Can You Add Details?

If you have more information, please post a comment.

1. Thomas Mustain’s history before 1748….what can you add?

2. I’ve seen Thomas’ middle name shown as Averleigh or Avery. Avery seems most likely, since his younger son was named Avery. Have you found any source that verifies Thomas’ middle name?

3. Do you have historic photos for any of Thomas’ descendants? Photos (with any history) are welcome. Digital photos may be emailed to me at rebecca-johnson@sbcglobal.net. Any resolution of 150 DPI (dots per inch) can work for online viewing, though they may not print clearly.

4. Do you have Revolutionary War details for the fathers-in-law or husbands of Thomas’ daughters? For example, Molly’s father-in-law, Littleberry Patterson was enlisted.

5. Did one of your Mustain/Mustaine/Musteen ancesters enlist in the Civil War? Do you have history, documents, online links or photos?

Please share any stories that can enrich our shared history.

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9 thoughts on “Can You Add Details?

  1. Jesse’s daughter, Susanna Musteen & John Walker Goodwin’s son, Grief Hickman Goodwin’s military record:

    Private in Company D, Santa Fe (New Mexico) Battalion Mountain Volunteers, Mexican-American War from 1 July 1847 – 17 October 1848 (discharged at Independence, MO); Baird’s Cavalry (4th Regiment, Arizona Brigade; Showalter’s Regiment), Texas, in the Confederate States of America during the Civil War for 18 months.

  2. I believe my 4th great grandfather, Walker Goodwin, was a son of John Walker Goodwin and Susanna Mustain.Walker was born 1810 in Virginia and died 1887 in Davidson County, TN. Walker’s son, William T. Goodwin, was a soldier in the Civil War in 6th (Wheelers) Calvary.

    • Janie, hello, and thanks for leaving a comment! You may have noticed that Cathy Gibbons Reedy commented on her ancestor, Grief H Goodwin. There’s a post about his military experience on this blog. It looks like your ancestor, Walker Goodwin was the 6th child, and Grief was the 11th child.

      Have you had the chance to do much research on William T Goodwin’s Civil War experience?

      I look forward to staying in touch as we might have the chance.

      Your cousin,
      Rebecca

  3. I AM A DECENDANT OF THE GOODWIN/MUSTAIN’S ALSO. I AM ALSO ON FACEBOOK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONNECT. I AM A GRANDAUGHTER OF WILLIAM T GOODWIN AND MARGARET P GOODRICH.

  4. Regarding the history of Margaret Devin and her mother Elizabeth Nowlin. James Edmund Nowlin arrived in 1695 as an indentured servant, and after serving his 7 years married Sarah Catherine Ward. Sarah Catherine Ward was descended from several of the 2nd Jamestown expedition family arrivals. She was descended from the younger son of the Smythe family, who were a powerful aristocratic family. The Smythes funded the Jamestown expedition, and it was common practice to send younger sons to look after family investments.

    Anyone descended from Margaret Devin, and her mother Elizabeth Nowlin, would be descended from this Jamestown line.

    The Mustains are listed as distant cousins in my family tree, but I thought you would find this interesting. Margaret Devin was my 1st cousin 4x removed.

    Deanna Nowlin

    • Deanna, thanks for adding a comment! I was aware of James Nowlin coming to the U.S. as an indentured servant and marrying Catherine Ward (a descendant of Jamestown Company). However you added several new details, which I’ll look forward to knowing more about. I have a link for the Nowlin-Stone Genealogy, but I haven’t’gone all the way through. Margaret Devin Mustain was my 3rd-great-grandmother.

      You may have known that Sir William WAAD, 6th-great-grandfather of Margaret Devin Mustain, was an investor in the 2nd Virginia Company, as well as many other activities in his distinguished career. I found an interesting summary, which you one can find from this Pinterest post: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/422634746263037951/

      Or, at: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/waad-william-1546-1623

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