1. James Eastup-1538
Located marriage record on Marriage index 4th quarter 1845 film #512281 entry as Eastup, James County of Brecknock vol xxvi page 448a.
On 19 Nov 1845, James Eastup, of full age, Bachelor,(mason tenant) of Pistill
parish of Llanfyhangel, father John Eastup,(carpenter), and Elizabeth Prichard, of full age, a spinster, and servant, also of the above village, father William, (farmer), were married in the Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established church, by Banns, by me, Bay Mansden Cearate(?) in the presence of David Prichard and Joan Morgan.
Prichard, Elizabeth county of Brecknock vol xxvi 448a.
1851 Census, Paris or Township, Monmouthshire, Trevethin, Ecclesiastical
District of Aberrychan. page 352.
House # 207 Abersychan, James Hestup Head married, age 26, Occupation
miner, Where born, Monmouthshire.
Elizabeth, Do Wife, Married, age 25
Sarah Ann Do Daur age 3 Monmouthshire
Lewis Do Son age 1 do
1860 Census, Hemlock Twp. Columbia County, PA. 14 Sept 1860 Printed page 823
Written pg 4, Buck Horn Post Office, Line 15-23.
Estep, James, Age 35, Profession I.O.M.? Value of Real Estate Owned 200,
Personal 20, P.O.B. Wales.
Elizabeth, Age 32, House Keeper, P.O.B. Wales.
Sarah, Age 13, P.O.B., Wales, In School within the year.
Lewis, Age 10, P.O.B., Wales, " " " " "
John, Age 8, P.O.B., Wales, " " " " "
Ann Age 8, P.O.B., Wales, " " " " "
WilliamAge 6, P.O.B., Wales,
James, Age 4, P.O.B., PA,
David, Age 1, P.O.B., PA,
To the Honorable William Elwell Esq., President, and his Associates, Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Columbia county:
James Estep being duly Sworn according to law, in the Court of Common Pleas of the county of Columbia, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania doth declare, that he was born in the County of Breckon Wales in the Kingdom of Great Britain whence he emigrated in the year 1856 and now residing in Bloomsburg Columbia County State of Pennsylvania aged forty four years.
And he further declares that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States of America, and to renounce forever, all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or soverignty whatever, and particularly to the Queen of Great Britain of who he was before a Subject.
Witness M. Whitmayer James Estop X his mark.
Sworn and subscribed Sept 7, AD 1868 before me Jesse Coleman Prothonotary.
Taken from the Census, Fall Brook Borough, County of Tioga, PA. 25 Aug 1870
Pg 432, Dwelling #80, Family #80.
Eastep, James Age 45 Coal Miner Born in Wales Personal Estate $500
Both Parents shown as foreign born.
Elizabeth Age 44, Keeps house, born in wales, both parents foreign born.
Lewis, Age 24 shown as Coal Miner born in Wales
William Age 15 born in wales
James Age 14 born in Wales
Rebecca Age 8 born in PA
David Age 11 born in PA
George Age 8 born in PA
Charles Age 6 born in PA
Elizabeth Age 5 born in PA
Columbia County, Be it remembered that at a court of Common Pleas, held at
Bloomsburg, for the County of Columbia, the seventh day of September in the
year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight personally
appeared James Estep before the said Court, who upon his solemn oath did
dispose and say, that he is a native of Wales in the Kingdom of Great Britan
now residing in the county of Columbia, aged forty four years, or thereabouts, and that is bona fide his intention to become a Citizen of The United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to Victoria, Queen of Breat Britan of whom he was before a subject.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the
said Court at Bloomsburg, the Seventh day of September in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight.
Jesse Coleman Protohnotary.
On August 26, 1872, James Estep appeared in the Court of Common Pleas in and
for the County of Tioga, and filed his declaration of Intention to become a
citizen of the United States of America, and has resided in the State of PA for more than five years, and had filed first intention papers more than two years prior to this date.
Thomas Lesis, appeared as a character Witness.
1880 Census, Ward Township, Tioga County, PA 3&4 June 1880 Pg 20, 450B
Estep, James Age 57 Profession Farmer birthplace Wales, Also both parents
Elizabeth Age 54 Birthplace Wales, Also both parents.
Charles Age 16
Elizabeth Age 12?
Martha Age 2 Adopted, born in PA, both parents born in wales.
Information from the Tioga Co. Historical Society,
Directory of Tioga County, PA., with Map 1899 Compiled and Published by George Hanford, 112 Lake Street, Elmira, New York.
Ward Township Directory page 487
Estep, James (Covert) r6, farmer, 92
Explanation of above, 1st, name of individual or firm: 2d, post office address in parenthesis, if different from the name of the town, 3d, the figures following the letter r indicate the number of the road on which the party resides, 4th, business occupation, 5th, figures placed after the occupation of a farmer indicate the number of acres owned or leased.
1900 Census, Ward Twp, Tioga County, PA 6 June 1900, Pg 2.
Estep, James, Age 82 Married 55 years, Birthplace Wales, also both
parents, Year of Immigration 1854, Naturalized Citizen, Occupation Farmer,
Cannot read or write, but does speak english. Owned farm, number of farm
Elizabeth, Age 75, mother of 10 children, 7 living, Born Wales, as well as both parents. Immigrated 1854, cannot read or write, but speaks
!Located Headstone in the Arbon Cemetary, Blossburg, Tioga, PA on Sat. 1 Aug
1992. Shows James Estep Born May 12 1818, Died Aug 3 1901.
County of Tioga, State of Pennsylvania
I Nancy C. Kimble, Clerk of the Orphans' Court in and for said county, do
certify that the records in my office show that:
James Estep Married White Male
Date of Death Aug 3, 1901
Occupation: Farmer Place of Birth: England Place of Death: Ward Twp.
