Private Henry Clay Eastham
A Company

He enlisted on the 18 May 18/61. (Two of his brothers also served in the Confederate army and one in the Union, Walter P. Eastham, who was in the 16th Tennessee, was his younger brother.)

He just left the army and went home on the in December 1862.

Born 18 July 1837 he was the son of George W. and Mary Ann (Allen) Eastam.

His first marriage was to Susan Allen 26 February 1861. She was born 1 July 1842 and died circa 1876. They had eight children: Little C., Mary M., Walter P., George W., John S., Maggie L, James and Sallie Fite Eastham. A Susan M. Eastham born 2 February 1844 and died 4 July 1873 Temperance Hall, DeKalb Co is buried in the Martin-Alexander Cemetery, DeKalb Co, this could be her. The daughter of John Stag and Martha Parker (Martin) Allen.

His second wife was Hellena “Helen” Jane Dunlap who he married on 6 August 1979 in DeKalb Co, TN. She was born in TN, November 1854/5 and died 1886 in Smithville, TN. They had two children: William L. and Ada Lou Eastham.

His next marriage was to Laura Frisby in 1882. Born 1834/6 and died 1889?

His last marriage was to Nancy Emma Cantrell 1 September 1889. She was born 4 December 1859 in TN and died 15 March 1938 is buried in Dryden Cemetery, Hollis, Harmon County, OK. They had three children: Iva, Jesse and Joe Eastham. (He was not only married four times but information says he had 16 children although only 13 are shown here.)

Was a member of the Church of Christ and a mason.

The census of 1880 shows the family in Smithfield, DeKalb Co, TN, and by 1896 they were in Garland, TX, but by 1910 they are in the Dollar Hill Community, Harmon Co, OK.

His widow applied for a pension on 26 July 1923, #5433, granted.

He died on 22 June 1923 in Hollis, Harmon Co, OK, and is buried in the Dryden Cemetery, Hollis, Harmon Co, OK, with his last wife buried with him.

 


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