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Re: EASTBURNS in Kansas
Posted by: Bruce Thornton Date: May 13, 1999 at 16:38:17
In Reply to: EASTBURNS in Kansas by Brooke Eastburn of 222

Jesse Eastburn, b1770,Maryland

The best source on early Eastburns I've found is "The Eastburn Family" by Hettie Walton and Eastburn Reeder, both of Bucks Co., Penna (also, the history of Bucks County is a really good resource).

On P.154 of the above Eastburn family book, (published in 1903), the following lineage is laid out: "The Western Branch of the Eastburn Family ... Fourth Generation. Descendants of Jesse Eastburn, son of Thomas Eastburn, son of Robert Eastburn Jr., who was taken prisoner by the Indians in 1756 and escaped with his father in 1757, being then a lad 17 years of age. Jesse Eastburn, son of Thomas Eastburn, born in Maryland, 1770. Married Abigail Phillips of Pennsylvania. They went west to Adams county, Ohio, and thence to Iroquois county, Illinois, in 1830. Nine children.

On page 143 of the same book, the text "Chapter VII. Section I. Second Generation. Descendants of Robert Eastburn, Jr. and Agnes Jones. Robert Eastburn, Jr., tenth child of Robert and Sarah Preston Eastburn, was born in England, 2-7, 1710. He came to Philadelphia with his parents in 1713 when he was three years old. He married Agnes Jones of Germantown at Abington Meetin, 3-23, 1753. Six children."
The author then lists Sarah, Hannah, Thomas, Robert, John and Joseph. with their birth and death dates. He lists Thomas, Robert, John and Joseph as marrying, but only lists the spouse and children of Joseph and Robert. There is a plain lack of knowledge about Thomas and John's marriages ... the authors list no spouse or wedding date or parents of the spouses. After describing the descendants of Rober and Joseph from page 144 through 153, the authors skip over this knowledge (and generation) gap and plunges into the Western Branch of the Family. It is very plain though from the wording that the authors of the Eastburn book that they did assert that the lineage was Robert Jr. (the prisoner of the Indians), Thomas, and the Jesse.

A further note on Jesse:According to Hermon Fagley (MTVJ11A/Prodigy)(1993?)
Jesse Eastburn was on the 1st petit jury of Adams Co. about 1798, bought 2 lots in West Union in 1804, was co-carpenter on the 1st stone court house built in West Union in 1811 with Hamilton Dunbar, who likely had formerly been his apprentice.


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