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        Thomas Addison East [E4a2a5h1], son of Grief Edward East and Sarah E Walker, was born 9 September 1847 (age 71 in 1920) in Campbell Co VA. He married Serena Jane Wimbush on 22 October 1885 in Patrick Co VA. She was born in Patrick Co on 14 January 1860, daughter of Joseph B Wimbush and Mahalia J _____. They at first lived in VA, but were in NC in the early 1890s, then back in VA living at Mayo River, Patrick Co into the 1920s. In 1910 Serena managed a boarding house. Thomas worked for the railroad as a section hand. He died 6 May 1921 at Patrick Springs, Patrick Co. Serena died 7 August 1951. Both are buried in Providence Methodist Church Community Cemetery. They had at least five children-

a.     Willie Guy East, b 12 Jul 1886 at Oak Hill, VA. In June 1917 he worked for the Danville & Wesson Railroad and was married. He died 4 April 1921 and was buried with his parents in Providence Methodist Church Community Cemetery in Patrick Co. In 1910 he lived with his parents, but in 1920 he lived at Danville, and was divorced. (M,30uvc,1147w)

b.     Maud G East, b Sep 1889 in NC (VA per 1910 census). (30uv)

c,     Margaret Hughes East, b 24 Jan 1892 at Walnut Cove, Stokes Co NC (1910 census says VA). (W,30uv)

d.     Flora E East, b Apr 1893 at Mayo River, Patrick Co VA. She married Robert H Dalton in 1915 and in 1920 lived next to her parents. Robert was born in VA in 1885 and was a store clerk. They had two children-

        1.     Evelyn Dalton, b Jan 1916 (30w)

        2.     Kyle Dalton, b Nob 1919 (30w) (30uvw)(30uv)

e.     John Lee East, b 16 May 1898 at Mayo River, Patrick Co VA. In September 1918 he worked for the Danville & Wesson Railroad and was single, living with his retired parents at Mayo River, Patrick Co.. John died in June 1973 at Patrick Springs in Patrick Co. He married Gladys A Fulcher in the 1920s but still lived with his mother in 1930. Gladys was born 21 May 1903 and died in October 1994. They are buried in Patrick Memorial Gardens in Patrick Co. (Z,30uvwfc) (M,Z,30uvwfc) (W,26n, 30qr,643q, 388s, 30muvw)


        Thomas Anderson East [E3g5d], son of James Heritage East and Alice E Forkner, was born 19 June 1893 in Surry Co NC, and lived at Mount Airy in June 1917 but was not married. When he registered for the WW1 draft, the registrar was J H East. Thomas married Lucille Catherine Sparger in Surry Co on 17 November 1917 and in 1920 lived next door to his parents in Grayson Co VA at Old Town. Thomas was a farmer when he was younger, but was carpenter in the 1940s. They remained in Grayson Co for the rest of their lives. Lucille was born at Mount Airy, NC on 7 November 1898, daughter of Emmet Bryson Sparger and Mary Bynum Johnson, and died at Galax, Grayson Co on 27 September 1991. Thomas died at Galax on 5 August 1988. They had a son by 1920, then three more children afterwards, all born in Old Town, Grayson Co-

1.     Wayne Howell East, b 4 Mar 1918, died 11 February 1945 and was buried in Felts Memorial Cemetery at Galax City, VA. He had married Mary Hunt. (W,1043wf, 1420c)

2.     Samuel S East, b 1921, married Elaine Hall and had three children. (W,1043f)

3.     Alice Bynum East, b 6 Jan 1922, died in January 1981. She married a Mr Lowe and they had a daughter. (W,1043f)

4.     James Harry East, b 13 Apr 1927, died 9 September 1932. He was buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery west of Mount Airy. (W,1043f,240c)

Grayson Co VA is at the northwest corner of Surry Co NC. (M,W, 240buvm, 1043wf)


        Thomas B East [E4c3b2a11], son of Thomas East and Fanny Welty, was born in 1843 in Lincoln Co MO, and was living with his cousin Elisha East [E4a3b1c1] in 1860 after Thomas' father died. (46nq)


        Thomas B East [E4c3a3b2d5], son of Josephus C East and Serena Jane Masters, was born in February 1870 in Wayne Co MO, and apparently died in the 1870s since he wasn't living with his parents in 1880. (138r, 120s)


        Thomas B M East [E4a3a6d4d], son of Robert Allen East and Charlotte B Mitchell, was born 2 June 1848 in Tishomingo Co MS in 1850, and then lived in Lawrence Co AR in 1860. He married Mary Elizabeth Destor in 1893. He worked in a rock quarry and died 18 June 1926 at Meramec, St Louis Co MO. Henry East (son) was the informant for his death certificate. His wife Mary was born in AR on 16 February 1869, daughter of Horris Dester from Germany, and died at at Meramec on 14 March 1931. She and Thomas were buried in Bethel Cemetery at Pond, MO. Mrs Nathan Brinley of Valley Park, MO was the informant for her death certificate. In 1930 she lived with her son Henry at Valley Park, St Louis Co. They had two children, both in MO-

1.     Henry B East, b 17 May 1894, died 25 August 1976 and was buried in Bethel Cemetery at Pond, MO. Henry served in WW1 as a cook. He married Mabel McKinnon in 1920. She was born 5 September 1904, and died 21 May 1972. She was buried in Bethel Cemetery. In 1930 they lived at Valley Park, Str Louois Co and had three children in MO-

        a.     Harry T East, b 31 Jan 1922, died on 19 June 1992. (Z,175f)

        a.     Elnora Laverne East, b 4 Nov 1923, died on 11 September 1983 at Glencoe, St Louis Co. She married Robert C Higgins. He was born 8 February 1919, and died on 26 November 2007 at Eureka, St Louis Co. They were buried in Bethel Cemetery at Pond, MO. (W,Z,175fc)

        b.     Richard B East, b 4 Nov 1926, died on 29 March 1980 at Glencoe, St Louis Co and was buried in Bethel Cemetery at Pond, MO. He served in WW2 and in the Korean War. (Z,175c) (Z,175uvc)

2.     Lottie B East, b 14 Sep 1896, and died 27 November 1962. She was buried in Bethel Cemetery at Pond, MO. She married Nathan D Brinley after June 1917. He was born 3 October 1895 at Crescent, MO, and died in March 1974 in MO. His gravestone with Lottie has no death date. In 1920 they lived in Bonhomme Twp, St Louis Co where he was a section hand for the railroad. In 1930 they lived at Valley Park, St Louis Co and he was then a steel molder for a foundry. They had three children in St Louis Co MO-

        a.     Nathan Brinley, b Oct 1918, died in the 1920s. (175w)

        b.     Melvin Brinley, b 1921 (175f)

        c.     Glorine Brinley, b 1928 (175f) (Z,M,175uvwfc) (JA,JW,34n,59q, 175uvfd)


        Thomas Benton East [E4a3a6d1d], son of Shadrack Monroe East and Jane Catherine Warren, was born on 9 April 1841 in Giles Co TN (age 29 in 1870, 39 in 1880), where he lived until the 1850s. On 8 November 1860 he married Mary E Shields in Webster Co MO. She was born in MO (Webster Co?) on 14 May 1844, and died 29 April 1901; Mary was buried in the Shields Cemetery in Webster Co. In 1870 they lived in Jackson Twp, Douglas Co MO where he was a wagon maker. In 1880 they were at Spring River, Lawrence Co AR, and in 1900 at Ozark Twp, Webster Co. In November 1903 Thomas married Eliza Ann Sherrod after Mary Shields died. Thomas applied for a veteran's pension in 1897 for service in the Union Army, where he was a 1st lieutenant. (His father and brothers went back to AR and supported the Confederacy.) In the pension papers he named some of his children. Thomas was a wheelwright in Douglas Co. He lived with his daughter Mary in Van Zandt Co TX in 1920, and died 26 February 1923 at his daughter's home at Willow Springs, Howell Co of skin cancer and was buried in Eastlawn Cemetery at Springfield. "J R Shook" (husband of daughter Mary) was was the informant for his death certificate, and didn't know the names of Thomas' parents. Mr Shook also didn't know the correct birth date, and just said Thomas was born in March 1841. It is from this death certificate where we get the burial place for Thomas. In 1880 he and Mary were living in Lawrence Co AR with five of his seven children; all were born in MO-

1.     Asa Sebastian East, b 28 May 1862

2.     Henry Milton East, b 28 Oct 1866

3.     Lucy Ann East, b 31 Mar 1870

4.     Rosetta Belle East, b 7 Mar 1874

5.     Thomas Shadrack East, b 3 Mar 1878

6.     Mary East, b 3 Feb 1880

7.     David William East, b 23 Nov 1882

T.B. East, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, in Willow Springs, arrived here at 8:40 o'clock last night. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his son Henry M. East, 1613 North Fremont avenue. Interment will be in East Lawn Cemetery under direction of the Klingner Undertaking company. Springfield Republican newspaper, Springfield, MO, Thursday Morning, March 1, 1923. (M92, N,JA,BP,1157r,59s,43mu,1332w,162d)


        Thomas Bolivar East [E4a3a6d4b2], son of Milton MacDougal East and Margaret E Hendrix, was born in December 1872 in Lawrence Co AR. In 1910 he was living at Powhatton in Lawrence Co and was a mail carrier, but in 1920 he was a farmer. Thomas married Dora Jane Reaves about 1906. She was born at White River, Independence Co AR, in January 1879, the only child of William Robert Reeves and Mary _____. Thomas died in Lawrence Co on 27 January 1928 and Dora moved with her children to Chickasawba in Mississippi Co. Dora Jane died in December 1955 in AR. By 1910 they had three children, and nine by 1920, then the tenth in 1924; all were born in Lawrence Co AR-

a.     William Cleo East, b 1906

b.     Altha Marie East, b 18 March 1908

c.     Florence Adeline East, b 13 Apr 1909

d.     Walter Milton East, b 1911

e.     Alden Leonard East, b 22 Sep 1913

f.      Malcolm Dale East, 27 Mar 1915

g.     Leon Brooks East, b 1917

h.     Eulas Rodney East, b Feb 1918

i.      Roland Filmore East, b 15 Sep 1920

j.      Albert Winfield East, b 1924 (JA,DE,59Nsuvw,60f)


        Thomas Burnett East [E4c3a3b4d], son of Haley East and Martha Priscilla James, was born 13 Oct 1843 near Huntsville, IL. He (picture) lived with his brother William at Ellison, Warren Co IL in 1870. Thomas married Caroline Hadlock (picture) on 27 April 1873 in Rooks Creek Twp, Livingston Co. She was born 9 February 1848 in Woodford Co IL, daughter of Benjamin David Hadlock (1803 NY) and Almenia White (1809 NY), and died 10 December 1903 in Livingston Co, probably at Pontiac City where they were living. Thomas was a landlord in 1900. He moved to Long Beach, CA in 1905, and on 8 June 1909 married Thena H Emry, a pharmacist, and they lived at Long Beach, Los Angeles Co CA. She was formerly a Mrs Edward C Lowe, and was born in Maine in 1845. When she died on 8 June 1923 she was buried next to her first husband in MA. Thomas died 11 December 1840 at Long Beach and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Glendale, Los Angeles Co. He served in t he Union Army as a Privatre in the 16th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. He and Caroline had four children, all born in IL-

1.     James Leroy East, b 22 Jan 1875

2.     Louis Abaid East, b 28 Jun 1882

3.     Lola May East, b 21 Sep 1884

4.     Cora Dail East, b 11 Jul 1888

In 1860 in Livingston Co, living with Caroline's parents, was Laura White, age 74 and born in TN. Perhaps she was the mother of Caroline's mother.

Benjamin David Hadlock and Almena White were buried in Lone Hill Cemetery in Woodford Co IL. They married in Scioto Co OH on 31 Oct 1827, lived there in 1830, were not found in 1840, and were in Woodford Co IL in 1850 and 1860, then Livingston Co IL in 1870. Their eldest three daughters were born in OH. (MV, M,533j,1327nqc,141n,140q, 142r,144rmu,70vw)


        Thomas C East [E4a2a3e], son of Thomas East and Mildred Timberlake, was born in 1809 in Pittsylvania Co VA. He married Matilda Watson on 4 September 1837 in Pittsylvania Co. She was born in 1809 in VA, daughter of Levi Watson and Nancy Ann Watson (widow of a Mr Watson?). This was Mildred's second marriage, the first was to Henry Shackleford in Pittsylvania Co on 16 March 1828. Thomas C died by 1880 because Matilda, age 71, was living with her daughter Mildred at Callands. By 1860 Thomas and Matilda had eight children-

1.     John Calhoun East, b 23 Jul 1838

2.     Mildred J East, b 5 Apr 1840

3.     Mariah L East, b 12 Jun 1841

4.     George W East, b 1844

5.     Richard Templeton East, b 1846

6.     William H East, b 1847

7.     Levi Tarpley East, b Aug 1849

8.     Thomas J East, b 1853

Levi Watson married his wife Nancy in Pittsylvania Co on 18 October 1798. Thomas C East and Matilda lived with her father Levi in 1860. Levi Watson was then age 85 (born 1775). In 1830, after Matilda's husband Henry had died, it appears that she moved back with her parents until she married Thomas C East. (L,27mjknqs)


        Thomas Charles East [E1b4b1e1a1], son of Jack Baron East and Carolyn Jones, was born 10 November 1950 at Battle Creek, Michigan. He married Helena _____ at Hornell, NY, on 11 November 1972; her mother is Rita _____. Tom and Helena had their home at Groton, CT in 1980 while he was in the U.S. Navy. They have three children-

a.     child East

b.     child East

c.     child East (HE,FC)


        Thomas Darius East [E14a4d], son of Silas East and Harriet Canty Houze, was born in 1834 in Clarke Co GA. See Darius East [E14a4d].


        Thomas Delbert East [E4a2a3j2d], son of Milton East and Malissa Morris, was born 8 December 1873 in VA, and lived at Trinidad, Las Animas Co CO in September 1918. He was a plumber then. Thomas had married Rosa Katherine Himelspach in 1895. She was born at Vernon, Crowley Co KS on 6 January 1877, daughter of John Himelspach and Elizabeth _____, and died at Trinidad on 15 June 1971. She was buried in Masonic Cemetery at Trinidad. Thomas died in 1937 and was also buried there. They had three children by 1920, all born at Trinidad, CO-

1.     Bessie D East, b May 1896 (716uvw)

2.     Thomas D East Jr, b 27 Jul 1906, died in August 1950. (Z,716vw)

3.     Maurice L East, b 17 Aug 1914, died in December 1990 at Trinidad. He married Irene _____. (Z,W,716w)

Rosa's brother Frank lived next door in 1910. Their father John Himelspach was born in Baden (a German state in southwest Germany), and was a brewer in KS in 1880. Thomas' widowed father lived with him and Rosa in 1920. (W,M,Z,715s,717s,716uvwc)


        Thomas Elias East [E19a2a5], son of Benjamin Franklin East and Susan Jane Duke, was born 19 September 1861 in Randolph Co AL. He married Nancy Jane Childers on 30 December 1879 in Randolph Co. She was born 26 April 1862 in AL, daughter of John Childers and Martha Vinson. Thomas died 29 May 1934 at Waco, McLennan Coi TX and was buried in Armour Cemetery East in Limestone Co. Nancy died at Coolidge, TX on 19 June 1934, and was buried with Thomas at Armour. Her son Thomas M was the informant for her death certificate; Thomas's son Willie was the informant for his death certificate. Thomas Elias was a cotton buyer in Limestone Co. They had nine children-

a.     Ida Adella East, b 15 Nov 1880

b.     Arthur Richard East, b 15 Oct 1882

c.     Thomas Moody East, b 25 Aug 1884

d.     Willie Lee East, b 4 Mar 1887

e.     Bluford Sanders East, b 6 Sep 1889

f.      Cornelia East, b Feb 1891

g.     May Mattie East, b May 1894

h.     Mamie Ethel East, b Dec 1897

i.      Edward Allen East, b 24 Oct 1899 (CS,M92,47s,255uvwfdc,106d)


         [E4a3a6d1g24c], son of Eaverett Benton East and Wilma Inez Hill, was born 19 June 1931 at Manila, Lawrence Co AR. In November 1951 he was in the US Navy. Eugene married Juanita Faye Reeves on 21 May 1955 in Fresno Co CA. She was born 7 December 1933 at Atoka, OK, daughter of William Plez Reeves (1898-1963) and Nellie Ethel Krantz (1899-1985), and died 30 October 2012 at Clovis, CA of multiple sclerosis. They lived at Clovis when she died, but years before lived at Fresno and Kerman south west of Fresno. She was a retired switchboard operator for Security Pacific Bank. (RR,N,SE)


        Thomas Franklin East [E4a3a6d4c2], son of Allen Columbus East and Charlotte Temperence McGehey, was born 19 March 1872 in Lawrence Co AR. He was living with the Penelope Price family in Lawrence Co AR in 1880 after his parents died. In 1900 he was a janitor at Black Rock, and was not yet married. He later was an editor for a national Methodist organization at Memphis, TN in 1907, and was graduated from the Memphis University Law School and admitted to the State Bar in 1915. In 1910 he was a US Customs Inspector at Memphis while living with his parents-in-law; in 1920 Thomas claimed he was a printer by trade, not an attorney, and he then lived at Memphis. He did a lot of work for the Physicians Bureau of Memphis. In 1930 Thomas was a deputy sheriff of Shelby Co TN. He married twice; his first wife was Elizabeth L Andrews, married in 1903 and his second wife was Bessie Andrews, married about 1918. With Elizabeth he had two children and had one son with Bessie. Elizabeth was born in October 1875 at Bells Depot, Crockett Co TN, daughter of Columbus Pinkney Andrews and Maria Elizabeth Laurie, and apparently died in the 1910s at Memphis. Bessie was born at Dover, TN about 1887, daughter of Emma McGee and Marion I Andrews, and died about 18 January 1937 at Memphis; she was buried at Bells, TN. Bessie was a school teacher at Bells in 1900 and moved to Memphis about 1917 where she continued teaching. Thomas died 11 March 1945 at Memphis. He had at least three children-

a.     Laurie M East, b 1906, married Charles R Sutton about 1928 and lived in New York City in 1937. In 1930 they lived at Philadelphia, PA. Charles was born in 1902 in MI. (14Nw,785f)

b.     Thomas F East Jr, b 2 Jul 1912 in TN, lived in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1937, and died in February 1981 at Carmel, Putnam Co NY. (Z,14Nw)

c.     Richard C East, b 19 Dec 1921 at Memphis, TN, died 25 July 2001 at Shawnee, OK. He married Mary W _____. She was born about 1924. They lived at Oklahoma City, OK had a daughter- 

        1.     Bonnie East, married Ronald L Snellen Jr. (K,134P) (Z,14Nf,K) (W,20su, 14NPwf,K, JA,59su)


        Thomas Franklin East [E1b13k3a], son of Wallace Nathaniel East and Frances Rachel Scott, was born 4 March 1916 at Pima, Graham Co AZ. On 1 October 1941 he married Ione Louise Hatch. She was born 5 November 1919, and died 15 November 1976. She was buried in Pomerine Cemetery, Cochise Co. After she died he married Vernalee Johnson many years later. She was born 13 May 1930 at Prescott, Yavapai Co, daughter of James Gerald Johnson and Hazel Eunice Scott, and died on 22 May 2007 at Sierra Vista, Cochise Co. She was buried in Pomerine Cemetery. Vernalee's married with Franklin was also her second marriage. Franklin died at Pomerine on 1 August 1989 and was buried in Pomerine Cemetery in Cochise Co. His name here is shown how it was on his birth record. His gravestone has the first two names in reversed order. Franklin was a Corporal in the US Army during WW2. Franklin and Ione had children. He and Vernalee had none, but she had children with her first marriage with a Mr Angle. (NL,VJ,Z,N, 311bw,312fc)


        Thomas G East [E4c5a2j], son of Thomas East and Nancy Caldwell, was born in 1818 in MS. He married Margaret Kirby in East Feliciana Parish LA on 28 August 1845. She was born in LA in 1830. By 1850 Thomas and Margaret were living in East Feliciana Parish where he was an overseer; his brother James was living with them. In 1860 they lived in East Baton Rouge Par. Thomas died in East Feliciana Par in 1867. They had four daughters-

1.     Elizabeth East, b 1848

2.     Emily A East, b 1855 (105q)

3.     Margaret M East, b Jan 1860 in East Baton Rouge Par, LA. (age 7/12 in Aug 1860)

4.     Dixie Lee East, b 24 Jan 1863 in East Baton Rouge Par, LA. In 1870 she lived in East Feliciana Par. Dixie married Joseph Kelly Dreher. He was born in East Baton Rouge Par on 24 August 1864, son of Andrew Jackson Dreher (1837-1907) and Julia Cassander Kelley (1845-1879), and died 15 January 1941 in East Baton Rouge Par. (M92, 104n,105q)


        Thomas H East [E23b], son of John T East and Sarah _____ of VA, was born 22 September 1831 in Roane Co TN. In 1850 he was in his mother and step-fathers home in Roane Co, under the family name Day (age 19). He moved to Smith Co TN and married Mary Catherine Jourdan in Smith Co on 7 October 1851. There was only one Jordan / Jourdan family in Smith Co in 1850, and that couple was of Mary Catherine's age; her parents were not there, so apparently she was from another county. They lived for a while at Carthage, but soon after the summer of 1853 they moved southeast back to Roane (now Cumberland) Co, locating at Winton Chapel. Cumberland Co was created from neighboring counties in 1856. By 1870 they had moved again, probably just a short distance to the east, to another part of Roane Co near Eagle Furnace. Mary was born 14 February 1834 in TN (her parents were from NC). Thomas died at Eagle Furnace on 28 July 1890, and Mary was found living with her daughter Margaret in 1900 at Rockwood. She died 31 December 1901, probably at Rockwood, and was buried in Winton Chapel Cemetery. Thomas was also buried at Winton Chapel. They had at least seven children-

1.     Samuel Day East, b 25 Jul 1853

2.     Albert L East, b 22 Mar 1854

3.     Sarah Elizabeth East, b 1856

4.     Margaret Ann East, b 1857

5.     James A East, b Mar 1860

6.     Susan Emma East, b 1863

7.     Millie C East, b 1866

See Alonzo V East [E23a]. He also married a Jordan woman. There were two Day families living in Roane Co in 1840: William and Samuel, on census page 76; Thomas was living in the Samuel Day home with his newly married mother. In Roane and in Bledsoe Counties in 1840 there were no East families. (RO,M96,M12,M39,7q,19nrsuc)


        Thomas H East [E14d1h1]. son of Henry T East and Caroline Nelson, was born in 1856 in Washington Co IL. He married Alice A Sutton about 1878 and lived at Friends Creek, Macon Co. Alice was born at Winchester, Scott Co IL in Oct 1856, daughter of Thomas L Sutton and Ann Elizabeth Martin. Alice's family had moved to Macon Co in the 1870s from Scott Co. Thomas East apparently died in Macon Co in the late 1880s or early 1890s because Alice married Reuben Sigler on 8 March 1894 in Macon Co and they lived there at Maroa. Alice and Thomas had four children, all born at Maroa, Macon Co IL-

a.     Leroy East, b 2 Apr 1879, grew up in Macon Co and married Harriet D Hartbank in 1904. They lived at Decatur. She was born in September 1882 in IL, daughter of John Hartbank and Lena Witkie, both from Germany. In 1900 Hattie and two younger brothers lived at Tolono, Champaign Co IL (the parents had died?). Leroy was a hardwood finisher in 1910, a butcher in 1918, and a salesman in 1920. Then in 1930 he was a wood finisher again, and living with and working for Hattie's brother William A Hartbank at Prairieton, Christian Co IL. Roy and Hattie had two children-

        1.     child East, b & d 1904- 1910 (597vw)

        2.     Dorothy J East, b 1910 after April (597w,276f) (M,597suvw,276f)

b.     child East, b & d 1880-1896 (597u)

c.     child East, b & d 1880-1896 (597u)

d.     Albert East, b 30 Oct 1886 (31 Oct 1886 per his death records in CA; 30 Oct 1886 per his WW1 draft record). He worked for the C F Schenk Company at Maroa as a cigar maker, in June 1917 and for about ten years more. In the 1920s Albert and his wife moved to San Diego, CA, and there he was a grocery store manager. Albert married Winifred C Bowman about 1907, probably at Maroa where Albert lived his whole life up to that time. Winifred was born in IL in September 1889 in DeWitt Co, eldest child of Frank E Bowman and Ida L Bodine. Albert and Winnie in 1910 lived next door to his mother Alice and her husband Reuben Sigler. Albert and Winifred had a son early in their marriage, and then about twenty years later had another after they moved to San Diego-

        1.     Leonard Franklin East, b 3 Jul 1908 at Maroa, Macon Co IL. He was a teen when his parents moved the family to San Diego, CA. Leonard died at San Diego on 23 October 1957. (CAd,597vw,846f)

        2.     Harold D East, b Dec 1927 at San Diego, CA. (846f) (M,597uvw) (597smuvw)

When Alice married Mr Sigler, she used her married name Alice A East. Reuben Sigler was born in December 1841 in OH. They had a son John Earl Sigler, born 28 February 1896 at Maroa, Macon Co IL. John moved to San Diego with his half-brother Albert, and died there on 14 August 1955. (CAd,W, 218q,685r, 597smu, 150qr)


        Thomas H East [E4c6c3g12c], son of David Austin East and Minerva Jane Box, was born in December 1878 in MO. He was living in Ozark Co MO in 1900 with his wife Cora Jane Beasley. She was born at Lubbeck, Cedar Co MO on 21 July 1881. They were married on 6 July 1898 at Eau De Vie, Christian Co. Thomas died about 1903 in MO, and Cora then married George Long Poplin on 18 March 1904. He was born about 1880 and died 7 January 1908. Cora died 22 January 1958. She and Thomas had two daughters-

1.     Alta Jane East, b Apr 1900 at Jackson, Ozark Co MO. She died on 3 May 1969. Alta married James Madison Poplin on 27 August 1919 at Pontiac, MO. He was born in 1901 in MO, and in 1920 they were living at Cedar Creek, Marion Co AR. (L,98u,53w)

2.     Emma Mae East, b 12 May 1902 in AR. She married Thomas Edward "Bud" Sisney on 5 October 1919 at Pontiac, MO. He was born at North Fork, Marion Co AR (1930 census says born MO) on 8 September 1899, eleventh (of fifteen) child of Joseph Sisney and Elizabeth Man. In September 1918 Thomas lived at Pontiac, MO. In 1930 they lived at Chickasaw, Pontotoc Co OK. Emma died at Riverbank, Stanislaus Co CA on 1 April 1987, and Tomas died there on 24 September 1980. She and Thomas had four children-

        a.     Linnie Sisney, b 1920 at Cedar Creek, Marion Co AR. (342f)

        b.     Leonard William Sisney, b 18 Sep 1921 in OK, died at Riverbank, Stanislaus Co CA on 30 December 1985. (CAd,342f)

        c.     Gladis Sisney, b 1925 in AR. (342f)

        d.     Ruby Sisney, b Apr 1928 in OK. (342f) (L,M,MF,CAd,53uvw, 342f)

Thomas' brother Charles Edward East lived with them in 1900. (MF,L, 97s,98u)


        Thomas Harston East [E1b4b1a1], son of Thomas Reuben East and Minnie Dee Stebbins, was born 26 April 1892 at Mansfield, AR, but spent most of his short life at Greenville, TX, where his father owned a store. Tom left home when he was a young man, and married Maybelle Payne on 19 September 1913. They became sick, and died 28 October 1918 at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co; Maybelle died the prior day. Both had pneumonia. She was eight months pregnant at the time. They were buried at Greenville. Maybelle was born about 1892 in Hunt Co. Both had the same birth date on their gravestones. (M77, ML,RJ,M,85uvc,270d)


        Thomas Herman East [E19a8h1], son of Randolph Ferrell East and Rebecca Lydia Frances Hardy, was born 9 January 1879 at Sylacauga, Talladega Co AL. He married Era Launa Jackson about 1905 and they lived close to his brothers William R and Homer T East in Tallapoosa Co in 1910. Era was born on 5 March 1887 in Tallapoosa Co, daughter of Washington Jackson and Emma Eliza Smith. They lived at at Sylacauga where both of them worked for Avondale Cotton Mill. After Tom died, Era married again, to Fred Grey Grice. She and Tom had three children by 1910, born at New Site, Tallapoosa Co, and five altogether; perhaps the two youngest were born in Talladega Co-

a.     Frances Verona East, b 1906, married Peter Lawrence and had two children-

        1.     Bob Lawrence (CS)

        2.     child Lawrence (CS) (CS,258v,243w)

b.     Randolph Ferrel East, b 21 Sep 1907, died 21 April 1987 at Brownwood, Brown Co TX. He had married Lena Audrey Snodgrass. She was born 9 May 1909 in TX and died 22 November 1995 at Dallas. Randolph was buried in Spur Memorial Cemetery, Dickens Co TX. (CS,Z,TXd, 258v,243w)

c.     Jackson Daniel East, b 10 Aug 1909, died 24 December 1999 at Brownwood, Brown Co TX. (CS,Z,258v,243w)

d.     Howard Struther East, b 12 Nov 1912, died 2 September 1994 at Fernley, Lyon Co NV. He had married Wanda Taylor and they had a child. (CS,Z,243w)

e.     Thomas Russell East, b 27 Aug 1916, died 1 November 1976, in Victoria Co TX, and was buried in Spur Memorial Cemetery, Dickens Co TX. He had married Virginia Pauline Watson. She was born 31 December 1917. They had three children-

        1.     Jerry Randolph East, b 12 Feb 1937 (CS)

        2.     Lawrence Kent East, b 6 Aug 1951 in TX. (CS)

        3.     child East (CS) (CS,Z,TXd,243w)

From her marriage with Fred Grice, Era had to more children: Edwin Woody Grice and James Robert Grice. (CS,M,258uv)


        Thomas J East [E4a2a3e8], son of Thomas C East and Matilda Watson, was born in 1853 at Chatham, Pittsylvania Co VA. In 1880 Tom lived with his brother Levi at Callands, and had not married. He probably died between 1880 and 1900. (L,27qrs)


        Thomas J East [E4c3a3b11f], son of Patterson East and Sarah Lee, was born in 1856 in Macon Co TN and died the same year. He is buried in the East Cemetery near Lafayette, Macon Co. (MV,4c)


        Thomas J East [E19e1f], son of John Jackson East and Eliza Ann Horton, was born in October 1859 in Gwinnett Co GA (age 8/12 in 1860), and probably died in the 1870s. (271q,900r)


        Thomas J East [E4a3a1a3h4], son of James Walker East and Elizabeth McNab, was born in September 1865 in TX. He married Georgia _____ in 1905, and died in 1925. He was buried in Mattox Cemetery at Diana, Upshur Co TX with his brother John and John's two wives. In 1910 they lived at Wright, Jefferson Co OK. Georgia was born in TX in 1886, and died in OK in the 1910s. They had three sons-

a.     Willie East, b 1907 at Wright, Jefferson Co OK. (W,289vw)

b.     Johnnie East, b 1909 at Wright, Jefferson Co OK, died there in the 1910s. (289v)

c.     Jimmy East, b 1910 (W,289w) (W,289w,435suc)


        Thomas Jackson East [E19a2e], son of Zealous Ray East and Mahuldah Armour, was born 25 August 1842 in Randolph Co AL. He was elected in 1874 as a Democrat to be the county Tax Commissioner. When elected, he was in the merchandising business at Louina. During the Civil War, Thomas served under Captain John T Smith and lost a leg in the war, and earned the Confederate Iron Cross. He owned a farm on Corn House Creek and later lived in Roanoke. He was a justice of the peace at Roanoke, Randolph Co in 1900. Thomas first married Martha Ann Sophronia Pool in 1866. She was born in AL on 28 March 1847, daughter of William P Pool and Samantha A Heflin, and by 1880 they had three children. Martha died 17 March 1904. Thomas then married Susan J _____ as his second wife in 1905 and they lived in Randolph Co in 1910. Thomas died 17 January 1911 and was buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery, 5 miles southwest of Roanoke in Randolph Co; Martha was also buried there. With Martha he had three children, all born at Roanoke, AL-

1.     William Z East, b Mar 1870, married Mary D _____ in 1892 and they lived next door to his parents in Randolph Co. Mary was born in AL in Jan 1870, and by 1900 they had three children, and five by 1910, all born in Randolph Co-

        a.     Thomas Sidney East, b 19 Aug 1892 at Roanoke, AL. In June 1917 he lived at Roanoke and was a bookkeeper. He was not married then. (M,47uv)

        b.     Mary L East, b 2 Oct 1895 in beat 10, Randolph Co AL. She probably married in the 1910s. (47buv)

        c.     Mattie W East, b Aug 1898 (47uv)

        d.     Izora East, b 1902 (47v)

        e.     Evelyn East, b 1908 (47v) (47su)

2.     T W East, b 17 Mar 1873, died 12 Jun 1874. He was buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery southwest of Roanoke. His stone says "Son of T J & M A East." (CS,47cu)

3.     Sarah I East, b 1874, married by 1900. (47s) (W,CS,M36, 47nqsuvc)


        Thomas Jefferson East [E4c3a6c6], son of Joel East and Sarah Bulla, was born 24 May 1833 in Cass Co MI. In 1860 he lived with his wife Elizabeth _____ at Calvin, Cass Co. She was born in 1837 in OH and they had three children then. In 1870 they lived at Geneva, Van Buren Co, the county immediately north of Cass Co, and remained there for many years. So far, Thomas' wife's name had been consistently Elizabeth, born in OH about 1837. Then in 1880 her name became Lucy, but the birth date was the same, as was the birth state. Their four children from the 1870 census were now gone, and in 1880 three younger children were in their home. Thomas and Elizabeth were still at Geneva in 1900, and his wife's name was now Elizabeth again, and she was still born about 1836 in OH. So apparently her name was Lucy Elizabeth _____. Tom died in Van Buren Co on 6 June 1905. After 1900, no East names were found in Van Buren Co. He and Elizabeth had nine children, with six still alive in 1900; the first three were born at Calvin, Cass Co. Their children were-

a.     Venera East, b 1855

b.     Flora East, b 1857

c.     Zora East, b 1860

d.     Jerome B East, b 1868

e.     Clark East, b 17 Dec 1870

f.      George East, b Sep 1872

g.     Mabel East, b Jul 1874

h.     Mark T East, b 26 Jun 1877

i.      Ray East, b Sep 1881

Cass and Van Buren Counties are in the southwest corner of Lower Michigan. (M92,72knq, 938Nrbsud)


        Thomas Jefferson East [E1b12a], son of Barzley Graves East and Nancy Jones, was born 4 December 1833 in Giles Co TN and grew up in McNairy Co. He was a farmer and married Nancy Louisa Tulley about 1870. Lou was born in (Henderson Co?) TN in January 1846, daughter of Felix P Tulley and his first wife (of three); in 1880 she and Jeff were living near Arkabutla, DeSoto Co MS (near Coldwater; see the biography of his brother John Edwin East), where they had been for about ten years. Jeff's brother Henry was living with him in 1880. Jeff died on 13 February 1897. Lou then moved to Hunt Co TX where she married Calvin Acie Atherton on 27 August 1899. He was born at Milburn, Ballard Co KY in August 1849, son of Charles M Atherton and Nancy Jayne Rudd. Why Lou chose to live in Hunt Co is not known; perhaps it was because her eldest son Bob had already established himself there. Lou lived next door or lived with her son Joe in 1920 and in 1930. Her second husband Calvin Atherton died in 1931, probably in Hunt Co. He was living with his daughter Mildred K Atherton (Mrs William A Bench) in 1930 in Hunt Co. Jeff and Lou had five children by 1880, but nine in all by 1897-

1.     Wrena East, b 1869

2.     Robert T East, b Nov 1870

3.     child East, b & d 1870s in DeSoto Co MS. (35s,85u)

4.     W W East (son), b 1874

5.     M Estelle East, b Dec 1875

6.     James J East, b 16 Apr 1879

7.     Joseph Lemuel East, b 24 Aug 1881

8-9.  two children East, b & d 1880s in DeSoto Co MS. (35s,85u)

Felix P Tully lived in Henderson Co in 1850, in Carroll Co in 1860; and in DeSoto Co MS in 1870 and 1880. Nancy Lou Tulley's full brother Lemuel Britton Tulley, lived much of his married life in Dyer Co TN.

Felix P Tulley was married at least three times. The first wife, and Nancy Louisa Tulley's mother is unknown, but they lived in either Carroll Co or in McNairy Co; wife #2 was Didema, born in TN in 1833; wife #3 was Susan, born in AL in 1842. Feliz was born in AL in 1827. He married his first wife and lived in TN; their first set of children were Lemuel B Tulley, born in 1845, and Nancy Louisa, born in 1848. When his first wife died, he left his two children with his parents William B and Sarah Tulley in McNairy Co TN to be cared for. Felix soon after married Didema Jane, wife #2 and they lived in Carroll Co TN in 1860, now with Lemuel B and Nancy, plus the second set of children who were Sarah T, born 1849, Mary L, born 1851, and Albert H, born in 1857. In 1870 Felix Tulley and his family lived in DeSoto Co MS. His wife was not shown in the census (there was just a blank line in her place), and the children in his home were Lemuel B, Sarah T, Mary L, all three born in TN, then Albert H was born in MO, then Columbus, John, Felix, all born in TN, then the youngest was Robert Tulley, born in MS in 1868. In 1880 Felix Tully (senior) was still in Desoto Co, now married to Susan. The children in their home were Felix, now age 12, Robert Lee, age 11, William, age 7, Powell, age 3, nephew R E, age 16, and niece Minnie, age 17. All young people from Felix (Jr) to Minnie were born in TN. So this Tulley family and the Tom Jefferson East family seemed to stay together over the years.

Some children of Calvin Atherton, from his marriage to Sarah Francis Morgan before marrying Mrs Lou East, were: Mary A, born 1870 in Ballard Co KY; Mildred K "Cattie", born in January 1874 in Ballard Co KY; Charles, born May 1878 in Ballard Co KY; Eunice, born 22 July 1887, died 5 September 1972; Emma Ethel, born 9 October 1891 in TX, died 27 July 1909, and was buried with her mother in East Mount Cemetery at Greenville; and Lloyd Atherton, born in October 1997 in TX.. Eunice Atherton married Joseph Lemuel East [E1b12a7], shown above as a son of Thomas J East and Lou Tulley. Calvin Atherton's first wife was Sarah F _____, born 14 February 1852 and died 30 October 1898; she also was buried in East Mount Cemetery. (B,L,K, EP,M, 15k,13n,35rs, 85muw,353nqs,352f)


        Thomas Jefferson East [E1b4d1], son of Joseph East Jr and Margaret M _____, was born in 1843 in Maury Co TN, and grew up in Lawrence Co. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Moore about 1868 and was living in Wilson Co in 1870, and Montgomery Co in 1880. Elizabeth was born in TN in 1838. Thomas was buried in Hermitage Cemetery in Nashville because he spent his last days at the Old Soldier's Home at Hermitage. By 1880 they had five daughters-

a.     Katie L East, b 1869

b.     Maggie B East, b 1872

c.     Mattie C East, b 1874

d.     Elizabeth Meredith East, b Aug 1878

e.     Mary East, b Apr 1883 (EN,10n,22q,87r,21su)


        Thomas Jefferson East [E4c3b4f6], son of Thomas Pinckney East and Sarah Jane Carmichael, was born 9 July 1844 in Monroe Co IN, and moved with his parents to Greene Co in 1845 where he grew up. He was graduated from Bartlet Commercial College of Cincinnati in 1865, and married Susie Ella Van Slyke in Greene Co on 30 October 1866. She was born in IN in January 1851, daughter of James VanSlyke from NY and America E Ferguson. Thomas was a school teacher for a short while, then was the Greene Co Assistant Recorder. After then he worked as an agent for the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad. They moved to Indianapolis after the early 1880s where he became involved in real estate. In 1918 Thomas lived at Bloomington with his daughter Cora after Susie died at Bloomington on 8 August 1915 at age 64. Thomas died at Bloomington on 16 March 1920. They had six children, all born in Greene Co IN, with five still living in 1900, and four still alive in 1910-

a.     James J East, b Nov 1868

b.     Cora A East, b Aug 1870

c.     child East, b & d 1866-1900. (383u)

d.     Nettie East, b 1873

e.     Edgar Pinkney East, b 15 Sep 1875

f.      Roscoe Franklin East, b 12 Jun 1879 (M58,M,W,376nqrmrs,383uv, 130uwd)


        Thomas Jefferson East [E4c3a6g12], son of Jacob Talbot East and Emeline Odell, was born 12 February 1856 in Cass Co MI, probably near the town of Porter. In 1900 he lived with his brother James Madison East at Volina, and had been unemployed for the prior twelve months. He moved to central CA by 1920 and lived at Vallejo. Tom died in 1933 at Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co CA. He never married. (M92,K,72qrsu,80wf)


        Thomas L East [E4c6c3a6f], son of James East and Elizabeth Land, was born 15 September 1857 in Garrard Co KY. He was a farm worker for the Andrew and Ellen Wilson family at Tipton, Cass Co IN in 1880. In 1910 and 1920, he was still at Tipton, and was married to Martha E _____. She was born in IN in 1864. They married when she was age 16, about 1880, and had three children by 1910, with two still living. Tom was still living when his brother Owen died on 23 February 1917, and was then living at Logansport, Cass Co IN. (359Nqr,631s,572v)


        Thomas Martin East [E1b11], son of Thomas East and Sarah Graves, was born 15 June 1810 in Henry Co VA. His name was written as "Tho Martin East" in his mother's bible, so may have been referred to within the family as "Martin." He may have been named after his brother Thomas Massey East, although there was no notation in his mother's 1849 bible of Thomas' older brother having died. Thomas married Sarah Jane Alderson in Maury Co TN on 4 October 1829; Mr J H Walker was the bondsman. The National Banner Newspaper on the 17th of October noted this marriage and referred to Thomas as "Capt. Thomas East." Sarah Jane was born in TN about 1812. They lived in Waynesboro (civil district 4, since he was on the 1838 tax list) after their marriage, until sometime in the 1840s when they moved to the Memphis area. According to Columbia, TN newspapers, Thomas was a justice of the peace from 1833 to 1836 (there was a J J Alderson, a minister or justice of the peace in Maury Co in 1823), and Thomas was also appointed postmaster at Waynesboro in place of James C Alderson who had resigned in April 1836. By the time Sarah and Thomas had moved to Memphis, he was a bookkeeper. Thomas was shown in the Wayne Co court records of 12 February 1853 in a lawsuit over an unpaid note which Thomas owed. Therefore, he must have moved to Memphis after that date, where he died about 1860. Sarah Jane was still living in 1878, at Holly Springs MS. Their children were-

a.     son East, born 1830s, probably a twin, dead by 1878.

b.     dau East, born 1830s, probably a twin, dead by 1878.

c.     Thomas East, b 1838

d.     Napoleon East, b 1848 (M93,N,B,EE,EP,NL,JY, 15j,11kyt,10my, 14n)


        Thomas Massey East [E1b6], son of Thomas East and Sarah Graves, was born 2 March 1799 in Henry Co VA. There was no mention of him in his mother's 1849 bible other than his birth. Therefore Thomas may have died by 15 June 1810 when his brother Thomas Martin East was born. (B,EP,NL,JY)


        Thomas Milton East [E4c5a3b2], son of Joel East and Rebecca Williams, was born 16 September 1830 in Laurens Co SC. He was age 38 when he enlisted in the Confederacy in Clark Co AR in 1861 (age 39 in 1870, 49 in 1880, 69 in 1900). He was commissioned a Captain in 1863, and served in Company H, 33rd Arkansas Infantry, and in Company B, 12th Arkansas Infantry. He was discharged in 1865. He lived in MS in the early 1840s, and in Shelby Co TN in the late 1840s. Then after his father died, he moved to Newberry Co SC by 1850. Thomas moved to KS in 1856, then was in Clark Co AR in 1857. He married Susan Alexander Haynes in Clark Co on 16 November 1858. She was a daughter of Dr Enoch S Haynes and Jane _____, both from TN. Susan was born in Yell Co AR on 18 July 1838, and died on 8 August 1860 in Clark Co or Pike Co AR. She was buried in Weir Cemetery at Okolona, Clark Co. In 1860 Thomas bought 240 acres in Pike Co. After Susan died, Thomas then married Talitha Eliza Weir in Clark Co on 13 January 1863. She was born 21 November 1841 in Clark Co, daughter of Abraham L Weir (1816-1879) and Amanda Crow (1817-1887), and died on 26 November 1935. She was also buried in Weir Cemetery. Thomas Milton East died on 20 October 1907, and was buried in Weir Cemetery. His widow applied for a widow's pension (#21863). In 1910 she lived at Antoine, Clark Co with most of her grown children living a few doors away; in 1920 she lived with her son Thomas M at Antoine. Thomas' children were the only East families in Clark Co in 1910. He had five children, all in AR, four with Talitha, and all were alive in 1900-

a.     William Bernard East, b 16 Mar 1860

b.     Emma Belle East, b Nov 1866

c.     Eula East, b 3 Oct 1872

d.     Thomas Milton East Jr, b 20 Dec 1874

e.     Collier Weir East, b 14 Jan 1878 (M71,M92,N,1427n, 63nmzrsuvc)


        Thomas Milton East Jr [E4c5a3b2d], son of Thomas Milton East and Talitha Eliza Weir, was born 20 December 1874 in Clark Co AR. He married Phoebe Dora ____ in 1904 and lived at Okolona in 1918. He was a dry goods salesman in 1900 and a lumberman and a farmer in 1918. In 1910 and 1920 they lived at Antoine, Clark Co and he was a saw mill manager. His 78 year old widowed mother lived with them then in 1920. Phoebe was born 1 September 1876 in AR, and died at Little Rock in December 1968. The lived at Little Rock in 1930 where Thomas was a salesman. They had a son-

1.     Louis C East, b 1 Nov 1904 in Clark Co AR, and was still at home with his parents in 1930, living at Little Rock. He was a bookkeeper at a bank. Louis died 3 March 1996 at Little Rock. (Z,63vw,780f) (M92,M71,M,Z,63suvw,780f)


        Thomas Moody East [E19a2a5c], son of Thomas Elias East and Nancy Jane Childress, was born 25 August 1884 in TX. He married Ruby Belle Brigance about 1906 and they lived in Limestone Co. Ruby was born in TX in March 1884, daughter of William Franklin Brigance and Nannie Elizabeth Wallace of Limestone Co. Ruby died in 1932 and was buried in Coolidge Cemetery. Thomas died in 1960 in TX. They had at least five children, all born in Limestone Co TX-

1.     Ernest F East, b 26 Sep 1907

2.     Herman Douglas East, b 22 Apr 1910

3.     Joseph T East, b 1911

4.     Dessie East, b 3 Feb 1912 in Limestone Co, probably died in infancy. (TXb)

5.     Jessie M East, b 1914

6.     Doyle Derwood East, b 1 Nov 1918 (M92,W, M,W,255uvf)


        Thomas Nathaniel East [E1b13k], son of Edward Wallace East and Willmirth Metilda Greer, was born 17 November 1866 at Salt Lake City, UT. He married Ada Johnson on 29 January 1888 at Pima, AZ. She was born 3 May 1871 at Virgin City, UT, daughter of Sixtus Ellis Johnson and Editha Melissa Merrill, They lived at Pima for years. Thomas died 16 October 1944 and Ada on 11 November 1955, both at Safford, AZ; they were buried at Pima in Pima Cemetery. Thomas and Ada had nine children, all born at Pima-

1.     Ada East, b 2 Dec 1889

2.     Amy East, b 5 Sep 1891

3.     Wallace Nathaniel East, b 10 Aug 1893

4.     Sixtus East, b 14 Aug 1895

5.     Ellis East, b 23 Jun 1897

6.     Monita East, b 14 Nov 1901

7.     Millie East, b 19 Oct 1904

8.     Norene East, b 11 Jun 1908

9.     Jesse Thomas East, b 9 Jul 1911 (EP,NL,311dc)


        Thomas P East [E4a2a2f], son of Ezekiel East and Elizabeth Worsham, was born in 1815 (age 10-14 in 1830, 20-29 in 1840, 35 in 1850, 44 in 1860) in northern Pittsylvania Co VA, and was named after his paternal grandfather. The middle initial "P" was noted in several documents to distinguish him from his cousin and uncle. Thomas was a minor on 21 June 1831 because the Pittsylvania Court appointed his father as Thomas' guardian concerning an inheritance. He was married on 2 December 1839 in Pittsylvania County by William H Plunkett to Martha J Lain. In 1840 they lived in Pittsylvania Co and their neighbors were David Barber, Hyram Lane, John Singleton, Joseph Adams, and John Blanks. Martha was born in May 1813 in VA, daughter of Pleasant Laine and Elizabeth Crowder. Martha was an older teen in 1840, age 26 in 1850, 36 in 1860, 68 in 1880, and age 87 in 1900. In 1841 Thomas and Francis Blank were charged with fighting, but the charges were dropped because the fight was by consent. They were again charged with fighting later that year, and this time Blanks was fined one cent, while Thomas was fined $7.50.

        In a 9 December 1874 lawsuit in Pittsylvania Co, Thomas's wife "Martha East" was one of many heirs of the late Pleasant Lain and wife Elizabeth who sued the administrator of Pleasant's estate. One of Martha's sisters was Cola Lain, who had married Francis Blank, Thomas' fighting opponent of 1841.

