MRS. MARY A. EASLEY, a resident of Bird Township, is a daughter of James and Rhoda (Regan) Huskey, natives of Tennessee, who came to Macoupin County, Ill., at a very early day and lived in Bird Township, until death ended their labors and they were buried here. they had thirteen children, of whom Mrs. Easley was the fifth in order of birth. She first saw the light in Alabama, May 20, 1821, and was about thirteen years old when her parents removed to this county. She grew to womanhood in Bird Township, which has been her home ever since she came to this State with the exception of two years which she spent in Western Mound Township.
The marriage of this lady with Isaac N. Edwards took place October 4, 1838, in Bird Township. Mr. Edwards died in December, 1860. By that marriage she had ten children, namely: Mary J., James H. and John N., deceased; Rhoda E.; Griffith A., Rachel E. and Daniel F., deceased; Oliver N., Rilda E. and Amanda M., deceased.
This lady's second marriage was solemnized March 4, 1866. Her husband, George W. Easley, lived but about six years after his marriage, when he passed away in September, 1872. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in which his widow is also active and where she has been a member since she was sixteen years old. She owns one hundred and twenty acres of rich, productive land. Mrs. Easley's surviving children have all established homes of their own. Mary J. is the wife of Z. Loveless; Rhoda E. is Mrs. John Stokes; Oliver N. married Miss Etta Cook, and Rilda E. is Mrs. J. W. Parrott. Their mother is a lady who is sincere in the discharge of her religious duties and is respected by all who know her.