genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name Capt. Ebenezer EASTMAN
Birth 17 Feb 1681, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,51
Death 28 Jul 1748, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire91
Father Philip EASTMAN (1644-1714)
Mother Mary BARNARD (1645-1724)
Marriage 4 Mar 1710, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,91
Spouse Sarah PEASLEE
Birth 15 Aug 1690, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts36,51,91
Father Dr. Joseph* PEASLEE (1646-1734)
Mother Ruth* BARNARD (1651-1723)
1 M Lt. Ebenezer EASTMAN
Birth 3 May 1714, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51
Death 1778, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
2 M Philip EASTMAN
Birth 13 Nov 1715/16, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51
Death 1 Sep 1804, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts81
Spouse Abiah BRADLEY
Marriage 29 May 1739, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire81
3 M Capt. Joseph EASTMAN
Birth 31 Jan 1717/18, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51
Death 7 Mar 1803, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Spouse Abigail MELLEN
Marriage 15 Feb 1739, Hopkington, Middlesex, Massachusetts23
4 M Obadiah EASTMAN
Birth 17 Apr 1720, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51
Death 28 Mar 1767, Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Spouse Mehitable WATTS
Marriage bef 1744
5 M Jeremiah EASTMAN
Birth 27 Mar 1721/22, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51
Death 14 Apr 1811, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Spouse Dorothy CARTER
Marriage 29 Nov 1744, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Birth 8 May 1724, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51
7 M Nathaniel EASTMAN
Birth bap 28 May 1727, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51
Birth 14 Jul 1729, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts51
Spouse Dr. Ezra CARTER
Marriage 30 Jan 1742/43
Birth 28 Feb 1731/32, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire91
Death 14 Apr 1812, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Spouse Elizabeth KIMBALL
Marriage 1756
Notes for Capt. Ebenezer EASTMAN
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EBENEZER,3 Capt., b. Feb. 17, 1681[Hv], son of Philip Eastman and Mary Barnard; "eldest son" in 1714; m. March 4, 1710, SARAH3 PEASLEY (Joseph,2 Joseph1). Capt. Ebenezer Eastman was a prominent citizen of Haverhill and one of the first settlers of Concord, N. H. [ref 36:144]
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Ebenezer Eastman, s. Philip and Mary, Feb. 17, 1681. [ref 51]
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Ebenezer, son of Phillip Eastman, was born in Haverhill, February 17, 1681. His father was taken captive at the same time with the wife and children of Thomas Kimball, of Bradford; and whose house and buildings were burned by the Indians in 1698. From his youth, Ebenezer had been inured to hardship. At the age of twenty-one he joined the regiment of Colonel Wainwright in the expedition against Port Royal. In 1711, when the British fleet, under admiral Walker, destined against Canada, arrived at Boston, Eastman, then about thirty years of age, had command of a company of infantry, which embarked with others in one of the transports. In going up the river St. Lawrence, then encountered a violent northeast storm, in which eight or nine of the transports were wrecked and almost one thousand men lost. The following anecdote is related of Captain Eastman: --As night came on, the orders were that all the transports should follow the admiral's ship, which had a large light hoisted at mast-head for a signal. Captain Eastman was somewhat acquainted with the navigation of the river, having sailed up and down before. In the night, the light of the admiral's ship was not to be seen, and at the time when the fleet were doubling a very dangerous and rocky point. When the admiral's ship had fairly doubled the point and got into line, the light appeared in such a position as to draw the line of ships directly on to that dangerous point. Aware of the danger, Captain Eastman went to the commander, informed him of the peril, and begged him to alter the course of the vessel; but, being then under the influence of liquor, the Captain positively refused to do so, saying he "would follow his admiral if he went to h--l." "Well," said Captain Eastman, "I have no notion of going there, and if you wont alter the course of the vessel, I will." "If you do," replied the Captain, "your head shall be a button for a halter the next morning." Informing his company of their danger, and relying on their support, Captain Eastman ordered the Captain below, and the helmsman to change his course. Thus they escaped the wreck which befel other vessels of the fleet. The next morning, the humbled Captain on his knees acknowledged his deliverer and begged his friendship. On the following day, the admiral came on board, and on seeing Captain Eastman, abruptly asked: "Captain Eastman, where were you when the fleet was cast away?" "Following my admiral," replied