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Rev Caleb Witt Easterly
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1821
Greene County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec., 1893
Jackson County
Illinois, USA

Caleb Witt Easterly was born to the parentage of Casper and Elizabeth, "Becky", Biebel/Bible Easterly. Caleb and his wife, Rebecca Jane Jacobs Easterly were married 07 Jan 1847 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. They together with Rebecca Jane's father and step-mother migrated Illinois in Abt 1849. Caleb Witt and Rebecca Jane Easterly had 6 children, one of whom was Lewis A Easterly, buried near them as well.

Other Easterlys were already in Jackson County by that time and the Jacobs family remained where they landed in Pope County, Illinois, until later when they too came to Jackson County.

It was Casper Easterly who owned many acres of land around where Easterly Corners is located on Old Route 13 between Murphysboro and Carbondale and it was Casper Easterly who donated the land on which now stands Pleasant Grove Memorial Cemetery.

The following quoted material came from Sue Reed, who surveyed the Reiman Farm Cemetery before 1998 and placed this on the USGENWEB/Jackson County webpage on-line.

The burial plot of Rebecca Jane Jacobs Easterly is located: "Rt 4 to Sugar Hill Road. Kings Cemetery will be the first cemetery you pass; this unnamed cemetery is just around the bend, on the Reiman Farm outside Ava, Illinois. At this cemetery are the following: Rev Caleb W. Easterly, 1821-1893; Lewis A. Easterly, 1858-1919; and behind this one is a stone that reads, 'RJE'". This latter stone carries the initials of Rebecca Jane Easterly. 
Family links: 
  Casper Branner Easterly (1783 - 1862)
  Elizabeth Bible Easterly (1786 - 1863)
  Rebecca Jane Jacobs Easterly (1826 - 1901)
  James Parker Easterly (1851 - 1932)*
  Elizabeth M Easterly (1861 - 1873)*
  Sarah Emmaline Easterly Davis (1864 - 1928)*
  Margaret Easterly Mims (1807 - 1899)*
  Mary Elizabeth Easterly Trobaugh (1809 - 1879)*
  Mary Elizabeth Easterly Trobaugh (1809 - 1879)*
  Aaron Easterly (1811 - 1870)*
  Moses Easterly (1812 - 1881)*
  Philip Easterly (1815 - 1897)*
  Caleb Witt Easterly (1821 - 1893)
  Elbert Sevier Easterly (1828 - 1875)*
  Branner Casper Easterly (1831 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Graff Cemetery
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: William McIntyre Danner
Record added: Nov 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61727312


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