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Surnames: Eachus, Townsend, Dilworth, Baker, Talley
The Eachus is the familyof my maternal grandmother, Alice Anna May Eaches Deputy McDonald Basista. (I loved saying that as a kid.) I have used many PA geneagraphy books & the US Census posted on, plus some individual family trees posted online as a starting point. I haven't exhaustively verified everything.

William Eachus is the son of John Eachus & Hannah Haines of Goshen Twp, Chester Co, PA. He is the grandson of Robert Eachus & Elizabeth Harry.

My grandmother's family pretty much spelled the name "Eaches" in the last century.
I. Robert Eachus b 1674 Middlewich, Cheshire, England, d 1727 Chester Co, PA, married Elizabeth Harry 1707, Chester Co, d 8 Mar 1758 Marlborough, Chester Co, PA. Their children are:
i. John Eachus m Hannah Haines
ii.. William Eachus m Sarah Walter Peirce
iii. Robert Eachus m Mary Griffith
iv. Enoch Eachus m Esther Evans
v. Daniel Eachus unm
vi. Elizabeth Eachus m John Taylor
vii. Ann Eachus m James Wickersham
viii. Alice Eachus m David Ogden ************************************************************************************************************************
II. John Eachus b Goshen Twp, Chester Co, PA d 1779, married Hannah Haines 1734 at Goshen MH, b 1716/7 d >1785 Goshen. Both are buried at East Nantmeal Baptist Ch. Their children are:
i. Phineaus Eachus b 1735 Goshen twp d <1735 West Chester, Chester co, PA (Most people miss this Phineaus; the names are spelled different.)
ii. William Eachus b > 1735 m Mary Richard
iii. Phinehas Eachus b 1737 d m Sarah Trego ******************************************************************************************************************************
III. William Eachus b >1735 m Mary Richards 1775, b 1778 d 1832. Both are buried at Pikeland Baptist Ch.
Their children are:
i. John Eachus m Mary ----
ii. William Eachus
iii. Susanna Eachus m Jonathan Townsend
My family continues...
IV. John Eachus b 1829 d 1899 m Mary ----
i. Emmor Eachus m1 -------Shainholtz m2 Julia Rooke
ii. William Eachus
iii. Joseph Eachus b 1804
iv. John Eachus b 1806 ******************************************************************************************************************************
V. Emmor Eachus b 1798 d 21 Jun 1858 E Nantmeal twp
m1 Miss Shainholtz <1829, d/o Peter Shainholtz & Elizabeth Ish, b 1803 d 1834. Both are buried at Lower St Matthew's Ch, W Vincent twp, on Rt 401.
i. John Eachus m Sarah Amanda McAfee
ii. William Eachus m1 Elmira A Rooke, m2 Ellen Davidson
iii. Emily Eachus m Jacob Lineinger
m2 Julia Rooke 1834, b 5 Nov 1799 d 21 Oct 1876, d/o Jonathan & Mathilda Rooke,
iv. Lavina Kate Eachus m Thomas Garvine ******************************************************************************************************************************
VI. John Eachus b 1829 E Nantmeal twp d 1899 E Nantmeal twp Chester co PA m Sarah Amanda McAfee 1860, d/o Isaac McAfee & Catherine Smith, b 1833 d 1899/1900. They are both buried at St Andrew's Epicopal Church, Ludwig's Corner, PA.
i. Lewis Climer Eachus m Sara L Bennett
ii. Ada May Eachus m Daniel Maurer ******************************************************************************************************************************
VII. Lewis Climer Eachus b 1866 E Nantmeal Twp d 1939 W Vincent twp m Sara L Bennett 1893, b 1872 Willistown, Chester Co, d 1957 W Vincent Twp. Both are buried at St Andrew's Episcopal Ch.
i. Bessie Sharpless Eachus m Edward Linwood Yocum
ii. Alice Anna Eachus, my grandmother ******************************************************************************************************************************
VIII. Alice Anna Eachus b 1915 E Nantmeal twp d 2009 W Vincent twp.
m1 Chester Witmer Deputy 1933, b 1912 Downingtown, Chester Co, PA d 2004 Quarryville, Lancaster Co, PA. Chester & Alice divorced 1944.
Alice & Chester had 4 children, including my mother, all still living.
m2 Lile Monroe McDonald b 1903 LaMoille twp, Bureau Co, IL d 1974 Poconos, Carbon co, PA.
iv. Lila Alice McDonald b 25 Jan 1957, W Vincent twp, Chester co, PA d Jun 1958 W Vincent Twp. Lila is buried with her parents and my brother.
m3 Joseph G Basista 1975 White Have, PA, b 1920 Czechoslovakia d 2004 Freeland, Luzerne Co, PA.
Chester Deputy married a 2nd time, as well; they had 1 son. Joe is buried with his 1st wife in NE Philly.
The Townsends are not my line but they were pretty easy to find. You can find the following book scanned at, it has a bit about this particular Townsend family.
Bio & Gen History of the State of DE, vol 1, p 216
"Thomas B Townsend, Wilminton, DE, s/o Cheyney & Mary E Baker Townsend, was born in Chester co, PA, 12 Dec 1836.
As far back as his paternal line of ancestry can be traced, the family were natives of Chester county. Mr T.B. Townsend's great-grandfather, Jonathan Townsend, and his grandfather Jonathan Townsend II, were both born in that county, and there spent their entire lives, pursuing the vocation of the farmer. Jonathan Townsend II, married Susanna Eachus. They had 11 children:
1. Margery m Joel Martin
2. Susanna d unmarried
3. Ann married William Lainhoff
4. Cheyney m Mary E Baker
5. Louis
6. Jonathan, III
7. Hannah m James D Baker
8. Mary m White W Mercer
9. Eber
10. Emmor
11. Joseph, of Pottsville, PA"
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