NameWalter C. Easterling
Birth6 Mar 1826, Magoffin Co., Kentucky
Death9 Sep 1913, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Marriage26 Feb 1846, Morgan Co., Kentucky
SpouseEliza Jane Downing, GGG Aunt
Birth2 Sep 1826, Montgomery Co., Kentucky
Death8 Dec 1914, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1847, Morgan Co., Kentucky
DeathMorgan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1849, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1851, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth21 Jan 1853, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death21 Jan 1935, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth13 Jun 1855, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth24 Jan 1857, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death21 Oct 1940, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth29 Jan 1860, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death6 Jan 1942, Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio
Birthabt 1862, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Walter C. Easterling
His death certificate records Walter C. Easterling, born 6 March 1821 in Magoffin Co., Ky, died 9 Sep 1913 in Morgan Co., marital status field blank, cause of death “not known unless advanced age”, informant W. T. Easterling, Florress, Ky.
Notes for Eliza Jane Downing
Her death certificate records Liza Easterling, age 88 years 3 months 10 days, born 8 Sep 1826 in Indiana, died 8 Dec 1914 in Morgan Co., Ky, widowed, father James Downing, mother’s maiden name Mary McCormick, informant C. H. Black, Florress, Ky, cause of death blank.
Notes for Walter C. & Eliza Jane (Family)
Morgan Co. marriage register book 1, p. 75, on LDS microfilm #839,918, records the marriage of Walter C. Easterling and Eliza Jane Downing on 26 Feb 1846.
1850 Census of Morgan Co., KY, lists family #788:
Walter C. Easterling, 24; Eliza, 23; Mary, 3; James, 1. All born in KY.
1860 census of Morgan Co., KY, West Liberty Dist. 1, lists family #143:
Walter C. Easterling, 34; Eliza J., 33; James D., 11; Joanah, 9; Nancy, 7; Cyntha, 5; William T., 3; Leila O., 5/12; Harvey Johnson, 18.
1870 census of Morgan Co., Ky, River precinct, enumerated 5 Aug, lists on p. 12 as family #78:
Easterling, Walter C., farmer, 44; Eliza J., 43; Joanna, 19; Nancy, 17; Cyntha A., 15; William F., 13; Susan C., 10; Rebecca F., 7; Nickel, Mary, 23; Naoma, 7/12. All born in Ky.
Susan C. must be the daughter listed as Leila O. age 5 months in 1860, because the 1900 census gives Susan’s birthdate as Jan 1860. Mary is their daughter.
1880 census of Morgan Co., Ky, River precinct, enumerated 7 June, lists on p. 8 as family #75:
Easterling, W. C., 53, farmer; Eliza J., 52, wife; Mary, 33, dau, divorced; William T., 23, son; Nancy, 25, dau; Rebecca F., dau, 17; Naoma, 10, servant; Elam, Isaac L, servant. All born Ky Ky Ky.
Naoma’s surname should be Nickell. She is the same Naoma who was listed as age 7 months in the 1870 census, and is the daughter of Mary who is listed as divorced here.
1900 census of Morgan Co., Ky, River precinct, enumerated 5 June, lists on p. 3B as family #50/53:
Easterling, Walt, 74, b. March 1826, Ky Va Va, farmer; Eliza J., wife, 74, b. Sep 1826, Ky Va Va; Lemaster, Willam, grandson, 13, b. March 1887, Ky Ky Ky.
Two of Walter and Eliza’s daughters married Lemasters, but Nancy was listed in the same census year with her husband David, with the number of children count being zero, and a niece Flora Lemaster. So William must be the son of Fleming Lemaster and Rebecca Easterling.
1910 census of Morgan Co., Ky, River precinct, enumerated 20 April, lists on p. 3A as family #33/38:
Easterling, Walter C., 84, b. Ky Va Va; Eliza J., wife, 83, b. Ky not known Ky, first marriage for both, married 68 years, mother of 8 children, 6 living; Nickell, Mary E., dau, 63, b. Ky Ky Ky, widowed, mother of 1 child, 1 living.
The dwelling is shared by their grandson William Lemaster.