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Who Settled m America aoout the Year 1684^ 

E.MnNACISr. \\ ^, TilE I.ISFAl.F, OK THK CH!^^>!.■^■^ 

MoRRiS AND Anna P. Heston, 

1ND t>TH;-:K DKsCENnAST"; <iK /.K'ULns AND nMJiOTH-.', 

P'irited fo- Circulation amon^ Members o^ the Family. 




\T a public meeting held in Wash- 
ington, D. C on December 22d, 
1845, in commemoration of the 
landine of the Pilcrrim Fathers. Dan- 
iel Webster made a speech, in which 
he said: " Men who are regardless of 
their ancestors and of their posterity 
are apt to be regardless of themselves. 
Our ancestors belong to us by affec- 
tionate reti-ospect ; our descendants 
by affectionate anticipation." Another 
man once said that " he who careth not 
whence he came, careth little whither 
he goeth." This is a bold assertion 
for anyone to make, and, like many 
other trite aphorisms, is one in 
which truth and strict propriety are 
sacrificed to epigrammatic force. ?vIost 
people are not indifferent to the origin 
ot their fam.ily, for the pride of ances- 
V ";^ tr)' seems to be innate in almost e\-ery 



4 HK.-n >\ KAM!1A . 

The orii^in of Htstoji as a patn:)- 
n\'mic is not a matter tor conjectun'. 
It doubtless comes from the villaLre oj 
Heston. which i- partly in the j;arish 
of Heslon and partly in the parish 6\ 
j Islesworth. in Middlesex connty. ling- 

! land, twelve miles west ot" London and 

I about the same diistance east <j1 Wind- 

sor CastUi. 
i It is well known that centuries a^-o- 

I the i^aeat majority of our ancestors had 

i only one name at first — commonl\ 

I called the Christim name — bu.t atter- 

i wards, in the course ot trien- live^. 

! either at cjuite an earl\- stai^e ot tlvjir 

I manhood, v;r subsequentU'. they ad.()j)t- 

I ed or were _L,dven ancjther name, which. 

i in the course of time, became the sur- 

name. This name was de- 
I rived from man\- ditVerent >(iurces. 

I such as occupation, estate, business. 

j personal appearance, detects or ad- 

I vanta^^res, place of residence, or som<.' 

{ particular thini; or event relatinL^- to 

j the person. 'Fhus John, the smith, 

j became [chn Smith; Karl Non n^v; 

\ bur'.^. Cliarles Xev, l;ury; d om u' Lin- 

! coin, 'lorn or Thomas Lincoln. Ld- 

■ ilE^ToX FAMILY. 

I niiind Ironsides was SO called either i^^n 

j ' account of his great strength or the 

I armor uhicli he wore. It can be 

I easily seen, therefore, how fohn of 

I Heston became. b\' ellipsis, John 

I Heston. It was not until the fifteentii 

I centnry that surnames became gen- 

1 eral in England. 

I The name H'^ston is doubtless oi 

Anglo-Saxon origin — ton being the 

I ■ Anglo-Saxon for village or town, and 

I es or hes meaning east, from oast or 

j est. Thus we have Heston or Flast- 

I town, and so also we have Weston or 

1 West-town. l"wo parts of a town or 

(>[ a l';>ng, straggling village might ha\"e 

I been na.ned. respecti\'ely. Heston and 

I Weston, just as there were in England 

! in King Alfred's time, certainly in 

• ^'^''"'.^' Egbert's, who preceded him not 

i many years, the divisions called Essex 

I and Wessex. 

j fiverything that is Saxon or Anglo- 

\ Saxon in origin, of course, is (ierman 

j, • or High Deutsche in derivation. The 

I name of Heston may date from the 

S:.:.(.'n invasion *jt I'ritain Iw ihc ■ .■.r\y 

I part of the fifth centun,-, when ■" the 


j three tribes of (Senriany," the Jutes. 

\ the Angles and the Saxons, under 

i Heni^ist and Fiorsa. invaded Britain. 

I subdued the Celts and estabhshed per- 

j nianent colonies on the island, hrsi 

I X along the coast and afterwards in the 

I interior. 

I It Avas near tlie villa or parish oi 

j lieston, at Kingston-on-Thames, that 

I the coronation of the Saxon kings was 

t ■ held. The stone on which they were 

' • 1 • • 

I crowned is preserved with religious 

! care ir. the principal thoroughfare. 

I .At Richpnond. still nearer, is the site 

I of a royal palace, of which now only 

I tlie gateway and a cluster of buildings 

I remain. 

The locality has most interesting 

I reminiscences of historic importance 

i concerninLT the Wars of the Roses and 

j -^ ..... 

i the Cix'il War. It was in the vicinity oi 

i Heston that Kdmund Ironsides de- 

I feated the Danes under Canute in 

I io: 6. after expelling them trom Lon- 

I d<)n. and it was here that six martyrs 

l were l.-urned at the stake in is^<'^. In 

i - i6v2 the R('\'ali-^ts, under Prince Ku- 

I pert, defeated the Parliam.entarians, 

HTSTriN F.\MII,V. ' 

under Mollis, on the green I'-etwefn 
Heston and Islesworth. 'I he autiior 
of "Suburban Homes ot London," 
writing; of this neighborhood, says: 
" As you gaze upon or wander al;out 
the place, C). what past stor)" rises to 
the mind ! The whole localit)- is t( r 
the exercise of contemplation and ru- 
mination; and there is scarcel) a phase 
of character prominent in Englisli his- 
tory, political, domestic or social, that 
has not its intense associations with 
that spot." Near by tlows the Thames, 
and the same author says : •' The char- 
acter of the scenery can ne\er 1;.e ex- 
haustively described." The neighbor- 
hood has been famous for its fruit 
trees from the earliest times. The 
old maps of Hounslow and Hestun are 
covered with the sur\'e\"ors" technical 
signs of fruit. .Such is the histor\" 
and such are the surroundings of the 
place in "old England" whence came 
the family name of lieston. It has 
been said that there is still to be seen 
near the banks of the Thames, n■■^t far 
ironi London, the ruins '■!" :. L^stle 
known as " Heston's Castle." There 

s HESrnx FAMH.V. 

ma)' have been such a castle at one 
time, but Mr. |. ^hlrshalh pro})rict<)r 
of the Heston mills. Middlesex. sa\ •> 
that he nex'er lieard ot it, and tliat no 
such ruins are to be tound near then- 
no w. He adds : " Heston i.-, a \ery old 
villa;^e, and is probabK' the place 
where the founder of the Heston fam- 
ily once lived." 

Among those who voluntarily lett 
England chiring the last halt oi 
the seventeent^i century, to seek an 
asylum in the wilds ol America, was 
Zebulon Heston. primogenitor ol tlie 
Heston f^mil\- in .\nierica. The time 
of his arrival has never been definitel\" 
ascertained, though tradition places it 
at 1684, one \'ear previous to the 
death of the intolerant Cb.arles 11. 
The same fallible authorit)- also in- 
forms us that he first settled at r)arn- 
stable Bay, Massachusetts. In sup- 
port of this, the writer, has in his 
possession an old famih' parchment. 
containinor the record of Zebulon Hes- 
ton and his immediate family, as well 
as tiiat of later generatior,s. I oljow- 
ing the record of Zebulon and his 



I older children is this note ; '"'Iheaboxe 

\ cop}' was taken out ol the Hook ot 

I Records in Eastham. In the province 

[ ot Massachusetts, Barnstable Way. in 

I New England, 5th month 31st. 1715. 

I by John Paine. Town Clerk. Emi- 

! grated in the year i0(S4." 
I Admitting that Zebulon rieston lo- 

j Gated first in the province oi Massa- 

I chusetts. it is evident that lie did not 

\ remain there long. From Da\is' " His- 

I tory ot Ihicks count)', ,Pa.." we learn 

1 that he settled at W'rightstown. Ikicks 

I county, in 171 i. hie first removed 

I from Xew jerse\' l<< Falls, a township 

I some tew miles south of Wrii^htstown, 

I in the same county, where his three 

I youngest children were born. There 

I is other evidence that he lived in Xew 

Jersey before settling in Pennsylvania. 

I According to Raum's " Fiistor\' of Xew 

I Jersey," (page 317) and Rev. Dr. 

Hall's •' History of the First Presb\-te- 

1 rian Church of Trenton," he was a 

I prominent freeholder in the townsiiip 

I ol Hopewell, in what is now Mercer 

? count)', in ^703. and soi-;! his omo-rt)- 

i there tc Isaac Reeder in 1707. He 


was one of the four trustees of the 
first meeting house erected in Hope- 
well. It was about 1707, probably, 
that he removed to Falls town,ship. 
Bucks count)', whence he removed to 
Wrighstown in 171 1. 

The records in the Secretar\- ot 
State's office, at Trenton, bear witness 
to the fact that he was a resident ot 
Hopewell, and a prominent citizen. 
On page 1 14. AAA, folio 105. the fol- 
lowing instrument is recorded : 

"John Hutchinson, of Hopewell. 
County of Burlington, &c.. to Andrew 
Heath, Richard Ayre, Abiel Davis and 
Zebulon Heston, of the same county. 
&c., hath granted to the said Andrew 
Heath. &c., a piece of land on the 
easterly side of the highway leadin- 
between the house of the said John 
Hutchinson and Andrew Heath, &c.. 
containing two acres, in trust tor the 
inhabitants of the said towhship ot 
Hopewell and their successors, inhab- 
iting and dwelling within the said 
townsh'p, forever, for the public and 
comir.on use and benefit of 'I:-- whole 
township, for the erecting and build- 


ing a public meeting-house thereon, 
and also for the place of burial, and 
for no other use, intent, or purpose 

This lot was sold some years ago, 
by the trustees of Episcopal church in 
Trenton, to Ralph Lanning. It lies 
I on an eminence about thirty rods north- 

I east from his dwelling, and north of 

I the New Jersey .State Lunatic Asylum, 

i The meeting-house was probably the 

f first one erected in the township of 

j Hopewell and for Trenton, and. as far 

I ' as can be ascertained, the first in the 

I state, except that of the Quakers. I: 

I was occupied by the Episcopalians 

I until their church was built in IVenton, 

and occasionall)- for man\- \-ears after- 
I wards. .A portion of the foundatiof: 

I is still standing. It thus appears that 

I . Zebulon Heston was an Episcopalian 
I at the time he lived in New Jersey. 

