Dear Family, we find new details, other researchers are generous to share, and source links change. I thought a “Fast Index of Updates” might save us time in staying current. Dated changes are below.

Delores’ Mustaine Book details: May 20, 2015

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Delores’ book has a wealth of detail. Please do note this May 12, 2015 message that I received from another Mustain researcher on Ancestry.com.

“Hello Delores’ book is not entirely accurate. The lines in it conflate the lineages of several Thomas Mustain families that lived in or at one time resided in Henrico, Pittsylvania and Halifax (VA and Nova Scotia) at around the same time. I have done some sifting through the twists and turns of the several families and found the lineage of the Ohio Mustaines is part first nation. I also had the benefit of being able to examine the Wilson Mustaine papers. Which indicate a French Canadian connection for Thomas Mustain the Long hunter. Additional information can be found at this link.”

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2 thoughts on “Updates

  1. Love your site…Just what all the Mustain descendants need! How great to have a central clearing house for sharing information and bouncing ideas.

    I wondered if you have come across an answer for a question I have had for a long time about Mary Barber Shelton, who married Avery Mustain.( I have seen references to her as Mary Barbour Shelton and Mary Shelton Barber, as well.) Was her maiden name Mary Barber Shelton, with Barber as her middle name? Or was she originally a Barber, who had a first marriage to a Shelton? Or perhaps a Shelton, who had a first marriage to a Barber? Does anyone know who her parents were???? I have seen some reference to a first marriage, and perhaps the answer is in Pittsylvania County itself, far from me, in old original handwritten records.

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