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Clara Eastman    1st cousin 4xR
b. circa 1858, d. circa 1886, #25780
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Father   Nelson Lee Eastman b. 28 July 1808, d. 17 May 1890
Mother   Amanda Marish Melvina Smith b. 13 January 1813, d. 1 July 1899

Birth circa 1858 Clara was born circa 1858 at Wiota, Wisconsin.

CEN1860 6 July 1860 Clara Eastman appears on the 1860 census with her father Nelson Lee Eastman taken on 6 July 1860 in Concord, Dodge county, Minnesota, where Nelson is 51 years old, physician born in VT. 500/1500 assets. Wife, Amanda and 9 children.  They  appear to have come to WI from Ohio between the birth of Alfred in 1843 and Edwin in 1848.

Alfred is 17 born in Ohio
Edwin , 12 born in Wisconsin
Francis is 9
Emma is 7
Charles is 4
Clora is 2
Clotilda is 24 and a teacher, born ohio
Jane is 16, helps at home , Born Ohio
Sarah is 19, born Ohio

Daughter Permelia is married and living very close. The future husbands of Sarah Ruth and Clotilda are on this page of the census also.1,2
Cen1870 24 Aug 1870 Clara Eastman appears on the 1870 census in the household of Nelson Lee Eastman in Cherry Grove, Goodhue county, Minnesota where Nelson is a 62 year old physician, born in Vermont. His real estate is valued at $6000 and personal property at $2135. Wife is Amamda, 55, born in New York.
Children are:
Edwin 22, born in Wisconsin, Farmer.
Francis 20, born Wisconsin. Farmer
Emma 17, a domestic, born in WI
Clarry 12, at home.
Census 1875 Clara Eastman appeared this census with  Amanda Marish Melvina Smith in Concord, Dodge county, Minnesota.  Also in this household are  Edwin Eastman, Francis Marion Eastman, Charles Elmer Eastman.   Amanda Eastman appears to be the head of the household on this census. Where is Nelson???
Son Edwin is 27, born in Wisconsin
Francis is 24, born in Wisconsin
Charles is 19, born in Wisconsin
Clara is 17

Daughter Permelia is living next door or in the same household. She appears as Pamelia Cook, 42, born in Ohio.

Marriage 1875 Clara Eastman married Homer A Cadwell 1875.
Children are said to have been:
1. Lee H. b: 1871 in South Dakota; some say b. Jul 1883 in South Dakota
2. Maude b: 1877 in Dakota Territory d 21 Apr 1941 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. m. Burt Murat Halstead; at least 5 children
3. Alfred b: 1879 in Dakota Territory
4. Jay bca 1886 may have died young.3
After they were married they lived at Willow Springs or Valley Springs, South Dakota or possibly Spring Valley, South Dakota. They had four children: Lee, Alfred, Maude and Jay.4,5

Cen1880 1880 Clara Eastman on the 1880 census of  Township 102, Minnehaha county, Dakota Territory. . Homer Cadwell, 28 and wife Clara who is 22. Clara is a younger sister of Permelia. Clara and Homer have two children, Maud 3 and Alfred 1.6   They are living next door to Permelia Cook who  is 46 years old, a widow, born in Ohio, father born in New York and mother born in Ohio. She is living alone and is a seamstress. Page 487A

Death circa 1886 Clara died circa 1886 at Willow Springs,  South Dakota.5,7,4   Possibly as the result of the birth of her fourth child, Jay in 1886.  After her death, Homer married again and had at least two more children.

  1. [S9989] "1860 census, Dodge county, Minnesota, Film # 803568. For Eastman's".
  2. [S1308] Download, 1860; Census Place: Concord, Dodge, Minnesota; Roll: M653_568; Page: 752; Image: 291; Family History Library Film: 803568.
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  5. [S10005] "Pages 42, 42 and 86-91 of That Man Eastman, duplicated by Phil Eastman of Waterloo, Canada.".
  6. [S1308] Download, 1880; Census Place: , Minnehaha, Dakota Territory; Roll: 113; Family History Film: 1254113; Page: 487A; Enumeration District: 022; ..
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