IMPORTANT AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF BOBBI AND RALPH TERKOWITZ
After refusing to swear allegiance to the King, he was forced to flee from the city, and pretending to take a walk with his young wife and two small children, he moved to Bucks County and lived there with his family in a school-house for a season. He joined the Continental army, and was a member of the Silk Stocking Company, or sect of Free Quakers, to which other members of the Heston Family belonged. After the war he was actively engaged in politics and was elected to the Legislature in Lancaster. He had seven children: Mary Heston (1775-1791), Jacob Heston (1776-1804), William Heston (1779-1835), Thomas Heston (1782-1859), Isaac Heston (1788-1788), Esther Heston (1791-1791), and Susannah Heston (1794-1794).1
An advertisement from an old Pennsylvania Chronicle suggests that Heston had an alternative livelihood: PAINTING performed by ISAAC HESTON in the neatest Manner, viz. Coach, Chaise, Chair, Sign, or any kind of Landscape Painting; - also Lettering and Gilding. He will take the utmost care to satisfy all those who will favour him with their commands; and is to be spoke with at THOMAS WILLIAM's in Second-Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets.2
Isaac and Catherine Clinton were married at Swedes' Church in Philadelphia on June 7, 1774.3
1Record of the Family of Zebulon Heston and his wife Dorothy Heston, (Bridgeton, New Jersey: A.M. Heston), 1888), p. 550-560.
2Advertisement. The Pennsylvania Chronicle, June 27 - July 4, 1768, vol. II, issue 23, p. 184.
3Record of Pennsylvania Marriages, Prior to 1810. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968), p. 399.
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