Contributed by Annette Campbell
Samuel Easterbrooks of Painted Post was born in OTSEGO county in 1816 and came to
his present farm in 1821 with his parents, William and Mary Amy Easterbrooks,
natives of Rhode Island and New York. The parents died here in 1854. Mr.
Easterbrooks has always resided here since 1821. In 1842 he married Catherine
Stanton, who died the same year. In 1844 he married Polly Underwood, his present
wife. They have two children, Edwin J. andSamuel M. Mr Easterbrooks has filled
the offices of assessor and supervisor, the former office six years, the latter
four years. He has the original home place of forty-nine acres, to which he has
added eighty-nine acres. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896.