        In May of 1849 Thomas and Martha lived along Buck Tree Creek, and in the 1850 census they had the same neighbors as in 1840. They had seven children by the time Thomas died in 1865 in Pittsylvania Co. In 1880 Martha and her three youngest children were in Halifax Co, but in 1900 she was living back in Pittsylvania Co with her eldest daughter Betsy. Martha J Lane died in the 1900s and was buried in Lane Cemetery near Straightstone. Martha's and Thomas' children were all born in Pittsylvania Co-

1.     Betsy A East, b Jul 1847, married Frank H Montgomery in 1870, and they lived in Pittsylvania Co in 1880, and in 1900. Frank was born in NC in February 1849. They had eight children, with six still living in 1900-

        a.     child Montgomery, b & d 1870-1880 (27u)

        b.     John T Montgomery, b Apr 1874, in 1900 lived at Staunton, Pittsylvania Co two doors from his parents. He had married Texanna Mannin in 1896. She was born in June 1876 in Pittsylvania Co, daughter of J C Mannin and Elizabeth _____. They had three children by 1900, six by 1910, and seven by 1920-

                1.     Lottie B Montgomery, b Sep 1897 (27uv)

                2.     child Montgomery, b & d 1897-1900 (27u)

                3.     Felix I Montgomery, b Mar 1900 (27uv)

                4.     Charlie I Montgomery, b 1903 (27vw)

                5.     Robert Montgomery, b 1906 (27vw)

                6.     John Swanson Montgomery, b 1908 (27vw)

                7.     Doctor Montgomery, b 1913 (27w) (26s,27uvw)

        c.     child Montgomery, b & d 1870-1880 (27u)

        d.     William M Montgomery, b Apr 1877, married Jennie _____ in 1902, and lived in Pittsylvania Co. Jennie was born in 1882. They had four children by 1910, all born in Pittsylvania Co-

                1.     Lucy M Montgomery, b 1905 (27v)

                2.     Jesse H Montgomery, b 1906 (27v)

                3.     Mary B Montgomery, b 1908 (27v)

                4.     Frank E Montgomery, b May 1909 (27v) (26s,27uv)

        e.     Susan A Montgomery, b 1878 (26s)

        f.     Robert L Montgomery, b Sep 1879 (26s,27u)

        g.     Doctor Felix Montgomery, b Jun 1885, married Sallie Will ____ in 1910 and they at first lived with Doctor's parents at Staunton. Sallie was born in 1891 in VA. In 1920 they lived at Staunton, Halifax Co, and by then had four children-

                1.     Buddy Lee Montgomery, b 1910 (26w)

                2.     Lillie May Montgomery, b 1912 (26w)

                3.     Walter E Montgomery, b Oct 1915 (26w)

                4.     James T Montgomery, b Nov 1917 (26w) (27uv,26w)

        h.     Emma G Montgomery, b Jun 1889 (27u) (27nquv)

2.     Caley East, b 1848 (27nq)

3.     Martha East, b 1850 (27nq)

4.     Harriet J East, b 1855 (27q)

5.     Robert M East, b Aug 1857 (Aug 1860 per 1900 census, age 53 in 1910), married Rebecca Ann Milner in Halifax Co on 16 October 1874. She was born in 1856 in Halifax Co, and died there 22 May 1899 In 1880 Robert lived in his mother-in-law's home in Halifax Co. She was Harriet J Perkins, widow of Rebecca Ann's father William Milner. Robert's wife and some of their children were not in his mother-in-law's home in 1880. Also in that home were Robert's widowed mother Martha and his two youngest sisters. Robert married again, to Annie _____ about 1905. Annie was born in 1861. Robert died in Halifax Co 28 July 1916. He and Rebecca had at least six children, all probably born in Halifax Co, and with Annie he adopted her daughter-

        a.     Edmonia East, b Aug 1881 (26u)

        b.     Leslie Thomas East, b Oct 1881 (born Oct 1881 per WW1 draft record, born in Aug 1983 per 1900 census, age 26 in 1920), married Fannie M _____ about 1909 and they lived with his father in Halifax Co at first. Fannie was born in VA in 1904. She had a daughter-

                1.     Annie B Carr, b 1907 in Halifax Co, was Fannie's daughter who was adopted by Less. (26vw) (M,26uvw)

        c.     Lola East, b Jul 1884, was not living with her father's home in 1910. (26u)

        d.     William Morton East, b 6 Apr 1886 at Cody, Halifax Co, died 5 July 1964 at Nathalie, VA. He married Minnie Lee Ridgeway on 23 December 1908. Minnie was born 25 February 1887 in Pittsylvania Co, and died 15 October 1932 at Cody in Halifax Co. (W,M, 26u)

        e.     Nannie East, b Oct 1889 (26u)

        f.     Grace East, b Jul 1891 (26uv)

        g.     Annie B Carr, b 1908 (26v) (W,M,27q,26suv)

6.     Angeline East, b 1864 (27q,26s)

7.     Alice East, b 1867 (26s)

6.     Angeline East, b 1864 (27q,26s)

7.     Alice East, b 1867 (26s)

The marriage records of Thomas and Martha shows her name to be Lane, yet in the 1840 thru 1860 census records, all the neighbors with that name spelled it Lain. Her father's name was spelled Pleasant Layne in his 23 December 1805 Pittsylvania Co marriage record. There were two other early Pittsylvania marriage records with men named Thomas East: on 22 December 1828 a Thomas East married Elizabeth West, and on 4 September 1837 a Thomas C East married Matilda Shackleford. In 1840 there were three Thomas East homes in Pittsylvania Co. One was a Thomas East Jr on census page 86, who was born in the 1800s; one was Thomas East Sr on page 85, born in the 1770s (no doubt Ezekiel East's brother). And the third Thomas East was on page 153, and next door to Hyram Lane, same age as Thomas, born in the 1810s. (EL,W, 27ijmknq, 26s)


        Thomas Pinckney East [E4c3b4f], son of John H East and Mary Ann Burch, was born 29 January 1814 in Surry Co NC. He moved with his family to south central IN when he was a boy about 1830, and married Sarah Jane Carmichael on 12 March 1835 in Monroe Co IN. She was born 11 January 1815 in Surry Co NC, daughter of Richard Carmichael and Sarah Graves, and moved to Monroe Co in 1828. In 1845 Thomas P and Sarah moved from Monroe Co to Greene Co IN. Thomas died on 14 May 1872 in Greene Co and Sarah then lived in their home at Jefferson with her son Edward. In 1900 she lived with her son Ziba at Jefferson. Sarah died 1 February 1903 at her son Ziba's house. She was buried with Thomas in Worthington Cemetery in Greene Co. They had 12 children, all born in IN, and eight were still alive in 1900; seven were living in 1903 when Sarah died (William had died in 1902)-

1.     Rose Jane East, b 1836

2.     William Anderson East, b 19 May 1837

3.     Hughes East, b 12 Aug 1838 

4.     Mary East, b 5 Nov 1840

5.     James Riley East, b 14 Aug 1842

6.     Thomas Jefferson East, b 9 Jul 1844

7.     Joseph Alexander East, b 27 Dec 1846

8.     Seymour A East, b 9 Mar 1849

9.     Eliza Ellen East, b Jun 1851

10.   Nancy Elizabeth East, b 16 Jan 1853

11.   Ziba Pinckney East, b 17 Jul 1855

12.   Edward Washington East, b 28 Feb 1858 (N,K,240ij,130mk,376nqrsuc)


        Thomas Pinckney East [E4c3b4a7], son of Hughes East and Rosanna Hodges, was born 19 December 1840 in LaGrange Co IN. (W,126nq)


        Thomas Randolph East [E4a2a4h7], son of Thomas East and Priscilla McCracken, was born 5 April 1846 at Locust Grove, Adams Co OH, died there on 7 October 1849. He was buried in Locust Grove Cemetery just north of Peebles. His gravestone says "Son of Thomas & Prescilla / died 7 October 1849 / 3 y 6 m 2 d." Thomas' grave is next to the grave of his grandfather Isaac East. (M38,275c)


        Thomas Reuben East [E1b4b1a], son of John Harston East and Charlotte Frances Montague, was born 6 September 1862 at Savannah, TN and grew up there. He had just turned 24 when he was elected to be the constable at Savannah; in 1889 he worked for the Savannah Lumber Company, and made a business trip to Mansfield, AR in March 1890. It was at Mansfield where he married Minnie Dee Stebbins, on 24 February 1891. She was born at Rushford, MN on 17 March 1868, daughter of Sylvester Spencer Stebbins and Martha Smith. Thomas and his new family moved to Savannah in June 1893, then moved on to Greenville, Hunt Co TX by 1895 where he bought and ran a grocery store. In 1918 they bought a farm near Greenville, but still stayed in the grocery business. In the 1980s many of their descendants were living there. Greenville was their home until they died, he on 14 January 1935 and she at the age of 72 in 1940, both at Greenville. They are buried at Greenville. They had five children-

1.     Thomas Harston East, b 26 Apr 1892

2.     Hardin East, b 16 May 1895

3.     Mary Lucille East, b 6 Sep 1897

4.     Ruby Jane East, b 18 Aug 1899

5.     Sally Bess East, b 25 Dec 1906 (K,M77,ML,HE,RJ,9rs,85uvwc)


        Thomas S East [E4a3b1d2a], son of Albis H East and Polly Morris, was born in 1843 in Lincoln Co MO. In 1850, after his father had died soon before, Thomas lived with his Morris grandparents in Lincoln Co. They were Jonah Morris and Jane Pack, and were born in VA in 1803 and 1801. What became of Thomas' mother is unknown, since her gravestone says she died in 1884. Thomas lived with his grandparents for ten to twenty years.

        There is a gravestone in the Old Morris Cemetery, a private family Cemetery located in a wooded area about 1,200 feet south of the larger Broyles Cemetery, in the northern side of Briscoe in Lincoln Co. On that stone is the inscription showing Polly East, born 10 September 1824, died 27 March 1884, daughter of Jonah Morris and Jane Pack, married A H East on 2 September 1841, "Her sickness sore with patience bore, Physicians tried in vain, till God was pleased to heed her call, and freed her from her pain." So from this stone we have the names and clue to the connection between Thomas S East and the Morris family. Since Polly East Morris was born in 1824, she was easily of age to be the mother of Thomas S East. And we know that Polly Morris married Albis H East in Lincoln Co on 2 September 1941. So Thomas S East must be their son.

        Thomas S had married Luclema "Lou" Ann Wheeler by 1869. She was born in MO in September 1849; her father was Charles Wheeler, a hotel keeper from NH, and her mother was Pamelia _____ from KY. Thomas died in the early 1880s, and Lou married John D Carter about 1884, and he died in the 1900s; in 1910 Lou was a widow again, living at Troy in Bedford Twp, Lincoln Co with her bachelor son Charles W. Lou and Thomas had three children-

1.     Clemma East, b 1872, married _____ Garner between 1885 and 1900 in or near Lincoln Co MO. She and her husband divorced by 1920 and Clemma moved in with her mother living at Troy in Bedford Twp, Lincoln Co. (46suw)

2.     Charles Wheeler East, b Jul 1875, never married and lived with his mother for over forty years. He was a salesman. (46suw)

3.     Morris R East, b Aug 1877, appears to be the Morris M R East, born in 1879 in MO, and who was living St Louis MO in 1910. He was then still single and was a dentist. He had three lodgers living in his home. (46su,175v)

In 1880, living in Thomas' home was his widowed mother-in-law Permelia Wheeler, age 61, and born in KY of VA parents. Lou's child with John Carter was Ernest E Carter, born in November 1884 in Lincoln Co MO. (46mcnqsuvw)


        Thomas S East [E13a1k11], son of Anderson R East and Mary A Goings, was born 8 June 1849 in Delaware Co IN. He married Barbara Jane Bronnenberg about 1874 and they lived at Union, Madison Co IN. She was born in June 1851 in Madison Co, daughter of Jacob Bronnenberg and Nancy Agnes Coburn. Both of Barbara's parents were long time residents of Madison Co. In 1910 Barbara and Thomas lived at Anderson, and their close neighbor was Mary L Burnett, widow of Thomas' brother David C East. Thomas died on 28 August 1913 and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery at Anderson, Madison Co. Barbara moved to Glendale, CA and lived within a city block of many of her of siblings and children. She died there on 30 August 1931 and was also buried in Maplewood Cemetery with Thomas. In 1930 she was still at Glendale, living with her daughter Grace (at 341 W California Ave, about a mile northwest of the 1920 home). They had five children, all born in IN-

a.     Grace East, b Sep 1874 (age 33 in 1910). She married Francis M George in Madison Co on 1 September 1909 and soon after they moved to south central Chicago. Frank was born 1 January 1875 at Mount Carmel, Franklin Co IN, son of Michael George and Nancy Freeland, and was an electrical engineer. In 1920 they were living at Glendale in southern CA, and Grace's brother Raymond and their mother Barbara J lived with them. In 1930 Francis was a carpenter at Glendale. He died 3 January 1960 in Los Angeles Co. He and Grace had a daughter-

        1.     Mary E George, b 23 Mar 1913 in Riverside Co CA. (254b,70wf) (W,CAd, 729sum, 787sm,542v,70wf)

b.     Lenna M East, b 17 Jul 1878 (age 29 in 1910, 37 in 1920, gave her birth date as 1880 when she returned from her 1921 trip to Europe, and gave her birth place at Henderson, Rush Co IN). Lenna married Glenn Wayland Gates in Madison Co on 29 December 1896. In 1900 they lived at Indianapolis where he was a salesman. Glenn was born at Thorntown, Boone Co IN on 25 September 1873, son of Francis M Gates and Amanda McCoy. They had no children by 1900. In 1910 they were living back in Madison Co at Anderson, and he owned a clothing store. Glenn applied for a US Passport on 5 April 1931 in order to attend a National Retail Merchant Association convention in France, Belgium, and Italy. He planned to sail to Europe on the SS Olympic out of New York City later that month. He and Lena returned from that trip on 1 July 1921 at New York City, and claimed that they lived at Henderson, Rush Co IN; they sailed from Cherbourg on the SS Adriatic. Five years later, in March 1926, Lenna and her daughter took an ocean cruise to Burmuda and returned. This time Lenna gave her correct birth date. The daughter was-

        1.     Virginia E Gates, b 4 Dec 1905 at Anderson, IN. She married John Stark Gorby on 26 January 1926 at New York City, and died on 6 June 1986 at Old Greenwich, Fairfield Co CT. John was born 12 March 1906 at Chicago, IL, son of Charles Baron Gorby (1871 OH) and Mabel McWhinney (1879 OH), but grew up at Terre Haute, Vido Co IN. In April 1937 John and Virginia took a trip to Berumda; their home was then at Old Greenwich. He died 20 March 1988 at Fairfield, CT, and was retired from the railroad when he died. John was an editor for a publishing company in 1930 at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Co CA in 1930.They had a son who married and had six children. (S,W,Z,CTd,729vw,380w,70m) (W,M,X,S, 787sm, 729smbvw, 383u)

c.     Ernest Elwood East, b 22 Mar 1880 at Union, married Gertrude August _____. She was born in IL on 19 December 1880. They were living at Glendale, CA close to the home of his widowed mother and his sister Grace, and brother Raymond. Ernest was a civil engineer. He died 7 November 1957 in Los Angeles Co, probably at Glendale. Gertrude died at San Francisco on 8 February 1970. They had a daughter-

        1.     Barbara East, b 1921 at Glendale, CA. She was named after her paternal grandmother. (70f)

Gertrude had a son from a prior marriage: Joseph W Coffey, born in CA in 1910, of a father from NY. (W,729su, 70wf)

d.     Raymond Jacob East, b 26 Nov 1884 at Union. He married Anna M _____ about 1910. In September 1918 they lived at Anderson. Anna was born in IN 17 October 1888, daughter of a Ms Lucas. They had no children by 1920. Anna died in San Bernardino Co CA on 5 April 1962, and Raymond died 7 May 1956, probably at Glendale, CA. (CAd, W,M, 729uv,70wf)

e.     Bessie East, b Nov 1884 (729uv)

Barbara Jane Bronnenberg's parents were also buried in Maplewood Cemetery. (CAd,W, 781nqr,729sc)


        Thomas Shadrack East [E4a3a6d1d5], son of Thomas Benton East and Mary E Shields, was born 3 March 1878 in in Webster Co MO. Thomas married Dora Devona Watters in 1901. In 1910 they lived at Springfield, MO. Dora was born in MO on 10 September 1880, daughter of T T Watters and Ms M Platt.. She was born 10 September 1880 and died 14 July 1935 at Springfield; the informant was "T L East" (son Lionel). Dora was buried in Marshfield Cemetery in Webster Co at Marshfield. Thomas lived at Springfield, MO in 1939 when his brother Henry died. Thomas died at Springfield on 30 December 1954 and was also buried in Marshfield Cemetery. The informant for his death certificate was his wife Mrs Maud (_____) Cantrell. Tom was a streetcar motorman at Springfield, and when the city changed to busses, he then was an elevator operator for a medical building. He and Dora had a son-

a.     Thomas Lionel East, b 1903 in IL. He married and had two children. (N,41vw) (JA,M, N,59s,41vwd,43uc)


        Thomas W East [], parents unknown, was born in 1841 in IL, and lived in Morgan and Pettis Counties MO. He married Camelia W _____ about 1864. She was born in MO about 1844. They had children, all born in Morgan Co MO-

1.     George B East, b 1865 (95r)

2.     Millie L East, b abt 1866, married W A Martin of Henry Co on 6 May 1881 and they had many children-

        a.     Lewis Martin, a painter, lived at Clinton, MO, and married Lula Thomas. (44G)

        b.     Walter L Martin, in business with his father, married Rosa Hoppe. (44G)

        c.     Laura Martin, wife of W D Hunt, and lived at Clinton. (44G)

        d.     Charles Martin, a Cinton farmer who married Mabel Cook. (44G)

        e.     George Martin, proprietor of the Martin Green House at Clinton. (44G)

        f.     Minnie Martin, married Edwin Bennett and lied at Clinton. (44G)

        g.     May Martin, married James Dodson and lived at Calhoun. (44G)

        h.     Ralph Martin, lived at Clinton. (44G)

        i.      Nellie Martin (44G)

        j.      Pauline Martin (44G)

        k.     Albert Martin (44G)

3.     Eliza East, b 1868 (95r)

4.     Kate East, b May 1870 (95r) (44G,95r)


        Thomas Walker East [E4c5a1k1], son of Joel Walker East and Catherine Lofton, was born 13 April 1834 in Copiah Co MS (now is in Lincoln Co). He married Kizziah East [E4c5a1g8] on 21 May 1856 at Meadville, Franklin Co. During the Civil War, Thomas was a private in Captain Roberts' Co., Mississippi Artillery. His brother John also served with Captain Roberts. Kizziah was born 15 August 1833 in Copiah Co and died 7 October 1887 at East Mill, Red Star Co MS. She was buried on the family farm. Kizzy's parents were Isaac East and Margaret Smith, so her husband was her first cousin. After Kizziah died, Thomas married Jariah Gerard Mehitable Sessions in Red Star Co on 12 September 1893. She was born in MS on 13 March 1856 and died 20 May 1918. (Or per MV born 8 Jan 1869 at Wesson, Copiah Co, MS, died 5 May 1940). Thomas died 3 January 1901 in Lincoln Co. Kizziah and Thomas had four known children, all sons; they likely had children born between 1858 and 1865, but they would have died as infants-

a.     Marion B East, b 1 Feb 1857

b.     William Thomas East, b 23 May 1866

c.     James W East, b 4 Oct 1867

d.     Albert Eugene East, b 1869

Living with Thomas and Kizziah in 1870 was Luke Lee Jr, a hired hand. He was probably a son of Nancy East [E4c5a8]. (W,M,37knq, 38m,39rs)


        Thomas Walter East [E4c5a1j10e], son of Joel East and Elizabeth L Scott, was born 2 June 1879 in Tarrant Co TX. He was a salesman in 1918 and lived at Polytechnic, Tarrant Co then when he registered for the WW1 draft. He named Mrs Mary F East as his nearest relative. He married Mamie Wright. Thomas died at Fort Worth on 13 December 1941. His death certificate named his parents as Joel East and Elizabeth. He was buried in Everman Cemetery in Tarrant Co. Mamie was born in GA in 1879 and died in 1909 in TX. She was buried in Everman Cemetery. Their daughter Velma lived with Thomas's father and sister Fannie in 1920 and 1930; son Murell was a baby when his mother died, so Murrell lived with different relatives in the 1910s, but was with his paternal grandfather in 1920-

1.     Velma Ione East, b 5 Nov 1901 at Everman, TX, and lived with her paternal grandfather in 1910 and into the 1930s. Velma died at Vernon, Wilbarger Co on 5 August 1963. She never married. Her parents named on her death certificate were Thomas W East and Mamie Wright. She was buried in Everman Cemetery in Tarrant Co. (194vwfdc)

2.     Murrell East, b 1907 (194w) (194udc)


        Thomas Wheatley East [E4a2a4h9], son of Thomas East and Priscilla McCracken, was born 5 April 1850 at Locust Grove, Adams Co OH. In 1852 he and his family moved to Christian Co IL, where Thomas spent the next few years. In 1864 they moved to Piatt Co. About this time Thomas went to Springfield and attempted to enlist in the army; he was rejected. He then tried, at about age 18, to teach school but his mother called him home because she needed his help.

        Thomas married Catherine Sarah "Kate" Barber on 31 December 1873 at Milmine. She was born 20 April 1852 near Brighton, Jersey Co IL, daughter of Stillman Barber (from RI) and Mary Ann Clark (from KY), and was a bookkeeper in her father's store. Thomas learned plastering from Jefferson L Davis, husband of his older sister Ann East. After marriage, Thomas and his wife Kate farmed land owned by her father on the Milmine-Cerro Gordo road. Early in 1876, Thomas, Kate, and their son Victor moved to Texas, probably to be near Stillman Barber, who had gone there earlier. It took Thomas only a few weeks to decide against life in the Lone Star State. They returned to IL and resumed farming one and one-quarter miles east of Milmine. Thomas died 17 December 1894 at Milmine, Piatt Co IL and was buried at Bement Cemetery at Cerro Gordo. In 1896 Kate and the younger children moved to Normal, IL

        Kate's birth name was Sarah Catherine Barber, but she reversed these first two names and was then Catherine Sarah Barber In 1900 and in 1910, after Thomas died, she lived at Normal, McLean Co IL and was working as a landlord. Some of her children were still living with her. In 1930 she lived with her daughter Nellie in Farmer City, McLean Co. Sarah died 29 September 1934 at Farmer City, DeWitt Co IL at the home of her daughter Nellie, and was buried at Bement in Piatt Co. They had seven children, with six still living in 1900; all but the youngest were born at Milline-

a.     Victor Wheatley East, b 4 Nov 1874

b.     Herbert Leander East, b 24 Mar 1876

c.     Arthur Stillman East, b 4 Jun 1880

d.     Nellie Mary East, b 16 Jun 1884

e.     Ernest Edward East, b 13 Oct 1885

f.      Stanley Mark East, b 19 Aug 1890

g.     William East, b 11 Dec 1891 (CA, 275nq,276quv,278uvwf,277c)


        Timothy Edward East [E4a3a6d1g24h2], son of Kurtis Amos East and Sunnie Louise Meyers, was born 21 July 1969 at Thousand Oaks, CA. (RR)


        Tina Marie East [E1b4b1d6a4b], daughter of Ronnie Lee East and Shirley Ann Hayes, was born 19 June 1978 at Charleston, SC. (LE)


        Tina Susan East [E4c6c5k7a], daughter of James East and Rhoda G Searcy, was born 11 September 1873 in Ohio Twp, Crawford Co IN. She married Charles M Coleman on 11 August 1895. He was born in December 1874 in IN, son of William S Coleman and Sarah J _____. In 1910 and afterwards they lived in Ohio Twp. Tina died in Crawford Co on 29 July 1948, and was buried in East Cemetery, Ohio Twp, Crawford Co. Charles died in 1957 and was buried with Tina. They had a son-

1.     Arnold R Coleman, b 7 Feb 1903 in Ohio Twp, Crawford Co IN. He married Mary E _____ in 1924. Mary was born in 1909, and was age 15 when she married. They had no children by 1930 and they lived with his parents in Ohio Twp. Arnold worked in a rock quarry. He died 7 October 1953 and was buried in East Cemetery at Cape Sandy. (625vwfc) (W,625suvwfc)


        Tom Timmons East [E11f5], son of Edward Hudson East and Hattie F Baxter, was born 19 December 1889 in Archer Co TX. He lived in Kleberg Co in 1920 and was married. His wife was Alice Gertrudis Kleberg, born at Corpus Christi, TX on 9 January 1893. She and Thomas married on 30 January 1915. Alice was a daughter of Robert J Kleberg and Alice Gertrudis King. Alice Kleberg died at Hebbronville, Jim Hogg Co on 6 September 1997. Tom died in Kleberg Co on 29 November 1943. His home when he died was at Hebbronville. A L East (Tom's eldest brother) of Sarita was the informant for his death certificate. Tom was buried at Kingsville. They had three children by the end of 1920, born in neighboring Nueces Co-

a.     Tom Timmons East Jr, b 2 Jan 1917, died in Kleberg Co on 8 November 1984. (TXbd,263w)

b.     Robert Claude East, b 1918 (263w)

c.     Alice Hattie C East, b 27 Nov 1921, died 16 February 1993 at Hebbronville, Jim Hogg Co. (W,Z,TXb) (W,M,TXd,756u, 237v,263wd)


        Toy Tine East [E4c3a3b11d11], son of Joseph Smith East and Lou Ella Ryherd, was born 25 July 1899 in Macon Co TN. He married Effie Lee Mabry on 1 April 1917. She was born 5 June 1898 in TN, daughter of Mrs Matilda _____, and died at Lafayette in February 1975. Toy died at Boiling Springs in Macon Co on 4 August 1988. They had five children-

a.     Raymond Cordell East, b 7 Nov 1919 in Macon Co TN and died in Macon Co in April 1974. (Z,MV,4f)

b.     Dorothy Mae East, b 924 in Macon Co TN. (MV,4f)

c.     Eugene East, b 1928 in Macon Co TN. He married Mary Frances Steen on 10 December 1949. They had a dozen children-

        1.     Patricia Ann East (MV)

        2.     Linda Ray East (MV)

        3.     Sandra Kay East (MV)

        4.     Randy Gene East (MV)

        5.     Michael Ray East (MV)

        6.     Tony Lane East (MV)

        7.     Timothy Wayne East (MV)

        8.     Jeffrey Dale East (MV)

        9.     Tammy Lynn East (MV)

        10.   Brian Scott East (MV)

        11.   Barry Neal East (MV)

        12.   Angela Dawn East (MV) (MV)

d.     Joe Marshall East (MV)

e.     Thomas Lawrence East (MV) (Z,M,MV,4uvf)


        Traci Estelle East [E4a3a6d1g24a1a], daughter of Gary Gilbert East and Pat Thistle, was born 3 May 1971 in IL. (RR,N)


        Tracy East [E19a2a5b2], daughter of Arthur Richard East and Hattie Bell Zora Ford, was born in 1907 in Limestone Co TX. (255vf)


        Troy W East [E19a2a5d2], son of Lee Willie East and Lena _____, was born in 1913 in Limestone Co TX. (255f)


        Ulysses S Grant East [E14d1h4]. son of Henry T East and Caroline Nelson, was born in May 1864 in Washington Co or DeWitt Co IL. He lived in Macon Co for a while, then was living at Lone Tree, Clay Co NE in 1900. Ulysses had married Annie G Bowman in 1888. Annie was born at Chester, Randolph Co IL in February 1871, daughter of John F Bowman and Eliza Jane _____. His three sons were all born at Maroa, Macon Co, and they moved to Lone Tree, NE in the late 1890s. In 1910 Ulysses and Annie lived in Dewey Co OK, but were back at Lone Tree, NE in 1920, living with their daughter. Their four children were-

a.     Cecil W East, b 31 Jul 1889, was living on his own farm at Lone Tree, NE in 1910. His brother Floyd lived with him then. Cecil married Laura Mildred Hanson at Clay Center, NE on 4 August 1910. They lived at Marshall in Clay Co. She was born at Mt Pleasant, IA on 5 April 1890, daughter of Herbert M Hanson and Stella May Sherman. She was a teacher on the family farm in 1920. Cecil gave up farming and went into the real estate business in the 1920s. They had moved to Amarillo, TX in the late 1920s. He died in Los Angeles, Co CA on 24 June 1962. He and Laura had four children by 1930-

        1.     Dorothy Bonita East, b 15 Feb 1913 in OK, grew up at Amarillo, TX, and died 13 December 1998 at Prescott, Yavapai Co AZ. She had married Seth Ward Joplin at Amarillo on 24 October 1935. He was born 19 May 1910 in Potter Co TX, and worked for Texaco. Seth died at Prescott, Yavapai Co AZ in May 1987. Seth's parents were Seeb Winson Joplin, a deputy sheriff of Lynn Co TX in 1918, and Florence Elizabeth Porter. Dorothy and Seth had three children, all born at Port Arthur, Jefferson Co TX-

                a.     Janis Lyn Joplin, b 19 Jan 1943. She left TX and moved to San Francisco in 1963, and died 4 1970 at Los Angeles, CA of a drug overdose. She was cremated and her ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean. Janis was a well known folk singer of the 1960s. (W,TXb)

                b.     Laura Lee Joplin, b 15 Mar 1949 (TXb)

                c.     Michael Ross Joplin, b 25 May 1953 (TXb)

Seeb Winson Joplin signed his name as such, without a T in his middle name. (W,M, 842w,845f)

        2.     Gerald Wayne East, b 18 Apr 1917 in OK, grew up at Amarillo, TX, and married Genelle Davis on 28 July 1946. They had two children. (W,842w,845f)

        3.     Barbara Jean East, b 1 Jul 1919 at Marshall, Clay Co NE. She married a Mr Irvin and died at Los Angeles, CA on 13 November 1986. (CAd,842w, 845f)

        4.     Mildred East, b 1923 at Marshall, Clay Co NE. She grew up at Amarillo, TX and married Edward Thayer McBride. They had two children-

                a.     Edward Thayer McBride Jr, b 12 Jan 1945, died 16 April 1945. (W)

                b.     dau McBride, married a Mr Arrufat. (W) (845f) (W,CAd,842uvw,845f)

b.     Floyd L East, b 1 Feb 1892 at Maroa, Macon Co IL, moved with his parents to Clay Co NE when he was a boy. Apparently his parents took part in the Indian land grab of OK since they had moved south to Cleveland, OK by 1910, but Floyd remained at Lone Tree, NE, living with his 20 year old brother Cecil. In June 1917 Floyd was a life insurance agent living at Oklahoma City, OK and was then married. In 1920 he was living at Memphis, TN, and was still in the insurance business. His wife was Leah _____, born 28 January 1894 in NE. In 1930 they lived at Hastings, NE. Leah died at Kearney, Buffalo Co NE in November 1980. Their son was-

        1.     Leonard East, b Apr 1918 in NE. (14w,844f) (M,842u, 843v,844f)

c.     Vern Castle East, b 15 Jun 1895 at Maroa, Macon Co IL. When he was a little boy his parents moved to Clay Co NE where he grew up. When he was about 10 years old, his parents took Verna and his sister and moved to Dewey Co OK. But in June 1917 Vern was back at Lone Tree, Clay Co and was then married. His wife was Eva G ____, born in NE on 12 November 1897. Floyd died at Clay Center, Clay Co on 26 May 1989; Eva died there 9 June 1993. They had two children by 1930, both born at Lone Tree, NE-

        1.     Royce L East, b 1922, lived at Clay Center for years. (842Pf)

        2.     Beulah J East, b Sep 1926 (842f) (M,Z,842uwf, 843v)

d.     Violet Adella East, b 9 Jul 1900 at Lone Tree, Clay Co NE but moved south to Cleveland, Dewey Co OK with her parents when she was a girl. They moved back to Lone Tree by 1920, and Victoria married John Phillip Merryman about 1918. John was born at Kearney, Buffalo Co NE on 20 July 1896, son of Arthur Freeman Merryman and Ora Alice Clark, and died 7 December 1979 at Redondo Beach, CA. Violet died at Mount Laurel, Burlington Co NJ on 26 April 2005. They had four children-

        1.     Lawrence Bernard Merryman, b Feb 1919 at Lone Tree, Clay Co NE, died about 1940. (W,842w)

        2.     Warren Kenneth Merryman, b 28 Dec 1922, died 18 December 2001 at Rockford, Winnebago Co IL. He married Marion V _____. She was born about 1925. (W,847P)

        3.     Wayne Keith Merryman, b 28 Dec 1922, lived at Riverside, CA in 2000. He married Matilda _____. She was born about 1928. (W,264P)

        4.     Eleanor June Merryman, b 29 May 1925 in NE, died 13 March 2000 at Torrance, Los Angeles Co CA. She had married a Mr Leasure. (W,Z) (Z,843v, 842w) (W,CAd, Z,685rs,842uw,843v)


        Una Mae East [E1d1a8e], daughter of Robert Lee East and Q'Jette Boone, was born 4 August 1911 in Pontotoc, MS. She married first, George Everett "Ting" Winston, son of Edmund Tobias Winston and Stella Wilson Herman. George was born 19 July 1909 in New Albany, and died 30 November 1942 in Sheffield AL. He worked for the TVA. She married second, Julian Alsobrook Greer, son of William Henry Greer and Emma Estella Alsobrook, on 27 April 1950 in Sheffield, AL. Her son is-

1.     Thomas Parker Greer, b 8 Apr 1953 (NF,495wf)


        Unknown East of Lincoln Co MO [E4a3b1d], was a probable son of Asa East Sr and his wife Mary of Stokes Co NC (was he Asia East of 1830 Lincoln Co MO and of 1840 Williamson Co IL?), and was born in 1803 or 1804. He was a parent of young adult East people who married and lived in Lincoln Co MO in the 1840-1860 years. There were a few young East adults in Lincoln Co MO who seem to have lost their parents by 1850. This is just a temporary "parent" biography in which to assign these young adults, so that all data on them is centered in this one biography for comparison. If the following children belonged to this Unknown East, then we can see that he followed the patterns of his brothers and sister Sarah East: If he was a son of Asa (Sr) and Mary of Stokes Co NC, he was born in Stokes Co, moved to either KY and / or Lincoln Co MO in the early to mid 1820s, and then in the 1830s probably moved to Williamson Co IL, where he likely died by 1850. His children did live their early adult years in Lincoln Co. Those East children were-

1.     George Brazil East [E4a3b1d1], b 1818

2.     Albis H East [E4a3b1d2], married Polly Morris in Lincoln Co MO on 2 September 1841, so was probably born about 1820 in Stokes Co NC. Polly was born 10 September 1824, daughter of Jonah Morris and Virginia Jane Pack, snd died 27 March 1884. She was buried in Old Morris Cemetery in Lincoln Co. Albis apparently died in the 1840s in Lincoln Co. Polly and Albis had a son who was living with his Morris grandparents in Lincoln Co in 1850. He was-

        a.     Thomas East, b 1843 in Lincoln Co MO. (46mnc)

3.     Ann Eliza East [E4a3b1d3], b 1822, married James R Cox in Lincoln Co MO on 5 October 1843. Of the four elder East men (Asa, Joseph, Larkin, and Thomas), only Thomas had a daughter of age to marry James Cox in 1843, and Eliza's birth date of 1822 (per 1850, 1870, and 1880 censuses) in KY, does fit the 5-to-9 age of Thomas' daughter shown in 1830, but that daughter was Frances, who was still living with Thomas in 1850. Thomas had two daughters in 1830 who were under age 5, so neither of them could be Eliza; in addition, those two younger daughters were Elizabeth and an unknown daughter of about the same age. Furthermore it would be unlikely that Thomas would name two daughters Elizabeth and Eliza. Hence, Eliza must be another daughter of a yet unknown East man who produced five children born in the 1818-1831 years who lived in Lincoln Co, and who probably died in the 1830s.

Eliza's husband James was born in MO in 1825. In 1850 they were living next door to Joseph East [E4a3b1g], and in 1860 they were still in that neighborhood near Joseph. James died in the 1860s in Bedford Twp, Lincoln Co because in 1870 Eliza was shown without a husband living in Bedford Twp, close to Joseph East, and with five of her children. They had eight children, all born in Lincoln Co-

        a.     John G Cox. b Sep 1844 in Lincoln Co MO. He married Eliza M Slavens in Lincoln Co on 8 July 1861. She was born in Lincoln Co in March 1837, daughter of Thomas Slavens and Lucy _____. John and Eliza lived in Lincoln Co in Bedford Twp for years, but in the last years of their life they lived in Hawk Point Twp. They had five children, all born in Bedford Twp, Lincoln Co-

                1.     Silas R Cox, b May 1863, married Cora _____ about 1889. She was born in May 1875. They had four children by 1910, the first three born in Bedford Twp, and the last in Elkhorn Twp, Warren Co-

                        a.     Ethel Cox, b Feb 1891 (46u,181v)

                        b.     Myrtle Cox, b Oct 1892 (46u,181v)

                        c.     Martha Cox, b Apr 1895 (46u,181v)

                        d.     Leslie F Cox (son), b 1904 (181v) (46ru,181v)

                2.     Lucy K Cox, b 1864, was named after her maternal grandmother, and probably had died by 1900. (46nru)

                3.     Mary F Cox, b Nov 1868, had not married by 1900. (46ru)

                4.     Anna E Cox, b Dec 1869, had not married by 1910. (46ruv)

                5.      Victory Cox, b Apr 1876, had not married by 1900. (46u)

John G Cox's cousin Mary East [E4a3b1g1] married Thomas M Slavens, brother of John's wife Eliza M Slavens. (46nqruv)

        b.     Mary S Cox, b 1846 in Lincoln Co MO, probably married in the 1860s. (46nq)

        c.     Eliza A Cox, b Jan 1850 in Lincoln Co MO, probably married in the 1860s. (46nq)

        d.     James A Cox, b 1854 (46qr)

        e.     Silas R Cox, b Mar 1856, married Mary E _____ about 1889. She was born in MO in July 1870. They lived in Bedford Twp in 1900 and in Clark Twp in 1910 and afterwards. Silas and Mary had four children, all born in Lincoln Co-

                1.     James H Cox, b Jul 1891 in Bedford Twp (46uw)

                2.     Maggie J Cox, b Oct 1895 in Bedford Twp, probably married in the 1910s. (46uv)

                3.     Silas Edgar Cox, b May 1897 in Bedford Twp, probably married in the 1910s. (46uv)

                4.     Arlie J Cox, b Oct 1908 in Clark Twp, Lincoln Co (46vw) (46qrsuv)

        f.     Margaret M Cox, b Nov 1858, married Tandy Jones in Lincoln Co on 1 September 1881. He was born in IL of KY parents in October 1859. They settled in Loutre Twp, Audrain Co MO (two counties to the west of Lincoln Co) and were then into the 1910s until Tandy Died. Afterwards, Margaret moved to Hayti Twp, Pemiscot Co. She and Tandy had a large family of nine children, all born in MO-

                1.     Eddie E Jones, b Aug 1882, became a medical doctor, married in 1909, and lived in Lewis Twp, New Madrid Co MO. His wife was Anna L _____ from Canada. She was born in 1881. They had a son-

                        a.     Charles E Jones, b 1908. (180v) (179u,180v)

                2.     child Jones, b & d 1882-1900 (179u)

                3.     William R Jones, b Sep 1885 (179u)

                4.     child Jones, b & d 1882-1900 (179u)

                5.     Anna E Jones, b Jul 1888 (179u)

                6.     Maggie I Jones, b Apr 1892 (179u)

                7.     George W Jones, b Dec 1895 (179u)

                8.     James H Jones, b Oct 1896 (179u)

                9.     Dollie Jones, b Nov 1899 (179u) (46qrsm,179uv,180w)

        g.     Pinkney M Cox, b 1861 in Lincoln Co MO. She married her cousin Henry Frank Hiler [E4a3b1b8a] on 16 October 1881 in Lincoln Co. See her biography under his name. (L,46rs)

        h.     Nancy Ann Cox, b 1863 in Lincoln Co MO. (46rs) (46jkmnqrs)

4.     Thomas East [E4a3b1d4], b c1830, married Sarah J Brazil in Lincoln Co MO on 5 August 1853. This would likely put his birth date at around 1830. (46m)

5.     Mary East [E4a3b1d5], b 1831 in MO, married William P Bain in Lincoln Co on 18 February 1855. Mary was born in MO in 1831 (age 29 in 1860, age 24 in 1870); William was born in 1834 in MO (age 18 in 1850, age 26 in 1860, age 37 in 1870, and age 47 in 1880). William was a son of John H Bain and Mary _____ of SC and NC who lived in Lincoln Co MO for many years. Of the two Bain / Bane families in Lincoln Co in 1850 (John H and Eli), only John H Bane was old enough in 1850 to have a son of age to marry in 1855, and he had a son named William, age 18 in 1850. The problem is that we don't know who Mary was a daughter of. Of the four known East men in Lincoln Co in 1850 who were of age to have a daughter Mary who married in 1855 (Mary would have had to be born by 1840), only Joseph East had a daughter named Mary who could have married in 1855, and only Thomas had a daughter who had a name commonly used with the name Mary. Thomas East had a 21 year old daughter Elizabeth in 1880, born in MO; Asa's eldest daughter was Anna, age 10 and born in IL; Larkin had three daughters, Martha, Susan, and Dy, ages 17, 15, and 13; Joseph had an 11 year old daughter Mary, born in KY. The Mary who married William P Bain was born in MO, or so she reported. All these Bain / Bane and East families lived close to each other in Lincoln Co. With very erratic ages given to the census takers over the years, the best choice for the father of Mary East who married William P Bain in 1855 was the daughter of Joseph. Actually, he is the only choice, other than finding the unknown brother of Joseph, Thomas, Larkin and Asa.

Mary and William lived in Lincoln Co where he was a farmer and a wagon maker, and where they had two children by 1860. Then in the early 1860s they moved to IL and had a son, then moved to Little Black Twp, Randolph Co AR where they were in 1870. William P lived in Clay Co AR in 1880, as did his son William; Clay Co is the county to the east of Randolph Co. Mary died in the 1870s, and William then took Katherine _____ as his next wife about 1877. She was another Missouri girl, born in 1849. And William reported that his father was born in KY, and his mother in SC. William P and Mary had three sons-

        a.     Justin Bain, b 1856 in Lincoln Co MO, was probably dead by 1880. (46q,66r)

        b.     William Peter Bain, b Feb 1860, lived in Clay Co AR in 1880 with his young wife. She was born in MO in 1865. (46q,66r, 61s)

        c.     George Bain, b 1864 in IL, grew up in Randolph Co AR, and was probably dead by 1880 since he was not found in AR nor IL in 1880. (66r)

Living a few doors away in 1860 was George B East and his wife Mary. William P Bain had a daughter Elizabeth, born in 1878 in Clay Co AR, with his second wife. (46mq, 66r,161s)

Comment: Perhaps the name of this mystery East father is Elisha East. That seems to be a popular name for the sons of the unknown East male's brothers' sons. (JY)


        Ulrich Curtis East [E4a2a4h12], son of Thomas East and Priscilla McCracken, was born 1 September 1856 near Taylorville, Christian Co IL. He attended Illinois State Normal School, and taught from the age of 16. He lived at Buda, IL in 1876 when he wrote to his brother Wheatley. Soon after Ulrich moved to Sacramento, CA, perhaps to take a teaching job, or for his health. Ulrich died on 16 September 1879 at Sacramento. He was buried in Sacramento's Old City Cemetery. His gravestone says "East, Ulric C / 25 y 15 d / Sep 16 1879." Ulrich never married. Ulrich's brother Oscar said Ulrich was the "brightest of the East boys." (M38,275q)


        Upham East was named as a member of Beaver Creek Church in February 1787, in Henry Co VA. (M87)


        Ural Duff East [E1d1a5a], son of John G East and Ida Franklin, was born 28 July 1891 at Denmark, Lafayette Co MS. In the June 1917 draft registration card he filled in, his name was signed as Ural Duff East with the above birth date. In June 1917 he lived where he was born, at Denmark. He married Lowdell Lauderdale. She was born 2 June 1891 in Lafayette Co MS, daughter of Charles C Lauderdale and M M _____, and died 3 February 1981. Ural died 3 December 1933. They had five children, all born in Lafayette Co MS-

1.     James Odum East, b 24 Feb 1914, died at Randolph, Pontotoc Co on 2 January 1998. He probably married Sarah S _____. She was born 18 December 1912 and died 30 July 2005. She and James were the only two East names who lived at Randolph Co and drew SS Retirement checks. (Z,488wf)

2.     Frank East, b 19 Sep 1917 in Lafayertte Springs, died at Oxford, Lafayette Co in February 1980. (Z,N,488wf)

3.     Frances East, b 19 Sep 1917 in Lafayertte Springs, married Theron Wayne Plunk and died at Calhoun City, MS on 24 July 2006. He was born 4 July 1916 at Tocopola, MS, son of Cordie Vernon Plunk and MadgeCard, and died 13 February 2007 at Bruce, Calhoun Co. T W was a logger and Sawmill operator. Both were buried in Bruce Cemetery. They had three children-

        a.     Judy P Plunk, married Joe Carnaggio and lived at Calhoun City in 2007. They had one or two daughters. (N)

        b.     Ted Plunk, married Jane _____ and lived at Bruce, MS in 2007. They had children. (N)

        c.     Bill Plunk, lived at Oxford, MS in 2007. (N)

        d.     Jerry Plunk, died by 2006. (N) (Z,N,488wf)

4.     Mannie Lou East, b 1924, married a Mr Day and lived at Northport, AL in 2006. (N,488f)

5.     Dorothy East, b Feb 1930, married a Mr Webber and lived at Little Rock, AR in 2006. She was not yet named in April 1930 when the census take made his visit. (N,488f)

One daughter was nicknamed "Puda" and the other as "Doll." (M,NF, RW,488uwf)


        Urban East [E4c6c2d], son of North East and Karenhappuch Peyton, was born in 1795 in KY. He was named in his brother Daniel's 1834 will. Urban was found in Ralls and Macon Counties MO in 1830, 1840 and 1850 (Macon Co is at the northwest corner of Monroe Co), married but apparently had no children. He and his wife took in two children with a different family name in the 1840s (Sally Pinnock, age 17, born in MO, and Eliza Pinnock, age 9, born in MO). Urban's wife was Catherine ____, born in 1805 in TN. (M92, 125h)


        Ursula East [E4c3a4], daughter of William East and Mary Cannon, was born about 1762 in Charlotte Co VA. Her birth year is often given as "about 1760," but from the birth dates of the youngest of her children, Ursula would have had children at age 51 if she was born in 1760. More likely, Ursula was born in 1762, and was age 17 or 18 when married. She married William Venable Jr about 1780 in Surry Co NC. He was born 16 September 1760 in Frederick Co VA, son of William Venable and Margaret _____. In early 1815 there were numerous court records in Surry Co where William was on jury duty. He died soon after 23 March 1822 in Surry Co NC when he wrote his will. Witnesses to William's will were David Bray and John Ryan; William's brother John Venable was named as executor. William's will stated that Ursula was to receive all the property, and after her death the residue and remainder was to be equally divided among their children. The children were not named in William's will, but from deed records, it was clear that there were twelve children who reached adulthood because the deeds often stated "1/12th part of land inherited from Wm. Venables deceased." The letter S at the end of the Venables family named was pretty much ignored with the generation of William Venable Jr.

        Ursula died 2 December 1830 in Surry Co, and at the time was living with her eldest son. William and Ursula lived in Surry Co in the latter years of the 1780s when the state census was taken (they then had only one son in their home), and lived in Stokes Co NC in 1790 and 1800. On 9 November 1787 William Venable (assumed to be the father and not the son) was granted two parcels of land on Little Yadkin River from the state; one was 200 acres next to land he already owned, and the other was 400 acres. The 400 acres was where Lick Branch meets the Little Yadkin. William Sr sold 100 acres of that 400 acre parcel to William Steel on 15 February 1788; William could not sign his name, but instead made an X mark. A witness to this sale was John Venable. This William Steele was the husband of William Venable Jr's sister Rebecca. William Sr sold the remaining 300 acres to John Venable for £45 on 12 September 1788. In this second sale, witnesses were William Steel and William Venable (Jr). William (the seller) made his X mark. The William Venable who witnessed could not have been the same one, so must have been his son, Ursula's husband; both William's could not sign their names. There was another 200 acrees granted from the state to William Venable on 18 May 1789 on the south fork of the Little Yadkin River. He sold this 200 acres to Elijah Roward for £100 on 27 February 1793; this time he actually signed his name, and witnesses to this sale were John Venable (Wm Venable Sr's son) and William Steele.

        The only adult William Venable men during the years of these land deeds were Ursula's husband William Venable Jr, and his father; if Ursula's son was a William Venable, he would have only been a small boy at this time. William, Ursula's husband, must have grown up in Surry Co because his father William (Sr) took out a mortgage there on his home on 4 March 1774, which was due and payable on 1 March 1775. The mortgage was for £6/16. William Venable (Sr), on 21 February 1774 was renting land on the Little Yadkin from Jacob Lash and wife Anna, so the mortgage might have been his first home purchase in the area. William Venable (Sr) was a lieutenant in the 1774 Surry Co Militia.

        In the NC state census of about 1785, in William Venable Jr's home there were just three people: William Jr, a male under age 21 (son Pleasant), and one female (Ursula East). Next door were William Venable Sr, and William Jr's brother John Venable. In the 1790 federal census, it appears that the census taker started to re-write his report with names in alphabetical order, then gave up after a short while. The pages the Venable and East names are in actual order of visit. William Sr's home was skipped in this census, and William Venable (Jr) was the one living next to John Hampton and fifteen families from Thomas East. In the 1790 Stokes Co NC census in William Venable's home were one adult male (William Jr), two sons (Pleasant and Thomas Frederick), and three females (wife Ursula and daughters Sarah and Margaret). William Venable's close neighbors were John Boyles, Thomas East, Henry Arnold, and Jacob Spainhaur, all names tied to East and / or Venable names in later marriage records. Close neighbors of John Venable (brother of William Venable Sr) were Joseph East, Isham East, William East, John Fitzpatrick, and William Arnold.

        In 1800 William Venable and his uncle John Venable lived in Stokes Co, next door to each other. The eldest males in both homes were born between 1756 and 1774. We know that since William and Ursula did not marry until about 1780, the John Venable in the 1800 census cannot be his son. Hence, he must still be uncle John Venable. William's wife was born the same years as William, but John's wife was younger, born 1775 to 1784. She was Mary Curry. William had six or seven sons in his home and two daughters in 1800. John had three sons and four daughters. These two men were the only Venable names in this part of NC in 1800. Uncle John Venable had nine children born between 1785 and 1805, all in Stokes Co. He died in 1839 and his wife Mary died in 1842.

        William and Ursula lived in the part of Surry Co which became Stokes Co in 1789, then soon after 1800 moved to Surry Co and lived there afterwards. There was a Daniel Venable in 1810 in Surry Co; he was age 16 to 25 with a wife of the same age, and one daughter under age 10. Hence, he was recently married, and was probably a son of William Venable's brother John. Daniel was on census page 670, while William and Thomas were on page 636. William's brother John Venable from Stokes Co in 1800 was not in either county in 1810, so must have lived with his grown children, or with his uncle Richard in Lincoln Co.

        William and Thomas were two doors from each other in 1810, with Miner Marsh between them. William was born before 1766, and Thomas between 1766 and 1784. William had eleven children with birth years ranging between 1785 to 1810; Thomas had no children (he married in December 1809). Daniel Venable lived quite a distance away in Surry Co, and was a young man born between 1785 and 1794; his wife was the same age, and they had a daughter under age 10. Since the names of the children of the elder John Venable from Stokes Co are known, and Daniel was not one of them, then this Daniel in Surry Co must be William's son.

        In 1820 in Surry Co, John Venable and William Venable both lived in Surry Co (the only Venable names in the county); John was born between 1796 and 1804. His wife was the same age, and there was an older woman in his home (mother-in-law?). He had three daughters under age 10. William Venable and wife were age 45 or older; they had eight children and/or grandchildren in their home. Many of those grandchildren were likely children of son Pleasant Venable.

        In 1830 William (Sr) was gone, having died in 1823, and Ursula was not shown as the head of her home. In all of NC, there were just six Venable families in 1830: Jesse Venable in Stokes Co, and in Surry Co the five remaining Venable families were William, Jesse, John, Pleasant, and Thomas. The Jesse Venable in Stokes Co was born in the 1780s; the one in Surry Co was born in the 1790s and his wife in the 1800s; they had three children born in the 1820s. This Jesse was William and Ursula's son, and the one in Stokes Co may have been a brother or nephew of Ursula's husband. William Venable and his wife in Surry Co in 1830 was born in the 1800s years; they had no children. This person must have been an elder son of Pleasant Venable, or a younger son of William and Ursula. John Venable was born in the 1790s; his wife in the 1780s, and they had five children. under age 16. William Venable was not in his home in 1830, and an older woman born in the 1760s was in the home of Pleasant Venable (Pleasant's mother Ursula?) was taking care of the home. This was the William Venable home, now with eldest son Pleasant Venable as the head of the home. There were young adults and teens in the home.

        In 1840 there were just four Venable names in the Stokes & Surry County area: Mary Venable was in Stokes Co, and Jesse, John, and Priscilla in Surry Co. Mary in Stokes Co was born in the 1770s; she was Jesse Sr's mother Mary Curry. The Jesse in Surry Co was born in the 1790s; his wife in the 1800s. John in Surry Co and his wife were born in the 1790s. Priscilla Venable was born in the 1790s and was probably Pleasant Venable's daughter, or a widow of an unknown son.

        The twelve children of William Venable and Ursula East who lived beyond childhood, largely determined from deed records, are listed below. Any child born in NC before 1789 was born in Surry Co-

a.     Pleasant Venable, b abt 1780, was one male in the William Venable home in the state census of about 1785, and was one of the two sons in the 1790 federal census. He reached adulthood, never married, and lived in his parents' home into the 1830s.

b.     Thomas Frederick Venable, b abt 1785, was one of the two sons in the 1790 census. He was one of the two sons in the 10-15 age grouping in the 1800 census. In 1810 Thomas lived two doors from his parents, and was then recently married but had no children yet.

c.     Sarah Venable, b 10 Mar 1786, was one of the two daughters in the 1790 census. In 1810 there were two daughters in the 16 to 25 age grouping in William Venable's home; Sarah must have been one.

d.     Margaret Venable, b 22 Nov 1789, was one of the two daughters in the 1790 census. In 1810 there were two daughters in the 16 to 25 age grouping in William Venable's home; Sarah must have been one.

e.     John Venable, b 1790 after the 1790 federal census, was one of the two sons age 10-15 in the 1800 census. In 1810 there were four sons in the 10 to 15 age grouping (born 1795 to 1800). John must have been one, in error, or else he was the one son in the 16 to 25 age grouping and his brother Pleasant was then living in another home. There is another likely scenario: John had just recently married and was living with his wife's parents, which was quite common with newly married couples. He did marry and had children.

f.      son Venable, b 1790s, was one of four sons in the Under age 10 grouping in the 1800 census, and one of the four sons in the 10 to 15 age grouping in the 1810 census. This son probably died young.

g.     James Venable, b 1797, was one of four sons in the Under age 10 grouping in the 1800 census and was one of the four sons in the 10 to 15 age grouping in the 1810 census. James was probably the James Venable found in Lincoln Co KY in 1820.

h.     Jesse Venable, b 1799, was one of four sons in the Under age 10 grouping in the 1800 census, and was one of the four sons in the 10 to 15 age grouping in the 1810 census, and was the son in the 16 to 25 age group in the 1820 census. He later married, had children, and lived in Surry Co past 1880. Note: The Jesse Venable of Stokes Co who was born in 1787 and married to Charity was a cousin.

i.      Martin Venable, b abt 1801, was one of the four sons in the 10 to 15 age grouping in the 1810 census.

j.      Mary Venable, b 1803, was the one daughter in the under age 10 age grouping in the 1810 census.

k.     George Venable, b 1806, was one of the three sons in the under age 10 age grouping in the 1810 census.

m.    Drury Venable, b 1808, was one of the three sons in the under age 10 age grouping in the 1810 census.

n.     son Venable, b abt 1810, was one of the three sons in the under age 10 age grouping in the 1810 census, and was also included in the under age 10 grouping in the 1820 census.

p.     Rebecca Venable, b 1811

There were three boys under age 10 in William and Ursula's home in 1820; they would not likely all be Ursula's children since she would have been over age 50 when they were all born. But since Ursula's son lived next door in 1820, and he had sons who were apparently skipped by the 1820 census taker, then to or three of these young boys were probably grandsons of Ursula, sons of John.

