" JAMES HUSTED. The grandfather of this sketch was Benjamin Husted (1), who married Sarah Newman, and had the following children, --viz.: Benjamin, Nathaniel, Sarah, who married Titus Reynolds; Deborah, who married Nathaniel Reynolds; Martha, who married James Brush; Rachel, who married John Delavan; Mary, who married John Mead; and Zuba, who married Stephen Palmer, all of whom were born in the town of Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Conn.
Benjamin Husted was a farmer by occupation, lived an honorable life, and died at an advanced age. His son Nathaniel married Ruth Sniffen, and had the following children, viz.: James, Nathaniel, Samuel, Benjamin, Jonathan, Rachel, and Mary, all born in Greenwich, Conn. He was also a farmer.
James Husted, son of Nathaniel, was born in June 1786, and died Sept. 23, 1852. he always resided on the old farm, no owned and occupied by his aged widow. he was one of the successful farmers of the town, and blessed the community in which he lived by his generous deeds.
Very early in life he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Round Hill, where he resided and became one of its most active and leading supporters. He was known by his hospitality, and many are the ministers who found his house a welcome place. He was a steward, class-leader, and superintendent of the Sunday-school for a great many years.
On the 12th day of January, 1825, he married Mary B., daughter of Benjamin Husted and Sarah Dayton, and granddaughter of Benjamin Husted and Sarah (Newman) Husted. She was born in the town of Greenwich, Conn., May 22, 1793, and now (October, 1880), like her brother, Col. Conklin Husted, retains her faculties remarkably well. She has been a life-long member of the Congregational church, but attended the Methodist Episcopal Church.
*[NOTE: This biography was published in 1881 (and written in 1880, see above) and does not offer "proof" of early Husted family history. This information should be used only as clues to suggest other record sources.--mp]
SOURCE: Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co. (1881), p. 400.
ADDITIONAL HUSTED FAMILY INFORMATION:
Remington, Gordon L., FUGA. "Robert  Heusti.s of Westchester : His Ancestry and Descendants" " New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 129, Numbers1, 2, 3 (January, April, July 1998 ).