Honoring my ancestors and family on this special day

My tribute to those in my family and my ancestors who fought bravely defending our nation:

Michael Easter II (abt. 1760-April 28, 1821) Revolutionary War, Infantry

Michael Easter (June 21, 1828-abt. 1914), Civil War, (2) Co. F, 29th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.
Levi Easter (Oct. 15, 1830-Sept. 14, 1917), Civil War, (2) Co. F, 29th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.

W.M. Comer (March 19, 1928- ) World War II & Korean War, Marines

3 Responses to “Honoring my ancestors and family on this special day”
  1. Joe T. says:

    Wow! You can trace your family back far in this country. Pretty cool. (In the NYC area, most people I know are from relatives that came to the U.S. around 1900. We’re all late-comers!)

  2. Matt says:

    Actually, I can trace it back further than Michael Easter II. His father, Michael Easter I, was born around 1734 in Holland and brought his family to America in 1755. The came through Philadelphia down through Virginia, settling in present-day Davidson County, NC, and then later present-day Carroll and Grayson Co’s. VA. Michael Easter I’s father was named Peter Easter. We don’t have much information on him, but we do know that he also lived in Holland and by just taking an educated guess was born anywhere from 1700 to 1710.

    I’ve often thought about joining Sons of the American Revolution, but the paperwork is too long and, I fear, the dues would probably be too much for me as well.

    I’ve also thought of joining Sons of Confederate Veterans, but that organization has long been taken over by right-wing, Southern extremists instead of being the honorable, historical society it was originally intended to be.

  3. Joe T. says:

    As a history-lover I find accounts like that fascinating. (The only guy I know whose family was in America longer than that is from Massachusetts, whose family came in the 1600’s).

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