Eustace Families Association

John Eustice (1827-1860) & Jane Oatey (1830-1885)

John Eustice (1827-1860) was born 7 Feb 1827 in Crowan and christened there 4 Mar 1827 , son of Richard Eustis and Ann Barkle and brother to Richard. John sailed from Liverpool aboard the Roscius on the 11 January 1846 , celebrated his 19th birthday at sea, and arrived at the port of New York on March 7. According to family legend there were two other John Eustices aboard, but the passenger list has been located and it shows no other Eustice aboard at all. According to a notation on the passenger list, his intended destination was Canada , but if he ever actually went there, it was a short stay.  He soon joined his brother in southwestern Wisconsin , where he continued in the mining trade that he had learned in the old country. He was married about 1850 to Jane Oatey, who was born 29 May 1830 in Gwinear parish, Cornwall , daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Floyd) Oatey, and had five children - four sons and one daughter. By the 1860 census, the family had moved across the Mississippi River to Dubuque , Iowa , where he died late that same year at the young age of 33. He is believed to be buried in an unmarked grave in Center Grove Methodist Cemetery just outside Dubuque . His widow returned to Lafayette County , Wisconsin and married again in 1865 to James Liddell (alternatively Liddle or Little), had four more children and died in 1885.

Samuel Charles Eustice (1860-1932)

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