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Surry Eaton
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Birth: 1790
South Carolina, USA
Death: 1855
Flint
Delaware County
Oklahoma, USA

Surry Eaton was a private in the War of 1812, in Nash's Regiment of So. Carolina Volunteers.Roll Box 64, Roll exct. 602, Info from Mr and Mrs. Frank Musgrove Eaton, their email of 3/27/03 eaton01@azalea.net
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living in Georgia, Cherokee Co., on Long Swamp Creek and Etowa River.
From Book "Those Who Cried" Page 34
1835 Cherokee Indian Census
Etowah River, Cherokee Co., Georgia
Surry Eaton-
Five quarterbloods and one white intermarriage. [Susannah Buffington Beck was an 1/8th blood Cherokee and so her children were 1/16th.] one farmer. Two readers of English. One weaver and two spinners.

From Whites Among the Cherokees Page 80
Surry Eaton was indicted and sentenced to the Penitentiary for living in Cherokee Territory without a permit in Gwinnet Co. Court in 1831
Source: Cherokee Letters, page 318 Georgia Archives.
This is continued on Pgs. 82 and 83
Court held Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., Sept 30, 1831
Do not know how long he was in jail but was out in 1835 when the census was taken and in 1837-38 migrated to Indian Territory now OK with his family.

Cherokee Tracer Vol 1 number 4 Fall 1991 Pg. 110
Abstract of payment made by Joel Crittenden on account of Transportation and Year's Subsistence of Cherokees under the treaty of 1835
1837 4th quarter Transportation
Surry Eaton with 13 in family #260.00
Surry Eaton and Susanna had 5 children at home at this time so the others must have been slaves.

1838 1st quarter Subsistence
Surry Eaton 13 in family $216.66 [from Cherokee Tracer Vol.2 #3 page 79, payment made by J. Van Horn.]

1838 2nd quarter Subsistence
Surry Eaton 13 in family $108.32 [from Cherokee Tracer Vol.4 #1 page 12, payment made by Jas. R. Stephenson.]

1838 4th quarter Subsistence
Surry Eaton 13 in family $108.32
From The Cherokee Tracer Vol.7 #2, page 38, Spring 1997
The person who made the payment is not listed.

Payment Records for the Forced Removel
Information is from Jerry L. Clark who is transcribeing them for Jim Hicks and he convayed this to me on 28 Nov 2000.
Payment Book A. Page 420
Surry Eaton of Etowah, Georgia. valuation $1580.50
spoilation 600.00 subtotal 2180.50
debt 132.35 to Daniel and Buffington
advance 1422.35
sent west 758.15
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total 2189.50
From Cherokee Footprints Vol. 2. Hearth and Home by Charles O. Walker, Jasper, Georgia. Page 70 & 71
Evalueation of his and Susannah's land in Georgia before the move to Indian Territory in 1838 [this action was taken about 1832]
No. 43 SURRY EATON
(Evidently his place was at the confluence of the Etowah River and Long Swamp Creek. His property listed bottomland, fenced on one side and the other side on the river. This was just north of GA highway 372 bridge at the Etowah River east of Ball Ground. (probably lot 199-3rd district-2 section,) Third District, second section in the gold lottery survery.)
1. One dwelling house 20x18, 1 1/2 stories high, a back shed 20x16 framed, plank floor below in the house and shed and of floor above in the house, a portico on one side of the house 10x12, plank floor below and ceiled above on wooden chimney all shingled, shed also ceiled. $175.00
2. A kitchen of hewd logs 16x14 puncheon floor, board roof nailed on, wooden chimney. $20.00
3. A meat house hewn of logs 16x14, board roof weighed on. $20.00
4. A stable of round logs 20x12, board roof nailed on. $10.00
5. A large smoke house round logs 17x16, board roof weighed on. $15.00
6. A corn crib of hewd logs 20x16, slab floor, covered with boards. $15.00
7. A crib adjoining of hewd logs 20x10, board roof, puncheon floor. $15.00
8. A stable round logs 12x12 $5.00
9. A well, 25 & 30 feet deep. $25.00
10. About 66 acres cleared land river bottom, fenced a common fence
one side and the river on the other. $462.00 11. About 34 or 5 peach trees but half bearing, the other small. $50.00
12. 12 or 13 apple trees large enough to bear but not haveing much yet. $6.50
13. A paled garden 60 feet square. $10.00
14. About 11 hundred boards at 50 cts per hundred. $5.50
[These were roofing boards cut with a froe.]
15. A wagon shelter $3.00
16. Dispossessed of 66 acres of land from the 10 last month which of course includes one year of cropping and we estimate the damage at
Valuation inclusion of what was done between signing and ratification and after the ratification of the Treaty. $250.00
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$1,072.00
17. A hewd log house 18x20, 1 1/2 stories high, plank floor rough laid,
two plank doors, good wooden chimney, covered with boards nailed on. $90.00
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$1,162.00

