3. John (twin) ECKFORD
(17) was born in 1795 in Innerleithen,
Peebles, Scotland. He was christened on 25 Mar 1796 in Innerleithen, Peebles,
Scotland.(6) He died on 3 Sep 1833 in
Tipton Co, Tenn. John was a private in the War of 1812 in the 7th Regiment (Perkins
Battalion) of the Misssissippi Militia per www.oldhuntsville.com/p581.html
He was commissioned to survey and lay off lots for town of Covington, TN per
He made several land transactions in Tipton County (first on 28 Dec 1823 Deed
Book D-86) before his early death and is listed in the 1830 census with wife,
3 sons and 1 daughter.
His will is recorded in Tipton County, Will Book A, pg 27.
"I John Eckford being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and
publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that I
do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Eckford all my real and personal
property of what kind and nature soever. I give and bequeath to my said wife
Elizabeth whom I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament
so long as she remains a widow. And I do hereby order and decalre that my last
Will is that if my said wife Elizabeth should marry that all my real and personal
estate shall be divided between said Elizabeth my wife and her four children
to wit Francis M. Eckford, Martha B. Eckford, James H. Eckford and John F. Eckford
and I do further desire that said Elizabeth shall give to any of the within named
children any of the property when she sees fit. In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of May in the year of our Lord
"Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the above John Eckford to
be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who hereunto subscribe our
names as witnesses,
Jacob P. Davis John Eckford
Recorded September term 1833. Elizabeth with Joseph White and Marquis Calmes
(sheriff in 1833) posted bond of $2000.
Source: database eckford in worldconnect.rootsweb.com version 7/27/03
married to Elizabeth S. FISHER on 20 Nov 1816 in Madison Co, AL.
(18) Elizabeth S. FISHER was born on 20 Mar
1797 in Lancaster Co, PA.(19) She died
on 2 Mar 1887 in Mineola, Wood Co, TX.(20)
She was living with daughter Martha in Columbus, MS in 1850 and 1860 and grand-daughter
Matilda in Texas in 1880.
Source: database eckford in worldconnect.rootsweb.com version 7/27/03 John (twin)
ECKFORD and Elizabeth S. FISHER had the following children:
Francis M. ECKFORD.
Martha B. ECKFORD.
James Henry ECKFORD.
John Fisher ECKFORD M.D..