I am a descendant of Robert Eastham who married Ann Thweatt and who died in 1803 in Halifax County, VA.For years I have thought that the theory that he was the son of Edward Eastham, Jr., and Ann Taylor, just did not pass the "smell test."As a minimum, there appeared to be at least one generation missing from the lineage.So I decided to begin my own intense investigation of the whole early Virginia Eastham family, trying to independently verify the relationships of the first three (and part of the fourth) generations - concentrating on just who might have been the parents of James Eastham (of Lunenburg Co., m. Ann Farmer, died ca. 1791) and Robert Eastham (of Halifax Co., m. Ann Thweatt, d. 1803).
As a result I have found quite a number of errors (I think) in "Our Eastham Generations in America, 1637-1963," and quite a few more highly questionable conclusions made in that "booklet."And I have found two Easthams among the third generation that no one else has - to my knowledge - acknowledged.
My work is now documented in a first "draft" file in Microsoft Word (XP version).It is a huge file - currently almost 1.2 MegaBytes in size, 88 pages printed, with 394 endnotes (almost totally primary-source, or abstracts of primary source, citations), with an abundant supply of foot note explanations.For a very limited time - until 1 June 2007 - I'll offer to send anyone who sends me an email request a copy of this file as an email attachment (you will probably need to have a broadband connection to even receive it).Please do not ask me to customize it, or to convert it to some other format, or to print it and mail it; I'll not have the time, or the motivation to do it for everyone.
I do have a "price" for this offer: I want very much to receive comments, corrections, observations, etc., from anyone who requests it.