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David Dustin

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States
Death: July 5, 1893 (76)
Quincy, Illinois
Immediate Family:

Son of Bechias Dustin and Aseneth Cecila Dustin
Husband of Mary Ann Dustin
Father of Jane Dustin; Ida Dustin; Ella Dustin and Helen Dustin
Brother of Fornatus Dustin; Bechias Dustin; Seth Dustin; Joseph Dustin; Asenath Cecelia Allen and 7 others

Occupation: Day Laborer 1860; Company C., 10th Illinois Infantry, Civil War; Watchman for a Foundry in 1870; U.S. Mail Agent in 1880
Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About David Dustin

Below is information from a book entitled: The History of Adams County, Illinois: Containing a History of the County--It's Cities, Towns, Etc., with Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men. This book was published in Chicago by Murray, Williamson & Phelps, 85 Washington Street, in the year 1879.

David Dustin was born in Rochester, New York, February 15, 1817 and came with his parents, Bechias and Aseneth Dustin, to Quincy, Illinois, in 1839. His father engaged in farming near the city, which business he followed for about four years when he moved to California, taking all his family except the subject of this sketch, who remained in Quincy. David was married June 7, 1840, to Mary A. Evans. They had 5 children, Jane, who married Hiram Ambush; Ann Viola, who married John Thompson, one of the stock holders in the Excelsior foundry; Helen J, who married Charles Wild; Mary W. and David Wilford passed away.

Mr. Dustin enlisted with General Prentiss, under the first call for three month men, and carried the first flag into Rebel Territory, crossing the Ohio river at Cairo. At the time, he was a member of Company C, 7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, and afterward enlisted in the 10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. He was the color bearer until peace was declared and was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky. He was in the battle of New Madrid, Missouri, second battle of Corinth, Mississippi, Buzzard Roost, in Atlanta, Georgia, and marched to the sea. He was at the surrender of General Joe Johnston, and later was employed as watchman in the Quincy post office, which position he held for at least six years.



Per the Web: Illinois, Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995:

David Dustin, Rank: Color; Company: Headquarterys; Unit: 10th Illinois Infantry; Height: 5'-7"; Hair: Sandy; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Sandy: Occupation: Lawyer; Birthdate: About 1818; Birth Place: Rochester, New York; War: Civil War; War Years: 1861-1865; Service Entry Age: 46; Service Entry Date: January 1, 1864; Service Entry Place: Rossville, Georgia; Joined By Whom: Lt. Rice; Period: 3 years; Muster In Date: January 6, 1864; Muster In Place: Rossville, Georgia; Remarks: Promoted from Sergeant, Company C, Missouri, As. Sergt. Co. C With Co; Residence Place: Quincy, Adams County, Illinois; Record Source: Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls; URL: http:


Civil War - Union - Sergeant Company C 10th Regiment Illinois Infantry

Name: David Dustin

Residence: Quincy, Illinois

Enlistment Date: 20 Apr 1861

Rank at enlistment: Private

State Served: Illinois

Survived the War?: Yes

Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Illinois 10th Infantry Regiment on 29 Apr 1861.

Mustered out on 29 Jul 1861 at Cairo, Illinois

Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men

Name: David Dustin

Residence: Quincy, Illinois

Enlistment Date: 17 Aug 1861

Rank at enlistment: Private

State Served: Illinois

Survived the War?: Yes

Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, Illinois 10th Infantry Regiment on 17 Aug 1861.

Promoted to Full Sergeant.

Promoted to Full Color Sergeant on 01 Jan 1864.

Mustered out on 04 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky

Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men

GAR Dept of Illinois: Death Rolls

Information on Illinois 10th Infantry

Ensign in the Quincy Veteran Guard in 1879

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David Dustin's Timeline

February 15, 1817
Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States
Age 26
Illinois, United States
Age 32
Ilinois, United States
Age 39
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
Age 40
July 5, 1893
Age 76
Quincy, Illinois
February 6, 1954
Age 76
April 15, 1954
Age 76
February 14, 1955
Age 76