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Re: Jonathan Easterly in Greene Co., Tn. 1837
Posted by: Walter Easterly (ID *****7908) Date: November 12, 2002 at 15:42:08
In Reply to: Re: Jonathan Easterly in Greene Co., Tn. 1837 by Esther Womack of 777

Esther,
One other point about trying to balance the available data
Jonathan's children from number 4 thru 8 were born in Grainger county, quite a distance west of the homestead in Greene county. That property was described as being about 18 miles southwest of Greeneville TN, on the south side of the Nolachucky River. (Of course, it could be that they lived for a time in Grainger County,
then purchased property in another location. NOTE: Several of the family lived the remainder of their lives in Gainger County.)
That placed that property very close to Caney Branch, TN and very close to Cocke County, TN. Since you described the deed as being hard to read, I wonder if the reference to Caney might be to the town of Caney Branch
and not to Caney creek. The Nolachucky river is the dividing line between Greene County and Cocke County for a few miles.
There were many Easterlys in succeeding generations born in Cocke County, TN as well as in
Greene county TN, among others.
Hopefully someone who actually knows the history will step forward and explain it all to the rest of us.
If you get it unravelled, please advise the rest of us. If I can be of further help, don't hesitate to ask.

Frank


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