Eakins-1870 Census

In the 1870 census, I also found these following families that had the Eakins surname. I don't know if they were former slaves of the Eakins family or what. The families are somewhat sketchy, and I did try to connect them to the 1860 lists, but didn't have much luch. Here they are: Helen Keusch

Descendants of Nat Eakins

Generation No. 1

1. NAT1 EAKINS was born 1872 in KY. He married MATTIE SIMMONS, daughter of JOHN SIMMONS and ABALINE SIMMONS. She was born May 15, 1879 in KY, and died September 12, 1947 in Henderson Co., KY, bur at Springdale in Sebree.

Notes for NAT EAKINS:

In the 1920 Henderson Co., KY, census, Nat is listed as #177 and living in district 6. With Nat is his wife, Mattie--a mulatto--and their son, Locket--a mulatto, age 21

Children of NAT EAKINS and MATTIE SIMMONS are:

i. LOCKET2 EAKINS, b. 1899. ii. MARGARET EAKINS, b. November 13, 1909, KY; d. December 22, 1927, Henderson Co., KY, bur at McMullein Cem..

Descendants of Ned Eakins

Generation No. 1


Child of NED EAKINS is:

i. HENRY2 EAKINS, b. May 16, 1844, KY; d. June 06, 1934, Henderson Co., KY, bur at St. Johns Cem.; m. LEATHY (LETHIA); b. 1850, KY.


Henry Eakins and Leathy Eakins were in the household as a farm worker and servant for Joseph William Eakins (son of John Eakins and Sarah King Eakins).

In the 1920 Henderson Co census, Henry is listed as 75, b. in KY, and Lethia is listed as 60, b. in KY.

The death information comes from the Henderson Co. death records on the internet. Rosie Bounds is the informant. Who is Rosie?

Descendants of Mary

Generation No. 1

1. MARY1 was born 1848 in KY. She married MARTIN EAKINS. He was born 1849 in MO?.


The 1870 Henderson Co census shows that Martin and Mary and their 3 children were living by themselves. I am not for sure what the MO means in the 1870 census--is it Missouri or does it mean Mulatto?

Children of MARY and MARTIN EAKINS are:

i. LUCY2 EAKINS, b. 1865.

ii. NORA EAKINS, b. 1868.

iii. GEORGE W. EAKINS, b. 1870, KY.

Generation No. 2

2. GEORGE W.2 EAKINS (MARY1) was born 1870 in KY. He married MOLLIE. She was born 1872 in KY.


George was living on Schuette Rd in the 1920 census, #72 on the record. Along with George was Mollie and their 4 children.

Children of GEORGE EAKINS and MOLLIE are:

i. ROBERT M.3 EAKINS, b. 1903.

ii. DEWEY M. EAKINS, b. 1906.

iii. FEARN M. EAKINS, b. 1909.

iv. HELENE EAKINS, b. 1914.

Following is a report on a Hanly person--another branch of my Eakins was Handley, so I included these people:

Descendants of George Hanly

Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE1 HANLY was born 1844 in KY. He married TABITHA. She was born 1852 in KY.


In the 1870 Henderson Co., KY, census, George is listed as living with his wife, Tabitha, and their child, Piety. I don't know if Piety was born in VA or if her name was Piety V. Hanly.


i. PIETY2 HANLY, b. 1870.

Descendants of Martin Eakins

Generation No. 1

1. MARTIN1 EAKINS was born 1890 in KY. He married VIOLA. She was born 1892 in KY.


The 1920 Henderson Co., KY, census list Martin as Martin Akins and in the 7th district (#324 in the census record).

Children of MARTIN EAKINS and VIOLA are:

i. IDA V.2 EAKINS, b. 1917.

ii. ROSETTA EAKINS, b. 1918.

iii. MARTIN W. EAKINS, b. 1919.

Contributor: Gene Keusch, gkeusch@psci.net


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