Thursday, December 20, 2012

Eborn and Park

Friday, December 7, 2012
Mark and Gail Eborn are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Dillon Jex Eborn to Katherine Park, daughter of David and Sharla Park of Lehi, Utah. Their marriage will be solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on Dec. 19, 2012. A reception will be held in their honor Dec. 17 in Lehi.
Dillon and Katie met at Utah State University in Logan and plan to continue their studies in management information systems and theatre arts.

We attended the sealing ceremony at the Logan Temple Wednesday morning.    It was good to see Mark and Gail and some of their kids.  Allysa and her husband Ben, were there as well as Ben and Lance.  They report that their families are doing well.  The rest of the family is a bit scattered out these days and were not able to make the trip with their families at this time of the year. 

We hope Dillon and his new bride will be very happy and enjoy the rest of eternity together.

by Bart

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Greatest Gift by Far

During this Christmas season, I hope each us takes the time to ponder the Greatest Gift.  This one is not just for the top two percent, but is given unconditionally to all who will accept Him and follow Him. Just click on the link below and begin to count your blessings.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Duck Hunting Memories

There have been other posts on this blog about hunting, mostly about deer hunting.  This past weekend Jason went bird hunting here in Cache Valley out near Paradise with some of his friends.
He put a little post on his blog about the experience and as I read it I started to reminisce.  I never considered myself to be a great hunter, much less a great bird hunter, but as I reflect back over my life I couldn't help but think of some of my experiences hunting various kinds of birds.  Actually, no one in our family owned a shotgun until I was in high school.  I had always wanted a gun of my own, but money was tight and so I ended up borrowing a rifle for the deer hunt  from one of our Lanark neighbors.  Ellis had purchased a gun (a Marlin 30-30 lever action) earlier with a part of his summer wages working in the hay fields in the Bear Lake Bottoms.  I was envious, but not very demanding and so I was often left out of the hunt, or at best had to use a borrowed gun. When Ellis went away to college I saved what little money I earned  until I had enough to buy a gun of my own.  I chose to own a shotgun as my first gun.  It couldn't be one of the fancy models, because my savings were meager.  I saw a JC Higgins 12 gauge shotgun in  the Sears Catalog.  It was on sale and when I checked my small reserve of cash I found I had enough to by he gun.  Ellis was home for the weekend and so I asked him to go down to the Sears store in Logan when he went back to Utah State the next week and buy the gun for me.  He would bring it home to me when he came next time.  I could hardly wait.  Below is a picture of a new JC Higgins  like the one of which I was the proud owner.  It was a pump action 12 gauge, nothing fancy, but it worked I was one happy hunter.  I remember coming home from school on the bus that fall and before chores or anything else I'd take my gun and a few shells to one of the ponds in the area and see if I could find a duck to shoot at.  More often than not I did.  My shooting improved and I learned not only to shoot  but to clean the ducks and dress them out after I had shot them.  There were usually not many and I remember Mom using a few of them for soup and even  fried some for me  and any other takers on occasion.  I don't think duck ever became anyones favorite food.  It's probably a good thing, because my success hunting ducks was rather spotty at best.
I still have my trusty JC Higgins, but haven't been hunting with it for years; how sad is that?
I remember, when we were young and growing up on the farm, that in the fall of the year after the barley had been harvested huge flocks of southward migrating ducks would settle in the evenings on the stubble fields where they would glean the residue from the harvested crop.  There must have been quite bit left behind because it  seemed to attract the migrating ducks by the thousands.  I remember trying to sneak up on them while they were feeding and get in some real shooting.  Unfortunately, most often the ducks sensed me coming and the whole field seemed to thunder into the sky as they escaped this poor inept hunter, who usually fired futiley into the air.  It was fun, nonetheless.
Another vivid memory about duck hunting came years later after I was married and had children.  We had moved back to the Bear Lake Valley and were living in Liberty in the old Lyme Hymas house.  I remember coming home from school one Autumn afternoon and noticed large numbers of ducks flying in the air above the canal which was located on the hillside above our home.  This happened for several days so I decided to check it out.  It so happened that Lane Hymas, a neighbor farmer, had been driving a truckload of grain across the wooden bridge crossing the canal just upstream from where we lived.  The heavy load  broke the timpers in the bridge and the truck tipped sideways into the small canal spilling most of the grain it was carrying.  Nobody was hurt and they were soon able to get the truck out of the canal, but not so with the spilled wheat.  Needless to say, the ducks found the spilled grain in short order and seemed to spread the word.  Hundreds of ducks could be seen alighting in the canal each evening.  I determined to take advantage of this unusual situation and after putting on my hipboots went up stream where I entered the canal and waded careful and as quietly as possible toward where I knew the ducks were congregating.  The canal was only about five or six feet wide and the water had been mostly turned out of the ditch for the winter.  There was still about six inches of water in most places and it was not running very fast at all.  I finally could hear the ducks quaking loudly in the canal as they fed on the spilled grain.  Quietly, I approached.  The ducks were busy feeding and didn't detect me as I approached  with my trusty JC Higgins 12 gauge .   Suddenly, I rounded a protruding willow bush and there were ducks by the hundreds almost lined up waiting for me to shoot them.  Talk about "getting your ducks in a row."  Well, that is once I did.  I stopped and quietly aimed at the mass of duck feathers congregated in the canal.  I pulled the trigger,  The entire canal seamed to explode before me as the frightened ducks tried to elude the next two shots.  I pumped once and then twice, each time pulling the trigger to get of another shot.  I was not aiming at any particular bird and I didn't need to.  This was once when flock shooting turned out to be the best way to go.  By law shotguns in Idaho had to be limited to just three shots.  I didn't like that idea, but after counting the birds left in the ditch or nearby after my assault, I think it was probably for the best, if I had had six shell in the gun, I might have killed fifty birds.  As it was, I got about twenty with just three shots.  I had to go back to the house and get the car a little closer to my kill before hauling them home.  I broke the law, dang, but what was I to do.  I only pulled the trigger three times.  Oh, well, it was just that once.  Since that time I probably have not shot more ducks in the rest of my life than I did that early autumn evening with just three shots.

