Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts Volume 1

Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...(II) John Gustin, son of Edmund Gustin (1), was born in St. Ouens, Isle of Jersey, January 9, 1647. He came to New England when a young man and was a sergeant in Captain Turner's company in King Philip's war, 1676. He had made his home at Reading, Massachusetts, and was living there in 1677 when he sold his English patrimony. In 1680 he received a grant of land at Falmouth from President Danforth, the fourth lot on what was Broad street, now India street, Portland, Maine, with the privilege of conducting a brick yard. He bought a small lot in Falmouth of Widow Housing on the west side of the Presumpscot river. He was driven from home by the Indians with the other settlers, but returned in 1719. He was a mariner part of the time and was once captain of a vessel. He bought land above the falls on the Presumpscot in 1686 of Thomas Cloice and made his home there until May 26, 1690, when the Indians destroyed Falmouth. He married at Watertown, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Brown, daughter of John Brown. Some of his children did not return to Maine, but went to Pennsylvania, Connecticut and elsewhere. His descendants have been traced in Virginia and Pennsylvania among the well known families of Hamiltons, Snowdons and Thompsons of Philadelphia; Clews, Hunters and Greens of Virginia. He left a widow and seven children, viz.: Samuel, John, Jr., Thomas, mentioned below; Ebenezer, David, Sarah. Abigail. (III) Thomas Gustin, son of John Gustin (2), was born about 1690. He settled at Colchester, Connecticut, where June 7, 1722, he married Sarah Holmes, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Gates) Holmes, of Colchester. The birth of the eldest son is recorded there. Children: Thomas, Jr., born at Colchester, July 19, 1725. Samuel, settled at Marlow, New Hampshire, about...show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556496
  • 9781236556493