NameWilliam Thomas Easterling, 1C3R
Birth24 Jan 1857, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death21 Oct 1940, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Marriage24 Jan 1881, Morgan Co., Kentucky
SpouseDelilah E. “Dee” Nickell
Birth27 Jun 1865, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death5 Jan 1931, Morgan Co., Kentucky
BirthAug 1884, Morgan Co., Kentucky
BirthFeb 1890, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth5 Nov 1899, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death8 Jul 1935, Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1903, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Notes for William Thomas Easterling
Morgan County birth records on LDS microfilm #0126,835 record birth of William T. Easterling on 24 Jan 1857 to Walter C. Easterling and Eliza J. Downing.
His death certificate records William Thomas Easterling, age 84 years 8 months 27 days, born 24 Jan 1856 in Kentucky, died 21 Oct 1940 in Floress, Morgan Co., Ky, widower, late wife Delilah Easterling, occupation farming, father Walter Easterling, mother’s maiden name Eliza Downing, cause of death dysentery, informant C. H. Black, West Liberty, Ky, burial in Easterling Cem.
Notes for Delilah E. “Dee” Nickell
Her death certificate records Delia Earstling, age 67 years 6 months 9 days, born 27 June 1863 in Ky, died 5 Jan 1931 in Lacy Creek, Morgan Co., Ky, married, wife of W. T. Easterling, father Jackson Nickell, mother’s maiden name Louisa Prater, both born in Ky, cause of death appopexy due to arteriosclorosis, informant Ollie Easterling, Floress, Ky, burial in home cemetery.
Her gravestone has the years 1865 - 1931, and the 1870 census listed her as age 5.
Notes for William Thomas & Delilah E. “Dee” (Family)
Morgan Co., Ky marriage records list the marriage on 24 Jan 1881 of William G. Easterling and Delila Nickell, by R. C. Maxey at his house, witnesses W. C. May and Laura Quicksall.
1900 census of Morgan Co., Ky, River precinct, enumerated 5 June, lists on p. 3B as family #46/49:
Easterling, William T., 43, b. Jan 1857, farmer; Delila E., wife, 33, b. June 1867, married 19 years, mother of 4 children, 4 living; Mertie, dau, 15, b. Aug 1884; Mary F., dau, 10, b. Feb 1890; Ollie S., son, 6/12, b. Nov 1900. All born Ky Ky Ky.
If the number of living children count is accurate, there was probably another child older than Mertie who had already left home. The birthdate for Ollie is obviously high by one year, since Nov 1900 had not yet arrived.
William’s parents are four households below, at #50/53.
1910 census of Morgan Co., Ky, River precinct, enumerated 21 April, lists on p. 4B as family #58/63:
Easterling, W. T., 53, farmer; Delila E., wife, 45, first marriage for both, married 29 years, mother of 5 chilldren, 5 living; Mary A., dau, 20; Ollie S., son, 10; Lula K, dau, 7. All born Ky Ky Ky.
The next three households are also headed by Easterlings: T. H. age 25, J. C. age 67, and U. G. age 33. (This enumerator listed most men by their initials.)
1920 census of Morgan Co., Ky, Lacy Creek precinct, enumerated 30 Jan, lists on p. 15B as family #254:
Easterling, William T., 63, farmer; Delila, wife, 55; Ollie S., son, 20; Loula, dau, 16. All born Ky Ky Ky.
The preceding household is headed by Thomas H. Easterling age 35, and the following one by Thomas J. Elam age 50.
1930 census of Morgan Co., Ky, district 4, Lacy’s Creek, enumerated 7 April, lists on p. 10B as family #113/114:
Easterling, William T., 73, age at first marriage 24, farming; Delila C., wife, 65, age at first marriage 16. Both born Ky Ky Ky.