The ducks were busily feeding and didn't detect me as I appoached with my trusty JC Higgins.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Today, I have been reflecting on some important events of a hundred years ago.  The ones that have most affected my life in the eternal scheme of things were the birth of my mother, Edna Hymas, exactly 100 years ago today in Liberty, Idaho to Benjamin Pitman Hymas and Elizabeth Price Hymas and the birth of my Father, Darrell Eborn, to Arthur Phipp Eborn and Nina Louise Passey Eborn about three miles south of Liberty, Idaho in Lanark on October 6, 1912.  I cannot help but believe that in the preexistant realms they had discussed and chose to undertake these very events.  I am grateful for them and all they have done, whether in the preexistence, mortality, or is their present state to provide opportunities for each of us to come to this earth, to learn and have experience, to develop faith and attributes of character.  I, for one will be for ever grateful for their love, nurture, and  example.  I shudder to think of where I might have been without them.

Lately, it seems I may have been a little preoccupied with the events taking place in our country and around the world.  We live in perilous times, but we are hardly the first to do so, and we will not be the last.  I thought someone might be interested in the events of 100 years ago, the year Dad and Mom were born into this world.  The times have changed alright, but in many ways they remain the same.  Each of us will have our appropriate share of challenges, just as those of past ages did. Such is the plan. They are not always easy, nor were they ever intended to be, but ultimately I am confident, that they will be worth the effort.  I pray tha each of us will face each day with hope and courage, just as our parents did through the years.

1912 (MCMXII) a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) in the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Sunday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar.






April 15: The RMS Titanic sinks.









Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Rut is On at Reed's House

Reed sent me this short video taken from the activities in his back yard at Bear Lake West.
He used to go to bed and hear those noises, Now he just gets up and looks out the window. Well, maybe not.
Such is life.
What a great place to live-Bear Lake. It doesn't get much better than that in my opinion.   Some people dream of dieing and going to heaven.  Reed and Lorraine just wake up in the morning and they are already there.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Once an Aggie, Always an Aggie

