Easley, William Miller's great great great great granddaughter is Thigpen, Barbara Kim
This is labeled 'Grandpa Easley'. For some reason that I have forgotton, I was almost certain it is William Miller Easley. Some photos lower in the page are of Easley paternal line. I'm sorry that I never joined [or sponsored] a working forum. I have been puzzling over the Easley mystery, gathering some clues. Here is my relationship with it: ]
Easley, William Miller
1804 - 1886
Easley, Samuel Franklin
1824 - 1920
Easley, Peter H
1857 - 1921
Easley, Mary Ethel
1891 - 1988
Huskey, Velora Virginia
1912 - 1999
Deason, Barbara Gail
1938 - 1998
Thigpen, Barbara Kim
Details: Easley, William Miller's son's son's daughter's daughter's daughter's daughter is Thigpen, Barbara Kim
Names: Easley, William Miller son Easley, Samuel Franklin son Easley, Peter H daughter Easley, Mary Ethel daughter Huskey, Velora Virginia daughter Deason, Barbara Gail daughter Thigpen, Barbara Kim
[My Easley line is stuck on William Miller Easley, also. It goes through Samuel Franklin Easley,
then Peter H. Easley, then Mary Ethel Easley, my maternal great~grandmother, who married postman
James Franklin Huskey.] [My personal notes in brackets]
# b. Jan 19 1804
* [1795?] Tennessee. [or Tuscumbia, Alabama?]
# d. Mar 02 1886
* Alcorn County, Mississippi. [Alcorm?]
# e. Burial
* Tuscumbia Baptist Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS.
# m. Duncan, Nancy
* Jan 01 1820
* [June?] Maury Co., TN.
* d. BEF 1840
[Where text reads 'I' & 'my', it's the person who posted the info. Since this line is mysterious; I
leave it as it is, for research purposes.] [[I have a little more about Nancy Duncan, William's first wife in Tribal Tree Stories section.
I'm sorry this is repetitive. If you [Easley Project Admin] wish, you may select and post whatever part of it is appropriate to post, and where. I would like to be tested when I can afford it. I don't have a paying job, but take care of grand~child or two. I have three daughters and a son; and three grand~daughters and a grand~son. My sister has two sons and 2 grand~daughters. My half sister, by the same mother, has two sons. I joined Tribal Tree asster that, to chart ancestors. In one year, I have over 4000 entries, many of whom are multiple repeats.]
William M. Easley and his first wife Nancy with four children listed: John Quincy, William, Lucinda,
and Levi. All were listed as being born in Alabama. With his second wife, Charlotte, William is
listed as having several children also: Jasper, Louisa Elizabeth, Gilbert, Nancy, Newton, and Martha.
I believe that I am a direct descendant of William M. Easley and his first wife, Nancy, and their
son William Easley. In all of the gedcoms and comments I have read, I have never seen William and
Nancy's son, William, listed with any spouse or children, so I am assuming that most researchers do
not know what happened to him. His birth date is estimated to be about 1832.
In my research, I have kept coming back to William Easley and Nancy and Charlotte. On the 1850 Old
Tishomingo County, Mississippi Census, I found William Easley and his wife Charlotte and his
children, William (age 18), Lucinda (age 14), Levi (age 12), Jasper (age 8), Louisa (age 7), and
Gilbert (age 6 mo.?). The William (age 18) seems to be the right age for my ancestor, and it also
states that he was born in Alabama which is also the listed birthplace of my William Easley on the
1900 census. My ancestor was named William G. Easley. In 1853, the county right below Tishomingo
named Itawamba, shows a William G. Easley on the state census. I believe this is my William G.
Easley. If he is the son of William M. and Nancy Easley, then he would be 21 in 1853, and he may
have moved to Itawamba County. In 1855, my William G. Easley married an Emaline Baker in Itawamba
County. He would have been 23 years old when he married Emaline if he were the son of William M. and
Nancy Easley. My William G. and Emaline Easley named their only known daughter, Lucinda. Their
oldest son, Hartwell Timothy, named his only son, William Levi.
