Eustace Families Association

John P. "Jackie"Eustice (1832-1916) & Mary Trevena & Eliza Trevena & Susan ?? & Lucinda Ricketts

John P. “Jackie” Eustice (1826-1900) was born 17 May 1826 in the village of Troon near Camborne, Cornwall and was christened at Camborne 20 May 1826.  He married 5 Feb 1846 at Redruth parish to Mary Ann Trevena, daughter of Henry and Ann (Ivey) Trevena, by whom he had Ann born in Gwennap 23 Sep 1846.  John’s first wife died and he married her sister Eliza, as his second wife. By Eliza Trevena, he had a son, John Henry born 6 Sep 1850 . Sometime after the 1851 census, John left England for America and his second wife and daughter Ann followed later.  Family tradition says that the second wife died at sea and that Ann was taken in by some fellow passengers for a few years before reuniting with her father. The 1851 census of Gwennap parish includes John Eustice, a miner, age 24, wife Eliza age 23 born Redruth, daughter Ann age 4 and son John age 7 months, both born in Gwennap.  Also in the household is lodger, John Trevena age 18 born in Redruth.  John soon left for America and was followed later by his wife and daughter.  Family tradition says that this wife died at sea. By the 1860 census, John was a miner in Polk County, Tennessee (surname misspelled Ustell) with his third wife, Susan 23 born in North Carolina, 14 year old Ann born in England and Mary 4 and Matilda 2, both born in Tennessee.  John and Susan are believed to have divorced. John married about 1862 as his fourth wife, Lucinda Ricketts and had at least 10 more children in Polk County Polk County was the location of the Copper Basin which at the time had the largest metal mining operation in the southeastern United States . Sometime after 1880 the family moved to Hamilton County , Tennessee .  John died there 4 Jul 1900 and Lucinda died in 1941.  Both are buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery , Soddy , Tennessee .

These pages Ronald & Margaret Eustice, 2013