p. 711 Lancaster Township Biographies. "History of Huntington County, IN" (Brant&Fuller:Chicago) 1887.
David Heaston, a prominent farmer of Lancaster Township, is a native of Wayne Co., Ind., was born February 10, 1828. He is the second son of nine children born to Jacob and Katherine (Goodlander) Heaston, natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania, respectively, who came to Wayne County, this State, about the year 1815, and then, in 1846, moved to Huntington County, where they were deceased. Our subject received a common school education; was reared on a farm, remaining with his parents until he was of age; then rented his father's place for two years, after which he commenced to clear a home from the dense forests on Section 3, Lancaster Township. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Harter on the 19th of January, 1849. She is a native of Henry County, born June 13, 1827. They have seven children: Mahala, born September 29, 1849; Joseph, born April 15, 1851; Catherine H., born April 11, 1853; Jacob G., born July 18, 1858; Levi H., born March 28, 1862; Phebe J., born October 11, 1865; Sarah E., born October 30, 1869. Mr Heaston owns 126 acres of land in Lancaster Township, 120 in Sections 3 and 6 and in Section 2, ninety five of which are cleared and in a high state of cultivation and substantially improved. He and his family are members of the German Baptist Church, and politically is a Republican, and usually manifests a live interest in political matters. He now has a pleasant home, reared a large family, all of whom are living, and command the respect of the entire community in which they reside.