[ and that he did not identify him.self 

I with the Friends or Quakers until 

I after his removal from Trenton. John 

I O. Raum. in his " History of Trenton,"' 

' sa)s Zebulon He-;ton li\'ed nn the 

f place owned by the late Amos Reeder, 


which was bought by Isaac Reeder ot 
Mr. Heston in 1707. The same au- 
thority, says most of the EpiscopaHans 
lived in the vicinit\- of the church they 
buih on the grounds of the Hutchin- 
son family. 

The purchase of Pennsylvania and 
West jerse)- b)- Penn and others, 
and the liberal form of government 
under which those provinces were 
placed, opened an asylum to such as- 
were under the bans of persecution, 
either in the European countries or 
the colonies. This fact no doubt in- 
duced Zebulon Heston to remove 
from Massachusetts to a more con- 
genial locality in the neighborhood or 
the Delaware. 

It has generally been supposed, how- 
ever, that at the time of his emigration 
to Am.erica Zebulon Heston was a 
believer in the religious doctrines of 
the Friends, and that he suffered per- 
secution in common with man\ others 
of that- faith. The early P>iends or 
Quakers suffered as much from perse- 
cution as any other class or denomi- 
nation in Ene^land, during the last half 


I of the seventeenth century. Thou- 

I sands were constantly confined in jails, 

{ whose dark and loathsome dungeons 

\ were filthy beyond description ; and 

I yet there were very few of the 

I Quakers who did not prefer the worst 

\ punishments that religious hate could 

j indict upon them, rather than by the 

I slightest prevarication or denial prove 

untrue to their faith. These persecu- 
tions, comniencing before the ele\'a- 
tion of Cromwell, extended through 
the protectorate and the reign of 
Charles II. and were not arrested until 
William Penn, throucrh his influence 
with Janies II, Charles's successor, suc- 
ceeded in breaking up the vile system. 
Unfortunately all efforts to trace the 
lineage of the family beyond the At- 
lantic have thus far pro\'ed futile, al- 
though it is definitely settled that Zeb- 
ulon canie to America towards the 
close of the seventeenth centur)-. very 
probably unmarried at the time. Ef- 
forts have also been made to trace out 
the progenitor of the familv in Massa- 
cliu'^ett-^, but without success. The 
minutes of P^alls and Middletown 


( Hucks county) Monthly Meetino-s of 
Friends inform us that Zebulon Kes- 
ton obtained a certificate of removal 
from the former to the latter in i 7 i i . 
At about this time (1711) he pur- 
chased 224 acres of land within a mile 
of Wrightstown monthly meeting- 
house, on which he afterwards lived 
and died. The original will of Zebu- 
lon Heston is now in the possession of 
Thomas Warner, of WTightstown, Pa., 
and is dated the 20th of 2d month. 
1720. Dorothy, his wife, andJiis par- 
ticular friend, John Rutledge, v/ere left 
executors. They sold the property tc-- 
Jane Preston, of .Abington. .Dorothy 
outlived Zebulon several years and 
was married again to Thomas Stack- 
house in 172S. Many of the descend- 
ants of Zebulon and Dorothy are liv- 
ing in Bucks county. Pa., and (Others 
are living in \-arious parts of the coun- 
try* — especially in Ohio, Indiana. Ken- 
tucky and Alissouri. A number of 
them went to Washington and F"ayette 
counties, I^a., between 1700 and 1706. 


I RACHEL, born Septembc^r 29, 
1699. Married John Lace\' in 
1718 and died .Alarch 6. 1761. 

I'heir Siiii John'.> x)ii, < Juhr. I..icey. was Ilri^adie'-' i'-r.cral 
of c):e renn>yh:Hni?. Milltn\ during t'.c R..-'..-'li:t!OM. i.Snx Ehivi^'- 
Historj' nf ^»llc^> County, i'a., p. ?H:-..} 

2 HANNAH, born October i6. 1701. 
Died in December tollowincr. 

3 ZEBULON, born November 4, 
1702. Married Elizabeth Buck- 
man and died March 12. 1776. 

He wai a m:in ufijon^nier-iblo acxouiu in ir.e rfli'^.n..- Aorld. and 
b<;!ong<?d to V.'ri4ht.>lowi-i Monthly Meeting of Fncnd^. NViien iLi^mii 
29 years ofp:;: Sc felt :: <'esire to a;.i>t.-;ir in the mini>try . Hi- i.e.tih- 
cate from the Wri^htstowr* incttinu reads a.-, folio* s^ 

''\)b..\K Frikn!;S: In tl;.it love in w hicli tli* Churi.h is ctlifici ;<nd 
.Siut -1^ ill C-.iiii jcMis, do we s;iii:tt: >rni iniii.ive yoJ'-) ■.'^.■■^r-■Tal..! our frierid, /..biiloii H<: '"n. r ,.;:;.:^i-.; . f -i .<;ca ':.•:= y .v . y 
oi' certificate to you, iht '^u irleriy Mect;!r^, ■..;nccr!!ir.^ :tui '.ir.ity 
«*-ith hiai ir. liic niinis'.rj." 


He traveled miles in the -ervic= of the truth. \\";-.e;i _no;ir!y 
70 ye.irs of age, accomocinieci by his nepnew, .-iltensaros 1 Jeueral 
John [.3cey, he paid a reii-ious visit to the Deiauare Ir.._iuir.^ we-st- 
ward of Pennsylvania, and '.vas very cordially recci\ed. At a meet- 
ing for worship held on thi Muskinzuni river, Captain White Kyes, 
one of the Indian Chiefs, made a speech and presented him with a 
belt of wampum, thus; their regard for hini and i-.s- prea^;h- 
ing. A memorial was prepared by the Wrishtstovvii meeting alter 
his death on March 12, 1776. 

4 JOHN, born May 25. 1705. 

5 JEMIMA, born September 24, i 707. 

Died F'ebruapy' 14. 1724. 

6 STEPHEN, born November;,! 710. 

7 JAC'OI^.. born May 20. 17 13. Mar- 

ried Mar\- Warner. 

lacoh and Mary Heston had at least three snns^'l'hi'inas. l-.Jwar.i 
andje:sc. Thomas was a C&Ionel during the Re\oIutl)n. He wa~ 
born April +, 1753, ^"d .married Hannah Clayton t)n June ::5. 177?- 
In or about 1781. in connection with Thomas Cirpeute:. ^ranitather 
of the late Jud:;e Thomas P. Carpenter, of Caind::'!. X. J., he pur- 
chased of the .-tanjecr Brothers the allies .v -irks which they had estab- 
lished in 1775. ! he placi uas known as Heston'^ 1 r;.-!-s> Wfj'-k^ 
until >ome vcars after, .vhen. at the sa;^e-:ion .>f a menii>er of the 
celebrated C'oucester Fj\ Huntin.i Cluo, on the ncca-ion 01 a > 'in- 
viva! t'a-heriii:; It Co!:)ne! He-tons lion ^e, after a hunt an'^ capture 
of rcynard, it was named Gia---b<^ro. ar.a has e\er sin e b'lrn t!i:'t 
name. The works are still in the p-issessLin of Colonel Heston'> fie- 
jcendants — the Whitney ■;, his daughter Bathsheba ha\inj married 
Captain Ebe.T Whitney. It is related of Captain Whitney -rat hev.a.. 
ca>t ashore v.ith his vtsse! at or near Cape .May. an 1 in pa.^sin^ 
£hroj'4h the i,ei;;hborh'«j<l of tiie i;l;»ss works, on his way ;.• I'hiladel- 
phia, he saw and became enanio-.ed of Colonel He>ion\ daushter 
fc-athsheha. He marri^i this lady and settled there, en^-a^in;; in tlic 
::;iass bu-^incss .^itb. his father-in-law. The Whitney brothers 
(Ihoin.'S Hc'itop. and Samuel A.,; son.s of Cap::iin hbirr, Whitney, 
became proprietors of the wurlis in 1837, an-J they have carried on 
the busii.e.s s.|-xcsifi.r.v ever sir.ce. i" hey are n'^sv the ' .:;a>^ 
»..:;'lc? in the countr>-. 1 ."ic v.-t. ir pr .pr.c;; r, \": < ..:■ Hs-.ton Wh.;- 
ney, c'td on May 4, i3i2, ai;ed o-j. Kca rr.en led j, more ac.ivr b.i..i- 

HESTi^N l.\.\Ml,V. 17 

i--.> life lli;in l':i..r..-.^ r!e>ti<n Whitney, .ii.i.i ii..i-,e i..r>k .1 --.^ •'•e iMriie>t 
.ir.d p.TIrii'tu; iiUcru^t ill [hi. CMti •crns of the i:ti\::Ury. ■'■.«'. .ihboi^^h 
t;"..ipp()iiited in his porifical a>;f)iratioiis — ti,i\ini; bcci: I'ctcUe.l :i^ liw 
W hi^ raiidiil.\t<' iiir Ciiiurcss by Hon Naihaii '1 . >tr,i;*..r'. in .Sv' — 
he iie\cr laheti;'! ir. Iii>luse !ur his political priiicip.e^. and uii'-:i 
trc:<si>ii striic's at the life of :he nation l^e gave iibe::.!ly "f his abun- 
liani means u< the cause of the Union and ni sup;, u of the old tlai;. 
( )thers may I:a\e Ijeen m irc ostentatious, hiu in er^'eLtne, c:iri'.cst 
v.ork Mr. Whitney s:.><>J pre-eminent. He was a;.: .•i;:te<l t.i r<;pr.j- 
sent New Jersey on tlic Centennial in 1 5;- . -it de Infi 
;!ie honor. His son, John )'. \\ hiirxy, is :iou :r, ;' e rci .f tl.e ^!a^s 
AOrks, at < Ilissboro, N. I. 

