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Updated March 23, 2013

I am researching the Eastman family and some branches -- in particular Blyth, Jackson, Lodge, Nichols, Reifel, Speed, and Wright.

I NEED YOUR HELP! I have an album of Eastman family photos, most of them unidentified. I have included one below. Please click on the link "CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS (EAST)MAN?" If you can possibly identify him, please email me. The photo is circa 1875.

The family of Jacob and Mary (Spalding) Eastman almost certainly lived on Chick Road in Parsonsfield between approximately 1800 and 1870. The home passed from Jacob to his son John Spaulding Eastman, and the Chick family were their neighbors. Although I have searched many Parsonsfield cemeteries, I have been unable to find the graves of Jacob Eastman (died in 1855 in Parsonsfield), Mary (Spalding) Eastman (died after 1860), or John Spaulding Eastman (died 1872 in Parsonsfield). IF ANYONE CURRENTLY LIVING IN PARSONSFIELD, ME, (particularly near Chick Road) HAS A LITTLE CEMETERY IN HIS BACK YARD, I'D CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOUR HAVING A LOOK FOR JACOB EASTMAN!!! In fact, I'd be glad to hear of any Eastman buried in Parsonsfield. They're all related!

I have visited the grave of Jacob's son Taylor Eastman in Parsonsfield. I have also visited the grave of Jacob's son Ezekiel Eastman. Ezekiel is buried at the Depot Cemetery in Rumney, NH, with his wife Abigail Copp, son Alfred A. Eastman, son Henry Hoyt Eastman, and Henry's wife Caroline Augusta Preston.

Does anyone know a JACOB NICHOLS who married (1) Sybil(Sibbel) WRIGHT in 1814 in Dunstable, NH, and (2) Hannah WEST sometime around 1840? Jacob Nichols was born in 1789, possibly in Amherst, NH, and he died on September 11, 1878 in Londonderry, NH. I have posted a picture of his tombstone at the Virtual Cemetery.

Does anyone recognize NICHOLS names such as
Jacob Nichols, Jr. (b. 1814, married Almira Bixby)
James Nichols (b. 1816)
Mary M. Nichols (b. 1817, married Samuel Locke)
Joseph Nichols (b. 1820, married Nina E. McGuire)
William C. Nichols (b. 1822, married Abby Combs)
Sarah A. Nichols (b. 1825, married John M. Pope)
Eliza Jane Nichols (b.1829, married Daniel Eastman)
Frances A. Nichols (b. 1831, married Reuben Place)
Susan H. Nichols (b. 1834, married Eleazur B. Buzzell)
George H. Nichols (b. 1843)
Josephine Nichols (b. 1844, married Charles H. Marsh)
John Q. Nichols (b. 1845, married Annie J. Haggerty)
Elizabeth Nichols (b. 1847, married Andrew York)
Margaret Nichols (b. 1849)
Eldora Nichols (b. 1852, married Charles H. Watts)
James M. Nichols (b. 1855, married Emma L. Dyer)
Ira E. Nichols
Ida M.(Nichols)(Lyman) Cunningham
Almira Bixby Nichols (b. @1815, married Jacob Nichols, Jr.)

Knight Nichols living in Amherst, NH, in 1790.

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Wishing you all Happy Hunting!
March 23, 2013


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  • Daniel Eastman, son of Ezekiel Eastman (61 KB)
    Daniel (David) Eastman, born 1828, Moultonborough, NH, son of Ezekiel and Abigail (Copp) Eastman, married Eliza Jane Nichols, 1848, Lowell, MA, died 1875 Lawrence, MA.
  • Eliza Jane Nichols, born 1829, Bedford, NH (10 KB)
    Eliza Jane Nichols, daughter of Jacob and Sibbel (Wright) Nichols, born 1829, Bedford, NH, married Daniel Eastman, 1848, Lowell, MA, married 2nd Jeremiah P. Burnham, 1880, Lawrence, MA, died 1896, Lawrence, MA.
  • Fred Eastman, son of Daniel Eastman (51 KB)
    Fred Eastman, born 1857, Madison, WI, son of Daniel and Eliza Jane (Nichols) Eastman, married Mary Jane Blyth, 1882, Lawrence, MA, died 1932, Lawrence, MA.
  • Mary Jane (Blyth) Eastman, daughter of John Blyth (55 KB)
    Mary Jane Blyth, born 1858, Lawrence, MA, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Carr) Blyth, married Fred Eastman, 1882, Lawrence, MA, died 1929, Lawrence, MA.
    This photo appears in an album of the Eastman family. There is no identification. Judging from other photos in the album, it might have been taken prior to 1875.

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  • Jacob Nichols of Amherst NH 1789-1878 (249 KB)
    Descendants of Jacob Nichols, born 1789 in Amherst, NH, died 1878 in Londonderry, NH, and his two wives -- (1) Sibel Wright 1793-1838 and (2) Hannah West 1817-1907
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