Old Main, where I worked all the way through college, and took classes  which changed my life. I still feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when I look up at the "A" on Old Main, especially when it is lighted at night.
I have often reflected on people and places who have touched my life for good.  One of those places was Utah State University.  I often wonder what my life would have been like had the years I spent at USU never happened. My life's experiences would have certainly been much different.  Well do I remember that first year at USU.  After leaving little Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho I was in awe of the big college in Logan.  I remember walking into the main campus library and just standing there wondering what to do.  There were so many more books than I had ever seen before.  I was intimidated to a degree with the thoughts of even checking a book out.  That feeling was soon overcome, however and I dove into my studies with all the determination of an eager young freshman set on learning all that I could and making the best of my college experience.  That first year I roomed with my cousin, Kay Hymas, also from Bear Lake.  We lived in a little apartment on Second East which meant a good long walk up to the campus every morning, come rain or come shine.  Actually it wasn't the rain of the shine that bothered me most, but the cold of winter.  I had a part time job on the campus working as a custodian in Old Main.  That's what paid the rent and bought the groceries.  There was little money left over for anything else.  As students, we had passes to all the athletic events on campus.  That was pretty much our social life, but we loved it and never missed a game.  I was fortunate to attend USU during years when they had some very good teams and some excellent athletes.  It was fun to get caught up  in the excitement of game day and I can truly say the Aggie Spirit caught hold of me.  I made some good friends with fellow students and professors at USU and feel like the quality of education I received was very good, at least I got out of it what I was willing to put into it and eventually graduated with a teaching degree certified in German, History, and U.S. Government.  This led me to my first teaching job at Twin Falls High School in Idaho and a career in teaching which spread over forty years.
I could go on and on about the experiences of those college years. but suffice it to say I learned a lot, prepared for a rewarding career and I became an Aggie.  Since the day I left USU I have always checked the papers to see how the Aggies were doing.  Occasionally, we even made it to a basketball of football game and inside I was always rooting for may favorite team, the Aggies.  I know, this wasn't the biggest time college sports on the planet, but it meant a lot to me and still does.
On Friday night Jared, who is also a true Aggie, had some tickets to the Utah-USU football game at Romney Stadium.  We took Justin and Chalisa's boys, Ethan and Hayden, and went to the game.  USU has been in a rebuilding mode in their football program for the past few years.  While Utah has risen to national prominence, the Aggies had lost the last twelve games in a row.  The Utes were now members of the powerful PAC12 conference along with many national power athletic teams like USC, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, etc.  I think many didn't give the Aggies much of a chance in this game. Surprise, surprise,  The Aggies jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in the game.  It was, however, tied at the end of regulation and the Aggies were able to pull out a 27-20 win in overtime.
The fans went wild and rushed the field.  It reminded me of the good old days at USU.
Utah State University has played a big role on others in our family as well.  I need to thank Ellis for setting the precedent and going to college.  His example inspired me and later Reed and Mark also ended up with degrees from Utah State.  In my own family we have four children who also earned degrees at USU.  Alison and Justin are still working on their degrees, after a little delay, but will soon finish up with degrees from USU. Stephen started at USU, but ended up getting his degree in business administration from Stevens-Henegar College. We have all pretty much had to work our way through college.  It wasn't easy, but it was doable for the dedicated and we all proved to be up to the task.  In addition we have five daughters-in-law and a son-in-law with degrees from USU.  Our eldest granddaughter, Kinsey, is now a student at USU.  If fact she is staying in the very same dorm her mom stayed in  when she was in school here in Logan at USU.  The university continues to affect our lives through the people we know, our own education and the effect the university has on the community.  We are fortunate to be Aggies.

Ethan and Hayden at the USU Aggie Game 
The Game --- USU 27-Utah 20
Mayhem on the Field as the Aggies Win

Monday, September 3, 2012

Beautiful Daughter, Beautiful Blessing, Beautiful Day, Beautiful Life

Beautiful Daughter, Beautiful Blessing, Beautiful Day, Beautiful Life
On Sunday, September 1st, many of our family, Samantha's family, and friends and associates of Ryan and Samantha and their sweet family were privileged to gather at the River Heights First Ward Church to witness the blessing of Ryan and Sam's sweet little newborn daughter. She was given the name of Neveah Kensington Eborn. The name and the blessing bestowed on her were given by her father. It was an outstanding blessing, given by the priesthood of God with much power and dignity. This little angel is fortunate to come into the world where she will be loved and cared for, taught and nourished physically, emotionally and especially in things pertaining to the Spirit. It is a great challenge to be responsible for the upbringing of these pure and innocent little ones so recently living in the presence of God and now entrusted to our care in this world where trial, hardship, and testing are to be experienced in preparation for the ultimate blessings promised those who will be faithful and endure to the end. What an honor, what a privilege, what a responsibility. If the love and teaching they give their other children are any indication of what lies in store for Neveah, she is indeed blessed, as are all of us who will have the opportunity to know her and extend an helping hand when it is needed through out her life. She is our twenty fifth grand child, now including twelve boys and thirteen girls. We are all blessed beyond measure. Our gratitude to the Source of all our blessings is great.
Neveah is just five weeks old at the time of this photograph. Samantha says she never fusses, unless she is hungry or has a messy diaper. Knowing Sam and Ryan, that will translate to a pretty peaceful upbringing. She is so blessed as are the loving parents and the rest of the family.
A proud papa and rightly so.
Mother and Grandmother are likewise proud of little Neveah