William Venable Sr's wife Margaret died in Surry Co on 23 November 1774. William Venable (whether Sr and / or Jr is not known) received NC Land Grants in Surry Co: 9 November 1787, 200 acres on Little Yadkin River; 400 acres on Little Yadkin River on the same date; 18 May 1789, 200 acres on the South Fork of Little Yadkin River. When Stokes Co was created in 1789 from Surry Co, those people living on Little Yadkin became residents of Stokes Co. William Venable Sr died in Stokes Co on 15 December 1815. (W,M,M60,M62, 76ajkmn, 240jkmzpy)

Surry Co had 28 Venable names on the 1850 census, and Stokes Co had 31 name. Patrick Co VA, the neighboring county to the north, had none. In 1840, Patrick Co VA had no Venable names. Surry Co NC had three: Jesse, John, and Priscilla; Stokes Co had just one, Mary Venable. In 1830 there were none in Patrick Co VA. But in Stokes Co NC in 1830 there were two: Jesse and William. Surry Co had four: Jesse, John, Pleasant, and Thomas. In fact, these six Venable families in 1830 were the only ones in NC. In NC in 1820 the four Venable families were Jesse and John in Stokes Co and John and William in Surry Co. In 1810 in NC in Surry Co there were Daniel, Thomas, and William Venable; there was a John Venable in Lincoln Co, which is near the southern border of southwestern NC. This Lincoln Co John Venable and his wife were born between 1766 and 1784, and they had five children under the age of 16.


        Ursula East [E4c3a3h], daughter of Isham East and Mary Eades, was born 1 December 1800 in Stokes Co VA and her parents moved to Patrick Co VA when Ursula was a baby, in 1801. She was named after her father's sister. Ursula married James Nunn in Patrick Co on 18 May 1826, and they lived in Stokes Co NC, one county to the south. The minister at this marriage was Thomas Whitlock, the same one who married Mary East to Jesse Harrell in 1811, and who married Jonathan Harrell to (unidentified) Frances East in 1809, and who married Mary East [E4a3a3e] to Asa Riddle in 1812. James was born 24 April 1802 in Stokes Co NC, a twin of John Nunn, and died in Stokes Co in October 1885. Ursula died there on 21 August 1892; she was bedridden for the past few years of her life with a poorly mended broken hip. Both James and Ursula lived next door to their son William at Quaker Gap, Stokes Co in 1870, and lived with him in 1880. James' parents were William Nunn and Elizabeth ____. Ursula and James had seven children, all born in Stokes Co NC-

1.     son Nunn, b 1826-1830, was not found in 1840. (76j)

2.     son Nunn, b 1826-1830, was not found in 1840. (76j)

3.     John P Nunn, b Jan 1831

4.     Joseph Nunn, b 1833

5.     Jane Nunn, b 1837

6.     James Nunn Jr, b 1838

7.     William Henry Harrison Nunn, b 13 Nov 1840

William Nunn from Abemarle Parish VA, the father of James and his twin brother John, bought 200 acres in 1793 where Peter's Creek enters the San River in Stokes Co NC, and built a mill. William and his family continued to live in Stokes Co into the 1800s, and William died there near the end of the 1810s. This Nunn family was missed by the 1810 census taker, but William's wife was still there in 1820 and she had two sons born between 1802 and 1804 (the twins). In her 1828-1829 will she bequeathed to her daughter Clara Nelson, and split a fifty acres tract of between the twins John (he got the western half) and James (got the eastern half). Therefore, we can be sure that Ursula East's husband James Nunn was born in Stokes Co. John Nunn, James' twin, married Scenna Phillips on 8 November 1830 and they had eleven children. (M54,M63)

In 1850 Jincy White, born NC in 1820, lived with Ursula and James; also Mary and Ruth Campbell, born 1830 and 1833 in NC lived with them. Perhaps Jincy White was James Nunn's sister since James and Ursula's daughter Jane also had that nickname. (W,30mp,76nqrs)


        Van Phillips East [E1d1a3i], son of William Washington East and Mary Mack Phillips, was born 15 December 1903 at Toccopola, MS. He married Lulu Hugh Mathis, daughter of Jefferson David Mathis and Nannie Etta Skinner, on 1 January 1938 at Oxford. She was born 5 December 1905 at Tiplersville in Tippah Co. In 1988 they lived at Oxford. They have a son-

1.     Van Phillips East Jr, b 1 Oct 1938

Lulu may have been married first to _____ Ripley. (NF)


        Van Phillips East Jr [E1d1a3i1], son of Van Phillips East and Lulu Hugh Mathis, was born 1 October 1938 at Oxford, MS. He married Dorothy Marie Vinson, daughter of Ernest Leon Vinson and Annie Devine, on 18 February 1962 at Jackson. She was born 7 February 1939 at Grenada. They have three children-

a.     Van Phillips East III, b 14 Sep 1962

b.     Lou Anne East, b 15 May 1965

c.     William Alan East, b 23 Jun 1969 (NF)


        Van Phillips East III [E1d1a3i1a], son of Van Phillips East Jr and Dorothy Marie Vinson, was born 14 September 1962 at Jackson, MS. He married Cathryn Kingsley Rowan, daughter of Ben Hardin Rowan II and Jennifer Kingsley, on 1 June 1985 in Nashville, TN. She was born 19 April 1962 at Nashville. They were living at Brentwood (near Nashville) in 1989. (NF,BR)


        Veda Faye East [E4a3a6d1g19f], daughter of Shady Wyatt East and Clara Elizabeth Williams, was born 12 January 1938 at Manila, AR. She married Charlie "Chuck" Cates on 30 April 1955. He was born 12 March 1938. They were divorced in April 1960. She then married Rodney Vern Allen on 23 October 1960. He was born 26 December 1933, son of Elmo William Allen and Ruth _____. Veda and Rod live in Fresno, CA. She has three daughters-

1.     Sherian Marlene Cates, b 20 Nov 1955

2.     Karen Arlene Cates, b 6 Jul 1957

3.     Denise Joanne Allen, b 1 May 1961 (RR)


         [E4a3a6d1g13d], daughter of Edgar L East, was born in January 1918 in AR. She was Thelma in 1920 and Velma in 1930. She married Harry(?) M Waits in Craighead Co on 21 September 1936. He was age 23, or born about 1913 in AR (age 29 in 1940); Velma was age 19 then (age 23 in 1940). They lived at Black Oak, Craighead Co in 1940 and had a son-

1.     , b 1938 in Craighead Co AR. (33x) (RR,33wmx,66f)


        Venera East [E4a3a6c6a], daughter of Thomas Jefferson East and Lucy Elizabeth _____, was born in 1855 at Calvin, Cass Co MI, but lived at Geneva, Van Buren Co in the 1870s. (72q,938r)


        Vera Nancy East [E19a3e4k], daughter of George Zealous East and Sarah Knight, was born 27 February 1908 in Randolph Co AL, died 14 February 1996 and was buried in Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery, just east of Lineville in Randolph Co. She married Jenkins Bennett Gregg, son of Mason Gregg and Piana Cofield. He was born November 19, 1882, and died 17 July 1960, and is also buried in the same cemetery. They had four children-

1.     Troy Gregg, b 14 Jul 1930, died 5 March 1933 and was buried in Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery, Randolph Co. (CS)

2.     Mavis Gregg, b 22 Mar 1935, married William Durwood. (CS)

3.     Albert Gregg, married Dorothy _____ and had three children. (CS)

4.     Shirley Gregg, married Grover Whaley and had two children. (CS) (CS,47vw)


        Verdie F East [E4c6c5d4a10], daughter of George A C East and Sophronia Jackson Dunagan, was born 11 October 1887 in Wayne Co KY and died 17 December 1980. (W,125u)


        Verla M East [E4a3a6g8a2], daughter of Jefferson Jacob East and Nellie M _____, was born in November 1926 in NE, either in Dixon Co or in Polk Co. (967f)


        Vesta East [E4c3a3b2f1k], daughter of Joseph Wesley East and Sarah Elizabeth Graham, was born in 1905 in MO. She was not married by early 1930 and was living at home. She married a Mr Stevens and lived at Coldwater in 1944, and may have married a Mr Lake by 1956. (N,139vwf)


        Vester Doyle East [E4a3a6d1g19e], son of Shady Wyatt East and Clara Elizabeth Williams, was born 3 July 1935 at Manila, AR. He moved to Sanger, CA in 1953 and married Frances Mae Greer on 7 November 1954 at Sanger. She was born 11 May 1936. Vester was a preacher in CA. They were living at Sanger in 1987. He died 19 July 2008 at Sanger. He and Frances had two children-

1.     Theresa Ann East, b 29 Feb 1956

2.     Vester Doyle East Jr, b 12 Jun 1957 (RR,N)


        Vester Doyle East Jr [E4a3a6d1g19e2], son of Vester Doyle East and Frances Mae Greer, was born 12 June 1957. He married Susan Kay Dunn on 6 May 1978. She was born 5 November 1955. They have a son-

a.     Nathan Vester East, b 22 Feb 1980 (RR)


        Victor Wheatley East [E4a2a4h9a], son of Thomas Wheatley East and Catherine Sarah Barber, was born 4 November 1874 at Milmine, Piatt Co IL. He enlisted 23 July 1898 at Chicago into Company D, 3rd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry for the Spanish American War, and was mustered into US service on 28 July 1898 at Jackson, MS. He mustered out 15 March 1899 at Albany, GA as Sergeant. In 1900 Victor was single, living with his widowed mother at Normal, McLean Co IL, and was a restaurant cashier. In April 1909 he applied for a US Passport, and was then at Philadelphi, PA. He went to Vera Cruz, Mexico, and returned via New Orleans in June 1908 with his wife Minnie B "Carrie" Hernden. They married 14 February 1901 at Chicago, IL. She was born 11 April 1881 at Totonto, Canada, daughter of Reuben Hernden and Polly Jane Merrill, and came to the US when she was age 9. Victor was a superintendent of labor on a lumber plantation in Mexico, and was slain by a Mexican on 18 September 1913 near Champoton, Campeche State, Mexico; he was buried at San Pablo, Mexico. There is a gravestone for hiom in Bement Cemetery in Piatt Co IL, even though he was buried in Mexico. His widow received a military pension because of Victor's service during the war. For Victor's death in Mexico, Carrie was awarded $7,000 under treaty between the United States and Mexico on a claim of denial of justice in death of her husband. This claim was filed and prosecuted by Victor's brother Ernest Edward East. Carrie died about 1960 at either Winnetka or Evanston, IL. (M38,X,S, 277sc,278u)


        Victoria Lee East [E4a2a7a1e], daughter of John Owen East and Nancy Ann Owen, was born 13 August 1861 in Pittsylvania Co VA. She married John P Lovelace in 1885. John was born in VA in July 1860. In 1910 Victoria was called Virginia by the census taker, but in all other census records she was either Victoria or Lee, or a combination of the latter two names. They lived in Pittsylvania Co for many years. John died there in 1932 and Victoria in 1946; both are buried in Pittsylvania Co in the East family graveyard near Gretna. They had eight children, all born in Pittsylvania Co-

1.     Kate G Lovelace, b Oct 1886 (27u)

2.     Carrie H Lovelace, b Jun 1888 (27u)

3.     Samuel Edward Lovelace, b 5 Mar 1890 at Gretna. He lived at Greta in June 1917. His wife was Stella B _____, born in 1897 in VA. They married about 1916. Sam was lumber yard worker in 1920 and a bridge carpenter in 1930. They lived in Pittsylvania Co into the 1930s and had three children, all born in Pittsylvania Co-

        a.     Edwin W Lovelace, b 1917 (27wf)

        b.     Frank W Lovelace, b 1921 (27f)

        c.     Edith M Lovelace, b 1925 (27f) (M,27uvwf)

4.     Blanch Lovelace, b Apr 1892 (27u)

5.     John W Lovelace, b Oct 1894 (27uv)

6.     David N Lovelace, b 20 Dec 1895 at Chatham, and in 1900 and 1910 lived with his uncle Nathaniel W East [E4a2a7a1f] at Chatham. David was a stock cutter for B F Goodriich Co at Akron, OH in June 1917, but in 1930 he lived at Plainsboro, Middlesex Co NJ where his brother Lewis had settled. David and Lewis both worked on dairy farms at Plainsboro. David married Doherta L _____ from VA about 1922. She was born in 1902 and by 1930 they had three children, all born in VA-

        a.     Frances L Lovelace, b 1924 (710f)

        b.     Richard L Lovelace, b Mar 1927 (710f)

        c.     Margery A Lovelace, b Oct 1928 (710f) (M,27uv,710f)

7.     Audrey V Lovelace, b Jan 1897 (27v)

8.     Lewis T Lovelace, b 1902, married Doris P _____ about 1923 and lived for a while in VA. She was born in VA in 1906. They had a son in VA, then moved to Plainsboro, Middlesex Co NJ in the late 1920s where he worked on a dairy farm. Their son was-

        a.     Gerald T Lovelace, b Oct 1926 (710f) (27v,710f) (27Nrsuvwc)


        Viola Burnetta East [E4c3a3b4d1b], daughter of James Leroy East and Tennie M Barnes, was born 26 December 1899 at Pontiac, Livingtson Co IL, and died 1 September 1966 at San Jose, CA. She married Frank Henry Schafer on 10 Feb 1914 in Dakota City, NE. He was born 16 August 1890 at Austin, Mower Co MN, and died on 18 October 1918 at Sioux City, IA. They had three children, who were then place in Saint Anthony's Home for children at Sioux City. Viola then married Enoch Merrick Blood, Daniel Kelly, and Louis Paul Pereira. Enoch was born 11 November 1885 and lived in Cedar Co NE in 1918. Louis was born 30 August 1894 at Santa Clara, CA, and died in 1959. They had two children, making five children for Viola-

1.     Frank Leroy Schafer, b 1914 at Sioux City, IA. After his father died, Frank was placed in a Catholic children's home at Sioux City. Frank died in 1928 (MV,1347w)

2.     Robert Burnett Schafer, b 26 Jun 1916 at Sioux City, IA. After his father died, Robert was placed in a Catholic children's home at Sioux City. He married Marie Mundell and died at San Jose, CA on 12 September 1958. Robert had two children in Santa Clara Co CA-

        a.     Robert Frank Schafer, b 16 Jan 1942 (MV,70b)

        b.     Edward Lewis Schafer, b 13 Feb 1945 (MV,70b) (MV,CAd,1347w)

3.     Ida May Schafer, b 21 Oct 1917 in Sioux City, IA. In 1920 she was an inmate in a Catholic children's home at Sioux City with her two brothers. She married Virgil James Butler on 22 August 1946 at Long Beach, CA. He was born 7 February 1916 at Siloam Springs, Benton Co AR, son of John Van Butler and Lillie May Parish, and died 15 April 2003 at West Covina, Los Angeles Co CA.They had two children, both in Los Angeles Co-

        a.     David Virgil Butler, b 6 Nov 1947, married Denise _____. (MV,70b)

        b.     Paul Charles Butler, b 15 Feb 1954. He married Pamela Jean Paige. She was born in 1953, and they have three children-

                1.     Craig Allen Butler, b 1980 (MV)

                2.     Kelly Elizabeth Butler, b 1983 (MV)

                3.     Lisa Ann Butler, b 1984 (MV) (MV,70b) (DB,MV,Z,W,1347w)

4.     Lawrence James Pereira, b 1934, married Frances de Cico and had a daughter-

        a.     Zeline Pereira, had a daughter, name unknown. (MV) (MV)

5.     Sharron Lee Pereira, b 8 Aug 1936 in IA, died in Napa Co on 12 March 1987. She married Buddy Kimbel, had a daughter, and then married Arthur Trout. He was born in CO on 4 April 1928, and died in Napa Co on 28 October 1983. Sharron had four children-

        a.     Debbie Kimbel, b 1956 (MV)

        b.     Arthur Louis Trout, b 16 Nov 1961 in Santa Clara Co CA. (MV,CAb)

        c.     Kenneth P Trout, b 4 Mar 1964 in Santa Clara Co CA. (MV,CAb)

        d.     Robert Douglas Trout, b 14 Apr 1965 in Santa Clara Co CA. (MV,CAb)

        e.     David Burnett Trout, b 24 Mar 1967 in Santa Clara Co CA. (MV,CAb) (DB,MV, 144u,157v)


        Viola E East [E19a8d2], daughter of James M East and Mary Clementine Stephenson, was born in December 1874 in Tallapoosa Co AL. She married John L F Bloodworth on 23 October 1893 in Tallapoosa Co and they lived there in 1900. John was born in Polk Co GA in April 1856, but grew up in Tallapoosa Co AL; his son's draft registration info said his father was born in Tallapoosa Co. John's father was Thomas S M Bloodworth and Frances C _____ from GA. In June 1918 they lived at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co. His prior marriage was to Civil _____, probably in Barbour Co where they lived in 1880. In 1900 Viola's brother Jesse C East lived with her and John. Viola and John moved to Harris Co GA about 1908, but were back in Tallapoosa Co by the summer of 1917, then in Lee Co in 1920. John died in the 1910s, by the summer of 1918, probably in Harris Co GA, and Viola then moved back to AL where she had family. They had two children by 1900, and three more by 1910, all born in Tallapoosa Co-

a.     Benjamin Franklin Bloodworth, b 30 Aug 1895 at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co AL. In June 1917 he was a salesman selling "toilet goods" and had not yet married; in 1920 he was a salesman for a local music store at Phoeniux, Lee Co; in 1930 he was a grocery salesman at Red Bank, Hamilton Co TN and was by then married. His wife was Esther M _____, born in 1902 in GA. They married about 1920, probably in Lee Co AL, and had no children by 1930. Ben died at Quitman, Brooks Co GA in November 1981. (M,Z,258u, 333v,253w,221f)

b.     William Stanton Bloodworth, b 30 Dec 1896 in Tallapoosa Co AL. He was not married by June 1918, and in 1920 he was a barber at Phoenix in Lee Co. William died at Columbus, Muscogee Co GA in December 1969. (Z,M,258u,333v,253w)

c.     Minnie L Bloodworth, b 1901, was shown to be a daughter in 1910, but was a daughter-in-law in 1920. In 1920 all Viola's sons were single, yet Minnie was shown to be married. She worked in a Lee Co cotton mill in 1920. (Perhaps she was a daughter-in-law from Viola's husband's first marriage?) Minnie lived at Alexander City in 1930 and had three daughters by then, all born in AL-

        1.     Melva D Bloodworth, b 1921 (333f)

        2.     Evelyn Bloodworth, b 1923 (333f)

        3.     Alleen Bloodworth, b 1926 (333f) (333v,253w)

d.     Thomas G Bloodworth, b 1902, worked in a Lee Co cotton mill in 1920. (333v,253w)

e.     Mary Elizabeth Bloodworth, b 1906 (333v,253w)

f.      Annie M Bloodworth, b 1910 in AL (AL per 1920 Lee Co census, but probably was born in Harris Co GA). (253w) (M,258su,333v)


        Viola Elizabeth East [E4c1a2g2b1], daughter of Albert Wynne East and Eliza Camp Rutledge, was born 13 February 1876 at Jollyville, Williamson Co TX. She married William Jonas Cloer in 1897. In 1900 they lived in Burnet Co, and in 1910 they lived in Comanche Co. William was born in TN in 22 July 1876, son of William Jonas Cloer and Cynthia Tackett. In 1930 they lived at Austin and William was a carpenter; before then he was a farmer. He died at Austin on 17 October 1961 from a bleeding ulcer. Mrs Clifton Dye was the informant for his death certificate. Viola died at home at Austin on 10 January 1964 from heart failure. Her daughter Mrs C E Dyer was the informant for her death certificate. Viola was buried next to William in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery-Mausoleum at Austin. She had moved to Austin about 1928. They had eight children by 1910, all in TX, with seven still alive-

a.     Barney Barnes Cloer, b 16 Mar 1899 in Burnet Co. He married Beatrice Bernice McInnis on 24 December 1922. She was born 21 November 1902 in TX, and died at Austin on 15 May 1993. Barney died 21 December 1985 at Austin. They had a daughter at Austin-

        1.     Wanda Lee Cloer, b 14 Dec 1933 (108b) (Z,W,1137u,324v,108b)

b.     Cecelia Bell Cloer, b 1 Jan 1900 in Burnet Co. She married George Alfred Moore in 1917 and died at Houston of cancer on 23 February 1943. George was the informant for her death certificate. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery at Houston. George was born in TX on 27 March 1890. In 1917 he lived at Eastland, TX and claimed that he was married and had three children to support. His first wife was Ruby Mae Penn. They married at Eastland on 18 December 1910. She was born 5 February 1893 at Cisco, Eastland Co, and died on 7 August 1977 at Big Spring, Howard Co. She was buried in Trinity Memorial Park at Big Spring. George died at Big Spring on 28 March 1972. He was buried with Ruby. He and Cecelia lived in Bexar Co in 1930, and had three children in Falls Co after 1930-

        1.     Mildred Moore, b 1918 in TX. (238f)

        2.     George A Moore, b 1920 in TX. (238f)

        3.     Beatrice Moore, b 6 Jan 1922 in Bexar Co TX. (238bf)

        4.     W J Moore, b 22 Jan 1931 (260b)

        5.     Thelma Florine Moore, b 7 Mar 1933 (260b)

        6.     Pearl Moore, b 25 Jan 1935 (260b) (1137u,324v,260b,241d)

c.     child Cloer, b & d abt 1901 (324v)

d.     Cornelia Cloer, b 1903 (324v)

e.     J D Cloer, b 8 Jan 1905. He died on 16 May 1972 at Temple, Bell Co Texas, but lived at Granger, Williamson Co. J D was not married. (Z,TXd,324v)

f.      J T Cloer, b 8 Jan 1905 (age 5 in 1910, 21 in 1930). He died 10 February 1871 at Austin from heart failure and was buried in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery-Mausoleum at Austin. His given names were just initials. "Mrs Marian A Dye (sister)" was the informant for J T's death certificate. J T was a mechanic. The mother of J T's five children was Maudine Oleta Dye-

        1.     Jessie Bess Cloer, b & d at Austin on 4 September 1933. She was a premature baby, and was buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery. (108b)

        2.     Josephine Elizabeth Cloer, b 21 Feb 1935 in Travis Co TX. (108b)

        3.     J T Cloer Jr, b 11 Nov 1937 in Burnet Co TX. (1137b)

        4.     Clifton Wayne Cloer, b 18 Nov 1939 in Travis Co. (108b)

        5.     Milton Eugene Cloer, b 5 May 1942 in Travis Co TX. (108b) (Z,324v,108fdc)

g.     Ethel Cloer, b 1907 (324v)

h.     Opal Cloer, b Jul 1909 (324v)

i.      Marian Annie Cloer, b 1913. She worked for a book binder in 1930. Annie married Clifton Eugene Dye and had three children, all at Austin-

        1.     Clifton Eugene Dye Jr, b 21 Aug 1933 (108b)

        2.     Billy Bob Dye, b 5 Feb 1935 (108b)

        3.     Sue Ann Dye, b 10 Jun 1947 (108b)(108fb)

j.      Milton William Cloer, b 17 Jan 1914 at Lott, Falls Co, died at Austin on 25 June 1965. He was an auto salesman,and had moved to Austin about 1935. His wife when he died was Edna Lorene Bass; she was the informant for his death certificate. They had two daughters-

        1.     Sharon Rene Cloer, b 14 Apr 1943 in Harris Co TX. (241b)

        2.     Iris Colleen Cloer, b 6 Feb 1948 in Travis Co TX. (108b) (TXd,108f) (387s, 1137u, 324v,108fdc)


        Vira Eeanor East [E4a2a4j11h], daughter of Isaac Mansfield East and Minnie Viola Hollister, was born 4 September 1908 at Conneaut, Ashtabula Co OH. She married grocer Warren Minturn "Warn" Beagle on 20 February 1926 in Cuyahoga Co. Vira was age 17 when they married and her parents gave consent; Warn was age 25. In 1930 they lived with Vira's widowed mother at Cleveland. Just before they married, Warn was a grocer, but in 1930 he worked for a steel mill, while Vira was a grocery store clerk. He was born 17 June 1901 at Pendleton, Henry Co KY, son of Charles Ford Beagle and Mary Etta Dunaway, and died 16 December 1958 at Cleveland. Vira died at Cleveland on 19 March 1977. (CA,Z, OHd,1012v, 696wmf)


        Virgil Andrew East [E4a3a1a3f1], son of John East Jr and Selina E Flowers, was born 14 February 1844 in Attala Co MS. Over the years he moved with his parents to Caldwell Par LA, Red River Co TX, then to Lamar Co TX where he married. His wife was Mary Catherine Garrett from Franklin Co AL, daughter of S W Garrett who lived with them in 1880; Virgil and Mary Catherine married in Red River Co on 2 October 1873. He died 27 March 1914 at Manchester, Red River Co. They had four children by 1880, and eight by 1910 but with just five still living, all born in TX-

a.     L L East (son), b 1875 (64s)

b.     Viola Elizabeth East, b 20 Oct 1877 at Reno, Lamar Co, died 4 February 1959 at McKinney, Collin Co TX. She married George Erwin on 22 October 1896 in TX. He was born 16 July 1874 in Red River Co, son of Alexander C Erwin and Cornelia Sargent, and died at Garland, Dallas Co on 3 March 1966. In 1910 Viola and George lived in Red River Co a few doors from her parents. They had five children, all born in Red River Co TX-

        1.     Effie Erwin, b 23 Jun 1898 at Manchester. She married James Weaver Strickland in Lamar Co on 30 December 1913. James was born 21 August 1892 at Linden, Perry Co TN. In 1920 they lived at Wilson, McCurtain Co OK; he was a farmer there in 1920, but worked in a saw mill in 1930. James died 16 October 1978 at Naples, TX. Effie died at Texarkana 19 November 1981. They had five children-

                a.     Ervin Lee Strickland, b 2 Oct 1915 in Red River Co TX, died 24 October 1976 in OR. He lived at Gresham, Multnomah Co OR at the time. (ORd,Z,447w)

                b.     Richard Strickland, b 1921 in McCurtain Co OK. (447f)

                c.     Doris Strickland, b 1923 in McCurtain Co OK. (447f)

                d.     Juanita Cornelia Strickland, b 1925 in McCurtain Co OK. (W,447f)

                e.     James Strickland, b 1929 in McCurtain Co OK. (447f) (198v,447wf)

        2.     Clinton Erwin, b 1901, married Dollie May Eitel in the 1920s. She was born 13 November 1903 in Red River Co TX, daughter of William M Eitel and Willie _____. They lived in Red River Co close to his parents in 1930. Dollie died 1 November 1994 at Chandler, Henderson Co TX. She and Clint had two daughters-

                a.     Mary E Erwin, b Jul 1927 in Red River Co TX. (198f)

                b.     Billie Jean Erwin, b 21 Mar 1931 in Red River Co. (TXb) (TXb,Z,198vwf)

        3.     Virgil Alexander Erwin, b 1903, was not married by 1930. (W,198vwf)

        4.     Clara Erwin, b 1905 (198vw)

        5.     Georgia Agnes Erwin, b 1907, was not married by 1930. (W,198vwf) (W,64s,198svwf)

c.     Virgie Andrew East, b 28 Mar 1879 in Red River Co. (W)

d.     Everlina A East, b 28 Mar 1879 in Red River Co. (W,64s)

e.     child East, b 1880s in Red River Co. (198v)

f.      John M East, b 1888 in Red River Co TX. (198v)

g.     Antonette S East, b 1889 in Red River Co TX. (198v)

h.     Mary L East, b 1891 in Red River Co TX. (198v) (MV,W,58n,385q,198rv, 64s)


        Virgil Dwight East [E4a3a6i2a2], son of Lloyd Garrison East and Orvilla A Clark, was born 13 June 1898 at Peninsula, Grand Traverse Co. He lived in Cass Co in 1910, but in September 1918 he lived at Elkhart, IN (just south of Cass Co). He worked in an automobile factory. Virgil married Florence E _____ around the end of 1919; she was born in MI in 1899. He died 4 January 1990 at Park, St Joseph Co. They had two children by 1930, both born in St Joseph Co MI-

a.     Bianca M East, b 1921 (970f)

b.     Bonita M East, b Jun 1926 (970f) (M,Z,951u,72v,970wf)


        Virgil R East [E4a3a6d1g13a1], son of Ralph East, lived at San Antonio, TX in 1978. (RR)


        Virginia East [E4c5a1k14], daughter of Joel Walker East and Catherine Lofton, was born in 1854 at Wesson, Copiah Co MS. She married Napoleon McDowell about 1871 and they moved to Coryell Co TX soon after. Napoleon was born in 1846 in Amite Co, son of John D McDowell and Nancy P Travis, and died in 1880 after the month of May, probably in Coryell Co. They had two children, both born in Coryell Co TX-

a.     Blanche McDowell, b 1872 (195s)

b.     Pearl McDowell, b 1877 (195s) (W,37q,399nq, 195s)


        Virginia "Jennie" East [E1b4b8], daughter of Reuben East and Harriet Knight Young, was born in October 1856 in Wayne Co, TN. She grew up at Savannah from about the age of five, and married Columbus L "C L" Hefner at Savannah on 25 December 1881. He was an attorney, born 23 January 1847 in Buncombe Co NC. This was his second marriage, the first being to Lucinda F Browning on 3 November 1875 in Giles Co TN; what became of her is not known. C L Hefner's parents were Samuel Hefner and Hannah Mira Trammell.

        In September 1885 Jennie and C L bought the press, type, and other printing materials from M R Abernathy and C T Lewis, the owners of the TN River News, the Savannah newspaper which pre-dated the Savannah Courier. With this material they ran their new newspaper for ten years with the help of Jennie's nephews, when they sold all or part of their interest in it; information in the first 15 years of the Courier has provided clues to tie together many Young and East families. The newspaper building was located on the southwest corner of the Court St-Cherry St intersection in Savannah, just south across the street from the town square and on the west side of Cherry St, where a remodeled brick building now stands. The court building is about 50 yards to the northwest of the old Courier location. The Courier office was relocated a few years later about a block to the northeast. After the sale of the paper, C L went into the grocery business in Savannah.

        C L died on 25 August 1904 and was buried in Savannah Cemetery, according to his wishes, in a spot with a view of the Courier; his grave is on the north edge of the Cemetery, on a downward slope, overlooking the town square where the Courier newspaper office was. Jennie then moved to Springfield, TN and lived there for a few years. She eventually moved to Evansville, IN to be near her sister Adoline, and died sometime after that. Jennie had one child-

a.     Earl P Hefner, b 20 May 1894

Although C L Hefner's original first name was Columbus, he used the name Charles when he bought the Savannah Courier newspaper. He lived in Lawrence Co AL in 1870 and 1880; his parents lived in northern AL in January 1889, probably Colbert Co. C L's parents were married before 1845, probably in Buncombe Co NC, and they died in Colbert Co AL. When C L was three years old in 1850, they lived in Gilmer Co GA. C L had a sister and two brothers: Sarah Ann Hefner, born in 1845, married Joseph Augustus Grissom after 1880; Thomas Hamilton Hefner, called a "benedict brother" who lived at Forney, TX in October 1890 (according to the Savannah Courier), was born 23 March 1856 in Cherokee Co AL, and who married Eliza Jane Trail in 1890; and Milligan Montgomery Hefner, born 22 August 1861 in Dekalb Co AL, and who married Julia Ann Brooks in 1888. (M77,FE, WA,Z,11q,15m, 9rsmuc,102v)


        Virginia Blanche East [E19a3f3g], daughter of William Alonzo East and Deidra Jane Williamson, was born 2 May 1904 in Clay Co AL. She married Vernon C Mitchum, then married Carlus Adcock. Virginia died 7 January 1988 at Lagrange, Troup Co GA and is buried at Roanoke, Randolph Co AL. She lived at Roanoke when she died. (CS,47v,Z,257w)


        Virginia L East [E4a2a5f1], daughter of Benjamin D East and Ann Eliza Noel of Charlotte Co VA, was born in 1840 in VA, probably in Campbell Co. She married or died by 1860. (25n)


        Virginia Hefner East [E1b4h2b], daughter of Charles Hardin East and Janie Sloan, was born 8 September 1891 in Hardin Co TN. She was named after Virginia East, wife of C L Hefner, her father's double first cousin, and was called Jenney. Jenney grew up in and around Crump and at Savannah, and married Henry Everett Jarrett in Hardin Co on 20 December 1913. Henry was born in TN (Hardin Co?) on 8 March 1892, son of Mrs Harriett L Jarrett. He was a farmer. Henry died in January 1936 at Sardis in Henderson Co Tennessee and is buried in Lebanon Cemetery at Sardis. Jenny died at Savannah, date unknown, and is also buried in Lebanon Cemetery. They had five children-

1.     Everett L Jarrett, b 11 Oct 1914

2.     Charles Arvil Jarrett, b Mar 1918

3.     Agnes I Jarrett, b Jul 1919

4.     James Earl Jarrett, b 2 Jul 1923

5.     Thomas Deward Jarrett, b Dec 1925

In 1910, Henry was the eldest child of five still living (of seven total) living with his divorced mother in district 10 in Hardin Co. Harriett Jarrett was born in 1865, and died in 1946; she is buried in Lebanon Cemetery in Hardin Co. (M24,CE,M,9uvwf)


        Vivian A East [E19a2a5b4], daughter of Arthur Richard East and Hattie Bell Zora Ford, was born in September 1909 in Limestone Co TX. (CS,255v)


        Vivian L East [E4a3a6i2a4], daughter of Lloyd Garrison East and Orvilla A Clark, was born 19 February 1904 at Peninsula, Grand Traverse Co (age 10 in 1910, 19 in 1920, 26 in 1930). She lived at Mason, Cass Co in 1920. About then she married Neil J Willits. He was born 2 September 1900 in NE, and in 1930 they lived at Pinehurst, Snohomish Co WA. Neil worked in a lumber yard. He died at Everett, Snohomish Co on 21 June 1992. Vivian died there on 10 January 1988. They had a son-

a.     Darrell L Willits, b Dec 1926 at Pinehurst, Snohomish Co WA. In his later years he lived at Tacoma. He had married Mary J _____. She was born in 1929. (998f,665P) (Z,72vw,998f)


        W J East [E1d1b1c], son of William Jasper East and Lula Whitten, died as a child. (96uvw)


        W W East [E1b12a4], son of Thomas Jefferson East and Nancy Lou Tulley, was born in 1874 in DeSoto Co MS, and probably died by 1900. (35s,85u)


        Wadelow East [E1d1a3h], son of William Washington East and Mary Mack Phillips, was born 1 September 1901 at Dogtown, Lafayette Co MS. He married Christine Wheeler, daughter of Alonzo James Wheeler and Sue Pitts, on 5 October 1922 at Pontotoc. Wadelow died 4 April 1985 and was buried in Oxford, MS. (NF)


        Wallace Arnold East [E1b12d6c], son of Edwin Alexander East and Lydia Maria Eifert, was born 17 May 1911 at Tyronza, AR. In 1940 he lived on the Melvin Young farm (1809 TN) wirking as a farm hand. On 24 January 1942 at Holly Springs, MS he married Ruth Mary Emrich, a Tyronza native. She was born 4 June 1910, daughter of John Adam Emrich and Rose Reed Rowan. Wallace was a farmer. He and Ruth eventually divorced, and years later he died at Tyronza on 16 March 1971, and was buried in Tyronza Cemetery. Ruth was living at Houston, TX in 1995, close to her daughter Katheryn. She died there on 21 February 2000 of a burst aneurysm, and was buried in the Tyronza Cemetery next to her sister Sara. Wallace and Ruth had two daughters-

1.     Katheryn East, b 1 Apr 1948

2.     Lynn East, b 1 Sep 1950

John Adam Emrich owned the Emrich Store at Tyronza where Van L Young [E1b4b7a] worked as a young man; John is also the great-uncle of Harry Hillman Emrich who married Mariedna Beley. Rose Reed Rowan was a sister-in-law of Jerry Cherry Young [E1b4b1b1]. (JY,RE, AE,Z, 31cwfx)


        Wallace Nathaniel East [E1b13k3], son of Thomas Nathaniel East and Ada Johnson, was born 10 August 1893 at Pima, AZ. He married Frances Rachel Scott on 4 June 1915 at Pima. She was born at Colonia Oaxaca, Sonora, Mexico on 20 January 1895, daughter of Franklin Scott and Eliza Rachel Stubbs. Wallace was a farmer. In 1930 they lived at Pomerene. He died at Pomerene in September 1981. Frances died at Benson, AZ on 3 October 1962 and was buried at Pomerene. They had nine children-

a.     Thomas Franklin East, b 4 Mar 1916

b.     Acel W East, b 7 May 1917

c.     Elnora East, b 24 Nov 1918

d.     Jennabell East, b 13 Dec 1920

e.     Elda East, b 16 Feb 1924

f.      Harold Rex East, b 4 Nov 1925

g.     Ruby East, b 15 Feb 1929

h.     Ada Eileen East, b 3 Nov 1935

i.      Donna Lee East, b 25 Jun 1937 (NL,Z311w,312bf)


        Walter East [E4c6c3a6d1], son of Owen East and Lucy L Galey, was born 25 November 1880 in KY, and lived at Lancaster, Garrard Co in September 1918. He married Lena May Witt in 1906. She was born in KY in 1884, daughter of John Witt and Eliza Berryman. In 1910 they lived at Poosey, Madison Co; in 1920 they were in Garrard Co, and in 1930 they were at Marble Creek, Jessamine Co; all of these counties are neighbors in the center of KY. Lena died 13 October 1965 in Jessamine Co; Walter died there on 21 October 1949. They had at least eight children, all born in KY, and all but the first two born in Garrard Co-

a.     Gilbert East, b 3 Jun 1907 at Poosey, Madison Co, died in Garrard Co on 4 October 1913 when he was crushed when a two mule drawn wagon ran over him in a tragic accident. He was buried the next day in Buckeye-Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. (W,N,362vc)

b.     Laverne East, b 1909 at Poosey, Madison Co. She married Clyde Teater, had three children, and died in Jessamine Co on 16 April 1960. Clyde was born 30 June 1910 at Little Hickman, Jessamine Co, son of Elijah R Teater and Beatrice Preston, and died 8 July 1994 at Nicholasville in Jessamine Co. Their children were-

        1.     Grace E Teater, b 1 Mar 1936 in Jessamine Co. (1010b)

        2.     Wanda L Teater, b 28 Dec 1937 in Garrard Co. (359b)

        3.     Charles A Teater, b 14 Jan 1942 in Jessamine Co. (1010b) (W,Z, 362v,359uw, 1010vwfd)

c.     James William East, b 12 Jan 1913. He lived at Nicholasville, Jessamine Co in 2000. James had married Louise V Burdine. She was born 17 August 1918 in Fayette Co, daughter of Roscoe Miller Burdine and Nora Ella Peel. James died 7 September 2003. They had three children, all married and had children-

        1.     Vauda D East, b 19 Sep 1938 in Jessamine Co. She married a Mr Phelps and had three children. (1010b,1011b)

        2.     Rena E East, b 27 Sep 1940 in Jessamine Co. (1010bP)

        3.     Robert O East, b 25 Jan 1943 in Fayette Co. (1011b) (359bw, 1010Pbf)

d.     Edward East, b 5 Jul 1916, died 2 January 1969 in Madison Co. He lived in Garrard Co when he died. He did not marry. (359bw,1010f, 362d)

e.     Owen East, b 5 Sep 1918, died 9 November 1936 in Madison Co, the county next door to Jessamine Co where Owen lived seven months prior. His death record said he was age 18 when he died. He was buried in Buckeye-Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. (359bwc,1010f, 362d)

f.      Bessie M East, b 17 Jul 1922, married a Mr Hurt and they had a daughter-

        1.     Wilda L Hurt, b 20 Jan 1953 in Fayette Co KY. (1011b) (W,359b,1010f)

g.     Loraine East, b 15 Oct 1924, (age 4 in 1930), married Emerson Reeves and lived in Fayette Co. He was born in 1928 and died in Jessamine Co on 10 July 1993. They had two children. (W,359b, 1010f) (M,W,362u, 359bw,1010f)


        Walter East [E4a3a6d1g8], son of David Reuben Alexander East and Amanda H Anderson, was born in Lawrence Co AR in 1880. Written family records, done years later, show his birth date as 1879, but he was not shown in the 1880 census. Hence, his birth year was likely in 1880 after the census was taken in June. He died at age 14. (RR,JY,59s)


        Walter East [E23a4d], son of John William East and Clementine Virginia Underwood, was born 16 January 1888 at Eagle Furnace, Roane Co TN. He was a boarder in the Emmet Chester home at Rockwood in 1910. Walter was then single, and worked in the Knox coal mine. He married Myrtle Hodge in Roane Co on 28 March 1915. She was born 4 May 1897 in TN and died 23 October 1945 at Cincinnati. She was buried with Walter. He died 24 September 1943 at Cincinnati, OH and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati. In 1920 Walter was a carpenter. He and Myrtle were still in Roane Co in 1942. They had two children by 1920-

1.     Lillian P East, b 29 Dec 1915 at Rockwood, TN, died at Cincinnati, OH on 8 August 1978. She married Edward C Eighhorn. He was born 14 August 1915 at Cincinnati, and died there on 19 February 1997. They were buried in Rest Haven Memorial Park at Evendale, Hamilton Co OH. (W,19w,786c)

2.     Irene East, b Dec 1916 (19w) (M,19uvmw,786c)


        Walter B East [E1b13h6], son of Edward Martin East and Minnie M Bassett, was born in 25 May 1887 at Brigham City, Apache Co AZ, and married twice. His second wife was Sarah Ann Evans, born 27 May 1888 in England, and a daughter of Charles D Evans and Julia Webb. Annie and Walter married about 1910 in Salt Lake City, UT. Annie's family came to the US in 1892 and she was naturalized in 1909. In about 1912 Walter and Annie moved to California, and in 1920 lived at Los Angeles. In 1930 they were living at Oakland; Walter's brother Milton had moved to Oakland about the same time Walter moved to Los Angeles. Walter died in Alameda Co (Oakland?) on 25 April 1964, and Annie died in Alameda Co on 31 August 1959. They had three children-

a.     June East, b 6 Jan 1911 in UT, married _____ Johnson, and died at Oakland, Alameda Co CA on 12 January 1988. (CAd,Z,70w,93f)

b.     Walter E East, b 1 Oct 1912 in CA, died 30 June 1990 (not in CA). (Z,70w,93f)

c.     Merle East (dau), b 26 Feb 1914 in CA (CA death record says UT; census says CA). She married _____ Olson and died in Alameda Co CA on 3 October 1991. (70w,93f) (CAd,310s, 279uv, 70w, 93f)


        Walter J East [E4a3a6d2d1], son of William W East and Julia B Toll, was born 26 June 1885 at Niles, Berrien Co MI. He was a grain dealer at South Bend, St Joseph Co IN (the county just south of Berrien Co) in September 1918. He had married Bertha L _____ in 1909 and in 1920 they lived next door to his parents at Buchanan, Berrien Co. Bertha was born in 1886 in MI of parents from Germany. (M,946uv,943w)


        Walter Milton East [E4a3a6d4b2d], son of Thomas Bolivar East and Dora Jane Reaves, was born in 1911 in Lawrence Co AR, and died in 1930 in AR. (DE,59w,60f)


        Warren East [E4a3a1a11f], son of Joel East and Cathryn Lofton, was born in 1841 in Copiah Co MS. There is a grave of a Warren W East, a Confederate soldier, at Brookhaven, MS. He was born in 1841, and died in Lincoln Co in 1868. This may be the Warren of this biography. (JA,37n)


        Warren Kory East [E14d6c11d2] son of Barham Moody East and Dolorez Judybeth Parker, was born 1 February 1953 at Tulsa, OK, and died that same day. (W)


        Warren Wiley East [E4c5a1k6], son of Joel Walker East and Catherine Lofton, was born in 1841 at Wesson, Copiah Co MS. During the Civil War he was a private in Co. A, 36th Mississippi Infantry. Warren died 4 October 1868 in Lincoln Co and was buried with a Confederate gravestone at Brookhaven.. (W,M,MV, 37nq)


        Warren Wyley East [E4a3a1a11g7], son of John Green East and Margaret Ann Rodgers, was born 24 March 1880 in Jefferson Co MS, grew up there and in Adams Co. He married Ethel Fisher in 1903. She was born in MS in 1880. Warren worked for the railroad as a supervisor in 1910 at Newton, Newton Co where they lived. In 1920 they lived at Edwards in Hinds Co, and was still working for the railroad. He was back at Newton in 1930, but this time with a new wife. She was Alice R _____, born in MS in 1885; this was her second marriage also. Warren and Ethel had six children, all born in MS-

a.     E Warrine East (dau), b 1905 (406v,403w)

b.     William W East, b 1906 (406vf,403w)

c.     Alfred Alton East, b 1908 (406v,403w)

d.     Herman L East, b Aug 1909 (406v,403w)

e.     John East, b 1911 (403w,406f)

f.      Carrie May East, b 1913 (403w,406f)

Ethel's brother Harben L Fisher lived with Warren and Ethel in 1910. Warren's second wife Alice had married a Mr Moody prior to 1910 and has a son Will L Moody who lived with them in 1930. Will was born in MS in 1907. (W,M,400s, 401u,406vf,403w)


        Webster C East [E4c3a3b12g6], son of Joseph Goldman East and Amanda Susan Meador, was born 22 January 1901 in Macon Co TN and died 25 April 1984 at Westmoreland, Sumner Co. He married Thenia Smith on 16 April 1921 in Macon Co. She was born 12 February 1906 in Macon Co, daughter of Allen Smith and Susan _____, and died at Lafayette on 23 April 1998. In 1930 they lived in Macon Co close to his mother, and had no children by then. (W,Z,4vwf)


        Weda Ophelia East [E19a3e4f], daughter of George Zealous East and Sarah Knight, was born 18 February 1898 at Delta, Clay Co AL. She married William Wesley Key on 19 July 1914 in Randolph Co. He was born 3 July 1893 at Wildwood, Randolph Co AL, son of Hugh Gilbert Key and Annie L Mize, and died 10 March 1971 at Wedowee, Randolph Co. In 1920 they lived at Fox Creek, Clay Co AL, and at Rockdale, Randolph Co in 1930. Weda (picture) died 28 November 1987 at Lineville, Clay Co Both are buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Randolph Co. They had ten children, all born in AL-

1.     Flora Key, b 1915 in Clay Co. (257w.47f)

2.     Nora Key, b 1917 in Clay Co. (257w.47f)

3.     Mavis Key (dau), b Oct 1919 in Clay Co, may have married a Mr Yates. (257w.47f)

4.     Lincoln Key, b 21 Jul 1921 in Clay Co, died 16 August 1995 at Wedowee, Randolph Co. (Z,47f)

5.     Harrold Key, b Mar 1927 in Randolph Co. (47f)

6.     Pearl Key, b Mar 1930 at Rockdale, Randolph Co. (47f)

7.     dau Key, b 1930s (W)

8.     son Key, b 1930s (W)

9.     dau Key, b 1930s (W)

10.   son Key, b 1930s (W) (CS,M, Z,W,257uw,47uvf)


        Weldon Sidney East [E4c6c3f12a], son of David Austin East and Minerva Jane Box, was born in February 1868 (age 50 in 1920) in IL, but lived most of his life in MO and AR. In 1880 and 1900 he was in Christian Co MO, and had married Belle _____ about 1889. She was born in MO about 1869. They had three children by 1900. Belle lived at Spadra, Johnson Co AR in September 1918 and was listed by her son Homer as his closest relative when he registered for the draft. About 1903 Weldon married Laura M _____ in AR. She was born about 1887 (age 33 in 1920, 43 in 1930) in AR. His nine known children were-

1.     Davis J East, b May 1894 in AR. (97u)

2.     Lillie East, b Sep 1896 in AR. (97u)

3.     Homer East, b 31 Jul 1898 in Christian Co MO and lived at Spadra, Johnson Co AR in September 1918 where he was a coal miner. He died in January 1962 in AR. (M,Z,97u,641w)

4.     Manerva East, b 1903 at Prairie, Johnson Co AR. (641w)

5.     Willie East, b 1907 at Prairie, Johnson Co AR. (641w)

6.     Mamie East, b 1909 at Prairie, Johnson Co AR. She married Robert Stewart in 1927 and they lived with her parents in 1930. He was born in 1895 in AR. They had no children by 1930. (641wf)

7.     Mila East, b 1912 at Prairie, Johnson Co AR. (641w)

8.     Maudie East, b 1914 at Prairie, Johnson Co AR. (641wf)

9.     Nellie East, b 1918 at Prairie, Johnson Co AR. (641wf)

Weldon's mother and his half-brother Jasper Harris lived with Weldon in 1900. In 1930 a granddaughter Laura East, age 5, lived with Weldon and his wife Laura. Young Laura was likely a daughter of Homer or Davis. (MF,W,97su,641w)


        Wesley East [E4a2a2d], son of Ezekiel East and Elizabeth Worsham, was born about 1810 in Pittsylvania Co VA. This person is John Wesley East. [E4a2a2d] (L,EL,JY)


        Wesley East and his wife Ann _____, both born in 1815, were living in Polk Co TN in 1860 in the James and Susan Sloan home. Wes and Ann had a daughter-

1.     Amanda East, b 1840 (73q)


        Wesley Augusta East [E4a3a6d1g27], son of David Reuben Alexander East and Janie Clementine McPike, was born 7 March 1913 in Lawrence Co AR. He married Lola Foster on 24 March 1940 in Lawrence Co. She was born in 1921. Wesley died in January 1956 at Las Vegas, NV. "Gussie East" was buried next to his mother in Walnut Ridge Cemetery at Walnut Ridge, Lawrence Co AR. (RR,JA, 59pwfmc, 33N)


        West R East [E14a7d], son of Martin B East and Sarah Parker, was born in 1828 in Monroe Co AL. He married Angelina Delilah O'Neil on 24 December 1854 in Monroe Co and they lived next door to his parents in Monroe Co in 1860. Algeline was born in Al in 1840. They had a daughter-

1.     Sarah Luvenia East, b 1857 at Monroeville, Monroe Co AL. (W,456q) (W,456jknq)


        Whitfield B East [E4a2a5h5], son of Grief Edward East and Sarah E Walker, was born 3 June 1856 in Halifax Co VA. He must have died young since he was not in his family's home in 1860 at Yancyville, NC. (W,SS)


        Whitten H East [E1d1b1a], son of William Jasper East and Lula Whitten, was born in June 1893 in MS. He grew up at Senatobia. On 12 July 1915 he was graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and was a major in the U.S. Army's new Air Force in 1917. (EE, EP,JA,9uv)


        Wick East [E4c3a3b11d13], son of Joseph Smith East and Lou Ella Ryherd, was born 1 December 1903 in Macon Co TN. He married Grace M Carnahan on 23 January 1926. Wick died 29 January 1968 and was buried in Galen Cemetery. They had four children

a.     Wick East Jr (MV)

b.     Verlin Clayton East (MV)

c.     Billy Gene East (MV)

d.     Hollis Earline East (MV) (MV,4v)


        William East [E25] came from London, England to VA on the ship Paule, arriving on 6 July 1635. He was 23 years old at the time, being born about 1612. William apparently settled in Lower Norfolk Co (southeast VA; this county name no longer exists) because he owned land bordered on the north by Edward Windham. On 1 July 1643 Windham sold his land to James Sterling and William East's land was mentioned as bordering the land being sold.

        William very likely married and had children by the 1650s, although records to prove this have not been found in VA. Because no other East was named on the ship records with William, any other East records in southeast VA within the next few years would likely be the then grown children of William, children who came with him on the Paule, or else immigrants who came on later ships. Since there were few people in VA by the middle of the Seventeenth Century, perhaps less than a thousand, it would be fairly safe to assume that anyone with the East family name in eastern VA in the 1650s would be a close relative or descendant of William.

