I am the great granddaughter of John Eash who was Esther (Eash) Balyeat, brother, I am researching the family in Michigan also. Please e-mail and I will share what I have.
Samuel Eash and Barbara Bontrager Eash has the following children:
Lazora, John, Jacob, Samuel, Esther Balyeat, Suvilla Meyers, Mary Plank, 3 children passed away before gg grandfather did. (Fannie, Elizabeth, Josiah). Last week I found gg grandfathers grave at the Bontrager Cemetary at the forks between Middlebury and Shipshewana.