Due to my William being in the right place at the right time and the birthplace being the same, and
due to the names of William, Lucinda, and Levi in my family, I really think that William M. and
Nancy Easley may be my direct ancestors through their son, William, and that my William G.'s
descendants may have been named after his brother, Levi, and sister, Lucinda. I also noted that John
Quincy Easley, who appears to be the oldest son of William M. and Nancy, named his son William
Greene Easley. This makes me wonder if my William G. Easley had Greene as his middle name, and his
possible brother, John Quincy, named his son after his brother William. I found William M. and
Charlotte Easley and their children again on the 1870 Alcorn County, Mississippi Census also.
William's son Levi and his family appears to be on the same page.
# Name: William Easley
# ALIA: Wm. /Earley/
# Name: Walter Easley
# Name: Wm. Easley
# Birth: 3 OCT 1815 in probably Cumberland County, Kentucky
# Death: 28 APR 1883 in Paradise, Texas
Was in Adair Co., MO. 1874 moved to Texas and settled at Thorp Springs near Grandberry. m. 8
November 1860, Macon Co., MO, Phoebe Sophia Teter/Teeters, dau. of George Teter of Chariton Twp.,
Macon Co., MO. Served in the Mexican War, for which Phoebe received a pension, for which 8 June 1887
at Montague Co. Court, Red River Station, TX.
1850 census, Schuyler Co., IL, listed William Easley, age 35, at the home of his father as a "surg.
Went to California in the Gold Rush with his brother, Thomas Moody Easley.
Affidavit, 10 April 1888, signed by F. F. Hall, J.A. Thomas, and A. H. Barrick, Wise Co., TX, that
they were all present at the death of Dr. William Easley at the residence of a Dr. M. W. Mathews of
Paradise, TX, and at his burial also.///
Maury Co. TN Marriages (FHL film 549,201)
Miller Earley/Easley to Nancy Duncan, 1 Jan. 1820 by Sion Record (pg.44)William Easley
Birth: 1813 Tn Franklin
Death: 25 Aug 1854 Alabama, USA
Father: Benjamin Easley
Mother: Mary Murphree
Birth: 15 Aug 1816 Kentucky, USA
Father: Daniel Easley
Mother: Nancy Deatherage
Birth: 1807 Grainger, Tennessee, USA
Father: Miller Woodson Easley
Mother: Mary Lyon
Birth: 1806 Rutledge, Grainger, Tennessee, USA
Death: 1884 Macon, Missouri, USA
Father: Miller Woodson Easley
Mother: Mary Lyon
Birth: 1791 North Carolina, USA
Death: 25 Sep 1857 Sangamon, Illinois, USA
Father: Warham Easley
Father: Richard Millington Easley
Mother: Martha Jones
Birth: 22 Jan 1828 Tennessee, USA
Father: Robert P Easley
Mother: Elizabeth P Lewis
Birth: 3 Oct 1815 Comberland Ky
Death: 28 Apr 1883 Paradise, Wise Tx
Father: Jesse Easley
Mother: Elizabeth Higginbottom Born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA on 1774 to John Easley and
Ann Gowen. William married Sarah. William married Sarah Graham and had 6 children. He passed away on
18 Aug 1844 in Montana, USA.William M. Easley - 2nd Lt. . Captured at Jackson, Tenn. Jan. 22, 1864.
Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, then to Ft. Delaware, Md.Muster Roll for Company B, 18th Tennessee Infantry
Men from Sumner and Davidson Counties
Maury Co. TN on 1 January
1820 to Miller Earley or Easley, married by Sion Record. EASLEY, William M Born on January 19, 1804
in Tennessee. Married Nancy Duncan. Nancy was born before 1824 and died sometime before 1842. He had
seven children with Nancy before her death. He then married Charlotty SMITH in about 1842.Charlotty
was born on August 15, 1823 and died February 1, 1879. They had eleven children of their own.