he. "Following your admiral!" he exclaimed; "you Yankees are a pack of praying devils -- you saved yourselves but sent my men to h--l." Soon after his return, Eastman entered with seal into the projected settlement of Penacook, and was one of the most influential, persavering and useful citizens. He married, March 4, 1710, Sarah Peaslee, of Haverhill, daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Peaslee. Among the many traditionary anecdotes, it is related that soon after settling in Penacook, Eastman made a journey to Haverhill on horse-back, purchased a barrel of molasses, and contriving what was called a cart, -- formed with two shafts, one end of which was fastened to the horse and the other dragged on the ground -- lashed on his barrel of molasses and proceeded on his journey homeward, along the path through the wilderness. He got along very well until he came to the Soucook(?) River. After crossing, the hill was very steep, and the horse would frequently stop to rest a few moments. Having nearly reached the top of the hill, the rigging gave way, down went his barrel of molasses at full speed, and triking a tree, was dashed in pieces. "Oh dear! exclaimed the Captain, "my wife will comb my head -- yes, and harrow it too!" Captain Eastman went to Cape Breton twice -- the first time, March 1, 1745, in command of a company, and was present at the reduction and surrender of Louisburg, June 16th. He returned November 10, 1745. Early the next year he went again, and returned home July 9, 1746. He died July 26, 1748, and his descendants are to this day among the most prominent and influential citizens of Concord. ["The History of Haverhill" pp 254-56]
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Savage's information for Ebenezer is error
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Notes for Sarah PEASLEE
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SARAH,3 b. Aug. 15, 1690[Hv]; m. March 4, 1710, EBENEZER3 EASTMAN. [ref 36:282]
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Sarah Peasely, d. Joseph, jr. and Ruth (Barnard), Aug. 15, 1690. [ref 51]
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The historians of Concord, New Hampshire, and of Haverhill, Massachusetts, state that "Capt. Ebenezer Eastman married March 4, 1710, Sarah Peaslee, of Haverhill, daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Peaslee;" evidently an error, as the eldest child of Nathaniel was not born until 1703. Sarah Peaslee, daughter of Joseph and sister of Nathaniel, married Capt. Ebenezer Eastman. Sarah, born August 15, 1690, youngest daughter of Joseph Peaslee, son of Joseph, married Captain Ebenezer Eastman, one of the petitioners for the township of Pennycook, at whose tavern in Haverhill the committee of the General Court met for the examination of persons to be admitted as settlers of the new town. Each settler was to pay five pounds, and agree to build a good house for his family within three years. They also agreed to build a block house forty feet by twenty-five, to be used as a garrison and meeting-house. They were to pay all expenses of cutting a road through the wilderness, and of laying the lots by surveyors and chainmen. Captain Eastman and Sarah Peaslee were married March 4, 1710. When they left Haverhill for their new home they had six children*. Children**: Ebenezer, Phillip, Joseph, Nathaniel, Jeremiah, Obadiah, Ruth, Moses. Ebenezer Eastman's team - six yoke of oxen, with a cart, was the first that crossed the wilderness from Haverhill to Pennycook. With rum, Captain Eastman overcame the scruples of a friendly Indian, who protested against the cutting of his grass by the Captain and his boys. The drink put the Indian in so generous a mood that he allowed the grass to be cut and taken away, and was ever after on good terms with the Eastman family. In the year 1746 "houses not connected with garrisons were deserted by their owners and the furniture removed. Men went forth to their labor in companies, always carrying their arms with them, and one or more of the number placed on guard." Their garrisons or forts were made of hewn logs laid flat upon each other, the ends inserted in grooves cut in large posts, erected at each corner. The logs were raised high in order to protect the dwellings, and in the corners were boxes where sentinels kept watch. The house of Capt. Eastman was within one of these garrisons, and in it thirteen other families were "ordered and stated." Indians were in the vicinity and the settlers were greatly alarmed. August 11, 1746, five men were killed. At the time of this massacre "Capt. Eastman and his family were in a garrison on the east side of the river, where, subsequently, he erected on or near the spot, a large two-story house." Mr. Eastman died July 28, 1748, before the house was finished. [ref 91:9,29,33-36]
*all children except Moses were born in Haverhill; the move to Pennycook would have been between 1729 and 1732 and would have involved 8 children (7 if Sarah died young)
**child omitted: Sarah
(all the dates given for children's births are probably in error)
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