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Born Dutchess county. Founder Fayette county branch of Hustead family.

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ROBERT HUSTEAD was born 1755 in The Highlands, Duchess County, NY, and died 1838 in Fayette County, PA. He married SARAH MCDONALD, daughter of ALEXANDER MCDONALD and SARAH ARCHER . She was born 1765, and died 1842 in Fayette County, PA.

 The Highlands is the Hudson River bank going south of Fishskill to Peekskill--today Hudson Highlands State Park. He appears on the Pittsburgh payroll in Dunmore’s War of 1774. He served as a private and a payment is due him from West Virginia in 1775 for flour barrels he made for the militia. His occupation must have been a cooper. He apparently received Bounty Land for his service and there settled at least for a brief time in what is now Harrison County, WV.. In 1788 he acquired 400 acres on both sides of Booth’s Creek, near Hustead Fork. He and Sarah sold this property in 1791. His name appears a Hughsted on these land records.

 Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Vol II (VI) Robert (2) Hustead, son of John Husted, was born on the Highlands, Dutchess county, New York , March 7, 1755 , died in Fayette county, Pennsylvania , June 26, 1838 . He served in the revolutionary war under Captain James Booth, and also under Captain Zadock Springer . After the war he settled in Nicholson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where he purchased land and followed his trade of cooper; he was also a manufacturer of tobacco. He was a man of substance and occupied a leading position in the township.  

 He was a member of the Baptist church, and a Democrat in politics. He married, in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1781, Sarah McDonald, born May 10, 1765, died in Fayette county, in 1842. Children: John; Alexander, David, Lydia.

Robert is buried in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery-Smithfield and his grave is marked as a Revolutionary War Patriot. .  

JOHN HUSTEAD  was born February 19, 1782 in Fayette County, PA, and died October 23, 1846 in Fayette County, PA. He married JANE MILLER  . She was born in Virginia in1787, and died 1869 in Fayette County..

  Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Vol II (VII) John (2), son of Robert (2) Hustead , was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania , February 19, 1782 , died October 23, 1846 . He was reared and educated in his native township, and followed the occupation of farming throughout the active years of his life. He established his family home in Georges township, Fayette county, where he was highly regarded as a man and citizen.

  He was a member of the Baptist church, and a Democrat in politics, thus following in his father's footsteps. He married Jane Miller, born June 5, 1787, died 1869, of Welsh and Scotch parentage. Children: Robert, born April 4, 1806, David, February 19, 1808, Alexander, October 17, 1810, died August 6, 1863; Belinda, July 19, 1811, Sarah , January 28, 1815 ; Mary , July 5, 1817 , Moses , August 16, 1820 ; Lydia Jane , January 23, 1822 , died February 15, 1822 ; James Miller. OBERT8 HUSTEAD (JOHN7, ROBERT6, JOHN5 HUSTED, DAVID4, JOSEPH3 HUESTED, ANGELL2, ROBERT1 HUSTEAD) was born April 04, 1806 in Fayette County, PA, and died Aft. 1880 in North Union Twp., Fayette County, PA. He married REBECCA HUMBERT, daughter of ABRAHAM HUMBERT and HANNAH JONES . She was born 1809 in Georges Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died 1884.

(Jane’s father could have been James Miller who appears in various Fayette county census1790-1820). 

ROBERT HUSTEAD  was born April 04, 1806 in Fayette County, PA, and died Aft. 1880 in North Union Twp., Fayette County, PA. He married REBECCA HUMBERT, daughter of ABRAHAM HUMBERT and HANNAH JONES. She was born 1809 in Georges Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died 1884.

 He was a Democrat, and a member of the Baptist church, as was his wife. He married Rebecca, who died January 29, 1884, aged seventy-three years. Children: 1. Eliza deceased. 2. Jane lives at Uniontown. 3. Hannah married Merchant Collier, a farmer of Georges township. 4. John, deceased. 5. William, of whom further. 6. Abraham, deceased, married Sarah Junks. 7. Moses, deceased, married Martha Dunn . 8. Estep, died in infancy. 9. Mary, deceased, married James Curry. 10. Robert, died young. 11. Alsesta, married Fuller Hogsett, a coal operator of Uniontown. 12. James Fuller, married Jennie Dearth, of Uniontown .

 Robert Hustead, eldest son of John and Jane (Miller) Hustead, was born in Nicholson township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, April 4, 1806, died 1866. He grew up at the home farm, his father's assistant, but after his marriage located in Georges Township, Fayette County, where he owned and operated a good farm.

 He and Rebecca appear in the 1880 Census.

 ABARAM HUSTEADwas born January 12, 1840 in Fayette County, PA, and died February 04, 1906 in Fayette County, PA. He married SARAH JANE JUNK 1870 in Fayette County, PA, daughter of THOMAS JUNK and NANCY HESLET . She was born 1842 in Fayette County, PA, and died 1916 in Fayette County, PA.