(McIntosh Hollow), Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Cause of Death: N/A Duration of Illness: 14 Days Place of Interment: Covert
Date of Interment: Aug 7, 1901. Date of Record Dec 26, 1901
Record Book No. 1 Page: 93 Line: 11
1870 Census, Fall Brook Borough, Tioga County, PA 25 Aug 1870, shown as age 44 Keeps House, Born in Wales, both parents foreign born
1880 Census, Ward Township, Tioga Co PA 3&4 June 1880
Shown as age 54 born Wales, and both parents born in Wales.
1900 Census, Ward Twp, Tioga County, PA, 6 June 1900
Shown as wife of James, age 75, DOB Aug 1824, Year of Immigration 1854, Cannot read or write, but can speak English.
1910 Census, Antrim Village, Duncan Township, Tioga County, Pa, 16 April 1910
Pg. 2 Main Street, Shown age 85, residing with son William. Year of
Obituary, hand written date 27 May 1912
Mrs Elizabeth Estep was born in Breckenshire, Wales, August 16, 1822. With
her husband and children she came to this country in 1858 and located in
Bloomsburg, Pa., whence they removed to Fall Brook in 1869. Since the death of her husband in 1908 she has been living with her children, the greater portion of the time with her daughter, Mrs Elizabeth Meredith at Corning at whose home her death occurred.
She was the mother of ten children of whom Mrs. Sarah Jones, of Wellsboro,
Lewis Estep, of Morris Run; William of Antrim; David of Blossburg; Charles of
East Troy, and Mrs Elizabeth Meredith, of Corning, survive. She also leaves
fifty-two grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren and one great great
Funeral services were held at the residence of her son, David Estep, in this place at three o'clock on Thursday afternoon, May 30th, Rev W. P. Miller of the Methodist church officiated. Several hymns were sung by Mrs F. H. Carlyle, Mrs. F. H. Stratton Mr D. R. Evans and Thomas H Williams. The burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The following grandchildren and great grandchildren acting as pallbearers: James Estep, William Meredith, Leonard Estep, Francis Estep, Charles Meredith and Leon Estep. The flower bearers were Russle Meredigh, Willie Derby, Clarence and Lewis Estep.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs Eleazer
Jones of Wellsboro: Mr and Mrs Lewis Estep, Merrie Estep, Lewis Estep, William Hall, Evan Hall, Thomas Hall, Mr and Mrs Thomas Esias, Morris Run: Mr and Mrs William Estep, Hazel Estep, Willie Derby, Lewis Carlson, Antrim; Charles Estep, Francis Estep, Esther & Clarence Estep, East Troy, Mr & Mrs Francis Meredith, Charles, Russel & Bertha Meredish, Corning; Mr & Mrs James Estep, Morris Run Mr & Mrs Clem Loomis, Miss Lucille Loomis, Elmira; William Meredith, Geneva. Leonard Estep & Miss Cunningham of Hall, N Y.
The Headstone was located in the Arbon Cemetary(Oddfellows Cemetary old name)
in Bloosburg, PA on 1 Aug 1992. It reads, James Estep born May 12, 1818 died Aug 3, 1901 and Elizabeth his wife Aug 10, 1826.
Death Certificate 25178, County: Steuben, City: Corning Registered no 3568
Elizabeth Estep, female, white, widowed
Date of birth August 1824, age 87 yrs 9 months, housewife
Birthplace: England, Father William Pritchard, birthplace England,
Mother Miss Charles, birthplace England. Date of Death May 27, 1912.
I hereby Certify that I attended deceased from May 1st to May 27th 1912, and
that I last saw her alive on May 26, 1912 and that death occurred on the date
stated above at 5:15 am. The cause of Death was ?Pleurisy. Signed M. C. Butler M.D. May 28, 1912 Corning N.Y. Place of Burial Blossburg, PA, May 30, 1912 Undertaker H.F. Smith and Son, Corning N.Y. Permit issued by Frank S. Swain 5/29/12.
9. George Estep-1546
George is probably a twin to Rebecca.
1870 census, Fall Brook Borough, Tioga Co., PA. 25 Aug 1870 pg 432.
Shown as son of James & Elizabeth, age 8.
Information from the Tioga Co. Historical Society
Bradford County, Legislature Road #58057 near Covert Twp., up the road from
McIntosh Cemetery copied by Hilda Chance.
George S. Estep 30 June 1888.
According to Lucille Henderson, grandaughter of Charles Estep, the story goes that George and his wife moved in with James and Elizabeth after they were married. One day Elizabeth got so angry with George that she kicked them out and threw their belongings out the window. They moved into a house that was cold and George got Pneumonia and died.
Mary Frances Whitten-1914
Information unconfirmed from James Crabtree, Melbourne Fl.
12. Martha Estep-2179
From notes of Tom Frye, I think this child adopted.
From death certificate of Martha Jane Estep, Shown as born to mother unknown,
father F. Huntington. adopted by James and Elizabeth Estep, married to
grandson of James & Elizabeth, John, son of John and Annie Estep. Cause of
death Cerebral Hemorrhage. date of death 27 Dec, 1932.