Levi W. Eastman Article

LEVI W. EASTMAN, farmer, P. 0. McKean, was born in Addison Co., Vt., May 6, 1842, son of Levi Eastman, born on the estate of Gen. Ethan Allen, Vermont, Dec. 14, 1802, who married Martha Bailey (nee Warner), a widow, born May 16, 1798, and had a family of 7 children, of whom Sarah, Ruby, Ezra T., Dameras, Elizabeth and Levi W. are now living.

Ruby married Dr. George Carnahan, who was a Surgeon in the Union army. They resided in Missouri during the war. Dr. Carnahan is now dead.

Levi Eastman, the elder, came to Erie Co. in 1858, and settled in Elk Creek Township; he now resides with his son, Levi W.; Martha Bailey, his wife, died Dec. 21, 1872. Levi W. Eastman, our subject, married, April 9, 1866, Elizabeth Phillips, born Dec. 6, 1845, daughter of James and Emily (Kimble) Phillips, mentioned in Wm. W. Phillips' biography. By this union there were 7 children, viz., Claude W.**, born Feb. 8, 1867; Clarence B., Nov. 5, 1869; Minnie E., May 15, 1870; Leonora, Sept. 18, 1872; Archie B., July 21, 1875; Ella L., Jan. 5, 1879, and Roy, Feb. 16, 1884.

Mr. Eastman volunteered Jan. 6, 1863, in Co. I, 14th Penn. Cavalry as private. This regiment was in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division under Maj. Gen. W. B. Averell, and operated in the Department of Southwestern Virginia. Private Eastman" took part in the following engagements, from May 10, 1864: Wytheville, Newmarket, Lynchburg, Liberty, Salem and Bunker Hill, Va., Point of Rocks, Md., Snicker's Gap, Newtown and Martinsburg, Va., Clear Spring, Md., Moorfield and Cedar Creek, Va. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Feb. 5, 1865, his last engagement being at Ashley's Gap, Feb. 19.

Mr. Eastman now owns a fine farm, comprising 95 acres, situated 2 miles from Middleboro on the Erie & Edinboro road. In politics, he is a Republican.

Source: http://pa-files.biofiles.us/Erie1884.McKean-A-L.htm
ID: I531050144
Name: Elizabeth Christina PHILLIPS
Given Name: Elizabeth Christina
Sex: F
Birth: 6 Oct 1845 in Erie, PA
Change Date: 11 Mar 2003

Father: James PHILLIPS b: 1805
Mother: Emily KIMBLE b: 1805

Marriage 1 Levi W. EASTMAN

**Claude W. Eastman moved from Pennsylvania to North Dakota, married Jennie ?, and had 3 children by the year 1910.

Here are excerpts of the1900 and 1910 census of Ransom County, ND showing Claude W. Eastman and his family. (Source: U.S. GenWeb Project - http://www.us-census.org/)