Thank you very much for your reply to my post!I had thought that I was looking for William Henry Easley and Almeda Pendergraft, but I do not know how or if they are connected to my Easley line.
I have discovered more information since my post.Here is much of what I know.Does any of this ring a bell?
The William "Bill or Billy" Easley I am looking for was born circa 1820-1830
and was married to a lady named Mary.He was from North Carolina.If
anyone knows of a William Easley with a spouse named Mary who was from North
Carolina, PLEASE let me know.His children were:Hartwell Timothy Easley,
Lou Easley, Matt Easley, and Mard Easley.
Here is information from my previous query with a few updates:
I am trying to find out information about my Easley family, but I have had
difficulty.I think it is possible that I have not been able to find what
I need because of variations in the Easley spelling., but I have no
information that shows a variation from "Easley," and there may not be a
My EASLEY family came from North Carolina in the 1800's, circa 1850 - 1880
and went to North Mississippi, near and in the New Albany, Union County
area. The information I have is as follows: William "Billy" Easley from ?
and wife Mary had three sons and one daughter: Hartwell Timothy Easley,
Matt Easley, Mard Easley, and Lou Easley. I believe at least Hartwell
Timothy Easley and Mard Easley (maybe all of them) left N.C. for Mississippi
circa 1855 -1880.Matt Easley had three children:Lucien, Curtis, and
Beulah who married a Williams.Hartwell Timothy Easley born abt. 1855
(from whom I descended) married a Margaret Elizabeth WALKER and had five
daughters and one son: Zular Easley (born October 20, 1883 and died October
10, 1888 at the age of five years), Emma Easley (m. to a Perry, Langley, and
a Bishop), May or Mae Easley (m. to a Hixson), Alice Easley (m. to a West),
Dora Easley (m. to a Smithey), and Levi Will Easley (my great grandfather b.
Dec. 25, 1885 or 1888 and d. July 17, 1965, married to a Mattie Velma
GARRISONb. Feb. 10, 1895 and d. March 1, 1955).Margaret Elizabeth
WALKER, who married Hartwell Timothy Easley, was the daughter of Emmaline
BILLINGSLEY who was married twice: once to a Walker with sons, Tom and John,
and daughter, Margaret Elizabeth, and once to a PRIVETTE with a son, Bill,
and twin daughters, Laura and Ida.
Mard Easley (Hartwell's brother) married a lady with the last name of
Western, and had children named Louis, Etna (d. at age 5), Fannie Mae,
Aubrey, Gene, Bill, and Belle.Hartwell Timothy Easley's daughter Dora Easley
Smithey'sson Thomas Marshall Smithey married into the Mard Easley family
(to Fannie Mae Easley),so those two family lines are connected through two
of the sons of William "Billy" Easley. Mard, Hartwell Timothy, Lou, and Matt
were supposedly part American Indian, Cherokee and Choctaw.
Levi Will EASLEY and Mattie Velma GARRISON came from Lee County,
MS from a little place called Guntown, and then they moved to the area of
Oak and Caraway, Arkansas in and near Craighead and Poinsett counties to an
uncle's farm (the farm of Bill Privette).One of the reasons they left
Arkansas and went back to Mississippi was because of malaria.Levi Will and
Velma had at least 12 children who lived: Norman, Earl, Clyde, Macie, Lois,
Curtis, Paul, Clifford, Louise, Billy, Inez, and Herman.They left Arkansas
and moved to the Keownville Community in Union County, Mississippi.I
believe that my family came from the areas of Lee, Union, Pontotoc, and
Tippah counties in Mississippi and maybe other counties.Most of the family
still living is near New Albany, Mississippi near Tupelo in Lee County.
I have searched and traveled, and I have not been able to find out much more
information than I have given, except that tonight I did an online search
and found that a Hartwell Easley was listed in the 1900 Mississippi Census.
I have not seen the information in the census though. I also found a Lou
Bera Easley listed on 1900 Mississippi Census. I do not know if they are the
ones I am looking for or if there is a definite connection.
If anyone knows of anything or anyone who might be able to help me, I would
very much appreciate it.I really want to know where my Easley family came
from.Thanks in advance!