Rev George Washington Eaton

FatherJoseph Eaton (1765-1825)
MotherBathsheba Sackett (1766-1838)
Marriage1830, Schenectady, Albany County, New York StateGEliza H Boardman1
(Src: Eaton Genealogy)
Rev George Washington Eaton, son of Joseph Eaton and Bathsheba Sackett, was born in Henderson, Huntingdon County, PennsylvaniaG, on 3 July 1804.1,2 He died aged 68 in Hamilton, Madison County, New York StateG, on 3 August 1872.1,2 He married in Schenectady, Albany County, New York StateG, on 15 September 1830, Eliza H Boardman, daughter of George Boardman.1 Eliza was born on 2 April 1807.1 She died aged 90 in Liberty, Clay County, MissouriG, on 18 January 1898.1
     George Eaton graduated at Union College, Schenectady, New York; became a professor of ancient history and languages at Georgetown College, Kentucky, and also a leading Baptist clergyman. In 1833 he was professor and for many years president of Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. He was a genial man with a winning manner which made him very popular.1

Children of Rev George Washington Eaton and Eliza H Boardman

Eaton, George Washington, clergyman, b. in Henderson, Huntington co., Pa., 3 July, 1804; d. in Hamilton, Madison co., N.Y., 3 Aug., 1872. He was graduated from Union college in 1829, and from 1831 till 1833 was professor of ancient languages in Georgetown college, Kentucky, acting as president for six months. He was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in Hamilton literary and theological institution, Hamilton N.Y., and in 1837–'50 filled the chair of ecclesiastical and civil history there. After the incorporation of the institution as Madison university Dr. Eaton was its president from 1850 till 1861, and at the same time professor of systematic theology. He was also professor for some years of intellectual and moral philosophy. From 1861 till 1871 he was president of Hamilton theological seminary and professor of homiletics. He received the honorary degrees of D.D. and LL.D. Dr. Eaton was early ordained to the Baptist ministry, and was a striking original and eloquent preacher.
—His brother, Joseph Haywood, educator, b. in Berlin, Delaware co., Ohio, 10 Sept., 1812; d. in Murfreesborough, Tenn., 12 Jan., 1859, was graduated at Hamilton literary and theological institution in 1837. He was elected to a professorship in Union university, Murfreesborough, Tenn., in 1841, and in 1847 became its president, continuing in that relation till his death. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1843, and was a preacher of uncommon ability. He had received the honorary degree of LL.D.
—Joseph Haywood's son, Thomas Treadwell, clergyman, b. in Murfreesborough, Tenn., 16 Nov., 1845, was graduated at Washington college, Lexington, Va., in 1867, and has served as pastor of Baptist churches in Lebanon and Chattanooga, Tenn., Petersburg, Va., and Louisville, Ky. Besides having written several pamphlets, Mr. Eaton is the author of "My Angels" (1874); "Sermons to Children" (1887); "Marriage and Law" (1887).

 Notes & Citations

  1. Nellie Molyneux, History Genealogical and Biographical of the Eaton Families, C W Bardeen, Syracuse, NY (1911), digital image,
  2. Appletons' Cyclopedia of American Biography, D Appleton & Company, New York (1887), digital image,
Sackett lineGrandson of Thomas Sackett of Hopewell
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited31 Jan 2023

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