Edward W. He.ston, son of J.,.*,;, ,7^ and brother !.., wi. 
also a Ke\o!Tition:iry p.ilriot. luildu:;,' a !iei;tena:ii--; ilo:'el'.-. 
s-.n. He foiuKlei! the \illa^< of Hesto-.n ii!e. no .v ■■•.. !;,.!.,d '.vilhin the 
corporate limits of t'hil ideiph.i.i. '1 he old H'estoii ni.n,s:o:i. in w 'M..h 
he ii\ed for sixty years, was situated in the \ieinn\' of (.leor.;e's Hid, 
Ka-rmonnt F'.irk. It v.vis lo'-n down about 1077 Kdward W. Hes- 
t n) was a member of ti'.e Pennsylvania I.eyislaturc, an^l lor ei^ht 
years a State -Senator. He was also appointe-d a. Indye of the 
Court of Co:nnion I'Icas. ol Philadelphia. ,in:l served ;e> -lii.h for lor.r 
years. I'he origin;:! town plot of Hc^tonville iijif.prised a'.iput :■-»> 
a-jres, and pre\ ioii-s to Its con.soiidarion with Phiiadelphia fornitd a 
part of lU'ickity township. 1 he ground has almost '.luireiv pass>.d 
out of the possession of the Helton f-in.jly ar.d is, in u'cit iiieastire, 
built up. Kd'.vaid W. l.'eston d.ied in zS^^, ai;ed 7.'. He was the 
1 ilher of iourte>.n children, ele\cn of were li\ni.; at '.lie tn..- of 
ins death, but osily oiic is now li\ in.;. Mrs. j.i.uisa I'.i\-.on, now ni 
her 3ist year. There are about tsienty-hve ;.;-a;..t-. hiMren o'' the 
f'/under of Hestonville living at the present tmie. 

S ISAAC, born May 17, 171^ Died 
July 19. 1729. 

g rHOM.\S. born Au^Li;^t 3, 1718. 

Ikki li tkMl i. Mn. 


10 ELIZABETH, born April 30, 

1727. Married Titus Fell. 

11 JEMIMA, born August 27, 172S. 

Married Jonathan Kinsey, ist; 
Benjamin Doan, 2d. 

12 REBECCA, born May 3, 1730. 

13 RACHEL, born November 30, 

173 1. Married Samuel Mer- 
rick. Died Februar)- I 2, 1826, 
acred 94. Interred in the 
Wrightstown Bur}'ing (jround. 

14 ZEBULON, born November 18, 

^733- Married Sarah Burges. 

He hid at id-jt one sufi u^n-ucd Thi> iinw h -li a v.i ;i.)ai-ii 
Zebulon. who in i863 *is living m Indiana, st' n vivau ;ed a^c. 


15 MARY, born April 23, 1737. Mai- 
ried John Hurst. ^ 

16 WILLAM. born May 7, i73g. 
Marrie^d Mercv Cutler. 

17 JOHN, born Ma\- 15. 1742. Mar 
ried Hannah Jarrctt. 

18 ISAIAH, born .August 20. 1 74-I. 
Married Anne Leonard at 
Friends' ^Meeting, Wrights- 
town, June. 10. 1767. Died 
September 7, 1785, aged 41. 
-Anne Leonard was born De- 
cember 3d, 1742. and died 
June 22, 1814. 

19 DAVID, born September 30. i 748. 
Married Rachel Briggs, 1st; 
Rachel Hough, 2d; and Phcebe 
Smith. 3d. Died October 16, 

iS2i, a"'ed 7^ \' and :6 
. davs. 

■20 IIKS'R'N FAMIi.V. 

The issue of the nrst David hiestori 
(ig) was a/, follows: 

I. _1AMK> H1>1()X, h.,rn Ai.r;! ;.i772: .iieci J iiiv 2j. i ;-;, 

II. AMo^ UK- TON. A.-.i-t 2r. 1774; ..i-d July -'^, t;:- 

m. I'At \" Hl.-roX. bn-n f>.j,:ember if. 17" -. Jl-rd June .-:. 
I---,. M.irr-e.l l,.';ii> ■^uici.llcy. •if Xe-.v-piirt' iiic. lv,:^:'r.* > ounty . FV. 

IV. I'AVlIi KK.-"n)X. r,,,rn A-.rii ; . 1779-. .ilej I V,-..-'iibt;r -. 
1S57. Mnrno.i .\;iu.i ['..v^jn. ■'■..\:iizr:er n{ yioic^ Fa\so;i. 

V. RA(, HF.t, Hh>r()X b.rn .Iir.cb. 17;-;: ; .':•-.'. M:>y !o, iS.-- 
Marrifi: nvv.rtii! >i!I rir-!. Kohtrt lihiv^ciii second. 

V[. KLIZAHKTH HF.-<roX. b.m Aucu^i 24- K=-- M->'n^'i 
Hii^h '■n'.iih and reiria\cd l.i Iiii'iiana. 

VII MAKV HK^TOX. l-rn I:inuar^- J. 17X.. \I.i-rie.I 1 >:ir:!r! 
l.<.vctt. of t.f.j...T M.l.ehel.l lou n.-jhif.. Racks coi:nty. P.i. 

Vin. 11 '-'^K UK.- i(»X. b:irTi M.irch ;o. :7/J. Med October i-, 

IX. CHAKI.l.- MK.-IOX. K-.m Kmc -i, iSo;: dicJ ^c[ 
a. tS:.!. 

The issue of the second David Mes- 
ton. born April i, 1779. "^vas as 
follows : 

K MAK\ HK.^IOS. born March ii. iS.r,j,-. d:e,'. Oct i;, iSi, . 

il \SIl,i.iA.\! HK.-roX. horn October 14. -.Zii. ,'aetl A,i-.>: 
17. i»!?. 

HI. HF{KHK ANX h'K>roX.'jer .i';, :Si4. M.irnti! 
M.ihlon S. KIrkbriiie. r,f iJri-toI. l'.-.. 

IV, RKliKCCA HK>-n')X. b-rn Au-a.t t,. ;S2i 

V. KUZW.r.TH HKSIOX, bom 5, i3:4. 

V!. li\\ III HKSTOX.bora A-.,nl .-, i5c-/. ' .\!.'.^-ri.; 1 .\l.i.-%- K,...'.- 
.Icr.t,,:-. •..u.^-i;.;rof Jol.n I' K.,: 'cr.f'n. am: iK^..^ ,'. f-:,nl^r..r-'. 
! ..: ..'cC.^i 1 Ht: ii prop'i'-t re; I r.iicu .M .'-^ i.. Ijc! r'r;n;:nv 
iVori-LN, ara". a riuii,ter in thr .'^o.icty uf friends. Orlh'xJtjx ) 



The is^ue of tht^ third David li^s- 
ton, born iS.-?;. is as tohows; 

iS;". M.irricJ > U' 


I. CHXKLI'..^ '". Hr,>TiiX. S.-.rn \I;iv 7. iS;'.. 

n. WII.i.lAM HIS 1' )\. Sorn >ei te r.iicr 4. i!:;--. 
Ml. Jl>HN i;. Hr>'10N. '.. rn A|.ril J7. 1S5S. 
\V. AN\A m. -IDN.hom May 17. lor-. 

{o^f{)li Ficsion. who was l)orn 
Ihicks county, i'a., in 17S3. was, ac- 
corthn^ to tiic rf^cord trom which wc- 
copw the son of /o:\-p/i and Phtd.xi 
(Smith) H('ston. of that count)-. Th^' 
elder Josf|jh"s sons were Joseph. Jr., 
and -Samuel h\ hrst \\\U', and Charles 
and William. b\- second wite. Samuel 
settled at Wabash. Indiana, leavin-- 
several children, including Edward 
hbjston, now uf .Sorini^boro. Olho, and 
Joseph Mestcm. H\in<^^ near Wabash. 

The first named Joseph Heston. 
(born in 1783) was a miller by trade 
at Catonsville, Maryland, near Haiti- 
more, tie- married Ann Kvans, daugh- 
ter of John an.d Letitia Evans, on Jan- 
uary I. 1S06. In 1S27 they removetl 
to P.atavia. X. V.. vdiere Mr. Heston 
pa^-sed the balance of his life as a^^en- 
tleniaiTlariii'^-r, ruid di'd [.)(->s^e--^ed <>; 
conslde-rable uropertx . iJiAli iie anci 


his wife were memb(*rs ot the Society 
of Friends, and were attached to the 
Orthodox Friends' Meeting at Flba. 
in Genesee count)-, N. \. He was a 
man of sterhns^r integrity and was h(dil 
in ver\ hii^li esteem in the community. 
Charles \V. Evans, of Ikiffalo, \. V.. 
in his •• Biographical and Historica'i 
Accounts of the Fox, Fllicott and 
Evans families," referring t(^ josej.'h 
Heston, who was connected witli the, 
Evans family by marriage, sa\s : " The 
family reside-nce-, four miles west (^t 
the villaL'c* of l>atavia, is one ot the 
inost pleasant places in that section ot 
country, and the hospitable and kinci 
manner in which they entertained m.em- 
bers and ministers of the Societ\- ot 
Friends, and their own friends and rel- 
atives, made a visit to them agreeable 
and pleasant." 

Joseph Heston survived his wife, 
Ann, and continued to reside on the 
farm near liatavia. with his daughters 
Letitia and Rachel, and died May 19, 
1864. aged eighty-one years. Joseph 
and \:^. n (Ev;ins) Heston had; '.leven 
children, namelv : 


I. rJtp-.r.E >.Mi ra h'EsroN, Mr.-. Novembjr .7, r-. m..,- 

ri-.-ii Ahrnhani M, rnderiilll. Sei.!..-m'r^r ir-. iiy'>. .i^^.t < >. ;, '-cr _-i. 
/?53. Shi; left no .'hildren. 

II. I.F.Tri!A KVANS HF,->ll>X. 'x.rii Jinuiry .-?. iS-'j; .i.o! 
•_ niia rrlet! , lur-e 15, liyS. 

III. .=^AMrK.l. HK>1()N, b...r:. Xovcnibcr ,^, t'?!., M i.rlc.i. 
5.rst. Sarah (.\,iii^toi.'li, thcTi Chli«; (..'oni^trHk, ihtn .Mr-, \1 iry 
(r)air.:haday) ( Mx-vdrich. Ht died J>:r,i: lo. iS8r. 

IV. LKW!-; KVANS HK.vrON, !)oni N.\eniV-. ., ; m /. .Mai- 
r:ed F.ll/abctli M.i.soii; died Juuc o. 1S4J. 

V. Wll I.IAM KVANS hi:.- TON. b..!T. \u^nv. .i. ..?i=. Mar- 
ri<;d Lynthui>ii-,: dici.1 I-^Iti ary ;. iSSo. 

VI MARTHA ANN H V.> K >N. '..,rii M ■> : ■, iSir \!.irr:ol 
V.illiam H. Huttor. 

