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EASTBURNS in Kansas
Posted by: Brooke Eastburn Date: January 30, 1999 at 19:24:13
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Many thanks to Mary Ann for her help in getting the Eastburns their own page.

My husband, Gary, is descended from Robert Eastburn and Sarah Preston through their youngest son Robert and Agnes Jones. For those of you familiar with "A Narrative of the Dangers and Sufferings of Robert Eastburn" this is the same Robert Eastburn married to Agnes Jones.

I am trying to verify all our connections. A Jesse Eastburn b. 1770 left Ohio and appears on the 1840 Illinois census in Iroquois Co. Down through this line of Eastburns was Thomas who was killed in the Civil War and is buried in Memphis, TN. Thomas' widow Nancy left Illinois with her children and they traveled by wagon train to southeast Kansas where she remarried and the Eastburn children married and stayed in Kansas.

Gary is a gr.gr.grandson to Thomas. We went to Iroquois Co. Illinois spring 1998 to do research and found a wealth of information on the Eastburns of Illinois.

Anyone interested in sharing information on this line is welcome to contact us. I would also like to have more documentation on Jesse's ancestors. One source lists his father as a Thomas Eastburn born Feb 11, 1739 in Philadelphia, PA - but in the Eastburn book, the Thomas matching that birthdate does not have a son Jesse born in 1770. Could be that he was born between Elizabeth in 1769 and Abigail in 1771 but I have no proof.

My hope is that now we have a family page it will be easier to exchange information and others can contact us with their own stories.

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