Eustace Families Association

William Eustice (1816-1858) & Mary Williams (d.c.1902)

William Eustice (1816-1858) was christened at Crowan parish 28 Apr 1816 , son of Richard and Sarah (Noble) Eustice. His father died when he was about one year old and his mother when he was six. He married 2 Jun 1838 in St. Blazey parish in Cornwall to Mary Williams born 1 Nov 1817 Crowan, daughter of Richard and Ann Williams, by whom he had nine children. About 1840, soon after the birth of their oldest child, they left for America .  They lived briefly in Tioga County , Pennsylvania and then in Ontonagan County , Michigan and then finally, by 1850, settled near the town of Elizabeth in Jo Daviess County, Illinois where he worked in the lead mines.  He had nearly completed building their new house there, when tragedy struck on 3 Jun 1858 . He was standing near the chimney and his son William was taking the wash basin to the back door to empty it.  A bolt of lightning suddenly struck the chimney and followed through to the back door, killing both father and son. Mary died 4 Jun 1902 .

These pages Ronald & Margaret Eustice, 2013