I may some information for you. Two of Thomas's children married into my
line of Whitsons. James Pendleton (born 1829) married Narcissus Whitson and
John Jefferson East (born 1824) married Patsey Henson (who is connected to
the Whitson line).
The story that is printed in the History of Grand Tower (published in 2000)
indicates that Thomas was born in France snd stowed away on a ship when very
If you are interested in trading information, please contact me privately.
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Subject: [ILJACKSON] Easts of Jackson County, Ill.
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Looking for information on Thomas East, who was in Jackson County, Ill.,
by 1818 and died after 1860. His wife was Delilah ? According to 1850 and
1860 censues, he was born in South Carolina about 1799.
But, according to bio from Jackson County, he was born in France and
stowed away on a boat in 1801. According to the listing in the 1870 Census
for his son, James P. East, he was born in France.
Where's the truth?
I know of 4 children--James, my GGgrandfather, John Jefferson, Singleton,
and Lucinda Ellen.
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