Hello, and welcome!
This blog on Thomas Mustain descendants is a work in progress. If you’re researching our family, I’m sure you find differences in spelling, dates and locations. You’ll see different date formats here, due to information copied from other sources.
If you have links to more complete or correct details, I’d appreciate your help.
It’s been a long-time dream of mine to collect family history in an engaging and easy-to-read way.
Our ancestors are fascinating, when we know something about their lives and challenges each may have faced. I think of Thomas’ son, Avery, a 20-year-old man fighting for five years in the Revolutionary War. The hardships must have seemed to drag on forever, with little knowing what his future might hold…whether he would live to see it. I would never have been born if Avery had died.
A note about navigation. Links in any blog post should open in a new page, which you can then close. This should prevent you from being taken out of the post you’re viewing. A new window will open even when one article in this blog is linked to another to help you find related details. If you find any link that gives an error, please add a comment and let me know.
My line of the family came down from Thomas with these generations:
1. Thomas Mustain and Mary Haley Mustain
2. Avery Mustain (Revolutionary War record and grave site)
3. Shadrack Mustain
4. Joseph Devon Mustain (*see note below)
5. Nathaniel Baxter Mustain (Civil War)
6. Nathaniel Baxter Musteen (changed after father’s death, while living with foster parents)
7. Joe Brown Musteen (Identical twin and last of 12 children, born over 26 years. Korean War)
Please leave a comment to share your knowledge of the Mustain, Mustaine and Musteen family. We’d love to know how you’re descended from Thomas. If you have photos, or any written or oral history to share, I can add one or more posts to this blog for you.
*July 28, 2014: One cousin has found information on Margaret Devin’s family, back eight generations to Thomas Noland (Nowland) born 1560 in Ireland. Neither he or I have had the chance to fully research. I’ll add a post to this blog later.