 In 1880 Abaram was farming in Georges Township. Later he owned and operated the Enterprise flouring mill in Uniontown, located just east of the B&O railroad tracks. He sold the mill in 1901. It was destroyed by fire in 1904 and was then valued at $25,000.00. The family lived at 63 Lincoln Street in Uniontown in 1900. 

 ELIZABETH MARY HUSTEADwas born 1875 in Uniontown, PA, and died 1949 in Solon, OH. She married HENRY CORNELIUS PAUL 1901 in Uniontown, PA, son of EDWARD PAUL and SOPHIA Schlemmer.

WHO is Robert's father? 

What is by the DAR and by the publishers of Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Vol II as the lineage of Robert born 1755 in Dutchess County who died in Fayette County 1838 looks to be incorrect. See http://www.fold3.com/page/111046954_husteds_of_old_greenwich_and_some_of/#.  While this line is correct  from the immigrant ancestor, Robert, through John 1731, DNA evidence calls into question whether it is correct for Robert of Fayette County. So the two generation between Angell SR and Robert born in 1755 are likely incorrect. At this point there are no clear alternatives, however, it is being actively researched.  DNA results do seem to confirm Robert's great grandfather as Angell, Jr. rather than Joseph.

Publishers of the above work include a note: "...the genealogy of the Husted family, compiled by Spencer P. Mead, L.L.B. with the assistance of the Hon. James W. Husted, A.B., L.L.B., of the New York bar... , the publisher used the same information Mead had compiled for Ye historie of ye town of Greenwich, county of Fairfield and state of Connecticut, with genealogical notes .. (1911). A separate study was not done for the Fayette History --the publishers (Lewis Publishing-not known for their accuracy) merged  Mead's work with the line of Robert 1755. Mead's information was taken from the existing church and land records he had found, but was far from complete. Most importantly Mead never showed John 1731 as the father of Robert 1755.  Mead, too, is known to have created relationships that didn't exist.

See https://sites.google.com/site/kathiesfelstuff/themysteriousjohnhusted. This site discusses some DNA results that rule out John 1731. They would seem to point to the correct lineage as being through Angell Jr., possibly through an unknown son of Jonathan 1690 or Ebenezer 1693.  There are two younger sons of Angell, Jr. who must be considered, Benjamin b. 1700 and Moses b. 1702.  However, they MAY be too young and they both died in Greenwich.   At this point in my research Ebenezer seems the most plausible candidate to be the father of John who was the father of Robert 1755. It would seem that more DNA tests are needed to give information about the sons of Angell, Jr.  See http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Husted_hustis/

 Both Robert and his brother claim to have been born in Dutchess County. John 1731 did remove to Dutchess County --to date it seems every single record of a John Husted in Dutchess County can be verified as to belonging to John 1731--which is probably what led to his being considered the father of Robert.

According to 2000 post: http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.dutchess/4794/mb.ashx, "Sarah Holmes was Ebenezer's second wife. Ebenezer Husted 1693 was a private in the 6th Dutchess County, New York Colonial Regiment, but in train band, not the Revolution. He removed from Fairfield County, Connecticut, to Little Nine Partners, New York, in 1736-1743--based on birth places of children. Ebenezer purchased a farm of Isaac Thorne in 1750 on Lot 26, Great Nine Partners, then in the Precinct of "Crum Elbow," later Charlotte Precinct, and later still the town of Washington. He died about 1790, in Dutchess County, New York, and was buried at Community Ground 22, Dutchess County, New York." 

The Settlers of Beekman Patent states the Ebenezer went before 1753 when he first appears in Crum Elbow tax lists.  The lists from 1748-52 are missing.  He was a pathmaster at various times where his district was described as from Nine Little Patners to David Sutherlands.

John Husted could have gone with him, either as nephew or son.   Ebenezer was married twice--marrying 2nd Sarah Holmes in 1729.  His first wife's name is not known but if John were his son it would have been through her.  John is not named in his will of 1785.  However, this may not be significant as John would have left for Virginia by 1772 and may well have been dead by 1785.

There are only two known sons of Jonathan 1690.  He died in 1733, so it is very possible that there are other sons not known.  However, only two sons are mentioned in the inventory of his estate--Jonathan and Peter.  There is some question of Jonathan's birth date--either 1683 or 1690.  If he were to have been born in 1683 he might have been married before he married Abigail Ferris, and might have had son, John, who would not have been included in inventory because he was not a minor.  However, that, would mean he had to be born before 1712.

Actually very, very little is known about Angell Jr. or any of his children. There are many conflicting genealogies that include Rebecca Reynolds or Mary Mead or both as his wife.  Very little of a concrete nature has been found. However, it does seem more likely that Mary, daughter of Joseph, was his wife as Rebecca is confirmed as marrying Peter Clapham and Walter Butler.  A Mary was his wife at the time of his death--exactly who she was or if she were the mother of his children is not known.

