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Dr. R. P. Eaton, a practicing physician, was the son of Col. Andrew Chamberlain Eaton (1804-1880) and Susannah M. Donaldson (1807-1878). In 1859, he married Cornelia Narcissa Boyd (b. 1839), with whom he had eight children. Like many inhabitants of E. TN, he opposed secession and supported the Union. He was a Republican, a member of both the TN State Senate (1867-69) and House (1889-91), and a trustee of the University of TN. In 1891, he was named postmaster of Eaton's Crossroads, TN.

Birth:
31 Jul 1835 1
TN 1
Death:
20 Mar 1905 1
Eaton's Cross Roads, Loudon Co., TN 1
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R P Eaton 1867 State Senate Candidate.JPG
R P Eaton 1867 State Senate Candidate.JPG
Brownlow's Knoxville Whig, Knoxville, TN, 22 May 1867. Dr. Robert Patterson Eaton, of Roane and Loudon counties, was a physician, a Republican politician, and a staunch supporter of the Union during the Civil War. He served for a number of years as a trustee of the University of Tennessee.
R P Eaton 1888 Declares Candidacy.JPG
R P Eaton 1888 Declares Candidacy.JPG
The Knoxville Journal, Knoxville, TN, 8 Dec. 1888.
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Robert P Eaton Headstone.JPG
R P Eaton 1888 Withdraws Candidacy.JPG
R P Eaton 1888 Withdraws Candidacy.JPG
Knoxville Daily Journal, Knoxville, TN, 31 May 1888, p. 2.
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Full Name:
Robert Patterson (R. P.) Eaton 1
Birth:
31 Jul 1835 1
TN 1
Male 1
Death:
20 Mar 1905 1
Eaton's Cross Roads, Loudon Co., TN 1
Burial:
Burial Place: Pleasant Hill Bapt. Cem., Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN 1
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Birth:
Mother: Susannah McBride Donaldson 1
Father: Andrew Chamberlain (A. C.) Eaton 1

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