p. 491/2 Huntington City and Township Biosketches. History of Huntington Co., IN.(Chicago: Brant & Fuller) 1887
Jacob G. Heaston, a prominent farmer of Huntington Township, was born in Wayne Co., this State, July 19, 1833, being the sixth in a family of eleven children--seven sons and four daughters--born to Jacob and Catharine (Goodlander) Heaston, who were natives of VA and PA, respectively. When he was fourteen years old--or in 1847-- his parents moved to Huntington Co. and located upon a farm in Lancaster Township, where the subject of this sketch spent his youth assisting to clear and cultivate his father's farm. When he became of age he began farming for himself, but for about four years he remained upon the home place receiving a share of the crops. In 1859, he located upon a farm in Jefferson Township, this county, but in December 1862, he removed to Huntington Township, where he has ever since resided, excepting for two years--from the spring of 1868 until January, 1870-- during which time he resided upon the farm of his father in law, in Jefferson Township. The life occupation of Mr. Heaston has been that of a farmer. He was married February 10, 1859, to Mary E. Adams, daughter of James and Nancy (Wiley) Adams, both of whom were natives of Virginia. They were married in their native State, and in 1836 came to this county and settled in the woods of Jefferson Township, where Mrs. Heaston was born January 31, 1840. Mr and Mrs Heaston have had born to them seven children as follows: Nancy C., James I., Clarissa J., Ira B., Henry H., Elizabeth B., and Harmon D., all of who are living, except for Henry H., who died in infancy. Our subject and his wife are members of the German Baptist Church. In politics the former is a Republican. While a resident of Lancaster Township, Mr. Heaston held the office of Cler under the old system three years. His farm contains about 140 acres, is well improved with fences and buildings, and is a very desirable location.