Born in Vermont in 1811. One of the earliest to arrive with the Gold Rush, Heustis was mining in El Dorado County in 1850. Unsuccessful at mining, he then did comic cuts until his death in San Francisco in 1860.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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