Fourth Generation


55. James McCuistion Jr. was born in 1770 in Guilford County, North Carolina.54,139 Miles indicates James was born after 1760, another source indicates year of birth is 1770. Name obtained avalue date place140 Andrew McCuistion is listed on the bond with James. He owned Davy Crockett's Rifle before 1806 in Tennessee.141 James obtained a rifle from Davy Crockett. Lovesick and yearning to marry Polly Finley, Crockett traded the gun, along with three months labor, for a "low-priced horse" with which to begin farming. The exact transaction is unclear, but Crockett either traded the gun direct to James McCuistion or to a Quaker schoolteacher named Canaday who sold it to McCuistion, in whose family it has remained. He died on 21 June 1834 at the age of 64.54,55 The bible record indicates James's date of death is 28 June 1834. James has reference number RM 12050. LBM 1-381

James McCuistion Jr. and Isabella Scott were married on 12 August 1796 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.11,142 Isabella Scott, daughter of James Scott, was born in 1779.139 She died on 24 November 1836 at the age of 57.

James McCuistion Jr.-12050 and Isabella Scott-14415 had the following children:

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James McCuistion-18031.

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Catherine McCuistion-19597.

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Levina McCuistion-14417.

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Mary Ann McCuistion-19598.

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Eleanor "Ellen" McCuistion-19599.

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Rebecca Brown McCuistion-19600.

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Andrew Jackson McCuistion-19601.

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Joseph C. McCuistion-19602.

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Jane McCuistion-19603.

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Samuel Scott McCuistion143 was born on 12 August 1817 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.143 Between 1848 and 1856 he was a Clerk of the Register in Tennessee.143,144 He appeared in the census on 14 September 1850 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.144 Between 1856 and 1874 Samuel was a Clerk of the Circuit Court in Tennessee.143,145 He appeared in the census on 30 June 1860 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.145 He appeared in the census on 16 June 1880 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.146 Samuel was living in Civil District, Number 2. He listed with his sister. On 16 June 1880 Samuel was a drug salesman in Jefferson County, Tennessee.146 He owned Davy Crockett's Rifle in Tennessee.143 Samuel inherited Davy Crockett's rifle from his father, James. He died on 13 January 1893 at the age of 75 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.143,147 Death of Major Sam McCuiston

Dandridge – Major Sam McCuiston, one of the oldest citizens of Dandridge, was found dead in his room this morning.
It seemed he had got up as usual and dressed and was kindling a fire in his room and dropped dead. He was laying just in front of the fireplace when his niece, Mrs. N. B. Guinn, entered his room about day-break. The neighbors were called in and found that he had been dead but a few minutes as his body was still warm.
The major was a very quiet and good citizen, he had held office in this county for about thirty-four years, was Circuit Court Clerk for eighteen years, Register for eight years and was deputy clerk for eight years, he was very popular and hundreds of friends in Jefferson county will be sorry to hear of his death.
He was about 76 years of age and had been living in Dandridge for more than fifty years. He was never married and has been living with his niece since the death of his sister in 1884.
At the time of his death he had in his possession the original Davy Crockett flint-lock rifle-gun.
Source: The Knoxville Tribune, Sunday, January 15, 1893
Transcribed by Robert McGinnis
Samuel was also known as Major.143,147 Death of Major Sam McCuiston

Dandridge – Major Sam McCuiston, one of the oldest citizens of Dandridge, was found dead in his room this morning.
It seemed he had got up as usual and dressed and was kindling a fire in his room and dropped dead. He was laying just in front of the fireplace when his niece, Mrs. N. B. Guinn, entered his room about day-break. The neighbors were called in and found that he had been dead but a few minutes as his body was still warm.
The major was a very quiet and good citizen, he had held office in this county for about thirty-four years, was Circuit Court Clerk for eighteen years, Register for eight years and was deputy clerk for eight years, he was very popular and hundreds of friends in Jefferson county will be sorry to hear of his death.
He was about 76 years of age and had been living in Dandridge for more than fifty years. He was never married and has been living with his niece since the death of his sister in 1884.
At the time of his death he had in his possession the original Davy Crockett flint-lock rifle-gun.
Source: The Knoxville Tribune, Sunday, January 15, 1893
Transcribed by Robert McGinnis
He has reference number RM 14416. LBM 1x-382 Samuel was not married.

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Thomas Robert Monroe McCuistion was born in 1819. He was baptized on 23 May 1819 in Hopewell Church. Leona states the date of his baptism is from the Hopewell Church Records. He died in Missouri. Thomas has reference number (1xi-382).

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Asenath Caroline McCuistion-19605.

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William D. McCuistion was born on 8 May 1823 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.148 He was baptized on 2 June 1823. Leona indicates this date is from "(church records)." 144 145 He died on 14 October 1872 at the age of 49 in Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee.149 William was found dead, on the road to New Market having started with a load of produce. William was buried at Long Creek Cemetery in Jefferson County, Tennessee.148 He has reference number RM 19606. LBM 1xiii-382