William C. Eubank

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William Carroll Eubank or Eubanks (born February 3, 1818; died May 11, 1894) served as Jefferson County Sheriff from 1856 to 1859.

Eubank was the fourth of six children of George and Margaret Conley Eubank of Lincoln County, Tennessee, who were early settlers at Jonesboro. He is acknowledged as the second child to be born to white settlers in Jefferson County, after Moses Fields.

William Eubank and James Brown sold land to Enoch Ensley which later became the city of Ensley. Eubank and his wife, the former Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Hickman, had nine children, Robert Peyton, James T., William J., Alfred, John Hillman, Margaret C., Alice, George, and Joseph.

Eubank died in 1874 and was buried at Elyton Cemetery.

Preceded by:
Richard Hudson
Jefferson County Sheriff
Succeeded by:
Richard Hudson


  • Walker, Alyce Billings (March 14, 1943) "Beginnings of Ensley Traced Back to 1886". The Birmingham News
  • "The First Sons of Jefferson County." (February 20, 1912) The Ledger