Captain David V[an Horn] Feaster, farmer, P.O. Yardley, was born in Northampton township, this county, October 27, 1822, and is a son of William and Jane (Van Horn) Feaster, the former a native of Bucks County, and the latter of New Jersey, and both of German descent. The grandfather, John, kept a hotel in Philadelphia for a number of years, and afterward moved to Northampton township, and bought a farm, where he lived until his death, which occurred in 1841. Captain Feaster’s father was a farmer. He had nine children: Ann, David V., Rebecca, Lena, William, Martha, Elizabeth, Joseph and Susan. David V. was reared on a farm until he was 17 years of age, when he learned the wheelwright’s trade. In 1844 he moved to Bustleton, and worked as a mechanic until 1849. He then moved to Newtown, and worked in the machine shop until the war broke out in 1861, and troops were called for. He raised a company, of which he was captain, and fought with his company in the 3d Reserve Corps of Pennsylvania. He took part in the battles at Drainsville, in the seven days’ fight on the Peninsula, the second battle of Bull Run, South Mountain and Sharpsburg. He was obliged to resign on account of disability. He came home and lived in Newtown, until 1868, when he moved to Byberry, Twenty-third ward, where he was engaged in the machine business for two years. He then came back to Newtown, where he worked until 1884, when he bought the farm where he now lives. He lived in Philadelphia one year, and moved to where he now lives in January, 1886. He was married in 1846 to Mary A. Lugar, by whom he has three children: Harry W., conductor on the Pennsylvania railroad; Jennie H., and Laura. In 1881 he was elected county treasurer, which office he held one term of three years. Captain Feaster is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was a very prominent citizen of the county.
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