        In Charles City Co there was a Thomas East who had died by January 1659, leaving a daughter under the age of 21. There is no record of a Thomas East on any ship records coming to VA in this time. Therefore Thomas would likely be a son of William. He was also mentioned in land records in Charles City Co in 1642. (M88, M92,M13,JY)


        William East [E27a], son of William East of Tower Street, London, England, was born in London by the 1650s. He was a captain of the ship Hester and Hannah, and later of the ship Gulielma, William Penn's personal ship. William owned a home in Philadelphia, PA, as did his brother Benjamin. William was a Quaker, and had apparently died by 1711 for he was named in a deed record in Philadelphia between John Knowles and William's heirs. Knowles sold a portion of a lot "to William East, Master of the Govern ship Gulielma, whose relic Esther, and sole daughter and heiress Elizabeth with their present husbands, Richard Cary, citizen and merchant taylor of London, who married widow, and Thomas Jackson of Dartford, Coun. Kent, carpenter, conveyed the same ..." So in one deed record we learn that William married, had a daughter, and died, and his widow and daughter afterwards lived back in England, thus leaving no one of William's line in the American Colonies. His daughter was-

1.     Elizabeth East, married Thomas Jackson of Dartford, Co Kent, England and apparently lived in England. (M17)


        William East [E4a3], son of Thomas East Jr and Ann Perrin oif Henrico Co VA, was born about 1700 in Henrico Co. He was a member of Henrico County Parish. By 31 March 1748 he owned 400 acres on Ellis Creek in VA next to the 400 acres held by his son. This was apparently the same William, or his son, mentioned in the 11 February 1763 land grant of Tarlton East [E4c5]. William married and had at least one son-

a.     William East, b 1720s (JA,EP,JY,M47,29p)


        William East [E4a3a], son of William East, was born by the mid-1720s. He married Ms _____ (Langston?, daughter of John Langston), lived in VA (Augusta Co? see Josiah East [E4a3a1]), and died in Charlotte Co VA in 1767; he left a 9 July 1766 will in Charlotte Co. His wife died prior to 1766. They had eight children-

1.     Josiah East, b abt 1743

2.     William East, b abt 1745

3      Mary East, b bef 1751

4.     Keziah East, b bef 1760

5.     Rebecca East, b bef 1766

6.     Shadrack East, b bef 1761

7.     Obedience East, b bef 1766

8.     Sarah East, b bef 1766

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty ninth day of July one thousand seven hundred and sixty six I William East Senr. of Charlotte County being of good and perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that all flesh must yield to Death when it shall please God to call and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last will & Testament in manner form Following that is to say principally and first of all I give and Recomme___ my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommen___ to the Earth to be Burried in a Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter and herein mentioned nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as Touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Blefs me with after my Just Debts, Funeral Expences, & Legacies are paid I give Demise & Dispose the of the same in the following manner. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Son William East all my Land whereon I now Live on the north side of John Caldwells mill Creek to him and his heirs. Imprimis I give and bequeath the remain___ part of Land lying on the South side of John Caldwells mill Creek unto my Son Josiah East and his heirs & c. Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Son Shadrack East three hundred and ninety acres at the Lower end of my La___ in Hallifax County to him and his heirs. Imprimis I give and Bequea___ Remaining part of my Land in Halifax County unto my Son William & his heirs. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Daugter Mary Dickerson one Cow and Calf her choice of all my Cattle. Imprimis I give my Negro boy Charles with all the rest of my Cattle Horses & hogs and all my houshold furtur___ with all the rest of my Estate to be Equally Divided among my Six child. herein and hereafter Named, Kiziah East, Sarah East, Josiah East, Ric East, Shadrack East and Obedience East to be paid to them by my Executors Required as soon as they come to years of Miturity; Imprimis It is my _____ and Desire that my Estate may not be appraised; Imprimis I _____ that _____ Estate may be Equally Divided by my Executors; Imprimi_.

William East and William Sims Executors of this my present Last Will _____ Testament In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and _____ day and year first above written.

William East _____

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
John Halloway
Jame________
John Caldwell
William Black

An Inventory of the Estate of William East Deceased was taken by David George and William East Executors on the fifth day of December one Thousand seven hundred & sixty seven. (JA,24p,26m)


        William East [E2], son of John East of Halifax Co VA and Jane _____, left a Henry Co will (Book 1, Page 46) dated 1 February 1781, and probated on 22 March, naming his brother John East and nephew John East Jr, second son of John. Witnesses to this will were John McCoy, John East, and James Rea Junr. Bond was posted by William Graves and Henry Lyne. There is no indication that William married and had children. (M92,RC,VJ)


        William East [E4c3a], son of Isham East (he a son of Edward East), was born about 1725, probably in VA, but lived in northern NC for much of his life starting around 1779. He married Mary Cannon about 1743, and when she died in 1769 or 1770 he then married Frances Cockerham about 1771 in Bedford Co VA. Frances was born about 1738 in Grayson Co VA. There are numerous deed records of William East and his brother Thomas East who bought and sold land together starting in 1761 in Lunenburg Co VA. When they sold this land in 1769 to Peter and John Sallee, it was in Charlotte Co. The wives of William and Thomas relinquished their dower rights in the land and both were named Mary. That same year they moved to Halifax Co and each bought 107 acres on Buffalo Creek from William Short. In 1770 Thomas bought another 104 acres on Buffalo Creek from Thomas Gilbert. When Thomas traded one parcel of land on Buffalo to William Smith for a Negro wench in 1771, William and Frances East were witnesses. So we therefore know that William's first wife Mary had died and he then married Frances Cockerham by 1771. Thomas also sold the other land on Buffalo Creek to William Smith and William and Frances East were again witnesses. In January of 1778, William East and Fanny his wife of Bedford County sold 107 acres on Buffalo Creek to James and Richard Jones. This is no doubt the same land which was bought by the William who was formerly married to Mary. When William Smith died in Surry Co NC in 1780, William and Thomas East (brothers?) were the executors. In the deeds of Surry Co, William East bought 300 acres on Middle Fork of Little Yadkin River from William Boyles and his wife Eve on 13 May 1783 for £100. William bought an "unspecified amount of land being a Water Plat containing as many acres as may be drowned on Christian Fears land in raising a sufficient head of water to support William East's Grist Mill" on waters of Little Yadkin. William East Senior "of Greason" Co sold 150 acres on the middle fork of Little Yadkin River to Isham East in February 1797, so William had lived in Surry Co for about 20 years, from 1777 to 1797. In March of 1797, "William East Senior of Greason County, Virginia" sold to John Boyles 150 acres on middle fork of Little Yadkin River. William had moved to Grayson Co by 1797 when he was named in a deed in Stokes as "William East of Greason Co. VA." He was selling his land in Stokes Co to his son Isham. Isham moved to Patrick Co VA in 1801. In the Bible record submitted by Isham as proof of the birth dates of William's children, Isham was named as the son of William and Mary. (The full content of the William and Thomas East deed records were supplied by source JA in an article titled Separating William Easts.) According to Revolutionary War pension papers (W19209) of his son Isham, William was living in Surry Co NC in the winter of 1777.

        In the 1784 to 1787 years, the state of NC took its own census. William lived in Captain Lovel's District of Surry Co then (first page of this district, column 2). Some of his neighbors were Joseph East, William Venable Jr & Sr, John Venable, Thomas East, Henry Spinhour, and Basel Riddel (all on the first page, column 1), and John & Thomas Carroll, John Fitzpatrick, and William Freeman all near William East in column 2 of the census. All of these family names were then or in later years tied to William East's descendants through marriage. In Captain Lovel's district in this state census, there were only 98 families. This district was in the north part of Surry Co close to the border with Patrick Co VA.

        Frances Cockerham lived in Grayson Co in 1805 since she paid a tax for owning two horses then. She died in Stokes Co NC after March 1820; in that month she acted as one of the executors of her grandson Drury East (son of Isham) in Grayson Co. When Drury's estate was settled on 15 February 1826, Frances was no longer one of Drury's executors. Thomas Baldwin had taken Frances' place. So she had apparently died by 1826. William East wrote his will on 7 September 1798 in Grayson Co VA but it was not probated until August 1803 in Grayson Co; he died in 1803, soon prior to August when his will went into probate. In his will, he named his wife Fanney ("her choice of beds, one cow," etc), his son William (half "the movables and money"), Mary, Rebekah, Susanna, Frankie, (cannot read) ("ten shillings a pice"). Then William repeated himself to be clear, and said "ten shillings to Isa East ten shillings to Sarah Fitzpatrick ten shillings to Usley Venable ten shillings to Elizabeth Biles, ten shillings to Martha Jones. (Will Book 1, pg 29). William named his son William East and wife Fanny as executors. Witnesses were Samuel Amburn, John Talbot, and William Grigg. The part of his will which gave "ten shillings to Isa East..." is weak and hard to read, so this part may have meant Isham East, or may have meant Asa East. And since Asa East seemed to have distanced himself from this branch of the Surry-Stokes County East families, and also since Asa East provided the marriage bond for the Polly East and Henry Mosley marriage in Stokes Co on 10 February 1806, then it is here assumed that Asa was a son of Thomas East Sr, and Polly East was the only known daughter of Thomas East Sr. Therefore the William East will which says he gave "ten shillings to Isa East" must have meant Isham East, not Asa. William had about twelve to thirteen children who reached adulthood, but with Mary he probably had more children whom we have no records for-

1.     Joseph Cannon East, b 7 Jul 1744. See his biography.

2.     Thomas East, b abt 1746

3.     Isham East, b 4 Feb 1758

4.     Ursula East, b abt 1762

5.     Rebecca East, b abt 1772

6.     William East, b 8 May 1773

7.     Elizabeth East, b abt 1774

8.     Martha East, b Feb 1777

9.     Sarah East, b abt 1780

10.   Chandler East, b abt 1783, may have been Drewry Chandler East. There is a Surry Co court record where "William & Drewry East" bought property from John Bryson in January or February 1817. The name Drewry was rare in those early years, and the only William East in the area who was an adult was a son of William East who died in 1803. (240y)

11.   Frances East, b abt 1785

12.   Mary East, b abt 1786

13.   Susannah East, b abt 1791

NOTE: Stokes Co NC is the county next to and just south of Patrick Co VA, and it was formed in 1789 from Surry Co. In 1820 there were just two East families in Patrick Co VA: Isham East and William East. These two East families lived next door to each other in 1820, and Isham was the elder, born 1775 or before. He also had three young girls in his home in 1820, and a young man age between 16 and 25. Isham's wife was born in 1775 or before. Of the young females, two were under age 10, and one was age 10-15. William East next door was born between 1775 and 1794 and his wife was born between 1795 and 1804. Their six children were all born between 1805 and 1820. The only William East marriage found in VA which could be for this William were in Charlotte Co and in Henry Co. Henry Co is on the east side of and next to Patrick Co; Charlotte Co is quite a few counties to the east. (JA,MV,M,30i, 1043pt, 76az,204z)


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1790 Stokes Co NC Census for

the East Neighborhood


A = FREE WHITE MALES 16 & OVER 16

B = FREE WHITE MALES UNDER 16

C = FREE WHITE FEMALES

D = OTHER FREE PERSONS

E = SLAVES

 

                                                         A     B     C     D     E

Venable, William        1  2  3  0  0

Hampton, John           1  1  1  0  0

Boyls, John             1  1  1  0  0

Boatright, Daniel       2  2  5  0  5

Christman, George       1  1  4  0  0

Horne, Jesse            1  1  4  0  0

Carr, John              1  2  2  0  0

Edwards, Abel           1  0  2  0  0

Spanehaur, Jacob        1  6  6  0  0

Kerby, Jesse            1  0  1  0  1

Brown, Samuel           1  0  3  0  0

Vest, Samuel            1  2  3  0  0

Sprinkle, George        2  3  7  0  1

Shifford, Jacob         2  5  1  0  0

Curry, Malcom           1  0  4  0  0

East, Thomas            1  2  2  0  8

Armstrong, Martin       3  2  3  0  10

Martin, Job             3  3  5  0  1

Petitt, George          1  2  1  0  0

Poindexter, Thomas      2  1  5  0  13

Reynolds, Justice       1  3  2  0  0

Kelly, John             1  2  4  0  0

East, Joseph            2  1  6  0  0

Wright, Hezekiah        1  0  1  0  0

Connel, John            1  0  2  0  0

Wright, Elizabeth       0  1  1  0  0

Fearer, Christian       1  4  2  0  0

East, Isham             2  4  1  0  1

East, William           4  1  6  0  0

Johnson, David          1  1  4  0  0

Fitzpatrick, John       1  1  5  0  0

Venable, John           1  2  2  0  0

Vest, Isham             1  0  1  0  0

Prater, William         1  2  2  0  1

Quiller, James          1  2  3  0  0

Steele, William         1  3  3  0  0

Arny, Henry             1  3  7  0  0

Arnold, William         1  4  4  0  0

Briggs, John            1  0  0  0  0

Dillard, James          1  1  2  0  0

Martin, William         2  2  5  0  9

Ridle, John             1  2  4  0  0

Hutcherson, Richard     1  4  6  0  0

Cox, Isham              2  1  1  0  1

Elliott, Charles        2  5  6  0  1

Gibson, John            1  1  2  0  0

Ridle, Randolph         1  3  3  0  0

See Actual Census pages.

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        William East [E4c3a2], son of William East and _____ Langston of Charlotte Co VA, was born about 1745, probably in VA. He moved to Laurens Co SC by 5 February 1785 where he witnessed a land sale (see Josiah East [E4a3a1]). On a 24 October 1786 deed in Laurens Co (Book B, Page 140) he was listed as a neighbor of Samuel Henderson and wife Mary Ann _____, living along Little River. On 4 April 1788 Luke Waldroop and wife Mary sold 130 acres on Little River to William East Junior, land originally granted 3 October 1785; witnesses to this sale were Shadrack East and William East. Of William's brothers Josiah and Shadrack, the names of the sons of Shadrack known, and Josiah had but one or two sons (none William). Thus only William [E4c3a2] could have had a son named William Junior.

        In 1790 William Sr was the head of his household which had two males over the age of 16 and two females. This family lived three doors from Josiah East and not too far from Isham East. William's wife was Lucy Vaughan. Keep in mind that it is often difficult to determine who the neighbors are in the pre-1850 census records because of what side of the river or road the families live on; the census taker often would walk miles up one side of a river in his count, then come back the other side. As the names are listed in the records, it would appear that two families are miles apart, but are actually just across the river from each other, or are back-to-back yet on different roads. The above Samuel Henderson, in the 1790 census record, was about midway between Shadrack East and William Young, and three to four doors from each, yet was in excess of 350 families from William East Sr. William was next door to a James Young. (In 1790 there were two James Young families, and three in 1800.)

        William is found in the county in 1800, but in 1810 the two William East families shown are both too young to be this William. His children appear to be-

a.     William East Jr, b by 1767

b.     dau East, b bef 1790 (JA,3a)


        William East Jr [E4c1a1a], son of William East of Little River in Laurens Co SC, was born by 1767 in either VA or in Laurens Co. He bought 130 acres on Little River, close to his father's farm, on 4 April 1788 from Luke Waldroop and Luke's wife Mary _____.

        On 22 October 1811 "William East Senior" sold 140 acres to Alexander Glenn, land bordered by Glenn, John Sinclair, and Joseph Wilson (Book J, Page 258); William's wife Lucy _____ was also named in this sale. Since William's father was probably dead by this time, William had become a "Senior" because of a much younger "William East Junior." This 140 acres was originally granted to Michael Wilson and later conveyed to William East, presumably William East [E4c1a1]. In 1820 William was found living close to another younger William East, not likely a son. Because of the ages of both William East men in 1820 (both over age 44). it appears that William Sr married a second time, around 1800; his children were-

1.     son East

2.     son East, b 1795-1804 (3i)

3.     dau East, b 1795-1804 (3i)

4.     son East, b 1802-1804 (3i)

5.     dau East, b 1805-1810 (3i)

6.     son East, b 185-1810 (3i)

7.     dau East, b 1811-1820 (3i) (M92,3aehi)


        William East [E10], lived in Halifax Co VA in the 1770s, and married Martha _____. He and Martha were named as parents of Elisha East who died in Halifax Co in 1853. Elisha was born about 1778 (was age 75 when he died in 1853), so his father William must have been born by 1760, but perhaps a few years sooner, born in the 1750s. From Elisha's marriage record in 1814, a witness to that marriage was Richard East; William was not named in the marriage record, and the 1820 census (earliest census available for Halifax Co) has no William East in the county. So William may have died by 1814, and likely by 1820. There were four East families in Halifax Co in 1820: Elisha, Richard, Nancy, and John East. In addition to Elisha as being a known child of William and Martha, it would also appear that Richard was a child, and perhaps John and another son who married Nancy; with such scanty records available, the listing of some of the potential children is just speculation-

a.     Richard East, b 1776-1794, and in 1814 witnessed Elisha's East's marriage in Halifax Co. Richard married Elizabeth B Bowles on 23 December 1808 in Halifax Co. She was about the same age as Richard. They they had at least five children by 1820-

        1.     dau East, b 1806-1810 (26i)

        2.     son East, b 1811-1820 (26i)

        3.     son East, b 1811-1820 (26i)

        4.     dau East, b 1811-1820 (26i)

        5.     dau East, b 1811-1820 (26i)

In Richard's home in 1820 was a mother or other woman old enough to be his mother. There was an earlier marriage in Halifax Co with a Richard East, on 6 November 1789, to Drusilla Chapman. (26im)

b.     Nancy East, or Mrs Nancy East. Nancy was born in the 1760s. In her home in 1820 were no boys, but there were two girls; one was under age 10 and the other was an older teen. Nancy was born prior to 1776. In her home in 1830 there were more children, some born in the early 1800s (the teen girl from 1820?) to a boy born in the late 1820s. (26ij)

c.     John East. b 1771-1780, lived in Halifax Co in 1830 with an three adult children. He was not there in 1840, although there was a much younger John East who fits the age of the boy from 1830, if that boy was born in 1810. John (Sr) had married Polly Miller in Halifax Co on 22 February 1814-

        1.     son East, b 1801-1810 (26j)

        2.     dau East, b 1801-1810 (26j)

        3.     dau East, b 1811-1815 (26j) (26mij)

d.     Elisha East, b 1778, married Hannah Farmer, See his biography. (26di)


         William East [E4c3a6], son of William East and Frances Cockerham of Grayson Co VA, was born 6 May 1773 in NC. He apparently moved back (with his parents?) to Grayson Co because he is on Quaker records there at later dates. Also, William was an executor of his father's 9 September 1798 will in Grayson Co. The Quaker records further show that William and his wife Rachel Talbot were accepted in the Westfield, NC church in May 1806, and were granted certificates to the Newberry, Blount Co TN church in December 1809. In December 1815 William and his wife requested certificates to transfer to the White Water church in the Indiana Territory. The White Water monthly meetings were in what is now the city of Richmond. William and Rachel moved to Wayne Co IN by 1820.

        Rachel was born 25 August 1780 in PA, daughter of Jacob Talbot and Susanna Sharples, and was still alive in 1850, living with William two doors from their son Joel in Calvin Twp, Cass Co MI. Rachel died at Calvin, Cass Co on 21 October 1851 and William then lived with their daughter Martha in Cass Co. Rachel and William had twelve children (from Quaker records)-

a.     Hannah East, b 16 Dec 1798

b.     John East, b 31 May 1800

c.     Joel East, b 29 Sep 1802

d.     James East, b 1 Jun 1804

e.     Polly East, b 29 Mar 1807

f.      Susannah East, b 6 Mar 1809

g.     Jacob Talbot East, b 12 Jun 1811

h.     Sally East, b 8 Apr 1814

i.      William H East, b 17 Apr 1817

j.      Rebecca East, b 3 Aug 1819

k.     Martha East, b 22 Oct 1822

m.    Isom L East, b 4 Apr 1826

In 1909 descendants had a large gravestone erected in Birch Lake Cemetery for Joel and his siblings, and the year dates of births and deaths were also shown. Most of them were not actually buried there, and not all dates are correct. This cemetery is also called East Cemetery. (M92,W, 1043p, 52ijk,72nq)


        William East, born in 1775 in NC, was living in Patrick Co VA in 1850 with Sally Fodnil(?), age 35, and her two children Mary (age 6) and Nancy (age 2). (30n)


        William East [E1f], son of John East and Frances Harston of Pittsylvania Co VA, was born in Pittsylvania Co on 24 February 1776, in the section of the county which became Henry Co in the following year. He married Elizabeth Thurston on or soon after 26 January 1802 (the marriage bond date) in Henry Co; the surety was David Rea (see Joseph East [E1d]). This marriage with Elizabeth was likely his second marriage because his daughter Mary C East, and a probable son Arthur East, were born in VA in 1797 and 1800; the name of that wife is yet unknown. On 23 February 1807 in Henry Co William married Sally Webb. In 1808, William and Sally moved to Middle TN, stayed for a short time, and in 1809 moved on to AL where he patented about 160 acres on 16 November 1810. William lived in Madison Co, was called William East Sr, and outlived Sally. A Madison Co Newspaper obituary reported the 9 October 1841 death of "Mrs Sally East consort of William East Esq, long a resident of this county." Sally was born 12 May 1781 and was from Halifax Co VA. The obituary indicated that she may have been the wife who moved with William to TN, then to AL.

        The 1840 census for Wm East Sr showed that there was another couple in his home, in addition to Sally and their children. The other couple was born in the 1780s. Or, this other "couple" could have been a slightly younger brother and a sister, or brother and brother's wife.

        William died at home on 21 August 1847 and was buried in the East family Cemetery, one mile east of the (1988) McCrary home in Madison Co AL. Sally was buried in the same graveyard. He had at least seven children-

1.     Arthur East, b 1797 in VA, was single, and lived next door to Elizabeth H East [E1f3] in Hardeman Co TN. Arthur was probably Elizabeth's brother. (1366n)

2.     Mary C East, b abt 1800

3.     Elizabeth H East, b abt 1803

4.     Yancy Thomas East, b 5 May 1804 (48j)

5.     Eliza P East, b 1810

6.     Susanna Withers East, b abt 1813 (48j)

7.     Priscilla W East, b 11 Sep 1813 (48j)

8.     Alexander Hamilton East, b abt 1815 (48jk)

There was another younger William East in the southern part of Madison Co, probably unrelated. The 1840 census shows Wm East Sr on census page 118 with a large family of 16 White persons and 17 Black persons. This William was born in the 1770s. Close neighbors were John Pike. In the 1830 census, this elder William was on census page 127.

In the southern part of the county was the other William East; this William was born in the 1780s and had six in his family in 1840. In the 1830 census, this younger William was on census on page 122, and on page 157 in the 1840 census.

The location of the East Cemetery today is now within the city limits of Madison, but no gravestones exists today. A survey of this small cemetery was taken in the 1920s, from which we have the existing named graves. (M89, M92,M94,DJ,VJ, JA,JF, RC,JW,48kc)


        William East [E4a2a5], son of Thomas East and Obedience _____ of Pittsylvania Co VA, was born by 1777 in Pittsylvania Co. He married Rhoda Clark on 6 January 1801 in Charlotte Co. Their marriage record show that her father was Isaac Clark and William's parents were Thomas East and Obedience. On 17 June 1807 William sold to Grief and Claiborne Barksdale two Negroes -- one named Fanny, who was in Charlotte Co in possession of John Stewart, and a girl named Chany. The consideration was £50. In Charlotte Co in 1810 there were no East families shown in the census at all. The only William East families shown in the 1810 census in the country were both in Laurens Co SC. And neither of them was the William who married Rhoda for two reasons: to move to SC after their marriage, then back to Charlotte Co by 1820 was unlikely because of the distance; neither of the two William East families in Laurens Co in 1810 had children of ages typical of what a couple in their 30s would have had after nine years of marriage, or didn't have a wife old enough to be of age to marry in 1801. Hence, it can be assumed that the census taker missed the only East family in Charlotte Co in 1810. But in 1820 they were shown, and had seven or eight children, which would have been normal for a couple married for 19 years; the first and second boy may be the same person, because of the ability for a teenage boy to be included in two different age groups of the 1820 census. In addition, by 1820 their children were reaching the marriageable age. So a check of the Charlotte Co marriage records from 1817 to the mid-1840s revealed at least seven East marriages, starting in 1824. Since William and Rhoda were the only East family in the county, then it can safely be assumed that all these marriages were for their children. And we can be fairly sure that this 1820 William was the one married to Rhoda Clark because in Charlotte Co in 1810 and in 1820 there were many Clark families of Rhoda's age (her brothers?) and an older Edith Clark (widow of Isaac?). Charlotte Co was definitely a Clark family county.

        William East must have died in the 1820s since Rhoda was one of just two East families in 1830; the other one was Thomas East. Rhoda was living quite a few doors from Thomas in 1830, but four of her immediate neighbors were Clark families, including Edith Clark, who was age 60s. Rhoda was age 30s, not likely the truth since she must have been born prior to 1790 to marry in early 1801. Rhoda also had two boys and a girl in her household in 1830. In 1850 in son Ben's home she gave her ages as 63, so she was born in 1787, and was married at the age of 14. She was still alive, living with her son Ben in 1860 in Campbell Co. Her age then was 70, as she stated. She died in Campbell Co in the 1860s. William and Rhoda had about eight children, all born in Charlotte Co VA-

a.     Thomas East, b 1803

b.     Isaac East, b 1805

c.     Eliza East, b abt 1807

d.     William East, b abt 1810

e.     Mary F East, b 1815

f.      Benjamin D East, b 1817

g.     son East, b 1816-1820, was not found in 1840. (24j)

h.     Grief Edward East, b 1825 (M94,M38,L,EP,24ijm,25nq)


        William East [E3], parents unknown, was born in 1781 in VA and died after 1850 in Henry Co. He lived in Henry Co VA in 1820 and into the 1850s (in 1850, census page 49, family #672). His wife Sally was born in VA in 1780 (she was not the Sally Webb who was born in 1781 and married another William East in Henry Co in 1807, and who died in Madison Co AL in 1841). In 1820 in their home were three boys under age 10, four girls under age 10, and one boy and girl ages 10-15. Hence, all these children cannot be the children from one mother, but instead must be a combination of two families. In addition, the 1820 census shows that William was age 26-44 (born 1781) and his wife was about the same age. The 1820 census was shown in a roughly alphabetical listing. Therefore we cannot see who William's close neighbors were. But in Henry Co in 1820 the only other East families were Joseph (born 1795-1804), John (born 1795-1804), Jesse (born before 1776, son of Edward East [E4c1a]), and William East (born 1776-1795). And it is known that the first two were sons of Thomas East [E1b] and Sarah Graves.

        In 1850 William, his wife, and daughter Mary were in Henry Co. Living next door to them was John East, born in 1813. In 1840 in William's home were many people, and five were under age 5. Since William and his wife, in 1840, were in their late 50s, then the youngest family members were probably grandchildren-

a.     son East, b 1801-1810 (28ijk)

b.     dau East, b 1801-1810 (28ij)

c.     son East, b 1811-1820 (28ijk) / (John East, b 1813). John East married Mary _____ about 1848; she was a second wife since he had two teenage children in their home in 1850, and his wife Mary was age 23 then. (28kn)

c.     wife, b 1811-1820 (28jk) / (John's 1st wife Mary Kimbrough?)

        1.     female, b 1836-1840 (28k) / (Mary East, b 1835, daughter of John East) (28kn)

        2.     male, b 1836-1840 (28k) / (John East Jr, b 1836, son of John East) (28kn)

d.     daughter East, b 1811-1820 (28ijk) / Nancy East, b May 1816, married Austin Forbes in Henry Co on 12 September 1836, and died about 1910 in Henry Co. Austin was born in 1813 in VA, and died in Henry Co in the late 1840s. They had six children-

        1.     Amanda Forbes, b 1837 (28kn)

        2.     William Forbes, b 1839 (28kn)

        3.     Mary F Forbes, b 1841 (28n)

        4.     John C Forbes, b 1843 in Henry Co, and died in 1882 in Henry Co. He married Elizabeth Ellen Wells at Gordonsville, Rockingham Co NC on 11 February 1865. She was born in VA on 17 May 1846, and died at Pelham, Caswell Co NC on 18 October 1930. She was buried in Lawson Cemetery at Eden, Rockingham Co. They had eight children. (W,28n)

        5.     Nannie Austine Forbes, b 1844 in Henry Co, died in Henry Co on 3 April 1927. She married Samuel Anderson Morrisin VA on 1 September 1863. He was born 29 Jun 1842 in Henry Co, son of James Madison Morris (1811-1861) and Mary Ann Hill (1820-1905), and died 25 January 1902. They had about thirteen children, mostly daughters, between 1864 and 1890. (W,28n)

In 1850 this family was in Henry Co, family # 620. Three doors away, family #623, was Thomas East. This Thomas was married to Justin Cloud. And families # 624 and #626 were William Forbes and John R Forbes and their families. These two were born in VA in 1813 and 1815. Perhaps they were Austin's brothers. In 1840 Austin and William lived next door to each other in Henry Co. John R had married Nancy L Agee in Henry Co on 30 Jun 1840; in the census, John was single, living with his brother Austin. (W,28mkn)

e.     daughter East, b 1811-1820 (28ijk) / Elizabeth East married William Fowler in Henry Co on 11 September 1837. Her father was named as William East on the marriage record. (28m)

f.      Thomas East, b 1816 (28ijk)

g.     son East, b 1811-1820 (28i)

h.     daughter East, b 1811-1820 (28i)

i.      daughter East, b 1811-1820 (28i)

j.      son East, b 1826-1830 (28j)

k.     daughter East, b 1821-1825 (28j)

m.    daughter East, b 1821-1825 (28j) / (Mary East, age 26 in 1850, and not married.)

        1.     granddaughter, b 1831-1835 (28k)

        2.     grandson, b 1831-1835 (28k)

        3.     grandson, b 1836-1840 (28k)

        4.     grandson, b 1836-1840 (28k)

There was another early Henry Co marriage between William East and Elizabeth Thurston on 26 Jan 1802. These were two different East men. The husband of Ms Thurston was born in 1776, and lived in Middle TN in 1808, then was in Madison Co AL in 1809 and afterwards until he died there in 1847. His wife in Madiscon Co was Sally, a second or third wife, who died in Madison Co in 1841. William and wife Sally of Henry Co were still in Henry Co in 1820 and into the 1850s. If William East who married Sally and remained in Henry Co was closely related to the other East families of Henry Co (John East [E1], brother William East [E2],and brother Thomas East [E4b2], all sons of John East [E4a1]), he would have had to descend from a yet unknown son of John East [E4a1]. The William East [E2], son of John East [E4a1], left a 1781 will which indicated that he had no descendants because he gave his assets to a brother and nephew, not to any children. And the William who married Elizabeth Thurston was a son of John East [E4a1], and was born in 1776. (28mjkn)


        William East [E14a1], son of Joseph East and Milly _____, was born about 1786 in northeast GA, probably in Wilkes Co. He married Rachel Castleberry in Clarke Co GA on 25 September 1806. She was born in 1785 in GA, daughter of Henry Castleberry and Sarah Martin, and died in 1843 in Hempstead Co AR. William also probably died in Hempstead Co in the 1840s, where he and Rachel raised their six children-

a.     Cynthia East, b 1805

b.     North East, b 1806

c.     Sarah East, b 1808

d.     Joseph E East, b 15 Jan 1809

e.     Sophia Elvira East, b 1818

f.      Priscilla East, b 7 Sep 1817

There were only 79 White families in Henpstead Co in 1840. (W,74k, ARijk)


        William East [E4c3a3c], son of Isham East and Mary Eades, was born 12 April 1787 in Patrick Co VA. He was the executor of his father's will. He lived in Grayson Co in 1805 since William East and his mother Fanney East were taxed there in 1805; William had two horses, as did his mother. One of the two William East men was summoned to appear in Patrick Co court in May 1818 on the grounds that he was "living with Mary Cannon in adultery upon the information of Jesse Sawyers." And again, in October 1823 William East and Polly Cannon had to appear in Patrick County court "for fornication upon information of Jacob Grigg." This ongoing fornication issue came to an end (for a while) in an actual trial on 5 May 1825, and they were found not guilty. But again, in August 1826 they were again charged with the same offense, and again they pleaded not guilty. They were found guilty this time in May 1828, and fined $10 each. This was the typical fine for this moral charge during these years in Patrick Co. William East and two others were sued by John Floyd, the Virginia Governor in March 1833 (this may have been over deed grants).

         William East was on jury duty in June 1818, in May 1819, in October 1819, May 1820, October 1820, May 1821, October 1821, May 1822, October 1825, May 1828, May 1830, May 1831. In October 1818 Charles L Chrissman sued William East, Isham East, and Joshua Roberts for an unpaid debt. About this same time, James Bays sued William East and Jacob Gregg for an unpaid debt; James Bays was not a resident of VA when he sued. James East sued Isham East for an unpaid debt in October 1829. The suit of James Bays vs the Easts was settled in May 1831; the East men lost.

        William was in Patrick Co VA next to his parents in 1820, and in 1829 "Wm East of Patrick, Virginia" was summoned to appear in court in Surry Co NC. William was still in Patrick Co in 1842. The wife from the 1820 census was born between 1795 and 1804. William had eight children in Patrick Co VA by 1820; in 1830 his home was still next door to his father, but nearly everyone was gone from home then (gone to Wayne Co IN?). William's son Isham lived in Murray Co GA in 1850 but was in McDonald Co MO in 1870 (if this was the correct Isham); his 81 year old mother lived with him then. Her name was Mary Cannon, but in the pension records of William's father, William's wife was called Polly Cannon. In a 18 September 1842 Patrick Par Land deed record (Bk 11, pg 373), between Polly Cannon to William East, said: "In consideration of $1,000 conveys 490 acres composed of 2 tracts adjoining Isham East, William East." Witnesses were Thomas C Greenwood, John Hicks, and Isham East. So apparently Polly and William were still with each other in 1842 in Patrick Co.

        See the Isham East Pension records. The end of the records strongly indicate that there were two William East men who had married a Mary / Polly Cannon women. For clarity, the wife of this younger William East (born 1787) will remain Polly Cannon, and the wife of the elder William (the grandfather, born in 1725) will be referred to as Mary Cannon. Since Polly Cannon was age 81 in 1870, she was born in 1789.

        William and Polly had moved to Murray Co GA in the 1840s, along with many of their children and two grandchildren, and were there in 1850. He worked as a blacksmith in Murray Co. William probably died in Murray Co in the 1850s, and Polly then lived with her son Isham. Polly probably died at Elk, McDonald Co MO in the 1870s.

        The ending of the Isham East pension record gives information of some of the children of Isham's son William (born 1787). Just two sons still lived at the Patrick Co home in 1830-

1.     son East, b 1805-1810, gone from home by 1830. (30i)

2.     dau East, b 1805-1810, married or died by 1830. (30i)

3.     Seaton East, b 1809 in Patrick Co VA, was still at home in 1830. He married Anney Creekmore on 24 October 1841 in Wilkes Co NC. The bondsman was Thomas C Greenwood. and a witness was John Brown. These last two names are from Surry Co NC, and Wilkes Co is the county next to the southwest side of Surry Co. Ann was born in 1813 in NC, probably a daughter of William Creekmore (born VA in 1765) and Nancy _____ (born VA in 1800). In 1840 Seaton lived in Patrick Co VA next door to his grandmother Mary (Cannon) East and Joseph East (born in the 1790s). Seaton was the only one in his home in 1840. After they married, Seaton and Ann lived at Murray Co GA and in 1850 they lived next door to Seaton's brother Drury. Seaton must had died in the 1850s in GA; Ann and her children were in Whitfield Co in 1860 without Seaton. He and Ann had three children by 1850 and four by 1860-

        a.     Mary A East, b 1842 in Patrick Co VA, but lived in Murray Co GA in 1850 and in Whitfield Co GA in 1860. (1171n,1172q)

        b.     James N East, b 1843 in Patrick Co VA, but lived in Murray Co GA in 1850 and in Whitfield Co GA in 1860. (1171n,1172q)

        c.     Malissa East, b 1846 in Murray Co GA and lived in Whitfield Co GA in 1860. (1171n,1172q)

        d.     Nancy E East, b 1851 in Murray Co GA and lived in Whitfield Co GA in 1860. She married Lafayette L Roberts in Whitfield Co on 6 November 1860. They were not found afterwards. He was born in GA in 1840. (1172qm)

Ann Creekmore's probable parents lived next door to Drury East in 1850, in Murray Co GA; in 1860 William Creekmore lived with her in Whitfield Co GA, and he was age 95 then. (76G,30ijk,1171n,1172q)

4.     dau East, b 1805-1810, married or died by 1830. (30i)

5.     Isham East, b b 8 Apr 1814 in Patrick Co VA, was gone from home by 1830, or was living with older relatives. He was found living in Murray Co GA in 1850. His siblings Seaton, Drury, Mary Ann, and Zella East all had moved to Murray Co by 1850. Isham was not married in 1850, and was living with the Francis and Elizabeth McCurdy family (age 36 & 38, born TN & GA). He was not found in 1860, but in 1870 and 1900 he was living at Anderson, McDonald Co MO. He was a widower in 1900. Isham had married Mary _____. She was born in TN in 1820. Isham's mother lived with him and Mary in 1870. (W,1171n,653ru)

6.     William E East, b 4 Oct 1817 in Patrick Co VA. He was gone from home by 1830. Bible record states "William East, son of Polly Cannon, b. Oct. 4, 1817" and the next line says "William E., deceased, June 23, 1840, at the Louisiana." (76G,30i)

7.     Nevills East, b 22 Oct 1819, was still at home in 1830. He proably married about 1840, had two children born in Patrick Co VA, and then died. There were two children living with Neviles' parents in Murray Co GA and were ages 9 and 8-

        a.     William H B East, b 1841 in Patrick Co VA, lived with his paternal grandparents in Murray Co GA in 1850.. (1171n)

        b.     Nancy E East, b 1842 in Patrick Co VA, lived with her paternal grandparents in Murray Co GA in 1850. (1171n) (76G, 30ij,1171n)

8.     Drury East, b 14 Apr 1821 in Patrick Co VA (age 26 in 1850, 49 in 1870). The family Bible record, where later entries were made for grandchildren, states "Drury East, a Sun of William Easte he will be 15 the 14th day of April 1836" and a further line says (partially illegible) "Drury East Deceast March the 11 18__." Since we know that uncle Drury East (born 1789) died on 18 March 1820, then this "Deceast" Drury in the family Bible was probably for Isham's grandson and not his son. Drury (spelled Drewry) was found living in Murray Co GA in 1850, next door to his brother Seaton. Drury had married Elizabeth Canarde in Murray Co on 9 March 1848. She was born in TN in 1830. They lived in GA for years, but about 1860 moved to Buffalo, Newton Co MO (Drury was called Henry in the 1860 census), stayed there until about 1869, then moved to Grayson Co TX.. They had about ten children-

        a.     Mary E East, b 1848 in GA. (1171n,384r)

        b.     William Alexander "Bud" East, b 3 Oct 1851 in GA, was a policeman at Denison in the 1890s and into the 1900s. He died 12 March 1933 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Denison. William married Dixie Owen from McKinney, Collin Co TX in 1894 and it was the second marriage for both. She was born 2 August 1861 in KY. They had no children. (1171n 121q,,384PNruvwf)

        c.     Martha East, b 1852 in GA. (121q,384r)

        d.     Sarah J East, b 1854 in GA. (121q,384r)

        e.     Ellie P East, b 1856 in GA. (121q,384r)

        f.     Atilla Josephus East, b 1858 in GA. (121q,384r)

        g.     Isham N East, b 1861 in GA. (384r)

        h.     Drewey N East, b 1863 at Buffalo, Newton Co MO. (384r)

        i.      George L East, b 1866 at Buffalo, Newton Co MO. (384r)

        j.      Louisa East, b 1869 at Buffalo, Newton Co MO. (384r) (76G,L,1171n 121q,,384r)

9.     Tyleany Jane East, b 4 Oct 1824, died by 1830. (76G,30i)

10.   Squire East, b 4 Mar 1822 (76G)

11.   Mary Ann East, b 8 Sep 1826 in Patrick Co VA, married Elisha W Bond in Murray Co GA on 25 Nov 1849. Two of Mary's brothers, Seaton and Drury, also lived in Murray Co in 1850. Mary Ann and Elisha lived with his siblings in 1850 in Murray Co. Elisha was born in 1824 in GA. In 1860 they were in Whitfield Co GA. She died in the 1860s and Elisha married again to Mary L McLain in Whitfield Co on 22 March 1861, then lived in Murray Co and had three more children by 1870. Mary's children were-

        a.     Mary P Bond, b 1850 in Murray Co GA. (1172q)

        b.     Elisha W Bond, b 1852 in Murray Co GA. (1172q) maybe moved to Conway Co AR by 1870?

        c.     Cassa J Bond, b 1856 in GA. (1172q,1171r) (76G,1171mnr,1172qm)

12.   Zella L East, b 8 Aug 1830 in Patrick Co VA, moved with her parents to Murray Co GA in the 1840s. (76G,1171n) (W,30ipyz, 1043pt,240y, 1171n, 653r)


        William East married Elizabeth Pigott at Trenton, MO on 1 September 1806. See Richard East who married Ann Beck in Trenton in 1788. Richard may be William's father. (L)


        William East [E1b1], son of Thomas East and Sarah Graves, was born 29 June 1791 in Henry Co VA. He married Mary Haskins in Charlotte Co on 3 February 1834; John Haskins posted the bond and her mother was Susannah C Haskins. A witness was Price Roach; see Thomas East who married Mary Roach in 1827. William may have married prior to 1810 since there is a William East on the 1810 Henry Co tax list with just one female in the household; his uncle William East [E1f] was by this time living in AL. William was not named in his father's estate settlement of February 1844, nor was he named in the Lawrenceburg Times Newspaper of the same time concerning the estate. All other children of Thomas were named, but not William, nor any children if he had any. And in a court deposition at Savannah, TN in October 1878, Archibald G McDougal and Reuben East both did not mention William as an heir. Therefore William had probably died between 1838 and 1844, so long prior to 1878 that he was forgotten by or unknown to the next generation. (B,EP,NL,28t,24m)


        William East [E13a1h], son of James East and Martha Clarkson, was born about 1792 in VA, probably in Amherst Co, the part which became Nelson Co in 1807. (M92,L,JE)


        William East [E4c5b1], probably a son of William East [E4c5b] who lived in Laurens Co SC in 1810, was born 5 September 1795 in SC and lived in Laurens Co. In 1810 in Laurens Co there were William East and Joel East living next to each other, in a neighborhood with Jones, Crawford, Gray Corley Couch, Templeton, Smith, and Stiles families nearby. Both the elder William and Joel East were born between 1766 and 1784, and had children aged under 15. So their actual birth dates would probably be in the 1770s or early 1780s. This would be the right age to be the father of the younger William East (born 1795). Since the father of Joel is known (John Thomas East [E4c5a], born about 1740), and since Joel was living next door to William (Sr) in 1810, then it is very likely that this elder William was another son of John Thomas East. Joel had two sons under age 10 in 1810, and William (Sr) had one son born 1795-1800. Joel had two daughters under age 10 and a young wife born between 1785 and 1794. Hence, he was not the father of the William born in 1795; William, brother of Joel must have been the father of the younger William. The elder William had one daughter under age 10, a wife of the same age as Joel's wife, and there was an elder woman in his home, age 45 or older.

        In Laurens Co in 1800 there were two William East men (of six East families). Both were aged 26 to 44. One lived in Captain John Young's district (census page 28A), and the other was in the same area (census page 29A) and was called William East Junr. The East families in Laurens Co in 1800 were as follows:

Pg 24B, Thomas East, age 26-44.

Pg 24B, Thomas East Sen, age 45 or older, with a young man age 16-25 in his home. Both these two Thomas East men were next door to each other in Capt Scot's Company.

Pg 28A, William East, age 26-44; this begins Captain John Young's district. This William had two sons under age 10, one son age 10-15, two daughters under age 10, and a wife of the same age as William.

Pg 28A, Josiah East and his wife; they were the elderly couple in this household, age 45 or older. Some of these East families moved to central KY in the 1810s, and there were two Josiah East marriages in KY by 1820. There were no little children in the Josiah East home in 1810.

Pg 28B, Tarlton East, age 26-44; was two doors from Josiah. Tarlton had four sons under age 10, a son age 16-25, two men age 26-44, two daughteres age under 10, and a wife afe 26-44.

Pg 29A, William East Junr, age 26-44. His family consisted of two sons under age 10, one daughter age 10-15, and a wife of William Junr's age.

The East families shown on census pages 28-29 had the same neighboring families as Joel and William did in 1810; the neighbors near both Thomas East families were quite different from the neighbors who lived near Joel and William in 1810.

        In 1820 both William East families were three doors from each other in Laurens Co. Both were age 45 older. Both were married, but one had a wife (daughter?) born 1776-1794; the other William's wife was age 45 or older. The youngest sons of both families were born 1805-1810. The eldest sons in both families were born 1795-1804. Both had one or two daughters under age 10. Both had a daughter born 1795-1804. Hence, both of these William East men were born by the mid-1770s and both could be the father of William born in 1795 who lived his life in Laurens Co.

        William (born 1795) married Bethiah L Saxon about 1832; there is no listing for William in Laurens Co in 1830, so he was probably not married yet. Bethia was born 27 June 1813 in SC, and died on 14 January 1887. William may have been a brother of Samuel East; they lived just a few doors apart in 1850 in Laurens Co. William died on 20 July 1876 and afterwards Bethiah lived in Hunter Twp with her son Colier. Both William and Bethiah were members of Hopewell Methodist Church in Laurens Co. They had at least nine children, all born in SC-

a.     Samuel Barksdale East, b 8 Dec 1832, died 15 August 1858. (MV, 3kn)

b.     William Washington East, b 22 Nov 1835, died 29 June 1862. He married Sallie Elizabeth Whitmore on 10 March 1862. She was born in 1837 in Newberry Co, daughter of Nathan P Whitmore and Edna Andrews, and died 15 November 1885 at Joanna, Laurens Co. (MV, W,3kn)

c.     J H L East (son), b 1837 (3knq)

d.     Sarah C East, b 1840, had (maybe?) married about 1864, but was living with her parents in 1870 without a husband. In 1880 she was living with her brother Colin, with her son; both used the East family name in 1870-

        a.     William Colin East, b 1865 in SC. (3rs) (3nqrs)

e.     Olin D East, b Jan 1843 in Laurens Co SC, was an attorney in 1880, living at Texarkana, Bowie Co TX. Olin had not married as of 1900, and was then living in Cherokee Co TX. In 1910 he was still a lawyer, still single, and living at Rusk, Cherokee Co. (3nq,102s, 439uv)

f.      Mary E East, b 1846 (3nq)

g.     Martha L East, b 1848 (3nq)

h.     L A East (son), b 1851 (3q)

i.      Colin D East (son), b 1854, was a physician in 1880, living in Hunter Twp, Laurens Co. His sister Sarah lived with him then; she was apparently a widow or was divorced. His mother also lived with Colier in 1880. Colin was still living in Laurens Co in 1910, and had not married. (3qrsv) (M92:12/89,3ehknqrs)


        William East married Polly Talley on 5 July 1814 in Halifax Co VA; the marriage bond was posted by Ellington Talley on 17 February 1814. He was also a witness, as was Richard East and Jesse Talley. Polly was over the age of 21 at the time. (M92,26m)


        William East married Rebecca Miller in 1815 in Halifax Co VA. (M92)


        William East [E11], parents unknown, was born in 1799 in VA. He married Drucilla _____ about 1832 or about 1837, and in 1840 lived in Wayne Co IN, and in 1850 were in DeWitt Co IL. Drucilla was born in KY in 1815, so they likely married there or in IN. Since Drucilla was fifteen years younger than William, and there was a five year span between the births of the first two sons, Drucilla may be second wife. After they moved to DeWitt Co, they remained there into the 1880s. In 1880, William claimed that he was born in WV, not VA. Perhaps his native VA county became part of WV in 1865 when the state was formed. He also said his father was born in PA and his mother in VA. Drucilla's parents were both born in MD.

        Before DeWitt Co IL, they lived in IN for at least twelve years. In all of IN in 1840, there were three William East families; The one in Monroe Co was too young, and had too few children. The William East family in Wayne Co on census page 332 (Richmond Twp) living next door to the Richard Rush family were both Free Colored families. And the third William East family, also in Wayne Co, was on census page 254 (Centre Twp). This is the William who later moved to DeWitt Co IL. All the adult ages and the children's ages and sex match what we see in the 1850 census for this same William. These two William East families were the only East families in Wayne Co IN in 1840.

        In Wayne Co IN in 1830 there were two East families: William East, born 1770s with a son born in the 1790s in the home, two teenage sons, and two sons under age 5. Also, the oldest woman was born in the 1780s, with six younger females ranging with birth years from about 1805 to the 1790s. This family could be elderly parents with sons and daughters and grandchildren all in the same home. This was William East [E4c3a6] from Grayson Co VA. Nearby was the Joel East family; this Joel was born between 1801 to 1810; his wife was the same age, and they had a boy and girl under age 5. There was also a James East in Wayne Co in 1830. He and his wife were the same ages as Joel, but they had three sons; the eldest boy was born 1806 to 1810, and the two others were under age 5 in 1830. James East was on census page 56 while Joel East and the large William East families were on page 67. Joel and James East, and the large William East family had left the state by 1840; they went to Cass Co MI. About the time he and his family left Wayne Co IN and moved to Cass Co MI, William and Druscilla settled into Wayne Co.

        William's and Drucilla's first five children were born at Centre Twp, Wayne Co IN; the rest were born in DeWitt Co IL-

a.     Rush Pritchet East, b Apr 1833

b.     David C East, b 1837

c.     Augusta East, b 1838, had not married by 1870. (52k,685nqr)

d.     Caroline East, b 1841 (685nq)

e.     Sarah B East, b 1843 (685nq)

f.      Edward Hudson East, b 18 Oct 1845

g.     Adalade East, b 1848

h.     Josephine East, b 1848. In 1870 she was a domestic servant in the James and Elmira M Bradley home at Wapella, DeWitt Co. (685nqr)

i.      Zachariah T East, b Aug 1850

j.      William East, b 1853, was not found after 1880. (685qrs)

k.     Henry C East, b 1855, was not found after 1870. (685qr)

m.    Carra East, b 1859, died in the 1860s. (685q)

n.     Grace East, b 1867, is probably a granddaughter (daughter of Rush?) and not a daughter who was living with William and Drucilla in 1870. She was not there in 1880. (685r) (52k, 685nqrs)


        William East [E4c5a2c], son of Thomas East and Nancy Caldwell, was born 2 January 1803 in Laurens Co SC. He married Elizabeth Forbes, who was born about 1802 in TN. In 1830 William and Elizabeth were the only East family in East Feliciana Parish LA, and they were still there in 1860, living near Jackson. (In 1860 Elizabeth was age 50; she aged only two years in the past ten years.) Their next door neighbor in 1850 was his brother Langston. William's children were-

1.     son East, b abt 1820 (M92,104j)

2.     son East, b 1821-1825 (M92,104j)

3.     Malissa. J East, b 1829 in East Feliciana Parish LA, married Charles B Pipes, and they were living with her parents in East Feliciana Par LA in 1850. At that time, they had no children. Charles was born about 1825 in LA, probably a son of D Pipes Jr (the only Pipes family in E Feliciana Parish in 1840). In 1860 this couple was living at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish and in 1870 they were back in East Feliciana Parish livin near Clinton. They had at least two children-

        a.     Mary A Pipes, b 1855 (105q,104r)

        b.     Elle Pipes, b 1858 (105q,104r)

        c.     Thomas Pipes, b 1862 (104r)

        d.     William Pipes, b 1866 (104r)

In 1860, living with Malissa and Charles was Christopher Ricker, age 49 and born in Prussia. (104in,105q)

4.     son East, b 1826-1830, probably died by 1840. (M92,104j)

5.     Thomas Langston East, b 21 Apr 1832 in East Feliciana Parish LA (per 1850 census), or born in MS (per 1860 census). In 1850 he was living with his parents, but in 1860 he was living next to his sister Malissa at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish. He had married Margaret _____. She was of the same age, and born in LA. They had three children by 1860-

        a.     Elizabeth L East, b 1848 in either East Baton Rouge or in East Feliciana Parish LA. (105q)

        b.     Emily A East, b 1855 in either East Baton Rouge or in East Feliciana Parish LA. (105q)

        c.     Margaret M East, b Dec 1859 in East Baton Rouge LA. (105q)

It appears that because of the age of child Elizabeth in 1860, she may be a daughter from a prior marriage of Margaret. (104n,105q) (M92,104jn,105q)


        William East [E4c5a1m], son of Tarlton East Sr and Zilpha Priscilla Walker, was born 4 July 1806 in KY. He was a boy when his parents moved to LA where he grew up. His was the only East family in the 1830 Federal census for LA, and he was in East Feliciana Parish. All his brothers who moved to this area of the US were in MS, or were missed on census records in 1830. William had married a woman born in the 1790s, so she was a bit older than William. Also, in their home in 1830 was a much older woman. She was in her 70s. And since William's mother had died in 1823, this lady was perhaps William's mother-in-law. William and his wife had four children by 1830-

1.     son East, b 1821-1825 (104j)

2.     son East, b 1821-1825 (104j)

3.     dau East, b 1826-1830 (104j)

4.     son East, b 1826-1830 (104j) (W)


        William East [E4c5a4c], son of Joel East and Rebecca Lofton, was born 4 July 1806 in Laurens Co SC, and died 1 December 1847, probably in VA. He had married Louisa Fitzgerald in Nelson Co VA on 6 July 1823. (W,3h,538i,647m) See William East [E4c5a1m], son of Tarlton East Sr; best guess is that this William East is not Joel's son.


