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Deacon Jonathan Eaton

Deacon Jonathan Eaton

Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jun 1748 (aged 66)
Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 11492944 · View Source
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Jonathan EATON was the son of John EATON 1636-1694 and Alice UNKNOWN _-1694. He was born on 3 Sep 1681 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.

Paid taxes in 1702 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts when he was 21 years old.

Removed to Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut and bought some land there. This part is now in Putnam, Windham Co., Connecticut.

Jonathan EATON married Lidia (Lidea, aka Abiah) STARR on 30 Nov 1705
According to Barbour Collection, Vital Records of Connecticut, Town Woodstock,1686-1854: this record reads
"Jonathan Eaton Entered his Intention of Mariage with Lydiah Starr of dedham Nov. 30th: 1705."

They had 11 children:

Lydia EATON Chandler Goodale / Goodell 1707–1787

Keziah EATON Cleveland 1710–1742

Alice / Allice EATON Leavens 1712–1797

Susanna EATON Grou / Grow 1715–1786

Jerusha EATON Bucklin 1717–1776

Hannah EATON Johnson 1719–1757

Jonathan EATON Jr 1721–1775

John EATON 1724–1788

Penelope / Penellopy EATON 1727–

Comfort EATON 1729–

Marston Eaton 1731–1776

Jonathan and Lydia attended the church in Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut until a new church was established in Killingly in 1730. He was chosen as its first deacon of the new church.

The area in Killingly where they resided was sectioned off from Killingly is known as Putnam today. Putnam, originally known as Aspinock, was part of the Town of Killingly, was created from sections of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson in 1855. It was named in honor of Revolutinary War General Israel Putnam.

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  • Maintained by: Dorothy
  • Originally Created by: Judith
  • Added: 7 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11492944
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Deacon Jonathan Eaton (3 Sep 1681–25 Jun 1748), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11492944, citing West Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Dorothy (contributor 47601262) .