Notes for John Allin Eastmond
John Eastmond married Susannah Thorn on August 25, 1797 in NY
Son John Eastmond born 1798 in Staten Island, NY?? Not listed by John as one of his children in his records. Died young (before 1800)
1800 United States Federal Census
State: New York Year: 1800 County: New York Roll: M32_23 Township: New York City, 1st Ward Page: 665 Image: 42
1 male 26 to 44 - John, age 28
1 male 16 to 25 - ???
1 female 16 to 25 - Susannah, age 18 to 25
Son Langford Gilbert
born March 1, 1800. Died August 1800 of inflammation of the brain.
Son Henry Eastmond born Feb 2, 1802
Son Edward born Jan 30, 1804
1807 - Langford Thorn appoints his son-in-law John Eastmond executor of his will. In same will says that his son Daniel Thorn owes money to the estate and beqeaths a bond for $500 for money owed by Daniel to his son Abraham. John tried to collect this money from Daniel at least through 1837 - don't know if he ever got it all. In 1837 the amount being sought from two of Daniel's children was $354.75, but this included interest.
Son Benjamin born Feb 27, 1810
State: NY Year: 1810 County: New York County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 30010-00100 Page: 180
Database: NY 1810 Federal Census Index
1 male age 26 to 44 - (John, age 38)
3 males under age 10 - (Henry, age 8, Edward, age 6 & Benjamin, age 4)
1 female age 16 to 25 - (Susannah, age 28 to 35??)
Daughter Martha born May 23, 1812
Son Langford born May 22, 1814
Daughter Mary born Aug 23, 1816
Feb 19, 1820 - Susannah Thorn Eastmond died of consumption
State: NY Year: 1820 County: New York County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Township: 3rd Ward New York City Page: 082 Database: NY 1820 Federal Census Index 210201202001001
1 male over age 45 - (John, age 48)
2 males age 16 to 26 - (Henry, age 18, Edward, age 16)
1 male age 10 to 16 - (Benjamin, age 14)
2 males under age 10 - (Langford, age 6 and ???)
2 females age 16 to 26 - (household help???)
2 females under age 10 - (Martha, age 8, Mary, age 4)
1 person in household of foreign birth who was not naturalized. 1 person in house engaged in Manufactures
April 2,1822 - John Eastmond married second to Margaret Lawrence
Son Elbert Eastmond born May 7, 1824
Son Rufus Eastmond born Feb.26,1826
Son John Salisbury Eastmond born Jan. 28,1828
Son Franklin H. Eastmond born July 16,1829
Son Henry Eastmond lost at sea on his way to Mobile, Alabama in Nov 1829 or 1830.
1830 United States Federal Census
Eastmond, John View Image Online State: New York Year: 1830 County: New York Roll: M19_96 Township: New York, Ward 6 Page: 428
April 17, 1836 - Margaret Lawrence Eastmond died. John remarried Mary Eliza Willet.
1840 United States Federal Census
State: New Jersey Year: 1840 County: Monmouth Roll: M704_255 Township: Middletown Page: 313 Image: 351
Daughter Mary died April 1848 of small pox
Son Charles died April 1848 in the Gold Rush in San Francisco, CA
Daughter Martha died Nov 23, 1848 of debility
Son Langford died Nov 23, 1849
Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ August 22, 1850
John Eastman, age 78, farmer, b. England
Eliza, age 60
John Eastman, age 22, farmer
Florida Cook, age 12
John Johnson, age 26, laborer
Catherine Langdon, age 20, b. Ireland
John Tanner, age 15
Franklin Eastman, age 19, farmer
All other birthplaces left blank - b. NJ??
John Eastmond died on August 07, 1856 in Port Monmouth, Monmouth Co., NJ
Son Edward died April 30, 1873
Date: 7/25/99 8:08:23 PM Central Daylight Time
To: KNort21285 (note: this was our old AOL address. We have cable now.)
