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Re: Johnsey EASTON, m. 1832, Sarah STIMMEL
Posted by: Len Easton (ID *****2747) Date: July 03, 2003 at 08:26:43
In Reply to: Johnsey EASTON, m. 1832, Sarah STIMMEL by Marilyn Roth of 524

Again, thanks tons for the advice. I have seen Johnsey spelled: Johnsey, Johnzee, and Johnzie - all my EASTON family dating back to 1832. I would guess that the name is a nickname(?), maybe of John(?). A lot of EASTON's came from Ireland and Scotland - Johnsey could have roots there also. I have been to Annapolis before to search for the will of Johnsey (brickwall) - looked all day and just before closing time I decided to check the films for Sarah EASTON. Bingo! For some reason the death-bed will was filed under Sarah EASTON. It names James Sykes, of A.A. Co., ad adminstrator. Sarah made her mark. The doc mentions "the children" (not by name). I also have documents that show Johnsey purchasing a grist mill in Wheatlands, WV. (outside CharlesTown) just months before his death.

Johnsey and Sarah were married in a Lutheran Church in Frederick. Should I take that as a clue as to their religious beliefs? Are there published church records that may be searched in Frederick Co.? Newspaper article re the marriage indicates that they were "of this city", meaning Frederick(Town). Do you know if there are such things as rent rolls, tax rolls, etc. that can be searched, especially if Johnsey was not a landowner. Another suspicion is that he was an apprentice (millwright). Any indenture records?

Sorry to bug you like this, but you seem to have many answers that have eluded me.

Thanks again,
Regards,
Len


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