John King Anstey (SA 6)

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the St Albans, Vermont Ansteys. In addition to biographies of various Anstey individuals who make up this sub-branch, the book contains a plethora of Anstey research and statistics, including an analysis of how the St Albans, Vermont Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.

SA 6. John King Anstey: He was born in 1886 in St Albans to parents John Francis Anstey (SA 3) and Lucy Ann Labelle, and known as Jack. We cannot locate him in the 1910 American Census but he married Evelyn Provost in 1912 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont. He remarried Lucy Bell Talbert in 1919 in St Albans. In the June 1917 Draft Registration for World War One, he was a mill hand living in Lebanon, New Hampshire with a “wife and child” – the child was actually his stepson Francis Talbert. He was called up for active service during World War One into the Army at Enfield, New Hampshire on 27 June 1918 as a Private, having trained at Camp Devens, Boston, however he was “honourably discharged” a mere two weeks later on 10 July 1918. By the 1920 Census he was a “teamster” at a woodyard living in Lebanon, New Hampshire; he was still there in 1940, by now a truck driver. John died in 1965, buried in Lakeview Cemetery Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire – the inscription on his gravestone reads “John K. Anstey PVT Camp Devens WW1 1886-1965

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