18. One smoke house of hews logs 16x14, board roof nailed on, wooded chimney. The last twobuildings after Treaty. $25.00
19. One hewd log house 20x18 plank floor in the partition between this and the first described one of the same dimensions in this. 1 1/2 stories high. A plank floor of dressed and nailed down, good wooden chimney. A good shingle roof, thin plank batten doors with butt hinges to each. $125.00
20. One paled garden about 60 feet square. $8.00
21. 350 rails in putting up for horse lot. $3.50
22. 2 acres chopped down and the brush piled up, since Treaty. $0.00
23. One field of about 16 acres mostly cleared between the signing and ratification of the Treaty, and including what was cleared before the signing and between that and the ratification. We may say all cleared before the last mentioned passed and said Eaton made the fence previous to the ratification and the clearing and fenceing
from the last information we did get is worth 7$ per acre $120.00
24. Dispossessed of 6 acres one year before the signing and ratification. $16.00
25. One house hewd logs 18x16, good puncheon floor.
wooden chimney, shed to it, board roof weighed on. $80.00
26. Clearing 5 acres above $42.00
27. A small corn crib. $3.00
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Surry Eaton lived in South Carolina and abandoned property there.
below is the following announcement in newspaper.
(COPIED FROM) THE KEOWEE COURIER 1849-1868, EDITED BY COLLEEN M. ELLIOT, PUBLISHED BY SOUTHERN HISTORICAL PRESS PAGE 108 ISSUE OF SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1867 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, PICKENS Co. IN EQUITY-BILL FOR PARTITION. RELIEF &C. EZEKIEL KELLEY ET ALLS VS. ELIZA RANKIN, ET ALS. THE COMPLAINANTS HAVING FILED THEIR BILL IN THIS CASE AND IT APPEARING TO MY SATISFACTION THAT THE HEIRS AT LAW OF SURRY EATON WHOSE NAMES, NUMBERS AND RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN, WILLIAM CURTIS, HEIRS AT LAW OF NAMAAN CURTIS WHOSE NAMES AND NUMBERS ARE UNKNOWN; JOSEPH DONALDSON, JOHN DONALDSON, JEFFRY YORK AND WIFE PEGGY YORK, _____ LANGSTON AND WIFE BETSEY LANGSTON; RICHARD TURNER AND WIFE SALLY TURNER; SURRY KELLY AND TARLTON KELLY; SARAH CALHOUN, WIDOW OF WARREN, HEIRS AT LAW OF SUSAN BEATTY, NAMES, NUMBER AND RESIDENCE UNKNOWN; DEFENDANTS IN THIS CASE, RESIDE WITHOUT THE LIMITS OF THIS STATE.
---------------------------------------------------------- Surnames: Eaton, Buffington, Donaldson, Alberty, Grant, etc.
Classification: Query
16 July 2002
Message Board URL:

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/gIT.2ACEB/921.1.1

Message Board Post:

Hi Erin: If you have ANY info on Surry Eaton (Donaldson) I would really appreciate it; Surry Eaton was my husband's G. G. G. grandfather. Here is what I believe is true about him: He was probably born around 1784- in Tenn. He was in the War of 1812 in Nash's Regiment in So. Carolina. (I have copy of record .) He married Susannah Buffington Beck, a widow with 7 children, in Ga. in 1824. Now, I believe that before he married her, he was probably married earlier and had a family, or at least a daughter. He must have been a widower, and apparently brought no children to his marriage to Susannah; this would mean that his daughter probably had married ---------- Donaldson. She probably named a son Surry Eaton Donaldson, after her father. There seems to be a Surry Eaton Donaldson Jr., and Surry Eaton Donaldson II. Now, this is all conjecture on my part, but it seems to be the most logical explanation for why anyone would name a child "Surry Eaton" Donaldson!
. Surry Eaton and Susanna had 4 children of their own, which is the Eaton branch of my husband. We think Surry Eaton died before 1835 and we know that Susannah and their children came to Indian Territory. If you have any kind of info, it would really be helpful and appreciated. Darlene Eaton... Thanks.(eaton01@azalea.net)
--------------------------------------- http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/i/c/James-R-Hicks-VA/BOOK-0001/0015-0011.html#CHILD29
above is the webpage of Susannah Buffington Beck Eaton and Surry Eaton. It lists their children. It takes you to another page where it talks about the descendants of the 4 children who they have listed.
--------------------------------------------------- Cherokee Payments: Bet. 1838 - 1845, Book A, pg 420, total $2180.50
From this website:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/i/c/James-R-Hicks-VA/BOOK-0001/0015-0011.html#CHILD29
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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Susannah Buffington Beck Eaton (1782 - 1860)
 
 Children:
  Sina Eaton Duncan (1825 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Joseph Beck Family Cemetery
Flint
Delaware County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Willora Glee Krapf
Record added: Jul 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73182604
 

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