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Augustus Vastine Eaves
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Birth: May 19, 1840
Barnwell County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1897

son of Ellen Eaves.

DEATH OF MR A V EAVES
A Gallant Confederate Soldier and a Good Citizen No More


Bamberg, June 13 [1897] - The town was saddened today by the death of one of its time-honored citizens, Mr Augustine Vastine Eaves. Mr Eaves' death occurred after a month's illness, during which time he suffered intense pain. He is a native of Barnwell county, born near Denmark 57 years ago. He elisted in the service of the Confederate States at Summerville, June 1861, as corporal to Capt Isaac Bamberg of Company A, First Regiment South Carolina Volunteers. He served n the war gallantly until his right arm was shivered as he bore aloft the colors of his regiment at the second battle of Manassas. The loss of his right arm incapacitated him from further service and he was honorably discharged.

After returning home, he was elected clerk of court of Barnwell county and continued to serve until Radical rule. Then he was appointed agent for the South Carolina railroad at this place and has continued in its service until the day of his death, being a period of about 30 years.

Mr Eaves was married in 1869 to Miss Margaret Matheson of Marlboro, daughter of Donald Matheson, a native of Lockhalst [Lochcarron], Scotland, who immigrated to America when a boy of 16 years. He was a member of a very old and prominent family. The son of his oldest brother, Alexander Matheson, is at present baronet of Lochhalsh. Mr Eaves leaves his wife and six children to mourn him.

Mr Eaves always proved himself a fast friend to the church ad schools but not until about four years ago did he manifest such remarkable zeal in church work. It was then that a little Presbyterian church was organized and he became identified with it as its only elder. He immediately set to inform himself with the history and policy of the Presbyterian church ad read voluminously and continually until he was a well qualified officer of the church. He and his wife showed great zeal and liberality and were instrumental in erecting a neat edifice here at a cost of $2,500, of which amount they contributed more than half. This church should be known as the Eaves Memorial church. Mr Eaves was elected commissioner from Charleston presbytery to the general assembly in Dallas, Texas, in 1895.

His remains will be interred this morning in the cemetery from the Presbyterian church, the pastor, Rev E R Murchison officiating. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Matheson Eaves (1841 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Havelock Eaves (1870 - 1921)*
  Leila Eaves (1873 - 1876)*
  James Matheson Eaves (1875 - 1897)*
  Donald Matheson Eaves (1878 - 1931)*
  Margaret Christine Eaves Dowling (1882 - 1963)*
  Mary Ellen Eaves (1888 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Private,Company A,1st Regiment(Hagood's0,South Carolina Infantry.A.V. Eaves entered Confederate service in April 11,1862,and while carrying the Confederate Battle Flag was severely wounded at Second Manassas on August 30,1862. His right arm was amputated. He returned home and was commissioned clerk of court for Barnwell District in July 1862.He saved all the legal records from being burned by Sherman's army,by puting them in a wagon,which was then hidden in a swamp.
 
Burial:
Restland Cemetery
Bamberg
Bamberg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Anna
Originally Created by: Ann
Record added: Mar 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49076057
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Augustus Vastine Eaves
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