Eaton, John, 1829-1906

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A New Hampshire native, Colonel Eaton was the General Superintendent of Freedmen for Mississippi, Arkansas, West Tennessee and Northern Louisiana from 1862 - 1865. Eaton served with the 9th Regiment Louisiana Infantry (African Descent) and recruited men for the 7th Regiment Louisiana Infantry (African Descent).

From the description of John Eaton letter, 1864 Jan. 30. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 265753858

Union Army chaplain; Tennessee Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1867-1869; U.S. Commissioner of Education, 1870-1886; president, Marietta College, 1886-1891; president, Sheldon Jackson College, 1895-1899.

From the description of Tennessee Superintendent of Public Instruction correspondence, 1867-1869. (Tennessee State Library & Archives). WorldCat record id: 28918875

In Dec. 1862, Eaton became general superintendent of freedmen for Mississippi, Arkansas, West Tennessee, and Northern Louisiana, and served in this post until 27 May 1865.

From the description of Report : to J. A. Rawlins : manuscript, 1863 Apr. 29. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612795630

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creatorOf Eaton, John, 1829-1906. Report : to J. A. Rawlins : manuscript, 1863 Apr. 29. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Eaton-Shirley family papers, Eaton-Shirley family, 1790-1939, 1850-1906 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Jackson, Dr. Sheldon. Sheldon Jackson College, Dr. Sheldon Jackson correspondence, 1895-1904, 1951. Westminster College, Giovale Library
referencedIn Edward Marsden papers, 1890-1928 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Ventremile, Eugene. Eugene Ventremile correspondence, 1875 November 20. Library of Congress
referencedIn Joseph Meredith Toner Collection of Manuscripts, 1741-1896 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Morris, George Perry,. Papers, 1843-1918. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Eaton, Alice Eugenia Shirley, 1844-. Alice Eaton diary, 1865-1908. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Marsden, Edward, 1869-1932. Edward Marsden papers, 1890-1928. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eaton family. Eaton-Shirley family papers, 1790-1939, bulk 1850-1906. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Philbrick, John D. (John Dudley), 1818-1886. Papers, 1824-1886. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Curry family. Papers, 1816-1907. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf McNiece, Robert G. (Robert Gibson), 1839-1913. Westminster College Dean Robert G. McNiece correspondence, 1891-1908. Westminster College, Giovale Library
referencedIn Marsden, Edward, 1869-1932. Edward Marsden papers [microform], 1890-1928. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Reherd, Herbert Ware, b. 1869. Herbert Ware Reherd Westminster College President's writings, 1911-1951. Westminster College, Giovale Library
referencedIn Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928,. Autograph and typescript letters signed to Appleton Morgan from various correspondents [manuscript], 1850-1908. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Eaton, John, 1829-1906. John Eaton letter, 1864 Jan. 30. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn United States American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission records, 1862-1864. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eaton, John, 1829-1906. Tennessee Superintendent of Public Instruction correspondence, 1867-1869. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
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correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Curry family. family
associatedWith Eaton, Alice Eugenia Shirley, 1844- person
associatedWith Eaton family family
associatedWith Eaton family. family
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
correspondedWith Jackson, Dr. Sheldon. person
correspondedWith Marsden, Edward, 1869-1932. person
associatedWith McNiece, Robert G. (Robert Gibson), 1839-1913. person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
correspondedWith Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928, person
associatedWith Morris, George Perry, person
associatedWith Philbrick, John D. (John Dudley), 1818-1886. person
associatedWith Rawlins, J. A., person
associatedWith Reherd, Herbert Ware, b. 1869. person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Shirley family family
associatedWith Tennessee. Superintendent of Public Instruction. corporateBody
correspondedWith Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896 person
correspondedWith United States. American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Louisiana Colored Infantry Regiment, 9th (1863) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Mississippi Marine Brigade. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ventremile, Eugene. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mississippi
United States
Tennessee
United States
Tennessee
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Education
Schools
Freedmen
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Educators--Tennessee
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Birth 1829-12-05

Death 1906-02-09

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