Thomas Newman Eubank
    Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Virginia


Thomas Newman Eubank
August 15, 1777,  Caroline County, Virginia
July 19, 1862, Amherst County, Virginia

Jane Shelton Ellis (1)
Amherst County, Virginia, 1810 - 1838

Ann E. Nelson (2)
Westmoreland  County, Virginia, 1842 -1859

by Iris Teta Eubank Wagner
3rd great-grandniece

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Amherst County, Virginia

In the discussion of my Eubank immigrant ancestors, Henry and/or William Eubank, born 1612 and 1615, respectively, in England,  I find it interesting that  Thomas Newman Eubank married his second wife in the Tidewater - Westmoreland County, Virginia. Thomas was sixty-five years of age when he made the uncomfortable, long trip back across Virginia to marry his second wife, Ann E. Nelson. - Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940. Thomas N Eubank/Ann E. Nelson, May 23, 1842, FHL Film Number: 34336, Ref. ID p22.                  

Thomas' first wife was Jane Shelton Ellis, born September 22, 1783, daughter of Major Josiah Ellis and his wife, Jane Shelton, of "Red Hill," (left, below) Amherst County, Virginia.  Jane was the mother of Thomas's several children.  Jane died on August 9, 1838.    On May 23, 1842, Thomas was married to his second wife, Ann E. Nelson, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  Westmoreland was one of several counties in the Northern Neck of Virginia, to which many Eastern Shore  residents moved in the mid-to-late 1600's, when  titles to their land became questionable.

Photo of "Red Hill" shared by William Eubank, Chattanooga,Tennessee.

Thomas was a three-year-old toddler in 1780, when his parents, John and Margaret Newman Eubank, moved from politically and religiously divided Caroline County, Virginia.

In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, Caroline County had become the most politically active and religiously divided of the  Virginia Tidewater counties. 

Eubank and Newman families had been allied with the Baylor family at their New Market (Bowling Green) and Spotsylvania estates for many years.  Margaret Newman's father, Thomas Newman, was Steward at New Market during the mid-years of the 1700's. 
William F. Boogher, "Gleanings of Virginia History," Newman Family of Virginia," pp237-282.

The Baylor family supported the traditional and State supported Anglican Church.  Col. John Baylor represented Caroline County in the House of Burgesses.  Col. Baylor died in 1772.  The Religious Petition (below) is signed by his family members: widow Mrs. Frances Baylor, daughters Frances and Courtney,  as well, by his sons, George and John Baylor.  Thomas N. Eubank's father, John Eubank, signed, and his uncle (or grandfather ?), George Eubank, signed next to John Baylor, Jr.  Signing this Petition was a vote to divide the lengthy Drysdale Parish, which stretched from the Spotsylvania border south, to include the upper part of King and Queen County.

Religious Petition, Caroline County, 1779 

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1731 Land Grant to William Cabell
William Cabell
was granted a large tract of land by the Virginia Governors' Council in 1731 (document below), land that would be developed in the coming years by the Cabell family, and their associates, into  Albemarle and Amherst Counties.

John and Margaret Eubank, and friends, John Ware and John Pendleton had moved to Amherst from Caroline; William Garland from  Hanover; and Charles Ellis moved from Henrico near the City of Richmond. Other  families in Caroline, who supported the Anglican, State supported church, were caught in the 18th century  upheaval of religious dissent in Caroline.   In the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War, citizens who  sought a safer, more secure environment in which to live and worship, moved to Albemarle County, from which Amherst was partitioned. 

 1731 Grant to William Cabell from the Council of Virginia : Albemarle and Amherst County

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After settlement in Amherst, Thomas Eubank's father, John Eubank, was a member of  the Patriots' Militia in Amherst County in 1781 (DAR National Number 560469 - John Eubank's Ancestor Number : A037377) . 

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Richard Eubank (bc1717), who moved from Caroline County to Goochland County about 1755 (last entry in the Order Books), then to Bedford County, and to the Peaks of Otter (map above) is, from the evidence I've seen, a brother to John Eubank, the Constable (d1778), and grandfather of Thomas Newman Eubank and his brother, Richard Newman Eubank.  From Bedford County, Richard, wife Mary, and son Achilles moved to Kentucky.

