James G. Eddins Biography

IMG_8019James G. Eddins, born June 26, 1840, died June 21, 1895, Mount Tabor United Methodist Cemetery, Oldham County, Kentucky

Biographical Sketches of Kentucky – Perrin, 1887

Oldham County, Kentucky

James G. Eddins, farmer and stock grower, of Oldham County, Kentucky, was born in Jefferson County, June 26, 1840. His father, Abram Eddins, was a native of Virginia, came to Kentucky in 1826, and settled in Jefferson County on a farm, fifteen miles from Louisville, where he resided fifteen years, and then moved to Oldham County, where he died in 1875. He married Mary A. Ashby, of Kentucky, who bore him four sons and five daughters, of whom our subject is the second. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mary Ashby was a native of Kentucky, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and died in 1879. His grandfather, Blakely Eddins, was a native of Virginia, came to Kentucky in 1826, and settled in Jefferson County, where he died. His maternal grandfather, Hawkins Ashby, was a native of Kentucky, and took an active part in the War of 1812. Our subject remained until his twenty-second year, on the farm with his father, when he engaged in farming for himself. He was married in 1880 to Ruth Wilhoyte, of Oldham County, daughter of Jesse and Jane (Stonestreet) Wilhoyte. She bore him one son, James Butler. Mr. Eddins resides in the Brownsboro Precinct, where he has a farm of 160 acres. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a Democrat.

Several members of the Stonestreet family are also buried in this cemetery.

IMG_8032Ruth W. Eddins, born March 22, 1849, died May 1, 1887, Mount Tabor United Methodist Cemetery, Oldham County, Kentucky

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