SA393  George M. Eastep
[submitted by Nova A. Lemons]

SA393 George M. EASTEP, son of [SA39] Abraham EASTEP and Ann(e) WALLACE / WALLIS, was born 14 Mar 1854 in Smith Co., TX.(1)  After the family's short stay in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory and his parents' deaths in 1872, George came back to TX to live with relatives in Henderson Co., TX where he met and married Amanda Carolyn "Mandy" SLIDER on 14 Jul 1878.(2) (3) (4)  They were listed on 1880 Henderson Co., TX census with their first child. (5)

Amanda Carolyn "Mandy" SLIDER was born 29 Aug 1857 in Upshur Co., TX and died 12 Nov 1950 in Comanche Co., TX.  She is buried at DeLeon Cemetery in Comanche Co.  Her parents were W. SLIDER and Nancy Ann JONES.(6)

George died circa 1886-1889 in Henderson Co. (or Comanche Co.), TX and Mandy remarried on 4 Jun 1890 to Aaron Hezzikah BELLOMY.(7)

Children of George and Mandy: (6)
SA3931  Oscar Abraham EASTEP  born 30 Apr 1879 Henderson Co., TX; died Jun
1962 Davis, Garvin Co., OK; married c1914-1915 in Oklahoma City, OK to Minnie
SA3932  Anna Lee EASTEP  born 16 Jan 1881 Henderson Co., TX; married William A.
JOHNSON 27 Aug 1899 Comanche Co., TX [Bk. 4, p. 35].
SA3933  Georgia Nancy EASTEP  born 12 Nov 1884 Henderson Co., TX; died 13 Jul
1978 Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA; married 10 Nov 1901 Comanche Co., TX to James
Parker Sanders [Bk. 4, p. 343].
SA3934  (child) EASTEP born and died, age unknown.


(1)  Abraham Estep Family Bible in possession of June Graddy of Stroud, OK.  Photocopy of Bible pages in my possession.
(2)  Biography of Elizabeth Ann (Eastep) Pryor written by her husband P. J. Pryor and dated 23 Mar 1926.  Original copy in possession of John A. Pryor of Oklahoma City, OK (now deceased).  Photocopy of pages in my possession.
(3)  Interview with F. M. Wilson (Questionnaire), Vol. 73, pp. 437-438 of the Indian-Pioneer History Collection at OK Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK.
(4)  Henderson Co., TX, Marriage Book 2, p. 366.
(5)  1880 Henderson Co., TX census, p. 180A.
(6)  Family information from Rose Shearer of Washtucna, WA and Wade Wolf of Liberal, KS, both descendants of Georgia Nancy Sanders.  And from June Graddy of Stroud, OK, descendant of Oscar A. Eastep.
(7)  Comanche Co., TX Marriage Book 1, p. 210.

Also see references in SA39 Abraham Eastep's section for sources relating to George's early life in Smith Co., TX.

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