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Easingwood, Arthur L., was born in England, October 4, 1859, and came to the United States in 1880,
where he settled in Utica, and remained for two years, working at his trade as carpenter and joiner. He came
to the village of Clinton in 1882, where he has resided ever since. He has become prominent in the affairs of
the village, and has been a contractor and builder, erecting some of the fine residences now standing here. He
married Harriet B. Kick, daughter of Peter and Mercy Kick of College Hill, by whom he has one son, Albert
H. Mr. Easingwood is treasurer of the Clinton Lodge No. 169 F. & A. M.
Our County and its People, page 125
Richard Easingwood



Eames, Lewis
Among the early settlers of this county was the Eames family; they are of English origin; the first family settled in Massachusetts about 1618. Lewis Eames, son of James Eames, was born in Lee, March 6, 1799. His father,
James, came from Hopkinton, Mass., and settled in Lee, in 1794. He had nine children who lived to be more
than seventy years of age, namely: Simeon N., Jerusha, James, Mary, George, Lewis, Daniel, Lavina, and Emily.
Lewis was reared on a farm and attended school winters and worked summers. At an early age he commenced
teaching school, and it is said of him that he was a very efficient teacher, and was always able to control his
pupils in such a way as to command their espect. Many prominent men of today point back to the time when
Mr. Eames led them forth to investigate those principles which lie at the foundation of a good education. Mr.
Eames followed teaching several terms, and was always successful. He married Miss Betsey Legar, March 5,
1826; she was born April 25, 1803, in Annsville, Oneida Co., NY. By this union seven children were born,
namely: James J., Joseph, Jerusha E., Elizabeth, James, Sarah, and Lucy, of whom Elizabeth and James are still
living. Elizabeth married Wm. G. Cornwell, now of Rome, and has two children. James married Helen M.
Spencer, and now resides at Lee Centre; he has two children. Mr. Lewis Eames settled on the farm now
owned and occupied by his present wife and family in March 1828; here he continued to reside til his death.
His wife died April 17, 1847, and he married his second wife, Miss Pamela Brainard, daughter of Jephtha and
Catherine, June 14, 1848. Mrs. P. Eames was born in Western, Oneida Co., NY, June 19, 1814. By this
alliance two children were born, Evelyn B., born Jan. 14, 1850, and Edwin L., Nov. 2, 1854. Mr. Eames was
a zealous supporter of the Universalist Church, and gave liberally to its support. In politics he affiliated with the
Democratic party until the formation of the Repulbican party. He was a strong supporter of the termperance
cause, and by word and action ever maintained its principals. He made all the improvements on the farm now in
possession of the family, and they are among the best in the town. He died Feb. 5, 1876.
History of Oneida County, by Samuel W. Durant Published 1878
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