See also
John EYRE's other family: with Maryetta (1826-1891)

Family of John EYRE and Elizabeth A RIPPEY

Husband: John EYRE (1828-1900)
Wife: Elizabeth A RIPPEY (1830-1890)
Children: Alvia EYRE ( - )
Charles Edwin EYRE ( - )
Joseph EYRE ( - )
Champ EYRE (1859-1861)
Grant EYRE (1864- )
Samuel EYRE (1867-1915)
Walter EYRE (1870-1876)
John T EYRE (1874-1876)
Marriage 15 Jul 1851 St Louis, MO

Husband: John EYRE

Name: John EYRE
Sex: Male
Father: Samuel EYRE (1798-1864)
Mother: Elizabeth Ann STOUT ( -bef1836)
Birth 2 Feb 1828 Fayette Cnty, OH 1
Burial Old Bethel Cemetery, IL
Death 22 Aug 1900 (age 72) Coulterville, IL, age 72 y

Wife: Elizabeth A RIPPEY

Name: Elizabeth A RIPPEY
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 19 Aug 1830 TN
Burial Old Bethel Cemetery, IL
Death 19 Nov 1890 (age 60) Coulterville, IL, age 51 y

Child 1: Alvia EYRE

Name: Alvia EYRE
Sex: Unknown

Child 2: Charles Edwin EYRE

Name: Charles Edwin EYRE 2
Sex: Male
Spouse: Margaret GREER ( - )

Child 3: Joseph EYRE

Name: Joseph EYRE
Sex: Male

Child 4: Champ EYRE

Name: Champ EYRE
Sex: Male
Birth 17 Jan 1859
Death 2 Feb 1861 (age 2) Old Bethel Cemetery, IL, age 2 y

Child 5: Grant EYRE

Name: Grant EYRE
Sex: Male
Spouse: Helen F ( - )
Birth Dec 1864 Illinois 3
Death California??

Child 6: Samuel EYRE

Name: Samuel EYRE 3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth MCBRIDE (1869-1926)
Birth 26 Apr 1867
Burial Coulterville Cemetery, Coulterville, IL
Death 1915 (age 47-48)

Child 7: Walter EYRE

Name: Walter EYRE
Sex: Male
Birth 12 Jan 1870
Burial Old Bethel Cemetery, IL
Death 12 Apr 1876 (age 6) Age 6 y, 2 m

Child 8: John T EYRE

Name: John T EYRE
Sex: Male
Birth 4 Jan 1874
Burial Old Bethel Cemetery, IL
Death 8 Apr 1876 (age 2) Age 2 y, 3 m

Note on Husband: John EYRE - shared note

E-Mail from (Marti Harrington) 10/10/99 Illinois Eyres:


I dug out one of the "famous" letters and here goes, see what you think! Letter is from John EYRE of Coulterville, IL dated 7/13/1886 (spelling is poor and therefore some is hard to figure


John talks about the Bible Record of his grandma and grandfather (this would be John EYRE and Catharine CRUMLEY) there is a listing for John EYRE born 2/12/1828 which would be the son of

Samuel and the writer of the letter).

There is a listing for the birth of Robert W EYRE b.10/17/1822 ??? Could this be the Robert EYRE who married Catharine A RODGERS as shown on the Illinois listing for marriages??? This

marriage was in 1841 which would have made Robert 19 yrs. old which seems about right.

The letter has a listing for a birth of Hannah EYRE born 7/17/1824 and there is a marriage listing in the Illinois index for a Hannah EYRE and a Matthew FOWLER in 1847; again the age seems

about right.

The letter has a birth of Catherine EYRE 12/9/1831 and the Illinois index has a Catharine EYRE marrying a Champ C MILLER in 1855 - which puts her at 16 - not unheard of back then.

Now, I have quite a few letters from the "MILLERS" and I have yet to figure out how they are related but if I get the chance today, I will certainly check it out and let you know.

But look over the above and let me know what you think.


Note on Wife: Elizabeth A RIPPEY - shared note

All info from Mary Dains <> unless otherwise indicated


1" (Marti Harrington)". 10/10/1999 Illinois EYREs "7/13/1886 letter from John EYRE of Coulterv.
2"1860 Census".
3"1900 US Census".