William died on March 2, 1888 in Alcorn County, Mississippi.//William was born on 19 Jan 1804 in
Tennessee. He died on 2 Mar 1886 in Alcorn Co., MS. He was buried in Tuscumbia Baptist Cemetery,
Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS.//Nancy bore him 7 children. from 1823-1840.Nancy passed away in 1840 around
the same time William moved to Tishomingo ,MS.He had 11 children with 2nd wife Charlotty Smith.He
passed away in 1888.His wife Charlotty passed away in the 1870s//William M Easley.He was born Jan.
19,1804 in TN. First wife's name(my ggg grandmother) was Nancy.It is believed they married in
Alabama around 1822.First son Samuel Franklin Easley was born in 1823 in Alabama.The family moved to
Tishomingo,MS about 1840.This is around the same time Nancy died Nancy Duncan (James Garner) was
born in 1799 in Chatham Co., NC. She died about 1840 in Alcorn Co., MS. She was buried in Tuscumbia
Baptist Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS. Nancy married William Miller Easley on 1 Jan 1820 in
Maury Co., TN. William was born on 19 Jan 1804 in Tennessee. He died on 2 Mar 1886 in Alcorn Co.,
MS. He was buried in Tuscumbia Baptist Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS. (This is the Duncan
daughter I have been corresponding about with an Easley descendant. We have not definitively
concluded that Nancy Duncan married William Easley, but are about 98% sure - this is due to
transcription of the 1820 marriage record.) They had the following children: 19 M i. Samuel Franklin
Easley .//William M and Charlotte are on the 1850 census for Old Tishomingo Missippi, but your
Martha wasn't born yet. It does show William, Charlotte, William (1st wife), Lucinda (1st wife),
Levi (1st wife), Jasper, Louisa, and Gilbert.//William M Easley in Tishomingo co,MS during the 1840
census.MaryAnn married Samuel Franklin Easley in 1848
EA3LEy, DAVID index (8-280) being old 8, infirm est. to be div.
amongst 6 of my ch. namely; Polly Barber, Obidiah Eaaly, T'l.lly
Eaaley, Nancv Easley, Elii'. Smith &. Daniel E-isly and, but j'leaaant
Easly I will" .!;;100. (extr;:^ Jno . Francis B. Kear>by? & Jno. Staiti^
July 10, 1R16 - Sept. IHIG (vvts. Jno . '/ithers & Thos. A'hitinc)
(widov/s dower (p. 349) 12 acre^ to Sarah Easley, widov - June 1817
///4. MARY (MURPHREE)4 EASLEY (SOLOMON I3 MURPHREE, DANIEL I2, WILLIAM1 MURPHREY) was born 12
October 1783 in NC: Chatham: Pittsboro:, and died 16 July 1857 in AL: Calhoun: age 74. She married
BENJAMIN EASLEY Bef. 1804. He was born 05 January 1792 in NC: Orange:, and died 13 May 1852 in AL:
Calhoun: age 60.
/////Stephen and Mary Ann (David) Easley in Sullivan County, Tennessee
Stmnt.Resp. by Jim Easley
Authors Easley, Jim (Main Author)
Notes Cover title: Easley, a genealogical report.Stephen Easley was born about 1715 in that part of
Henrico County, Virginia which later became Chesterfield County. He moved to Sullivan County,
Tennessee about 1781 and died about 1803. He was married to Mary Ann David. He was probably a
descendant of Robert Esely who married Ann Parker, and they lived in Henrico County, Virginia where
he died in 1712. Descendants lived in Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Colorado, Kentucky, Texas,
Oklahoma, Missouri, and elsewhere.Includes Hodge, Everett, Dolen, Bachman, Fisher, Hunt, Boyd,
Robeson, Huffman, Rhodes, Wortman, and related families./////
Children of MARY EASLEY and BENJAMIN EASLEY are:
i. TWIN5 EASLEY, b. 1804.
