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A Benjamin Scott EAST

A Benjamin Scott EAST1,1,2,3,4,6,5

31st Dec 18461,1,2,3,4 - 20th Mar 19183,4,5

Life History

31st Dec 1846

Born in Iowa.1,1,2,3,4

2nd May 1867

Married Martha RUSSELL in Buchanan County, Missouri.6

20th Mar 1918

Died in Lind, Adams, Washington.3,4,5

after 20th Mar 1918

Buried in Lind Cemetery, Lind, Adams County, Washington.4


  • In 1860, Benjamin Scott East was enumerated as an 11-year-old in hisparents' houisehold in Page County, Iowa.  He was reported born inIowa.

    1860 Federal Census, Page County, Iowa, 18 June, Nodaway Township, POClarinda, page 32, 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]

    Ben married Martha Russell in 1867.

    Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002
    Benjamin Scott East
    Bride Martha Russell
    Marriage 2 May 1867 Buchanan County, Missouri
    Performed by Cornelius Day, Justice of the Peace
    Registered 6 May 1867

    In the 1870 census, Scott was enumerated in his own household underhis first name Benjamin, next door to his brother Theophilus and twodoors down form his father Alvis.

    1870 Federal Census, Nodaway County, Missouri, 14 July, UnionTownship, PO Maryville, p 33, Hse #256, Fam #252
    East, Benjamin 21 M W Farm Laborer $0 Real Estate $75 Personal Estateb Iowa (b abt 1859)
    East, Martha 20 F W Keeping House b Missouri (b abt 1850)
    East, Alvis  3 M W b Missouri (b abt 1867)
    East, Louisa 1 F W b Missouri (b abt 1869)

    The names of Benjamin's parents are given in his Washington statedeath record.  Note that his mother is names Martha, instead of Jane.This may indicate her name was Martha Jane Rawlings (spelled Rollinson Ben's death record).  I wonder if this could be for Alvis, afterhis father.  Ben had a brother named Alvis Hertsell East Jr

    Also Ben's birth date given here is earlier than any other recordswould indicate.

    Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960
    Benjamin Scott East
    Age 71, Estimated birth year abt 1847
    Death 20 Mar 1918 Adams, Washington
    Father  Alvis East
    Mother Martha Rollins [Rawlings]

    Washington, Wills and Probate Records, 1807-1997
    Benjamin Scott East, Aka John Forna, aka Mr Wolfe
    Book C, Page 179, Case #912
    Probate Judge John Imax
    Death 20 March 1918 Lind, Adams County, Washington, USA
    Attorney C T McDonald, Spokane, Washington
    Probate opened 22 April 1918 Adams County, Washington
    Petition of Alvis C East, Lind, Washington
    Estate in Washington about $50
    Estate in Iowa of Unknown Value
    Estate in Idaho of Unknown Value
    No will and testament
    Next of kin and sole heir Alvis C East, son, age 50, Lind Washington
    Probate date set 22 May 1918, for Ritzville courthouse
    Ref Affidavit by C D Lambert of the death of Benjamin Scott East on 20March 1918 in Adams County, Washington
    On 6 May 1918 Alvis C East was appointed Administrator of the estateof approximately $50, upon payment of a bond of $100, sureties CharlesE Moody and Arthur C Phillips
    Signed by all three
    Notarized by Attorney C T McDonald
    Letters of Administration, Order of Notice to Creditors issued 6 May1918
    Appraisers Appointed John M Phillips, John W Webster and M C Hayden 6May 1918
    Inventory presented to the court one bed including one quilt and oneblanket, 7 May 1918, in the total of $51, being the sum of $46 in caseand $5

    On Ben's gravestone, his name has a leading initial A, A BenjaminScott East.  Interestingly, the memorial on Find a Grave does nottranscribe the initial A.

    Benjamin Scott East
    Birth Dec 31, 1846 Iowa, USA
    Death Mar 20, 1918 Lind, Adams County, Washington, USA
    Alvis Hertsell East (1820 - 1872)
    Jane Rawlings East (1829 - 1898)
    Son Alvis Chasteen East (1867 - 1956)
    Inscription:  G Grandfather of B. Alvis Howard
    Samuel T East (1842 - 1880) Half-sibling
    Theophilus H East (1852 - 1917)
    Alvis Hertsell East (1859 - 1900)
    George I East (1866 - 1896)
    Note: s/o Alvis & Martha Rallins East. Civil War Veteran
    Burial Lind Cemetery, Lind, Adams County, Washington, Plot 370
    Created by Marietta Feb 03, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #65141350,


  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Page County, Iowa
    • 18 June, Nodaway Township, PO Clarinda, page 26 (scan 936), Hse/Fam
  • 2. 1870 Federal Census, Nodaway County, Missouri
    • 14 July, Union Township, PO Maryville, p 33, Hse #256, Fam #252
  • 3. Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Washington, Wills and Probate Records, 1807-1997
  • 6. Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002

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