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EASTERLING Family


The Easterling family in Marion County is an importation from Marlborough - a very extensive and respectable family in that county. James Easterling married a Miss Manship, a sister of Rev. Charles Manship, of Marlborough, and came down into Marion and first settled near what was then called Bethea's Cross Roads, now the Widow Ann Manning's, and moved on a place on the north side of Catfish, and just at the lower end of Catfish Bay, where he lived the remainder of his life. He raised a considerable family of sons and daughters; his sons were Enos, Silas and I think, John, Tristram, Henry and James F., and several daughters, whose names are not all remembered. ... Of the daughters of "Jimmy" one married a Fletcher - John Fletcher, I believe, of Marlborough. Another daughter, Celia married a Matthew Watson. The young daughter, Sallie, a very pretty girl went to Alabama with one of her brothers Enos or Silas and married in that State, near a town called Benton, on the Alabama River, a man by the name of Melton.


--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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