29. ii. REV. DANIEL EASLEY, b. 1804, SC:; d. Aft. 1870, AL: Blount:.
30. iii. EDITH (EASLEY) MURPHREE, b. 1811, TN:.
iv. SALLY (EASLEY) ELLINGTON.
31. v. WILLIAM EASLEY, b. 23 February 1813.
32. vi. BENJAMIN JR EASLEY, b. Abt. 1819; d. in Civil War.
vii. ELIZABETH (EASLEY) CLARKSON, m. BENJAMIN H CLARKSON.
Tuscumbia Baptist Church Cemetery, Alcorn County, Mississippi, located 8-miles West of Corinth,
Mississippi on Highway 72.
I found ten Easley's buried there and I will list them for you:
EASLEY, Charlotty, Wife of W. M. Easley, b. August 15, b. August 15, 1823, d. February 1, 1879
EASLEY, Emcial, b. Jan. 31, 1866, d. Mar. 8, 1939
EASLEY, Floyd Wincle, b. Oct. 30, 1894, d. Jan. 4, 1904
EASLEY, Joshia E., Tenn. Mech. 105 Engrs. 30 Div.,
March 6, 1928
EASLEY, Joshua Elton, b. Nov 22, 1891, d. March 6, 1928
EASLEY, Muriel Parlee, Nov. 21, 1894, No date
EASLEY, Nicie Virginia, b. Mar. Mar. 16, 1893, d. June 30, 1893
EASLEY, Surry Pedro, b. Dec 28, 1889, d. April 18, 1890
EASLEY, Temple Ann Dickson, b. Feb. 10, 1867, d. Jan. 27, 1943
EASLEY, W. M., b. January 19, 1804, d. March 2, 1888
Father: William M. Easley, b: 19 Jan 1804 Tuscumbia, Alabama, d: 2 Mar 1888 Alcorm County, Mississippi
Mother: Charlotty Smith, b: 17 Aug 1923 Tennessee, d: 1 Feb 1879 Old Tishomingo, Mississippi (this
is William's 2d wife)
What I show for Martha is: Martha Jane, b: Feb 3 1854 Old Tishomingo, Mississippi, (unknown when
where died), married Jan 14 1868 in Old Tishomingo to Young Leander Livingston, b: Aug16 1840 South
Carolina, d: Oct 30 1928 Prentiss County, Mississippi.
If this is the right one, she had 9 brothers and sisters:
Jasper, Louisa Elizabeth, James (died before 1st birthday), Newton, Gilbert, Sarah Frances, Nancy,
Charles James, and Albert.
Hope this helps. I know how hard is to find at times. Oh ... William M and Charlotte are on the 1850
census for Old Tishomingo Missippi, but your Martha wasn't born yet. It does show William,
Charlotte, William (1st wife), Lucinda (1st wife), Levi (1st wife), Jasper, Louisa, and Gilbert.
# Birth: 1799 in Chatham Co., NC
# Death: ABT 1840 in Alcorn Co., MS
# Burial: Tuscumbia Baptist Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS
# _UID: 0AF7A68E9FC9DB45A9A0349232DCBA039702
Received from another Duncan researcher on 13 Jan 2012:
You asked about the Nancy Duncan who married in Maury Co. TN on 1 January
1820 to Miller Earley or Easley, married by Sion Record.
I seem to have been the only person who read the name of the groom as
possibly Easley instead of Earley. I had looked at the microfilmed records
at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in 1982, from pg.44, Volume
1, Maury Co. TN Marriages, 1808-1837, FHL microfilm 549,201. The catalog
of films at FamilySearch.org does not indicate if this volume was the
original handwritten record or a later transcript, and does not indicate if
the volume was at the County Clerk's Office or at the TN State
Library. Two published extracts of these marriage records picked up the
name as Earley. (This is not my own Duncan family, but I used to
correspond with many other Duncan researchers over the years.)
