Husband: Thomas Gustin, Jr (1)
02 (M): David Gustin (10)
04 (M): Ezra Gustin (14)
05 (M): Thomas Gustin (15)
06 (M): Edward Gustin (16)
07 (M): Ebenezer Gustin (17)
08 (F): Sara Gustin (18)
09 (F): Hannah Gustin (19)
10 (F): Philothete Gustin (20)
11 (F): Mary Gustin (21)
Thomas Gustin, Jr:
From Wayne Olsen:
Family by Hanna Griswold well documented in LDS IGI. Did not find his birth date, but estimate it to be in mid 1720s, considering he married Hannah in 1746 and had children thru 1764.
Eureka ! Found birth date of Thomas 1725. LDS IGI - Ba 8763704 28 So:1396367 (submitted from Dallas), indicating born in Colchester. Film#177904 (with other names and relationships) states he was born in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. History of New London County, p. 596, also confirms birth in Colchester.
Listed in LDS Ancestral File: ID (9NJQ-2P). Birth location listed as Colchester.
History of New London County, CT, by D. Hamilton Hurd, published by J.W.Lewis & Co., Philadelphia, 1882, has a moderate sized section on Colchester, and does not list Gustin as a resident (p. 387).
Only Gustins listed in Connecticut 1790 census as head of households are Amos Gustin and Walter Gustin, both New London County. (may indicateThomas may have passed away or is living with his sons). Birthplace of their last two children in NH suggest that the family may have moved to NH, since Elizabeth moved with Ephraim Derrick to Claremont NH before 1787 and had most of their children there.
"History of Sullivan County, New Hampshire", p. 51, indicates that Thomas Gustin had moved to Claremont, NH, before 1771. Excerpt: "In 1771, the entire number of inhabitants of Claremont was less than 50, and of these only a portion remained here during the winter. Up to this time no steps had been taken to secure the permanent settlement of a minister. The greater part of the settlers belonged to the Congregational Church, the prevailing theological system of New England, and unless a person was connected with some ecclesiastical body of a different denomination, he was compelled to pay taxes for the support of this society, and was considered as under its spiritual guidance, and to some extent subject to its jurisdiction, and the authority was exercised to enforce the collection of taxes without regard to the condition of membership.
From an early period of the settlement of the town a portion of the inhabitants had formed themselves into an ecclesiastical body and observed religious services regularly on the Sabbath. ...At a meeting of a few of the inhabitants interested in the Congregational denomination early in the spring of 1771, THOMAS GUSTIN suggested that it was a duty binding upon all to adopt immediate measures for the settlement of a minister of the gospel; that the settlement was sufficiently large and able to support a religious teacher; and besides the share of land reserved by the charter for the first settled minister would enable him to furnish himself with a portion of his subsistence, and to some extent lighten the burden of the community. He urged immediate action, lest the share of 320 acres of land should fall to some other society by a prior compliance on its part with the terms of the charter.
Accordingly, at a town meeting held May 9, 1771, it was voted that"we will call a minister to come and preach the gospel among us on probation, in order to settle in the gospel ministry among us." Nineteen voted in favor of the call and 3 against it. Captain Benjamin Sumner,THOMAS GUSTIN and Samuel Ashley, Esq, were appointed to a committee to invite a minister to come and settle among them...."
"The Gustine Compendium" by Gustine Courson Weaver (Mrs. Clifford Weaver), published by Powell & White, Cincinnati.... Hon. Edward Gustine of Keene, NH is a descendant. Thomas and Hannah lived in "Pangmonk" (NewSalem), east of Gardner's Lake; they had seven children. Their son, Ezra, was a physician in Croyden NH. " The reference then lists 6 children, leaving out Elizabeth Gustin, and no mention of that line is made throughout the rest of the book.
"Another illustrious descendant of Thomas Gustine, Sr, and wife Hannah was Edwin Sheffield Bartholomew, born in Colchester, CT, July 8 1822, died in Naples Italy, May 2, 1858. He was buried there. Was the eldest of 7 children of Abial Lord Bartholomew and Sarah, daughter of Walter and Anna Grant Gustin. "He displayed a taste for art as a child but did not begin its study until somewhat advance in youth. Was in the life school of the National Academy of New York for a year, and went to Italy, settling in Rome, where with the exception of an occasional visit to America, his professional life was spent. Among his works are: "Blind Homer led by His Dog," "Eve", "Sappho'" Campagna Sheperd Boy," "Genius of Painting, " "Youth", and "Old Age", "Evening Star," "Eve Rapt,""Washington," and "Flora." A large collection of his figures and gusts are in the Wadsworth Gallery in Hartford CT, of which institution he was Curator before going abroad for the first time.