        William East, born between 1801 and 1810, was found in Fayette Co TN in 1840 with his wife and children. His wife was born between 1801 and 1810. By 1850 there were no East families living in Fayette Co, although there were East children living with other families. Wherever William and his family moved is not known. By 1840 they had at least four children-

1.     son East, b 1831-1835

2.     dau East, b 1831-1835

3.     son East, b 1836-1840

4.     son East, b 1836-1840 (12kn)


        William East [E4a2a5d], son of William East and Rhoda Clark, was born about 1810 in Charlotte Co VA (born 1805-1810 per 1820 census). He married Mary Haskins on 3 February 1834 in Charlotte Co. He was not found in Charlotte Co in 1840. There was a boy Robert W East, age 15, found living in the William Smith hotel at Charlotte in 1850, and was a bar keep. The only East men who could be his father were William who married Mary Haskins, and Isaac who did have a boy of Robert's age. But Isaac was living at Charlotte Co in 1850, and Robert wasn't in his home, although two other children were. In any case, neither William nor Robert W East were found outside Charlotte Co after 1850, and William wasn't found after 1830. (24imn)


        William East, born in 1810 in MS, was living in Lowndes Co MS in 1850 with Sarah _____, who appeared to be his wife. Sarah was born in MS also, in 1818. They had two sons by 1850-

1.     Lafon East, b 1837

2.     Samuel East, b 1842 (58n)


        William East [E4a2a4i], son of Isaac East and Joyce Pemberton, was born about 1815 at Locust Grove, Adams Co OH, and died before 1830 in Adams Co. (W)


        William East [E9], parents unknown, was born in 1823 in VA. He married Sarah Johnson about 1854 and they lived in Upshur Co TX in 1860. She was born in AL in 1830. William and Sarah were the only East family in Upshur Co in 1860. A search of the 1850 census for the USA revealed that there were only three William East men who where born about 1823 in VA. One was already married to a Ms Caroline and lived in Halifax Co VA in 1850 with their son Elisha East; this was actually William David East [E10d4] who married Caroline Frances Moore, and remained in VA for many years. The second William was married to Ms Elizabeth and lived in Stokes Co NC in 1850, with their three children; this William was actually William A East [E4a3w] and in 1860 he was not in TX. The third William was born in VA in 1824, married a Ms Sarah Jane about 1858, and lived in VA into the 1860s before they moved to OH about 1867. So it does not appear that any of these three William East men was the one who was in Upshur Co TX in 1860. And the Upshur Co William was not found after 1860, nor was his wife Sarah, until she appeared in son John's home in the 1910 census and was then a widow. Hence, the ancestry of William and Sarah remain a mystery, and William is assigned the yet unused ID# [E9]. They had two children in Upshur Co-

a.     Martha Lucinda East, b Jan 1855

b.     John William East, b 9 Aug 1858 (435q,358v)


        William East [E12], parents unknown, was born in VA in January 1824 and probably grew up there. He married Sarah Jane _____ in 1858 and they lived in VA until about 1867 when they moved to Perry, Pike Co OH. They were not found on any census oprior to 1870. In 1880 they lived in Wayne Co IN, and in 1900 were in Delaware Co IN. Sarah Jane was born in VA also, in November 1835, and died at Muncie, Delaware Co IN on 18 August 1907. She was probably buried in Strong Cemetery at Albany, where her husband William was buried. After she died, William lived with his son Ezekiel at Center, Delaware Co. He died at Albany, Delaware Co on 29 December 1915. His gravestone said he was "Aged 91y." They had a large family of ten children, with nine still living in 1900-

a.     Mary J East, b 1859 in VA, married in the 1870s. (475r)

b.     Lucinda E East, b 1861 in VA, married William Henry Kirkman in Wayne Co IN on 17 June 1878, and they lived next door to her parents in 1880. William was born in Guilford Co NC in 1848, and died in CA. (475r,52ms)

c.     Virginia C East, b 1862 in VA, married in the 1880s. (475r,52s)

d.     child East, b & d 1858-1900. (781u)

e.     Sarah W East, b Jan 1866 in VA, married Willard E Miller in Wayne Co IN on 18 June 1879. They lived in Wayne Co at Center in 1900, but were at Wayne in 1880. He was born in January 1857 in Wayne Co IN, son of James Albert Miller and Hannah Gordon. In 1910 Willard reported that he was a widower, and lived with his son Herschel. Yet many of the sons in 1917, when they reported for the WW1 draft, said they had to support their mother. Sarah, in 1910, was living at Hamilton, Butler Co OH with three of her children, and also claimned she was a widow. She and Willard split up or divorced soon before 1910, and she married a Mr (Thomas?) Hughes before 1930, and he then died by 1930. Sarah was found at Greensfork, Randolph Co IN in 1930, living with three grandchildren. The younger children who were yet too young to be on their own, and who would most likely be living with their mother in 1910 and were not shown on the census with her, were Mabel and the twins Vernon and Victor. Sarah died 22 November 1940 at Springfield, Clark Co OH. She and Willard had eleven children, all but the last born in Wayne Co IN-

        1.     Myrtle H Miller, b Aug 1881, was not married by 1910 and lived with her mother at Hamilton, OH then. (52u,737v)

        2.     William Elmer Miller, b 26 Oct 1882, married Mrs Florence Strickland in Henry Co IN on 12 June 1915. She was born 24 June 1885 in IN, and died in May 1970 at Richmond, Wayne Co. They lived at Wayne, Wayne Co in 1920 and 1930, and had a son-

                a.     Russell Miller, b Apr 1916 in OH. (52wf)

Floorence's first husband was born in WI and their son, Willard Strickland, was born in WI in 1910. In 1930 16 year old nephew Kenneth Wooden lived with them. (M,W,Z, 917m,52uwf,737v)

        3.     Annie Maude Miller, b Aug 1885, married James Taggart in 1901. He was born 12 April 1870 at Logansport, IN and died at Richmond on 16 December 1955. Annie died 21 August 1959 at Richmond. They had seven children- 

                a.     Howard A Taggart, b 3 May 1904 at Dayton, OH, died at Glendale, Los Angeles Co CA on 18 November 1961. (W,CAd,52w)

                b.     Walton Earl Taggart, b 17 Sep 1906 at Hamilton, OH, died there in January 1986. (W,Z,52w)

                c.     Thelma Taggart, b 1909 in OH (W,52w)

                d.     Garth Eugene Taggart, b 1 Jun 1911 at Richmond, Wayne Co IN. (W,52w)

                e.     James Taggart Jr, b 15 Mar 1914 at Richmond, Wayne Co IN, died there in August 1987. (W,Z,52wf)

                f.     Sarah Elizabeth Taggart, b 4 Sep 1916 at Richmond, Wayne Co IN. (W,52wf)

                g.     Herschel Carl Taggart, b 31 Aug 1920 at Richmond, Wayne Co IN. He died 8 June 2002 at Reno, NV. (W,Z,52f) (W,52uwf)

        4.     James G Miller, b 11 Dec 1887, died in July 1977 at Nashville, TN. He married Maxine _____. (W,Z,52u)

        5.     Carl G Miller, b 29 Apr 1890 at Richmond. He was a painter in June 1917 and was not married then. He married Mildred Mumma and they had two daughters. (M,52u)

        6.     Herbert J Miller, b 11 Nov 1892, married Edith G Corn in Grant Co on 18 July 1918 and they had six children. (W,52u,737v, 979m)

        7.     Herschel David Miller, b 2 Feb 1895 at Richmond. He was not married by June 1917. In 1910 he lived with his father at Center. Herschel died in January 1963. (M,Z,52uv)

        8.     Victor Miller, b 15 Apr 1897 at Richmond. He was at Buffalo, NY in June 1917 and had married Louise _____ in 1917. She was born in 1897 in IN. Victor died in June 1881. They had six children-

                a.     Vernon Miller, b 1919 in NY. (1040f)

                b.     Virgil Miller, b 1921 in NY. (1040f)

                c.     William Miller, b 25 Jul 1925 in NY, died at Buffalo on 17 March 2006. (Z,1040f) (M,W,52u)

                d.     Virginia Miller (W)

                e.     Herbert C Miller, b 26 Jan 1930 at Buffalo, NY, died there on 29 March 1994. (Z,1040f)

                f.     Barbara Miller (W)

                g.     Hershel Miller, b 27 Jan 1934, died in April 1985. (W,Z)

        9.     Vernon Miller, b 15 Apr 1897 at Richmond. In June 1917 he lived near Richmond and worked for the Wright Airplane Company. (M,52u)

        10.   Lucille Miller, b 4 Nov 1898, died in 1932 at Detroit, MI. She married Charles James when she was age 21 (about 1920) at Detroit. He was born 22 November 1895 in Birmingham, England, son of William James and Mary A _____ (both from England), and came to the US in 1900. Charles was a die maker in a tool shop at Detroit. They had six children; the three eldest lived with Lucille's mother in 1930. Apparently Lucille and Charles had recently moved and at the moment did not have the room for all six of the children-

                a.     Eugene C James, b 1920 in OH. (783f)

                b.     Delbert B James, b 1922 in OH. (783f)

                c.     Eileen C James, b 1923 in OH, married a Mr Wilson. (W,783f)

                d.     Benjamin James, b 1924, was named after his father's elder brother. (52f)

                e.     William James, b 25 May 1927, died 23 December 1960 at Saline, MI. He married a Ms Dreimel and they had two or three children. (W,52f)

                f.     Harold James, b 20 Aug 1929 at Detroit, MI, died 27 October 1999 at Fresno, CA. He had married Michaele _____ and had a daughter, and married Joanne Newell. (W,52f)

In 1930 there was a 32 year old Lucille James living at Indianapolis, divorced, and living alone; she was married at age 17; that person was apparently not her because her husband in 1920 was Thomas James, born in IN in 1885. (W,M, 52u,378v,737v, 383wf)

        11.   Mabel F Miller, b 1904 in OH, married Bernard P Liebhard when she was age 16. Bernard was born 5 January 1901 at Perry, Putnam Co OH, son of Sebastian Liebhard and Theresa _____ from Bavaria, Germany. Bernard was a meter reader for the gas company, and died at Dayton on 21 March 1959. Mabel later married Everett Dawson died about 1984 at Torrance, CA. She and Bernard had two children, both born at Dayton, OH-

                a.     Evelyn C Liebhard, b 1922 (W,378f)

                b.     Robert B Liebhard, b 6 Nov 1924. (W,378f)

Bernard's parents and oldest brother came to the US in 1893. (W,1041u,378f) (OHd, W,52m,737v,783f)

f.      Marcus S East, b 1868 in OH, was not found after 1880. (475r,52s)

g.     John Wesley East, b Oct 1870 in OH, married Nina M _____ in 1901 and they lived at Fairfield, Highland Co IN in 1910. Nannie was born in 1871 in OH. John and Daisy had eight children by 1920 with three still living. They divorced in the 1920s. Their eight children were born in OH-

        1.     Daisy M East, b 1903, married a Mr Clyburn about 1922 and was divorced by 1930. Daisy was living with her mother at Greenfield, Highland Co in 1930. Her two children were born in OH-

                a.     Bobby Clyburn, b1924 (477f)

                b.     Barbara A Clyburn, b Jun 1928 (477f) (477vf,475w)

        2.     Donald East, b 1904, died in Highland Co OH on 6 September 1933. (OHd,477v, 475w)

        3.     child East, b & d 1901-1910 (477v)

        4.     child East, b & d 1901-1910 (477v)

        5.     Robert East, b 1908 (477v)

        6.     Levaughn East, b 1911 (475w)

        7.     Marlene East, b 1913 (475w)

        8.     Walter East, b 1916 (475w,477f) (52s,781u,477vf,475w)

h.     Ezekiel Henry East, b 20 Nov 1872 in OH, married Mrs Arra Rye in Delaware Co IN on 23 December 1905. She was born in OH in 1878. They lived at Center, Delaware Co in 1910 and at Muncie in 1918. In 1920 and 1930 they were at Jefferson, Grant Co IN. They had no children, but Anna had two from her prior marriage: Cleo P Rye, born 1898 in OH, and William V Rye, born 1900 in OH. (M,52s, 781umv,979w)

i.      Rose Lillian East, b 1876 in OH. (52s)

j.      Ada May East, b 1879 in Wayne Co IN. (52s)

Note: This William East is not the one who married Sara _____ and lived in Upshur Co TX in 1860. That couple had two children in VA by 1860 who did not match the names of the children of the William who moved to Pike Co OH in 1867.

Anderson R East [E13a1k], born in Amherst Co VA in 1803, also lived in Delaware Co IN. (475r,52s,781uvc)


        William East [E14a7b], son of Martin B East and Sarah Parker, was born in 1824 in Monroe Co AL. He was retarded and never married. (W,456jknqrs)


        William East [E4c6c1d4], son of Joseph East and Nancy Russell, was born 16 May 1824 in Adair Co KY (born in Lincoln Co KY per his son John's 1870 marriage record, and per his daughter Cassandra Ann's marriage record. He was born at Meadow Creek, Wayne Co according to his daughter Nancy's death record.) He married Mary Jane Copenhaver in Wayne Co on 4 August 1844 and in 1850 lived in Wayne Co. William's sister Ellen lived with them in 1850. Mary was born 17 May 1830 at Betsey, Wayne Co, daughter of Samuel Copenhaver and Lavina Williams, and died 28 July 1896 at Betsey. William died 12 October 1895 in Wayne Co. Both were buried in the East family cemetery about 0.4 miles east of Betsey. In 1860 Mary's widowed mother lived next door. They had nine children-

a.     George A C East, b 3 Aug 1849

b.     John W East, b 18 Feb 1851

c.     Nancy Jane East, b 14 Jun 1854

d.     Levina Ellen East, b 6 Mar 1856

e.     Andrew Timothy East, b 5 Jun 1858

f.      Susan F East, b 24 Dec 1860

g.     Cassandra Ann East, b 14 Jun 1863

h.     Samuel J East, b 22 Oct 1865

i.      Rufus Marion East, b 22 Nov 1868

Mary's mother was born in SC in 1788 and was a midwife. In 1870 she lived with her grandson John W East, next door to her daughter Mary, in Wayne Co. (W,125nqrsc)


        William East, parents unknown, married Laura Ann Robertson in Lunenburg Co VA on 25 January 1851. She was a daughter of John J Robertson, who consented to the marriage. Therefore Laura was probably born between 1834 and 1839, making her a minor when she married. (390m)


        William East, parents unknown (grandson of Thomas East [E4a2a3] and Mildred Timberlake?), was born in VA in 1833 (age 26 in 1860, 36 in 1870, 44 in 1880) and lived with his wife Lucinda J _____ (White?) in southern Pittsylvania Co VA in 1860. Their neighbors on each side were Robert White, age 36, and William M White, age 42. Lucinda was age 24, born in VA in 1836, and in her home with William East was 3 year old Robert A White. In 1870 William and Lucinda lived at Lebanon, Laclede Co MO, and in 1880 they were at Spring Creek, Dent Co MO. Prior to 1880 he was a farmer, but in 1880 he worked in an iron mine. They were not found after 1880. William and Lucinda had two children, both born in Pittsylvania Co VA-

a.     William T East, b Sep 1859, grew up in MO and worked in an iron mine at Spring Creek, Dent Co MO in 1880. He married Julia _____ in 1883, probably in Dent Co since they lived there in 1900. Julia was born in IN on 19 May 1866 and died at Gladden, Dent Co MO on 6 January 1924 of heart failure. William died in Dent Co in October 1938. They had nine children by 1900 with seven still living, and twelve by 1910 with ten still living; all were born in Dent Co MO-

        1.     child East, b & d 1883-1900 (727u)

        2.     Charles O East, b 15 Jun 1885. He was in the US Army in 1910, stationed at the Presidio base in San Francisco, CA, and had not married by then. He claimed he was born in MO, his father was born in VA, and his mother in IN. In September 1917 he was living at Portland, Multnomah Co OR and was working as a (streetcar?) motorman for the Portland Railway. Charles had married Lettie Florence _____ and lived with her at Portland. (M,727u,569v)

        3.     child East, b & d 1883-1900 (727u)

        4.     Robert East, b 24 Jan 1889 at Salem, MO, lived in Mississippi Co AR in June 1917 and was then married. (M,727u)

        5.     Thomas East, b 7 Jul 1892 at Salem, MO, lived at Ridgway, Ouray Co CO in June 1917 and was not married. In 1920 he was living back with his parents at Gladden in Dent Co, and was still single. (M,727uvw)

        6.     Edward East, b Mar 1893 (727uv)

        7.     Lucinda Kate East, b Sep 1894 (727uv)

        8.     Janie Ruth East, b Aug 1897 (727uvw)

        9.     William East, b 24 Apr 1900, lived at Jadwin, Dent Co in September 1918. He named W F East as his closest relative when he registered for the draft. Willie married Beulah May _____ when she was age 15 in 1825. She was born in MO in 1910 and died in Dent Co on 10 July 1931. They had three daughters by 1930, all born at Gladden, Dent Co MO-

                a.     Alma M East, b Apr 1926 (727f)

                b.     Elma G East, b Jun 1927 (727f)

                c.     Jessie L East, b Apr 1930 (727f) (M,727uvwfd)

        10.   Julia East, b 1902 (727v)

        11.   Rosa M East, b 1905 (727vw)

        12.   Albert East, b 1907 (727vw) (MOd,27q,725r,727suvw)

b.     Martha B East, b Jul 1860, died by 1870. (27q) (27q,725r,727s)


        William East [E19a2b], son of Zealous Ray East and Mahuldah Armour, was born in 1836 in Troup Co GA and grew up in Randolph Co AL. In 1870 he was there with his wife Sarah _____. She was born in GA in 1845. They had no children by 1870. (47knqr)


        William East, [E19a7a], son of Amos East and Rachael Griffith, was born in 1836 in Randolph Co AL. He was not found after 1850. (47kn)


        William East [E1d9c], son of Thomas East and Mary Sugg of Franklin Co AL, was born 21 September 1838 in Franklin Co AL. He married Mary L Wilson in 1868, but they had no children. She was born in AL in August 1843. William was a farmer in Franklin Co; they lived close to Russellville until at least 1900. (EP,EE,50nqrsu)


        William East [E4a3b1c6], son of Larkin East and Mary Payton, was born in 1839 in Lincoln Co MO, was unmarried, living with his parents in 1860. (46knq)


        William East [E4c5a1j7], son of James Joel East and Elizabeth Smith, was born in 1840 in MS. (W,385n)


        William East [E14a4g], son of Silas East and Harriet Canty Houze, was born in 1841 in Clarke Co GA and was probably a twin of Malinda. In 1860 he was a boarder in the L C Thomas home in Walton Co. (W,454n,456q)


        William East [E14a1b3], son of North East and Rachael C _____, was born in 1842 in Hempstead Co AR. (M92,74nq)


        William East [E4c5a6d], son of Langston East and Ann Kennedy was born in 1845 in East Feliciana Parish LA. (M92) more info?


        William East [E4c5a7g], son of Elisha Lot East and Ann _____, was born in 1847 in Carroll Co MS. (M92)


        William East was born in AR about 1847 and was living with his wife and children in Hampton Twp in Lee Co in 1880. His wife was Leila _____ (Robertson?), born in 1846 in AL; in 1880 there was a Willie Robertson, age 20 and born in AR of AL parents living with William and Leila. William's parents were from AR and TN, and both of Leila's parents were from AL. William was a farmer. By 1880 they had five children, all born in AR-

1.     Mary East, b 1870

2.     John East, b 1873

3.     Franklin East, b 1875

4.     Martha East, b 1877

5.     Laurence East, b Mar 1880 (32s)


        William East [E4a2a3d6], son of John Wesley East and Elizabeth Kelsey, was born in February 1847 in Polk Co OR. He married Mary M _____ in 1871 and they continued to live in Polk Co. Mary was born in January 1852 in AR. They lived in Washington Co OR in 1900 and had two children by then. In 1910 they were living at Portland. with one still alive-

a.     child East, b & d 1871-1900. (880u)

b.     Mona East, b May 1876 in CO. She married Aaron Lemuel Herrin in 1906 and in 1910 they lived next door to her parents, but in 1920 her parents lived with Mona and Aaron. Aaron was born in IA in December 1874, son of Richard Herrin and Rebecca A _____. His widowed mother lived close by in 1920. Aaron was a shipping clerk for a department store. Mona had no children by 1920. He died in Multnomah Co on 1 September 1953. Mona died at Portland on 12 April 1940, and afterwards Aaron married Daisy M _____. She died in Multnomah Co on 2 December 1960. (ORd,880u,883u,532vwf) (CA,880nqu, 532vw)


        William East [E4a2a3g6], son of Andrew Jackson East and Mary Barber, was born in 1849 in Pittsylvania Co VA, and died by 1860. (27n)


        William East [E4a2a3j4], son of John Leland Timberlake East and Catharina _____, was born in 1852 in Pittsylvania Co VA (711q)


        William East [E4a2a4h9g], son of Thomas Wheatley East and Catherine Sarah Barber, was born 11 December 1891 at Cerro Gordo, Piatt Co IL, and died three days later at Cerro Gordo. He was buried in Bement Cemetery. (CA,278u,277c)


        William A East [E4a3w], parents unknown, was born in 1822 in VA (age 27 in 1850, 38 in 1860, 53 in 1870, 60 in 1880). He married Elizabeth C _____ about 1848 and they lived at Peters Creek in Stokes Co NC in 1850. She was born in in VA in 1825 (age 25 in 1850, 34 in 1860, 45 in 1870, 55 in 1880), but from the birth places of their children, the time they were in Stokes Co was just for a few months in 1850. They were back in Patrick Co VA in 1860 and 1870. Their children were all born in VA, probably in the southern part of Patrick Co-

1.     Sarah J East, b 1845

2.     Martha A East, b Jun 1848

3.     Malinda M East, b Oct 1849

4.     Joseph East, b May 1852

5.     Elmira East, b 18 Apr 1853

6.     William Richard East, b 1 Apr 1855

7.     Christina East, b 1856

8.     John East, b Feb 1859

9.     Samuel East, b 1865

The only other East family at Peters Creek in 1850 was family # 172, Polly East, age 56, and her children. William A East above was family # 37. (76n,30qr)


        William A East [E4c3a6c7], son of Joel East and Sarah Bulla, was born 9 July 1836 in Cass Co MI. William married Sarah J Hunt about 1863 and they lived at Porter, Cass Co for many years. Sarah was born 3 May 1846 in Elkhart Co IN. William was a carpenter when he was younger, but later was a farmer. He died in Cass Co on 11 August 1911, and Sarah probably died at Porter, after 1919. They had four children, all born at Porter, Cass Co MI-

a.     Melvin East, b 8 Sep 1863

b.     Rosa East, b 26 Oct 1867

c.     Lena East, b 29 Nov 1875

d.     Morton East, b 17 May 1877 (M92,72knqrduvw)


        William A East [E4a2a3j2a], son of Milton East and Malissa Morris, was born 25 November 1866 in VA, and lived at Trinidad, Las Animas Co CO in 1900. He married to Maggie A Vermillian in 1888. She was born in OH on 7 April 1872 and died at Trinidad on her birthday in 1906. In 1900 they lived next door to his parents. In 1910 William and his son Edward the only members of his home, living two doors from his parents. He was a plumber. In 1920 William lived with his son and died in 1943 at Pueblo. He and Maggie were buried in Masonic Cemetery at Trinidad. They had four children, all at Trinidad, CO-

1.     Lillie M East, b 5 Jul 1889, and died 16 August 1889. She was buried in Masonic Cemetery at Trinidad, Las Animas Co CO. Her brother Miltron was buried next to her. On their combined gravestone was the inscription CHILDREN OF / W.A. & M.A. EAST. Their gravestone is next to their parents. (716c)

2.     Lizzie M East, b Apr 1891, married James H T Mitchell in 1910 and they lived with her widowed father at first. James was born in Scotland on 15 April 1886 and was a machinist for C&S Railroad. They lived at Denver in 1920. Lizzie died in 1912, probably from complications from the birth of her son. James' wife in September 1918 was Elta D _____. In 1930 she was Mrs Jessie M Dale, who was born in KS in 1889. Lizzie was buried in Masonic Cemetery at Las Animas Co CO next to the graves of her siblings Lillie and Milton. James and Lizzie had one son-

        a.     Harold F Mitchell, b 1912 in CO. (152wf) (M,716uvc, 152wf)

3.     Edward Atwood East, b 4 Aug 1893, died at Pueblo on 14 April 1968. He married Lyra Ellen Squires in 1913 She was born in NY on 11 January 1892 and died at Trinidad on 10 August 1973. Edward was a plumber. They had five children, all born at Trinidad, CO-

        a.     Evelyn Anita East, b 8 May 1914, married Herbert M Coil on 3 February 1934 at Raton, NM. He was born 28 October 1910 in IL, and died 12 September 1993 at Colorado Springs, CO. His home was at Trinidad when he died. Evelyn died 4 February 1987 at Trinidad. They had a son-

                1.     James Edward Coil (W) (W,Z,716w)

        b.     Eugene Raymond East, b 24 Jan 1916, died 30 August 1999 at Portland, OR and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery at Portland. He married Josephine M Galassi, daughter of Angelo Galassi (1869 Italy) and Florence Bucanelli (1880 Italy). Josephine was born 11 January 1916 in IL. They had three children. (Z,W,716w, 847f,532Pc)

        c.     Arnon Frederick East, b 18 Feb 1922, died 8 October 1974 at Trinidad. He married Mildred Elaine Barry at Little Rock, AR on 3 December 1945. Mildred was born 18 February 1922 at Raton, NM, and died at Trinidad, CO in 1994. They had a son. (W,716f)

        d.     Edward A East Jr, b 1925, married Marjorie Ann Evans and they had three children. (W,716f)

        e.     John Sterling East, b 1930s, married Beverly Joan Kerby. They had three children. (W) (Z,W, 716uvwf) (W,M,Z)

4.     Milton E East, b 22 May 1895, died 25 July 1896 and was buried in Masonic Cemetery at Trinidad, Las Animas Co CO next to his sister Lillie. (716uc) (W,715s,716uvc)


        William Arthur East [E4c5a1j10f], son of Joel East and Elizabeth L Scott, was born 13 January 1881 in Tarrant Co TX. He married Bertha L _____ in 1906. She was born in TX on 10 January 1888. They lived at Rainy, Washita Co OK in 1910, then in 1918 they lived near Hobart, Kiowa Co OK. In 1930 they were at North Fork, Beckham Co OK. Bertha died on 9 January 1982 in Custer Co OK and was buried in Arapaho Cemetery in Custer Co next to William. He died 24 May 1959. They had four children-

1.     Lucile A East, b 1907 in TX. (830v)

2.     Melton H East, b May 1909 in Washita Co OK. (830v)

3.     Frances Lilah East, b 15 Mar 1911 in OK, died 16 June 1998 and was buried in Arapaho Cemetery in Custer Co next to her parents. She never married. (608w,613f,829c)

4.     Joel W East, b 1914 in OK. (608w,613f) (M,Z,194u,830v,608w,613f,829c)


        William Alan East [E1d1a3i1c], son of Van Phillips East Jr and Dorothy Marie Vinson, was born 23 June 1969 at Amory, MS. (NF)


        William Albert East [E4c1a2g2], probably a son of Addison East and Elizabeth Decker, was born in 1824 in Davidson Co TN (age 0-4 in 1830, 28 in 1850, 35 in 1860, 47 in 1870, 56 in 1880). He lived in Madison Co TN in 1850 with his wife's parents William W Searcy (1800 KY) and Catherine Marshall (1805 TN), then moved to Lavaca Co TX in the winter of 1856-1857. William's thought his father was born in KY and his mother in TN, per the 1880 census, but since William was age 7 when his father died, the birth place was likely forgotten over the years. Since William married in Davidson Co, then it would be more likely to assume that William lived in northern TN as a boy, in or close to Davidson Co. In 1830 in TN there were just eight East families; they were in Giles Co, Davidson Co, Smith Co, and Roane Co. Smith and Davidson Counties are very close to each other, separated by Wilson Co, so these would be the likely counties where William was born. Roane and Giles Counties are quite a distance from Davidson Co. So the four East families from Smith and Davidson Counties in 1830 were Edward East and Addison East in Davidson Co (they were brothers), and Ezekiel East and Joseph East in Smith Co. Of these four families in 1830, Addison had three boys under the age of 5, and no sons in the 5-9 age range. Edward had no sons under the age of 30. Ezekiel had one son under the age of 5 and no sons in the 5-9 age range. Joseph East had two sons under the age of 5, and none in the 5-9 age range. Hence, William's likely parent would probably be either Add1son who lived at Nashville in 1830, or Ezekiel or Joseph who lived in Smith Co.

        In 1840, in Davidson Co, there was an Edward H East who had two sons in the 5-9 age range, but no sons who were young teens (William Albert East's age in 1840). In 1840 in Smith Co, Ezekiel had one son age 10-14; Joseph East had two sons who were of William's age. Also in Davidson Co in 1840 was William W Searcey, but who had no daughters of an age of William's future wife Elizabeth H Searcy. It does appear that Addison East was the likely father of William Albert East. See the short biography of Addison East [E4c1a2g]. Addison died in 1833 at Nashville, and his children must have been taken in by other family members. Addison did have sons of William Albert East's age.

        William married Elizabeth Harris Searcy on 5 May 1846 in Davidson Co TN. Davidson Co in 1846 was five counties northeast from Madison Co, and Madison Co was three counties east of the Mississippi River. Soon after William and Elizabeth married, they and her parents must have moved to Madison Co. Elizabeth was born in TN in 1822 (age 28 in 1850, 30 in 1860, 41 in 1870, 56 in 1880). William A East was a medical doctor. In 1870 they lived at Anderson, Grimes Co TX, and in 1880 they were back in Lavaca Co. He died at Waco, TX on 9 December 1885. Elizabeth died at Waco on 8 September 1893. She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery. They had seven children by 1860-

a.     William East, b 1844 at Nashville, Davidson Co TN. In 1870 William and his brother Albert were not found. (1n,387q)

b.     Albert Wynne East, b 1847

c.     Catherine "Kate" East, b Sep 1849 in Madison Co TN. (1n,387q)

d.     Elizabeth East, b 1853 in Madison Co TN, but grew up in TX. She was still at home in 1880 in Lavaca Co TX. (387qs,452r)

e.     Isom G East, b Jun 1856 in Madison Co TN. He was single in 1900 and 1910, living in Lavaca Co. (387qv)

f.      Micca East, b 1857 in Lavaca Co TX. (387qs,452r)

g.     Oliver Tom East, b Jan 1860 in Lavaca Co TX (age 5/12 in 1860). (387q,452r)

h.     Clay East, b 1866 in TX. (452r,387s)

In 1880, "G Father" William Searcy (1801 KY) lived with William and Elizabeth. (8jm,1n, 387qs, 452r)


        William Alonzo East [E19a3f3], son of William Ray East and Malissa A McCreary, was born 4 May 1863 in Tallapoosa Co AL, married Deidra Jane Williamson on 23 September 1888 in Clay Co. She was born in Clay Co on 12 February 1870, daughter of John Williamson and Mary Rebecca McCreight. William died 20 March 1929 at Roanoke, Randolph Co AL and was buried at Cragford in Clay Co. Ida died 4 November 1918 in Randolph Co and was buried with William. They lived near Lineville, Clay Co where their eight children were born-

a.     Mary Malissa East, b 29 Jun 1889

b.     Laura Jane East, b 25 Aug 1891

c.     Etta Belle East, b 12 Aug 1895

d.     William Jennings Bryon East, b 7 Feb 1897

e.     Anna Mae East, b 12 Jul 1899

f.      John Henry East, b 26 Dec 1901

g.     Virginia Blanche East, b 2 May 1904

h.     Charles Boone East, b 20 Sep 1909 (CS,258r,257suwc)


        William Anderson East [E4c3b4f2], son of Thomas Pinckney East and Sarah Jane Carmichael, was born 19 May 1837 in Monroe Co IN (he was shown as a son aged 5-9 in 1840). He married Mary Margaret Morris in Greene Co IN on 3 August 1859. Mary was born in OH on 29 April 1838, daughter of David Morris from MD and Barbara Wilhelm from Coshocton Co. OH. Her parents were Pennsylvania Dutch. Mary Margaret smoked a pipe. Because of religious issues, she and William were shunned by the family. In 1870 they lived at Jefferson, Greene Co, but in March 1876 moved to Marion, Hamilton Co IA. They took a train to Boone, IA and then hired someone to take them by horse drawn bobsled to the farm William had rented in Clear Lake Twp in Hamilton Co. Later they bought a farm one mile north of Stanhope, IA. William farmed until his death on 20 October 1902 at his farm and was buried in Lawn Hill Cemetery south of Stanhope. Mary died 24 July 1906 and was buried next to William. Their eight children were born in Greene Co IN; six were still alive in 1900-

a.     Ira F East, b 21 Apr 1860

b.     Nancy Elizabeth East, b 1862

c.     William Riley East, b Mar 1864

d.     Sarah Ellen East, b 1867

e.     Minnie Dell East, b 12 Nov 1870

f.      Al Nora East, b 17 Sep 1874

g.     Ora Lu East, b 17 Sep 1874

h.     child East, died by 1900. (1122u) (BB,W,130k,376nmr, ILs,1122sc)


        William Andrew East [E4c6c1d6b], son of John East and Elizabeth A Coffey, was born 26 February 1855 in Adair Co KY. He married Amanda J Cundiff in Adair Co on 22 August 1878 and they lived at Columbia, Adair Co. In 1880 they lived next door to Amanda's parents. Amanda was born in Adair Co on 9 December 1853, daughter of William Mortimer Cundiff (1818-1903) and Martha Massie (1824-1873), and died in Adair Co on 20 July 1939 of cancer. William died in Adair Co on 28 October 1892. He was buried in Cundiff Cemetery in Adair Co, next to their daughter Mattie. Amada's deathj certificate said she was also buriued in Cundiff Cemetery, but her gravestone was not found. William's and daughter Mattie's gravestones do not have any dates, and their stones only have initials. These gravestones were crude slabs of granite with the lettering hand carved onto the stones, as if done at home by a family member. Amanda's parents were also buried in Cundiff Cemetery, but their gravestones were professionally done. Perhaps William's family had little money at the time, and hence he and Mattie got home made stones. They had four children, all born in Adair Co-

1,     Mattie E East, b Sep 1879, died 11 March 1894 at "age 15," of pneumonia. (135suvd)

2.     son East, b 1880s, died by 1900. (W,135uv)

3.     Nannie L East, b 3 Apr 1888, married Dempsey U Rice about 1911. He was born at Holmes, Adair Co on 9 May 1887, son of David P Rice (1843 KY) and Malissa _____ (1848 KY). They lived in Adair Co and had four children there by 1930-

        a.     Malissa P Rice, b 13 Nov 1912 (135bwf)

        b.     Ruth Rice, b 29 Aug 1914 (135bwf)

        c.     Rachel Rice, b Jun 1926, died in Adair Co on 10 July 1957. (KYd,135f)

        d.     David Rice, b Dec 1928 (135b) (W,M,135uvbwf)

4.     Zella East, b 1 Oct 1890, married James Humphries in 1921 and they lived in Cane Valley, Adair Co afterwards. He was born in KY in 1900. They had no children by 1930. James was a mailman. Zella's mother lived with her and James in 1930. Zella did have a daughter before she married James. This daughter was-

        a.     Myrie East, b 17 Nov 1916 in Adair Co, and died of spinal problems on 7 October 1919 in Adair Co. The name of the father shown on the death certificate was "not known." Merie was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. (W,135uvwf) (W,135qrsuvwfdc)


        William Austin East [E4c6c3f12b1], son of Charles Edward East and Clarissa McKay, was born 27 September 1894 at Vera Cruz, Douglas Co MO. He married Minnie Ellen Perry at Saylor, OK on 16 September 1913, and they lived in OK until 1917 when they moved back to AR, settling at Richland, Crawford Co. Minnie was born 24 March 1897 in Crawford Co, daughter of John Thomas Perry and Elvira Henson. In the early 1920s Austin and Minnie moved back to OK, where Minnie died at Tulsa on 29 March 1925; she was buried at Redfork near Tulsa. Austin then married Mary Ollie Denham at Sapulpa, Creek Co OK on 13 April 1926. Mary was born 29 August 1904 in IL and this was her second marriage; her first marriage was at age 13. She died 24 November 1972 at Omaha, NE. She was buried at Inola, OK. William died at Tulsa, OK on 25 August 1963 and was buried at Inola, OK. He and Minnie had five children, and with Mary he had one-

a.     Charles Thomas East, b 3 Nov 1914 at Saylor, Haskell Co OK. He married Myrtle Vivian Stout. She was born 19 June 1916. Charles died at Tulsa on 22 September 1981. They had a daughter-

        1.     Mary Florence East, b 9 Nov 1936, married Doyle Doussett at Newalla, OK. (MF) (MF,1000w,287f)

b.     William S East, b 1916 at Saylor, Haskell Co OK. (MF,1000w, 287f)

c.     Bertha Ella East, b 26 Jun 1919 at Richland, Crawford Co AR, died 25 November 1974 in OK and was buried at Inola, OK. (MF,1000w,287f)

d.     Raymond E East, b 1921 at Richland, Crawford Co AR. (MF, 287f)

e.     Ray Henry East, b 1 Mar 1923 in OK, died 26 June 1979. (MF, 287f)

f.      Louis J East, b 1929 at Tulsa, OK. (287f)

Mary O's children from her first marriage were Lafayette A Hunt, born 1921, and William Hunt, born July 1915; both boys were born in OK. (MF,98u,55v,1000w, 287f)


        William B East [E4c6c3h4], son of Given East and Elizabeth Edwards, was born in 1829 in Ripley Co IN. He married Nancy Daringer in Ripley Co on 14 October 1851. She was born in 1834. (W,507kn)


        William B East [E4c6c3a5b], son of Conrad East and Susannah A West, was born in 1842 in Garrard Co KY. He moved from Garrard Co to Madison Co, then to Carroll Co over the years. He married Cordelia Johnston in neighboring Henry Co on 21 June 1867, and apparently she died soon after the birth of their daughter. William was living with his parents in 1870, with no wife nor children.

        William married again, to Elmira F _____ in 1871 and they soon after moved to IL, then to Sumner Co KS in 1880, In 1900 they were still in Sumner Co. Elmira was born in KY in March 1851. In 1910 Elmire was dead, and William was living with his middle child at Los Angeles, CA. His son Irvin Dewitt East named William as his closest relative in September 1918, and said that William was then living at Los Angeles. William was not found after then, so he had probably died in southern CA before 1920. He had a daughter with his first wife Cordelia, then at least eight children with Elmire-

1.     Cora East, b 1868 in KY, probably Carroll Co. In 1880 she lived with her East grandparents at Mill Creek, Carroll Co. (360s)

2.     child East, b & d 1871-1900 (1015u)

3.     Tracy C East, b Oct 1875 in IL. (1015u)

4.     Walter A East, b Mar 1878 in IL. He married Rhoda Vashti Honeyman in 1907 and in 1910 they lived at Newton, Harvey Co KS. Rhoda was born at New Boston, Mercer Co IL on 16 September 1870, daughter of William Jackson Honeyman and Frances America Swallow. Rhoda and her parents moved to Newton, Harvey Co when she was a girl, and probably married Walter there. He was a barber at Newton. He and Rhoda had no children by 1910. They were not found in 1920, but in 1930 Rhoda was a widow, living at Wichita, KS. She had son living with her, but his name was Orvall S Honeyman and he was born 25 March 1892 at Newton, before Rhoda married Walter. Hence, Rhoda had a son out of wedlock before she married, then after Walter died, her son lived with her. There does not appear to be any children with Walter. In 1910, Orville lived with Walter and Rhoda, but he was shown to be a brother-il-law of Walter. Since Rhoda's mother was born in 1841, Orville could not be Rhoda's brother. Also living at Newton, KS in 1910 was Walter's distant cousin Louis Austin East [E4c6c5d10e], son of James East and Alice A Noe. (W,M,1016r, 1015u,912suv,103f)

5.     Eva Belle East, b Aug 1880 in Sumner Co KS. She married Scott Sense in 1900, probably in Sumner Co since Scott was also born in KS. They had a son, then moved to San Antonio, Los Angeles Co by 1910. He was the town constable in CA and was born in 1878. (1015u, 70v)

6.     Irvin Dewitt East, b 30 Mar 1883 in Sumner Co KS. When he registered for the draft in September 1918 at Caldwell, KS, he named his father "Wm B East" at Los Angeles, CA as his nearest relative. Irvin was a civil engineer. (M,1015u)

7.     Cliff C East, b Sep 1885 in Sumner Co KS. (1015u)

8.     Clara A East, b Mar 1888 in Sumner Co KS. (1015u)

9.     child East, b & d 1871-1900 (1015u) (362n,361q,363m,360r,1015u, 70v)


        William B East [E1b12g], son of Barzley Graves East and Nancy Jones, was born 28 June 1849 in McNairy Co TN. He died on 16 May 1864. (B,L,EP, 13nqs)


        William B East [E4a3a6d4k], son of Robert Allen East and Harriet W King, was born in 1864 in Lawrence Co AR, not long after the death of his older half-brother William F East. William B married Nancy Bunch on 4 July 1887, and died before 27 February 1897 when his widow married W H Brown. William and Nancy had three children-

1.     Calvin East, b 1890

2.     Ellen East, b 1893

3.     Daisy East\, b 1895 (M92,JW,JA,59rs)


        William Benjamin East, parents unknown, was born 25 July 1872 in MO of MO born parents. He often used just his middle name. In 1900 Benjamin lived at Liberty, Madison Co MO a few doors from Napoleon Bonapart East [E4c3a3b2f4]. Benjamin had married Polly Ann Stumbaugh in 1891. In 1920 they lived at Cedar Creek, Wayne Co, then in 1920 were back in Madison Co where they remained. In 1920 they were living in Twelvemile Twp. Polly was born at Arcadia, Iron Co MO in January 1875, daughter of James Stumbaugh and Eliza _____ (both born in OH). William Ben died at St Louis on 22 June 1956. The person who filled in the death certificate informatiopn did not know who Ben's parents were; the informant was Lynn Wilson (wife of grandson Glenn Wilson?). Ben was buried in Marcus Memorial Park Cemetery back at Fredericktown, Madison Co, where so many other East family were buried. William B and Polly had four children-

1.     Florence H East, b Apr 1899 at Liberty, Madison Co MO. She married a Mr Wilson in the 1910s and had a son-

        a.     Glenn Wilson, b 1917 in MO, lived with his maternal grandparents in 1930 at Fredericktown. (139f) (139u,138v)

2.     Flora M East, b 1902. She was still single, living at home in 1920. (138v,139w)

3.     James Harvey East, b 19 Mar 1908, had not married by early 1930. He died at Fredericktown in April 1982. (Z,138v,139wf)

4.     Daisy East, b 1910, had not married by early 1930. She worked as a stenographer in a flour mill in 1930. (139wf)

Polly's parents lived a few doors away in 1900, and her newly married brother Walter lived with her and Ben in 1900. James Stumbaugh died in Madison Co in 1911 and was buried at Arcadia, MO. (139uwfd,175d)


        William Benton East [E4a3a1a3f2], son of John East Jr and Selina E Flowers, was born 16 September 1847 in Attala Co MS. He was still single in 1880, and had measles that summer. He married Mary Launa Dixon at Blossom, Lamar Co. She was born about 1863, daughter of John William Dixon and a Ms Coble, and died at Manchester, Red River Co in 1917. William died 27 February 1926 at Amarillo, Potter Co and was buried in Llano Cemetery at Amarillo. He and Mary had a daughter-

a.     Ollie May East, b 9 May 1891 at Blossom, Lamar Co TX. (W) (MV,W,58n, 385q, 198r,64s)


        William Bernard East [E4c5a3b2a], son of Thomas Milton East and Susan Alexander Haynes, was born 16 March 1860 in Clark or Pike Co AR (age 51 in 1920). He married Celia "Sellie" Parks in Clark Co on 10 May 1881. Sellie was age 18 then, born 15 February 1863 (age 49 in 1920), and died 18 September 1921. She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Arkadelphia, Clark Co. William was a merchant and a bank cashier at Antoine, Clark Co. In 1900 they lived at Antoine, Clark Co next to his father, and William was a merchant. He also married Gussie Turrentine. She was born 3 September 1886, and died 1 October 1957. William died 21 June 1917. Both were also buried in in Rose Hill Cemetery, close to Sellie. He and Sellie had seven children by 1900, and ten children by 1910 with nine still living; all were born in Clark Co AR-

1.     Bertie East (dau), b Jan 1882, never married and in 1920 lived at home in Clark Co, and in 1930 lived at Conway, Faulkner Co. Her sister Fay lived with her in 1930. (63vw,54f)

2.     Nellie East, b Oct 1883 in Clark Co AR, was married by 1910. (63uv)

3.     Tom Winfield East, b 3 Mar 1887 at Okolona (Oct 1886 per 1900 census), was store salesman in 1910 and a stock raiser and truck farmer in 1917. He was not married by June 1917 and lived at home at Okolona. In 1920 he was still at home. (M,63uvw)

4.     Sloan Frank East, b 30 Apr 1890 (Mar 1889 per 1900 census), married Irma _____ about 1914. In 1920 they ived at Arkadelphia, and in 1930 lived at Conway, Faulkner Co (so did his two sisters). Sloan was an insurance agent. Irma was born in AR in 1892. Irma and Sloan had a daughter-

        1.     Mary Louise East, b 1916 at Arkadelphia, Clark Co AR. (63w,54f)

Sloan and his family were missed in the 1920 census, so apparently the census taker used information from a neighbor since ages, birth places, and professions were not given. Sloan's family was the only family on the last page of the Arkadelphia enumeration in 1920, as if his listing were a last minute correction. (M,63vw, 54f)

5.     Fay East, b Nov 1892, was a school teacher in 1920 and a music teacher at home in 1930. She never married, and in 1930 lived with her sister Bertie at Conway, Faulkner Co. (63uvw,54f)

6.     William Howard East, b 17 Apr 1895 (Nov 1894 per 1900 census) at Okolona, was a bank teller in 1920 and a bookkeeper in 1930. He married Maude _____ about 1928 and died at Camden, Ouachita Co AR in September 1972. Maude was born in AR in 1901. They lived at Camden in the 1940s. (M,Z,63vw, 778f)

7.     Charlie East, b 17 Nov 1898 (Nov 1897 per 1900 census), was a student at Henderson Brown College at Arkadelphia in June 1917, was an auto salesman in 1920, and an insurance agent in 1930. He lived his adult life at Arkadelphia and died there in July 1972. Charlie married Ruby _____ in 1920. She was born in AR in 1900. They had a son-

        1.     Billie Gill East, b 1921 at Arkadelphia, Clark Co AR. (63f) (M,Z, 63vw)

8.     child East, b & d Clark Co AR between 1900 and 1910. (63v)

9.     Gordon East, b 1903 (63vw)

10.   Paul East, b 2 Mar 1905 in Clarke Co AR, died at Little Rock on 12 October 1987. (Z,63vw)

The 1900 census take was sloppy at his job. Most birth records were off by a few months, as compared to the WW1 draft records of the sons. (M92,63svwf)


        William C East, born in England in 1822, married Nancy A Patrick in Davidson Co TN on 15 April 1848. She was also born in England, in 1833. By 1850 they had a daughter-

1.     Eliza J East, b Jul 1849 (M12,8n)


        William C East [E4a3a6d1h], son of Shadrack Monroe East and Jane Catherine Warren, was born in April 1850 in Giles Co TN. Within a few short years he moved with his family to AR, then Webster Co MO, then in the 1860s back to Lawrence Co AR. He married Arminda F (Frances?) Brown, daughter of Powell Brown and Sarah _____, on 3 May 1874 in Lawrence Co. She was born in Lawrence Co AR on 17 May 1858, and died in 1905. In January 1876, by the request of his step-mother, the Lawrence Co court had to appoint George Thornburgh as an administrator for his late father's estate because William was living in MO then. By 1880 he was back in Lawrence Co, and was by 1910 working as a pool room proprietor at Black Rock. In 1915 he was living in Mississippi Co with his daughter Sarah. William died in Memphis, TN on 20 May 1918 and is buried next to Arminda in Crossroads Cemetery outside of Portia. He and Arminda had five children-

1.     Thomas East, b 1875

2.     child East, died in infancy.

3.     Sarah Jane East, b 13 Jun 1880

4.     Nannie J East, b Feb 1882

5.     Jesse East, b 5 Jan 1884 (M92,BP,JA,59rsuv)


        William C East [E1b4b11], son of Reuben East and Harriet Knight Young, was born in November 1868 at Savannah, TN. He moved to Mansfield, AR in January 1893, then Fort Worth, TX the following month, then to Hamburg in Hardin Co near Savannah one year later. He settled down near Savannah and married Ella Frazier at Savannah on 29 December 1897, and took up farming. Ella was born in March 1867 in AL, but lived at Savannah for years prior to her marriage to Will. Between 1900 and 1910 Will died, and Ella and her children then lived with Mrs Mandie McDougal at Savannah. As a widow, Ella worked as a house keeper in a boarding house. She and Will had three children-

a.     Frances Moselle East, b in Oct 1898

b.     Charles Wood East, b in Oct 1899

c.     Marian Knight East, b abt 1901 (M76,M77,EP,9rsmuv)


        William C East [E4c3b3h3d], son of John R East and Matilda J Berkley, was born in April 1872 at Bloomington, Monroe Co IN. He married Luella Rush in 1890 in Monroe Co, and in 1900 they lived at Bloomington two doors from his aunt Mary East who had married Preston Sare. William's wife was born in December 1871 in IN. William was a lawyer when he was younger, but in 1920 he was nursery gardener. In 1910 and 1920 they lived at Perry, Monroe Co, but in 1930 they were at Bloomington, living next door to his grandson William Owens. He and Luella had four children by 1900, all born at Bloomington-

1.     Mabel East, b Nov 1890, married Frank Owens on 9 April 1907 in IN. He was born 1 May 1884 in IN, and they lived at Bloomington in September 1918. Frank was a liveryman in 1910, and a drayman in 1920. In 1930 they lived at Perry, and Frank had become a proprietor of a coal office. Frank died at Carmichael, Sacramento Co CA on 19 September 1973. They had a son by 1910, four by 1920, and five by 1930, all born in Monroe Co IN-

        a.     William F Owens, b 24 Dec 1907 at Bloomington. He married May _____ in 1926 and in 1930 they lived next door to his maternal grandparents at Bloomington. May was born in 1909 in IL. William was a salesman for a biscuit company. He died in Los Angeles Co CA on 26 January 1966. He and May had a son-

                1.     Philip R Owens, b Jul 1929 at Bloomington, IN. (130f)

A roomer in William and May's home in 1930 was Jennie R Seward, his great aunt, and widow of Rufus H East [E4c3b3h3b3b]. (CAd, 130vwf)

        b.     Robert Owens, b 1912 at Bloomington, married in 1928 at the age of 16 and worked as a stenographer for the railroad at Bloomington. His wife was Marjorie _____, born in IN in 1911. They had a son-

                1.     Robert Owens, b Jun 1929 (130f) (130wf)

        c.     Charles Owens, b 1913 at Bloomington. (130w)

        d.     Donald Owens, b 14 Feb 1917 at Bloomington and died in Sacramento Co CA on 30 March 1997. (CAd,130wf)

        e.     Thomas Owens, b 1925 (130f) (INm,M,Z,CAd,130uvwf)

2.     John Rufus East, b 22 Jan 1893, married Mary Irene Burch on 6 April 1913 in IN. She was also born in 1893 in IN. John was a bookkeeper for a coal yard in 1920, and in 1930 he was the proprietor. In 1920 they lived two doors from his parents. In the 1940s they lived near Bloomington. They had three son, all born at Perry-

        a.     John R East, b 1914 (130wf)

        b.     Robert East, b Jun 1918 (130wf)

        c.     Frederick East, b 1922 (130f) (INm,130uvwf)

3.     Helen East, b Jun 1895 (130uv)

4.     Charles William East, b 6 Jan 1898. He married Gayle I _____ in 1896 and in 1900 to 1920 they lived at Bloomington. She was born 5 June 1899 in IN and died at Bloomington in December 1983. In 1930 they lived at Brazil, Clay Co and Charles was an advertising salesman. They had two children-

        a.     Charles Hubert East, b 1917 (130w,381f)

        b.     Virginia Mardelle East, b 1918 (130w,381f) (M,Z,130uvw,381f) (INm, 130suvwf)


        William C Pinckney East [E19a8], son of Stephen East and Theresa Ray, was born in 5 October 1818 (age 34 in 1850, age 43 in 1860) in Gilmer Co GA. He was of the Cherokee Indian tribe, and died in 1865. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. WCP East was a member of the Wesobulga Pioneers organized on 21 July 1860 at Wesobulga, AL near Cragford where he was a miller. Most of these men went on to become members of Company F, 25th Alabama Infantry, CSA. Due to his advanced age, W.C.P. East probably did not serve until he enlisted with the Senior Reserves. At his muster in on August 5, 1864 in Opelika, AL W.C.P. East was listed as 47 years old, blue eyes, dark complexion and 5 ft 10 inches tall. His wife filed for a Confederate Widows pension in 1891 through 1897 in Tallapoosa County Alabama. These pensions were received by widows of Confederate veterans for the death of their spouse from wounds of disease in the War between the states.