Since you have gotten interested in this Nancy Duncan, below is what I had
from a published book on her family (FHL book 976.4 D2c, FHL film 1,697,336
item 2). A copy of a few of the pages was sent to me in 1982-1985 by other
Duncan researchers (not related to me or to that family), and I had copied
more pages from the FHL microfilm or book. Any copies that I had were
donated to the Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN,
The book lists Marshall Co. TN Chancery Court Minutes as a source for Nancy
Duncan's family. You may be able to view a copy on microfilm of the
Marshall Co. TN Chancery Court Minute Book C p 68, Feb. 21, 1862, which was
the source for information on Nancy Duncan's family. The handwriting might
be better on those minutes, ... Earley vs. Easley.
"William Duncan, of Scotland, Chatham County, North Carolina, Maury and
Marshall Counties, in Tennessee, and his eleven known children." (FHL book
976.4 D2c and film 1,697,336 item 2)
The following pages, of this fine Duncan Family, were collected by Olive
and Joe C. Harris, with help from numerous others, all to whom we wish to
express our thanks, and finally assembled, 1975.
4. NANCY DUNCAN, born, about 1799, Chatham County, married, Miller Early,
1-1-1820 (Maury Co. Tenn. Records). Nothing more known of her or family.
1820 1-1 - Nancy Duncan to Miller Early, by Sion Record, J.P. Maury
County Records. Granddaughter of William Duncan, daughter of James Duncan.
Pg.127: Wm. H. Duncan & Others vs Horatio Phillips & others.
In this cause, it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the
Clerk and Master has collected 1700 dollars from A.J. Edwards, purchaser of
the real estate in this cause, being a portion of the purchase money for
same. It is therefore ordered, by the Court, that the Clerk pay out the
same in following portions or shares of the testator, Josiah Duncan, who
left 9 brothers and sisters or representatives of them to wit:
To representatives James Duncan, John Green and wife, Martha A.M. Green
and John Duncan Jr., each 1/3 of 1/9th. The said James, Martha and John
Jr. being the children, and only surviving children, of John Duncan Sr.
deceased, who was a half-brother of Josiah Duncan deceased.
To William H. Duncan, Garner P. Duncan, Hannah Causley, Sarah Duncan and
Isabella Robinson, each, for the present, 1/6th of 1/9th. The said William
H., G.P., Hannah, Sarah & Isabella, being 5 of the children of James
Duncan, decd, who was a half brother of Josiah Duncan, decd. The Clerk
will retain, for the present, the other sixth of said ninth share, being
the share of ___Nancy Early___ who was a dau of above said James Duncan but
who died before said Josiah Duncan and after her father but leaving two
children. The question being left open, for the present, as to the
children's right to the same.
He will pay to the children of Sally Hart, who was a half sister of said
Josiah Duncan, deceased, but who died before said Josiah Duncan, there
being 5 of sd children to her, 1/9th of said estate of Josiah Duncan, decd,
to each of them.
He will pay to Terrell C. Duncan, James Duncan, Oren Duncan, Celia I.
Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan and Margaret Tilman, each 1/6th. of 1/9th to each,
they being the children of Micajah Duncan, decd, who was a half brother of
the said Josiah Duncan, decd.
He will pay to Erwin R. Duncan, Irena E.M.C. Duncan and Brinkley Duncan,
each 1/3rd of 1/9th to each, they being the children of Joab Duncan, decd,
who was a full brother of the said Josiah Duncan, decd.
He will pay to Nancy McManus (still living at above date) 1/9th
share. She being a half sister of sd Josiah Duncan, decd.
He will pay to A.G. Duncan, William M. Duncan and B.W. Duncan or the
personal representatives of such as may have died since said Josiah Duncan,
they being children of Joseph Duncan, decd, who was a full bro of said
Josiah Duncan, decd 1/3rd of 1/9th share to each.
He will pay to Elizabeth Emerson, wf of William Emerson, 1/9th share, she
being a full sister of Josiah Duncan, dec'd.
