Benjamin Easton


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1. Susannah Leas

2. Mary A. Lewis

Benjamin Easton 1 2

  • Born: 4 Dec 1836, Logan County, Ohio, USA
  • Marriage (1): Susannah Leas about 1857
  • Marriage (2): Mary A. Lewis on 26 Dec 1874

bullet  General Notes:

BENJAMIN EASTON, farmer; P. O., Bellefontaine; was born Dec. 4, 1836, in this township; he is the fifth child and fourth son of John Easton. Began renting land of his father before he attained his majority, and before he attained his 21st year he was married to Susannah Lea, who was a daughter of Daniel and Eleanor (Dunston) Leas, She died Aug. 10, 1873. She was the mother of nine children, of whom are-John, Charlotte E., Lillian T., Rosa F., Nancy A., Eva C., Lola D. and Benjamin. Dec. 26, 1874, was married to his present wife, Mrs. Mary A. Roberts, she was a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Vannacka) Lewis, from Virginia, and came to this county in 1835. Mrs. Easton was born 1832, Sept. 2, in Frederick Co., Va. Her grandfather, George Vannacka, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war as well as the war of 181, and lived to the age of 93, and her great-grandfather, John Lewis, survived to the great age of 110. Mrs. Easton was married Nov. 21,1853, to Samuel Roberts, he died Feb. 20, 1861. Of the two children born, but one is living-Smith R., born May 14, 1856. Since February, 1875, Mr. Easton has resided on his present farm, located on the Jerusalem pike, two and a half miles east from Bellefontaine, where he has 122 acres of land, which be has adorned with good building, and greatly improved the tone and character of the land since his occupancy.


Benjamin married Susannah Leas, daughter of Daniel C. Leas and Eleanor Dunston, about 1857. (Susannah Leas was born about 1836 and died on 10 Aug 1873 3.)


Benjamin next married Mary A. Lewis, daughter of Jacob Lewis and Elizabeth Vannacka, on 26 Dec 1874. (Mary A. Lewis was born on 2 Sep 1832 in Frederick County, Virginia, USA.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 The Van Hyning/Schilling Family Tree History of Logan County, Ohio (Chicago, O.L. Baskin & Co., 1880).

3 Logan County, Jefferson Township web page (

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