Ancestors of Stan Eddington (Brighton, Illinois):
Migration to Macoupin County, Madison
Last revised 25th Nov 2006
George Eddington was baptised at Middlezoy, 14 June 1812. Elizabeth Jenkins was baptised at Middlezoy,
29 October 1815. They were married at Middlezoy, 31
Dec 1835. They immigrated to America
with their two small children (Elizabeth & George). It is believed that
they entered via the port
of New York.
We do know that they arrived at Alton,
Madison County, Illinois, on 5 November 1840, and came to Woodburn, Macoupin County,
Illinois the same day. George
became a farmer and died at his farm home in Brighton Township, 13 January 1855. Elizabeth died 2 April
1896 at the farm home. They are both buried at Woodburn
was born at Middlezoy,
5 April 1819. He in company with his younger brother Joseph (1821) departed Liverpool and immigrated to America,
arriving at New York,
16th August 1841 aboard the sailing vessel Kensington. They both
settled at Brighton
Samuel married Jane Elworthy
a native of Westonzoyland,
and they were the parents of 10 children. Joseph married Rebecca Lockyer a native of Middlezoy, and they were the
parents of 2 children. Samuel died 4 April 1893 and was buried at the Woodburn cemetery. Joseph died 27 May 1848 and it is
believed that he is buried in an unmarked grave at Woodburn
cemetery. Samuel and Joseph were both farmers. SE.
was one of the youngest of a family of ten children born to James and Sarah (Cattle) Elworthy. She was born at Westonzoyland, Somersetshire,
England, April 5, 1823. At the age of 20 years in company with two
older brothers, James and Isaac, she crossed the Atlantic aboard the Brig Excel
which departed from Liverpool and
arrived at New York,
June 22, 1843. From here she accompanied her brother James to Brighton Township, Macoupin County,
Jane Elworthy married Samuel D. Eddington and they were the parents of 10
children. She died in Brighton Township, Macoupin County, Illinois
on September 10, 1902, at the age of 79 years. She is buried in the Woodburn
Her brother James Elworthy,
a widower, died in Brighton
Township July 18, 1845,
leaving small children. Her brother Isaac Elworthy
came to Illinois
several years later and made his home with her as he began to advance in age.
He died there on August 5, 1894. James and Isaac Elworthy
are both buried in unmarked graves at Woodburn Cemetery.
William, John, and Samuel B. Eddington. (Related
to Stan Eddingtons ancestors.)
William Eddington was baptized 7 May 1820 at Middlezoy, Somerset,
married Betsy (Browning) Tucker, a widow, 3 June 1850 at Middlezoy.
Betsy was baptized at Middlezoy, 14 November 1824.
Her first husband was James Tucker Sr., a mason. He died shortly after they
were married and before their only son James Tucker Jr.
John Eddington, a brother of the above
William, was baptized 30 July 1826 at Middlezoy. He
married Jane Browning 3 June 1850 at Middlezoy. Jane
was a sister of the above Betsy. Jane was baptized 15 February 1829 at Middlezoy.
Both couples, including Betsys son James Tucker Jr.
came to the United States
aboard the Universe, which arrived at New
York, 23 July 1850. From here the two families made
their way to Brighton Township, Macoupin County, Illinois,
where both men engaged in farming.
William and Betsy Eddington were the parents
of two children. William died 1 September 1855 and was buried at Woodburn in an
unmarked grave. His widow was then married to his younger brother Samuel B. Eddington. This marriage occurred 20 November 1856 in Macoupin
County. Samuel B. Eddington, also known as Red Sam Eddington*
was baptized at Middlezoy, 15 June 1832. Samuel B.
and Betsy Eddington were the parents of five
children. Samuel B. died 20 December 1878, and Betsy died 26 August 1882.
Samuel and Betsy are buried at Woodburn. At this writing it is not known when
Samuel B. Eddington immigrated to the US. *He was
known as Red Sam to distinguish him from the two other Samuel Eddington's that immigrated to Brighton
Township, Macoupin County, Illinois.
John and Jane Eddington were the parents of
ten children. Jane Eddington died 26 January 1891,
and John Eddington died 20 May 1908. They are buried
and Samuel King (Half
brothers of Stans ancestor George Eddington.)
Charles Huckelbridge (1789-1848) was a half
brother to my ancestor George Eddington (1812-1855).
From all of the research that I have done beginning in 1978, it appears that
Charles and his half brother Samuel King (1798-1868) were the first Somerset emigrants to settle in this part of Macoupin
Charles Huckelbridge was baptised 16 December
1789 at Middlezoy, Somerset, England.
When he was a young man he moved to the parish of Lympsham
also located in Somerset. It was here, on 14 June 1824, that he wed
Elizabeth (Betsy) Huckman. They were the parents of 8
children (five boys and three girls) all born at Lympsham.
Two of their children (a boy and girl) died when very young and were buried at
the parish churchyard. According to baptism entries, Charles occupation was
that of a farmer and later a publican.
Charles, in company with his eldest son Charles Jr.,
and his half brother Samuel King, set sail from Liverpool aboard the ship
Albion which arrived at New York
on 11 April 1835. From here the trio made their way to Hilyard Township,
County, Illinois. On
30 May 1835 Charles purchased 160 acres from the United States government. This land
was situated in sections 22, 33, and 34 of Hilyard Township.
later, Betsy Huckelbridge, along with five children;
Job, Ann, Joseph, Ruth, and John, set sail from Bristol
aboard the ship Cosmo which arrived at New
York on 12 May 1838. From here the family made their
way to Macoupin
County where they were
reunited with their father and eldest brother. Charles and Betsy became the
parents of two additional children (both daughters) born at their farm in Hilyard
Charles Huckelbridge died 18 June 1848. Betsy
Huckelbridge died 3 Jan 1854. They are both buried at
in Hilyard Township, Macoupin County, Illinois.