|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1822|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1900|
IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM GUSTIN
William Gustin was born in Warren Co., Ohio, December 26, 1822, and died in Bellefontaine, Ohio, October 24, 1900, lacking two months of reaching the age of seventy-eight years.
His parents both died during the cholera scourge, which visited Ohio in 1833 and left him together with four brothers and a sister dependent upon strangers. With few advantages and meager chances for an education, he seized every opportunity and by tireless energy and never failing industry he succeeded in acquiring an education, and with a well trained memory he was always abreast with the-history of the time.
While a young man, he worked a few years in the famous Shaker Settlement in Warren Co., which at that time was a flourishing institution having eighteen hundred members.
He was married to Miss Hannah Robison and about the year 1848 moved to Miami Co., and for many years was engaged in farming. His wife having died, he was again married in 1857 to Miss Mary Reed. Five children were born to each of these unions; and this large family of ten children reached the age of maturity, two of them dying in recent years.
After the death of his second wife, he made his home with his children, and the affection that existed between him and the little ones of the different households, his grandchildren, was remarkable.
For many years Mr. Gustin had been an earnest Christian, he loved the Word of God, and when in recent years, his eyes had dimmed with age and he could no longer read the words he so loved, it was his comfort and pleasure to repeat from memory many verses from the Bible.
The last months of his life were spent with his youngest daughter at Bellefontaine, Ohio, and it was here after an illness of a little more than a week, lovingly cared for by his children and one brother, the only surviving member of his family, with repeated assurance that he knew in whom he trusted, he ended his long journey, he finished his life's work and entered into rest.
He was buried at Fletcher, Miami Co., and many of his old time friends and neighbors and many relatives stood with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and took a last look at the peaceful face and the folded hands that for so many years had been full of good deeds for others.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea, saith the spirit that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."
Samuel N Gustin (1792 - 1835)
Elizabeth V Jones Gustin (1796 - 1835)
Hannah Suzanna Robinson Gustin (1826 - 1856)
Mary Elizabeth Reed Gustin (1836 - 1868)
James Ayres Gustin (1848 - 1880)*
John Chalmers Gustin (1850 - 1937)*
Ambrose Benton Gustin (1851 - 1888)*
William Franklin Gustin (1858 - 1924)*
Charles Elmer Gustin (1861 - 1940)*
Edward Ulysses Gustin (1863 - 1935)*
Albert Morton Gustin (1864 - 1935)*
Maintained by: Tom Hoot
Originally Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Dec 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12749482
Nancy Vise Walsh
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