The eight pages included here cover family members of interest to this website, namely John Dick Van Eaton (Henry's Grandfather) and his children, Harriette Ellen Bailey, John V. Van Eaton
, and Belle Simpson(Carol E. Beedle's mother).
...It has always seemed rather odd that a Dutch family should have settled in the western part of North Carolina prior to the revolution, but my curiosity has never led me to trace the Van Eaton family further back than John V. Van Eaton, of Farrington, David County.
Owner of a plantation, he
fought at Cowpens and Kings Mountain, but his
name will not be found on the roster of any military organization of the Revolution.Practically all the rosters of the North Carolina forces were made from pension claims, and John
spurned any pension."It was only my duty to fight for my country," he
Three truly remarkable children were born of this marriage, Harriet Ellen, John V.
and Elizabeth better known as Belle.