        In 1850 he and his wife Mary P Sessions lived in Talladega Co, and in 1860 they were living in Randolph Co AL. Mary was born in GA in 1824, daughter of Robert Sessions and Rebecca Whatley and they married about 1840, probably in Troup Co where his father was living. William was a miller, as were many of his East kin living in this part of AL and GA. William's actual burial place is not known, but relatives in recent times put a grave marker in his memory, next to his son's grave in Lebanon Cemetery in Tallapoosa Co. In 1880 Mary lived next door to her son John Henry in Tallapoosa Co and was by then a widow. She died in 1899 in Tallapoosa Co and was buried in Lebanon Cemetery. He and Mary had at least eleven children, all born in AL-

a.     Mary Margaret East, b Sep 1841

b.     Martha A East, b 1844

c.     William P East, b 1845

d.     James M East, b Nov 1847

e.     Stephen Bernard East, b Jan 1848

f.      John Henry East, b 25 Dec 1851

g.     Mariah Carol East, b Oct 1854

h.     Randolph Ferrell East, b 6 Jan 1856

i.      Zealous Fenny East, b 19 May 1858

j.      Christopher Columbus East, b 27 Jun 1861

k.     Rebecca Frances East, b 23 Aug 1863

Living a few doors away in 1860 in Randolph Co AL was William Ray East [E19a3f], son of William's brother Benjamin East. (L,OD,CS,CR, 247i,243n,47q, 258sc)


        William Clarence East [E4c6c5j1a], son of Henry J East and Margaret C Peddicord, was born in August 1859 in LaSalle Co IL. He was not living at home in 1880, but was a worker on the George H and Jane Philips farm at Jefferson, Newton Co IN in 1880. In 1860 he was called Nelson, age 9/12. William died on 8 December 1928 in Musselshell Co MT. He had married three times: Eliza Ann Nolen, Lydia A _____ about 1884, and Lena L Anderson about 1897. Lydia was born in 1858 in IL. Eliza was born 30 July 1856 in IL and died in April 1889 in the Dakota Territory. Lena was born in January 1876 in WI of Norwegian parents. With Eliza Ann there were two children, and with Lena there were four-

1.     Clara Blanch East, b 3 Feb 1886 in Emmons Co ND. She married Roy Irvin Palmer in 1912, probably in MT, and they lived in Musselshell Co MT in 1920, next door to her father. In 1930 her brother Arthur Lando East was running the family farm, next door to Blanch. In 1930 her name was given as "Blanch East Palmer." Roy was born 29 August 1886 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co IA, son of Horace D Palmer and Edith _____. They had two sons, both born in Musselshell Co MT-

        a.     William O Palmer, b 1913 (1002wf)

        b.     James A Palmer, b 19 Nov 1915, died at Hamilton, Ravalli Co MT in November 1987. (Z,1002wf) (1003u,1008v, 1002wf)

2.     Harry Hudson East, b 11 Apr 1887 at Bismarck, Burleigh Co ND. He was married by June 1917 and living at Great Falls, MT then. Harry was a private physician for a lumber company. His wife was Irma V _____, born in MT in 1891. In 1920 they lived near Portland, OR at Bridal Veil. (M,1003u,532w)

3.     Arthur Lando East, b 30 Mar 1898 at Gayton, Emmons Co ND, but grew up in Musselshell Co MT, and for a short while in Amelia Co VA. He lived at Gage, MT in September 1918. Lando's widowed mother lived with him in 1930, as did his brother Clarence. Lando's half-sister lived next door in 1930; she was Mrs Blanch East Palmer, who was born in ND in 1887. (W,M,1002wf)

4.     Myrol L East (dau), b Dec 1899 in ND. (W,1002w)

5.     Clarence H East, b 26 ct 1905 at Jackson, Amelia Co VA, grew up in Musselshell Co MT, and died there on 25 July 1980. (W,Z, MTd,1002wf)

6.     Lettie A East, b Nov 1908 at Jackson, Amelia Co VA. (W,1002w) (W,MTd, 513q,616s, 1002w)


        William Cleo East [E4a3a6d4b2a], son of Thomas Bolivar East and Dora Jane Reaves, was born in 1906 at Powhatan, Lawrence Co AR. He lived at Flint, Genesee Co MI in 1930 and worked in an auto factory. William married Joyce Lambie, who died in 1985. They had a daughter-

1.     Alice Ruth East, b 1935, died in 1987 at Hoxie, AR. She married Clearance Robert "Sonny" Sparks. He was born in 1935, and died in 1984 at Bay City, MI. They had four children-

        a.     Debra Ann Parks, b 1953, died in 1987 at Detroit, MI. She had married Roger Lee Baur. He was born in 1951. They had two children-

                1.     Laura Elizabeth Baur, b 1973 at Deerborn, MI (DE)

                2.     Jaime Lynn Baur, b 1977 at Deerborn, MI (DE) (DE)

        b.     Robert Edward Parks, b 1955 at Detroit, MI, died in 1996 (DE)

        c.     Linda Marie Parks, b 1961 at Detroit, MI. She has two children-

                1.     Elizabeth Joy Parks, b 1981 at Lansing, MI. (DE)

                2.     Ross Alice-Ann Parks, b 1988 at Lansing, MI. (DE) (DE)

        d.     Denise Lynn Parks, b 1962 at Detroit, MI, had two children-

                1.     Abraham Oliver Parks, b 1982 at Atlanta, GA. (DE)

                2.     Sharazada Irene Parks, b 1996 at Atlanta, GA. (DE) (DE) (DE)

After William Cleo East died, Joyce married John Lawrence Murphy Jr. He was born in 1923 and died at Chicago in 1997. (DE,59vwd,497f)


        William Clone East [E4c3b4f7a2], son of William Thomas East and Emma C November was born 11 November 1891 at Palestine, IL (IN per draft card). He lived at Norman Station, Lawrence Co IN in 1917 and worked for "William T East" (his father). By then William was married. His wife was Viola May Walls, born 27 July 1894 in IN. Clone and Viola married on 12 May 1912 in Daviess Co IN and were living at Madison, Daviess Co in 1920, and at Bedford, Lawrence Co IN in 1930. Viola died at Atlanta, Montmorency Co MI in February 1982. William died 12 August 1945 and was buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Avoca, Lawrence Co IN. They had five children by 1930, all in IN-

a.     Edward E East, b 1914 (615w,126f)

b.     Edna I East, b Aug 1915 (615w,126f)

c.     William East, b 4 Apr 1917, died ten days later and was buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Avoca, Lawrence Co IN. (126c)

d.     Dossie J East (son), b 1921 (126f)

e.     Dessie P East (dau), b 1924 (126f) (M,Z,803u,615w126f)


        William Daniel East [E19a5j2], son of Francis Marion East and Margaret Jane Cheatwood, was born 9 February 1872 in Cleburne Co AL. He married Susan Isabella Rackley on 4 October 1895 at Fish Creek, GA. She was born 31 March 1875 at Oaltawah, Jackson Co TN, daughter of Elica Rackley and Margaret Lines of James Co. They lived at Rome, GA in 1930 where William worked in a cotton mill. He died in 1964. He and Belle had eight children-

a.     Mary East, b 20 Sep 1897 at Ringold, GA, married Charles R Vanderford on 25 December 1917 at Piedmont, Calhoun Co AL, and died 23 March 1933 at Texas Valley. Charles was born 20 September 1897 in GA. (B)

b.     Lottie East, b 11 Aug 1901 at Rockmart, GA, lived in Calhoun Co AL in 1920 and at Rome, Floyd Co GA in 1930 with her parents, and died 12 September 1930 at Rome. (B,252w,317f)

c.     Mellie Mae East, b 9 Feb 1903 at Rome, Floyd Co GA, married George Lester Brownlow on 19 April 1924. He was born in GA in 1880, son of James M Brownlow and Sarah E _____, and this was his first marriage. Mellie died at Rockport, Polk Co on 27 February 1988. She and George had three children-

        1.     Helfin Brownlow (son), b Dec 1928 in Polk Co GA. (W,251f)

        2.     Madison Van Buren Brownlow (W)

        3.     Sarah Belle Brownlow (W) (B,Z,252w,251f)

d.     John Zeal East, b 19 May 1905 at Rome, GA, married Zora West on 3 March 1928 at Cedertown, Polk Co GA and died 21 July 1941 in Polk Co. In 1930 they lived at Cedartown, next door to William West and William's wife Cora (ages 48 & 43). Zora was born in 1910 in GA. She and John had a son by 1930-

        1.     Walton East, b Feb 1928 at Cedartrown, Polk Co GA. (251f) (Z,B,252w,251f)

e.     C J East, b 3 Sep 1907 at Rome, GA, married Mamie Cash on 18 September 1927 and lived two doors from his parents at Rome, GA. Mamie was born in GA in 1912. C J died at Rome, Floyd Co GA on 31 March 1989. They had a son-

        1.     William East, b Sep 1928 at Rome, Floyd Co GA. (317f) (B,Z,252w,317f)

f.      L T East, b 20 Sep 1909, died the same day in GA. (B)

g.     Janette East, b 24 Sep 1911 at Fish Creek, GA. She lived with her parents at Rome, Floyd Co GA in 1930. (B,317f)

h.     Ruby Florine East, b 20 May 1917 at Piedmont, AL, lived with her parents at Rome, Floyd Co GA in 1930. (B,317f) (B,252w) (B,47q, 245r,252w)


        William David East [E10d4], son of Elisha East and Hannah Farmer, was born in Halifax Co VA 3 January 1823. William was a farmer in Halifax Co's Southern District in 1850 (his parents lived nearby). He married Caroline Frances Moore in Halifax Co on 2 August 1848. She was born in Halifax Co on 30 May 1828. They lived at Farmville, Prince Edward Co in 1860, two counties north of Halifax, and he was then a wheelwright. William D East enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Private on 10 March 1862 in Co F, 18th Infantry, Virginia Regiment. He had a distinguished service record, and was discharged as a sergeant on 13 May 1863 because of a disease he caught. He died on 5 May 1898, probably in Prince Edward Co (see 1895 Map). Caroline was living with her son Joseph in 1910 at Buffalo, and died 11 December 1926 at Prospect, Prince Edward Co. William and Caroline had eleven children (she claimed eight in the 1910 census)-

a.     Elisha William East, b 16 Jan 1850

b.     Charles Henry East, b 6 Jun 1851

c.     Isaac Thomas East, b 23 Aug 1853

d.     Rebecca Frances East, b 23 Aug 1853

e.     John David East, b 19 Jun 1855

f.      Elizabeth Harriet East, b 14 Mar 1857

g.     James Archer East, b 6 Dec 1859

h.     Mary Clark East, b 6 Dec 1859

i.      Obediah Beauregard East, b Oct 1862

j.      Joseph Jackson East, b 6 Jun 1866

k.     Hannah Frances East, b 1868

In 1850 a Robert W Moore, age 26, was living in William and Caroline's house. (M92,M,SS, 26mn,368qsv)


        William David East [E14a4d3a], son of Jesse Houze East and Maggie Brown, was born 15 September 1896 at Walnut Grove, Walton Co GA. He was a resident of Jersey at the time of his induction for WWI, and received the French Croix de Guerre with gilt star for his daring 1 July 1918 act of heroism, during the attack of Vaux. A member of Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division, East was serving as ammunition carrier at the time. He "rushed ahead of his party which was attacked by an enemy machine gun, and killed the gunners" the citation declares. He received this medal from General Charles De Gaulle at the same time Sargent York received his medal. William died 21 March 1988 in Fulton Co GA and was buried in Westview Cemetery at Atlanta. (M,GD,N, 466uv,271c)


        William Douglas East [E4a3b2a7b], son of Elisha Welty East and Eliza F Anderson, was born 29 October 1861 in Monroe Twp, Lincoln Co MO (age 35 in 1900, 33 in 1910). He married Jessie E Kelley from Foley village in Lincoln Co on 25 November 1891. William was a widower living with his son Jesse near Foley village in Burr Oak Twp in 1900 and 1910. He married again on 11 January 1912 in Lincoln Co to Edith Turner. She was under age 18, so her father John Turner gave consent. Edith had a daughter who died, and the parents were named on the Lincoln Co death certificate. William died in Lincoln Co on 29 November 1937. He had two children-

1.     Jesse K East, b 18 Jan 1893

2.     Desha Toleda East, b 16 May 1914, died from being kicked by a horse on 23 September 1920 in Lincoln Co. She was buried in Star Hope Cemetery. (46d) (MOd,46rmuv)


        William Dudley East [E1d1a5c], son of John G East and Ida Franklin, was born 3 January 1899 in Lafayette Co MS. He married Elba Parks about 1918 and they lived in Lafayette Co. When he filled in his WW1 draft card in September 1918 he and Elba lived at Denmark, and he had a broken arm. He also named Elba as his wife on that card. She was born in MS about 1899, daughter of Henry N Parks and Nancy H _____. In 1930 Dudley and Elba lived at Toccopola, Pontotoc Co. They had four children, all born in MS-

1.     Alta Mae East, b Jan 1919 (She was Mary L in 1920.) (NF,488wf)

2.     Erskin East., b 1923 (NF,495f)

3.     Hortense East, b 1928 (NF,495f)

4.     Betty Jean East (NF) (NF,M,488uw)


        William E East [E14d13], son of James East Jr and Mary Edwards, was born about 1816 in Madison Co IL. He may have moved to Missouri Twp in Pike Co AR in the 1860s. He was the William E East who married Arranette McElroy in Madison Co IL on 5 January 1837, and in 1840 they lived in Madison Co. This would place his birth date at about 1816, which also agrees with the 1840 census. Arranette was about the same age as William. William was killed during the Civil War in the Battle of Cross Hollow in AR. The 1840 census shows that they had two children by then, probably born in Madison Co IL-

a.     son East, b 1836-1840 (129k)

b.     dau East, b 1836-1840 (129k)

William's brother Abraham Marshall East lived with him in 1840 in Madison Co IL. (ST,M92, DM,129k)

 

        William Edgar East [E4c6c1d6a1], son of Samuel Joseph East and Alice Genevra Montgomery, was born 10 May 1876 in Adair Co KY. He married Pearl F Gourley on 4 September 1904 in Crockett Co; W H Cates helped provide the marriage bond. They lived in Crockett Co TN. Pearl was born in TN on 17 May 1888, and died at Friendship, Crockett Co on 15 June 1967. William died 15 March 1940. They were buried together in Friendship Cemetery. William and Pearl had four children, all in Crockett Co-

a.     Earnest Cleveland East, b 20 Oct 1905. He married Effie Rogers in Crockett Co on 16 August 1925 and they lived in Dyer Co TN. Effie was born 16 February 1907 in TN. Earnest died in May 1969 at Friendship. Effie died there on 6 May 1993. (Z,20v,234f)

b.     Lawrence V East, b 14 Dec 1907, died in Dyer Co in November 1981. (Z,20vw)

c.     Ala B East, b Aug 1909 (20v)

d.     Willie Etheridge East, b 25 Mar 1913, died of typhoid fever on 29 June 1914 at Chestnut Bluff, Crockett Co. He was buried in Lebanon Cemetery. (20d) (M,20umvc)


        William Edward East [E23b2e], son of Albert Alonzo East and Sarah Caroline Majors, was born 16 February 1886 in Roane Co TN. He moved to Phoenix, AZ about 1940 and died there on 22 February 1956. William had married Viola Lee _____. She was born in OK in 1890 and lived there for years. In 1920 they were at at Stringtown, Atoka Co, and in 1930 at Avoca, Pottawatomie Co. All their children were born in OK-

1.     Ernie M East (dau), b 1907 (1104w)

2.     Gracie A East, b 1910 (1104w)

3.     Arthur L East, b 1911 (1104w)

4.     Orbie T East (son), b 1915 (1104w,1105f)

5.     Edith E East, b Apr 1918 (1104w,1105f)

6.     Vernie M East (dau), b 1920 (1105f)

7.     Allean L East, b 1924 (1105f)

8.     John L East, b Oct 1927 (1105f) (M39,350u,1104w,1105f,266d)


        William Eugene East [E4a3a6c1c2], son of Eugene L East and Mary L _____, was born 16 January 1885 in MT. He had not married by 1930 and lived at Whitehall, Jefferson Co with his parents. (M,972vf)


        William F East [E4a3a6d4a], son of Robert Allen East and Charlotte B Mitchell, was born in 1842 in MS, probably Tishomingo Co. He died in the early 1860s, by 1864. (JA, JW,34n,59qr)


        William G East [E4c6c1d4b3], son of John W East and Nellie E Slaughter, was born 22 March 1891 in Wayne Co KY. He "died suddenly" in Wayne Co on 14 November 1932. His death record says "he came in from the field complaining of being sick. Sat down in chair & in a few minutes was dead." He was buried in Alexander Chapel the next day, in Pulaski Co. William had married Delma Lee Correll. She was born 22 September 1894 in Wayne Co, daughter of James R Correll and Rhoda Mary Hollars, and died 20 November 1986 at West Chester, Butler Co OH. After William died, she married a Mr Hollars. In the neighborhood at Kelley, Wayne Co where Delma lived as a girl, the neighboring families were Kizzie Hollars, John R Correll, John W East, William T Morrow, and other familar names. Delma's gravestone's death date was newly engraved on a double wide stone, with all the original engraving done about the time William died. (Z,125uvd, 1025c)


        William Grant East [E4c6c5f2n], son of Neal East and Mary DeWeiss Prather, was born 19 August 1868 at Heltonville, Lawrence Co IN. He married Bertha Mary Waterbury at Atchison, KS on 3 November 1892. She was born 8 September 1875 in IA, daughter of Henry Newkirk Waterbury from NY and Amelia E Cutter from India, and grew up at Atchison, KS. Bertha died 29 January 1961 at Salem, Marion Co OR. They lived at Haven, Reno Co KS in 1900, and at Lecompton, Douglas Co KS in 1910. William was a bank cashier. During the early 1910s they moved to Salem, OR. William died at Salem 29 October 1912. On 8 January Bertha and her sons lived at Portland, and a week later lived at St Helens, Columbia Co OR (they were picked up in two census listimngs in 1920). Bertha was the manager of a "moving picture theatre" at Portland, but when they moved to St Helens, her son Henry was the manager. Her widowed father also moved into their St Helens home, and was the theater's janitor. Bertha later married a Mr Chappell, but in 1930 lived with her daughter without her second husband. She and William had three children-

1.     Mary LaRue East, b 4 Jan 1894 at Haven, Reno Co KS. She married Dick Raymond Ross at Newport, Lincoln Co OR on 4 January 1915. In 1920 he was a physician at the Oregon State Insane Asylum in Marion Co, and LaRue was a stenographer there. In 1930 they lived at Salem, OR. Dick was born at Silverton, Marion Co OR 11 July 1884, son of Enoch Winslow Ross and Charlotte Porter, and died 15 February 1967 at Salem. In 1930 LaRue's mother, her brother William, and Dick's niece Evelyn T Downing (born 1912 in OR) lived with her and Dick. Evalyn also lived with them in 1920, so apparently was raised by Dick and LaRue. LaRue had no children of her own. (W,ORd,676u, 762v,764wf)

2.     Henry Neal East, b 28 Aug 1899 at Haven, Reno Co KS. In September 1918 he lived at Salem, OR and was a projectionist in a movie theater (spelled "theatre"). He named "Mrs B M East" at Salem as his closest relative, and signed his name with Neal as the first name; all census records for him put Henry as the first name, but hje used the middle name. Henry married Olive O Trullinger at Longview, Cowlitz Co WA in March 1928 and they lived at Seattle. He was a motion picture theater executive at Seattle. Olive was born 22 September 1902 at Oregon City, Clackamas Co OR, daughter of Isaac V Trullinger and Elizabeth Crowley. She and Neal had a son. Henry later married Hilda Major on 12 March 1953 in Virginia City, WA. Hilda was born 19 September 1907. (W,M,L,676u,762v,532w, 763w,731f)

.       William Grant East Jr, b 25 Apr 1908 at Lecompton, Douglas Co KS, moved to in OR about 1911 and died at Eugene, OR on 27 April 1985. He married Louise Wilhelm at Eugene on 22 February 1933. She was born 5 September 1908 at Monroe, Benton Co, daughter of Adam Wilhelm and Louella Frances Davison, and died 17 December 2001 at Eugene. They had a daughter who married a Mr Colt and had two sons. (ORd,W,762v,532w,763w,764f)

Bertha's mother Amelia Cutter was born in March 1852 in India, daughter of widow Margaret Cutter from NY. Amelia was the only woman from India in the state of KS in 1900. Amelia's husband Henry N Waterbury was born in 1852 in NY. Bertha and her sister Millie, born 1878, were born in IA; the rest of the family was from NY or India.

Nephew William Hiram East [E4c6c5f2i2] was living with William G and Bertha in 1910. (W,ORd,126s,676u,762v,532w, 763w,764f)


        William H East [E4c3a6i], son of William East and Rachel Talbot, was born 17 April 1817 in Wayne Co IN, probably near the White Water Quaker Church since his parents were members there since December 1815. He married Mary Lundy on 6 June 1842 at Birch Lake, Cass Co. In 1850 he was living with his parents and was apparently a widower since a young daughter was living with him; his young son was then living with Mary Lundy's parents Lott Lundy (born 1804 VA) and Rachel Coggeshall (born 1805 NC) at Penn, Cass Co. Mary Lundy was born 9 September 1826 in Grant Co IN and died in Cass Co MI on 25 December 1846. Her gravestone says she was "20y 4m" which incorrectly puts her birth date in August 1826; Quaker records have the accurate date. Mary probably died of complications from the birth of her son Evan. William married again, this time to Melvina E Williams on 1 March 1857 in Cass Co. She was born in 1833 in Wayne Co IN. They lived at Calvin, Cass Co in 1870 next door to his nephew James Milton East and next to Milton's son Alonzo East. William was a carpenter. He died in Cass Co on 1 April 1889 and was buried in Birch Grove Cemetery in Cass Co next to Mary. He had five children-

1.     Sally Jordan East, b 1843

2.     Evan J East, b Dec 1846

3.     Ernest V East, b 1859

4.     Elinor S East, b 1862

5.     Maud S East, b 1868

The marriage between a William East and Drusilla Hudson in Wayne Co IN on 24 May 1832 was probably a free colored couple; they were still in the county in 1840, living in Richmond. The 1840 census indicates that one or both of them had children from a prior marriage. (M92,M10,Q, 72kcnqrs)


        William H East [E4c3b4h], son of John H East and Mary Ann Burch, was born in 1819 in Surry Co NC. He was a boy when his family moved to Monroe Co IN in 1828. He married Evaline Walls there on 23 June 1837. She was born in NC in 1819, and died in Monroe Co on 7 March 1887. William was a farmer in Monroe Co. He died in the 1870s in Monroe Co. They had seven children, all born in Indian Creek Twp, Monroe Co-

1.     Jesse East, b 1838, married Mary _____ about 1860 and lived next to his father's home. Mary was a year older than Jesse, and was born in KY. (M92,130nq)

2.     dau East, b abt 1840, died by 1850 since she wasn't living with her parents then. (130nq)

3.     Ezra H East, b 1842, was still living at home in 1860. (130nq)

4.     John Ransom East, b 17 May 1845

5.     Nancy A East, b 1847 (130nq)

6.     Eliza A East, b abt 1850, died by 1860. (130q)

7.     William H Tobias East, b 12 Jun 1852 (M92,N,240ij,130knqsud)


        William H East [E1b13b], son of Edward Wallace East and Willmirth Metilda Greer, was born 17 November 1842 at Washington, TX. He died 27 June 1855. (L,NL)


        William H East [E4a2a3e6], son of Thomas C East and Matilda Watson, was born in 1847 at Chatham, Pittsylvania Co VA, and died in 1865. There is no evidence that he married. (L,27nq)


        William H East [], parents unknown, was born in October 1855 in NC but lived in Patrick Co VA. He married Nancy L _____ in 1885. She was born in VA in April 1871 (married at age 14). By 1900 they had five children, with four still alive, and all born in VA. And by 1910 they had nine children, with eight still alive-

1.     William Henry East, b 22 Aug 1888 in Patrick Co (per birth record; born in Tazewell Co per draft card), lived in Patrick Co much of his life. He married Elizabeth Ruth "Lizzie" Hall about 1912 and they lived in Patrick Co. She was born 18 March 1893 (age 25 in 1920, 36 in 1930), daughter of J Green Hall and Nancy V _____ of Patrick Co, and died 3 October 1959. William died 5 January 1971 at Stuart, Patrick Co. They were both buried in Mayo Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. They had about a dozen children-

        a.     Jessie Lucille East, b 1913, married a Mr Mitchell and lived at Madison. (M63,30wf)

        b.     Mary M East, b 23 Aug 1915, married a Mr McAlexander and died 1 March 1974. She probably had a son since a two year old boy was buried next to her, and she was buried next to her parents in Mayo Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery in Patrick Co. The boy was-

                1.     William Archie McAlexander, b 29 Aug 1951, died 26 October 1953. (30c) (30wfc)

        c.     Virginia R East, b 1917, died in the 1920s. (30w)

        d.     William G East, b 6 May 1918, died 13 May 2003 at Patrick Springs, Patrick Co. (Z,30wf)

        e.     Sam E East, b 1919 (30f)

        f.     Evelyn L East, b 1921 (30f)

        g.     Nancy J East, b 1924 (30f)

        h.     Akers H East, b Feb 1926 (30f)

        i.      Annie Elizabeth East, 3 Jan 1927, grew up at Stuart, Patrick Co VA. She married Sam Welch on 30 June 1945 after a courtship of just ten days. Sam was born 27 October 1922 in Stokes Co NC, son of John Walker Welch and Josie Duggins, both from Stokes Co. Sam and Annie lived at Pine Hall until 1965, then they moved to Dillard, and stayed there for twenty years. They had six children-

                1.     John Henry Welch, b 29 Nov 1949 (M63)

                2.     Sam David Welch, b 16 Jan 1952 (M63)

                3.     Charles Richard Welch, b 26 Jul 1953 (M63)

                4.     Marie Hope Welch, b 9 Nov 1954 (M63)

                5.     Randy Dale Welch, b 10 Saep 1960 (M63)

                6.     Timothy Fred Welch, b 14 Sep 1964 (M63) (M63,30f)

        j.      Robert H East, b Aug 1929 (30f)

        k.     son East (M63)

        m.    dau East (M63) (M,Z,M63,30bufc)

2.     Sylvester Monroe East, b 1 Jul 1892 in Patrick Co, died at Rural Hall, Forsyth Co NC in July 1973. He had married Alpha _____ about 1911 and they lived at Dan River, Partick Co. Alpha was born in VA in 1893. They had two children-

        a.     Susan A East, b 1912 (30w)

        b.     Charles East, b Jan 1919 (30w) (M,Z,30buw)

3.     John Walter Elzie East, b 22 May 1894 at Claudville, Patrick Co. His draft card says he was born in 1895, but the Patrick Co birth records show that a son was born to William and Nancy in August 1895. Hence John W must have been born a year earlier (or later?). (M,30uv)

4.     son East, b 1 Aug 1895, died before 1900. (30bu)

5.     Evie L East, b Jan 1897 in Patrick Co. (30uv)

6.     James M East, b 1900 (30v)

7.     George P East, b 1903 (30v)

8.     Laura L East, b Oct 1908 (30v)

9.     Thomas H East, b Apr 1910 (30v) (30uv)


        William H East [E4c6c3a7b], son of Monroe East and Harriet Jane Felkins, was born in 1852 in Madison Co AR, but was not with the family in 1870. He had likely died in the 1860s. (53q,356r)


        William H East [E14d1i3], son of Archibald East and Nancy Colter, was born in 1855 in Washington Co IL, and probably died by 1870. (218q)


        William H East, parents unknown, was born in 1855 in NC. He lived at Dan River, Patrick Co VA in 1880 and had married Malissa _____ in 1879. She was born in NC in 1862. They had a son-

a.     son East, b May 1880 in NC. He was not yet named when the 1880 census taker came. (30s)


        William H East [E4c6c3j5b], son of George William East and Mary Elizabeth Faubion, was born in July 1874 near Heltonville, Pleasant Run Twp, Lawrence Co IN. He married Evie Belle Kendrick in 1897 and lived next to his parents in 1900 at Pleasant Run. Belle was born in April 1877 in IN. William worked as a blacksmith in his father's shop. They had a daughter-

1.     Gladys East, b May 1900, died by 1910. (126uv) (126suv)


        William H Tobias East [E4c3b4h7], son of William H East and Evaline Walls, was born 12 June 1852 in Indian Creek Twp, Monroe Co IN. He married Mary A Condor on 7 March 1877 in IN and in 1880 they lived at Bloomington, Monroe Co next door to his brother John. Mary was born in IN in September 1857, daughter of E W Condor. William was a real estate salesman in 1910. He died at Bloomington, Monroe Co on 11 July 1910 and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Bloomington. William was a school teacher, and for a year was Deputy County Clerk. When he was about age 30, he went into partnership with his brother John in a law paractice. William also was in the real estate business. They had two children by 1880 and seven by 1900, all born in Monroe Co IN; two children had died in the 1900s-

a.     Austin L East, b Feb 1878, died at Bloomington on 9 August 1900. (130sud)

b.     Daisy F East, b Oct 1879, died at Bloomington on 25 September 1901. (130sud)

c.     Ida M East, b Aug 1881 (M68,130uv) md Albert Marley on 12 Nov 1918 in Marion Co?

d.     William Ernest East, b 27 Jul 1883, was store clerk and a salesman in a clothing store. He married Fern Elizabeth Battle on 22 September 1910 in IN. She was born in 1893 in IN. They lived at Bloomington in the 1910s and in 1920, and at Indianapolis in 1930 and later. He and Fern divorced in the 1920s and Fern then married Edward Richardson; this was also his second marriage. He was born 21 March 1882 in IN, and died at Indianapolis in October 1974. Both families continued living at Indianapolis. Ernest died in August 1969 at Greenfield, Hancock Co. He and Fern had a daughter-

        1.     Fern East, b 1911 at Bloomington, Monroe Co IN. (130w,383f) (M,Z,M70,INm, 130uvw, 383f)

e.     Rufus Forest East, b 30 May 1885, was a school teacher in 1910. He married Laura Etta Brandyberry in Adams Co on 24 June 1916. She was born in IN in Adams Co on 12 November 1889, daughter of Simon E Brandyberry and Sarah E Trim. In 1920 and 1930 they lived at Gary, Lake Co. and had two sons. (130uv,1169vm,1170wf)

f.      Beulah Ethel East, b Sep 1888 (130uv)

g.     Charles Earl East, b 24 Nov 1890 at Bloomigton, was a school teacher in 1900 and was a salesman in June 1917, working for a Chicago based company. Charles lived at Bloomington then and was not married. In the 1940s he lived at Bloomington. (M,130uv) (M70,INm, 130qrsuvdc)


        William Henry East [E4a2a4h2], son of Thomas East and Priscilla McCracken, was born 27 December 1836 at Locust Grove, Adams Co OH. He was not living with his parents in 1860. He was a carpenter-contractor, and took a job for church construction at St Louis, MO, where he met Ada Virginia Finigan, whose family lived just down the street from William's rooming house. He and Ada married on 4 July 1861 at Alton, Madison Co IL. Ada was born 30 June 1837 at Cincinnati, OH (age 48 in 1900), daughter of Joseph C Finigan of MD and Ann Cooper, a Welsh immigrant. Ada died 24 (or 27?) March 1921 at Xenia, Clay Co. William entered the Union Army on 20 September 1861 as a Sergeant First Class, and served in Company E, 10th Illinois Cavalry, and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 4 April 1862. He was mustered out on 7 July 1862. William died 13 March 1864 at Decatur, Macon Co IL from an illness contracted during his military duties, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Soon after William's death, Ada and her son moved to St Louis and lived with her brother Joseph Cooper Finigan. Ada received a pension for William's war service. He and Ada had one son-

a.     Harry Hamlet East, b 12 Apr 1862 (M38,ILd, M38, 275kn)


        William Henry East [E19a8d5], son of James M East and Mary Clementine Stephenson, was born 16 July 1884 in Tallapoosa Co AL. In 1910 he was a cabinet maker and lived at Phenix, Lee Co AL. He named his wife Nora Belle _____ as his nearest relative. They married in 1907. She was born in AL on 6 May 1888, and died 29 June 1952. William died 24 August 1955. They were buried in Riverdale Cemetery at Columbus, Muskogee Co GA. They had four children, all at Phenix, Lee Co AL-

a.     Larry W East, b 1909 (253vw)

b.     Mary Jane East, b 24 Sep 1910, married a Mr Palmer and died 7 June 1980. She was buried in Riverdale Cemetery at Columbus, Muskogee Co GA. (253w,273c)

c.     Henry J East, b 1916 (253w)

d.     Clair B East, b Sep 1918 (253w)

Phenix is a town in northeast Russell Co AL where it meets Muskogee Co GA, and extends north into Lee Co AL. Columbus, GA is about a mile southeast by foot from Phenix. (CS,M, 258u,253vw,273c)


        William Henry East [E1b4b1d6a], son of Lonnie Montague East and Effie Alice McElwee, was born 22 December 1920 at Marianna, AR. He changed his name to Lonnie Montague East II, under which his line is continued.


        William Hill East [E4c6c3d3a8], son of George East and Elizabeth Susan Harvey, was born 21 May 1886 in Leesville Twp, Henry Co MO. William died on 29 June 1964 at Clinton, Henry Co and was buried two days later in Englewood Cemetery at Clinton. He married Stella Belle Chastain on 24 January 1906, daughter of James B Chastain and Tabitha Ann Briggs. Stella was born 9 March 1885 in Leesville Twp. Henry Co, and died 25 October 1932 near Hortense, Henry Co and was buried 27 October 1932 in Englewood Cemetery at Clinton. William and Stella moved to Dodge City, KS about 1920, but moved back to Henry Co a few years later. They had four children-

a.     Wayne Virgil East, b 16 Mar 1907, died 10 April 1963. In 1910 William and his family lived close to his second cousin James C Munday [E4c6c3e4b6]. (EV,Z,44Gvw)

b.     William Raymond East, b 7 Sep 1910 in Henry CO MO, died on 2 September 1996 at Clinton, MO. He married Isabel June Laront. She was born 5 June 1912 at Hope, AR and died 4 November 1985 at Coal. Both were buried in Englewood Cemetery. They had a son-

        1.     Gene Jay East (44G) (EV,Z,44Gw)

c.     Walter Wyatt East, b 5 Sep 1912 near Hortense, in Henry Co, died 18 April 2000 in Clinton and was buried in Englewood Cemetery at Clinton. Around 1920 his parents moved the family to Dodge City KS where he developed his skill with horses, but returned to Henry Co MO after a few years in KS. He was a dairy farmer for about 20 years in Henry Co. Walter married Anna Blanche Gray on 2 April 1938. She was born 5 February 1911 and died 18 June 1962 at Clinton, MO. She was buried in Englewood Cemetery. Walter married his second wife Audrey Mae Green on 13 October 1972. Walter and Anna had three children-

        1.     Dale Wyatt East, b & d 6 Mar 1941, stillborn, was buried in Englewood Cemetery. (EV,44N)

        2.     Sharon Ann East, married _____ Friar, and in 2000 lived at Warsaw. (44N)

        3.     Michael Wyatt East, lived at Calhoun in 2000. (44GN) (EV, 44Nw)

d.     Audra Faye East, b Jan 1919, married _____ Raney and lived at Lakewood, CO in 2000. (EV,44Nw) (EV,44bu)


        William J East [E4c6c5d4a8], son of George A C East and Sophronia Jackson Dunagan, was born 2 December 1882 in Wayne Co KY, and died 24 January 1884. He was buried in the East family cemetery a short distance east of Betsey. His gravestoe says "Son of G.A.C and S.J." (125c)


        William Isaac East [E4c5a1g2], son of Isaac W East and Margaret Smith, was born in 1825 at Meadville, Franklin Co MS. He married Keziah Smith at Meadville, Franklin Co MS on 19 October 1843. In the 1850 and 1860 census of Copiah Co MS, William and Keziah lived close to Joel Walker East [E4a3a1a11], William's uncle. William was not a child of Joel since Joel had no son of William's age in the 1840 census for Joel.

        Of all the East men of this area of MS in 1830 (southwest MS, including Franklin Co and Copiah Co, and two counties north of LA) who were of age to have a son of William's age, there was just one in Franklin Co, and five in Copiah Co: Isaac East [E4c5a1g] in Franklin Co MS, born 1796, had just one son and four daughters, and a wife born 1804; James East [E4c5a2b] in Copiah Co, newly married with no children, and born in 1800s; next door to this James East was his father Thomas East [E4c5a2], born in 1771, and had six children (or grandchildren?), including a boy born 1821-1825, and a wife born 1780s; John East [E4c5a1c] in Copiah Co, born in 1791 with a wife born in the 1790s, and seven children, including three sons born pre-1830; Josiah East [E4c5a2a] in Copiah Co, born in 1797 with a wife born in 1800, and had two sons and two daughters born pre-1830; Tarlton East [E4c5a1i] in Copiah Co, born 1799 with a wife born 1800s, and one daughter under age 5. Of all these Copiah Co families in 1830, John was on page 105, James and Thomas were on census page 106, Josiah was on page 118; Tarlton was on page 126.

        In this same area of MS in 1840, Isaac East [E4c5a1g] was still in Franklin Co (page 166); his one son from the 1830 census was now an older teen, plus he had two more daughters, another young son, and his wife was now much younger (she was his second wife, Rebecca Smith, born in 1813). There was now a second East family in Franklin Co (page 167), James East [E4c5a2b], born in the 1800s with a wife the same age, and four children under age 10. This James East appears to be the newly married James East from the 1830 Copiah Co census. Copiah Co in 1840 had just two east families: Joel East [E4c5a1k] (page 111) and Josiah East [E4c5a2a] (page 107). Joel was born in the 1805, his wife was born in 1814, and they had one son age 5-9 and four daughters under age 5. Josiah was born in 1797, his wife in the 1800s, and they had six children; one son was born in 1821-1825.

        Note that from the ID#s of the above named East men in the 1830 and 1840 census records, these people descend from two brothers Tarlton East [E4c5a1] and Thomas East [E4c5a2]. Therefore the ties between these two greater East families in both counties must have been close. William was very likely a son of Isaac W East, and was a Baptist Minister who owned many slaves.

        Keziah was born in MS in 1821 daughter of William W Smith and Charity _____. In 1850 William Isaac East and Keziah lived in Copiah Co; in the state cenbsis of 1853, William had a son and two daughters by then (2 males and 3 females in his home). In the 1860s they moved to Franklin Co (the part which became Lincoln Co in 1870). She died at Brookhaven, Lincoln Co on 20 October 1873. William then married Samantha _____ and continued living in Lincoln Co; he was a physician in 1880. Samantha was born in AL in 1848. William died there on 7 May 1899. He and Keziah were buried in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery at Brookhaven. They had four children, all born in Copiah Co or Franklin Counties MS-

a.     Rebecca East, b 1845

b.     Isaac William East, b Dec 1849

c.     Permelia C East, b 27 Jul 1851

d.     John B East, b 1857 (MV,W,MSn,38jkm,37jnqr,39jc)


        William J East [E14d1h3]. son of Henry T East and Caroline Nelson, was born in October 1859 in Washington Co IL. He married Celia Ann Hendrix in DeWitt Co on 17 July 1879, and they lived at Friends Creek, Macon Co in 1880. Celia was born in AR in September 1860, of TN parents. About 1899 William, Celia, and their children moved to Lynn, Clay Co NE. William's brother Ulysses had also moved to Clay Co about this time also. In 1910 Celia and William were at Lincoln, NE. In 1920 they were at Fulton, Callaway Co MO, and in 1930 William was a widower, living with his daughter Irene at Bourbon, Callaway Co. Celia died in Callaway Co on 1 July 1929; William died there in August 1946. They had five children, all born in Macon Co IL-

a.     John East, b Mar 1880 at Friends Creek, Macon Co IL, died by 1900. (597s,842u)

b.     Ollie East (dau), b Jun 1882, was not living with her parents in 1910, so had probably married in the 1900s. (842u)

c.     Clarence East, b 23 Mar 1886, married Flora V Bennett in 1909, probably in Clay Co where Clarence had lived for the past ten years. She was born in NE. In 1920 their two children were living with his parents at Fulton, MO. Flora had died soon before, and Clarence found a new wife, so his parents took in his two daughters from the first wife while Clarence's second wife got used to the new family. Flora probably died at Lynn, NE where they lived. Wife number two was Ethel _____, born in TX in 1895. They married about 1916 and in September 1918 lived at Fulton, Callaway Co. In 1930 they lived at Bourbon, Callaway MO next door to his widowed father. Clarence died in Callaway Co in December 1949. From each marriage there were two children by 1930-

        1.     Margaret R East, b Jul 1909 at Lynn, Clay Co NE, was living with her East grandparents at Fulton, MO in 1920. She probably had married by 1930. (842v,848w)

        2.     Frances East, b 1912 in IL, was living with her East grandparents at Fulton, MO in 1920, and in 1930 was living with her father and step-mother at Bourbon, Callaway Co MO. (848wf)

        3.     James East, b 1918 in MO. (848f)

        4.     Charles East, b Dec 1929 in MO. (848f) (MOd,M, 842uv,848f)

d.     Ethel M East, b Nov 1888 (842u,826v)

e.     Irene East, b 14 Feb 1898, married Alexander Dimitri about 1926 and they lived with her widowed father at Bourbon, Callaway Co MO in 1930. Alex was born at Korcha, Albania on 10 April 1896 (census says 1896, draft records say 25 October 1895, SS Death records say 1892) and came to the USA in 1911 or 1912. His WW1 draft record says he was an Italian citizen, born in Albania. He was a working for Irene's father as a truck driver. Her father then was the proprietor of a cafe; Irene was the cook. Alex died at Fulton, Callaway Co in August 1978, and Irene died there on 7 January 1999. When Alex first came to the US, he lived at Columbia, MO and was a shoe shine shop operator. It appears that a younger brother Steffan came to Columbia from Armenia in 1915 and worked at their shine shop. In 1917 Alex was a waiter at a restaurant. This was the era of the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people. (Z,605w, 842u, 826v, 848w) (MOd,218q,685rm,597s,842u,826v, 848w)


        William J East, parents unknown, was found living in Clark Twp, Lincoln Co MO in 1910 with his family. William was born in MO in 1875, and his father was from KY. William's wife Mabel was born in MO in 1834. They were married in 1899, and by 1910 had five children, all still living and all born in MO-

a.     William H East, b 1900 (46v)

b.     Irvin East, b 1901 (46v)

c.      Jennie East, b 1903 (46v)

d.      LuLim(?) East, b 1906 (46v)

e.      Ruby L East, b Dec 1908 (46v)

William's wife was married before to a Mr Davis, and had a son named James E Davis, born in MO in 1895. William's widowed grandmother Frances Williams was living with William and Mabel in 1910; Frances was born in KY in 1827. (46v)


       William Jacob East [E14d7c2], son of Charles M East and Charlotte Phoebe Hall, was born 3 November 1876 four miles west of Weston, Saunders Co NE, in the family home, but for a while lived back in Lee Co IA in 1885. At David City, Butler Co NE he married Grace Estella Rogers on 31 October 1899. She was born 11 July 1880 at Kinmundy, Marion Co IL, and died 27 January 1961 at Kearney, Buffalo Co NE. Grace's parents were Thomas F Rogers and Rachael Grant. At the time they married, Will worked for the Nye Snider Grain & Lumber Co at Brainard, but he became a barber by trade and lived for years in the David City area, then lived in Gretna in Sarpy Co. Later they from moved from Gretna to Wolbach Village in Greeley Co, and finally to Gibbon, Buffalo Co on 1 March 1921 where they made their final home. He and Grace were married for over sixty years, Will died 18 January 1968 at Gibbon and was buried in Garrison Cemetery at Garrison, NE. They had but one child-

a.     Joy Leslie East (son), b 10 Feb 1901 at Valparaiso, Saunders Co NE, died there on 30 July 1910 (MG)

Grace E Rogers was a sister of John Logan Rogers. John Logan Rogers was the father of June L Rogers who married Mr Wrede and had daughters Donna & Marilyn Wrede, source MG. (MG, DW,Z,223s, IAs, 226w, 227f)


       William James East [E4c3a3b4c], son of Haley East and Martha Priscilla James, was born 18 Novembr 1841 at Huntsville, Schuyler Co IL. On 24 October 1863 at Mt Sterling, IL William Enlisted in the Union Army and was a Private in C Company, 3rd Illinois Cavalry. During the Civil War he was imprisoned at Cahaba Prison in AL, and was discharged at Springfield, IL on 30 May 1865. The next day on 31 May 1865, he married Martha Ann Bratton at the Brown Co Courthouse at White Oak Springs, IL. She was born in Georgetown, OH on 29 January 1841, daughter of Adam Bratton and Mary Lewis (both from TN). They lived in Brown Co for a short while; lived in Franklin Co KS from 1867 to early 1870; lived at Ellison, Warren Co IL in 1870; lived in KS in 1871, then was at Hull, Kinderhook Twp, Pike Co IL by 1876 until William died on 17 February 1926 at Hull. He was buried in Kinderhook Cemetery, as was Martha. William's death certificate clearly says his father was "Haley East" and mother was "Martha James." Martha Ann died 3 October 1929 in Pike Co. By 1880 they had five children, eight by 1900 with six still living-

1.    Flora M East, b 9 Jul 1866 in Brown Co IL. In 1880 she was skipped by the census taker, or combined with sister Laura who was born in 1869. She was then Laura, age 14, in that census. Flora married Ulysses Grant Girton on 18 March 1894 at Pittsfield, Pike Co IL. He was born in IL in February 1869, youngest son of Timothy Girton and Lucia Ann Curliss of Pleasant Vale Twp in Pike Co. In 1900 they lived with Ulysses' aunt Mrs Edith Girton at Jefferson, Clinton Co OH. In 1910 Flora was a widow living with her parents at Kinderhook. Her name was "Flora M" on both the 1900 census, and on her marriage record. All other records have her without a middle name or initial. (DB, MV,142r,140s,146sv, 695u)

2.    Ella M East, b 26 Sep 1867, died by 1870 (MV,142r,146u)

3.    Laura Alice East, b 12 Aug 1869, died after 1880 and before 1900. (MV,142r, 146u)

4.    Adam Haley East, b 26 Oct 1871 in KS, married Lola Jane Boyington on 6 February 1895 at Sangamon, IL. She was born in IL (MO per 1910 census) in December 1870. They had one child by 1900 who died in infancy, and none after then. Adam and Lola lived at Pontiac, Livingston Co IL in 1900 (pg 150) and in 1920 (pg 18B). He was a businessman dealing in real estate, and owned a gold mine. He also collected Indian artifacts, and left his extensive collection to the state of Washington as the Adam East Museum in Wenatchee. Adam died 27 October 1956 at Soap Lake, Grant Co WA and was buried in Wenatchee City Cemetery, Chelan Co. (DB, MV,140s,144uv,994c)

5.    Henry Williams East, b 26 Jul 1874 in KS, was unmarried and living with his parents in Pike Co IL in 1910 and in 1920. He was the constable for the village of Hull in 1918. In 1930 he lived at Virden, Macoupin Co IL with his sister Viola and her husband. (MV,M, 140s,146uvw, 178f)

6.    Viola L East, b 17 Jan 1877 in Kinderhook Twp, Pike Co IL. She married Wilfred Essex Andereck in Pike Co on 12 April 1904 and they lived at Western, Henry Co IL in 1910, then at Manistee, MI in 1920, and at Virden, IL in 1930. Her brother Henry lived with them in 1930. Mr Andereck was a Baptist Minister, born in IL in 1870, son of John Wilfred Andereck and Catherine E McClelland. Viola died at Quincy, Adams Co IL in November 1970. Wilfred died at Hull, Pike Co IL in 1938 and was buried in Kinderhook Cemetery in Pike Co. After Wilfred died, Viola married a Mr Turner. In 1920 Viola and Wilfred had one son in their home; In 1910 Wilfred had two teenage children from his first marriage, all born before 1897 in IL, but no children (yet) with Viola. Their son was-

       a.    Lawrence East Andereck, b 1912 in IL, died 29 March 1973 at Pekin, Tazewell Co IL and was buried in Glendale Memorial Garden at Pekin. He married a Ms Summers on 4 October 1934 and they had two children. Lawrence also married a Ms Schmelter. (W,1328w,178f)

Wilfred's first wife was Ada E Jones. They married on 4 Feb 1892 and had two children: Jesse Ralph, born Oct 1893, and Ethel Mariah, born Feb 1897. From THE MONROE EVENING TIMES newspaper of 19 Feb 1892: "Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, in the town of Clarno, on Feb. 4, by Rev. J. Anderick, assisted by Rev. Brown of Monroe, Wilfred E. Anderick to Ada E. Jones." (Z,DB,MV,N, 140s,146mu, 680v, 1328w,178f)

7.     George Elsworth East, b 16 May 1879 at Versailles, Brown Co IL, married Mair _____ in 1903 and was a department store clerk at Naples, Scott Co in 1910 (census page 249A; Scott Co IL is the county just east of Pike Co.) Mair was born in 1881 in IL. In 1918 George was a telegrapher for Burlington Railroad, lived in Pike Co, and was married to Lottie May _____. Two years later they lived at Wenatchee, Chelan Co WA and he was a real estate salesman. May was born in IL in 1876. Mair must have died between 1910 and 1918. In 1942 George and May lived at Wenatchee, Chelan Co WA. He and Mair had one son-

        1.     Lyndel J East, b 1 Aug 1906 at Naples, Scott Co IL. He died at Washington, Pacific Co WA on 31 December 1984. (WAd,Z,150v,994w) (MV,M,140s, 146u,150v,994w)

8.     John Thomas East, b 10 Jun 1883 at Versailles, Brown Co IL, was unmarried and living with his parents in Pike Co in 1910 and in 1918. John married Mabel Hull between September 1918 and the end of 1919. Mabel was born at Hull, Pike Co IL in 1890, daughter of Everett S Hull and Ida May Augustus. In 1920 John and Mabel lived in Kinderhook Twp (pg 133A); Mabel's brother Russell Augustus Hull, age 27, was living with them in 1920, in addition to her son Donald W McCarroll from her first marriage. They were still at Kinderhook in 1930 and 1942. They had no children. John died at Hannibal, MO in January 1968. John's wife Mabel first married a Mr McCarroll who died when trying to climb onto a moving train, and was killed when he fell under the wheels. From that marriage there was a son, Donald W McCarroll, born in 1913 in IL.

