States: New Hampshire: Carroll
Thank you for getting back to me. No problem with waiting, I've been searching over 30 years for the parentage of Henry Porter Eastman, b. 4 Sep 1833 in Alfred, ME. I didn't know there were any Eastmans in Ossipee. The ones you mentioned aren't familiar to me. The Eastman I'm trying to find parents and siblings for is William Eastman of Tamworth NH who m. Lovey/Louise Burleigh 28 Jul 1827 in Tamworth. Lovey was from Ossipee, dtr. of James Burleigh and Nancy Blake. They were parents of George Albion Eastman, and possibly Henry. George A. was born in Tamworth 14 Feb 1829, and so was his daughter, Olive A., on 26 Apr 1853, but Tamworth records show nothing on this.
Then I found a census for Somersworth NH 1850, with Nancy "Burley" head of house.
Along with George A. and Henry P. Eastman (mine) were Jacob B. Wiswell, age 43, b. NH, Hannah A. Wiswell, age 14, and James Wiswell, age 17, and a Jacob "Wissell" is also in the 1850 census index for Ossipee). Also listed were John C. Thompson, age 36, and he was also in the 1850 census index for Ossipee. So I don't know if they were relatives or just visiting. Somersworth records were destroyed, so all I have is this census, and have been trying to piece all these families together. Interesting to see that there had been Eastmans in Ossipee, as I'd been wondering if there was one family there that may have had a tie to the Burleighs.
Does the Ossipee history mention a time frame possible birth date for Edward P. Eastman? I have the Eastman Genealogy, and just found an Edward Payson Eastman, b. 1838 in No. Conway, and it said he did live in Center Ossipee for a time - he was a Cong. minister, and none of his children were born in Ossipee. He moved around a lot. I think my branch did too, which is why I've found so little on them. If you run across anything that might be a link, would love to know. Thanks again.