Biography of Joseph Heston of Alabama, NY

Joseph Heston, a Quaker, was born in Bucks County, Pa. In 1826 or '27 he came to Batavia from Baltimore County, Md., and settled near Bushville. He died May 19, 1864, He had a family of 11 children, four of whom only are living, viz.: Martha A., widow of W. H. Potter, who resides in Batavia; John E., who resides at Mount Pleasant, Iowa; Rachel L., wife of John Pearson, who resides in Buffalo; and Lewis E. The latter was born November 1, 1812, in Baltimore County, came to Batavia with his parents, and has been a resident of the county since. He married Elizabeth Mason, of Lancaster County, Pa., and has been on the farm where he now resides for about 40 years. Their family were Augusta, who married A. H. Chase, of Philadelphia; Elizabeth (deceased); and Anna E., who married Peter M. Wise, M. D., of the Willard Asylum. Lewis E. commenced breeding Jersey cattle in 1877, and is one of the largest breeders in Genesee County. At one time he was one of the largest breeders of Merino sheep in the county, but has ceased business in that line.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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