He will pay to Allen Tally, Elizabeth Davis, wife of Martin Davis, Sarah
C. Grant, wife of James D. Grant, Paralee Clay, wife of Marcus L. Clay,
Louisa Hill wife of John R. Hill and to Stephen Tally, each 1/8th of 1/9th,
they being six of the eight children of Mary Tally, decd, who was a full
sister of said Josiah Duncan, decd, and wife of Abraham Tally. The Clerk
will, for the present, not pay over to those of William P. Tally, son of
above Mary Tally, who died before said Josiah Duncan, leaving one
child. Also share of Nancy Cochran, who was a dau. of above Mary Tally,
and who died before the said Josiah Duncan, but leaving eight
children. The question being reserved as to whether they will have any
interest in the fund of Josiah Duncan estate.
The clerk will not pay to the husbands of the married women until they
appear before the Court, or the Master, and acknowledge their willingness
for the same to be done, separate and apart from their husbands, and should
any of said parties be minors, he will not pay to their guardians until
they give Bond and security to account for the same according to law in
this Court. Above distribution to be made after paying costs and expenses,
including a fee of 25 dollars to William Wilson for preparing this decree.
The administrators, with the Will annexed, or receivors, will pay out in
the same proportions to the same persons, but they may pay to the husbands,
or guardians upon their general guardian Bonds, the funds in their hands.
The Clerk will proceed to take the account theretofore decreed in this
cause and report to the next term of this Court.
The Clerk will lend out the funds, for interest, belonging to the non
resident parties in this cause.
Marshall Co. TN Chancery Court Min Book C p 68, Feb. 21, 1862
Another email message from the same researcher:
William M. Easley was my great great grandfather. Nancy was his first wife and the mother of
Samuel Franklin, John Quincy, L. D., William Green, Lucinda, Levi & Henry. Henry died in Sept 1839
at about six months of age. Nancy died in 1840 and is believed to be buried in Tuscumbia Baptist
Cemetery in Alcorn County, Mississippi. There is much on the Easley's on the Internet, but nothing
about Nancy. Old family records indicate William was sometimes called Miller. There is another
Miller Earley marriage record in a Family Search record but he was really Miller Easley married to
America Cox. He was near the age of William M. and his cousin (Wm. was the son of John, Miller was
the son of John's brother, William).
Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950
groom's name: Miller Earley
bride's name: Nancy Duncan
marriage date: 01 Jan 1820
marriage place: , Maury, Tennessee
indexing project (batch) number: M51951-1
system origin: Tennessee-VR
source film number: 549201
reference number: 2:NDN54X
# Change Date: 15 Jan 2012 at 08:17:42
Father: James Garner Duncan b: 1770 in North Carolina
Mother: Elizabeth Self b: 1774 in Gaston Co., NC
Marriage 1 William Miller Easley b: 19 Jan 1804 in Tennessee
* Married: 1 Jan 1820 in Maury Co., TN
1. Samuel Franklin Easley
2. John Quincy Easley
3. L O D Easley b: 1829 in Alabama
4. William Green Easley b: 1832 in Alabama
5. Lucinda Easley b: 1836 in Alabama
6. Levi Easley b: 1838 in Alabama
7. Henry Easley b: Mar 1839
viii. WINNIE (EASLEY) MACKEY, m. JOHN MACKEY, 15 March 1828.
ix. WARHAM EASLEY, b. 09 October 1822; d. 06 December 1852, AL: Calhoun: age 30.
x. JOHN EASLEY, b. 1829.
James Monroe Smith~ James was born on 10 Apr 1865 in Carroll County , Virginia. He married Adeline A
Duncan in Virginia in 1885. He died on 29 Nov 1935 in Pawnee, Pawnee County, Ok. had mary charlotty
William Easley(55), Charlotte Easley(37), Newton Easley(12), Gilbert Easley(10), Martha Easley(8),