Daniel Bush Easley


Brief Life History of Daniel Bush

When Daniel Bush Easley was born in 1792, in Franklin, Georgia, United States, his father, John Easley, was 19 and his mother, Sarah Bush, was 18. He married Frances Jane Hornbeck in 1815, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sabinetown, Sabine, Texas, United States in 1850. He died in 1860, in Canton, Van Zandt, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Old Bethel Cemetery, Canton, Van Zandt, Texas, United States.

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Daniel Bush Easley
Frances Jane Hornbeck
Marriage: 1815
James Hornbeck Easley
Clementine Waterson Easley
Elizabeth Easley
Nancy J R Easley
Fleming Easley
Mary Easley
Daniel Bush Easley Jr
Nancy Easley

Sources (3)

  • Daniel Easley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel Bush Easley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Census Report of Sabine, 1835.

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  • Marriage
    1815Tennessee, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 2

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

    Age 3

    As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

    1811 · The Savannah Riots

    Age 19

    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Eisele . Compare Isley .

    English: variant of Eastley, a topographic name from Middle English est ‘east’ + lei(e) ‘open land, clearing’ (Old English ēast + lēah), for someone who lived ‘at the east clearing’, or from a place so named, such as Eastleigh (Hampshire), Eastleigh in Westleigh (Devon), or Eastley Farm and Copse in Leckhampstead (Berkshire).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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