|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1761|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1831|
From the History and Genealogy of the Eastman Family of America: Containing Biographical Sketches and Genealogies of Both Males and Females, Compiled by Guy S. Rix, 1901:
"284. Benjamin Eastman, born in Kingston, N. H., Oct. 27, 1761; died in Strong, Me., July 14, 1831; married Feb. 6, 1783, Ann Carr Barker, born in Fort Weston, Augusta, Me., Sept. 8, 1766; died in Strong, Me., March 29, 1852. She was the daughter of John and Grace (Wright) Barker, formerly of Hanover, Mass. John Barker, with his father, owned and worked a foundry for casting bells, etc., and during the Revolution cast cannon for the army. In after years the works were destroyed by fire, and soon after the family removed to Maine. Mrs. Eastman received her name from her grandmother, Ann Carr, daughter of Sir John Carr, son of Sir Robert Carr, who was appointed one of a commission of four to settle a controversy between Connecticut and Massachusetts, as to the ownership of Rhode Island. This decision was rendered to King Charles, dated at Warwick, April 4th, 1665. It is told by the family that Sir Robert Carr was the first governor of Rhode Island, but it is not so. William Coddington was the first governor of Rhode Island. Caleb Carr, probably a son of Sir Robert, was elected governor in May, 1695, and died while in office, making four who died while in office. Mr. Eastman resided in Dresden, Mt. Vernon and Avon, Me.
734. i. Samuel, b. in Mt. Vernon, Me., Oct. 27, 1794; d. in Strong, Jan. 20, 1864; m. Jane Hitchcock.
735. ii. Susannah, b. in Mt. Vernon, Jan. 18, 1786; d. in Charleston, Me., Aug. 21, 1865; m. David Stinson.
736. iii. Nancy, b. in Mt. Vernon, Feb. 6, 1786; d. in Strong, July 12, 1873; m. Lemuel Delano.
737. iv. Martha, b. in Mt. Vernon, April 20, 1790; d. in Ohio, Feb. 9, 1862; m. Ephriam Stevens.
738. v. Violetta, b. in Mt. Vernon, July 31, 1792; d. in Strong, May 11, 1881; m. Benjamin Hitchcock.
739. vii. John B., b. in Mt. Vernon, April 2, 1796; d. in Illinois, April 7, 1860; m. Sibyl Stevens.
viii. Edward, b. in Mt. Vernon, March 8, 1798; d. in Mt. Vernon, Oct. 5, 1800.
740. ix. Benjamin Franklin, b. .in Mt. Vernon, Nov. 15, 1800; d. Feb 10, 1894; m. Eliza Dyer.
741. x. Eliza W., b. in Mt. Vernon, April 28, 1803; d. in Haverhill, Mass., March 29, 1872; m. John Carr.
742. xi. Philip A., b. in Avon, Me., July 29, 1805; d. in Illinois, April 18, 1863; m. Mary Day."
Bio by Kathleen Clemence
Ann Carr Barker Eastman (1766 - 1852)*
Samuel Eastman (1784 - 1864)*
Susan Eastman Stimson (1786 - 1863)*
Nancy Eastman Delano (1788 - 1873)*
Violette M Eastman Hitchcock (1792 - 1881)*
John B Eastman (1796 - 1860)*
Philip A Eastman (1805 - 1863)*
Strong Village Cemetery
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