Mabel's parents were buried in Kinderhook Cemetery. Everett S Hull was born 31 Aug 1860 in IL, died 20 Dec 1914; Ida May Augustus was born 16 Nov 1861 in OH, married Everett in 1888, and died 4 Feb 1918. (Z,MV,M,W, 146uvwfc)

William's brother Thomas lived with them in Warren Co IL in 1870. Martha Ann's father lived with her and William in 1880, and Chester P Bratton (Martha Ann's brother?) lived with them in 1900. Chester was born in OH in May 1850. (MV,DB,141n,142r, 140qms, 146uvwd)


        William Jasper East [E1d1b1], son of Josiah Robertson East and Matilda Callahan, was born 1 September 1854 at Aberdeen, Monroe Co MS. He lived in Panola Co where he attended school, and later the University of MS. He taught school, and began a law practice in 1883 at Senatobia. William married Lula Whitten on 12 July 1892. She was born in MS in October 1869. In 1917 he was a State Representative of Tate Co. In 1930 they were still living at Senatobia, and he was still practicing law. They had at least four children, all born in MS-

a.     Whitten H East, b Jun 1893

b.     Fletcher J East, b 23 Dec 1896

c.     W J East, died young

d.     Lula East, b 1901(JA,EP,NL,M,96uvwf)


        William Jennings Bryon East [E19a3f3d], son of William Alonzo East and Deidra Jane Williamson, was born 7 February 1897 near Lineville, Clay Co. He married Mary Leslie Lambert on 27 October 1917 in Troup Co GA, and soon after they settled at Roanoke in Randolph Co where he worked for the Handley Manufacturing Company. They saved enough money to buy their farm at Corinth, then bought more land near Lineville where they lived, and eventually opened a general store in Clay Co. Leslie was born 13 March 1898, at Goldburg, AL (near Cragford) and died 24 January 1984 at Warm Springs, GA. At the time she was living at Manchester in Meriweather Co. William died 31 January 1985 at Warm Springs, GA. They are buried at Lineville in the City Cemetery. They had two children, both born in Clay Co-

1.     Jennings Felix East, b 28 Jan 1921, married Loyce Twilley, and worked as a railroad engineer for ABC, ACL, and CSX Railroads. Jennings died 24 March 1984 at LaGrange, GA and was buried in Manchester Cemetery at Manchester, GA. They had five children-

        a.     Mary George East, b 12 April 1940 in Clay Co, married James Ray. (M29)

        b.     Doris East, b 8 December 1941, married Richard Ragsdale. (M39)

        c.     Linda Marie East, b 22 November 1944 at Mancester, GA and married Kinnon Rice, divorced, and married Skip Woodall. (M39)

        d.     Jimmy Ray East, b 25 Mar 1946 at Mancester; GA. He married. (M39)

        e.     Jennings Felix East Jr, b 25 October 1953 (M39) (W,M39,257f)

2.     Mather Ward East, b 15 Jan 1925, married Edwina Robertson, and was a railroad engineer. He retired in November 1985. They had three children-

        a.     Floyd East, was a pharmacist and lived at Columbus, GA. (M39)

        b.     Carl East, lived at Dahlonega, GA. (M39)

        c.     Pat East, married Steve Waddell and lived at Mancester, GA. (M39) (W,M39,257f) (CS,Z, M,257uf,47v)


        William Jennings Bryan East [E4c3a3b2f1g], son of Joseph Wesley East and Sarah Elizabeth Graham, was born 20 November 1897 at Coldwater, Wayne Co, lived at Coldwater in June 1918. He was a boarder in the Calvin H Wray home in Madison Co in 1920, in St Michael Twp. Bryan married Bessie Caroline Wray on 30 May 1920 at Mill Creek, Madison Co, daughter of Calvin H Wray and Minnie C Huffman, and they lived at Mill Creek in 1944. In 1925 they lived at Fredericktown. Bessie was born in MO 26 December 1900 at Mill Creek and died at Farmington, St Francois Co on 29 April 1991 and was buried in Antioch Cemetery. They had three children-

1.     Bryan East Jr, b 4 pr 1921 at Mill Creek, and died there on 17 December 1927 of diphtheria. He was buried in Antioch Cemetery. (139d)

2.     Sandra East, b 1930s, married a Mr Gorse and lived at Arcadia in 1991. They probably had two children-

        a.     Debbie Gorse, married a Mr Parsons and lived at Marquad in 1991 (N) (N)

        b.     Donna Gorse, married a Mr Mouser and lied at Poplar Bluff in 1991 (N)

3.     dau East, b 1930s, died before 1991. She married a Mr Montgomery and had two sons (and also two daughters; the two daughters shown under Sandra's name may be daughters of this unnamed daughter. The sons were-

        a.     Ronnie Montgomery, lived at Fredereickton in 1991 (N)

        b.     Kevin Montgomery, lived at Hugoton, KS in 1991. (N) (N) (M,N,139uvwd)


        William Jesse East [E19e1d], son of John Jackson East and Eliza Ann Horton, was born 3 August 1855 in Gwinnett Co GA. He married Zoe Ella Dobbs on 9 July 1882 in Jackson Co AL. She was born 18 July 1863 in Lincoln Co TN, daughter of John N Dobbs from SC and Eliza D Brown from SC. William was a teamster, and died on 6 June 1923; Zoe died on 19 June 1926, both in Jefferson Co. They were buried in Linns Crossing Cemetery at Grayville. He and Zoe had six children, five still alive in 1900, and eight in 1910, with six still living, and all were born in Jefferson Co AL-

1.     Lula E East, b Aug1883, married James J Jolly in Jefferson Co on 21 July 1903. He was born in 1882 in KY, and was a mason. They lived in Jefferson Co into the 1920s and had four children by then-

        a.     Earnest Jolly, b 1905 (186w)

        b.     Roy Lee Jolly, b 1907 (186w)

        c.     Estelle Jolly, b 1912 (186w)

        d.     Zoa Jolly, b 1914. She married John Wesley Hunt, and died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co on 13 November 1963. Her death record showed that ehr parents were "Jim Jolly" and "Lula East." (ALd,186w) (W,186umvw)

2.     John L East, b 20 Jan 1886, married Effie E Robbins on 28 October 1914 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co, was a coal miner, and died in 1966. They lived at Quintin, Walker Co AL in 1918, but were living in Jefferson Co in 1930. Effie was born in 1887 in AL, daughter of Columbus A Robbins (1854 AL). They had three children, all in AL-

        a.     Violet East, b Aug 1916 (186wf)

        b.     Conie Jane East, b Aug 1918 (186wf)

        c.     Nelson East, b 1922 (186f) (W,M,186uvmwf)

3.     Estella E East, b Mar 1889. She married J E Robertson in Jefferson Co on 24 September 1905 and lived in Jefferson Co in 1910. Her parents and siblings lived with her then. J E was born in AL in 1882. (186umv)

4.     Juanita G East, b Jan 1892. She married Rufus William Clements at Littleton, Jefferson Co on 3 July 1910. He was born on 25 March 1883 in AL (age 25 when married), son of Alexander Clements and Martha Childers. Rufus was a railroad brakeman in Jefferson Co. They had no children by 1930. Rufus died at Birmingham on 27 July 1970 (born in 1882 per death certificate; census and his WW1 draft card says 1883). (M,186uvmwfd)

5.     Oscar East, b 1895, died in1898 and was buried in Linns Crossing Cemetery at Grayville, Jefferson Co. (186c)

6.     Oscar Vivian East (dau), b Dec 1898 (W,186uv)

7.     Randall Albert East, b 3 Nov 1900, was a coal miner in 1920. He married Flossie Charlene Lawler in Jefferson Co on 10 June 1922. She was born in AL on 26 September 1904, daughter of Huldt C Lawler ( 1877 AL) and Pauline _____ (1886 AL), and died at Graysville, Jefferson Co on 24 November 1982. Randall died at Graysville on 14 January 1885. They were buried in Lawler Baptist Cemetery at Dora, Jefferson Co. They had four children by 1930, all born in Jefferson Co-

        a.     Marjorie Oneda East, b 18 Aug 1923 at Sayre, AL. She married Charles Allen Shepard at Sandusky, Jefferson Co on 29 May 1943. He was born 25 November 1920 in Jefferson Co, son of J M Shepard and Eliza Tyson, and was in the US Navy when he married. (186fm)

        b.     John East, b 23 Jun 1925 at Sayre, AL. He married Helen Agnes Boutwell in Jefferson Co on 20 September 1947. She was born 15 August 1925 at Garden Dale, AL, daughter of Alto V Lee Boutwell and Maderia Beasley. (186fm)

        c.     Mildred Vivian East, b 1927. She married James Clarence Trevarthen in Jefferson Co on 21 December 1946. He was born in 1913, son of Harry Trevarthen and Mary Ellen Adams. (186fm)

        d.     Mary East, b Oct 1928 (186f) (Z,186vwmfc)

8.     child East, b 1900-1910 (186v)

9.     Jane East, married Clinton Brasher and had a son-

        a.     Charles Brasher (K) (K,186uv) (W,271q,16rs, 900r,212m, 186uvwdc)


        William K East, parents unknown, was born in August 1856 in NC (age 21 in 1880, 46 in 1900), married Loretta D Nelson in 1880. She was born in September 1860 in NC, probably a daughter of Mrs Letitia Nelson (1838 NC) who lived next door in 1880. They lived at Peters Creek, Stokes Co in 1880 and at Quaker Gap in 1900 and 1910. There were eight children in their home in 1900, but Loretta said just two of her children were still alive. This must be a census taker mistake. William died in Stokes Co on 18 April 1916 at age 59. All of his children were born in NC-

1.     Reuben East, b Sep 1881 (76u)

2.     Verlie East (dau), b Feb 1887, married James Robert Cox of Stokes Co, He was born 10 October 1885 and died 8 November 1942. His parents were Alexander Martin Cox and Martha Elizabeth Forest. Verlie and James had children-

        a.     Ronce Cox (M63)

        b.     Colonius Cox (M63)

        c.     Lonnie Cox (M63)

        d.     Zonnie Cox (M63)

        e.     Colene Cox (M63) (M63,76u)

3.     John East, b Sep 1889 (76u)

4.     Jonah P East, b 24 Oct 1892 in Stokes Co. He married Bessie _____ (Pirtle?) in 1913 and they lived at Quaker Gap in Stokes Co. Bessie was born in NC in 1893, and died in the early 1920s. Jonah married again, to Emma M _____ in 1923 and they lived at High Point, Guilford Co. With Bessie he had four children, and with Emma he had at least one-

        a.     Mertice East, b 1913 (76w)

        b.     Viola East, b 1915 (76w,1084f)

        c.     Josephine East, b 1917 (76w,1084f)

        d.     Nola East, b 1921 (1084f)

        e.     Jonah P East Jr, b Nov 1929 (1084f)

Jonah's 13 year old nephew Claud R East lived with him and Emma in 1930. (M,76uvw,1084f)

5.     Angus East (dau), b Feb 1894 (76uv)

6.     Rossie Claud East (son), b 10 Feb 1897 in Stokes Co. He was married to Ida _____ by June 1917. She was born in NC in 1898. They had four children, all born in Stokes Co-

        a.     Claud R East, b 1917, lived with his uncle Jonah P East in 1930 in Guilford Co. (76w,1084f)

        b.     Lester East, b 1919 (76w)

        c.     dau East, b 1920 (76b)

        d.     Edith East, b 1923 in Stokes Co. (76b) (M,76uv)

7.     Curtis Ervin East, b Feb 1899 (76uv)

8.     Bertha V East, b 1902 (76v)

Laticia Nelson, born in September 1878, was the last child listed in their home in 1900, and she was single. She was apparently a daughter of Lores. from a prior marriage. And next door in 1880 was Latitia J Nelson, age 42, William's mother-in-law. Perhaps the 1900 census taker made many mistakes. (76sud)


        William M East [E4a2a4j1], son of John Milton East and Drucilla King, was born 26 September 1843 at Locust Grove, Adams Co OH, and died in October 1843. (CA)


        William M East [E4a3a6d1c1], son of John Van Buren East and Martha Jane Alexander, was born in 1857 in AR, probably Lawrence Co. His mother's older brother was named William Manson Alexander, so William M East may have been named after his uncle. William East was apparently dead by 1870 since he was not found with his parents then when he would have been age 13. (M92, M98,JA)


        William M East [E14a4d1], son of Darius East and Martha Mise, was born in March 1866 in Walton Co GA. William was living in 1880 in Walton Co GA and was unmarried; he then married Mary E _____ about 1883 and probably lived in the 1890s at Marietta, Cobb Co (son Carlton was born there). William was found in Haralson Co GA in 1900, Floyd Co GA in 1910, and Marshall Co AL in 1920. William and his older children worked in the cotton mills. Mary was born in GA in August 1863. She may have died because in 1930 William and another wife were living in Carroll Co GA. Wife #2 was Della Pamela _____, married in 1917 at age 30. She was born in 1887 in AL, perhaps Marshall Co AL where they lived in 1910, and died in 1975. She was buried next to William in Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Clem, Carroll Co. He died in 1932; his gravestone has an incorrect birth date. William had eight children in 1910, with seven still living then, and probably one more child with Mary by 1914. He had two more with Pamela-

a.     Rilla East, b Mar 1884 in GA. (469u)

b.     Clara B East, b Feb 1887 in GA. (469u)

c.     Otis Asbury East, b 4 Apr 1889 in Fulton Co GA. He was married with a child in June 1917, and was then a mill worker at Rome, Floyd Co GA. That wife died in 1918 or 1919, perhaps from giving birth to her son. In January 1920 Otis was living at Lawrence, Cherokee Co AL (the county just to the west from Floyd Co GA). His second wife was Lessie M Rutledge, born in GA in 1906, and married to Otis in 1924. They lived at Cedartown, Polk Co GA in 1930. Otis died in Polk Co on 30 May 1950. He had three or four children by 1930, all born in GA-

        1.     Ruth East, b 1916, in Floyd Co GA. (241w,251f)

        2.     John H East, b 1918, in Floyd Co GA. In 1930 in his father's home, there was no son John, but there was a son William T East, born the same year as John. William T was not shown in the 1920 census. (241w)

        3.     William T East, b 1918 in Floyd Co GA. (251f)

        4.     Sarah East, b May 1926 at Cedartown, Polk Co GA. (251f) (M,GAd, 469u,317v,251f)

d.     Onley East (dau), b Oct 1890 in GA. (469u)

e.     Carlton William East, b 27 Aug 1894 at Marietta, GA. He was nearly 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on 24 August 1915, with the St Louis Browns. In 1920 Carl was yet unmarried and living with his father in Marshall Co AL, and at that time he stated his profession was a "Ball Player." His last professional game was on 3 May 1924, although he continued with the game for years. Carl died 15 January 1953 at Whitesburg, GA and was buried in Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Clem, Carroll Co, as was his wife. He married Elizabeth R Driver in the 1920s and in 1930 they lived at Clem in Carroll Co (the county just south of Haralson Co), three doors from his father's home. Elizabeth was born in GA in 1901. Her brother was living with her and Carl in 1930. Some info on Carl was from the Baseball Almanac. (GD,469u, 317v,272w,282f)

f.      Rebecca Miola East, b Oct 1895 in GA. (469u,317v)

g.     Jessie B East, b 1901 in GA. (317v)

h.     Lucille East, b 1914 in Marhsll Co AL. She appears to be a daughter of Pamela, but Pamela said she was first married at age 30, which would have been in 1917. So Lucille must be a daughter of William's first wife Mary E. Lucille was not found in the 1930 census with her father. (272w)

i.      Marjorie L East, b 1918 in Marshall Co AL. (272w,282f)

j.      Howard W East, b 3 Mar 1920 in GA, died at Carrollton, Carroll Co on 6 August 2001. (Z,282f) (GD,466rs,469u,282f)


        William M East [E19a2a7], son of Benjamin Franklin East and Susan Jane Duke, was born in 1866 in Randolph Co AL. (47rs)


        William M East [E4a3a6d4j5], son of George Washington East and Laura Flippo, was born 18 April 1902 in Lawrence Co AR, and died 6 July 1924. He was buried next to his brother Lewis in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock, Lawrence Co. (M92,JA,59svc)


        William Madison East [E4c3a3b12i], son of Mattison East and Mary Jane Lee, was born 10 July 1872 in Macon Co TN. He married Kate Newberry King about 1890, probably in KY just north of Macon Co. She was born in Barren Co KY on 14 February 1871, daughter of Marcus T King born OH 1841) and Jenny L _____ (born 1846 VA), and died 3 August 1944. Bill died 3 January 1936; probably both died in Jefferson Co TX, on the southeast coast of the state, where they lived most of their lives They are buried at Port Neches in Oak Bluff Memorial Park. About 1895 they moved to Jefferson Co where they remained for years. In 1930 William worked as a fireman for an oil refinery. William and Katie had eight children by 1910-

1.     Elvin Franklin East, b 11 Mar 1891

2.     Roy Cleveland East, b 31 Jul 1892

3.     child East, b & d 1890s (113u,112v)

4.     Samuel Taylor East, b 22 Dec 1897

5.     Maggie East, b 1901

6.     child East, b & d 1900s (112v)

7.     child East, b & d 1900s (112v)

8.     Lori Ruth East, b 1907

During the early years of the 20th Century when William's family was in Jefferson Co, there was another East family there also, from LA. (MV,4s, 112vwfc,113su)


        William Marion East [E4c5c6f], son of Daniel East and Sarah Carraway, was born in February 1850 in Caldwell Co KY. (M92)


        William Martin East [E3f1], son of Thomas East and Jestin Cloud, was born in April 1845 in MS (VA per 1870 census). He grew up in VA and moved to Sullivan Co TN in the 1870s. He married Mary E / C _____ in 1875. She was born in VA in January 1851 (age 23 in 1880). This was Thomas' second marriage, Mary's first. They had eight children by 1910, all still living, all born in Sullivan Co-

a.     Alvin P East, b 21 Mar 1876. He married Neva _____ by 1918. (M,724su)

b.     Edward Robert East, b Sep 1878, was no married when he registered for the draft in September 1918. (M,724suv)

c.     Audie May East, b Dec 1879, was divorced and living with her parents in 1900. (724su)

d.     George Ellis East, b 28 Dec 1881. He was married to Mary _____ by September 1918 and lived at Kingsport, Sullivan Co then. (M,724u)

e.     Minnie C East, b Jul 1884 (724u)

f.      Walter William East, b 9 Jun 1887 at Arcadia, Sullivan Co TN. He was not married by June 1917. (M,724uv)

g.     Roy N East, b 21 Dec 1889 at Arcadia, Sullivan Co TN. (M,724uv)

h.     Della M East, b Oct 1892 (724uv) (28nq,370r,724suv)


        William Norm East [E4a3a6d1g25], son of David Reuben Alexander East and Janie Clementine McPike, was born 11 January 1909 in Lawrence Co AR. He married Edith L _____, and died at Jonesboro, Craighead Co on 7 November 1976. Edith was born 19 November 1908 and also died at Jonesboro, on 27 January 1982. Both were buried in Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence Co AR. They had a daughter-

a.     dau East, never married. (RR,JA,Z,59pwcG,33N)


        William P East [E19a8c], son of William C Pinckney East and Mary P Sessions, was born in 1845 in Talladega Co AL. (243n,47q)


        William Payne East [E1b4f], son of John East and Elizabeth Payne, was born in 1825 in Giles Co TN and died before May 1830, in Giles Co. (NL,15jy)


        William R East [E3g], son of William East and Sally _____ (she was not Sally Webb), was born 10 September 1820 in NC (age 0-9 in 1820, 29 in 1850, 47 in 1860, 50 in 1870). The 1840 census has no East families; in 1830 there were three, all in Surry Co: Chandler East (page 145), Hughs East (page 139), and John East (page 139). Of these three, only Chandler and John had a son in their home in 1830 who was of age to be William R East.

        William married Elizabeth G Seal about 1844 (her parents lived in Surry Co in 1840 and 1850, but were in Pittsylvania Co VA in 1830. They were next door to William and Elizabeth in 1850. William and Elizabeth lived at Pilot, Surry Co NC in 1850, at Cooks Mill in 1860, and at Stewarts Creek in 1870 and 1880, all in Surry Co. Elizabeth was born in Pittsylvania Co VA on 16 July 1817 (age 32 in 1850), daughter of Joel Seal (1791 VA) and Sarah Earp (1794 VA). The 1880 census was the first one that showed where everyone's parents were born; William R said NC for his parents, and Elizabeth said VA. William, Elizabeth, and all children except son James lived either with William or next door in 1880; son James was in Yadkin Co. William died 9 November 1893 and Elizabeth died 9 December 1885. Both are buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Surry Co, west of Mount Airy. They had two children by 1850, and five by 1860, all born in Surry Co NC-

1.     Samuel E East, b May 1847

2.     John Thomas East, b May 1849

3.     Sarah A East, b Jul 1851

4.     Joel C East, b Sep 1853

5.     James Heritage East, b Sep 1860

Pittsylvania Co VA is three counties east of Surry Co NC; Surry Co is at the northern edge of NC next to VA; Pittyslvania Co is at the southern edge of VA next to NC. (W,240knqrsc)


        William R East, parents unknown, was born in 1822 in VA (age 55 in 1870, 60 in 1880). He married Elizabeth C _____ about 1844. She was born in VA in 1825. They lived at Peters Creek, Stokes Co in 1850 and by then had three children. They moved to Patrick Co VA in the 1850s and remained there into the 1880s. In 1860 this family was in Patrick Co VA with five more children, all born in VA. They had another child b y 1870-

1.     Sarah J East, b 1845 (age 22 in 1870). She had two sons at Dan River, Patrick Co VA and lived next door to her parents in 1870-

        a.     William East, b 1868 (30r)

        b.     Jefferson East, b 1869 (30r) (76n,30qr)

2.     Martha A East, b 1848. She married John Mitchell about 1868, probably in Patrick Co VA. He was born in VA in 1845. They had two children at Dan river, Patrick Co VA-

        a.     Bill Mitchell, b May 1870 (30rs)

        b.     Pensanna Mitchell, b 1873 (30s) (76n,30qrs)

3.     Malinda M East, b Sep 1849. In 1870 she lived with her sister Martha at Dan River, Patrick Co in 1870 and 1880. Malinda had a daughter-

        a.     Mary East, b 1871 at Dan River, Patrick Co VCA. (30s) (76n,30qrs)

4.     Joseph East, b 1852 (30qr)

5.     Elmira East, b 1854. She married her neighbor Thomas Pike in Patrick Co about 1874. He was born in VA in 1853. In 1880 they lived next door to her parents at Dan River. They had two children-

        a.     Joseph H Pike, b 1875 (30s)

        b.     John Q Pike, b 1877 (30s) (30qrs)

6.     William R East, b 1855 (30qrs)

7.     Christina East, b 1857 (30qr)

8.     John East, b 1859 (30qrs)

9.     Samuel East, b 1865 at Dan River, Patrick Co VA. (30rs)

The only other East family at Peters Creek in the 1850 census, family #172, was Polly East, age 56, and her children. William R East above was family #37. (76n,30qrs)


        Willaim Rains "Billy" East [E1b12d8], son of John Edwin East and Mary A East [E1b4b4], was born 25 November 1883. He used the nickname Billy all his life, and that had become his official name. See Billy Rains East [E1b12d8].


        William Rains East [E1b12d8a], son of Billy Rains East and Ora Coffman, was born 11 September 1911 in Poinsett Co AR. He married Margaret Inez Downes, daughter of Willie Downes and Nellie _____. William and Margaret lived at Marked Tree and Tyronza in Poinsett Co. Margaret was born 13 October 1912, and died on 20 December 2000. She was living at Marked Tree when she died, and was buried in Tyronza Cemetery. William served in the US Army in WW2. He died 7 February 1983 in Porter Co IN, and was buried in Tyronza Cemetery. They had five children-

1.     Harry East, b 22 Apr 1933

2.     William Rains East Jr, b 1945

3.     Carolyn East

4.     Eric East

5.     Jean East (BR,Z,31cvw)


        William Rains East Jr [E1b12d8a2], son of William Rains East and Margaret Inez Downes, was born in Poinsett Co AR in 1945, married, and has at least one child. In 2000 he lived at Jonesboro. (BR,33P)


        William Ray East [E19a3f], son of Benjamin East and Margaret Gregg, was born 21 October 1835 in GA, and married Malissa A McCreary on 10 December 1857 at Columbia, SC. They lived at first in Randolph Co AL in 1860 where he was a mechanic. During the Civil War, William was a 1st Sergeant for the Confederate Army. Afterwards he lived in Daviston Disctrict in Tallapoosa Co AL in 1870 where he was a carpenter, then lived with her parents at Brownville, Clay Co in 1880. He was then a a millwright. Malissa was born in SC in March 1841, daughter of John McCreary and Rebecca E Boone, and died in 1906 at Cragford, Clay Co. She was buried in Cragford Cemetery in Clay Co. In 1900 Melissa was living with her brother John McCreary Jr at Lineville, Clay Co. William and Malissa had two children by 1880, but Malissa reported in 1900 that she had four children, and all were still living. She was then a widow living with her brother John James McCreary. William had died 26 January 1898 at Anniston. Their four children were-

1.     Laura Malissa East, b 1 Jan 1859

2.     Mahulda Leona East, b 13 Nov 1860

3.     William Alonzo East, b 4 May 1863

4.     John Benjamin East, b 29 Oct 1865 (BL,M,258k,243n, 47q,258r, 257su,256f)


        William Richard East [E4a3w6], son of William A East and Elizabeth C _____, was born 1 April 1855 in Patrick Co VA. He married Nancy F Ward about 1888 and they lived at Snow Creek, Stokes Co NC. She was born 23 December 1863, daughter of Ebenezer Ward and Mildred Martin, and was their youngest child. William died 18 July 1916 in Stokes Co and Nannie died 30 April 1924 in Stokes Co. Both are buried in the Ward family cemetery. The stones are weathered, and don't exactly agree with other family records. On William's gravestone it says he was born 4 April 1857 and died 18 February 1916. Nancy's stone says she was "Nancy Ward, w/o WR East" and was born13 December 1863 and died 30 April 1924. They had nine children by 1910, with eight still living, and all born in Stokes Co-

a.     Oscar C East, b 21 Jul 1889 at Sandy Ridge. He was married and had a child by June 1917, and was then a life insurance salesman for the Virginia Life Insurance Company. His wife was Minnie L _____ and they lived at Leaksville, Rockingham Co NC. In 1930 they lived at Salisbury, Rowan Co, but Oscar was then a salesman for a granite company. Minnie was born in NC in 1895. Their daughter was-

        1.     Bertha East, b Jul 1915, was not in her parents' home in 1930, so may have died in the 1920s. (388w) (M,76uv,388w,1082f)

b.     Rosa Lee East, b Jun 1891, was still single in 1920. (76uvw)

c.     Minnie Florence East, b Jul 1893 (M63,76uv)

d.     William Weiser East, b 29 Oct 1895 (age 4 in 1900, 14 in 1910). He was married and living at Leaksville, Rockingham in June 1917, but in 1930 he was single and living with his brother Jesse at Sumner, Guilford Co.. (M,76uv,1084f)

e.     Jesse Columbus East, b 27 Apr 1898 at Snow Creek, Stokes Co. He died in Guilford Co on 9 May 1981. Jesse C married Grace _____ in 1922. She was born in NC in 1906. They had a son-

        1.     Daniel East, b Dec 1925 (1084f) (78uv,1084d)

There was a Jesse Reid East who lived in the area at the same time. He was born 19 August 1895 in Stokes Co, son of John East, married Lilla M ____, and died in Stokes Co in 1946. (76u)

f.      James Edgar East, b 1 Apr 1900, lived in Guilford Co in September 1918 and was not yet married. He died at Greensboro, Guilford Co in September 1985. (M,Z,76v)

g.     George W East, b 1902 (76vw)

h.     Grover East, b & d 10 Aug 1904 and was buried in Ward Cemetery in Stokes Co in the Prestonville community. His gravestone says "s/o WR East." His parents are buried a few feet away. (76vc)

i.      Walter R East, b 3 Nov 1908, died at Greensboro, Guilford Co in July 1982. (Z,76vw)

Nancy Ward's older brother Samuel R Ward lived with her at Snow Creek after William died. (M63,30qrs,76vwfdc)


        William Riley East [??] was born in November 1858 in Kansas Territory, and in 1900 William and Alice were in Prentiss Co MS. In 1910 he was living in the 3rd civil district of Alcorn Co MS with Alice and sons. He and Alice married about 1893. She was Alice Saphira Carlock, born 29 April 1862 in MS, of NC and AL parents. His parents were born in KN and AL (per 1910 census; Indian Territory and Scotland, according to the 1900 Prentiss Co census). Actually, William R and his father could not have been born in the state of KS since KS was just a territory in 1858, mostly inhabited by Plains Indians; Kansas Territory didn't become a state until 1861. William and Alice were in Calhoun Co MS in 1920. Alice died there in October 1920. William and Alice probably had three children-

1.     child East, born & died 1894 to 1897. (88u,36v)

2.     Henry Franklin East, b 30 May 1898 in Prentiss Co MS. He worked in a mill in Calhoun Co MS in September 1918 and named his father as his nearest relative. Frank married Bessie Lou Brand about 1919 and they lived with her parents at Sabougla, Calhoun Co in 1920. Bessie was born 27 September 1902 in Chickasaw Co MS, daughter of George Edgar Brand and Docia Beulkah Lanham, and died 4 November 1981 at Slidell, St Tammany Par LA. She was buried in Cross Road Cemetery at Slate Spring, Calhoun Co MS. Frank died 1 November 1975 at Marrero, Jefferson Par LA. He was buried in Friars Point Cemetery at Friars Point, Coahoma Co MS. She and Frank had children. Some were-

        a.     Mary Jane East, b 1921 (W,1421f)

        b.     Lelia Juanita East, b 10 Dec 1922 at Slate Spring, Calhoun Co MS. She married Howard Texeria and died at Clarksdale, Coahoma Co MS on 14 January 1989. She was buried in Friars Point Cemetery at Friars Point, Coahoma Co. (W,1421f)

        c.     Joe Ree East, b 9 May 1925 at Calhoun City, MS (W,1421f)

        d.     Moree Polly East, b 9 May 1925 at Calhoun City, MS. She was shown as Maud East in the 1930 census. Moree married James Henry Moore, and died at Buncombe, Sullivan Co TN on 13 April 2011. She was buried in Northridge Woodhaven Chapel and Cemetery at Millington, Shelby Co TN. James Henry Moore was born 25 August 1922 at Memphis, TN, son of Mabel Elizabeth West (1900-1928) and a Mr Moore, and died at Memphis on 28 December 1987. He and Moree were buried together. They had two daughters-

                1.     Cindy Moore (W)

                2.     Debbie Moore (W) (W,1421f)

        e.     Mildred East, b May 1927, married a Mr Voros.

        f.     Paul Franklin East, b 11 Sep 1931 at Friars Point, Coahoma Co MS, died 27 May 2008 at Crestview,Okaloosa Co FL. He married four times: the first wife was Gayle A Saucier, married in January 1951; number two was Delores Dorion; number three was Frances Falcone, married in September 1954; and number four was Jerlene Rita "Jerrie" Robinson, married on 27 July 1988. Paul was interred in Westlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum at Gretna, Jefferson Par LA. (W)

        g.     Clara Alice East, married a Mr House. (W)

        h.     Docia Ruth East, married a Mr Murphy (W)

        i.      Dovie Lorice East, married a Mr Vines. (W)

        j.      Maggie Eloise East, married a Mr Greco. (W)

        k.     Rubin "Gail East, married a Mr Zar. (W) (M,88u,36v,1310w,1421f)

3.     George Washington East, b 28 Sep 1899. When he registered for the WW1 draft in September 1918, he named his father William Riley East as his nearest relative. (M,88u,36v,1310w)

This was Alice's second marriage. Her first husband was William Ebenezer Killough, who died in 1892; with him she had nine or ten children. Alice had twelve children, with only eight still living in 1900. Her sons living with William East in 1900 were: James, Louis, Jefferson, and William E Killough. These boys were born in MS between December 1880 and June 1892. (W,88u,36v,1310w)


        William Riley "Sloke" East [E4c3b4f2c], son of William Anderson East and Mary Margaret Morris, was born in March 1864 in Greene Co IN. In 1876 his family moved to IA. William married Anna A Kent in 1899. She was born in December 1867 in IA, daughter of George F Kent and Margaret Groves. They spent most of their lives on the East farm and had four children, all in Hamilton Co IA-

1.     Marvin Roe East, b 9 Apr 1900 in Hamilton Co IA. He died at Webster City, Hamilton Co in April 1985. Marvin married Ruth May Schweppe at Boone, IA on 21 February 1923. She was born in 1904 at Kaneray, IA, daughter of William C Schweppe (1875 WI) and Agusta D Sonerholm (1884 IA), and died in June 1926, a week after her son William was born. They had two children-

        a.     Orpha M East, b 1924, lived with her paternal grandparents in 1930 after her mother died in 1926. (1122f)

        b.     William R East, b 18 Jun 1926 at Webster City, Hamilton Co IA. His mother died a week after he was born, so William was raised by his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather in Hamilton Twp. William married Frances Lundquist at the South Marion Methodist Church about 1946. The couple farmed and raised their family west of Stanhope and moved to Stanhope in 1977. For years, he worked locally for Iowa Seed. He also ran his own tree cutting and nursery service in the area. William died 21 January 2009 at Hamilton. He and Frances had children-

                1.     Daryl East, b abt 1947, lived at Pilot Mound in 2009. He married Robin Milburn. (N)

                2.     Dan East, b abt 1949, married Linda Buck and was dead by 2009. His widow Linda lived at Cedar Rapids in 2009. She was a daughter of Kenneth Paul Buck and Edith Frances Dickerson. (N)

                3.     Donna East, b abt 1953, married Hugh Weigel and lived at Story City in 2009. (N)

                4.     Diana East, married Rod Patterson and lived at Stanhope in 2009. (N)

William had seven grandchildren when he died in 2009. (N) (BB,N,1122uvwf)

William C Schweppe, father of Ruth May Schweppe, died in the 1900s and his widow Agusta D Sonerholm then married Oscar Olsen in the 1910s; they were the grandparents who raised William R East, son of Ruth May. Ruth May Schweppe had a younger brother Kenneth W Schweppe, born in IA in 1908. (BB,Z,N, 1122uvw, IAuv, 1368m)

2.     Wilma Rena East, b 24 Jul 1902 at Stanhope. She married Walter W Christenson at Boone, IA on 23 August 1923. He was born 2 February 1900 at Kamrar, Hamilton Co, son of John W Christenson (from Denmark) and Ida Olison (from Sweden), and died in May 1970 at Stanhope. Wilma died there on 14 December 1997. They had four children-

        a.     Walter Junior Christenson, b 27 Apr 1928 at Webster City, Hamilton Co IA, died at New York City on 9 March 2011. Walter received a double major from Iowa State University in engineering and journalism. He was employed with General Electric as a journalist and studied at Columbia University in New York City. He lived at Manhattan for many years. Walter was buried in Graceland Cemetery at Webster City, IA. (N)

        b.     JoAnn G Christenson, b 29 Nov 1932, married a Mr Caspar and lived at Clayton, Contra Costa Co CA in 2011. They had two sons-

                1.     Jeffery J Caspar, b 29 Nov 1964, lived at Sacramento, CA in 2011. He married Susan _____ and was a medical doctor. (N)

                2.     Nicholas J Caspar, b 26 Nov 1965 at San Francisco, CA, lived at Dayton, Butte Co CA in 2011. (N,CAb)

        c.     Ross Deane Christenson, b 14 Oct 1934 in Hamilton Co, died 7 June 1953 at Stanhope. (N,W)

        d.     Kay Christenson, married a Mr Lane and lived at Clayton, Contra Costa Co CA. She had two children-

                1.     Lisa Lane, lived at Los Angeles, CA in 2011. (N)

                2.     Misty Lane, married Mark Wagler and lived in CA in 1911. (N) (BB,Z,1122vw, 1368m, IAuw)

3.     Edna D East, b 1905 (BB,1122vwf,IAu)

4.     Helen I East, b Sep 1909 (BB,1122vwf)

Granddaughter Orpha M East, daughter of Marvin East, lived with William R and Anna in 1930 at Hamilton. Living next door then was William's sister Minnie Dell. (BB,376r, ILs, 1122suwf)


        William Roscoe East [E4c6c5j11b], son of Frank Joseph East and Emily Ruth Henderson, was born 3 January 1880 at Renssalaer, Jasper Co IN. He died 3 February 1931 at Denver, CO and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheatridge, Jefferson Co CO. William had married May Brash at Champaign, IL in 1904 and they had two children, then divorced by 1910. May was born in May 1882 at Urbana, Champaign Co IL, eldest child of George W Brash and Florence A Ireland. William was a streetcar motorman in 1910, worked in the grocery business in September 1918 at Denver, and was a truck driver in 1920 and afterwards at Denver. William and May's two sons were-

1.     Frank Ivan East, b 24 Jun 1904 at Champaign, IL. He married Helen Keller about 1928. She was born at East Chicago, Lake Co IN on 12 September 1910, and died died 4 May 1966 at Hammond, Lake Co. Frank died in June 1984. They had two daughters-

        a.     dau East, married a Mr Hands. (W)

        b.     Beverly East, married a Mr Folds and had seven children. (W) (W,624w)

2.     George Roscoe East, b 1 Aug 1907 at Champaign, IL. He married Louise Elizabeth Donley (Mrs Louise Elain) in February 1929. She already had a daughter from her first marriage. George was a cigar store clerk in 1930. Louise was born at Urbana, Champaign Co IL on 18 January 1906, daughter of Peter John Donley and Kate Frances Ely, and died 31 August 1973 at Champaign. George died 1 December 1973 at Harshaw, Oneida Co WI. They had two sons-

        a.     Jack Ashley East, b 5 Mar 1930 at Champaign, IL, died 24 October 2004. He served in the US Navy and fought in the Korean war between 7 December 1951 and 17 November 1955. Jack was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at Elwood, IL. (Z,M,624f)

        b.     son East, b 1930s, married a Ms Lynch and had seven children. (W)

Louise's daughter was Shirley A Elain, born 1927 in IL. (W,624wf)

After William and May divorced, she then married Dell Frazie and lived at Champaign. May had a son Milo B Brash from a romance before she met William R East. Milo was born in 1902 and used the Brash name. He married Mary _____ in 1921 and they lived at Champaign, IL and had a daughter Florence Brash, born at Champaign in 1923. Milo was a professional soldier. (M,W, ILm,126s, 624w,152wf)


        William Rufus East [E19a8h2], son of Randolph Ferrell East and Rebecca Lydia Frances Hardy, was born 17 May 1882 in AL. He married Mollie _____ about 1901 and they lived in Tallapoosa Co next door to his brother Homer Talmadge East [E19a8h5]. In September 1918 they lived at Alexander City. Mollie was born in AL in 1885. They had at least one daughter-

a.     Loraine East, b 1911 (258w) (CS,Missouri,258uvw)


        William Terry East [E4a2a7a5], son of Thomas East and Elizabeth West, was born in 1837 (age 29 in 1870) in Campbell Co VA. He lived in Tazewell Co VA in 1860 and in 1870, and at Danville, Pittsylvania Co in 1909. William married Mary L _____ about 1868 and lived at Clear Fork in Tazewell Co in 1870 where he was a carpenter (as was his brother Richard). Mary was born in VA in 1845. William died on 24 December 1913 at Danville. They had a son-

a.     Thomas L East, b 1869 at Clear Fork, Tazewell Co VA. (720r) (EL,N,W, 25k,27n, 720qr)


        William Theodore R East [E3g5g], son of James Heritage East and Alice E Forkner, was born 14 February 1901 in Surry Co NC, and died of pneumonia on 11 November 1918 in Surry Co. T A East (his brother) was the informant for his death certificate. The death certificate had his name as William Theodore, and the 1910 census said Theodore R. He was buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery at Mount Airy. (240vdc)


        William Thomas East [E4c5a1k1b], son of Thomas Walker East and Kizziah East [E4c5a1g8], was born 23 May 1866 at Brookhaven, Lincoln Co MS. He married Jessie May King at Brookhaven in April 1890. Jessie was born in November 1876 in AL, and died in 1906 in Lincoln Co. William died 4 February 1928 in Scott Co MS. In 1900 William wasn't in his home, and Jessie was the head of the house. They had six children-

1.     dau East (W)

2.     Mamie Kissiah East, b Jun 1891 in Lincoln Co MS. She was a stenographer and a boarder in the Lula E Ellis home at Columbus, Lowndes Co in 1910. Mamie married R James William. He was born in 1874 in NC. They had a daughter-

        1.     Betty Jean Williams, b 1923 (W) (W,39uv)

3.     Bessie Lea East, b Sep 1892 in Lincoln Co MS. She married Julius Lieb Lotterhos. He was born in January 1892 in MS and died in 1968. Bessie died in 1948. They had five children. (W,39u)

4.     Floyd Clell East, b Oct 1894 in Lincoln Co MS. He married Myrtice Howell. She was born in 1895 and died in 1988. Floyd died at Brookhaven in 1974. They had six children-

        a.     William Howell East (M41)

        b.     Mary Bethany East (M41)

        c.     June Carolyn East (M41)

        d.     Floyd Clell East Jr, b 1916 (M41)

        e.     James Thomas East, b 1920 (M41)

        f.     Eleanor Ann East, b 1926 (M41) (W,M41,39u)

5.     Malcolm Astor East, b 5 Nov 1895 at Brookhaven, Lincoln Co MS. He died at San Antonio, TX on 10 June 1962. Malcolm married Zora Loyce Gibson at Kingsville, Kleberg Co TX. She was born 15 September 1907 at Fort Worth, TX. They had three children. Malcolm married second with Eglantine Reine Commeville and they had two daughters. Eglantine was born in 1898 and died in 1986. His five children were-

        a.     Margie Ann East, married Daniel Francis Cunningham, married Brent Norman Currier, and married Garner Lee Phelps Jr. With Brent she had two children. (M41)

        b.     Norma Leone East, married Clyde Calvin Reynolds and had two children. (M41)

        c.     Lorraine Claire East, b 1929, died in 1935. (M41).

        d.     dau East, married Richard Levy and had six children. (M41)

        e.     dau East, married Raymond Earl Haney and had three children. (M41) (W)

6.     Jessie Irene East, b 1897, died in 1995. (W) (W,39rs)


        William Thomas East [E4c3b4f7a], son of Joseph Alexander East and Mary Pethtel, was born 17 November 1868 in Monroe Co IN. He was living at Robinson, Crawford Co IL in 1900 with his wife Emma C Williams. The 1910 census taker missed William's family, but he was in Lawrence Co IN in 1920 with his wife Lottie Terrell. Emma C was born in IN on 28 September 1870, married William in 1888, and died 10 April 1909. Lottie was born 1 May 1875, daughter of John Terrell (1847 IN) and Emma _____ (1847 IN) in Lawrence Co. They married on 29 July 1909. Lottie had been married before to Otis Hawkins on 8 March 1891, and by that marriage she had two daughters. Otis Hawkins died on 14 November 1907 and was buried in Gilgal Cemetery at Heltonville, Lawrence Co. William died in Lawrence Co on 30 December 1929. He was buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Avoca, Lawrence Co, as was his first wife Emma. Lottie then married Eli Fowler on 3 December 1932. He was born 10 September 1868, and died 22 August 1942. Eli was buried in Gilgal Cemetery. William and Emma had seven children before she died about 1908, and with Lottie he had two children-

1.     James Claud East, b 4 Oct 1889

2.     William Clone East, b 11 Nov 1891

3.     child East, b & d abt 1893 (803u)

4.     Dossie F East, b Sep 1896

5.     Ira Palmer East, b 19 Oct 1898

6.     Nettie Opal East, b 2 Oct 1901

7.     Byral East, b 1907

8.     Perry East, b 6 Jun 1910

9.     Sally Jane East, b Sep 1916 ( (376r,803s,126wfc)


        William A East [E13a1k7], son of Anderson R East and Mary A Goings, was born in September 1840 in Delaware Co IN. He married Sarah Lucinda Cannaday in Delaware Co on 25 March 1866 and lived next door to his parents in 1870. She was born in February 1847 in IN. William died by 1910; in 1910 and 1920 Sarah was a widow, living next to or with her two youngest children at Selma, Delaware Co. She died in the 1920s. She and William W had four children by 1880, and five by 1900, all born in Delaware Co IN-

a.     Clarence Doran East, b Jan 1867

b.     Carlos E East, b Sep 1869

c.     Franklin W East, b Nov 1870

d.     William Anderson East, b 4 Jun 1874

e.     Ethel L East, b Apr 1884 (781nqmrsuvw)


        William Anderson East [E13a1k7d], son of William A East and Sarah Lucinda Cannaday, was born 4 June 1874. He was a butcher living at Muncie in 1900, and in 1920 lived with his widowed mother at Selma, Delaware Co. He died in 1958 and was buried in White Cemetery at Selma, Delaware Co. (M,781suwc)


        William W East [E4a3a6d2d], son of Jesse S East and Anna B Osborn, was born in October 1858 (age 9 in 1870) in Cass Co MI. He grew up in Berrien Co MI and married Julia B Toll in 1884. She was born at Niles, Berrien Co in August 1857, daughter of Theodore S Toll from NY. William was a grain dealer. In 1900 they lived at Buchanan next door to William's brother James. William and Julia had two children-

1.     Walter J East, b 26 Jun 1885

2.     Mary East, b 6 Aug 1886

In 1880, Julia lived with two older sisters at Niles. They were dress makers and Julia was a school teacher. Julia had four siblings; two were boys, and one boy died at age 1 in September 1859. Therefore, any Toll names in Berrien Co born in the 1870s or more recently are likely descendants of Julia's brother David H Toll, born at Niles in 1853. (72r, 946qrsuv)


        William W East [E4a3a3a6e], son of John East and Elizabeth Lydia Tilley, was born 19 August 1860 in Stokes Co NC, and died 1 September 1904 in Stokes Co. He was not shown with his family in 1870. William married Loretta Nelson in Stokes Co on 4 April 1880. She was born 12 August 1861 in Stokes Co and died 2 July 1924 in Stokes Co. In 1920 Loretta lived with Jesse and Mary E Lawson in Stokes Co. She was their aunt. (W,76w)


        William Warren East [E14d6c12], son of Martin Alonzo East and Eliza Harriett Jones, was born 30 June 1883 in Sebastian Co AR. He married Kate Chaney on 23 December 1903 at Kate's home in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co. She was born 11 April 1886 in AR, daughter of Thomas Charles Chaney and Sefrone Lee. William and Kate lived at Auburn, near Bates and at Bates, and in 1918 and afterwards lived at Charleston, Franklin Co. They had five children, all born at home-

a.     William Fairs East, b 2 Oct 1904, died 2 February 1991. (EH, 55w)

b.     child East, b 15 Sep 1906, died the same day. (EH)

c.     Carmen Sylvia East, b 24 Dec 1907, died 17 July 1962. She married _____ Jones after April 1930. (EH,55w,335f)

d.     Clara Cason East, b 11 Mar 1911, died 4 January 1920. (The 1920 census take had written "Dead" after her name.) (EH,55w)

e.     Hilma Kathren East, b 4 Jul 1914, died 13 December 1987. She married Harold Howard Henderson on 16 June 1945, at Paris, Logan Co AR, at the home of her sister Carmen. Harold was born 15 March 1905, and died in November 1979 in Independence Co. Hilma and Harold had children, one being-

        1.     William Edwin Henderson, b 14 Jul 1946 at Ft Smith, AR. He married Connie Ann Williams of Paris, AR on 23 December 1967 at Paris, Logan Co AR. She was born 10 May 1946 at Paris, daughter of Garland Lee Williams and Leona Mae White. Ed and Connie have 2 daughters-

                a.     Christina Ann Henderson, b 9 Jun 1970 at Fort Smith, Sebastian Co AR. She married Brian G Longley, on 24 September 1994 at Fort Smith. They live in Phoenix, AZ and have one son-

                        1.     Parker Lee Longley b 15 Sep 2001 (EH) (EH)

                b.     Cassandra Ann Henderson, b 24 Mar 1973 at Panama Canal Zone, Panama. Cassandra married Robert John Rowan on 10 April 1999 at Fort Smith, AR. They live in Lynnwood, WA, and have one son-

                        1.     Galen Kincade Rowan (EH) (EH) (EH,Z,55w,335f)

The census taker in 1920 had started to write in, after the children's names, "East, E .." and had then crossed it out and said "Non Resident." This may have been William's mother, who was listed in William's brother Bonnie's home that year. (M92,DM,EH, M,55suwm)


        William Washington East of Laurens Co SC, and son of William East and Bethiah Saxon, was born 22 November 183_. He married Sallie E Whitmire, daughter of Nathan Whitmire and Edna _____, on 10 March 1862; she was born in 1836 and died on 15 November 1885. William was mortally wounded at the battle of Seven Pines and died on 29 June 1862. (M92)


        William Washington East [E1d1a3], son of Isaac East and Julia Jennette Avent, was born 29 November 1860 at Dallas, Lafayette Co MS. He married first Emma Frances "Fannie" Watts on 24 October 1882 in Lafayette Co. She was born 2 February 1867, and died 26 June 1890 at Toccopola, MS; she was buried in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Lafayette Co MS. William married second Mary Mackie Phillips on 1 January 1895 in Pontotoc Co. She was born 11 March 1872 in Pontotoc Co MS, daughter of Levi Phillips and Sue _____, and died in August 1955. William was a farmer and a cotton dealer. In 1900 and in 1910 William and Mackie were living in Pontotoc Co, and in 1920 they were living at Oxford, Lafayette Co. He died 30 January 1835 at Oxford. He had twelve children, four with Emma and born in Lafayette Co, and eight with Mackie, born in Pontotoc Co-

a.     son East, stillborn 5 October 1881 at Toccopola; he was buried in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Lafayette Co. (NF)

b.     dau East, born 12 December 1888 at Toccapola, died 13 December 1888 at Toccapola; she was buried in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery. (NF)

c.     son East, stillborn 10 December 1889 at Toccapola, was buried in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Lafayette Co. (NF)

d.     dau East, born 23 June 1890 at Toccapola, and died 28 June 1890 at Toccapola; she was buried in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Lafayette Co. (NF)

e.     Katie Bell East, b 8 Apr 1896 in Pontotoc Co MS. (NF,495uv,488w)

f.      Nona Lee East, b 29 Aug 1897 in Pontotoc Co MS. (NF,495uv)

g.     Numelen East (dau), born 20 April 1900 in Pontotoc Co MS, died there 1 June 1900. (NF,495u)

h.     Wadelow East, b 1 Sep 1901 in Pontotoc Co MS. (NF,495v,488w)

i.      Van Phillips East, b 15 Dec 1903 in Pontotoc Co MS. He married Lacey _____ in 1930 and they at first lived with his parents. Van was a salesman. Lacey was born in MS in 1910. Van died at Oxford, Lafayette Co on 15 October 1996. (NF,Z,495v,488wf)

j.      Isaac Cooper East, b 13 Dec 1905 in Pontotoc Co MS. He always used his middle name, not Isaac. Cooper died 21 October 1991. (NF,Z,495v,488wf)

k.     Melna Vera East b 4 Jun 1908 in Pontotoc Co MS. (NF,495v,488wf)

m.    son East, born 1 February 1912 at Toccopola, Pontotoc Co MS, and died 24 March 1912 at Toccopola. (NF)

In 1930, Mackie's father lived with them. (EE,EP,NF,488rsmwf, 495smuv)


        Willie East [E18a4], son of Thomas Elias East and Nancy J Childers of Randolph Co AL, was born after 1879. He married Elizabeth McKinney. (M92)


        Willie East [E19a2a8c], daughter of Richard Zealous East and Annie O _____, was born in October 1896 in GA. (256u,273v)


        Willie East [E1b4h2f], son of Charles Hardin East and Janie Sloan, was born 1 August 1903 in Hardin Co TN and died the same day. He is buried next to his father in Lebanon Cemetery, midway between Saltillo and Morris Chapel. (CE,9c)


        Willie C East (dau) [E19a8e7], daughter of Stephen Bernard East and Mary Tullula Whitlow, was born 28 July 1897 in Tallapoosa Co AL, died 27 December 1897 in Tallapoosa Co. She is buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Tallapoosa Co. (CS,258v)


        Willie Lee East [E19a2a5d], son of Thomas Elias East and Nancy Jane Childress, was born 4 March 1887 in TX, probably in Limestone Co. He married Lena _____ about 1907 and in 1910 they lived close to his parents in Limestone Co. Lena was born in TX in 1893. They had three children as of June 1917 when he registered for the draft. Lee died in Limestone Co on 13 September 1964, and on that date was single. All his children were born in Limestone Co-

1.     Leroy East, b 1909

2.     Troy W East, b 1913

3.     Fay N East, b 1916 (M92,TXd,M,Z,W,255uvf)


        Willie M East [E4c6c5k8d], daughter of Stephen Douglas East and Isabelle Cox, was born in October 1889 in Ohio Twp, Crawford Co IN and married by 1910. (625uv) (W,625qrsuvc)


