Wow! Thank you! I need to hone my census lookup skills. I need them to find parts of my family later.
Fred Easterly's father was Joseph Bennington Easterly B: 2/25/1858 and his mother was Rachel Ann Henson Born about 1860. Both were born in Jackson County, IL. I have this information from a family bible that my husband's mother had, when she died it was no longer among her effects, so I'm not sure what happened to it. It's possible that my husband's father took it during their divorce. Hard to say.
I know what you mean about the intertwined families. There are also a lot of them in Greene Co., TN as well. Until I started doing this research for my husband, I had no idea that there were so many Easterlys. The fact that most of them are the descendants of Hans Conrad Easterly, a Palatine refugee, is very similar to part of my own family, the Flaglers. I'm using our genealogical information to teach my nieces and nephews about the history of the United States and Canada. It makes it real to them.
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