Achilles Eubank

“Achillies, the son of Richard Eubank and great-grandfather of William Z. Eubank, was the pioneer of the family in Kentucky, from Bedford County, Virginia, whence he came with Daniel Boone.  When still little more than an youth he had fought as a soldier of the Revolutionary war.

He married Polly Bush, who came with him to Kentucky in 1777.  After her death he married Nancy Ware and then removed to Boone County, Missouri, along with Daniel Boone, where he died.

Two of his sons were living as late as 1917, one at Abilene, Texas, at the age of ninety years and still and office holder, and the other in California.  Some correspondence developed the fact that Achilles had been a Revolutionary soldier, but that the son in Texas had died in1920 at the age of ninety-three years.  It is thought that at that time he and his brother in California were the only living sons of a Revolutionary soldier.

Of the other sons of Achilles Eubank, Stephen and Ambrose remained in Kentucky, where the former inherited the old home, which later went to Stephen’s son, Ben E. Eubank, and in time the ownership was assumed by the latter’s son, James B. Eubank, the present occupant.”

Sources:  History of Kentucky, by William Elsey Connelley and Ellis Merton Coulter, Ph. D., Vol. 5, The American Historical Society, Chicago and New York, 1922, page 303

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