Rebecca Dyches

Rebecca Dyches was born April 11, 1815 in St. Tammany Parish, LA. She was the daughter of Josiah Dyches and Lucinda (?). She married James Clark Eaves about 1835 probably in Louisiana. They came to Texas about 1844.

On December 25, 1856, James Clark Eaves allegedly shot and killed John Hays in Williamson County. William B. Mckauham was reported to be a witness. M. W. Northington made this record: “State of Texas

County of Williamson

On this 25th day of December, 1856 personally appeared Al­bert T. Smith before me the undersigned justice of the peace and makes oath in writing in due form of law that one certain James Clark Eaves did on this date in the town of Brooksville about 20 miles from Georgetown make an attack with force of arms and did with deadly weapon shoot down one certain John Hays with intent to kill and has probably died since from said wound inflicted upon the body of said John Hays by the said James Clark Eaves, which was done willfully and felo­niously with intent to kill the said John Hays, which is contrary to the law and against the dignity and peace of the State of Texas this December 25, AD 1856.

M. W. Northington, J.P.”

On March 22, 1858 Joseph Martin Fish , his brother-in-law Joseph Josiah Dyches and Thomas B. Huling were posted bond for James. he skipped bail the $1,800 bond was forfeited, according to Williamson County District Court Minute Book 2, page 62. On March 25, 1858 the three bondsmen filed and lost an appeal with the Supreme Court of Texas.

Children of Rebecca Dyches and James Clark Eaves

MARGARET EAVES b. Abt. 1837, Louisiana; m. JAMES W. ANDERSON, October 21, 1855, Williamson County, TX.
H. N. EAVES b. Abt. 1839, Louisiana; d. November 12, 1905, Comanche County, TX; m. MATILDA TOMPKINS, May 07, 1865.
MARVIN RANSON EAVES b. Abt. 1842, Louisiana.
JANE S. EAVES b. Abt. 1846, Texas; d. August 14, 1918, Witchita Falls, TX; m. WILLIAM DANIEL STEWART, Abt. 1863, Young County, TX; d. April 08, 1887, Stephens County, TX.
LYDIA C. EAVES b. Abt. 1846.
CHARLOTTE CHERBY EAVES b. November 1852, Texas; m. JOSEPH LORENZO ESSARY, Abt. 1874, Johnson County, TX; b. April 19, 1855.

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