David Hustead (1783-1821) & Jane Maxwell (1795-1821)

David Hustead and Jane Maxwell are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Hustead.

Most of what I know about David and Jane was documented in David’s family’s Bible and transcribed and shared on Ancestry.com. The Bible included the marriage of David to Jane Maxwell, births of David and his children, and the deaths of David, his wife, and his daughter Jane. David’s children are listed in his father’s will.

David Hustead was born in September 8, 1783 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was son of Robert Hustead and Sarah McDonald. Robert fought in the Revolutionary War, as did his father John.

Jane Maxwell  was born about 1795 in Pennsylvania. She was a daughter of James Maxwell and Nancy Ann Grant. James was born in Armegh, Ireland and fought in the Revolutionary War. This information was found in Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol. CIX 1929.

David and Jane married on December 22, 1811. (Around the same time, Jane’s sister Elizabeth married David’s brother Alexander.)

On the 1820 US Census, David Hustead was head of a household of 8 in Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: 1 male under age 10 (Robert was 7); 1 male aged 16-25 (unknown, not their child); 1 male aged 26-44 (David was 36); 4 females under age 10 (Lydia was 8, Ann was 5, Sarah was 3, and Maria was 1); 1 female aged 26-44 (Jane was 25).

Jane died February 19, 1821, 8 days after giving birth to her 6th child, a daughter named Jane. She was about 26 years old. David died April 14, 1821  when he was 37 years old. Their daughter Jane died April 38, 1821, at age 2 months and 19 days old.

David’s father Robert Hustead died in 1838. His will named David’s son as Robert and David’s daughters as Lydia, Ann, Sarah, and Maria.

The children of David Hustead & Jane Maxwell:

Lydia Hustead – Lydia was born May 12, 1812 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The only way I know about her is from the family Bible and her grandfather’s will.

Robert Hustead – Robert was born August 12, 1813 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The only way I know about him is from the family Bible and his grandfather’s will.

Ann Hustead – Ann was born May 19, 1815 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married Nathan Joseph in 1838. They farmed in Centreville, Tyler County, West Virginia, and had 6 children. Nathan fought in the Civil War with Company H of the 4th West Virginia Cavalry. Ann died April 20, 1905. She was 89 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah Hustead – My 3x great grandmother Sarah was born August 3, 1817 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married John Clovis in about 1837 and they had 9 children. Sarah died March 22, 1875 in Mulberry, Crawford County, Kansas. She was 57 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

Maria Hustead – Maria was born July 21, 1819 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married Levi Jackson Rogers, a physician, in 1838. They lived in Salem, Henry County, Iowa and had 8 children. Maria died on July 5, 1895 in Hastings, Adam County, Nebraska. She was 75 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jane Hustead – Jane was born February 11, 1821 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She died April 30, 1821, shortly after her mother and father died. She was 2 months old.

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