Friday, August 24, 2012

Intersting Family History Possibilities

Sometimes I feel a little like a squirrel running through the forest looking for branches of the family tree. Occasionally I have run on to some really interesting things. I recently ran across this article about one of the dead relatives of the Eborn clan of North Carolina. I still haven't been able to put an exact connection to our Eborn clan except to know that they both originated in the southern part of England. The Virginia clan came first, about 250 plus years before our side of the family did. I have actually traced our clan back to the same area in England and to a person named William Eborn, I am not sure whether this is the same William who came to Virginia in the early to middle 1600s. It is interesting to note that Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America, was settled in 1607 and really never took off to be successful until about 1620 or a little later. A William Ebourne/Eborn was among the first settlers. One of his sons, Henry, later moved to North Carolina, just down the bay a few miles from where they had settled and worked on the eastern shore of Virginia. While studying this family, I ran onto an extensive genealogical research effort that has been done on the early settlers of old Virginia. It includes copious records and family group sheets and pedigree charts. It would take somebody much smarter than I am to determine our exact relationship to these people, but suffice it to say our name is among these records. There are still a few missing pieces, but I feel confident that we will eventually find the connecting link.
The Spirit of Elijah is alive and well.
The following story was one I found about a young man in the family record. I found it very interesting and hope someone else will be interested as well. There is much, much more by way of historical records and especially by way of genealogical data which should be of value an interest to some on our side of the family.

