NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Aristides Heustis was born in Holland in 1741. He settled in New Hampshire in revolutionary times and followed farming there. He died there in 1831, aged ninety years. He married Prudence Baxter, a native of New Hampshire, and she died in 1833. They had fourteen children.
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(II) Daniel F., son of Aristides Heustis, was born in New Hampshire in 1781. He removed to Coventry, Vermont, where he followed farming and conducted a hotel. He removed afterward to Crown Point, New York, where he had a farm. He died there in 1841.
He married, in 1807, Betsey Walker, of Westmoreland, New Hampshire. She died at Crown Point in 1861.
1. Eliza, married William Gouldsberry; and lived in Wisconsin.
2. Calvin W., mentioned below.
3. Jane, married Jonathan Sunderland, and lived at Elgin, Illinois.
4. Caroline, married John Hyde and lived at Middlebury, Vermont.
(III) Calvin W., son of Daniel F. Heustis, was born in Coventry, Vermont, 1817, died at Crown Point in 1902. He worked at home on the farm in his youth and attended the district schools. He began at the age of ninetten to work out on farms and as ferryman on Lake Champlain. He was afterwards boatman on the lake and canal for nine seasons, and during the last four years had a half-interest in the business. When his father died he bought the homestead and conducted it the remainder of his life.
He married (first) in 1847, Margaret Gunnison, born at Crown Point in 1825, daughter of George and Margaret (Cross) Gunnison. He married (second) Margaret Phelps.
Children of first wife:
1. George A., died at Kansas City in 1887, leaving a wife and two daughters.
2. Francis E., mentioned below.
3. Milton B., died Nov. 22, 1874.
Children of second wife:
4. Elihu B., died in 1882.
5. Margaret, died aged fifteen.
6. Archie W., killed Aug. 10, 1895, by a train while walking on the railroad with his fiancee, who was also instantly killed.
7. John S., hardware merchant in Fonda, New York.
8. Mary H., teacher in Crown Point.
9. Charles C., civil engineer at Albany.
10. Anna E., teacher at Ticonderoga.
(IV) Francis E., son of Calvin W. Heustis, was born at Crown Point, Nov. 2, 1850, died there March 17, 1706. He attended the district schools of his native town, the Troy Business College, and worked with his father on the homestead until eighteen years old. In 1873 he engaged in the hardware business at Middlebury, Vermont, but after two years sold to his partner and returned to his native town. In partnership with his eldest brother he embarked in the hardware business at Crown Point; three years later he bought out his partner and during the next thirteen years continued the business alone.
From 1891 until he was killed in 1895, Archie W. Heustis, his brother, was a partner. After that Francis E. was alone again in the business, which flourished and grew to large proportions.
He was a Congregationalist in religion and a trustee of the church. In politics he was a Republican. He served as county treasurer of Essex county, was active and influential in public affairs. He was a member of Rescue Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Crown Point.
He married, April 25, 1872, Eva, daughter of Hyde R. and Lucina (Breed) Barnett, of Crown Point. Her father was a son of Jedediah and Maria J. (Everest) Barnet. Her sister, Ella Barnett, married Waldo Bristol; her brother, Henry H. B. Barnett, lived in Plattsburgh, and her brother, Cassius C. Barnett, in Newburg, N.Y.
1. Edith M., married Rufus Sprague, lawyer, New York City; child, Barbara C.
2. George M., mentioned below.
3. Ella L., married Edwin Barker of Crown Point, son, John Francis Barker.
4. Walton H., merchant in Crown Point; married Mabel V., daughter of Alfred W. and Annie (Bennett) Roscorla, both natives of England.
5. Harold Francis.
(V) George Milton, son of Francis E. Heustis, was born at Crown Point, Sept. 23, 1877. He was educated in the public schools of Crown Point, N.Y., and at Albany Business College. He engaged in business in 1900 in the firm of F. E. Heustis & Son, hardware dealers, Crown Point. When his father died the firm name was changed to F. E. Heustis' Sons & Company, consisting of Mr. Heustis and his brother, Walton H. Heustis. In 1901 the firm opened a large hardware store in Ticonderoga, N.Y., and George M. Heustis has charge of it, while his brother is in charge of the store of the firm at Crown Point.
Mr. Heustis is a Republican in politics and a Congregationalist in religion.
He married in 1902, Jessie B., born Oct. 8, 1876, daughter of Sidney and Lydia A. (Wright) Southard. Son: Richard S., born at Ticonderoga, Feb. 4, 1904.
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