Hi Kari, my name is Trevor Kirkpatrick, I live in Toms River, NJ. I am researching John Allen Eastmond. John was married to Susannah Thorne daughter of Langford Thorne of Cornwall, Orange Co., NY. John was an Accountant and moved to Port Monmouth, Monmouth Co., NJ. He purchased land there about 1816. John married second in 1822 to Margaret Willet and is buried with her in the family Cemetery off Woods St. in Port Monmouth. i do not know where Susannah is buried. john and Susannah had several children who moved to Monmouth Co.. Langford Eastmond is also buried in the Cemetery there. Hope to hear from you soon, Trevor
Subj: Re: Langford
Date: 7/26/99 6:46:53 PM Central Daylight Time
Thank you very much. Any info is great. Heres what I have:
John Allin Eastmond, son of Edward and Martha (Farrendon) Eastmond of Kintbury, Berkshire, England, b.Jan.16,1772 Kintbury and d. Aug. 7,1856 Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ. Married first Aug. 25,1797 in Cornwall, Orange Co., NY to Susanna Thorne, dau. of Langford and Mary (Roe) Thorne of Cornwall, b. unk and d. before May 1818. They resided in Cornwall and had five children:
1) John Eastmond b. 1798 in Staten Island and died young.
2) Henry Eastmond b. Feb. 2,1802 Cornwall
3) Edward Eastmond b. 30,1804 Cornwall
4) Langford Eastmond b. May 22,1814 Cornwall
5) Mary Eastmond b. Aug. 23,1816 Cornwall
second on April 2,1822 to Margaret Willett, daughter of John and Euphemia (Covenhoven)
Willett of Port Monmouth, Middletown, b. 1791 and d. April 17,1830 Middletown.
They had four children:
1) Elbert Eastmond b.May 7,1824 Staten Island
2) Rufus Eastmond b. Feb.26,1826 Staten Island
3) John Salisbury Eastmond b. Jan. 28,1828 Great Kills, Staten Island
4) Franklin H. Eastmond b.July 16,1829 Staten Island
He married third to Mary Eliza Willett, daughter of John and Euphemia (Covenhoven) Willet of Port Monmouth, b. sept. 8,1790 and d.Jan. 10,1872. She is buried in the Eastmond Cemetery, Woods St., Port Monmouth with John and Margaret, as well as, Langford Eastmond and his wife Anna Marie Bridgeman.
John was a Ny City Accountant and purchsed 110 acres of land in port Monmouth in May 1818. John Grandparents were Thomas and Ann (Allin) Eastmond of Kintbury, Berkshire, England and his Great grandparents were Thomas and Mary (Church) Eastmond of Great Shefford, Berkshire, England. We owe the late Joseph B. Eastmond of salt Lake city, Utah thanks for his years of research. He was the Grandson of Elbert Eastmond.
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Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: Langford Thorn
> Kari: Thanks for your quick reply. I'm sure this is the same line due to
> following: I am a direct descendant of John Eastmond and Lusanna/Susanna Thorne and have several papers from John wherein he has written queries regarding Langford Thorne's Will and questions "IN THAT CASE WOULD NOT ABRAHAM THORNE LOSE A PROPORTION OF HIS LEGACY?" And an epitaph for Mary Thorne, wife of Langford Thorne. Also, John signed in 1856, what he called his family register and states "ON THE 25th AUGUST 1797, I MARRIED LUSANNA, THE DAUGHTER OF LANGFORD THORNE OF NEW CORNWALL, COUNTY OF ORANGE AND STATE OF NEW YORK.
OUR 1st CHILD LANGFORD GILBERT, 1 MAR 1800 - AUG, 1800 DIED OF INFLAMMATION OF THE BRAIN,
HENRY, 2 FEB 1802-NOV 1829 OR 1830. LOST AT SEA ON HIS WAY TO MOBILE, ALABAMA.
> EDWARD, (THIS IS MY LINE) 30 JAN 1804 - 30 APR 1873,
> BENJAMIN 27 FEB 1810 -,
> MARTHA 23 MAY 1812 - 23 NOV 1848 DIED OF DEBILITY,
> LANGFORD 22 MAY 1814 - 23 NOV 1849,
> MARY 23 AUG 1816 - APR 1848 DIED OF SMALL POX,
> CHARLES 15 JAN 1818 - APR 1848 IN THE GOLD RUSH IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
> ON 19 FEB 1820 LUSANNA DIED OF CONSUMPTION. In all they had 8 children.