"The Honorable Edward Gustin of Keene, NH was descended from this line.
From "The Gustin and Carlisle Genealogy", by Lester C. Gustin, 1954,Modern Press, Newton, MA:
...After marriage, Thomas and Hannah lived first at "Paugmonk" (NewSalem, CT), east of Gardner's Lake. In 1761, he and his father were grantees of Canan, NH. The records of Claremont, NH show that Thomas Gustin and his family lived in that town at least in the years between1769 and 1775, where he was a farmer and raised large number of cattle, sheep and swine. Cutter and Adams state in their Genealogical and Personal Memoirs- Massachusetts, Vol I, p. 114, pub. in 1910: "Thomas Gustine was a member of a committee to audit the accounts of the selectmen (of Claremont) in 1768-1770; was chosen town-treasurer Mar. 13,1770; moderator in 1772; selectman in 1771, 1772, 1774, and 1775; And on the committee of safety in 1775. He took the first steps to form the church in 1771 and the first minister, Rev. George Wheaton, was settled in Feb 1772.
(From the History of Claremont, NH),.."By a law there in force, it was imperative upon the selectmen to inform of all idle and disorderly persons, profane swearers, and Sabbath-breakers. Each was "to carry a black staff two feet long, tipped at one end with brass or pewter, about 3 inches, as a badge of their office." Either by virtue of their office or common consent they seemed to have been invested with power to inflict punishment at once upon such as they might find engaged in any misdemeanors during public worship, or between the AM and PM service on the Sabbath. They were vigilant and, if tradition may be relied upon, rigid in their notions of order and sobriety, and especially on Sundays. On one occasion (1772) when meetings were held in the South Schoolhouse, John, a son of Mr. Thomas Gustin of Claremont, was obliged "to stand strate upon the bench during the singing of the last psalm, and there to remain until the meeting is dismissed and the people have left the house, for turning round three times, and for not paying attention of Mr.Wheaton while he is preaching". It was not usual for the tithing man to call out the offender, pronounce sentence upon him, and put it in execution during the performance of the various services of public worship,but it seems it was sometimes done."
Just what happened to Thomas Jr. after 1775 is not absolutely certain. Possibly he returned to Colchester, CT where some of his children were living, and is the Thomas Gustine whose estate was inventoried on July 10, 1775. In such a case, he would have married a second time to Mary..... More probably he was the Thomas Gustin who, in 1790, was living in Hinsdale, NH, according to the NH census. His son, Edward was living at Hinsdale at the time.
from Wayne Olsen 15 Mar2005
Regarding Hannah Griswold, I was stumped by that same problem, but sorted it
out that the Hannah who was the idiot who died unmarried in 1757 was the dau
of Daniell Griswold, the BROTHER of our Hannah, so there's no conflict with
info that our Hannah went on to New Hampshire and Vermont with her husband
Thomas Gustin and died sometime after 1764. The excerpt in my notes for
Hannah are below, and the comments in the parens are mine. (I'm not sure of
the reference for my last sentence below.... what pub in the CT state
library...sorry... but I remember being elated at the time I found it!):
From "The Gustin and Carlisle Genealogy", by Lester C. Gustin, 1954,
Modern Press, Newton, MA:
"...The Griswold Family by Glenn E. Griswold, pub 1935, Vol II, p. 65,
states that Hannah died Nov 4, 1757, but this seems to be an error, similar
to that which occurred in the Thayer Genealogy where it states that Lena and
Lydia, twins, died young whereas actually, Lena married Ernest Gustin,
brother of Herbert Ervin Gustin and died at an advanced age and Lydia is
still living as of today, Aug 31, 1952." (the 1757 death referred Hannah,
daughter of Daniel (Hannah Griswold's brother). (Found death statement in
CT state library which indicated Hannah Griswold, daughter of Dan(ie)ll,
died an idiot. )
(03) Walter Gustin:
Birth Source: LDS IGI - Ba: F876374 27 So: 1396367, submitted fromDallas Temple
Walter Gustin of New London County is listed as head of household in 1790Connecticut census. Composition of family is 1 white male over 16, 2white males under 16, and 3 white females.
"The Gustine Compendium" by Gustine Courson Weaver (Mrs. CliffordWeaver), published by Powell & White, Cincinnati. Annotated as soldier inthe Revolutionary War.
[date only from this source]
[death place is per Wayne Olsen, this source.]
Revised: February 19, 2018