VII. JO.-I.rH Kl.l.irori HKSniN, bon. J':"<^ -". '^■'■■■- i!i<--'' 
Ai'-^ii-s! 27, i?24. 

VIII. KMU.V HK-^rON. h.<rn '-ay o, 181..: died A;.ni r;, 183J. 

IX. JOHN KVANS HKST<^N. I. .r:i F^hruary --. i3:'i. Mar- 
ried Kliz-al^lh .\I. Cnn'Dy. 

X. ANN AllifSlW HK->ll»N. horn July i.. i.^j;; .iic! Sep- 
tember ig, iSjO. 

XI. RACHKI. I,')(UIIS HKSIMN, ^.m -e^neuher 11. £S2y 
Married John I'lcr^on, 

Samuel and Sarah (Cunistock) Hus- 
ton had two children, n.atneh' : 

I. MARIA L. HKSION, ',orn M ,y .-■. lijv 

II. I.KTITIA K. HKSION. lv,rn Jme . j. . n - Married J- 
Marsderi Picr~>n. June 17, I'i','.'. 

Samuel Fleston's children h)' his sec- 
ond wife were ; 

I. JOSKPH HK.SrON. h.rn DecciuS-.r -4. 1344. died unm irned. 
.August 26, i3rv6. 

II. NATHANC HK.SrON, l...rr. Deieiubcr 4. :34'.. 
HI. LKSVIS J. HKSTON, aicd ui ii.faiiLy. 

IV. KDWARfiM. HKSION, born May i,. iS^o. 
\\ SARAH f'.K-.!'ON, b— :■ ^eV-.-ndx^r ;, iS-,>. \!:.rr..:d Hroi. 
K:::j.:n i^.lird, j.iy O., 1 ^74 
VI. MAK'lHAANN HK-roN.V>rii May i, ii;5, dioJ yooiig. 


Lewis }\. and I'J.i/ahcth (Ma-^'MT) 
Heston lived at first on his tarni, tuur 
miles west of Batavia, near that (if h.i- 
father; but atterward removed tc> .\la- 
bama, in the same count}-, where he 
had an excellent tarm. Their children 
were : 

I. AUOL'STA HKSTON. b.rn M.irvh 3;. i-'^v > 
H. Chase, Octob.-r D. 1364. 

II. EI.lZABEl'H HF.^TON'. burn Aii-u^: -2. i3- 
cicn R. B.iiicy and died Juiy ^5, i ';:". 

III. AN'X E. HF.STON, bor,, i.Vt .her .'-,. i3v.. 
Hotor .\I. \Vi,e, October 6. 1375. 

William K. and C\nthia (Parson>) 
Heston li\-ed on his farm, lour miles 
west of Batavia, adjoininj^ that o\ his 
father. He afterwards remox'cd to 
Clinton, New York, and die<l ther<- 
February 3, 18S0. He was huric'l in 
the family burial If>t iii Batavia. Their 
children were : 

I. WILLIAM P. HESTON, b..rii May ;i. i^,;- ^!••rriL-,I ( icr- 
trude May, December 26, 1872. 

II. SAMUEL CARV HESToX. horn April 14, ii5_;. 
HI. LEWIS E. HESTON, born Februiry 14. i 3; • 
IV. LETITLV HESTON, b.5hi April 0, 1364. 

The Messrs. Helton (\\'i!'!;nn P.. 
Samuel C. and Lewis E., comprising- 


the firm of William P. Heston & Co.) 
are largely engaged in the wholesale 
tea, syrup and molasbes business, at 
58 Summit street, Toledo, Ohio. Wil- 
liam P. Heston graduated from Piam- 
ilton College, (Jlinton, N. Y., on July 
15. 1869. 

John E. and Elizabeth (Canby) 
Heston, after their marriage, removed 
to his farm at Alabama. Genesee 
county, New York, adioining that of 
his brother, Lewis E. Heston. and 
afterwards removed to Mount Pleasant, 
Henry county, Iowa. Their children 
were : 

I. CANBY HESTON', born August 39, 1S51. 

II. EVANS HE.'^TON, born December 13, 1S53, died Decem- 
ber 24, 1S53. 

III. RACHEL L. HESTON, bom April 13, 1835. 

IV. MARY HESTON, bom August 3, 1857. 

V. ESTHER E. HESTON, bom November lo, 1859. 

VI. LETITIA E. HESTON, bora October 3, 1861. 

VII. GEORGE HESTON, born November 3, 13-53. 

VIII. ELIZABETH M. HESTON, born June 21, 1869. 


The children of Wilham Parsons 
and Gertrude (May) Heston, of To- 
ledo, Ohio, are as follows : 

I. LUCRETIA HESTON, born March 13, i;74- 

II. MARY MAY HESTOX, bom ?^Iay 31, 1S76. 

III. GERTRUDE MAY HESTON, bora April 25, iSSi. 

l5;ii;il! d liiiif fniiiiiri! festeii. 

20 JOSHUA, born at Wrightstown. 
August 26. 1768. Married 
Margaret Dean, and died Oc- 
tober 30, 1S34. They had 
issue as follows : 

I. CYRUS HE5T0X, lived to manhood and married. 

II. MAR'i HESTON', died February 15, 1S3;. - 

III. ELTZ.VI'FTH HESTON, ~?.rr:ed Joseph Reader. 

IV. I.-^^AIAH KESTON, msrrie '. Margaret Reetler. 

V. AMY HESTOX, married Asa Atkinson. 

Isaiah and Margaret (Reeder) Hes- 
ton had five children, namely : 


. LAFAYETTE, (born Januar>- 14, 1334, died Janaan-':?, iSf;,) 

Asa and Amy (Heston) Atkinson 
had five children, namely : 








2 1 SILAS, born at Wrightstown, Aug- 
gust II, 1770, died at Litch- 
field, Kentucky. June 2, 1S5S. 

When a young man he removed to 
Virgfinia, where he married Miss SalHe 
Lewis, of Danville, \'a. He first saw 
her through one of the windows of her 
home in Danville, as he was driving 
along- one of the streets of that citv. 
She was dressed for a ball, which he 
attended, with the determination of 
meeting the fair unknown. It was a 
genuine case of " love at first sight." 
They were married in Charlotte count}". 
Virginia, in 1S06, and removed to 
Kentucky in 1S37. 

Silas Heston died at the advanced 
age of eighty-eight, in the lull posses- 
sion of his faculties. With the excep- 
tion of his younger brother. Isaiah, 
who died at the age of ninety-two. he 
was the longest lived of the tive chil- 
dren of Isaiah and Anne (Leonard) 
Heston. Being a true type of man, 
he devoted himself to his family and 
was never happier than v/hen in tlie 
society of those he loved. He was a 


professed Christian, and died in the 
hope o( a blessed immortaHt) , after an 
ilhiess of four da\s. Under date ol 
September 9, i S49, when he beheved he 
was nearing the end of his Hfe. lie thus 
closed a letter to his brother Isaiah, 
then living in Chester X'alley, Pa. : 

'■ L)ear Krother : I am old and you are ^ettti-g alon^ in years, 
and perha&s we shall not >ee ta',h other again in ihis si.orld. O, lei 
us endea^o^ to walk so uprightly that we may meet in that world 
where there is no partin:; .May Ckid, in his mercy bless you and 
your family 

Silas Heston outlived his wife. 
They had eight children, namely : 

I. ISAIAH HESTON', born May. iSoS, in Charlotte county, 

Va., die'! at Hardingsburg, Ry., m 1364. He was a farmer. 

n. KOWELL LEWIS HESTON'. born November 12, i3ro. in 
Charlotte county, Va. He is a farmer in Missouri, now (1S83) living 
at Carroiiion, the county seat of C.-vrroll county. He was married in 
Carroll county, M"., to Miss Estht;r E. .Austin, of Bedford county, 
Va., on November 14, 1843. 

III. M.\RV ANN HESTON, K..rn in 1S12, in Charlotte county, 
Va., died in :32g, aged seventeen. 

IV. D.ANIEL PRICE HESTON, bom mCam.pbell county, Va. 
ir. i3i5. He lived a bachelor at Hardingsburg, Ky., where he died 
on September 2, 1S74. 

V. \VILl,I.\M HE.STON, bom in liiy. married .Miss Emily 
Heard, of Breckinndse county, Ky., in 1Z4;. and died at Cloverport, 
Ky., in September, 1040 of cholera, '.hi-, wife and son dyin^ a tew 
days afterA-ards of the same di.sease.) 

VI. SII A.S HESTON, JR., born in September, 1819, in Camp- 
bell countv, Va., married -Mrs. Catherine Jennings (formerly >Iiss 
Moorman; of H.irdins-burs, Ky. He died at H." rding-burg on >op- 
tember 19, 1840, of cholera, contracted while attending his brother 

VII. ROBERT LEONARD HESTON, born in M.ay, i322. 
He is a physician in Litchfield, Ky., .-.tiU living. He m-Tried Mi-s 
Martha Ihomas, of Litchfield, about i3;i. 

V U I . S AR.A.H H ESTON , l«jrn about 1 824, died in her second year. 


The children oi' Isaiah Heston, of 
Hardingsburcr, Ky., by hi> first wHe. 
were as tollows : 

I. .-ILAS HE.S'l OX, a ph\ s;c;a;\ .r. HarUingibiJr-. Ky . . married 
a Mis? (jardritr. They '.ase four children. 

!I. MARV L. HESTOX, married a Dr. Pulllam. oi' Hardinj-- 
bar^. They h.i-. e --.i.\- children. 

HI. [,UCY HESTl^N, died in childhood. 

Isaiah Heston's children by his sec- 
ond wite v/ere : 

I. IDA HESTOX, married E. L. M:lier. 

The children of Howell L. and 
Esther (Austin) Heston were as fol- 
io ws : 

I. HOWEEL EEV.T.S HESTOX, bo-n Aususi 2, 1541. marr.ed 
Mi.-,s Jennie 'I'hcrp. ofGreenton Valley. Mo., on December 2.;. iS;^. 
She d:cd iii P.Tjr'jon county, Kar^-.'s. on Eebrunr\- i3, i^/a, leavin- 
one child, Mary Lizzie, who born Jnly 20, iS;-, in La!ayet:e 
county, Mo. He is now jjroprietor of a .stock farm about ^ix mile^ 
from Carrciitcn, Mo. 