William Taylor White:
finding the boy in the iron casket
A rambling by Tom Knapp

The mystery of a cast-iron coffin found by utility workers in Washington, D.C., has led on a meandering path to Lancaster County, Pa. Forensic researchers at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History announced Thursday that the remains of the 15-year-old boy unearthed in 2005 belong to William Taylor White -- and his closest living relative is quite likely Linda Dwyer, a 64-year-old convenience store clerk from Lancaster. "It's you! It's you!" was the message Dwyer received from ecstatic researchers after confirming the connection through a DNA test. "I think it's awesome," Dwyer said. "The whole technology of finding me and putting it all together ... it's so cool." Dwyer is thought to be White's great-great-great-grandniece. White, an orphan from Accomack, Va., was a student in the preparatory school at Columbia College, now George Washington University, when he died, researchers said. He was buried in the college cemetery after his death from lobar pneumonia on Jan. 24, 1852; his remains were somehow left behind when the cemetery was later moved. Dwyer said she visited the Smithsonian a few weeks ago, although she wasn't able to see White's body. "They wouldn't let me see the remains," she said. "I did see the casket and his clothes. But they made it clear ahead of time I wasn't going to see him. He's pretty nasty. He's been autopsied." [Image]The revelation about her connection to White has led to a host of other news about Dwyer's family. White, researchers learned, was descended from Anthony West, one of the original Jamestown settlers. And, Dwyer added, "the Smithsonian found a whole bunch of cousins I didn't know I had." Deborah Hull-Walski, an anthropologist and genealogy researcher at the Smithsonian, said feelings ran high when White's first living descendant was found. "Linda was our fourth try. Every single person I talked to, it was the same reaction. They were all interested and wanted to know more," she said. Hull-Walski and a colleague visited Dwyer Aug. 1 and, sitting in a Denny's restaurant, took a DNA swab from Dwyer's mouth. The DNA was compared in State College to a sample taken from White's shin. "There was a great deal of elation (when the DNA match was confirmed)," Hull-Walski said. "We felt we had been entrusted with a responsibility to determine his identity," she said. "It was important to continue the effort. So when we did find out who he was, it was really a feeling both of elation and relief." The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children also got involved, using photographs of the mummified remains and a tomography scan of the skull to construct an approximation of White's face at the time of his death. "We have a photograph of Linda and a photograph of William, and you can see it. You can see a family resemblance," Hull-Walski said. The work isn't over, she added. Researchers are still looking for more living relatives, she said, and are also trying to get a better feel for White's place in history. "We feel like we have a good understanding of his family, who his father and mother were, his siblings and their children," Hull-Walski said. "But we'd like to know more. We get the feeling he was a very special child. He was well-liked by his fellow students and he was esteemed by his professors." The research, which involved a team of more than three dozen people, helped Hull-Walski create a family tree for White that included 788 people and filled a wall in her lab. "We're trying now to expand his story and place him in that time period," she added. "We want to know more about his life." David Hunt, a forensic anthropologist with the Smithsonian, was the first person called when the casket was found. He said he didn't have high hopes in 2005 that the boy's identity would ever be learned. "For somebody that was from a period this early, probably not. It was an unknown entity," he said. "It was a pretty cold case, and the tracks were going to be pretty hard to follow." The anthropology team first studied the casket itself and the location where it was found, he said. Only later did work begin on the body itself. Pieces of White's identity came together bit by bit, he said. For instance, the state of his teeth and the growth of his bones helped them pinpoint his age in his mid-teens. The elegant iron Fisk & Raymond casket, which was patented in 1848, helped to determine the time of his death, as did the style of the clothing -- a white burial suit including a pleated shirt, a vest with cloth-covered buttons, flared trousers, darned socks and ankle-length underdrawers -- he was wearing. Researchers said White's remains were well preserved because of the airtight seal on the casket. They also discovered White had congenital heart disease -- a ventricular septum defect, or hole in his heart, that could have contributed to his early death. He was just over 5 feet tall. The forensics team also studied census records, newspaper obituaries and other public documents in its efforts to trace White's identity, Hunt said. Various possibilities for the boy were considered and rejected as lines of investigation were ruled out. Dwyer said Thursday that, as White's closest living relative, "it's possible that the decision about his burial will end up in my lap." Hull-Walski said her team will certainly work with any surviving family members, as well as George Washington University, to make arrangements for the body's final disposition. "The boy was originally supposed to go to Oak Hill Cemetery, since that's where all of the other bodies went when they moved the cemetery in 1866," Hunt added. Hull-Walski said her team is still trying to figure out why White's remains were left behind when the cemetery was moved. "It's a possibility that something had happened to his headstone," she said, noting that two military hospitals sprawled over the site during the Civil War. "But I don't think we're ever going to know why."

From William Taylor White's obituary.

Thus is cut off, in the morning of his days, one in whom many hopes were centred—and who had the fairest prospects of happiness and usefulness in life."—Excerpt from White's obituary, published Feb. 8, 1852, in the Religious Herald newspaper (Richmond, Va.).

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Earliest Known Eborns in America??