> Your information of Langford and Mary living in New York and having a son Abraham and a daughter Susanna dying Feb 1820, the same month and year is too coincidental for it not to be them. The date of 10 or 19 February could just be an error and I came up with Lusanna, due to handwriting. The L in Langford and the beginning of the name for Susanna looked too much like an L instead of an S. But I have no proof otherwise unless you do. I'm very eager to hear further from you regarding this info. I too, have been in constant contact with Eilene Thompson in SLC, Utah, and a Dan Eastmond from South Dakota, regarding the family and they both are from Johns second marriage to
Margaret Lawrence. I have quite a lot of info on John and the family as my Great Great Grandfather Edward 1804 was Johns executor and he kept all papers of Johns. I grew up in Monmouth County, New Jersey and have found John's family burial ground, which was on the family farm, and have pictures of John's oblisque.
> If you would have any pictures, I am very interested and if you would, send me copies, which I'd be more than glad to pay for? I have a picture of John and if your interested I'll scan it to you. My family have never seen a picture of my grandfather Garrett Edward 1880-1937 on back. Except now for John and Margaret, which Eilene Thompson was kind enough to share with me. I would love to see Lusanna/Susanna or any of the family pictures if there are any that exist.
> Thank you so much for responding to me and I hope this info will be helpful to you. I'm looking forward to hearing back from you.
> Please respond to email@example.com, thanks, ginny
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 5:51 PM
> BETTY: THANKS FOR CONTACTING ME AND THANKS FOR THE PICTURES. I'M TRYING TO PUT EVERYTHING IN ORDER WITH THE NAMES. CAN YOU PROVIDE ME WITH DATES. I DON'T HAVE MUCH ON THE THORNE'S EXCEPT LANGFORD, HIS WIFE MARY ROE AND THE 3 CHILDREN.
> I'LL FILL YOU IN WITH MY LINE - LANGFORD THORNE'S DAUGHTER, WHO WAS A SISTER OF ABRAHAM AND DANIEL, MARRIED JOHN EASTMOND ON 25 AUG 1797. THEY HAD 8 CHILDREN. THE THIRD CHILD WAS EDWARD EASTMOND 1804, HIS SON EDWARD 1843
HAD A SON GARRETT EDWARD 1880 AND HAD A SON EDWARD 1909 WHO WAS MY FATHER.
> LUSANNA DIED 10 FEB 1820 AND JOHN MARRIED A MARGARET LAWRENCE AND HAD 7 MORE CHILDREN. JOHN CAME FROM ENGLAND IN 1794-5 AND LIVED IN NEW CORNWALL AND THEN NEW YORK, AND THEN MIDDLETOWN, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY. THAT IS WHERE I WAS BORN AND LIVED UNTIL 4 YEARS AGO. THERE IS A FAMILY CEMETERY IN MIDDLETOWN, OR PORT MONMOUTH AS IT IS NOW CALLED, AND JOHN ALONG WITH MARGARET AND 26 OTHERS ARE BURIED THERE. BUT NOT LUSANNA. I WONDER IF YOU WOULD HAVE HER BIRTH DATE AND PLACE OF BURIAL. IN SOME OF THE LETTERS I HAVE JOHN WROTE TO HIS SON EDWARD, AND LUSANNA WAS WITH EDWARD IN NEW YORK AND WAS VERY ILL, JOHN ADVISED EDWARD TO KEEP HIS MOTHER THERE UNTIL SHE COULD MAKE THE JOURNEY HOME. THAT WAS IN LATE 1819 OR EARLY 1820 AND SHE DIED IN MAY, 1820. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE DIED WHILE WITH EDWARD OR IF SHE DID MAKE IT HOME AND DIED. BUT SHE IS NOT BURIED ON THE FAMILY PROPERTY.