IE SALLY DAXIEL KESTOX.h.-rn March .-,, 1352. Xow 
livin.; V. ith her parent.i at C-rroiiion, M.i. 

in. ROBERT WILLIAM HESTOX, born July 15. i^.(. Ke 
was a hcrse and n".iile deaier in Colorad.o, and was murdered by hich- 
v.aymen on X"o-. ember to, loSa, while on his way from Irwin. 
Colorado, to lii^ ranche m Xew Me.xico, v. ith stock v. hich he had re- 
centi> purchased. He was accompanied by another n-...n, and the 
fvko were follo.vcd by highwaymen and attacked in a lonely part c{ 
the mountains. His copipanion Red with the only Z'tn they had, 
leaving him to battle alone with noti.inij but his rcM-lvcrs. In the 
fi.;ht he vas killed and. his body left unburled until December u — a 
full month — but, beini; frozen, '.■.•a> well preserved and perfectly re:- 
r..iiii':i!.Ie. GeiT.;--- D. .J. \VU:ia,Ti-, .> ''rioi-^d in ( ;t:;,- ',.. 1, :-.,:■ miici 

i.".e b.' .y iiecenc b.irial. The inuideiera e.>caLed witri t.*ieir victim'.-. 
money and valuable.s. 


The childrc^n of William and Emily 
(Beard) Hesion, ot" Cloverport, Ky., 
are as follows : 

I. CHARLES .McCarthy HESTOX, m?.rrn:d -Misb Lu.y 
>u:h. Thev have six chiliren. 

I!. ADA HESTON. married a Mr. Olzy. Thjy have or 

hild, Leonard, born about ;S;o. 

in. MARY HELEN HE5T(^.\, married H. N. Adam.-. 

Silas Heston, jr.. of Hardingsburg, 
Ky., left one son, namely: 

LAXLiON HESTC^X. He wai sle^pin- car cmductor betueen 
Memphis and Little P.ock, and a mei:;'jer of the Southern E.xpre;; 
Company, at the lime of his death, ofycliow fevo-r, on Novembers, 
1S73, a;cd t'.venty-?eve:i. He died in Memphis and hi.s remains u-tre 
placed in a vault by the Knij;hts of Py:h;as, until it was thought 
prudent to remove them to Xash'.ille, which was not until the lollow- 
inc; February. What the X:-.»h\ ille papers described as " the largest 
funeral procession ever seen in X'ash^'ille " foUov/ed his remains to 
the cemeterv. 

The children of Dr. Robert L. 
Heston, of Litchfield, Ky., are as fol- 
lows : 


n. .-^H.A.- .MORRI^ HKSTOX. 



2 2 SAMUEL, born at Wrig-htstown. 
September 19, 1773, and mar- 
ried Mary Price. Issue : 

I. WILLIAM HLSTOX, born i7.}6. married Letitia Dubre. 

II. AMOS HF.STOX, born 17^0, married Letitia Ha^eman. 

III. LETITIA HE>TOX. bom iSoi, married Phineas Trego. 

IV. Ml 'RR[? HESTON, born i?o3, died 1S19. 

V. JOSHUA HESTt^N. born 1S06, m. Cornelia McMascers. 

VI. SILAS HESTON, born i3oo, died 1S15. 

VII. JOHN HESTON', born i8to, married Catherine Nelson. 
Vlil. ANN HESTON, born 1313, married Ralph T'.vining. 

IX. SAMUEL HESTON, born 1 2io, married Hannah Heaton. 

William and Letitia (Dubre) Heston 
had chiidren as follows : 

I. ELIZAPETH HESTON, bom 1825, married David 

II- SARAH HESTON, born 1322, married Herbert Norcro.^s. 

III. ADALINE HESTON, born 1333. 


V. GEORGE W. HESTON, born 1337. 

David and Elizabeth (Heston") 
Goodwin had children as follows : 


WILLIAM, rbom i343„> 



Amos and Letitia (Hageman) Hes- 
ton had issue as follows : 









Joshua and Cornelia (McMasters) 
Heston had issue as follows : 








John and Catherine (Nelson) Hes- 
ton had issue as follows : 








Burroughs and Harriet (Merrick) 
Heston have children as follows : 





23 MORRIS, born at Wrightstown, 

September 6, 1775, married 

Patience Gilbert, and died at 

Wrightstown. They had issue as 

follows : 

GILBERT, b^im 1S02, studied medicim; and becimc a physician in 

New York City, and died of cholera in that city in 184^. 
PATIENCE, born 1807, married Benjamin Worthington. 








24 ISAIAH, born at Wrightstown 
March 19, 1778, and died in 
Chester Valley, Pa., at the res- 
idence of his son-in-law, John 
Todd, on May 13, 1870, aged 

He married Mar}- Miller, daughter 
of Robert and Martha Miller, of i\Iid- 
dletown, Delaware county. Pa., on 
March 3, 1S07. Mary Miller was 
born June 12, 17S3, and died May 5, 
1880, aged ninety-six years and eleven 

Isaiah Heston was a tailor by trade 
and carried on business in Philadel- 
phia when a young man. Subse- 
quently he engaged in farming in 
Chester Valley, Pa., where most of his 
children were born. Later in life he 
returned to Philadelphia and engaged 
in the flour and feed business with his 
son Miller Heston, and afterwards in 
the umbrella business with his son 
Morris. He was buried in the Friends' 
bur^qng ground, East Whiteland, 
Chester county. Pa. 



The tollowiny obituar)- was pub- 
lished in the Bridgeton (X. J.) Chroji- 
iclc, of Ma)- 2 1, I S So: 

. HESTO.V. — In Chestei Valicv. Pa., at the re^idciiL-e oi' h'jr son-Ln- 
Ja'.v, J.ihn T., Jj, on M.iv .^tn. iS? j, Mr-.. Mary He?lor.. rcUct ot" tl'.c 
l.Uc !sai,i;i lle.-tun, aged n!iier>--ii.\ a!ivl eleven months. 

_ Mri Mary Hc.-ton was known to a few of the older resident.-; of 
i-airtielu toivn-hip. by reas-,.ii of occa.^iona! visits to the home of her 
^on-iii-l I'.v, Rev. Charles F. Dive-, some years ago. wh'ic he was 
pasiur of wi-..xt v/as then known as the New School Pre.--hyterian 
C'.'urch, of ijedi'-rville. Having; lived to enjoy a bright and serene 
<-ld age, Mrs. Heston entered p-jacefi'.iiy into 'her re.-,t on W'ednesdav 
morning, May 5th. She had nearly completed her ninety-seventh 
year, and but fur a painful accicent wnich l;efel heraboi;i three year- 
ago. she might have lived to be a centenarian Her husband. Isaiah 
Heatoii, died e.vactly ten ycar.^ ago, m hi.-, ninety-third vcar. retainini: 
his mental faculties to the hi^t. He was a boy- of eleven when W'a.^h- 
mgLon was rirst chii-.en Pre.-ident, and voted for J.^hn in tS:-o. 
He wassucccs.-ively a Federalist, a Whig and an enthuMa-t;c Repub- 
lican, casting his la.-.i vcte \:>r Abrr.ham Lincoln. Mrs. Heston wa> 
buried ni the old Presbyterian burying ground at Mi.'. '.letovvn, Del- 
aware c.>unty, Pa., under the same row ot S.i - •nsvorx! trec-> beneiLh 
which she had played when a child, nearly a e.itury bc.bre. ."she 
was a air> s:e:u a.emi.ji- ..f i.''c i re.-<byrerian Cliiirjh for over eighrv 
year>, ha-, nig connected herself with the .\!idd!e',own Church when 
in her 'leens. She uas born in 17J3 and married in 1807. She was 
but four years younger than Commodore Stephen Decatur, and en- 
joyed an intimate person.ii acquaintance with that courageous and 
once d,.-,ti:igiii3hed naval officer. She often, lamented his sad taking 
off in rl.c memorable duel which he fough.t v, ith Comnv>dore P.arron 
in 1820 r'uring her long and eventful life .Mrs. Heston never neg- 
lected her Christian duties, and as ;ige came up.:-.n her, her religion 
was her sole support. Notv. iihs;anding her remarkable ionggvitv.^hc 
retained her faculties to the last, and enjoye.l telling of things which 
happened ir. the hng ago. She often e.\pie.s-.ed a desire todie, and. 
during the two days be.ore her death she said re.neatedly, "I want to 
go home." In her latter years the deceased derived al'most her sole 
comfort fioin the Bible and hymn book, and -.he would cfien repeat 
familiar hymns and portions of scripture from memorj'. Her pa>;or. 
Rev. :sanu:el F'jlion; who had frequent interviews with her said he 
had never known any one at her great age to have so bright a mem- 
ory. Les-; than a week before her death she repeated t.i him .-some of 
the passages which to her seemed most precious. For the in^-st part, 
the chddren of Mrs. He>ton,of si h ,m -;he had nine, twodying m chiM 
hood, became acti-.x- and u>eful members of the l'rc.-byt«rian Church. 
Besides the daughter, wh') married Rev. Mr. fliver, two of her sons 
became ruling eUers, her only surviving son being now an elder of 
one of thie churches in San Fr.incisco, and two of her riniir.'hiers mar- 

Isaiah He.ston (i8j, father of the 


foregoing, was wounded at the battle 
of Monmouth, June 28, ijj^, remain- 
ed a cripple for nearly eight \-ear-^. 
and died from the eftects of his wounds 
on 7, 1785, aged forty-one. 
He was buried at W'rightstown. His 
wife, Anne (Leonard) Heston. was 
the granddaughter of Xathaniel L'jon- 
ard. who, witn his father, Henr\", and 
brothers, came from ;dassachu setts 
and settled in New Jersey in the latter 
part of the s-^venteenth century, es- 
tablishing the first iron works or 
bloomery in New Jersew ?ienry 
Leonard had three sons, Sauuiel, Na- 
thaniel and who became 
leading citizens of New Jersey. 
Thomas Leoiiard was the distin- 
guished Jiidgo Leonard, •':>f Prince- 
ton, who donated a portion ot the 
land attached to the College of 
New Jersey ; was one of three to sub- 
scribe ^1000 in support of the college, 
and was one of the founders of 
that institution, being chairman ol the 
building commdttee and one of the 
hrst board oi tru:;tee^. bfe b.vl t'lvt 
corner stone of the building in 1754, 


and superintended its erection. He 
was also a member of Governor 
Belcher's Council. (See McLean's 
Histors' of the College of New Jersey, 
pp. 105, 146.) 

