Jefferson Davis Easterling

19 October 1846–27 October 1920 (Age 74)
Jasper, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Jefferson Davis

When Jefferson Davis Easterling was born on 19 October 1846, in Jasper, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Easterling, was 43 and his mother, Mary Ann Polly Fatheree, was 43. He married Susan Elizabeth Barber from 1865 to 1866. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Beat 5, Newton, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died on 27 October 1920, in Whitney, Hill, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Whitney, Briscoe, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Davis Easterling
Susan Elizabeth Barber
Marriage: from 1865 to 1866
Mary Annie Easterling
John William Easterling
Thomas Jefferson Easterling
Eula Easterling
James H Easterling
Ora Easterling
Dora Easterling
Luther Woodard Easterling
Florence Rivers Easterling
Belle Easterling
Allie Rae Easterling
Hallie Mae Easterling

Spouse and Children

from 1865 to 1866


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 4

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 20

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Oesterling .2 English: derivative of Easter 1, with the addition of the Germanic suffix -ling.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J D Easterling in household of William Easterling, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jeff D Easthage, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J D Eastland, "United States Census, 1880"

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