Rebecca Arminda ESTEP Abigail TETER Mini tree diagram

James ESTEP2,3

16th Feb 17952 - 5th Feb 18572

Life History

16th Feb 1795

Born in Rolla, Wilkes, North Carolina.2

31st Dec 1816

Married Abigail TETER in St Clair County, Illinois.1,12

19th May 1829

Birth of daughter Rebecca Arminda ESTEP in Sangamon County, Illinois.4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

9th Feb 1855

Death of Abigail TETER in Mason County, Illinois.12

5th Feb 1857

Died in Crane Creek Township, Mason, Illinois.2

after 5th Feb 1857

Buried in Walkers Grove Cemetery, Easton, Mason County, Illinois.1


  • Family sources spell this name Estep.  Historical documents also have it spelled Eastep and Easthop.

    In November 1831, lawyer Abraham Lincoln drew up a document for James Eastep in a land transaction between him and his brother-in-law.  This documents several famly relationships.

    November 12, 1831

    Know all men by these presents that I James Eastep am held and firmly bound in the penal Sum of twenty Dollars unto Solomon Teter for the conveyance of a certain tract or parcel of land it being the part of a certain tract (situated in St. Clair County and State of Illinois) which falls to my wife as an heir of Abraham Teter deceased.

    The condition of the above obligation is such. If the said James Eastep shall make a good and lawful patent to said Teter for the afforesaid parcel of land by the twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred-and thirty six the above obligation is to be null void and of no effect. Otherwise to Remain in full force and Virtue at law.

    In testimony whereof the said James Eastep has hereunto set his hand and seal this twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one.



  • 1. James Estep Family Information
    • Name: Name:;;
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
    • Engelken,
  • 3. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
    •;cc=lincoln;rgn=div1;view=text;idno=lincoln1;node=lincoln1%3A5 Teter (sister of Solomon, husband of James)
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Osage County, Kansas
    • 20 June, Agency Township, District 110, page 10-11B, Hse #275, Fam #277
  • 5. 1870 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois
    • [no date], Cane Creek Township, PO Mason City, page 16, Hse #103, Fam #100
  • 6. 1880 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois
    • 9 June, Cane Creek Township, page 7, Hse #47, Fam #48
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
  • 8. 1860 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois
    • 11 September, Township 20 Range 7, PO Walkers Grove, page 205, Hse/Fam #1420
  • 9. 1885 Kansas State Census, Crawford County
    • 1 March, Pittsburg, page 70 (205), Hse/Fam #543
  • 10. 1910 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois
    • 19 April, Mason City, District 72, page 3B, Main St, Hse/Fam #71
  • 11. Ancestry Trees
    • Stracener Family,
  • 12. Ancestry Trees
    • Halsel Family Tree,

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