> THE FARM HOUSE IS STILL STANDING AND LIVED IN. IT'S IN COMMENDABLE CONDITION. I'M GOING TO NEW JERSEY IN LATE MAY UNTIL MID JUNE AND HAVE PLANS TO CONTACT THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE HOUSE. THE PICTURE OF THE HOUSE AND THE PEOPLE
(IF YOU HAVE A COPY OF IT) REMAIN NAMELESS AT THIS TIME. I ALSO HAVE PLANS TO CONTACT A MAN WHO IS RELATED TO MY HUSBAND AND KNEW THE EASTMOND'S QUITE WELL. HOPEFULLY HE WILL BE ABLE TO PUT A NAME ON AT LEAST ONE OF THEM.
> FROM JOHN'S SECOND MARRIAGE, ONE OF HIS SONS (ELBERT) MARRIED AND LEFT NJ FOR UTAH AND THE MORMON'S. HIS FAMILY REMAINS THERE STILL AND I'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A DECENDANT. SHE HAS BEEN GREAT. SHE'S IS THE PERSON THAT PROVIDED ME WITH THE PICTURE OF JOHN AND MARGARET LAWRENCE. AND I WILL BE GLAD TO SEND A COPY OF JUST JOHN TO YOU. HE WAS QUITE A GUY! VERY INTELLIGENT AND SPOKE AND WROTE LATIN, FRENCH AND ENGLISH. HE THEN BECAME AN
ACCOUNTANT AND THEN A LAWYER. HE PLAYED THE VIOLIN AND LOVED MUSIC, MATHEMATICS AND FARMING. SOMEHOW THEY DON'T SEEM TO GO TOGETHER, BUT IT WAS A GENTLEMAN'S FARM HE ENJOYED, PLANTS AND FLOWERS.
> HE WAS INFLUENTIAL HAD CONSIDERABLE MONEY FOR THE TIME, WITH HOUSEKEEPERS AND THE YOUNGER CHILDREN IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS. HE WOULDN'T DO THAT FOR HIS OLDER CHILDREN. HE TAUGHT THEM HIMSELF AND MADE THEM LEARN TO READ AND WRITE LATIN, FRENCH AND ENGLISH.
> WELL, I HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU OUT. IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL INFO, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I DO HAVE SOME MORE LETTERS WHERE JOHN MENTIONS DANIEL TO HIS SON. DID DANIEL MARRY DEBBIE? JOHN MENTIONS HER OFTEN WHEN TALKING ABOUT DAN. THERE WAS ALSO A DANIEL WOOD THAT EDWARD LIVED WITH AND WORKED FOR AND THE DEBBIE MIGHT BE FROM THAT RELATIONSHIP.
> WELL, GOOD MAKING THIS CONTACT. TALK TO YOU AGAIN. GINNY
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Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Descendants of Langford Thorne
Hi Kari: All the info is correct, except John Eastmond's middle name. You have it as Allen and it's Allin after his maternal grandmother. Thanks for everything. What site is John Thorn on? Also, John Eastmond wrote Thorne with the E in his letters and that dates back to 1820-1830. Just thought you would like to know that. Talk to you soon. I'll be off for a week or so, going to NJ and visit my children and relatives. Regards, Ginny
The Eastmond Burying Ground, Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ
Researched and transcribed by Trevor Kirkpatrick / photography and page design by David Podmajersky
The Eastmond Burying Ground is located at the end of Wood Ave. and York Ave. in Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ. The burying ground is on a wooded lot and has been badly vandalized to a point that very few grave markers still exist. The first survey of the lot was conducted by Dr. John E. Stillwell about 1860. The author's first survey was conducted in a heavly wooded lot in May 1986 and again in the Spring of 1990. Only six grave markers could be found and several footstones were still in place. The author had been informed that several garve markers had been removed in the past by people in the area using the stone for fill. The author could not prove this except the fact that very few stone fragments could be found.
The burying ground was first started by Jacob Covenhoven Jr. of Middletown with the death of his son Jacob in 1802 and was located on the east side of the family's 159+ acre farm. On July 3,1818, Jacob made his last will and testiment and stated the following "son William to have use of farm and other sons and daughters to have home with him for three years which it is to be divided between them." The will was executed on November 9, 1818.
On February 21,1831, William sold the farm for $2500.00 dollars to John A. Eastmond, an accountant from New York City. The farm consisted of two lots which ran alog Pews Creek on the west side near Shoal Harbor (Port Monmouth). The first lot consisted of 88 acres and the second lot consisted of 71 acres and the burying ground. The deed states the following "Saving and reserving out of the tract last described one quarter of an acre of land for a burying ground to be laid out in a square form at the place at present occupied for burials."