Henry Leonard, above mentioned, 
was a brother of James Leonard, born 
in England about 1618, v/ho settled 
io Taunton, Mass-., and. v/ith Henry, 
established the first American iron 
works at Taunton, in 1652. James 
died in Taunton in 1691. One of his 
descendants, Daniel Leonard, was 
born at Norton, nearTa^mton. in 1740, 
and became an eminent lawyer. In 
the discussions preceding the Revo- 
lution he was a staunch Whig, but 
when the war broke out he espoused 
the royal cause, sacrificing in conse- 
quence a considerable estate. His 
defense of the English government, 
written in reply to John Adams, dis- 
played great abilitv He retired from 
Boston with the British forces in 1776, 
resided somie time in London, and was 
afterwards Chief Justice of Bermuda. 
He died in London in 1829. 

The Leonards were among the lirst 


settlers of Taunton, and Thomas 
Leonard in particular disting;uishcd 
himself by his friendliness towards the 
Indians. It is an historical fact that 
during King Philip's war Taunton was 
protected from harm b}' the King's 
friendliness for Thomas Leonard, 
King Philip's favorite hunting grounds 
were around launton, and Philip and 
the Leonards were on such friendly 
terms that as soon as the war of 
1675 broke out. which ended in the 
death of the King, and in the ruin of 
his tribe, he issued strict orders to all 
his Indians "never to hurt the Leon- 
ards." (Morse's American Gazetteer.) 

Nathaniel Leonard left a vast landed 
estate, comprising in part a large por- 
tion of the land on which the present 
city of Trenton is built. His will is 
dated September i 1, ;727. and he ap- 
points as his executors his brothers, 
Thomas and James, and his '* good 
friend" David Howell, blacksmith, of 
Trenton. The children mentioned in 
his will are Saiiiuel. Thomas, Nathan- 
iel, Maurice, Alar\- and Anne. 

Judge Thomas Leonard went to 


Princeton about 1710 and was one of 
the corporators of Princeton College. 
He filled a number of important public 
offices. In his history of Princeton 
Collei^e, Rev. Dr. McLean says the 
Leonards came from " Raynham," 
Mass., where they set up the first 
forge in America. They were " re- 
markable for their attachment to the 
manufacture of iron and their kindness 
to the Indians." " For six generations 
in this country there had been a forge 
in the tamily." 

Quite a number of Leonards — de- 
scendants of Henry Leonard — were 
ardent patriots during the Revolution. 
Striker's " Men of Xew Jersey in the 
Revolution " gives the names of a 
score or more who were members ot 
the Continental army. 

Judge John E. Leonard, of Louis- 
iana, who died in New Orleans about 
"1878, was a descendant of Nathaniel. 
He was born in Chester county, Pa., 
and orraduated at Harvard in 1S66, 
subsequently studying civil law in 
Germany and receiving the degree ot 
LL.D.'from the University of Heidel- 


berg-. He settled in Louisiana, was 
made district attorney and afterwards 
appointed a judge of the Supreme 
Court of Louisiana. He was an earn- 
est Republican and was elected to 
Congress in 1S76. 

Samuel Leonard, a prominent resi- 
dent of Juniata county, Pa., is a de- 
scendant of XathanieJ Leonard His 
father was Thomas Leonard, and his 
grandfather Samuel Leonard. Other 
descendants of Nathaniel settled in 
Lawrence county, Pa. One Thomas 
Leonard moved there many years ago 
and died there about 1840. leaving 
sons and daughters. His brother 
Nathaniel moved to Indiana, and 
there died, leaving sons and daugluers 
and considerable property. 

iijiali aiiil jiliii illilkr ijdu. 

25 ANNE, born in Philadelphia, Feb- 
ruary' 9, 1808, married Thomas 
Hutchison March 6, 1836, and 
lived in Bucyrus, Ohio, where 
she died, January 22, 1S75. 
Thomas Hutchison was born 
May 18, 1795, and died June 
23, 1 866. They had six chil- 
dren, namely : 

_ I. CHARLES HUTCHISON", bom February 12, iSs;, nov 
living in Tolcuo, Ohio. 

H. ROBERT MORRIS HUTCHISON, born June 23. 1S38, 
died at Bucyrus, Ohio, April 12, 1875. 

III. ALBERT BARNES HUTCHISON, bom Ausust 9, 1840. 
He was a soldier in the Union army curing the Rebellion, and 
died in the militr.ry hospital, at Fort Dennison, Ohio, April 26, 1S64. 

IV. WILLIAM MILLER HUTCH!S(^N, bom March 6, 1842- 
He was a soldier in the Union army and was killed on the field of 
battle at FranVclm, lenn., November 30. 1364. His body was never 

y. MARTHA HUTCHISUN, born October 20, 1844, and 
died April 13, 1S70. 


VI. HF.STON TODD HUTCHIStjX, born Au.i;ii>t 
and died August 17, i34j. 

26 MARTHA, born December 5. 
1810, in Uwchland township, 
Chester county. Pa., and mar- 
ried John Todd, farmer, ot 
Chester \^alley, Pa. F^xjth are 
still livincr. They had children 
as follows : 

I. DA\'1D loIiD. ijorn in 183+. died .it \.\\c College, Xc 
Haven, December 30, 1857, aged 23. 

II I. HE.>TO\ TODD, n-i.v a lime merchant v. P,,rt Kennedy. 
Montgomer\- county, Pa., r.inrriecl Mi.-;.s Jennie Kobb, nov. deceased, 
danshter of J"hn Robb. 

III. GH.BER-f HK>TOX TODD, married Mi.--^ M;.an Eiet!< 
and nOA !>.inu ia St. I,.iui<, Mii.^ouri. 

IV MAKGAKKT ToDD, livn,- with her j.ucnt.^ in Lhe-ter 

V. MARV I.OUI.SA TODD, married Joseph a larmcr. 
of Chesrer V:dley, in iSSo. Ihcv have no children. 

VI. CHARLOTTK TOIH), born in 1S47,'. in March, 187c. 

The children of I. Meston and Jen- 
nie (Robb) Todd are as follows : . 

T. CliAkl.KS V. ToI'D.D.rn M.r.h 1 <:•■;. 
' U. HLLKN W. Todd, born June 5, t36j. 


I I I. h iHN KOBB T(3DD, born May 19, 1S74. 

IV. JdSEPH HK>T<.>N' TODD, born March S, iS?/. died 
Aii-:\isv, iS-;. 

The children of Gilbert H. and Sue 
( Bietler) Todd are as follows : 

I. WH.I.IAM A. T(^DD, born November, 1867. 




27 MILLER, born in Uwchland town- 

ship, Pa.. January i, 1814, car- 
ried on milling at Chatham. 111., 
and died unm.arried on June 
16, 1872. 

28 MARV JOXES, born in Uwchland 

township. Pa., januar)' i, 1S14, 
married Rev. Charles F. Diver, 
who tor several \ears was pas- 
tor of the New .School Presby- 
terian Church, of Cedarville, 
X. J. She died September 7, 
1856. Mr. Diver is still living 
in Philadelphia. The\' 
children as follows ; 


I. JOSEPH HE>TON DIVER, narried December 23, iS;;, to 
MibS Emnut L. KoM^r. dnii^rnier of GcMv-e A. Koh'.er, 01 Ph;;..'.iel- 
phia, and died in Philadelphia on December 17, li-j. 

II. MARY DIVER, living with her father in Philadelphia. 

ni._ EUPHE.MIA ORAXT DIVER, living with her lather in 

^IV. CHARLES DIVER, married in Chicago on Xo%ember 22. 
iSj7, to .\Iir.s Anna R. Cook, daughter of Dr. Ge ir-e A. Cti'k, of 
C'-.icago, and now cn-^aged in turniinT at Neosho E.i'.l>, Kansas. 
Their chiidren are Euphemia M. and Walter 'Lourie. 

V. WALTER LOURIE DIVER, born at Cedr.r.iUo, X. J., in 
1855. r^nri now a member of the firni ol I )>born & Diver, merchant 
tailors, 136 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia. 


vember II, 18 1 S, in East 
Whitelancl township, Chester 
county. Pa., removed to San 
Francisco, CaHfornia, in 1S49. 
where he now carries on the 
businessof carpenter and build- 
er and architect. He was mar- 
ried in December, 18S2, at 
Milton, Pa. 

30 ISAIAH MORRIS, born in East 

Whiteland township, Pa., Jan- 
uar}' I, 1S21. 

He was married by Rev. Dr. Grant, 
of the Presbyterian Church, Philadel- 


phia, to Miss Anna Patton. of Phila- 
delphia, daughter of Walter and Eliza- 
beth Patton, on April 17, 1S45. He 
died at W'illiamstown. i\. J., on Ma)- 1 1, 
1S62, aged 41 )'ears, 5 months and 11 

He was engaged in umbrella mak- 
ing in Philadelphia for a while, but 
about 1852 removed to W'illiamstown, 
N. J., where he engaged in farming. 
While in the pursuit of this vocation 
he received a blow^ upon the hip. which 
caused a cancerous tumor and neces- 
sitated the amputation of the limb at 
the hip joint. This operation was 
performed by the late Professor Jos- 
eph Pancoast, of Philadelphia, on 
June 12, 1S60, and it happened that 
the Japanese Embassy was visiting in 
Philadelphia at die time. The Phila- 
delphia Iiiquircr of June 13, i860, 
thus refers to the operation : 

" While the Japanese princes were at tlie mint yesterday, their 
princip.-il phy.^ician was not ie-s prorttably employed. He was visiting 
at the Pennsylvania Hospital, where the limb of a man, upon which 
was a malignant tumor, involving fully one third of the entire thi.;h, 
was amp'iMicd at the hip Joinu Th'j'patiunt had suffered torments 
ijnutter.ib!'.-, ruid thou;;ii warned that the '.h.-'nces for hi> life v. ere 
five t'j one a;^ainst h::n, he be;;.5ed to be |;ermitteJ to pass tr.ror.uh 
lac orJcal. Lxtended upon a cushioned table wa.s tb.e .jtifwrtunate 
{jaticiit, with bared limb, awaiting the knife. The Japanese physi- 

HKSroX I-A.MIl.V. 

CMP \v.i< ?c.-.;t;.' ■_:o-.o !o :!k- opcrnior. Pr.jl'essor l'ri:i.:or,~!. A -ptiiijie 
s-Kiirilei ill ctrer «■.^^• hel.l la the r..>>e of the patient, the tnurni'inct 
-ijj^i'.ic.! ;m v.;-;,-:. -a ,:f r-iilnt;: ill -.r. t'lc linil), r.nj in .i mcinR-nt the 
^',;ttcrin_' stce! of ilic ■ipcrnlir v/a-; incising its « av throii-h the H.csh. 

