Copy of the Death Record out of the Dearborn County Health Department Book Year 1911, Page 41

This death record of my gg-grandfather John Easton
born 26 Sep 1822 Indiana - died 10 Aug 1911 Indiana
shows his parents names as
John Easten born in Penn. (Pennsylvania) and Mary Wallace born in Kentucky
(note -- Easton is spelled as EASTEN both times on this record)

John Easton II's census record for 1880 KY-Jefferson County-Cross Roads
has his name spelled as John EASTEN
and also shows father's birthplace as PA and mother's birthplace as KY

But I also saw his sister Mary Jane Easton Goodpaster's death record
Year 1899, Page 1 and it shows parents' names as
John Easton born in Canada? and Mary A. Wallace born in Kentucky

But at least we know Mary's maiden name now.
Now will try to find out if she married John Easton in Ky. or in Indiana ?
Maybe he met and married her in KY on his way from PA to Dearborn County, IN. ?

We know John Easton I (b. abt 1790) was in Dearborn County INDIANA by May 1813 when he enlisted in the Indiana Militia there.
And we know that the John and Mary Easton family were in Aurora, Dearborn County INDIANA during the 1820, 1830 and 1840 census years.

And perhaps after John Easton I (born abt. 1790) was killed in Aurora, Dearborn County IN on Christmas Day, December 25, 1840,
the mother Mary and sons John II and James left Dearborn County IN and joined the other two sons that had already been in Bullitt County KY.
As per the Bullitt County KY marriage records - the son David Easton had married Mary A. Sanders on 3 Dec 1835
and the son Robert Easton had married Elizabeth Sanders on 29 Nov 1838.

WHY did those 2 sons leave Dearborn County IN before the rest of the family?

Was the mother MARY WALLACE born in and from Bullitt County KY ?

After leaving Dearborn County IN after the 1840 census, it appears that MARY WALLACE EASTON lived with her son John Easton II
and his family through the 1860 census where she is listed as being 64 years old in Bullitt County KY.
This is where MARY WALLACE EASTON's trail ends in 1860 Bullitt County KY.
I have not found when she died or where she is buried.

If you have any additional information, please email me at eastonhistory@fuse.net.
I'd love to hear from you!

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