On August 7,1856, John A. Eastmond died and made his oldest surviving son, Edward Eastmond of New York, the executor of his estate. The last will and testiment of John, made March 13, 1845 and, set forth on August 7, 1856, instructed Edward to "sell the land at his option." So on December 4,1856, Edward sold to his brother John S. Eastmond of Middletown for $3,714.75 dollars approximately 46 26/100 acres of the farm tract with the family burying ground. The deed states " reserving out the above description of farm twenty five hundredths of an acre for a place of burial where the burying ground is now located." The farm and burying ground remained in the family, being purchased by Franklin H. Eastmond from John S. Eastmond in 1861 for $6,637.08 dollars and remained in the family of John Franklin Eastmond at least up though the 1960's. In May 2001, the Monmouth County Sheriff's Department, using convict labor, cleaned the cemetery lot and placed a fence around the entrance area off York Ave.
Some of the burials in this Cemetery are:
Mary Eliza Willett, daughter of John and Euphemia (Covenhoven) Willett of Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ, born March 8,1790 in Port Monmouth and died January 10,1872 in Port Monmouth aged 81 years, 9 months and 2 days.
John Allin Eastmond, son of Edward and Martha (Farrendon) Eastmond of Kintbury, Berkshire, England, born January 16,1772 in Kintbury and died August 7,1856 in Port Monmouth aged 84 years, 6 months and 21 days. He was a Teacher when he first came to America on October 15,1794 from England and settled in New Cornwall, Orange County , New York where in 1797 he married his first wife Susanna, daughter of Langford Thorne of New Cornwall. He soon after went into banking and was an accountant, as well as, an attorney . John resided, after his second marriage to Margaret Lawrence, in Staten Island from 1822 till early 1831. He then moved to Port Monmouth in February 1831 with the purchase of the Jacob Covenhoven farm. Epitaph: " Beneath this stone to worms to prey; Himself as poor and low as they; John Eastmond lies in hopes of rest; He denied all further hope a jest; and near on fancy's wing could rise; to heav'n built mansions in the skies; Content from whence he spring to lie; Nor wish's to live nor fear'd to die." ~ Photo
Margaret Eastmond, daughter of Silas and Miriam (_____) Lawrence of Flushing, Queens County, NY and 2nd wife of John A. Eastmond of Staten Island, Richmond County, NY, born February 3,1777 in Flushing and died April 17,1836 in Port Monmouth aged 59 years, 2 months and 14 days. Epitaph: " Underneath this stone doth lie as much virtue as could die, which when alive did vigour give, To as much virtue as could live. She was Margaret Lawrence the wife of John Eastmond. She died on the 17th April 1836. much repretted." "Spectator No.33" (reference to the newspaper obit) ~ Photo
Langford Eastmond, son of John A. and Susanna (Thorne) Eastmond of New Cornwall, Orange County, NY, born May 22,1814 in New Cornwall and died March 10,1895 in Port Monmouth aged 84 years. ~ Photo
Anna Maria Bridgeman, wife of Langford Eastmond of Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ, born November 3,1816 in England and died January 10,1899 in Port Monmouth aged 83 years. ~ Photo
Mary Anna Waters, daughter of Langford and Anna M. (Bridgeman) Eastmond of Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ, born March 27,1858 in Port Monmouth and died January 14,1902 in Port Monmouth aged 44 years. ~ Photo
The following individuals were removed to the Eastmond/Brown Family plot at Fairview Cemetery, Route 35, Middletown, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ on November 11,1899:
Charles Eastmond, son of John Franklin and Flora (Brown) Eastmond of Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ, born 1886 and died August 7,1887 in Port Monmouth of Cholera aged 1 year.
Olive Eastmond, daughter of John Franklin and Flora (Brown) Eastmond of Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ, born February 22,1892 and died March 31, 1893 in Port Monmouth aged 13 months.
Hazel Eastmond, daughter of John Franklin and Flora (Brown) Eastmond of Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ, born September 18,1894 and died September 25,1894 in Port Monmouth aged 7 days.
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