Descendants of Robert and Ruth Huestis

Robert1 Huestis 1 , married Ruth d. soon after the birth of his only child, David. Probably lived in Dutchess County, N. Y.

  1. * David Huestis.

David2 Huestis, son of Robert; m. Elizabeth Wooley in Dutchess County, N. Y. After the Revolutionary War, in which he was a soldier, David Huestis moved to Herkimer County, N. Y., where he raised his seven children:

  1. Robert Huestis, b. May 7, 1760; d. Aug. 17, 1835 ; m. Margaret Griggs. Abel m. Cynthia Gordinier (sister of Margaret).
  2. Rachel Huestis.
  3. Edward Huestis.
  4. Eleanor Huestis.
  5. Michael Huestis.
  6. Lydia Huestis.
  7. Abel Huestis.

Michael3 Huestis, b. Aug. 8, 1772; m. at Kinderhook, Columbia County, N. Y., Margaret (called Peggy) Gordinier, who was b. Jan. 3, 1773 ; she d. Feb. 24, 1823,; her mother’s maiden name was Holmes. Michael Huestis came to Rodman, N. Y., in 1810, from Warren, Herkimer County, N. Y.; he settled in the northern part of the town where he engaged in farming; he served as Justice of the Peace for many years, and was in the mercantile business in Rodman. He d. May 8, 1849; both he and his wife are buried at Rodman. Children (11):

  1. Hannah Huestis, b. December 17, 1797 ; d. May 11, 1869 m. George W. Jenks ; four children: Mary, Alonzo, Maxwell, and Laura Ann. Mary m. Giles Glass; she owned the parrot called “Paul”. Family buried at Rodman.
  2. John Huestis, b. April 30, 1801 ; d. Jan. 26, 1858.
  3. Valariah Huestis, b. Jan. 27, 1803 ; d. Dec. 3, 1832 ; buried at Rodman; m. Levi Lawton; three children; Chancey, Orrin, and Jackson.
  4. Anna Huestis, b. 1809, triplet; m. Eber Cole Budlong at Rodman; moved to Darlington, Wis.; d. there Jan. 17, 1864, and is buried in Union Grove Cemetery; five children: Phoebe Anna, David Huestis, Eber C., Jr., Medora E., and Charles Rose.
  5. Annis Huestis, b. 1809, triplet; m.. William Wood; two sons: Charles and Peck.
  6. Boy who d. at birth in 1809, triplet.
  7. Michael Huestis, Jr., b. June 4, 1810 ; d. June 11, 1811.
  8. David Huestis, b. June 10, 1812; d. Sept. 17, 1890 ; m. Anna Maria Hills (h. Oct. 21, 1811 ; d. Jan. 25, 188!), Jan. 30, 1834 ; three children : Helen A., Emeret Amelia, and Benjamin Frank. Family buried at Rod-man.
  9. Elizabeth Huestis, b. May 8, 1814 ; d. Nov. 1,1892 ; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Rodman; m. Daniel King Ed­wards (brother of Rufus) .; eight children: Lydia Ann, Martha Jane, Mariette, Elizabeth, Innocent, Orren Franklin, John Sylvester, and Alice Medora. (For family genealogy see page).
  10. Ruth (spelled Reuth) Huestis, b. Feb. 11, 1816, at Rodman d. Dec. 17, 1890, at Darlington, Wisconsin; m. Rufus Edwards (brother of Daniel King); two children: Mar­garet Antometta, and Jennie Melissa. See: The Descendants of Daniel and Hannah Edwards of Coventry CT
  11. Hugh Huestis, b. July 6, 1818, at Rodman; d. March 26,1870; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Rodman; m. Achsah Thompson; three children : Eunice (m. William Patrick,; d. Adams), Edwin (d. Mar. 2, 1841 buried at Adams, N. Y.), and Edgar.


[box]Source:  Davidson, Jennie Melissa Patterson. The Descendants of Rufus Edwards and His Wife Ruth Huestis Edwards: A Genealogical Record. Melvin Gilbert Dodge 1936.[/box]



Collection: Compiled Genealogies. Original sources listed on specific pages.

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  1. Data (from records) submitted by Bertha S. (Huestis) Dearling (Mrs. H. D.), direct descendant of Robert Huestis, brother of Michael. Address: West 3127 Alice Ave., Spokane, Wash. Data also submitted by Thos. B. Huestis, Fletcher Trust Bldg., Indianapolis, Indiana.[]

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