Biography of John H. Eastman


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Eastman, John H., was born in Ellisburgh, N. Y., March 5, 1838, a son of Austin (born October 11, 1809) and Sallie (Williams) (born October 26, 1812) Eastman, daughter of William Williams, one of the early settlers of the town of Ellisburgh. Mr. Eastman's grandfather, Enos Eastman, came from Rupert, Vt., to Ellisburgh in an early day, where he lived and died. Austin Eastman was a farmer and owned 140 acres of land; he and his wife had two sons, Charles A., born October 27, 1836, died June 11, 1895, and John H. (the subject). Charles A. and John H. were educated in the Belleville Academy and Bassett's Business College of Syracuse, graduating from the latter institution about 1859. They both engaged in farming and at one time owned 1,800 acres of land which they had made for themselves. John H. is one of the largest, if not the largest, taxpayer in the town of Ellisburgh and has been one of the most successful men financially of the town. He has given to his relatives at least $20,000 during the last few years. Besides his farming interests he is one of the directors of the Citizens' Bank of Adams, N. Y.

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