Edward Evelyn Husted, son of Samuel Husted, was born in Danbury, Conn., December 13, 1805, and came with his father's family to Clarksfield, Huron Co., Ohio, in 1810. He married Deborah Gray, December 15 1831. In 1841 Mr. Husted was elected sheriff of the county, and served two terms, receiving his first commission from Thomas Corwin, and his second from Gov. Shannon. Afterwards he held the office of county treasurer for two terms. For many years Mr. Husted was in the boot and shoe business with his brother-in-law, Erastus Gray, who came to Norwalk in 1832. Mr. Husted died December 24, 1878, his wife September 28 1884. They were active members of the Norwalk Congregational church, transferring their membership to that body soon after its organization. To Mr. and Mrs. Husted were born ten children, seven of them living to become themselves, parents. For several years he was a member of the Union School board, and always took an active part in whatever would advance the best interests of Norwalk.
Capt. Samuel Husted left
Danbury, Conn early in the spring of 1817, and in the summer of that year
located in Clarksfield township, and was the first white settler. He immediately
began the work of the erection of the first dwelling, which was of logs
and furnished in most primitive style. He soon after returned to Connecticut
and in the following year, 1818, he again made the journey to his log house
in the wilderness of Clarksfield township, and later erected the first
frame house in the township, it being situated in the "Hollow."
He was prominent in pioneer improvements, and assisted greatly in the advancement of all measures calculated to be of benefit to the community. He was religiously, a Presbyterian, and conducted at his home the first religious services held in Clarksfield township, he reading from volumes of sermons brought with him through the forests to Clarksfield.