Alvis Hertsell EAST A Benjamin Scott EAST Theophilus H EAST Mary Isabel EAST Emma F EAST Margaret Jane EAST Alvis Hertsell EAST Esther EAST George I EAST Lucy Lavanda EAST Mini tree diagram

Jane RAWLINGS1,2,4,6,3,5,7

about 18251,2,3 - 18982

Life History

about 1825

Born in Illinois.1,2,3

4th Feb 1846

Married Alvis Hertsell EAST in Clinton County, Iowa.2,6,5

31st Dec 1846

Birth of son A Benjamin Scott EAST in Iowa.1,1,8,7,2


Birth of son Theophilus H EAST in Clarinda, Page, Iowa.9,10,2,1

about 1853

Birth of daughter Mary Isabel EAST in Clarinda, Page, Iowa.3,1

about 1854

Birth of daughter Emma F EAST in Clarinda, Page, Iowa.3,1

about 1857

Birth of daughter Margaret Jane EAST in Iowa.3,1


Birth of son Alvis Hertsell EAST in Clarinda, Page, Iowa.2,3,1

about 1862

Birth of daughter Esther EAST in Iowa.3

16th Jul 1866

Birth of son George I EAST in Iowa.2,3,5

12th Mar 1869

Birth of daughter Lucy Lavanda EAST in Iowa.3,5

13th Sep 1872

Death of Alvis Hertsell EAST in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.2,2,5

30th Jul 1880

Resident near Dexter; residence stated on her widow's pensoin applicaiont filedin Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, just west of Grayson Co in Dexter, Grayson, Texas.5


Death of son George I EAST in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.2


Resident 1896 City Directory, widow of Alvis, address 919 W 5th St in Ft Worth, Tarrant, Texas.4


Died in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.2


Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma.2


  • In 1880, in her application for a military widow's pension, Janedeclared that she and Alvis East married on Feb 4, 1846 in ClintonCounty, Iowa.  A record for Oklahoma, where they moved later,  reportthey were married, but includes no place or date.

    Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930
    Alvis H. East
    Spouse Jane Rawlins
    Child Alvis H. East

    1860 Federal Census, Page County, Iowa, 18 June, Nodaway Township, POClarinda, page 26 (scan 936), Hse/Fam #205
    A H East 40 M Farmer & Physician $4000 Real Estate $300 Personal bNorth Carolina [abt 1820]
    Jenny East 31 F b Illinois [abt 1829]
    Scott East 11 M b Iowa [abt 1849]
    Theopolus H East 10 M b Iowa [abt 1850]
    Mary I East 8 F b Iowa [abt 1852]
    Emma F East 6 F b Iowa [abt 1854]
    Margaret J East 4 F b Iowa [abt 1856]
    A H East Jr 3mos M b Iowa [abt Feb 1860]
    Hannah Cumming 27 F Domestick b Ohio
    May Wall 19 F School Teacher b New York

    1870 Federal Census, Nodaway County, Missouri, 6 July, Union Township,PO Maryville, page 32, Hse #253, Fam #250
    East, A H 60 M W Farmer $9000 Real Estate $1000 Personal b NorthCarolina
    East, Jane 39 F W Keeping House born Illinois
    East, Isabel M 17 F W No Occupation born Iowa
    East, Emma F 15 F W No Occupation born Iowa
    East, Jane M 13 F W No Occupation born Iowa
    East, Hertsell A 11 M W born Iowa
    East, Ester [sic] 8 F W born Iowa
    East, George 4 M W born Iowa
    East, Lucy 1 F W born Iowa

    It appears that Alvis and Jane moved to Indian Territory, as there aregraves for them both and two of their sons and one of the wives, inChickasha, Oklahoma.  But there is also a burial plot with a militarymarker in Clarinda,  Page County, Iowa, where they lived and wereenumerated int eh above censuses.  That military marker has no datesor places of birth or death.  The weight of fact seems to indicatethat Alvis also moved with the family, but died soon afterward.

    He died in 1872, according to Jane's 1880 declaration.  She was livingin Grayson County, Texas, just across the Red River, in 1880, for thecensus and her pension application, both in July 1880.  Some of thechildren lived in Oklahoma Territory or Chickasaw Nation.

    Jane Rawlings East Request for Widows Army Pension
    30 July 1880
    Mrs Jane East, age 49
    Residence near Dexter, Grayson County
    Widow of Alvis H East, married on Feb 4, 1846 in Clinton County, Iowa
    Maiden name Jane Rawlings
    Enlisted Page County, Iowa 17 Sept 1862, as a Surgeon
    Commanded by Capt George in the 23rd Regiment of Iowa InfantryVolunteers in the War of 1861
    "Contracted a disability, which afterwards caused his death"
    Died Chlarinda [sic], Iowa 13 Sept 1872
    Declaration made the County Clerk, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
    Children under 16 in the home Lucy Lavanda East born 12 March 1869,George East born 16 July 1866

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1896, p 139
    Jane East (wid Alvis) r 919 W 5th

    Jane Rawlings East
    Birth 1829 Illinois
    Death 1898 Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma
    Spouse Alvis Hertsell East (1820 - 1872)
    Theophilus H East (1852 - 1917)
    Alvis Hertsell East (1859 - 1900)
    George I East (1866 - 1896)
    Note: Wife of Alvis
    Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma
    Created by MillieBelle Oct 19, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #30680631,


  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Page County, Iowa
    • 18 June, Nodaway Township, PO Clarinda, page 26 (scan 936), Hse/Fam
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Nodaway County, Missouri
    • 6 July, Union Townahip, PO Maryville, page 32, Hse #253, Fam #250
  • 4. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1896, p 139
  • 5. Widows Army Pension Request, US
  • 6. Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930
  • 7. Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960
  • 8. 1870 Federal Census, Nodaway County, Missouri
    • 14 July, Union Township, PO Maryville, p 33, Hse #256, Fam #252
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • L Sherman,
  • 10. Native American Applications for Enrollment in Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914

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