        Willie Stone East [E4c6c5d4e7], son of Andrew Timothy East and Sarah E Mercer, was born 7 October 1894 at Betsey, Wayne Co KY, and died 27 July 1972 in Wayne Co, at age 77. Willie served in the US Army from KY during WW1. He married Elva M Thompson about 1925 and they lived in Wayne Co. Elva was born in KY on 7 July 1904, daughter of John Thompson and Martha Ellen New, and died 16 December 1986. Willie died 27 July 1972. They are buried together in Meadow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery in Wayne Co. They had at least four children, all born in Wayne Co KY-

a.     Robert L East, b 1925 (125f)

b.     Lennie E East, b 6 Feb 1927, died 6 February 1929 on her second birthday. She was buried in Meadow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery in Wayne Co. Her gravestone says "daughter of W.S. & Elva." (125c)

c.     Ellis East, b Mar 1929 (125f)

d.     Andrew T East, b 9 May 1938, died 13 January 1963. He was buried in Meadow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery in Wayne Co next to his parents. (125c) (M,125uvwfdc)


        Willis East [E14a1b6], son of North East and Rachael C _____, was born in 1848 in Hempstead Co AR. (M92,74nq)


        Wilma Elizabeth East [E1b12d8c], daughter of Billy Rains East and Ora Coffman, was born 9 January 1916 at Tyronza, AR. She married Loren Cadle, and was living at Clinton, IN in 1980. She died at Clinton on 6 July 2000. They had a son-

1.     Tom Cadle (BR,Z,31wf)


        Willmirth East [E1b13e], daughter of Edward Wallace East and Willmirth Metilda Greer, was born 16 July 1850 at Washington, TX, and died 19 June 1855. (NL)


        Willmirth Maria East [E1b12j], daughter of Barzley Graves East and Elizabeth Frances Tanner, was born 12 July 1864 at Selber, McNairy Co TN. She married James William Kendrick on 5 November 1900 in McNairy Co and they lived between Michie and Stantonville. In 1910 they lived two doors from her brother Reuben. James W was born in McNairy Co on 7 November 1877, son of Thomas Benton Kendrick and Francis Isabel Anderson, and died on 11 March 1932 at Stantonville; Willie was alive in October 1932. She had no children. (B,EP,M,W,13rsvf)


        Wilmirth Neal East [E1b13i5], daughter of Joseph Fielding East and Emma Jane Anderson Webster, was born 28 November 1893 at Pima, Graham Co Arizona Territory, and married Thomas E Calhoun on 26 July 1911 at Humboldt, Yavapai Co. They lived in CA and she died 24 August 1945 at Los Angeles. (CAd,L,311uv,1111m)


        Winnie East [E1b4b1d6f], daughter of Lonnie Montague East and Effie Alice McElwee, was born 18 May 1944 at Madera, CA. She married Gary Eugene Yates at Reno, NV on 19 June 1964, but they divorced on 15 March 1979. Winnie lives at Sacramento and works for the CA Department of Transportation. She and Gary had a son-

1.     Michael Charles Yates, b 6 Jan 1965 (FE,BE,LE)


        Winnie Albert East [E4c1a2g2b5], daughter of Albert Wynne East and Eliza Camp Rutledge, was born 22 March 1884 at Hallettsville, Lavaca Co TX. She first married Mark Davis, then Ira Samuel Hughes, then William Oliver Nelson. She was a widow when she died at home at Austin on 6 February 1967. Winnie was buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Austin. (W,1137u,108dc)


        Winnie Pearl East [E4c3b3e11b], daughter of George H East and Anna D Means, was born 4 April 1881 in Monona Co IA. She married Robert Chenault Day on 3 November 1897 at Beaumont, TX and lived with her parents in 1900 in Jefferson Co TX, without a husband. Robert was born in IL on 16 December 1874. After they divorced, he married and remarried to Jessie _____ about 1900 and moved to Eskridge, Eskridge Wabaunsee Co KS. Robert died in KS. He and Winnie had a son. Winnie later married Roscoe Conklin Leach at Beaumont on 23 July 1910. Roscoe was born 22 October 1883 at Cromwell, Ohio Co KY, son of James Henry Leach and Anntha A Flener, and died 20 June 1954 at Galveston. In 1918 they lived at China, Jefferson Co. Winnie died at Beaumont on 16 June 1939 had three children-

1.     Wayne Henderson Day, b 29 Sep 1898 at Beaumont, TX and grew up there. When Wayne was a teen, he moved to Eskridge, KS and lived with his father. He married Velma _____. She was born 16 September 1901, and died on 18 November 1993 at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co CO. Wayne died at Raton, Colfax Co NM on 19 January 1973. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Colorado Springs with Velma. (M,KL,Z,112u, KSv,1387w,954c)

2.     James Henry Leach, b 15 Apr 1912 in Jefferson Co TX, and died on 4 July 2008 at Edmond, OK. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery at Paris, Lamar Co TX. Henry married Ollie Jane Wilson of Fort Towson, OK on 25 September 1942 at Beaumont, TX. They were where they were both school teachers at Fort Towson, OK. In 1995 James lived at Nacogdoches. He earned a Masters Degree in History in 1939 from the University of Texas at Austin. James served in the US Army Counter Intelligence Corp in WW2 in Belgium and Germany, for which he earned the Bronze Star. He achieved the rank of Major in the US Army Reserves before his retirement in 1972. James was also employed for thirty six years with the US Immigration Service, first in Port Arthur, then in Laredo. He retired from the US Immigration Service in 1979 and lived his retirement at Nacogdoches for fifteen years before moving to Edmond, Oklahoma in 1996. His wife Jane outlived him. They had four children, three in Webb Co TX-

        a.     Malcolm Sidney Leach, b abt 1944 (in OK?). He married Louann Hurst Waters and had two sons at Center, Shelby Co TX. She was born 2 November 1955 in Shelby Co, daughter of Jerald Arthur Waters and Lillie Marie Hurst. (N,424bP)

        b.     James Henry Leach Jr, b 17 Aug 1947. He married Dianna Kay Goode in Grayson Co on 19 June 1971 and had two sons in TX. Dianna was born about 1950. (N,1359b,384m, 474b,196b)

        c.     Katherine Jane Leach, b 9 Sep 1949 (N,1359b) (KL,N)

        d.     William Wilson Leach, b 9 Sep 1949. He married Loretta G Miller on 6 January 1973 in Taylor Co TX. She was born about 1953. (N,1359b,1360m)

3.     Birda Annie Leach, b 14 Aug 1913 at China, Jefferson Co TX, died at Beaumont on 24 December 1995. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Annie first married Walter William Parks; he died on 9 October 1957. She then married W L Atkinson. She had at lkeast two children-

        a.     Hendrix Parks, lived at Lumberton in 1995. (N)

        b.     Winnie Parks, married a Mr Abshier and lived at Raymond in 1995. (N)

Annie lived in Liberty 26 years. Atkinson was a teacher with the Hamshire-Fannett ISD and a supervisor with Central Daycare. Her first husband, Walter William Parks, preceded her in death on Octobet 9, 1957.
Survivors include her husband, W.L. "Curly" Atkinson of Liberty; one son, Hendrix Parks of Lumberton; one step-son, Lamar Atkinson of LaPorte; one daughter, Winnie Abshier of Raywood; step-children, Mary Preston and Bill Gordon, both of Winona; one brother, Jim Leach of Nacogdoches; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were made to the Parkinson's Foundation.
(IAs,N,M,KL,112u,1387v)


        Winny East [E4c3a3b3], daughter of Joseph Isham East and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, was born in 1808 in Smith Co TN (age 42 in 1850, age 48 in 1860, age 59 in 1870). She was Winny in 1850, Winney in 1860, and Winny in 1870. She married James Driver about 1826, probably in Smith Co. In 1850 they lived among Winny's many brothers in Macon Co TN, in civil district 9, and was next door to her mother and two youngest sisters. James was born in NC in 1802 (age 56 in 1860). In the mid 1850s they moved to Madison Co MO and were there in 1860 in Twelvemile Twp. Other than James, this whole family was born in Smith and Macon Counties TN. James apparently died in the 1860s because Winny was the head of her home in Myatt Twp in 1870, living next door to her son James. The census taker had written James Driver as the head of the house, then corrected himself and wrote Winny over James' name; perhaps James had just recently died, and was still on everyone's memory as still being the head of the home. Their ten children were-

a.     Ezekiel Driver, b 1828

b.     Thomas Driver, b 1829

c.     David Driver, b 1832

d.     Sarah J Driver, b 1835

e.     Winney Driver, b 1837

f.      James B Driver, b 1839

g.     Joseph B Driver, b 1845

h.     Lucy Elizabeth Driver, b 1848

i.      Madison Driver, b 1851

j.      Haley C Driver, b 1853, was named after his mother's brother. (MV, 4n,139qr)


        Winnie East [E4c3a3b2d3d], daughter of George Washington East and Ellen Dowell, was born 17 May 1888 at Carthridge, Jasper Co MO. She married George Ferdinand Nunn on 20 January 1904 in Pottawatomie Co OK. In 1910 lived next to her parents at Oklahoma City OK. George was born in Franklin Co VA on 19 August 1872, son of John William Nunn and Mary Frances Pettigo, and died 22 April 1947 in Merced Co CA. Winnie died 18 November 1975 at Modesto, San Joaquin Co, CA. They had about ten children, most of whom died as infants; three daughters who lived for a while were-

1.     Lena May Nunn, b 23 Aug 1905 at Oklahoma City, OK. She married a Mr Henley and died in Stanislaus Co CA on 26 October 1985. (W,CAd,832v,734w)

2.     Georgia Ellen Nunn, b 29 Jun 1916 in Miami, Ottawa Co OK, died at Bakersfield, Kern Co CA on 19 October 1987. She had married Noah Franklin Stephens on 11 July 1936 at Bakersfield. Noah was born 7 August 1891 at Galena, KS and died 9 March 1968 at Bakersfield. They had four children, all in Kern Co CA-

        a.     Mary Josephine Stephens, b 13 Aug 1937, married Robert Andrew Garza. He was born 25 October 1935 at San Antonio, TX. They had two children-

                1.     Annette Garza (W)

                2.     Robert Garza (W) (W,657b)

        b.     Winnie Lou Stephens, b 24 Oct 1940, married a Mr Stewart and had three children-

                1.     son Stewart, married a Ms Rutz and had three children. (W)

                2.     Ellen Stewart, married a Mr Novembri. (W)

                3.     son Stewart, married a Ms Heur and had two daughters. (W) (W,657b)

        c.     Margaret Lee Stephens, b 29 Dec 1943, married a Mr Demeron, then married Beryl F Lee in Kern Co on 2 April 1963, and married a third time. She had four children. (W,657bm) (W,CAd,734w)

        d.     Benjamin Franklin Stephens, b 9 May 1950, married a Ms Black and married a Ms McConville. He had two children-

                1.     Tina M Stephens, b 3 Jul 1969 in Kern Co CA. (657b)

                2.     Benjamin Noah Stephens, b 7 Mar 1986 in Kern Co CA. (657b) (W,657b)

3.     Viona Nunn, b Mar 1919 at Ottawa, OK. (734w) (W,CAd,1049s, 832v,734w)


        Wirt East [E4c3a3b11d12], son of Joseph Smith East and Lou Ella Ryherd, was born 1 December 1903 in Macon Co TN and died in June 1904; he was buried in East Cemetery in Macon Co. (MV,4v)


        Woodrow East [E4a3a6d1g13e], son of Edgar L East and Myrtle Crawford, was born in January 1919 in Craighead Co AR. He was dead by 1988. (RR,33w,66f)


        Worda Gaines East [E1b12d5], daughter of John Edwin East and Mary A East [E1b4b4], was born 17 September 1876 in TN. She married Louis Napoleon Sanders about 1896, probably at Tyronza. He was born 17 January 1863 in AL (his parents were also born in AL) and was a farmer. About 1910 they divorced and she later married Swan L Faulkerson, who was born 10 September 1882, and died 6 December 1956. Lewis married Worda's cousin Anna Laura East [E1b4b1b] at Sherman, TX about 1913, she having been widowed when her first husband Jeremiah Cherry Young died in 1899. Lewis died at Tyronza on 19 January 1938 and is buried in the Tyronza Cemetery; Worda died at Memphis 6 August 1945, and at the wishes of their children, was buried near Lewis. Their children were-

a.     Frank Morris Sanders, b 15 Feb 1897

b.     Lewis Sanders Jr, b 10 Jan 1899

c.     unnamed Sanders, born 15 July 1901 at Tyronza, died 1 September 1901 at Tyronza. (31c)

d.     Mary Elizabeth Sanders, b 17 Sep 1902

e.     Sidney O Sanders, b 6 May 1905

f.      Ernest Sanders, b 6 Dec 1907

g.     Ernestine Sanders, b 6 Dec 1907

In 1900, Worda's brother Edwin A East lived with her and Louis, and in 1910 her brother William R East [E1b12d8] lived with them. (FE,RE,ES, ME,MY,31uvc)


        Wrena East [E1b12a1], daughter of Thomas Jefferson East and Nancy Lou Tulley, was born in 1869 in DeSoto Co MS. She probably died in the 1870s in DeSoto Co. (35rs,85u)


        Wyatte Pinkney East [E19a2k], son of Zealous Ray East and Mahuldah Armour, was born 27 October 1856 in Randolph Co AL. He married Izora B D Pool in the early 1880s. She was born at Louina in Randolph Co on 26 July 1861, daughter of William P Pool and Samantha H Heflin. Wyatte was a cotton mill worker at Roanoke, Randolph Co. Isora died in Randolph Co on 30 June 1926 and Wyatte died in Randolph Co on 18 April 1934. Both are buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery about five miles southwest of Roanoke, and Wyatte's grave has a Mason marker. In 1930 he was living at Roanoke with his youngest daughter. Wyatte and Izora had seven children, all born in Randolph Co AL and all still alive in 1900-

1.     Wilson William East, b 25 Oct 1879, and married Mattie Louisa Sands on 28 December 1899 in Chambers Co AL. In 1900 they lived at Roanoke five doors from his father. Mattie was born 8 February 1876 (1878 per 1900 and 1920 censuses) and died 18 February 1943. Wilson died 8 January 1930 in AL and was buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph Co, as was Mattie. By 1920 they had moved a short distance south into Chambers Co, which is where they probably died. They had three children-

        a.     Mary Lou East, b 1903 (W,47v,256w)

        b.     Sadie East, b 1907 (W,47v,256w)

        c.     child East, b 1900s, died by 1910. (47v)

Wilson's draft records and all census records say he was born in 1879; his gravestone says 1880 in error. (W,M,47uvc, 256w)

2.     John Henry East, b 10 Jan 1882. In September 1918 when he registered for the draft, he was living at Roanoke and was a carpenter. Since Henry claimed "W P East" as his closest relative, he was not likely married at that time. (W,M,47u)

3.     Mattie Hulda East, b 23 Mar 1885, died 15 January 1974 at Lafayette, Chambers Co AL. She married Wilburn David Daniel in Randolph Co on 23 October 1904. He was born in AL on 29 March 1883, son of Wiley Wilbur Daniel and Martha Ann Brooks, and died in Chambers Co on 2 February 1949. He was buried in Chapel Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. They had nine children-

        a.     Martha Daniel, b 1907 (W,256vw)

        b.     Sallie Daniel, b 1909 (W,256vw)

        c,     James Daniel, b 1911 (W,256vw)

        d.     Jeff Daniel, b 1913 (W,256wf)

        e.     Bessie Daniel, b 1915 (W,256wf)

        f.     Lala Daniel, b 1916 (W,256wf)

        g.     Lola Daniel, b 1917 (W)

        h.     Wyatt W Daniel, b 23 Jun 1919, died at Lafayette, Chambers Co AL. (Z,W,256wf)

        i.      Willie Exa Daniel, b 3 Jul 1922, died in 1983 at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co AL. She married Floyd Hurston Sims. He was born 8 December 1920 in Chambers Co AL. (W, 256f) (W,Z,47u,256vwf)

4.     William Zelous East, b 1 Apr 1890 at Roanoke, died 13 November 1960 and was buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph Co. He married Mary C _____ by June 1917. In June 1917 they lived at Langdale and William was an inspector in the West Point Manufacturing plant. Mary was born 17 September 1893 and died 23 September 1974. Both are buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery. They had four unnamed sons who died as infants and were buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery. They did have one living child when he registered for the draft. (CS,M,47uvbc)

5.     Lois L East, b Oct 1892, was not married by the end of 1919. (W,47uvw)

6.     Sallie J East, b 21 Sep 1894 (W,47uvb)

7.     Exa H East, b Dec 1899, was not married by the end of 1919. (W,47uvw)

Wyatte's name on most records is spelled Wyatt, without the E on the end; his gravestone uses the E. Izora Pool had older brothers named William & Wilson Pool, probably being the namesakes for Izora's eldest son. (OD,247i,47knqruvc,246m)


        Wyatt W East [E19a7k], son of Amos East and Rachael Griffith, was born in 1855 in Randolph Co AL, and was living with his elder brother Amos in Clay Co in 1870. (243q, 257r)


        Wylie H East [E4c3b3e1], son of John Haywood East and Mary Ann Storm, was born in 1836 in Greene Co IN. He enlisted at Dubuque, IA as a Private on 26 August 1861 at the age of 24, and was assigned to the 9th Iowa Cavalry, Company D, on 2 September 1861. Wylie participated in the battle at Pea Ridge, AR on March 7-8, 1862. He was felled by disease at Jacksonport, AR on 3 July 1862 and was probably buried at Little Rock National Cemetery; there are over 1,500 Civil War unnamed graves in this cemetery. (M68,M,KL,1060nq)


        Y Z East [E19a3e4c4], son of Austin Odie East and Zella Almead Fuller, was born 14 July 1920 in Randolph Co AL. He died 30 March 1962 and was buried in Sardis Church Cemetery. He married Mattie Lee Latham on 21 June 1941. She was born 20 March 1925 in Baton Rouge, LA, daughter of Tom Latham and Willie Albright, and died 20 August 1991 and was buried in Sardis Church Cemetery. After Y Z died, Mattie married Dewey "Tom" Smith. Y Z and Mattie had nine children-

a.     Dorothy Ann East, b 22 August 1942, married Charles McVey and had four children. (M39)

b.     Richard Lee East, b 7 February 1944, married Esther Cox and is a minister. They had two children. (M39)

c.     Shelby Jean East, b 24 December 1945, married M J Strickling and has three children. (M39)

d.     W Joe East, b 21 February 1948, married Ellen Jett and they have two children. (M39)

e.     Willie A East, b 9 May 1951, married Tryce Strickling and they have three children. (M39)

f.      Billy Othell East, b 24 February 1954, is a minister, married Cindy Lacey, and married Ruby Lumpkin. He has two children. (M39)

g.     Sallie Dalphine East, b 18 February 1856, married Charles Royal and married Ronald Cotney. She has two children. (M39)

h.     Wendell Oneal East, b 6 August 1958, married Ann Horton and married Linmda Watson. Wendell had three children. (M39)

i.      Tony Dewayne East, b 7 October 1961, married Kathy Lilly, and married Ann Jones. He has one child. (M39)

Mattie and her second husband Dewey Smith had a son: Jimmy Doyle Smith, born 17 December 1965. Jimmy married Paula and has two children. (CS,M39,257f)


        Yancy B East [E4a2a2g5b], son of James Mitchell East and Mary Frances Worsham [E4a2a7c4], was born in February 1871 (age 13 in 1880, 29 in 1900) at Staunton, Pittsylvania Co VA. He married Leodora Susan "Loda" Clay in Pittsylvania Co on 23 May 1894. When married, he was a widower, and age 23. Loda was age 16. She was born in January 1878 (age 20 in 1900) in Halifax Co, daughter of Ferdinand P Clay and Ariminta Finch, and was a sister of Calla A Clay who married Yancy's brother Granville East. Yancy's first wife was Regina East [E4a2a3h3d], married in Pittsylvania Co on 21 September 1890. The record for both marriages showed that Yancy was a son of J M & Mary F East; Regina was shown to be age 16 and a daughter of Agnes East. No father of Regina was named, but he was Ezekiel East Jr, Agnes' father (see Agnes' biography). In 1900 Yancy and Loda lived next to Americus Dillard [E4a2a2b1a], Yancy's double cousin. Yancy and Regina must have died in the 1900s because in 1910 their two youngest children were living with Loda's parents at Staunton. Yancy and Regina had a daughter, and with Loda he had three more children; all were born in Pittsylvania Co VA-

1.     Mary Emma East, b 13 Aug 1891 at Hurt, lived with her great aunt and uncle John W East [E4a2a3h4] and his sister Agnes East [E4a2a3h3] in 1900. Emma's father had recently remarried, and children from a prior marriage, Mary Emma, sometimes are "in the way," so often are taken in by other relatives. Emma wasn't unwanted with John and Agnes; Agnes doted over her children, grand-children, nephews, and nieces. (EL, JY, 27u)

2.     Martha J East, b Feb 1896 (27u)

3.     John Wesley East, b 19 Feb 1899 (age 2 in 1900, 11 in 1910, 37 in 1930), lived with his maternal grandparents in 1910. He used his nickname Bud East as an adult, and when he registered for the WW1 draft in September 1918, he lived at Hurt and named his closest relative as "Miss Nannie East." Bud could not sign his name. He married Susie A Barley in Campbell Co on 3 July 1920. Their marriage record said that they were both age 21 then, and Bud's parents were Yancy B & Loda East; Susie's parents were Granville & Mary Barley. In 1930 Bud was living at Altavista, Campbell Co, and his wife was "Nannie;" the census info gave a correct marriage date to be Susie, but Bud's age was shown as 37. He was a saw sharpener at a cedar plant in 1930. Bud died in February 1930 at Lynchburg City, VA. They had four children by 1930-

        a.     Ruth East, b 1921 (25f)

        b.     Holt Early East, b 24 Jan 1923, married Nora R _____, and died 27 August 1996 at Newport News, VA. Nora was born about 1923. They had a son-

                1.     Ernest L East, b 20 Mar 1946, married Debra G _____. Ernest was one of the major researchers of these East families. (EL,794P) (EL,Z,25f, 795P)

        c.     Elridge East, b Apr 1927 (25f) 

        d.     Talie East (dau), b May 1929 (25f) (M,Z,27uv, 25mf)

4.     Dora Nannie East, b 1903, lived with her maternal grandparents in 1910 and 1920. She was named as her brother John W East's closest relative in 1918 when John (Bud) registered for the draft. He was not yet married then. (27uvw) (EL, 27smu)


        Yancy Thomas East [E1f4], son of William East and Elizabeth Thurston, was born 5 May 1804 in Henry Co VA. He grew up in Madison Co AL, and died on 25 May 1851. Yancy apparently did not marry, nor did he have any children, according to his estate papers which were filed in Madison Co. He was buried in the East family Cemetery with his father. and step-mother Sally Webb. (M92, JF,48pc)


        Zachariah T East [E11i], son of William East from VA and Drucilla ____ from KY, was born in August 1850 in DeWitt Co IL (born at Springfield, Sangamon Co IL per his son Edward's draft card information, which was probably wrong). He and his older siblings lived in a separate home in 1870, away from their parents. In 1880 he lived with his sister Adalade in Vernon Co MO. Zach moved west to WA state, as did his older brothers, by the mid-1880s. He married Mary Jane _____ about 1884, and since she was born in WA (OR per 1900 census), they probably married in WA where they lived in 1900. Mary was born in February 1855, and died at Tonasket, Okanogan Co in the 1920s. Afterwards, Zach lived with his daughter Susan at Oroville. Zach was a farmer and a stock handler. In 1900 they lived at Spring Coulee, Okanogan Co. In 1910 and 1920 they lived at Tonasket, Okanogan Co. They had four children, the eldest three born in WA-

1.     Susie A East, b Oct 1886, married Samuel S Rider in 1910, and was widowed by 1920. Her parents lived next door then at Tonasket; after Susan's mother died, her father then lived with Susan and her sons at Oroville. Susan raised stock after her husband died; since this was one of her father's trades, she may have just worked for him since his age was now getting advanced. Her children were both born in Okanogan Co-

        a.     Louis Rider, b 1911 (642wf)

        b.     James Franklin Rider, b 2 Sep 1914 (WAb,642wf)

Susan's next door neighbor in 1930 was George W East, age 69, and born in TN of VA born parents. (WAb, 642uvwf)

2.     James Montgomery East, b 8 Oct 1889 at Sprague, Lincoln Co. He married Catherine Farrell Fonda by June 1917 and lived at Tonasket, Okanogan Co WA. She was born in CO in October 1889, daughter of George F Fonda and Mary E _____. Catherine lived at Boulder in 1900 and 1910, so James must have been at Boulder when they met, and perhaps married. Their son was-

        a.     James Montgomery East Jr, b 9 Jul 1918 in Okanogan Co WA. He lived with his maternal grandparents at Boulder, CO in 1930, and died at Boulder on 17 December 1994. (WAb,Z,799f) (M,WAb,799uvf,642uv)

3.     Henry Holland East, b 5 Apr 1891 at Ruby, Okanogan Co. He was married and living at Tonasket in June 1917. His wife was Alta Reichert. She was born at Tacoma, WA 6 November 1888, daughter of Edward S Reichert and Ava Belle Starkey, and died at Pacific Grove, Monterey Co CA on 16 June 1982. They had three children-

        a.     Marian East, b 8 Mar 1918 at Seattle, WA. (WAb)

        b.     Herman Taylor East, b 17 Feb 1919 at Seattle, WA. (WAb)

        c.     Norman Reichert East, b 17 Feb 1919 at Seattle, WA, died in San Mateo Co CA on 22 August 1983. (CAd) (W,M,WAb,642uv)

4.     Edward Zearl East, b 25 Jul 1896 at Kingsville, Kleberg Co TX. In June 1917 he was in the Naval Reserves Flying Corps at Tonasket, and in 1920 Edward was living in a rooming house at Bremerton, WA, and worked at the Navy yard. He was not married by 1920. He died at Boise, ID on 1 June 1995. Note that Edward H East [E11f], brother of Edward Z's father, lived in Kleberg Co TX in 1920. Perhaps Edward Z was born there while his parents were on a visit to see Edward Z's uncle. (M,Z, 642uv,754w) (685qr,753s, 642uvw)


        Zealous B East [E19a2j], son of Zealous Ray East and Mahuldah Armour, was born in 1854 in Randolph Co AL and was not in his mother's home in 1870, so had probably died in the 1860s. (47q)


        Zealous Fenny East [E19a8i], son of William C Pinckney East and Mary P Sessions, was born 19 May 1858 in Randolph Co AL. He married Ella Eliza Fuller about 1881. Ella was born 13 December 1857 in GA, daughter of Joseph Jones Fuller and Susan Rodney. Zealous' next younger two siblings also married siblings of Ella Fuller. In 1920 Ella lived next door to her son Oliver at Dadeville, Talapoosa Co. She died 10 January 1926 and was buried in Dadeville City Cemetery with Zealous. He died 27 May 1917. . She and Zealous had five children, all born in AL-

1.     dau East, b abt 1882, married soon before 1900. (258u)

2.     Oliver Monroe East, b 1 Nov 1883 in Tallapoosa Co AL, died 29 August 1952 in Tallapoosa Co. He married Callye Jackson in Tallapoosa Co on 28 December 1913. She was born in 1893 in TN. In 1918 they lived at Dadeville; in 1930 they were at Columbus, Muscogee Co GA. They had a daughter-

        a.     Helen East, b Jun 1917 at Dadeville, Talapoosa Co AL. She lived at Columbus, Muscogee Co GA in 1930, and married _____ Roberts. (CS,258w,463f) (CS,M,258uw,463f)

3.     Zealus Edgar East, b Nov 1885 in AL. (CS,258u)

4.     Annis L East (dau), b Dec 1887. (CS,258u)

5.     Bessie S East, b Oct 1890 (CS,258uv)

6.     Jones Dowdle East, b 12 Oct 1893, died at Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co on 3 October 1977. He was buried in Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery in Talapoosa Co. He married Alice Akin in 1919. She was born 21 April 1898 at Rome, Talapoosa Co, daughter of Alonzo L Akin (1861 AL) and Emma J Allgood (1865 AL), and died 18 November 1975. She was buried with Jones. They had two children-

        a.     Jones Dowdle East Jr, b 12 Oct 1920, died in December 1968 and was buried in Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery in Talapoosa Co AL. (258fc)

        b.     Minnie E East, b 1921 (258f) (CS,Z,W, 258uvwfc) (CS,47q, 258uvwc)


        Zealous Ray East [E19a2], son of Stephen East and Theresa Ray, was born in 1805 in Spartanburg Co SC. He lived in Jackson Co GA in 1820, and married Mahuldah "Hulda" Armour in Troup Co GA on 19 February 1834. They moved to Randolph Co AL about 1837 (the county to the northwest, across the state line) and lived next door to his brother Benjamin. Hulda was born in GA on 10 March 1814, daughter of Andrew Armour and Rachel Griggs. There was a 24 year old Hall Newman living with Zealous and Hulda in 1850, and he was born in GA, as was Hulda. A son of Zealous and Huldah was named Newman East. In 1870 Hulda was still in Randolph Co (census page 540), and was a widow; Zealous died in the 1860s in Randolph Co. Hulda's son Cicero and two younger children were living with her in 1870. Hulda died 10 February 1891. She and Zealous are buried in High Pine Baptist Church Cemetery about 5 miles southwest of Roanoke; her gravestone name was Hulda East. They had eleven children-

a.     Benjamin Franklin East, b 15 Nov 1834

b.     William East, b 1836

c.     Silas M East, b 25 Aug 1838

d.     Elias E East, b 14 Aug 1840

e.     Thomas Jackson East, b 25 Aug 1842

f.      Cicero J East, b 20 Aug 1844

g.     Henry N East, b 22 Mar 1846

h.     Samantha H East, b 6 Jul 1848

i.      Newman East, b Apr 1850

j.      Zealous B East, b 1854

k.     Wyatte Pinkney East, b 27 Oct 1856

Mahuldah Armour had a sister named Eliza Armour who married Johnson Hodges. Johnson and Eliza's son Johnson David Hodges was also buried in High Pine Baptist church Cemetery. Hulda and Eliza had another sister, Mary Armour, who married Sherrod Hodges, a brother of Johnson Hodges. (OD,K,W, 247i,47knqrsu, 246m)


        Zealous Ray East [E19a3e], son of Benjamin East and Margaret Gregg, was born in 1832 in Troup Co GA, (Zealous wasn't shown in his father's home in 1840; the youngest son's age was at least 15). He lived in Talladega Co AL and died in AL in 1881; he was buried in Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery at Liberty, Randolph Co AL. Zealous R married Abrilla A Waites (Aberrilia in 1930), daughter of Henry Waites and Martha Edwards, and she may have been a second wife.

        Zealous Ray East served in Company G, 46th Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. He first enlisted in the Wesobulga Pioneers as a drummer. The Wesobulga Pioneers were organized July 21, 1860 in Wesobulga (now Cragford) in Clay County Alabama. He is found in the 46th Alabama as a Private in Company E, a member of Capt. Handley's Company on 14 May 1862 on an enlistment roll for three years or war. He next appeared as a Private in a list of POW's at Vicksburg MS July 11, 1863. Next listing is a parole at Vicksburg, MS dated 4 July 1863. He next is listed on a list of men furloughed at Enterprise, MS about July 22, 1863. One can assume he was furloughed for a period of time to return home. The next listing of Z R in the official records is a receipt for clothes dated 30 April 1864 as Sergeant in Company 5, 46th Alabama Infantry (Second Quarter 1864). The next listing is where Sargent Z R East appears on a roll of prisoners captured near Atlanta, GA on 30 July 1864. He was transferred to Louisville, KY arriving there on 5 August 1864. He was then sent to Camp Chase, OH arriving 6 August 1864. On 4 March 1865 he was found on a record of prisoners transferred to Center Point, Virginia for exchange.

        In 1870 Zeal and his wife Abrilla lived near Milner in Randolph Co (census page 480) where he was a miller. Abrilla was born in AL on 12 June 1834 (age 83 in 1920, age 94 in 1930) and died in Clay Co AL on 6 November 1934. She lived her last years with her son Joseph at Fox Creek and also was buried in Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery. In 1880 they were still in the Fox Creek area. He had six children in 1870, nine by 1880, and twelve in all. All were born in Randolph Co AL-

1.     Henry Buchanan East, b Jul 1854

2.     Missouri East, b 1859

3.     Joseph Kenyon East, b 12 Apr 1862

4.     George Zealous East, b 30 Apr 1864

5.     Alpha Lavonia East, b 1866

6.     Benjamin F East, b Sep 1869

7.     Charles J East, b 1870

8.     Larry East, b & d in 1873

9.     Ocie Ola East, b 9 Jul 1874

10.   Arabella R East, b 9 Jul 1874

11.   Larry Leroy East, b 1875

12.   Ray Abrilla "Rahab" East, b 14 Aug 1878 (L,OD,CS, 47kqrs,243n)


        Zealous Ray East [E19a3e3a], son of Joseph Kenyon East and Celestia L Hodnett, was born 17 August 1889 at Stockdale, Talladega Co AL; why his parents were then in Talladega Co is not known. He married Eva L Graben in Clay Co in 1912. She was a daughter of Joseph Graben and Martha Kitchens, and in June 1917 he and Eva and their (then) three childrten lived at Delta in Clay Co. In 1920 & 1930 they lived at Fox Creek a few doors from his parents. Eva was born 13 July 1894 in AL and died 9 February 1982 at Lineville, Clay Co. Zealous died 16 April 1975 at Lineville, Clay Co. They are buried in Barfield Cemetery, Clay Co. They had ten children-

1.     Joseph Kenyon East, b 16 Feb 1913, married Leona Strickland. She was born 19 March 1915. (CS,257wf)

2.     Thelma East, b 25 June 1914, married Edward Page. He was born 22 Mar 1914 and died in July 1966 in SC. (Z,CS,257wf)

3.     Theron East, b 25 Aug 1916; married Ola Haynes. She was born 19 January 1917. (CS,257wf)

4.     Lucille Vollie East, b 5 May 1918, died 20 April 1990 at Anniston, Calhoun Co AL. She married William Whitley; he was born 10 October 1918, and died 2 March 1987 at Anniston. (Z,CS,257wf)

5.     Nellie R East, b 2 Mar 1920, married Brenton G Blair. Nellie died 2 November 2001 at Lagrange, Troup Co GA. (Z,CS,257f)

6.     John B East, b 23 Apr 1923, married Louise M_____. (CS,257f)

7.     Eulah East, b 17 Apr 1925, married John Williams. He was born 12 February 1926. (CS,257f)

8.     Ruby Dorothy East, b 2 Jul 1927, married James Porter. He was born 10 March 1929. (CS,257f)

9.     Bobbie Jean East, b 22 Jul 1929, married Robert Littleton. (CS,257f)

10.   Ed East, b 28 Sep 1935, married June Burdette. (CS) (CS,M, 257vmwf)


        Zealous Walter H East [E19a2d4], son of Elias E East and F A Cornette Pool, was born in Randolph Co AL on 16 August 1876. He was Zealous H East in 1880, and was Walter H in 1900 & 1910. He was single, living with his brother Robert at Armour in 1900, but in 1904 married Lou Ella _____ and then lived in Limestone Co TX three doors from his sister Zemily. Lou Ella was born 12 February 1875 in TX of AL born parents (born 14 February per death record), and died 27 June 1965 at Terrell, Kaufman Co TX (died 21 June per death record) from pneumonia and a fractured hip. She and Walter had divorced before she died. Walter died in TX on 18 February 1920 and was buried in Armour Cemetery West in Limestone Co; Lou Ella was also buried there. In 1920 they lived at Teague, Freestone Co. They had two children-

a.     child East, b 11 Aug 1905, died 24 September 1905, and was buried in Armour Cemetery West in Limestone Co. (255vc)

b.     Lucile East, b 1911 in TX, probably in Limestone Co. (555w)

The dates shown for Louella above were from her gravestone, not from her death certificate. (CS, TXd,337d,47s,255uvc,555w)


        Ziba Pinckney East [E4c3b4f11], son of Thomas Pinckney East and Sarah Jane Carmichael, was born 17 July 1855 in Greene Co IN. He married Laura B Geckler in Greene Co on 29 October 1882. In 1900 they lived in Jefferson Twp, Greene Co. Laura was born 14 April 1859 in Greene Co. Zeba's mother lived with them in 1900, and was a widow. Ziba and Laura lived on their farm in Greene Co into the 1920s, when they retired and moved to Worthington town. He died there on 15 March 1931 and was buried in Worthington Cemetery. Laura died 14 January 1942 at Worthington. They were buried together in Worthington Cemetery. They had two sons-

a.     Russell Gekler East, b 17 May 1884, lived at Shelbyville, IN in September 1918. He married Lora L Shryer on 18 January 1905 in Greene Co. She was born in Greene Co on 28 October 1883, daughter of Louis Inman Shryer (1863-1929) and Sarah Louise Glover (1861-1938), and and died in Greene Co on 2 September 1949. Russell died on 3 November 1943 at Richmond, Wayne Co IN. They were buried together in Worthington Cemetery in Greene Co. In 1920 they lived at Shelbyville, IN and were at Shelbyville in 1930, They had a son-

        1.     Lewis Pinkney East, b 21 Nov 1905 in Greene Co IN, married Martha Isabelle Steele in 1929 and they lived at Huntington, IN in 1930. Lewis was the assistant editor of a newspaper in 1930. He died 22 February 1984 in Hancock Co IN. Martha was born 22 September 1907 in IN, daughter of John Guild Steele (1885-1934) and Margaret Evelyn Walker (1886-1956), and died 12 June 1984 in Hancock Co. They had two daughters. (W,376v,789w) (M,376umvc,789w,1371f)

b.     Charles Marvin East, b 25 Oct 1892 at Worthington, Greene Co. He had not married by June 1917, and lived at Worthington. Charles died 7 October 1966 at New Albany, Floyd Co IN. SS record said he died on 15 October; his gravestone says 7 October. He had married Mona Alice Corbin on 1 June 1919 at Worthington. In 1920 they lived in Greene Co, and in 1930 they were at Princeton, Gibson Co IN. Charles was an agent for the county in 1930. Mona was born 7 April 1893 at Sanborn, IN, and died 15 January 1993 at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co CO. Charles and Mona were buried in Worthington Cemetery in Green Co. They had six children, all in IN-

        1.     Mona Alice East, b 22 Apr 1920 at Worthington, died 22 August 1992 at Milan, Monroe Co MI. (W, 1159f)

        2.     Sarah East, b 1922 (1159f)

        3.     Mary J East, b 1923 (1159f)

        4.     Margaret East, b 1925 (1159f)

        5.     Charles East, b Aug 1926 (1159f)

        6.     John East, b Dec 1927 (1159f) (M,Z,W,376uvc,1159f) (376qrmuvwfc)


        Zella Pearl East [E4c6c1d6a8], daughter of Samuel Joseph East and Alice Genevra Montgomery, was born 24 May 1891 in Adair Co KY. She married Dan Wilson Chambers in Crockett Co TN on 26 December 1908. Dan was born in TN on 17 February 1878. They lived at Alamo, Crockett Co in September 1918. Zella died 27 December 1959 in Crockett Co and was buried in Belleview Cemetery. She had at least three children, born in Crockett Co-

a.     Geneva Chambers, b 1921 (20f)

b.     Joseph Chambers, b 1924 (20f)

c.     Paul C Chambers, b 1929 (20f) (W,M,20umf)


        Zelma C East [E4a3a6d4b3a], daughter of Samuel R East, was born in 1902 in Lawrence Co AR. (59v)


        Zemily H E East [E19a2d3], daughter of Elias E East and F A Cornette Pool, was born in Randolph Co AL in March 1873,. She married John M Furrow in 1891, probably in Limestone Co TX. He was born in MS in June 1859. By 1910 Zemily and John had five children, all born in Limestone Co TX-

a.     Eula V Furrow, b Nov 1891 (255u)

b.     Lee A Furrow (dau), b Oct 1893 (255uv)

c.     Verie N Furrow, b Oct 1895 (255uv)

d.     William H Furrow, b Aug 1897 (255uv) d 6-6-1978 Harris Co?

e.     Fannie M Furrow, b Nov 1899 (255uv) (47s,255uv)


        Zillah East [E4c3b2a5], daughter of Thomas East and Fanny Welty, was born in 1832 in Lincoln Co MO. She married John Pointlow in Lincoln Co MO on 16 October 1851. He was born in France in 1820. In 1860, two other East relatives were living with John and Zillah: Susan East, age 12, and John East, age 19. Both were born in MO. In 1860 Zillah and her husband lived in Monroe Twp near Chantilly and had three children-

a.     Faedorio(?) Pointlow, b 1853 (46q)

b.     Mary E Pointlow, b 1855 (46q)

c.     Lornia A Pointlow, 1858 (46q) (46knmq)


        Zilpha Jane East [E4c5a1k10], daughter of Joel Walker East and Catherine Lofton, was born 1 November 1847 in Copiah Co MS (born Aug 1836 per 1900 census). She married William Martin Smith in Copiah Co on 4 October 1865 and they lived in Lincoln Co for about the next 14 years. William was born 3 August 1841 at Wesson, Copiah Co, son of Lott Smith and Elizabeth Loven. Around the winter of 1879-1880 Zilpha and William moved to Coryell Co TX and settled next to Zilpha's two sisters Frances Ann and Virginia, who had moved there about 1871; in Coryell Co they all lived next to each other. William died 7 October 1887 at Cleveland, Conway Co AR. Zilpha died 29 November 1906. They were buried in Freehouse Cemetery at New Edinburg, Cleveland Co AR. In 1900 Zilpha lived with her son Jesse at Kingsland, Cleveland Co AR. They had six children by 1880, the first six or seven born in Lincoln Co MS, and eight children by 1900-

a.     Lillie A Smith, b 1867 (39r,195s)

b.     Etta L Smith, b 1869 (39r,195s)

c.     Catherine E Smith, b May 1870 (39r,195s)

d.     Jesse B Smith, b 1874 in Lincoln Co MS. In 1880 he lived at Coryell Co TX. (195s)

e.     Edgar L Smith, b 3 Feb 1876 in Lincoln Co MS. In 1880 he lived at Coryell Co TX. In 1900 he lived in Cleveland Co AR and had married Effie D Haynie in Cleveland Co on 28 February 1897. She was born in AR on 24 October 1878. In addition to their two children, in 1900 Jesse's widowed mother and widowed brother Lloyd lived with them. Effie died 6 March 1928 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery at Hermitage, Bradley Co. "Edd L Smith" was buried there also; he died 17 June 1952. They had six children by 1910-

        1.     Fitzhugh Edward Smith, b 19 May 1898. He was a timber hauler in September 1918, living at Hermitage, Bradley Co AR, and was not married. He died in 1958 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery at Hermitage, Bradley Co where his parents were buried. (M,174u,1422vc)

        2.     Ercel Smith (dau), b Aug 1899 (174u,1422v) She married a Mr Reece and died 7 May 1976?

        3.     child Smith, b & d abt 1900, after June. (1422v)

        4.     Jesse M Smith, b 1902 (1422v)

        5.     James E Smith, b 11 Dec 1905, died 18 November 1954 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery at Hermitage, Bradley Co AR. (1422vc)

        6.     Warren Smith, b 11 Aug 1908, died 11 March 1910 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery at Hermitage, Bradley Co. He was named after his father's younger brother. (1422vc) (195s,174mu,1422vc)

f.      Warren Bailey Smith, b 20 Sep 1879, died on 11 January 1936. He was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery at Hermitage, Bradley Co AR. Warren married Martha V Barnett on 20 December 1903 in Cleveland Co. They lived in Bradley Co AR from 1910 and into the 1930s. She was born in AR in 1882. Warren was a farmer in 1918, a driver for a logging company in 1910, then was a farmer in 1920 and 1930. Martha died in 1975 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery at Hermitage, Bradley Co. They had seven children-

        1.     Lois C Smith, b 1906, probably married in the 1920s. (1422vw)

        2.     Esther L Smith, b 6 Jul 1908, died on 13 April 1911 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery at Hermitage, Bradley Co. (1422vc)

        3.     Mary L Smith, b Mar 1911 (1422wf)

        4.     Erma R Smith, b Jun 1913 (1422wf)

        5.     Bailey W Smith, b 20 Nov 1916, died in July 1974 at Hermitage, Bradley Co. (Z,1422wf)

        6.     E Cloteen Smith (dau), b Jan 1919 (1422wf)

        7.     Edward T Smith, b 5 Aug 1922, died 31 July 2006 at Sun City Center, Hillsborough Co FL. (Z,1422f) (M,ARd,195s,1422vwfc)

g.     child Smith, b abt 1881, was alive in 1900. (174u) James Major Smith, b 5 Jul 1880? (M)

h.     William Lloyd Smith, b 25 Jun 1885 in AR. In 1900 he lived at Kingsland, Cleveland Co AR with his brother Jesse. In September 1918 he lived at Pine Bluff, Jackson Co and was a painter. He married Mattie King. (M,174u) (W,37nq,195s,174uc)


        Zimrye Wesley East [E4c3b3e4d], son of John Thomas East and Maria Estelle Butler, was born 17 February 1875 at Castana, Monona Co IA. He lived with his parents at Willow, Woodbury Co IA in 1900, and married Effie May Allen at Sioux City, Woodbury Co IA on 6 June 1900. He was a mill right. In 1918 he and Effie lived at Minneapolis, MN. Wesley died at Minneapolis, MN on 22 August 1934 and was buried at Hastings, Dakota Co. Effie May was born in IA in 1876, daughter of Rubin M Allen (1850 ) and Elizabeth Lawren ce, and died on 22 March 1948 at Ramsey, Anoka Co MN. In 1910 Wesley and Effa lived at Casselton, Cass Co ND, and in 1920 they were at Hastings, Dakota Co MN. They had three children-

1.     Irene Minnie East, b 25 Aug 1901 in Monona Co IA. She married Frank W Lipke and lived at Omaha, Douglas Co NE in 1930. He was born in WI in 1893 of German born parents, and died in 1962. He ws buried in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery at Omaha. Irene died at Omaha in November 1974 and was buried next to Frank. They had a daughter-

        a.      Phyllis Lipke, b Jan 1926 in MN. (232f) (KL,Z,1382v,1273w,232f)

Irene's brother Loris lived with them in 1930. (KL,232f)

2.     Loris W East, b May 1909 at Casselton, Cass Co ND. (KL,1382v,1273w,232f)

3.     Harold Clifford East, b 9 Jan 1918 at Minneapolis, MN, died in Hennepin Co on 25 February 1974. He married Donna Irene Cheney on 12 May 19__ at Truman. She was born at Truman, Martin Co MN on 7 June 1923, and died in MN on 29 January 1970. (KL,N,Z, 1273w, 232f) (KL, M68, 13476u,1382v,1273w, 232f)


        Zollie Jackson East [E4c6c5d4a2], daughter of George A C East and Sophronia Jackson Dunagan, was born 21 August 1869 at Betsy, Wayne Co KY, and died 21 March 1956 at Monticello, Wayne Co. She married Christopher Columbus Boston on 18 November 1902 at Monticello. He was born in Wayne Co on 12 December 1872, son of John Preston Boston and Nancy Emarine Duncan, and died 4 December 1957 at Monticello. In 1900 "son" Zolly J East, age 30 and born in August 1869, was living with George and Sophy in Wayne Co, and Zolly was single. They had four children, all born in Wayne Co KY-

a.     Mollie L Boston, b 5 Oct 1903, married a Mr Metcalf and died in Fayette Co but lived in Pulaksi Co when she died on 27 October 1987. (W,Z,125vwf,1025d)

b.     Etha F Boston, b 10 Apr 1906, married a Mr Bach, and died 27 July 1984 at Somerset, Pulaski Co where she lived. (W,Z,125vwf, 1025d)

c.     Ola Jackson Boston, b 21 Feb 1909 at Steubenville, died 11 January 1973 in Pulaski Co but lived in Wayne Co at the time. He married Thelma Harrison Lovell in 1929 and in 1930 they lived with his parents in Wayne Co. Thelma was born in Wayne Co KY in 1910, daughter of James Thomas Lovell and Mattie Barnes Henninger. Ola and Therlma had thirteen children, all born in Wayne Co KY-

        1.     Ola P Boston, b 11 Feb 1931 (125b)

        2.     Gilbert P Boston, b 31 Jul 1932 (125b)

        3.     Milton H Boston, b 5 Aug 1934 (125b)

        4.     Maurice F Boston, b 13 Sep 1936 (125b)

        5.     Nell Y Boston, b 21 Nov 1938 (125b)

        6.     Betty A Boston, b 20 Sep 1941 (125b)

        7.     Joyce V Boston, b 13 Aug 1943 (125b)

        8.     Carolyn L Boston, b 17 Mar 1945 (125b)

        9.     Charles L Boston, b 3 Dec 1946 (125b)

        10.   Amelia S Boston, b 7 Dec 1948 (125b)

        11.   Thomas C Boston, b 11 Mar 1951 (125b)

        12.   Julia I Boston, b 10 Nov 1952 (125b)

        13.   Dan W Boston, b 17 Jul 1955 (125b) (W,125vwfb,1025d)

d.     James Alfred Boston, b 17 Jun 1912, died at Monticello, Wayne Co on 19 May 2005. (W,Z, 125bwf) (W,M,125rsuvd)


        Zora East [E4a3a6c6c], daughter of Thomas Jefferson East and Lucy Elizabeth _____, was born in 1860 at Calvin, Cass Co MI, but lived at Geneva, Van Buren Co in the 1870s. In 1880 she was back in Cass Co, working as a servant in the home of widow Mary Russey (Mrs Charles W Russey). (72qs,938r)


        Zora E East [E4a3a6c2a], daughter of John H East and Caroline Maria Allen, was born in Jul 1852 in Cass Co MI. She married John A Jones in Cass Co on 28 April 1868. John was born in MI in January 1846, son of George H Jones and Margaret Alexander, and was a farmer in 1870, the deputy sheriff in 1880 and lived at Cassopolis, then moved to Elmira, Codington Co SD and he was a farmer again. In 1910 then were living back in Cass Co at Dowagiac, and he was a carpenter. After John died in the 1910s, Zora lived with her son George at Seattle, WA, then in 1930 was in a boarding house at Seattle. They had a son-

1.     George Ray Jones, b Jan 1870

Living with John and Zora from 1870 was John's step-mother (and aunt?)Leah Alexander, and Eveline Allen, Zora's aunt. Leah E Alexander married George H Jones in Cass Co on 11 April 1849, but Leah was apparently the only mother he knew. His actual mother Margaret Alexander married George in Cass Co on 28 October 1841. In 1920 at Seattle, living with Zora's and John's grandson Melvin Jones were cousin Elroy Alexander and his wife Addie V Huggins. Elroy was born in MI in 1872 and Addie in IN in 1876. (72nqmrsv, 939u,731wf)


        Zylpha East [E4c5a1h], daughter of Tarlton East Sr and Zilpha Priscilla Walker, was born in 1798 in Laurens Co SC (age 70 and born NC per 1860 census, age 71 in 1870), and moved to KY then to LA with her family when she was a girl. She married William Thompson on 16 July 1813 at Liberty, Amite Co MS. He was born in 1780 in NC and died soon before August 1870. On August 2, Zylpha lived with her grandson Henry and his wife Mary in Lincoln Co MS. Zylpha died 13 February 18__ in Caldwell Parish LA. In 1860 they lived in Copiah Co MS with three grandchildren; Zilpha had one son-

1.     Thomas S Thompson, b 1814 in MS (per 1850 census) or in LA (per 1860 census). He married Elizabeth _____ in Copiah Co MS in 1839. She was born in 1818 in MS. Thomas and Elizabeth lived next door to his parents in Copiah Co in 1860. They had six to eight children by then, all born in MS-

        a.     Henry Berry Thompson, b 1839 in MS, died in 1871. In 1860 he lived with his Thompson grandparents, next door to his own parents. Henry married Mary M Callender about 1865. She was born 2 March 1847 and died 3 June 1925. In 1870 they lived in Lincoln Co, and Henry's grandmother Zylpha lived with them. Henry and Mary had two children-

                1.     C Thompson (son), b 1866 in Lincoln Co MS. (39r)

                2.     O H Thompson, b 1869 in L:incoln Co MS. (39r) (400n, 37q,39r)

        b.     W D Thompson (son), b 1840 (400n)

        c.     Margaret Elizabeth Thompson, b 1842 in MS. In 1860 she was living with her Thompson grandparents, who lived next door to her parents. (400n,37q)

        d.     Elizabeth Peninah Thompson, b 1842 (400n,37q)

        e.     Robert Marshall Thompson, b 1843 in MS, lived with his Thompson grandparents in 1860, next door to his parents. (400n, 37q)

        f.     Thomas I Thompson, b 1849 (400n,37q)

        g.     George W Thompson, b 1851, was shot and killed in August 1870 in Franklin Co. (37q, 38r)

        h.     Albert Thompson, b 1853 (37q)

        i.      Edmond Thompson, b 1856 (37q)

Children Henry, Margaret, and Marshall were living with Thomas' parents in 1860. (W,410n,37q,39r)

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