James (Eddy) Eaddy, II appeared with his brother, Samuel (Eddy) Eaddy, Sr., in the Jury Lists, Prince Frederick's Parish for the period 1778-1791.
James (Eddy) Eaddy, II. served in the Revolutionary War with his father and brother. He signed his will on September 26, 1819, as James Eaddy, with this version of the surname, as did all of his children after him.
JAMES EADDY'S WILL - Will Book A, p. 227, Williamsburg, County Court House, Kingstree, South Carolina.
In the name of God amen -- I James Eaddy of South Carolina and Williamsburg district, being in a low State of health and being in perfect mind and memory recollecting that it is once appointed for all men to die doth make this my last will and testament, first of all I recommend my soul to God and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian human like manner, and the rest of my worldy goods is my desire to be disposed of as follows. I give unto my son John Eaddy three hundred and twenty acres of land, it being part of a tract of 600 acres, beginning at Pine Station on the upper side and running round for complement and the remainder of all the lands that I am possessed of, I give unto my wife Mary Eaddy during her life, and at her death it to go to my son Edward D. Eaddy. It is also my desire that my wife Mary Eaddy shall have her Feather bed and such furniture as she shall see fit to take, and such part of the household furniture as she deem necessary for her support. I also leave my son Henry Eaddy the sum of five shillings, it is also my desire that all the remaining part of my estate be sold and equally divided between my wife Mary Eaddy and my son Edward D. Eaddy and my son John Eaddy, and my daughter Mary Stone and my daughter Sarah Prosser -- Then pint my son Edward D. Eaddy my whole and sole executor to this my last will and testament, and I do disannul all others made by me as I do acknowledge this to be my last will and testament as I have hereunto set my hand and fix my seal this twenty-six day of September in one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and in the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America -- in presence of these witnesses.
William (x his mark) Tilton
Recorded by David McClary, Ordinary of Williamsburg District, the 8th day of October 1819.
For James Eddy (Eaddy, II.), we find in the Index to State Plats, 1784-1840, the following records of grants:
James Eddy (Eaddy, II), Georgetown, 600 acres, Vol. 26, p. 304, October 18, 1791; and James Eddy (Eaddy, II), Georgetown, 500 acres, Vol. 34, p. 300, November 24, 1795.
We find in Miscellaneous Records of Williamsburg County, Grant to James Eddy (Eaddy, II), February 19, 1791, 600 acres in Georgetown on Lynches Creek.