Ijic patitnt \v.i> M4 iriscii.--i'M.^ to -■'.] ?.r.,-;;iKi him as' a bV^jk of nmrbie. 

! he :n 'v:i> ;. terrible .^nc. 'I'hc limb was viisjointed ;it t!)e hip. 
hurally q':; rt-.-rin- the p-itient. O^e- --f the :-;ini! hrvc Umi follow ed 
h_v reci.ven-. li;:i they are few I'.v.i fir between. Tlic process v^as 
\Mti;e-sc-i by the .Ir>pancse phy>Ici'.n uith an appreciative eve. He 
naj n ;vcr s-vn r v.- like before. Jap.i:;e>e siirgen,- esicTHls not hevond 
iiiinor .j;j.jriL;M-.>. ~.:u1 this fairly -laajered others besides the Mon- 
iolicci. Ir. s-. fe-.v iiiiii-.ites that the reader will scaroeU" credit it. the 
.•inib •vas .-c:nr.-.ed. the stump .;o-. e-ed. the •:res>ina^ aliplied. and the 
D;:i.--a re.,i..\e i to his uard to be s,, bruited to the care nf the best 
.■uir.,es in the h .sp:tal. If anythi.rj c:<r[My can s.-,ve him he nil! re- 
oivej. hi^ •;":i\ -.l^scf lice wo-ld be the brightest i;^urel in the 
Ar.-.r.ii .>! any prCcs^.ii,- .-■ir.;eoii in the coiuitrj'.'' 

A lew (-!rt)s later tlie Inquirtr thus 
rfjrcrre.l to thi.s remarkable case: 


a very nneuortny person 

nc patieni who i::;dcrwer;l amputation of the hip joint, 
i_ St, i;. the ; rescp. .e "t the s:iri;ic.i! lelea.ition co!n- 

• Uc ve~-. ' 
-Morris He^io . 
,.v F^^-.^ i' 

prisLn^; part of ihej :tp.iii.;se Kuoa-sv. The operation was only t'' 
tnir,! succe-v ,i .,ne ever p-r:or -c-i * * * We witne,^c ! tile 
iirir.; pie,.e u- -:.r,-cry at tie true. With a .-.hndiler at its ~nn.;ninnrv ;iii : •.. ere never^.:-. ;.ri~e<i than at the a!iility to re- 
cord tne entire .; ■•.-.v li^i.scence '-.f the ■ .r.ient. 'I'he eflect of the ethe' 
iipjinhi- I.,,;.:.:;..-.- »•. i^ dcs.-ribed to ms hv the patient in a very in- 
tcliiiujle mii.n.T. 'A e >a\v the -:■ oa ;e ul.iced over his month ami the en r •^, •^.,.^-.,-. ,, t ... i -evened as f,-t as i: ev.,.. .rate.!. 
A«s.jwihe e::=-is ot ;hc ui.r.y:!- ^■.idnally o\ erconiins; tlr-1 iiis 
>eiisa^io:!s .-a:.: las app;-e!ic.i-:"ns. i.ntil. with eve.-^ closed a'ul 
nreithuiL:. s,.ir..ely i>cr. e:cihle. he l;.y witli all the fa'cidties in sii- 
jensi in, e.\cr: t -espira'.i in an''. ;he i:[r.:;d ition. Kven v. ith the li^ht 
pressure '.; the onirr,ii]i;et he .sanh into insensibility, and, v..',s [ai;> 
J-cvt nj-.-.d. ,- .1 i ..'.i :s .ils' iin:e I at ne'^ table, a lin.h was -c%ered 
:r.,,M the tr.:.i:-:. Ihere little or n-. ih.'.i- of blo.Ki. and not until 
the ircSMn.^. «v;:e . applied! wis the nian aroiis,-d ;,, con--cioi:sn<:-.>. 
A c s ip;«,s,;d. thcie w.>s some se:;se of pain attenrani; the oix-r i- 
riMi -that f'e sc.i^itivene.-sof the He.'- t.. pain coul.i never be .vh-lly 
suspended, estiecially as the patiei::. dttrin- the fi}«ration. was in :i 
jir pcrspi-au •;,. W^; learn fr .;■; him. however, tha.t theei'fe.-t of ether pr..d.; e i entire .and drcande-s sleep, and that the peri...! in 
.vhich nc l.-.y i;:, ■:: .he ta:-!e. .fter :: c ..-ther tools eiTect, wa. a perfect 
blank. His re ,■ ery. in \ iew ..f ti.e d.niL'er of the operati.n was 
'-'* ' '■ ■''■ ' ■' •'■ ■■■^■_ <^^'--^ ;. -i ^-■■. H.nh .as removed i;t or l,.r to 



■ ■ i:nt:an.e ,,t - iic'i;!..;. We !.. :: -.: liiat ive J.r; .■r- .^^r -.;r,eon 
/k his he.M. A hen the operation wa-, performed, and evi Icntly liad 


l.ot t'lx l-j.ot eviivccl.ition ihai a r^,■J'>^en.• c n!d er.>'''.-, 'I'i'.crt: were 
■jther> who >|-ian;d ihat Ji'.crediilitx', i"t bv ii.n a t'ca .\I. Ik's the 
operatiiin i> ic:_,-:»rdoi as impraclicnb'c. " ■* * * l:i a few ij;iv- 
in..rt; the v..-if,..T.! will ic:i\c the a happy th.-iiiiih a niuiil.tte.i 
man, with a'l the Icc'iju.^ 'jf one who has ca^cn a new lea>.j ..f hie." 

The paticiU ];\-ed until Ma\- ii. 1S62 
— near])- two \car.s after the operation 
was pertornu'd — his dtath being- in- 
t-iireccK- the resuh of the orjrration. 
He died as he had lived — a true 
Christian, liax-ing a firm trust in his 
Saviour and tlie hope of a blessed im- 
mortalit}-. For a number of )-ears he 
was an elder in the Preslw terian church 
at W'illiamstown, X. ]., and showed bv 
his lile that he was an '"ensamplc to 
the flock." He was buried in the Pres- 
byterian !L(ra\-e\-ard at W'illiamstown. 
In Deceml^er, 1S63, his v.-idow married v 
Benjamin IJeckett. grain merchaiit, of 
Philadelphia, who died P"ebruary ij, 
1S69. ^^^^ i^ -"^till living. 

31 CHARLP:S, born in East White- 

land, Febniar)- 22, 1823. and 
died June i, 1829. 

32 MIRA. born in East Whiteland., 

June I I, 1820. and iiow l{\i.ig 
in Philadelphia, unmarried. 


2>3 CHARLES LEONARD, born in 
East Wliiteland, Pa.. December 
31, 1829, and died February 
20, 1832. 

' ' - "I - ■! 


34 SPENCER PATTON. born in 
West Philadelphia, July ii, 
1848, married on October 13, 
1870, by Rev. F". L. Robbins. 
of the Oxford Presbyterian 
church, Philadelphia, to Theo- 
dosia Lippincott Haines, daugh- 
ter of Anna and the late 
Thomas Haines, of Philadel- 

He is now engaged in the whole- 
sale grain business at 3 19 North Front 
street, Philadelphia, his home being 
near Camden, N. J. Their children 
are : 

I. ALFRED CLARENCE HESTON, bora in PhilaJelphia, 
Aujiust 25, i£7i. 

IL NORMAN SPENCER HESTON, bom in Camdsn, N. J., 
Sepiember 12, 1373. 


35 ISAIAH MORRIS, born in West 

Philadelphia. May ii. 1S51, 
and married Miss Lizzie Heppe, 
of Philadelphia. May 30. 1S83. 
He is a paper hanger in 

36 ALFRED MILLER, born at 

Williamstown. N. J., April :;o, 
1S54, removed to Philadelphia 
when nine years of age, married 
in Camden. X. [., on December 
30, 1875. by Rev. L. C. P,aker. 
of the Second Presbyterian 
church, to Miss Abbie L. 
Mitchell, only daughter of 
Benjamin K. and Jessie H. 
Mitchell, of Camden. Abbie 
L. Mitchell was born at ()Iou- 
cester. N. J., on October 21. 

A. M. Heston learned the printincr 
trade in the ofhce of the Prcsbylcrian, 
of Philadelphia, and West' Jersey 
Press, of Camden. X. \. In Mav, 1.S74. 
he wa.-. made local editor of liuj // 'est 
jersey I^ress, which position he held 


until August, 1S7S. when he was made 
editor and manager of the National 
Stajidard, a Repubhcan newspaper, of 
Salem, N. J. On October i. 1S79, he 
purchased the Bridgcton Chronicle, a 
Republican newspaper, of Bridgeton, 
N. J., which paper he still owns and 


2,^ HELEN LOUISE, born Septem- 
ber 20, 1S77, in Camden. X. J. 
She was baptised on Sunday, 
January 27, 1S7S, by Rev. L. 
C Baker, in the Second Pres- 
byterian church, Camden. X. J. 

2,^ JESSIE AXXA.born Eebruary 4. 
18S0, in Camden, X. J. She 
was baptised on Sunda\'. Sep- 
tember 5 . I S80, by Rev. J . Allen 
jMaxweH, in the First Presby- 
terian church, Bridgeton X. J. 


Since the foregoing was put in t)pe 
and printed the compiler has received 
from W'iHiam P. Heston, of Toledo. 
Ohio, a list of some of the descendants 
of Zebulon and Sarah ( Burges) Hes- 
ton, mention of whom is first made on 
page 1 8. Their children were ; 

I. ZKBUr.UN" HF.5TON'. died at Wllli^imsp-art, Pa., where 
some of hl> descend-iat^ were living a tew years a^ro. 

n. JOSKPH HKSTOX, b..rn December 14, 175^, married Phebe 
Smitli in 1700, and died in F'ebniary. iSj^i. (I'his i< the Jri^c,)h 
Heston referred to on pa»e 21, who was the father of Joseph Heaton, 
2d, born in I7;3. 