William Ebourne

M, b. 1633, d. before 16 April 1675
He was shown in Accomack County records as Aborne, Abourn, Abourne, Abram, Abraham, Eborne & Ebourne. William was born in 1633. William Aborne gave a deposition in Acc Co on 22 May 1663 at which time he gave his age as 26 years, puttng his birth at circa 1637. William Ebourne gave a deposition in Acc Co on 17 Apr 1665 at which time he gave his age as 32 years, putting his birth at circa 1633..1,2 William was named as a headright on 27 November 1652 at Matchapungo, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. Ebourne, one of 20 persons on the list of headrights for Mr. John Browne, who was granted 1,000 acres in Northampton Co, near Matchepongo. (NOTE: This part of N'hamp Co became Accomack Co in 1663.).3 He married Rebecca Frame, daughter of Capt. John Frame and Ann (-----), circa 1663 at Accomack Co, VA. On 14 Mar 1664/5 in Accomack Court, John Die and his wife failed to appear in court to answer the complaint of William Ebourne. It was ordered that a special warrent be issued for their appearance at the next court. On 17 Apr 1665 John Die appeared and was suspected to be guilty of hog stealing, but as there was no positive proof, it was ordered that he post security for his good behavior and pay court costs. Deposition of William Ebourne aged about 32 years, 17 Apr 1665: Said that the hog's ear brought by his wife to Col. Edm. Scarburgh's house was the same ear that Ebourne found in Jno. Die's house. Signed William (X) Ebourne. Depostion of Mary Bell aged about 42 years, 17 Apr 1665: Duringa search for goods lost by William Ebourne and Bell, the hog's ear was found at John Die's house. Die's child said, "That is my father's mark." Signed Mary (M) Bell. The jury considered the ear of a hog found in John Die's house and could find "no matter of fact." Elizabeth, the wife of John Die, upon the complaint of William Ebourne and Mary Bell, was found guilty of several small thefts. It was ordered that she be brought in by the sheriff and receive 30 lashes upon her bare back. Deposition of Margaret Ebourne, age 25 years, 17 Apr 1665: Said that the edging(?) and the lace on the cap presented to the court was stolen from her by Elizabeth Die. Signed Marget (M) Ebourne. Deposition of Mary Bell aged 42 years, 17 Apr 1665: Said the green stockings, the lawn apron, the Holland handkerchief with buttons, the small piece of licin(?) and the three or four yards of ribbon presented to the court are the goods taken from her. Signed, Mary (M) Bell. The jury considered the goods belonging to Mary Bell and William Abram (sic) that were found in the possession of Elizabeth Die by Constable Thomas Leatherberry, who had been asked to search for items with these particular marks by Mary Bell and Margaret Abourne (sic). The jury found Elizabeth Die to be guilty. Since Elizabeth Die had taken several articles from William Ebourne, it was ordered that the sheriff deliver the goods to Ebourne with Die paying court costs. As Elizabeth Die had taken articles from Mary Bell, it was ordered that the sheriff deliver the goods to Bell with Die paying court costs.4 William was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1664. He was shown as Wm. Abram with 1 tithable..5 William was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1665. It was on this date Wm. Ebourne was on the Accomack County list of titables with 2 tithables..6 He married Margaret (-----) circa 1665. On 17 Apr 1665 both William Ebourne, age 32, and Margaret Ebourne, age 25, evidently his wife, testified in court about John Die & his wife Elizabeth Die stealing from them..1,7 He served on a jury on 16 February 1666 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as William Abourn and sworn in January for a jury of inquest. On 16 Mar 1665/6 he was on a another jury, shown as Wm. Abourn..8 He married Mary (-----) circa 1666 at Accomack Co, VA. The case of the Eborne children illustrates the trauma that some children must have endured. After young Sarah Eborne's mother died, her father William Eborne married Mary, who cared for Sarah and bore Eborne 3 more children. When William died, Sarah was placed in the custody of Joseph Nuton, who wanted the girl to serve him till she was 18 years old. However, Sarah's step-mother, after marrying Thomas Chapwell, successfully petitioned to get Sarah back. Three months later death dealt another blow: Mary Eborne Chapwell died, and while Sarah did not have to return to Nuton, all 4 children were sent to different homes..9 On 2 Oct 1666 when Richard Hill, George Truet, Fran. Benstone & Robt. Hutchinson appraised the estate of John Die, dec'd, William Abram was among those who owed debts to the estate.10 He served on a jury on 16 March 1669 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as William Abourne..11 On 17 May 1669 in Accomack Court it was ordered that Henry Selman at Wm. Abrams be summoned to the next court for not clearing the highways according to order. On 16 July 1669 according to the testimony of William Abourne, it appeared that Henry Selman agreed to pay Abourne 600 lbs tobacco for food and lodging; Sellman was to have a full share of the crop. Notwithstanding the agreement, Abourne took three or four thousand of the best plants for his wife and helped her tend them while