Sixth Generation


468. Noah Wesley McCuistion was born on 13 May 1857 in Robertson County, Texas.107,797 On 18 May 1910 he was a cattle rancher in Robertson County, Texas.798 He died on 5 April 1937 at the age of 79 in Potter County, Texas.107,799 Noah was a Rancher.800 Noah Wesley McCuistion trailed his own cattle north from Central Texas in 1879 to the Datil Mountains of New Mexico and did not cross a railroad or a telegraph line when he left New Mexico and trailed the herd north to Montana. He had the grazing rights to all the land between the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers for a distance of forty miles.

Noah had a dry wit but was never heard to laugh aloud. He grew up in Texas under the Carpetbaggers and endured great hardship that was perhaps partly responsible for his talent in handling any difficult situation with dispatch and firmly but without leaving hard feelings. A bachelor until the age of 46, he was affectionately called 'Uncle Noah' by everyone in Roberts and Hemphill Counties.

Noah never took pay from any man. He grew to manhood in Bosque County, Texas, and suffering from malaria in the Brazos bottoms, had his hands trail his herd to Miami in the Texas Panhandle. He bought land there to which he returned a number of years later, but trailed his herd on to the Datil Mountains in western New Mexico Territory until the high, dry climate had restored his health. When outlaws began to seek New Mexico Territory and Noah's neighboring rancher and dear friend, George Smith, was shot from ambush, Noah trailed his cattle across the western half of the U. S. to Forsythe, Montana. He went to St. Paul, Minnesota, and leased from the Federal Government all of the land between the Big Missouri River and the Yellowstone River for forty miles in the state of Montana.

Noah left a younger half-brother, Josh, in charge and returned to Miami, Texas, where he ranched the rest of his life. Near Miami, at Canadian, Noah met and married Elizabeth Christine Jordan.

Five weeks before his 80th birthday, Noah died during the Dustbowl and Great Depression on 5 April 1937, at Amarillo, Texas, where he is buried. He owned over 30,000 acres of land. He has reference number RM 1230. GKM 2622/2708 - LBM 92-364

Noah Wesley McCuistion and Elizabeth Christine Jordan were married on 5 September 1903 in Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas.107,801 They107,801 appeared in the census on 18 April 1910 in Robertson County, Texas.798 Elizabeth Christine Jordan, daughter of James Wade Jordan and Della , was born on 25 February 1880 in Jordan Plantation, Ouachita County, Arkansas.802 She appeared in the census on 8 June 1880 in Marion Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas.803 She died on 5 May 1964 at the age of 84 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.107

Noah Wesley McCuistion-1230 and Elizabeth Christine Jordan-1416 had the following children:

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Doyle McCuistion-1417.

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Carleen Voncile McCuistion-1419.

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Newell Wayne McCuistion-1418.