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William Franklin Eads, Sr.
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1824
Death: Feb. 13, 1928

William Franklin Eads Sr.
Son of polly massey and john eads,husband to amanda america clementine mcdaniel,they had eleven children: Roxanne Vannoy,Eli Wyatt Eads, Andrew Huston Eads, William Franklin Eads Jr, Nancy Jane Johnson, Mary Belle Campbell, Clemmon Eads, Jonny Eads, Lucy Eads, Minnie Eads, and Martha Eads.
William Franklin Eads Sr. is listed in "The History of Southeast Missouri" published in Chicago by the goodspeed publishing co. in 1888:
"W.F.Eads was born in Wilkes county (NC), and is the son of John and Polly (Massey) Eads. The elder Eads (John) was also born in wilkes county, where he lived and died. He learned the trade of a carpenter,and was considered a fine workman, but he never especially followed the trade, turning his attention to farming, as he owned a splendid farm in his native county. The mother was also born in North Carolina, and there spent her intire life. The father was forty-six years of age when he died from the effects of a cancer. The mother died about one year ago (about 1887), at the advanced age of eight-seven. There were eight children in the family, three of whom are now living: John, Nancy, and William F.; those dead are Alvin, Pinckney, Milly, Alfred, Granberry and James. Mr. Eads (W.F.) was married in North Carolina, in 1859 to Annie McDanel, and had elevin children, six of them now living. Mr. Eads served in the late war (civil) as a private under Robert E. Lee, thirty-fourth North Carolina Regiment (Confederate); was in the service twelve months. participating in the entire fight known as the Virginia Wilderness and this regiment is credited with opening the firing, lasting for eleven days.
He was captured at Hanover Junction, with 900 other comrades, was taken to point lookout, and confined in prison nearly a year, suffering greatly during his term of imprisonment. He was afterward parloed. Mr Eads has devoted his life to farming, and owns 125 acres, 80 of which are under cultivation. He and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptish Church."

National Archives has military service records for William F. Eads, a.k.a. Franklin Eads, Franklin W. Eads, or Franklin Eads There are four company rolls that show he enlisted as a private in company A, 34th regiment North Carolina infantry on Sept, 1,1863 at camp vance by Capt. Mclean for a period of three years. The one dated March & April 1864 shows him present as a recruit.May & June 1864 shows him absent and missing in aciton. July & August 1864 shows him absent in arrest. Sept. & October shows him absent with leave since May 23,1864,Which is when he was captured by Union Troops. A roll of prisner of war card shows him paroled at point lookout MD., and transferred to Aiken's landing, March 14, 1865 for exchange. Another card shows that he arrived at Port Royal, Va. on May 30,1864; that he was captured at Hanover Junction on May 23, 1864; and that he was exchanged March 15, 1865

Family links: 
  John Simpson Eades/Eads (1800 - 1846)
  Mary Polly Massey Eads/Eades (1802 - ____)
  Amanda America Clementine McDaniel Eads (1834 - 1917)*
  Roxana America Eads Vannoy (1856 - 1893)*
  Eli Wyatt Eads (1862 - 1942)*
  Andrew Huston Eads (1865 - 1927)*
  William Franklin Eads (1870 - 1914)*
  Nancy Jane Eads Johnson (1872 - 1894)*
  Mary Bell Eads Campbell Ward Montgomery (1878 - 1974)*
  William Franklin Eads (1824 - 1928)
  John Eads (1825 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Co G 34 NC Inf CSA Civil War
New Prospect Cemetery
Wayne County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: William Eads
Originally Created by: Robert G. Bennett
Record added: Feb 19, 2008
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