Edward W. Heston
Posted by: evrik
N 39° 56.749 W 075° 12.118
18S E 482746 N 4421762
Quick Description: Edward W. Heston, son of Jacob and brother to Thomas, held a lieutenant-colonel's commission as a Revolutionary War patriot. Edward W. Heston was in the Pennsylvania Legislature, and for eight years was a State Senator. He was a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas and the father of 14 children.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2005 11:56:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM59V
Burial Site: Woodlands Cemetery
Location at Cemetery: Grave is in Section "C" which is in the rear of the
cemetery opposite the Mansion and circle. It is irregular in shape and is bound
by Elm Ave to the south and Magnolia Ave to the north. Col Heston's grave is in
a family plot C-660.
Directions to cemetery: Woodland Ave at 40th Street, Philadelphia
Edward W. Heston, son of Jacob and brother to Thomas, held a
lieutenant-colonel's commission as a Revolutionary War patriot. Edward W. Heston
was in the Pennsylvania Legislature, and for eight years was a State Senator. He
was a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas and the father of 14 children.
He founded the village of Hestonville, now included within the corporate
limits of Philadelphia. One of the villages that grew along the Lancaster Pike,
Hestonville, had a original town plot of comprised approximately 100 acres near
The Heston Mansion, located near the current Heston School, in which he lived
for sixty years, was situated in the vicinity of George's Hill, Fairmount Park.
The old Heston mansion was built in 1800 and was purchased by the Pennsylvania
Railroad in 1872; it was demolished in 1901 to make way for railroad tracks.
One of Edward Heston's daughters was Mrs. Louisa Paxon, and the present-day
Paxon Street (a small street in West Parkside and other sections of West
Philadelphia) bears her name.
The gravesite photo was provided by Bruce Andersen. Information
on the location was provided by the Philadelphia-Continental Chapter SAR
War Soldier Graves Page.
PLEASE NOTE: This category is for American Revolutionary War Veterans only. Veterans of other revolutions are not part of this category.
I have allowed one entry for a grave of British solders, but it was an exception. Please only list graves for Colonial soldiers.
Simply visit the locations. Please provide as much information as possible. Pictures would be a great addition.