Ringgold County Biographical Sketches
Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 385 - 386.
JEREMIAH C. GUSTIN
"Jeremiah C. GUSTIN, farmer and stock-raiser, living on section 6, Jefferson Township, is a
native of Ohio, born in Adams County, June 14, 1846, a son of Jeremiah W. and Rachel (Maddox) Gustin,
who were natives of Kentucky and Virginia respectively.
The father settled with his family in
Marion County, Iowa, in 1855, and in 1857 came to Ringgold County, at which time Indians and wild
animals were the principal inhabitants, and here the father entered 1,000 acres of uncultivated land,
where the family endured all the hardships and privations incident to pioneer life.
The father died
in this county May 16, 1880, and the mother is still living, making her home with her son, Alpheus M.,
in Jefferson Township. They were the parents of nine children, of whom five are yet living --
Mrs. Hannah Coy, Mrs. Vienna Dunlap, Mrs. Rosetta Ford, Alpheus M. and Jeremiah C.
Jeremiah C. has
always followed farming, in which he has met with success, being now the owner of 280 acres of
He was married November 11, 1875, to Miss Mattie A. Page, a daughter of Edwin
Page, who was killed in the late war, having been a member of Company G, Fourth Iowa Infantry. Mr.
and Mrs. Gustin have five children - Cary E., Oriental J., Edwin P., Pearl and Violet.
has served as school director for several years. He and his wife are members of the Methodist
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