Robert's brother, Moses, claims in his Revolutionary War pension application that his family had been in Virigina as early 1772. There is record of a John Hustead improving land there in that year. This is likely Robert's father--however, this is not proven. Robert and Moses improve land in 1774 and'73, respectively. A John Hustead also signs a petition in 1777 to form a county separate from August County, VA.

According to DAR file 298082 John Husted died in 1810, while visiting his son, Robert, at or near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. If John did die there it would have been under circumstance such as that, as there is no record of his living there.

Robert's Will

WILL OF ROBERT HUSTEAD OF FAYETTE CO PA, dated 27 Aug 1827; proved 7 Jul 1838 (Book 2, page 124)

 

 

 

I, Robert Hustead, of the County of Fayette & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, possessing perfect health and my usual soundness of mind do make, ordain, and declare the following to (be) my last will and testament.  That is, to my mortal body I order and direct a decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors and my debts which will be few punctually paid.  To my beloved wife Sarah I give and bequeath during her natural life the use & occupancy of my dwelling house with all & singular the furniture therein contained & attached, also one horse creature, two cows, and eight sheeps, such as she may choose together with the use & occupancy, rents, issues and profits of all that part of my land that I have lately, and now do farm.  To my son John I give & bequeath three fourths of the tract of land on which he now lives containing 132 acres but the use and benefit of the whole during his natural life.  To my grandson David and son of John, I give and bequeath one fourth part of tract 132 acres whereon his father lives from and after the decease of his father also to the said David I give and bequeath a part of my home plantation as by a platt No. 1 the whole being divided into five parts by corners & distances (which platts will accompany this instrument) No. 1 covering my dwelling house and the same I left to my wife during her life.  To my daughter Lydia Traer I give and bequeath a part of my farm home plantation surveyed and platted No. 2 to her and her husband George Traer during their & each of their natural lives and to the issue of the said Lydia (if any) forever.  But if the said Lydia dies without issue the lot numbered 2 I order and direct to devise to my grandson David and to my grandsons John, Samuel & William and granddaughters Sarah & Lydia, all children of my son Alexander.  I give and bequeath the part or parcel of my home plantation surveyed and . . . (bottom of page appears to be torn or worn off.) . . . and education of the younger ones, and when William the youngest comes to the age of twenty one years the whole to be equally divided amongst the four.  To my grandson Robert & son of David when he arrives to age of twenty five years I give and bequeath that part of my home plantation surveyed & platted No. 4, the rents, issues and profits thereof untill the said Robert arrives to the age of twenty five  years to be equally divided between the sisters of the said Robert to wit, Lydia, Ann, Sarah, & Maria.  Whereas there is on lott No. 3 one of two bequeath ed to my grand children  by Alexander a good coal bank I do order & direct that a free use of the coal from said bank be allowed to each of my heirs inheriting any part of my home plantation for their house consumption with the right way, free egress and ingress to them, their heirs and assigns forever.  Having already given to my grand son David one bay stud horse colt, and to my grand daughter Sarah two cows and one beaureau I do now give & bequeath  to them David & Sarah after my wife shall have made choice of the creatures hereinbefore bequeathed to her the residue of my personal estate.  Whereas on lott No. 1 bequeathed  to my grand Son David there is a burying place or grave yard to which I do hereby attach adjoining five acres of land for the sole behalf of keeping the said grave yard in repair, that is for keeping the fences good, and the ground clear of weeds & briars which five acres I hold to the use & benefit of the sd David so long as he continues to perform the duties before assigned, but in default of David's so doing to such other of my heirs as will duly attend thereunto, the five acres of land set apart as aforesaid lying and being on lott No. 1 bequeathed to David he shall not at any time sell, give, or bequeath  allien the same  from the use & purpose herein expressed and intended.  I do appoint my son John Hustead and my friend Andrew Oliphant  to be the executors of this last will & testiment.    Signed, Sealed, Published & pronounced as the last will and testament of the testater in the presence of the undersigned witness, I and they in the presence of each other, the 27th Augt 1827.

 

James M. Oliphant                        Robert Hustead   (seal)

 

A. Stewart

 

A. Oliphant

 

 

 

Be it known that I, Sarah Hustead, widow & relict of the late Robert Hustead the foregoing Testator do accept the bequest made to me in the foregoing will & testament by my late husband in full Dower from the estate of my late husband and entirely concur in the said will.  Witness my hand & seal the 2nd day of July 1838.

 

In the presence of A. Oliphant       Sarah (her X mark) Hustead   (seal)

 

 

 

I hereby renounce my execuorship in the foregoing last will & testament of Robert Hustead and decline acting thereon - July 7th 1838

 

A. Oliphant

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