Eustace Families Association

James Eustice (1847-1911) & Elizabeth Jane Mitchell Polglase & Emma Roscoe

James Eustice (1847-1911) was born 8 Mar 1847 in Camborne, Cornwall and christened in the Tuckingmill Chapel on May 10, son of Thomas and Sarah (Hicks) Eustice and brother of the preceding John.  He left for America in 1863, but returned to Cornwall by 1868 where he married at Tuckingmill to Elizabeth Jane Mitchell Polglase born there 7 Dec 1850 , daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Rowe) Polglase.  Their first child was born in Tuckingmill in 1870 and soon after he left again for America and made his way to the Schelbourne Mountains in Eureka County , Nevada Territory, where gold had been recently discovered.  His wife and child joined him there a few years later.  After having two more children, his wife died 15 Nov 1881 .  Shortly thereafter, on the run from the law, he fled Nevada , deserting his three children, ages 12, 4 and 1 who were placed in an orphanage.  By 1883, he had resettled in Utah where he worked as an undertaker.  He married again in 1883 to Emma Roscoe by whom he had 10 children, 6 died in infancy.  James died in Eureka , Juab County , Utah on 11 Feb 1911 , aged 63.

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