Re: Eastway and Bates families mix
I think I may be able to help you...
I'd be happy to share with you what I have got from Elias Eastway and Mary Bates down through James Bates Eastway who married Patty Dale (Isle of Guernsey) and they had children in Wilian, Herts (where my decendants are from) and it appears they moved to the U.S. where they had more childeren.In fact Mary Eastway is listed as "Born at Sea".
It appears they settled in the EDEN, Erie, NY and then it appears spme of the children as moving on to various places in Michigan.Interesting you mention South Carolina as I have a gg step aunt who settled in Richland and never married.(Edith Maud Eastway)b.1882, d 1942
I can send you a descendant tree in PDF format if you think it would be helpful.