As exciting as it was to have all of the papers relating to Nathan’s estate in my hands, I still didn’t know anything about it. I had proof that his wife was Hannah. I had proof that he existed and I had proof that he died and was buried. But his parents? No. His death date? No. I still really didn’t have much.
Well, I take it back.
On closer inspection of the estate documents I had discovered some names in a final accounting of Nathan’s estate.
John C. Eakman.
Elizabeth Eakman, deceased.
Lucinda and Laura Hannah Eakman.
Possibly another Elizabeth Eakman.
Sarah Eakman, widow.
Nathan, deceasedAaron [alternatively referred to as Aaron and Adam], deceasedElizabeth, deceasedLucinda, deceasedLaura Hannah, deceasedIsraelMartha [now Johnston]Mary [now Davidson]