neglecting the shared crop. Selman also suffered loss when Abourne neglected the crop while he and his man made cider. Ordered that Abourne be liable for the damanges; after then crop was finished, it was to be divided into three parts with Selman receiving one part. Abourne was to pay the cost of the suit.12 He served on a jury on 19 December 1671 at Accomack Co, VA.13 William sold land on 7 March 1672 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that at the direction of John Lorey, 200 acres of land on Hunting Creek was surveyed on 17 January for William Abraham. Signed John Wallop. On this same date William Abraham sold to Joseph Smith the land he had received from John Carey. Signed 7 Mar 1671/2 by William (X) Abraham and Mary (M) Abraham. (NOTE: Evidently Wm. Abraham was Wm. Eborne as Wm. Eborne & Mary sold half the tract where John Cary livied on Hunting Creek on 17 Jul 1672.).14 On 17 May 1672 at Accomck Court it was ordered that Robert Hewett be constable for the ensuing year instead of Wm. Eborne.15 William sold land on 17 July 1672 at Hunting Creek, Acc Co, VA. It was on this date William Abraham (sic), planter, sold to Joshua Smith, planter, half the tract where John Cary lived on Hunting Creek. Signed on 17 Jul 1672 by William (X) Eborne and Mary (M) Eborne. Witnesses were Wm. Anderson & Rodger Micell..16 He served on a jury on 17 July 1672 at Accomack Co, VA.17 On 8 Feb 1672/3 Wm. Eburne and Mary his wife gave a deposition that they heard Edmund Joine say that he would never have known about one of his barrows running at Matchepungo if "Coslin's wife had not simply popt it out afore she was aware." Signed 6 Feb 1672/3 Wm. (X) Eburne and Mary (M) Eburne.18 On 21 Feb 1673/4 in Accomack Court the court found no cause for action in the suit of Sheriff Jno. Culpeper (attorneys: Mr. Jno. Tankard and Charles Holden) against Wm. Aburne.19 William was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1674. He was shown as Will. Abraham with 1 tithable..20 William died before 16 April 1675 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Mr. John Michaell Jr. (attorney Mr. Tankard) was granted an attachment of 589 lbs tobacco and court costs against the estate of John Pope. (Side note: "Served on the estate of Jno. Pope in the hands of the widow Eborne.").21 William witnessed a will on 18 October 1675 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date William Fletcher and William Aborne witnessed the will of Henry Haill. On 18 Nov 1675 at the request of Mr. Amb. White, the will of Henry Hail was probated by the oaths of Wm. Fletcher and Wm. Aborne..22,23 Administration of William's estate was filed on 14 September 1677 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Tho. Chapwell, who gave security, was granted administration on the estate of Wm. Eborne dec'd. Ordered that Arthur Robins, Jno. Parkes, Jno. Cob and Giles Cope appraise the estate of Eborne that would be presented by Chapwell and give an account to the next court.24 On 20 Nov 1677 it was recorded that as ordered on 14 Sep 1677, the estate of Wm. Eborne dec'd was appraised. It included 6 horses, 2 cattle, blankets, rugs, an Indian matchcoat, feather beds and pillows, furniture, a Bible and 3 other books, kitchen utensils, and tools to the value of 7584 lbs tobacco. Singed by Jno. Parkes, Giles Cope, Arthur Robins & Jno. Cob. The appraisal was presented to the court on 20 Nov 1677 by Arthur Robins.25 On 18 Dec 1677 Arthur Robins petitioned the court saying that the administration of the estate of Wm. Eborne dec'd had been granted to Tho. Chappell in the right of his wife. The estate had been appraised, but Chappell could not put in security as required by law. Since Chappell's wife had since died, it was ordered that administration be granted to Robins, who was to post security.26 On 17 Apr 1678 Arthur Robins had been granted the administration of the estate of William Eborne dec'd on behalf of the orphans. Several people had since been granted the care of the orphans, and upon their petition had been granted orders to take the orphans' share of the estate. Ordered that they give a yearly account to the orphan's court and give bond with security to be responsible to deliver the estate to the orphans when they came of age. Ordered that Robins deliver no part of the estate till receiving a certificate from the court clerk stating that the guardian had posted bond.27

Family 1

Rebecca Frame b. c 1634, d. c 1664
Marriage*He married Rebecca Frame, daughter of Capt. John Frame and Ann (-----), circa 1663 at Accomack Co, VA.

Family 2

Mary (-----) b. c 1630, d. b 18 Dec 1677
Marriage*He married Mary (-----) circa 1666 at Accomack Co, VA. The case of the Eborne children illustrates the trauma that some children must have endured. After young Sarah Eborne's mother died, her father William Eborne married Mary, who cared for Sarah and bore Eborne 3 more children. When William died, Sarah was placed in the custody of Joseph Nuton, who wanted the girl to serve him till she was 18 years old. However, Sarah's step-mother, after marrying Thomas Chapwell, successfully petitioned to get Sarah back. Three months later death dealt another blow: Mary Eborne Chapwell died, and while Sarah did not have to return to Nuton, all 4 children were sent to different homes..9