Eustace Families Association

Josiah Eustice (1849-1909) & Eliza Jeffery

Josiah Eustice (1849-1909) was born 14 May 1849 in Camborne, Cornwall , son of Thomas and Sarah (Hicks) Eustice and brother to the preceding James and John.  He married 26 Jun 1869 at the Registrar’s Office in Redruth, Cornwall to Eliza Jeffery born Nov 1852 in Christow Parish, Devon County , England , daughter of George and Caroline Jeffery. They had 10 children.  Shortly after marriage, they went to Wales where Josiah worked for a few years in the coal mines of Gelligaer parish in Glamorganshire.  In 1875, Josiah sailed for America and the coal fields of the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania.  He settled in Plymouth in Luzerne County and was joined within a year or so by Eliza and their two young children.  Josiah worked as a fireman at the mines and later as a breaker boss, supervising the crushing, sizing and loading of the ore. He died at Plymouth   3 June 1909 at the age of 60. His son, William James, died in 1893 in a mining accident.

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