Thomas Newman Eubank and his brother, Richard Newman Eubank, and the Ellis and Ware families were prominent and leading citizens in Amherst County during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Resesrch, Original Narrative and Website © Iris Teta Eubank Wagner 2014-2018
Referenced Sources for the Eubank Narratives

 1. Nannie Claiborne Hudson, genealogical knowledge of Amherst families, George Mason Claiborne and Nannie Eubank Claiborne of Amherst County, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1980.

2. Amherst County Will Book 6 , Amherst County Deed Books  E,F,G,H,I, T

3. Caroline County Order Books, the transcribed abstracts of  John Frederick Dorman and Ruth and Sam Sparacio.

4T.E. Campbell, Colonial Caroline. 
5. Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, Marriages of Some Virginia Residents,  1607 - 1800

6. Warner L. Forsyth, Mosely, Mosely Families, Appendix to Book 1,  2000.

7. William F. Boogher, Gleanings of Virginia History, " Newman Family of Virginia," pp237-282.

8. Mai Eubank Boatwright (descendant of Elias M. Eubank and Elizabeth W. Thompson, who lived in Texas), and Curtis Humphris  (descendant of John Eubank and Catharine Rose of Amherst,  Virginia)  
9. Amherst County Court Records, Amherst County, Virginia

10. Family record of Sallie Eubank (Mrs. Tucker Eubank) of Amherst  County.

11. Bailey Fulton Davis, The Wills of Amherst County, 1761 - 1865.

12. Thomas H. Ellis,  A Memorandum of the Ellis Family, Richmond.   Virginia, August 14, 1849.

13. William Hopkins, Caroline County, Virginia, Court Records - Chancery Suits.

14. Alexander Brown's Early-Settlers List, Alexander Brown Papers, Special Collection Department, Swem Library, College of William
     and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

15. 1783 Tax List, Amherst County, Virginia, , William Ware, Commissioner

16.   1785 Tax List, Amherst County, Virginia,

17.   1789 Amherst County Land Tax Return of William Ware, Commissioner.

18. Amherst County Deed Books, E - I,  Amherst County, Virginia.

19. Bishop William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia., 1857.

20. 1800 Tax List for Lexington Parish, Amherst County, Virginia,  Peter P. Thornton, Commissioner.

21. U.S. Census records, 1790 - 1940, online by and

22. Margaret Jacqueline Moore, A History of Eubank-Ware, Hunter- Allen Families, Jackson, Mississippi, 1979

23.   The Diary of the Rev. Robert Rose, Essex County, Virginia.

24.  David J. Mays, Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803: A Biography, Vols. I and 2.

25.  Beverly Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 7  King William, Vol. 14  King and Queen.

26. Stratton Nottingham, Wills and Administrations of Accomack  County, Virginia 1663-1800.

27.  Marshall Wingfield A History of Caroline County, Virginia.

28.  Louis des Cognets, English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records.

29.  Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore.

30. The Library of Congress, American Memory Collection, Early Virginia Religious Petitions.

31. T.L.C. Genealogy, 1760 Reconstructed Census of Virginia.

32. Bailey Fulton Davis, Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761 - 1807, Albemarle Co., Virginia 1748 - 1763.

33. Clark County Historical Society, Clark County Chronicles, inchester 1924, Winchester Public Library, Dr. G. F. Doyle.

34.   Hardesty's Historical Encyclopedia.

35.   Lenora Higginbotham Sweeney, Marriage Bonds and Other  Records of Amherst County, Virginia, 1763 - 1800.

36. Caroline County, Virginia, Court Records, Probate and other Records from the Court Order and Minute Books, 1781 - 1799.

37. The Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Manuscript  Division, Baylor papers file #2257.

38. Daughters of the American Revolution, Roster of Revolutionary Ancestors, Vol II, Betti Boatwright McFaul, Margaret Jacqueline  Moore, No. 560469 .

39 Virginia Historical Magazine," The Will of John Baylor of New  Market,"  Vol. 24, p.367.

40. Letter from Ambrose Bullard Eubank, 1859, Melrose,  Nacogdoches County, Texas, to his sister Delilah in Amherst  County,Virginia.