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Re: Hugh McQuiston b 1836 Ireland, 1900 IN
Posted by: Suzy Mitchell Date: November 23, 1998 at 19:16:04
In Reply to: Hugh McQuiston b 1836 Ireland, 1900 IN by Pat Gregory of 389

HUgh McQuiston, born Mar. 1839, came to America in the 1850's; joined Company F Indiana Inf. and was in the army 2 years, being wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va.;then became a farmer who was noted for his integrity ; married 1st Elizabeth Smith who was b. 1847, and died Oct 2, 1872; married 2nd, Feb 28 1880 , Eliza J. Calhoun, b. May 21, 1860. He died Jan 22, 1900 and with the wife lizabeth and child is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ind. Mrs. Eliza J. McQyuiston lived (last known , as of 1937) at Monrovia, Morgan Co., Indiana. Children:1. Mary Edith, b. Apr 21, 1881;d.Mar.5,1884 2.Arthur Blair,b. April 2 ,1883; unmarried; d. Jan 22, 1903
3.Adaith Olive, b. Apr. 17, 1885;m.
4.Mabel Edna b. Dec 4, 1887;m;d Nov 1, 1921
5.Benna Allen, b. Dec 25,1889; m. Aug 17,1907
6.Dessie Irene, b. Apr 17,1891;unmarried,died Aug 6,1913
7. Anna Naomi,b. Aug 30, 1894;m.
8. Frances Isabel,b. Aug 13, 1898;m. Claude Biggs, Indianapolis
Father of Hugh McQuiston was William McQuiston.
William McQuiston, born Drumsurn, County Derry, Ireland, was a country "Leech" or doctor and also a linen weaver. He was born May 2, 1800 and married Mary Ellen ("Mollie") Douglas, born in 1806, died Friday, June 13,1879, at her residence in the Townland of Maine. She had a black birthmark on her arm. He died Jan 14,1893. Both are buried in the Churchyard of Balteagh (Lislane). The plan of the grounds hanging in the church shows his lot but there are no stones except for two infant sons of his son John. The years of birth of this family were furnished by one of the family. They vary a little from those given by individuals. Children:
Jane, b. Dec 1,1827;m;d Mar. 1921
Mary, b. 1829;m;d. 1873
Sarah, b. 1832;m; d Mar 8,1907
Elizabeth, b. Feb 2, 1836;m;Aug 31,1855;d.Nov 22,1909
Hugh see above
John, b. Feb 1842;m. twice;d June 28, 1903
Margaret, b.Aug 3, 1844;m; d. June 27,1929
Martha, b. eb 16,1846;m. Mar 11 ,1869;d. Mar, 1,1907
William Douglas, b. Apr 1, 1849;m.
This is from the McQuiston book written 1937.
I have more info from it on the kids and who they married etc. Excuse typos I have to hurry

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