John Eaton

John Henry Eaton (1790 - 1856)

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John Henry Eaton
Born in Halifax County, North Carolina, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
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Husband of — married in Washington,
[children unknown]
Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Nov 2014
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Categories: Halifax County, North Carolina | Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia | US Senators from Tennessee | US Ambassadors to Spain | US Secretaries of War | Florida Territory Governors | Namesakes US Counties | American Notables.

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Preceded by
12th Secretary of War
Peter Buell Porter

Preceded by
1st Territorial Governor

William Pope Duval

Preceded by
George W. Campbell
John Eaton
13th United States
Secretary of War
US Secretary of War

2nd Governor of
Florida Territory
Seal of Florida Territory

US Senator (Class 1)
from Tennessee
Seal of the US Senate
1818—1821; 1821—1829
Succeeded by
14th Secretary of War
Lewis Cass

Succeeded by
3rd Territorial Governor

Richard K. Call

Succeeded by
Felix Grundy


  • Eaton County, Michigan is named in his honor.


  1. Legislature failed to elect successor on time, vacant March 4, 1821 – September 27, 1821 when re-elected; resigned to become U.S. Secretary of War, vacant March 9, 1829 – October 19, 1829 when successor elected.

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