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* The Eaton Family of Virginia Home Page*

Updated October 3, 2009

I am researching the Eaton surname. The line of Eatons I am related to came over from County Fermanagh, Ireland, and after four years in Pennsylvania, settled in Giles, Co, Virginia.

The "new" family bible which was started in 1802, opens with, "David Eaton and family left Ireland out of the County Fermanagh, Kilskerry Parish on Monday the fourth of May, 1802. Landed in Philadelphia July 1, 1802. Made out to Sherman Valley, Cumberland Co., Penn. Left there in April 1806, for Walkers Creek, Giles Co., Virginia, all in good health, thanks to the Giver of All Mercies to us..."

I have much information to share concerning David's descendants, and would like to hear from those of you who may provide information on David's ancestors in Ireland and England. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Beatty) Eaton.

Feel free to email me at

Steven Eaton
, CO United States

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Family Photos

  • Eatons Chapel (245 KB)
    Eatons Chapel, designed and built by Charles Eaton, is located in Giles County, VA, near Walker's Creek. The church was built in 1898. The family came from County Fermanagh, Ireland, and settled at Walker's Creek.
  • Charles Lee Eaton (63 KB)
    Charles Lee Eaton, great-grandson of David Eaton, born August 09, 1867 in Giles, Co., died January 02, 1935.
  • David Eaton's home in Giles County, VA (282 KB)
    Home of David Eaton in Giles County, VA. Thanks to Pat Eaton for the picture.

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