Biography of A. H. Gustin
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Gustin, A. H., Colton, was born in Stanstead, Canada, March 6, 1828, a son of Aaron, son of Josiah Gustin, of New Hampshire, who was a captain in the Revolution. His wife was Margaret Wardner, born on the ocean while her parents were coming from Holland to America. Aaron was born in Marlow, N. H., April 5, 1793, and married Miriam Flanders, of Strafford, N. H., February 15, 1817, she having been born Novembet 9, 1799. They had thirteen children: Lyman H., born March 5, 1818; Laura, born Ootober 21, 1817, died in Illinois in 1893; Emily, born February 7, 1822; Levi B., born April 10, 1824; John E., born April 12, 1826, died in 1890; A. H., as above; Joseph F., born June 8, 1830, died aged five years: Orlin, born June 11, 1832 died April 19, 1837; Marshall, born March 7, 1834, died in Iowa in 1879; Samantha, born in 1836; Mary, born July 22, 1838, died June 8, 1853; Lovina, born February 15, 1841, died in Missouri in 1871; and Julia A., born October 3, 1846. Mr. Gustin died in 1884, and his wife died in 1890 in Canada, A, H., our subject, was educated at the common schools, and at the age of twenty two years came to this county (May 17, 1850). He married, January 4, 1853, Harriet, daughter of Richard Roberson, an early settler of Hammond, and they had three children: Florence E., born October 14, 1853; Charles J., born February 12, 1860; and Albert L., born December 31, 1865. Mrs. Gustin died Decenber 10, 1879, aged fifty years, and on December 5, 1883, out, subject married second Elma A. Perkins, daughter of Amos F. Perkins, of Stockholm, and they have one child, Hazel M., born July 15, 1887. Mr. Gustin is well known throughout the county and surrounding localities as a builder and contractor, and has built or superintended over half of the buildings in Colton village; also the steam laundry at Potsdam, the American Hotel at Norwood, Stark Falls Hotel, and the hotel at Hollywood. Be is a Republican, and has been assessor ten years, also has served as constable, collector, highway commissioner, etc. He is a member of High Falls Lodge No. 428, F. & A. M., and president of the Pleasant Mound Cemetery Association, which office he has held twelve years.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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