Tom: The William Eastlick whose daughter Abigail (d. Trumbull Co., OH, prior to 1840) married Cornelius Maybee, was not the son of Alexander (at least not with Betsy Britton). This (my GGGF) William was born abt 1766, in either NJ or England, the latter of which was specified by Lottie Ellis--the daughter of William's son John--while John was in her custody/care during the 1880 Census in Jackson, MI. This William died in Trumbull Co., OH, on 9 Jul 1839, and is interred in the Kinsman Cemetery. Alexander Eastlick, as a single man, was listed on the Aug 1781 Tax Rateables List for Freehold Twp, Monmouth Co., NJ Alex's & Betsy's William was b. 3 Feb 1787 in PA likely (because the family was enumerated there in the 1790 Census for Upper Smithfield Twp, Northampton Co., PA.) They were still there for the 1800 Census but with Northampton then renamed Wayne Co., PA. Their daughter Betsy was christened at the Dutch Reformed Church, Walpak, Sussex Co., NY, on 10 Jul 1796. Walpak being just a short distance across the Delaware from Upper Smithfield. Next, Alex and family (incl Wm & John) were in Reading Twp, Yates Co., NY, for the 1810 Census. My William (b. 1766) was enumerated in Ovid, Seneca Co., NY, in the 1810 Census. His sons John and Cornelius were listed in the 1820 Census for Reading Twp, Steuben Co., NY.
I am one of a few Eastlick researchers who believe that William (b. 1766)may be out of an earlier unknown marriage of Alexander's. Wm's wife, Phebe (b. 27 Jun 1767) may have been a Covenhoven of NJ, but this has not been proven.
A few excerpts from Alex's application for service pension which was made in Steuben Co., NY, on 18 May 1818: He enlisted in the First Jersey Continental Regiment in the spring of 1779 and discharged about 1783 in West Point, NY. He was living in the town of Jersey when his pension was issued on 10 Mar 1819. He died in Jersey on 16 Sep 1821.
Interesting to note that my William's son Cornelius, was one of the signatories on Alexander's inventory of goods following his death in 1821. Alex's widow Betsy was dismissed from the First Baptist Church of Reading Center on 2 Apr 1822 to accompany her son John to Wayne Twp, Ashtabula, OH. There has been no record found for her death nor burial but which is thought to have occurred prior to John's appearance in the 1830 Census for that place, Dog-gone convoluted scenarios,but I believe these families have blood ties. Interesting to note that there was another collateral William Easlick, b. abt 1800, NJ, who settled in Lyons Twp, Wayne Co., NY.He and wife Anna Brown had sons Alexander and John and others. These sons and their father dead by about 1851. Son Thomas E. Easlick survived to become a circus performer at age nine and, later, a impresario in burlesque and other stage presentations. Thomas fell to his death in a stairway at the Morton House, NYC, in 1900. Notations onhis surviving photos contain the penciling that "he was murdered for his money." From my observatons and research some 107 years later, I might agree with the family member who penned that note.