Thomas Eachus  ‎(I3679)‎
Thomas Eachus

Gender: MaleMale

Birth: 17 October 1796 30 25 Unison, Virginia, America
Death: 11 October 1865 ‎(Age 68)‎
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 17 October 1796 30 25 Unison, Virginia, America

Occupation Miller & Farmer

Source: S372

Residence 1850 ‎(Age 53)‎ Loudoun, Virginia.

Source: S697

Death 11 October 1865 ‎(Age 68)‎
Reference Number U04064
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Parents Family  (F1380)
Daniel Eachus
1766 - 1834
Mary ‎(unknown)‎
1771 -
Joseph Eachus
1794 - 1857
Thomas Eachus
1796 - 1865
William Stephen Eachus
1798 - 1850
Sarah Eachus
1800 -
Alphred Cumpton Eachus
1803 -
Daniel Albert Eachus
1806 -

Immediate Family  (F1407)
Delilah ‎(unknown)‎
1802 - 1889
Mary Jane Eachus
1820 - 1859
Frances Ann Eachus
1822 - 1891
Joseph Gore Eachus
1825 - 1892
Craven W Eachus
1827 - 1832


Thomas died, reportedly of heart disease on 11 oct 1865. His property was
valued at $10,000 in 1850. Thomas's Exectuter was George L Seaton.

Thomas Eaches was a Farmer and a Miller. Although he lived and Farmed just off Quaker Lane, Less than a mile south ofUnison, apparently his mill was located on Cromwell's Run near the Fauquier/Loudoun county line. Thomas's property was located in the heart of what became known as "Mosby's Confederacy," the area primarily in Fauquier, Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, in which Col. John S Mosby, commander of the "Partisan Rangers" conducted most of his querrilla operations against Union troops during the civil war. The homes and farms of people residing in this area were subject to frequent depredations and seizures during the Civil War. Some official some not, by both Union and Confederate forces.
One surviver of the period recalled the experience as follows:-
None but a surviver of the Civil War can comprehend the life the people of Mosby's Confederacy lived. Most of them subsisted on the barest necessities. Setting the table was a hollow farce, and grace before a meal was but a bitter burlesque. There was no tea, coffee, sugar or milk, no preserves or pickles, no bread except the corn pone or hard tack.
Since Quakers were resented by many Confederates because of their refusal to fight against the Union, Mosby and his men often selected the well tended farms of industrious Quakers for marauding. The worst blow came when Union General Phil Sheridan ordered Brevet Major General Wesley Merritt to mobilize his troops through "Mosby's Confederacy" where they were to "consume and destroy all forage and subsistance, burn all barns and mills and their contents, and drive off all stock in the region. The order, which Sheridan demanded was to be executed "Literally" was carried out by Merritt and his men, in what came to be called the "Burning Raid", during the last week of Nov 1864. Unofficial estimates of the damage varied, but all agreed that the devastation wrought upon Loudouners - Including Thomas and Delilah Eaches was staggering.
Thomas died, reportedly of heart disease on 11 Oct 1865, sixmonths after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. His will, which was dated 10 Aug 1865, devised his farm property to Delilah untill her death, with the remainder to his daughter Frances A ‎(Eaches)‎ Seaton and to the children of his other daughter Mary Jaen ‎(Eaches)‎ Carter, who predeceased him. He also set aside $3,333.33 to be loaned out on a secure basis, the interest from which was to be used for the care of his son Joseph G Eaches, who was described in a later chancery suit as a "Lunatic".
In 1871, Congress established the Southern Claims Commossion for the purpose of considering claims by Southerners who remained loyal to the federal goverment for the duration of the war and who had sufferd official Union confiscation or destruction of property. Over 200 loudoun citizens applied for compensation, including Delilah Eaches ‎( both in her own right and in behalf of her late husband)‎ The Eaches total claim for property taken and destroyed was $1,843, of which Delilah was paid about half $957.30 in 1873.Delilah died interstate on 18th Nov 1889. Her son Joseph G Eaches, after her death went to live with his sister, Frances, untill her death in 1892. Joesph Eaches died on 10 May 1892.

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Family with Parents
Daniel Eachus ‎(I2978)‎
Birth 18 January 1766 51 35 Chester County, Pa
Death 1834 ‎(Age 67)‎ Loundoun, Virginia
6 years
Mary ‎(unknown)‎ ‎(I3678)‎
Birth 22 August 1771 Virginia, America
Joseph Eachus ‎(I3592)‎
Birth 18 July 1794 28 22 Loundoun, Virginia, U.S.A.
Death 19 December 1857 ‎(Age 63)‎
2 years
Thomas Eachus ‎(I3679)‎
Birth 17 October 1796 30 25 Unison, Virginia, America
Death 11 October 1865 ‎(Age 68)‎
2 years
William Stephen Eachus ‎(I3680)‎
Birth 16 October 1798 32 27 Loundoun, Virginia, America
Death after 1850 ‎(Age 51)‎
2 years
Sarah Eachus ‎(I3681)‎
Birth 5 December 1800 34 29 Virginia, America
3 years
Alphred Cumpton Eachus ‎(I3682)‎
Birth 26 July 1803 37 31 Virginia, America
3 years
Daniel Albert Eachus ‎(I3683)‎
Birth 5 March 1806 40 34 Virginia, America
Family with Delilah ‎(unknown)‎
Thomas Eachus ‎(I3679)‎
Birth 17 October 1796 30 25 Unison, Virginia, America
Death 11 October 1865 ‎(Age 68)‎
6 years
Delilah ‎(unknown)‎ ‎(I3684)‎
Birth 2 June 1802 Unison, Virginia, America
Death 1889 ‎(Age 86)‎
Mary Jane Eachus ‎(I3685)‎
Birth 3 May 1820 23 17
Death 13 February 1859 ‎(Age 38)‎
3 years
Frances Ann Eachus ‎(I3686)‎
Birth 28 November 1822 26 20
Death 12 March 1891 ‎(Age 68)‎
2 years
Joseph Gore Eachus ‎(I3687)‎
Birth 6 March 1825 28 22 Virginia, America
Death 10 April 1892 ‎(Age 67)‎
2 years
Craven W Eachus ‎(I3688)‎
Birth 23 April 1827 30 24
Death 25 August 1832 ‎(Age 5)‎ Age 5 years 4 months and 2 Days