Son of John Eeds of 1790 Orangeburgh, SC, census. Mother German. Siblings: John H (ca 1800), James, Mariah, Eliza, Daniel E., Andrew Heatl(e)y. Born approximately 1818 in SC or GA. Married Oranda Townson/Townsend/other spellings approx 1/20/1837 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Can be found US Census in:
1830 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in home of "Jno Eds", he's unnamed, listed as free white male 10-14
1860 in Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Western Division, as Austine Eeds
1870 in Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Northport, as Davy A Ease (I have suggested an alternate name on ancestry.com as Davis Austin Eeds)
1880 in Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Northport, as Davis A Eeds
Guesstimate at children:
Would bet there is one child between marriage in 1837 and first child I can find, William
James 1848ish (lives next door in 1870)
Elisha 1852ish (some conjecture Davis Austin's brother's name was Daniel Elishah/Elijah)
There is a John A. 1864ish and Sarah C. 1867ish in the household in 1880. They weren't there in 1870, and, of course, there are two Sarah's in the house in 1880 - so don't know if John was a caboose 10 years later or he and Sarah were living with them from another Eeds branch.
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