32. James McCuistion was born on 18 May 1758 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.8,39,47,96 DAR records lists the date of birth as 23 Nov 1758. He served in the military in 1776 in Revolutionary War.8,15,41 James was a soldier during the Revolutionary War, serving with North Carolina. From the memorandum, "served through the Revolutionary War seeing much of the service sharing dangers of war seeing much service." He owned 2,626 acres in 1795 in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee.97 "In 1795, while still in North Carolina, James McCuistion sold his four brothers portions of his grant, ranging in size and price; 400 ac, 80 pounds; 800 ac, 160 pounds; 600 ac 100 pounds; 400 ac 80 pounds. James kept 426 acres for himself which a plat shows was closest to Duck River, or a fork of Duck River." Name moved place date.37,40,98 In 1806, the family with several others moved to the Middle District which afterwards became the state of Tennessee. They were accompanied by a body guard of three soldiers furnished by the governmnet. They had to cut their way throughthe wilderness; they stopped on the banks of the cumberland River, now the site of Nashville, where they cut away the cane in order to build their houses and make their defense against marauding Indians, also to cultivate the land. James built the first grist-mill in Davidson County, Tennessee. He was a neighbor to Andrew Jackson, whom he had known in North Carolina.
"In 1808, a Nashville newspaper, "The Clarion" published a list of land for sale in Bedford County for taxes. James' 426 acres was listed. However, it is thought James was still living in Davidson County then, and probably did not know his acreage had been taxed as Bedford County had only been Chartered December 7, 1807, by the Tennessee Legislature sitting in Knoxville, Tn." Name moved place date.37,99 James built a mill on Duck Creek near Shelbyville, Tennessee. He died there in a fall through a trap door.. General Jackson was a neighbor of James McCuistion. James was described as Was a confirmed cripple, walking partly on crutches most of his life. before 1826 in Tennessee.15 He died on 27 March 1826 at the age of 67 in Near Shelbyville, Bedford Co., Tennessee.8,15 He died suddenly, falling from his chair. He was a Farmer. James was Presbyterian.15 James was a strict member of the Presbyterian Church. "He died in full faith as he was a man of prayer, was charitable to the poor, loved God and his fellow man." He has reference number (3-333).
James McCuistion and Jean Nicholson were married on 11 September 1792 in Guilford County, North Carolina.47,100,101 Elisha Nicholson is listed on the bond with Jonathan Hamilton listed as witness and Clerk of the Court. Jean Nicholson15, daughter of Elisha Nicholson and McLean, was born in January 1767 in Maryland.8,15 Name moved place date.37 At 63 years of age, Jane traveled horseback, with her son James, to Ray County, Missouri, a distance of 600 miles, in 20 days. She died on 1 December 1842 at the age of 75 in Ray County, Missouri.8,15 She was buried in Millville Community Cemetery, Ray County, Missouri.102 Apparently Jean Nicholson was an orphan with two brothers Elijah and Elisha.
James McCuistion-122 and Jean Nicholson-123 had the following children: