On the Porch

Timothy Shaw Eastman was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire. Sarah Ann Fifield was born in Hill, New Hampshire. Timothy and Sarah were married in about 1846. In 1865, Timothy, Sarah, and their two sons: Isaac Viloris and Warren Sherburn moved to Minnesota and settled in Mazeppa in Wabasha County.

On May 1, 1869, the Eastman family along with a few others, including the Charles H. Whitney and Charles Upton families headed west in search of new homes. They traveled with four covered wagons. The Eastman family filed for homestead on the southeast quarter of section 12 in Lynd Township, Lyon County. Timothy served as one of the first County Commissioners of Lyon County.

Isaac Viloris Eastman married Sarah Ann Booth on July 22, 1880, and they farmed in Lynd Township. They had two daughters, Zoe Luella and Beth Lora. Zoe Luella married Guy Brown and Beth Lora married Napoleon Homer Mongeau.

Warren Sherburn Eastman married Emma Baldwin on July 7, 1876. They had one daughter, Nellie, and one adopted daughter, Blanche. Warren was the first veterinarian in Marshall. Warren and Emma’s daughters died young. Nellie was 15 and Blanche was 19 when they died.

The photograph featured this week from the Lyon County Museum’s collection is Sarah Ann (Fifield) Eastman. Sarah passed away on July 20, 1892. She is buried in the Marshall Cemetery.

The Lyon County Historical Society (LCHS) is a non-profit, member-supported organization. LCHS operates the Lyon County Museum at 301 W Lyon St in Marshall. The Lyon County Museum is open to visitors. To contact us, visit our website: www.lyoncomuseum.org, call: 507-537-6580, email: director@lyoncomuseum.org, or on our Facebook page.


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