History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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CHARLES TWINING EASTBURN, of Yardley, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, one of the most active and successful young business men of Bucks county, was born in Newtown township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1873, and is a son of Franklin and Mary Elizabeth (TWINING) EASTBURN, both of whom are descendants of the earliest English settlers in Lower Bucks. Mr. EASTBURN is a descendant in the seventh generation from Robert and Sarah (PRESTON) EASTBURN, who migrated from Yorkshire, England, in 1713, through their son Samuel, who settled in Solebury township, Bucks county, in 1729. An account of the first three generations of this family is given above.

Amos EASTBURN, son of Joseph and Mary (WILSON) EASTBURN, and grandson of Samuel, above mentioned, was born in Solebury township, 12 mo. 25, 1770, being the ninth of eleven children. His father died when he was ten years of age. Early in life he learned the trade of a carpenter and joiner, and followed that vocation in connection with farming in Buckingham and Solebury townships, until 1811, when he removed to Middletown township and settled upon 135 acres of land that had been the property of the ancestors of his wife since 1699, nearly the whole of which is now included in the borough of Langhorne Manor, where he died 10 mo. 16, 1823. He married, 4 mo. 23, 1795, Mary STACKHOUSE, born in Middletown township, daughter of Jonathan and Grace (COMFORT) STACKHOUSE, granddaughter of Isaac and Mary (HARDING) STACKHOUSE, and great-granddaughter of Thomas and Ann (MAYOS) STOCKHOUSE, [sic] an account of whose arrival in Bucks county in 1682 is given in another part of this work. The land upon which Mrs. EASTBURN spent nearly her whole life was part of a tract of 350 acres taken up by her great-grandfather (the last named Thomas STACKHOUSE in 1699, and had been successively occupied by her direct ancestors down to the death of her father, Jonathan STACKHOUSE, in 1805, when fifty-five acres thereof was set apart to her as her share of her father's estate. Her husband later purchased of the other heirs an additional seventy-six acres adjoining, and it was her home from 1811 until her death, 1 mo. 31, 1831. Amos and Mary (STACKHOUSE) EASTBURN were the parents of three children: Grace, born in Buckingham, 1 mo. 29, 1796, died in Fallsington in 1875, unmarried; Jonathan, born in Buckingham, 12 mo. 25, 1797, died in Middletown, 4 mo. 9, 1840, married Sidney WILSON and had children: Mary Ann, Amos, Joseph WILSON and Isaac S.; and Aaron, born in Buckingham, 8 mo. 23, 1804, died in Newtown township, 2 mo. 6, 1889.

Aaron EASTBURN, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was reared from the age of seven years on the Langhorne Manor farm. His father died when he was nineteen years of age, and he remained with his mother until 1828, when he purchased the farm where the subject of this sketch was born, in Newtown township, and spent his remaining days thereon, dying 2 mo. 6, 1889, in his eighty-fifth year. He was an active member of the Society of Friends, and a trustee of Falls Meeting. He married 5 mo. 22, 1831, Sarah CADWALLADER, daughter of Cyrus and Mary (TAYLOR) CADWALLADER of Lower Makefield township, granddaughter of Jacob and Phebe (RADCLIFFE) CADWALLADER, great-granddaughter of Jacob CADWALLADER, and great-great-granddaughter of John CADWALLADER, a native of Wales, who was an early settler in Warminster township and a noted minister among Friends. Through her mother, Mary TAYLOR, she was a great-granddaughter of John and Mary (LOFTY) SOTCHER, William Penn's trusted stewards at Pennsbury, the former of whom was for many years a member of colonial assembly.

Aaron and Sarah (CADWALLADER) EASTBURN were the parents of five children: Mary C., born 5 mo. 10, 1832, married Charles Moons CYRUS, of Lower Makefield, born 12 mo. 2, 1833, married Asenath HAINES; Charles, died in infancy; Mercy, born 7 mo. 11, 1838, married Charles ALBERTSON; and Franklin.

Franklin EASTBURN, father of the subject of this sketch, was the youngest child of Aaron and Sarah, and was born on the Newtown homestead, 11 mo. 2, 1842, and resided thereon until 1896 when he moved to 2107 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, where he now resides. He married, 10 mo. 28, 1869, Mary Elizabeth TWINING, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (WEST) TWINING, of Yardley, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and they are the parents of two children: Sarah C., born in 1871, now the wife of George William BALDERSTON, of Trenton, New Jersey, and Charles.

Charles Twining EASTBURN was born and reared on the old homestead in Newtown township, and acquired his education at the public schools and at Friends' Central School at Fifteenth and Race streets, Philadelphia, and Stewart's Business College at Trenton, New Jersey, leaving the latter February 28, 1892. The day following his leaving business college he entered the employ of Stephen B. TWINING, in the stone quarry business, at Stockton, New Jersey. Upon the death of Mr. TWINING, in July, 1894, he assumed charge of the entire operations. The following year he purchased the business, and has increased and expanded it from year to year until he is now the largest dealer in his line of trade in Eastern Pennsylvania, operating extensive quarries at Stockton, New Jersey, Lumberville, Yardley, Neshaminy Falls, and in Clearfield, Elk and Jefferson counties, Pennsylvania, and filling large contracts for furnishing stone to the Pennsylvania and other railroad companies, and for many large public and private building operations all over the country, employing from four hundred to seven hundred men in the conduct of his business. He also owns and conducts the homestead farm in Newtown township.

Mr. EASTBURN married, January 8, 1903, Margaret B. PHILLIPS, daughter of Theodore F. and Emma B. PHILLIPS, of Langhorne, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and they are the parents of one child, Sarah P., born June 17, 1904. Mr. and Mrs. EASTBURN are members of the Newtown Presbyterian church. Mr. Eastburn is a Republican in politics, and has taken an active interest in the success of his party. He is a member of Newtown lodge, No. 426, F. and A. M.

Text taken from page 19 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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