenville, Muhlenburgh Co., where he was engaged at various pursuits for one year, He then removed to Daviess County, Ky., where he farmed for about three years. In the latter part of 1864 he removed to Ohio County, Ky., to his farm near Centretown, upon which he remained until the fall of 1884, when he sold out and bought the farm of 180 acres on Green River, near Ceralvo, known as the Baker Farm, upon which he now resides. In early life he commenced to learn the saddler's trade, but was compelled to abandon the same on account of failing health. About a year before the war he made a trip South, visiting Mobile and other Southern cities. In the early spring, just before the breaking out of the late war, he started for California, but abandoned the trip in consequence of the beginning of hostilities, remaining in Kansas and Missouri about six months. He was first married October 6, 1853, to Matilda J. Smith, a native of Overton County, Tenn. To this union were born one son and one daughter; David A. and Sarah A., both of whom are living and reside in Texas. Mrs. Matilda J. Eudaley departed this life February 27, 1858. She was a devoted member of the Christian Church. Mr. Eudaley next married, February 2, 1865, Elizabeth C. Render, a native of Ohio County. Eight children were the fruit of this union, seven of whom — six daughters and one son — are now living, viz.: Martha B., Orlena E., Robert E., Alice, Susan M., Launa and Adella L. Mrs. Eudaley is a member of the United Baptist Church; Mr. Eudaley belongs to no church, but is a zealous Christian worker, and holds to the doctrines of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a member of the K. of H., and was a member formerly of both the S. of T. and the P. of H. In politics he is identified with the national Greenback party.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Mr. Eudaley died 23 January 1905 in Centertown, Ohio County, KY and is buried in the West Providence Baptist Cemetery.

WILLIAM J. EVERLY, Ohio County, was born in what is now McLean County, Ky., May 15, 1827, and is the son of Simeon and Elizabeth (Everly) Everly, the former of whom was a native of Virginia and the latter of McLean County, Ky.; both were of German descent. Simeon Everly received his early education in his native State. When a young man, in about 1822, he removed to Muhlenburgh County, Ky., now McLean County. Here he was married, and soon after that event his father-in-law gave him sixty-five acres of wild land, which he subsequently improved, and to which he added from time to time, owning, at the time of his death, a well-improved farm of 165 acres. His death occurred Mav, 1855. He and wife were, in early life, members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. William J. Everly received such an education as could be obtained at the old schools of the time. He was employed on the home farm, remaining with his mother after the death of his father until he was thirty-three years of age. He then bought a part of the old homestead farm, upon which he resided for some twelve years. In January, 1872, he moved on to a farm of some 200 acres near Point Pleasant, Ohio County, which he had bought the year before. Here he has since been extensively engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was married March 25, 1860, to Nancy J. Bennett, also a native of McLean County, Ky. Five children — three sons and two daughters — have blessed their union, all of whom are living. Mr. Everly and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. In politics he is a Republican.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Mr. Everly died 7 December 1897 in Ohio County, KY and is buried in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

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