III. f P.KK HE.'-TON, married Ann .'^picer in '.733. 

IV. .M.\HLON HE.STON, married Jane Smith in 1783. 



^ li. ji )HN HLSTON. m.xrrlcd Eli."l^th Randall for Brdsford.) 
VIII. TITUS HESTON, married Sarah R.^adall in 1754 


IX. F.I.I2AP.F.1H HF.-~li>N. 


Ihe marriage certificate ot Joseph 
and Phebe (Smith) Heston, which is 
still in existence, says they were mar- 
ried in Friends' Meeting, at Wrights- 
town. Bucks county. Pa., in 17S0. 
Phebe Smith was born February 24. 
1760. She died October S, 17S7. 
Their children were : 

r >A.\irKI. [iF>li 'X, '.--Til Aucu>t :!7, 17S1. 
!l. Ji i->Ki'fI H f-.-- r< IX. Ij'irn J.i!-.iia.->- 14, 1753. 
!1F J.A.XK Hl^-l'i )X, iiorn .^cptenber i-4, 17S4, Jie.i luuuarricd. 

IV. PHKP.K HKS'rciX, ;«.rn May 26. i-So, m.qrnfd Allen 
Wright, line* ..lie' .\Iar.h ^. :So-. Their ;hil.iren ucre J')->:pli 
\V'ri;;ht, b irn .-VuuMisl i2, 1:04 ; Joci Wright, l>>m Septt-mber 10, ii.-j6. 

V. AMi.>^ [^KST( .X, b-jTM n.;K.'.cr 4. 17:7, .ii-.-d Febn:.-.ry 4, 
•7V' ■ 

Joseph Heston married tor his' sec- 
ontl wife Ann Thomas, who was born 
November 23, 1768. Their children 
were : 

I. IKIITIA M. HESToX. born Jani:ory i, 17^1, P-.arned 
7,.\i:h:'.ri:\h l,r'."n, •111. i ditd cmI.Ic^s. 

li. \VI).i,iA%? 1 HK.-n )X, b'Tii .\lr,,-.;.T 2t, i:„:. 

HI. CHAKI.ES FIE.^ruX, bom i^tobcr ;8, iZci. 


Isaac Heston was the son of Jacob 
and Mary Warner Heston, (see p. i6) 
and brother to Colonels Thomas and 
Edward W. Heston. He was born 
October 30, 1 746, in Bucks county, 
and married Catherine Clinton, daugh- 
ter of William Clinton, of Dublin, She 
was born in 1755 and died November 
4, 1807. Isaac Heston was exten- 
sively engaged in the plumbing busi- 
ness in Philadelphia, in connection 
with his brother Thomas, at the break- 
ing out of the Revolution, but when 
the British army, under command of 
General Fiowe, took possession of 
Philadelphia :n September, 1777, 
everything w^as lost : their furniture 
and other property was confiscated — 
"scattered to the four winds," as our 
informant says. Isaac Heston, refus- 
ing to .swear allegiance to the King, 
was compelled to tiee from the city, 
and pretending to take a walk with his 
vouno; wife and two small children, he 
managed to Lfet to Bucks countv, 
where they lived in a school house for 
a season. He joined the Continental 
army, and was a member of the Silk 


Stocking Company, or sect of Free 
Quakers, to which other members oi 
the Heston family belonged. After 
the war he was actively engaged in 
pohtics, being several times elected to 
the Legislature, then sitting at Lan- 
caster. He had seven children : 

I. MARV HESTOX, born April 6, 17-5. dic^! May t3, 1791. 

II. JACOB HESTON, born September 27, 1776, died October 
15, i3o4. on the Island ry' Martinica, West Indie.-. He uas a por- 
trait painter ot"so:v.e prominence. 

III. WILLIAM HESTON. horn }>l.~-v 4. K74, 'i'^d -M-T-ch --. 

IV. THOMAS J. HE,-5TOX, b';'rn December 3. 1732, died June 

V. ISAAC HESTOX.born February t, 1753. died November 
13, 17S8. 

VI. ESTHER HEST'JN, born February 23, 17.^1, died Fcbruarj- 
23, 1791. 

VII. SUSANNAH HESTON, born August n, 17.J4, died Octo- 
.cr 6, 1794. 

Thomas J. Heston, fourth chud of Isaar and Catherine Heston, 
mirried his cousin, M.uiida Hoton, daughter o\ Colonel Thoma-, 
HestOD, of Gla=sboro, N. J., by uhom he hud ten children, four of 
whom are stil! iivinj, nairely Juii.i He^^ton Kecjh, wiuovv of John 
Keech. Caroline Heston, Jane Heston ruid Atr.jr.da Heston. Walter 
D. Heston. a S'^n of William C. Heatoii, dceascd. and qrand--on :.f 
Thomaj J. Heston, is a civil engineer in \\'e>t Fhil.adelphia. 

Thomas J. Heiion was in public life for .^l:lny year-, being .i mem- 
ber of the State Legislature for eictht successive ye;.rs. He ;.ls;-> 
in the Ca;ioa H -u^c i;i I'hii.ii'.elphia, and ■•'. ,- i ' . ■ ly A.udi'-r f:;r .« 

where hiS children -.vcre all born and where l:i-:iz cn'ridj-areuts liV'.i 
and died. 


S\MUEL CARV HKSTON, ^^h,.-sc nppenrs i" '^« 
record on p.i-e 24. «a, married on May ^ iSS;. in ■loled.. Oh.o. 
to Eugenia Capitola Coder, dau-hicr nl Jo.v.i V. and Isad.^re L.' 
of Toledo. 

Fl'.EN WHITVEV, wh.. ni.irricd I'.arhsheb.i He-ton, dau^hicr of 
ColonorThoma.-. He<n.n. .Seep, i' '.vas de-.-eiuied/roni an anoicnt 
family. The l.ate Hon. Tli..,na. \\>.itney ^cit a oarcUilly pre- 
pared genealogy of the Whitney t:,:m!y. rnnnin-; ;.a..k to :o_,4 m thi^ 
country and to the Nor:nan i;i.niiue.-t 111 l.:u;,uiil. 

JoHN 'I'Ol'li, -.vli.. married Marth.n Hest.^a '>ec p 42) i> '^l 
the .ame family of lodd... 10 v. Inch the .M'.e of P.'-:Mi'.ent l.m-:o!n pe- 
longed, --ihe beinu the dau,.^hter of R.Aer: loila. of l.e\in^ton, jsy. 
The latter wa> the .-on of .\hijor-General I.e'.i l-.";d. who -.vas l.ici:- 
tenant in Clark's camprii-n in .h.- 05nqnest m| lianvi.-, in ;77=. Ih-- 
branch of the To<':d familv removed froai t'ennsylv.inia to Kentucky 
tow.ird the >.lo^e of the la-t century. .\ con-.uletc hi.-,tcry 01 ine loi^rt 
family i> in prep.iration by a half -i-ter of Mr.-. Linciln, n .>'.v 1;vut_ 
in .^t. Loui-s, Mo. 

H()\ EDW \R|) ^V. Hl>r()N. 01 He-to::\i!le ;«.'-■ p. !-, v.i.^. a 
man of prominence in hi.- .lay .and ,:ei!c:ra;;on, and at the tin;e ot -i:s 
d.?th, in i3r4, «a- one of the fe'.v rei-.amin- wortrue^ ■'! t.^c Revolu- 
tion. A lensthvobituary wa- puhli-he 1 uithe >.\ti>Mj.v,- _E\ b.siM.. 
Post, of S'hiiadelphia, February 2:, :?-4. Hi-_ pi.b.i.. ..teniay'e 
found in the " .\«rai.hy oi t.he I mtol :~ia:cs, r.> 
'I'homas R. Kodgers. 

THE I.l-(>N.\RI) K.\MILV, to which branch ..f the Hc-:oii 
faiiiiy IS allied by niarria-e. i.s of WcKii e-araction. I wo broihci--. 
Henry- and J.uues. came to .Mas.sachusetts from Pontypi>.-l. County <^. 
.Monmouth, Wales, in i6-c. ihey .-ettled fir.-t at I.ynn, .md tne T!e;t 
year (ir.,-;) went to Kaynham, near '['.-•rnton. An !nv.-c--.u;.: am e 
or the Cf -.nnrd-., bv Kdwiii S liter, '.va- pai,.i-r..:,: u; t:;c .-l- •• ^ 
Iv., :kki. ..r Fi..eb-;d, :;. j., Juae ::.-, .ci: ". !■• -•■ .' ' • 
?Uuiirield, .<. 1., bas laade a carefid inveitij,ati .■;! ol the e;ir y rcn. - 
ol the I.c'mard' Uniiy, and to nim we are indebted for the tobjwiii,.; 
record of the proi;e:utor5 of the family in America: 


Thomas Leonard, of Encland. 

I^, d. 1691. Henry, b. 1620. Philip, d. 17:8. 

Thomas, Samuel, ") These three brothers moved 

b. 1641 ; d. 1713. b. 1^48. I to New Jersey ;ib.i'.u if 74, with 

James, Nathaniel, 1 their father, t )ne of the three 

b. 1643: d. 1726. b. 1651. f may have been the t'ather ot" 

Abigail, Thiimas, j Juc^e Thomas Leonard and 

b. I': 33. J brothers. 
Rebecca, Henry, 

b. 1656: d. 1657. 
Joseph, Sarah 

b. 1655; d. iC'92. b. it'?3. 

Benjamin, Marv, 

b. 1666; d. i6c'7. 
Hannah, v 

Uriah, b. 1662; d i6£5. 

The fore;;oine is only a partial list of the descendants of Zebulon 
and Dorothy He.-.ton. progenitors of the Heston fanuiy 1:1 America. 
Their p<"isteri;y is now so numerous and so wideiy scattered that it 
would be impovsible to i;ive a complete list, even if were desira- 
ble. .\ limited numb<;r of copies of this papiphiet have beer; printed 
ior private circul.ation among members of the fam.ily, and th.e aim has. 
been to give merely a record of one branch of the !am:iy, fr.)m the 
earliest to the latest ^jcncration. It may prove usefiii 10 some into 
whose hands it n.ay fali, and perhaps enable them to '.rr-xe out their 
own line of descent. It i> r.c-igned to publish, in ;hc co;:r-e ■ f a fe'v 
years, a complete history of the Hest.m f.miiiy. .ind tho>e i;:!ere5ied 
into whose hards a copy of this pam[ih!et may cf^ance to fali are re- 
quesced to examine ihe records carefully, and if -ciny mis'r^kcs .ij.pear, 
or if a faryily record is incomplete or wholly;:, intimation 
thereof will be thankfully received by ihe undersigned. 


Bridgeton, N'. J. 



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