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Benjamin F. Eastman is a native of Onondaga county. New York, born on the 9th of June, 1839. He is the son of Neil and Amancy Eastman, his father being a farmer and a distiller of essential oils. Benjamin came to Cass county in 1873, and settled on land which was deeded to him by his father, owning about one hundred acres of land on section 30. He was married in Madison county. New York, on the I7th of May, 1871 to Adelia Agnes Rudd. Her parents dying when she was quite young, she was adopted by Benjamin Britt, of Madison county. New York. They have been blessed with six children--Jennie Blanche, died in infancy; B. Franklin, Herbert C, Clarence B. (deceased), Carroll M. and Florence I.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 784.

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