377. Charles Montgomery "Charley" McCuiston693 was born on 25 December 1847 in Ray County, Missouri.693,694 He appeared in the census in the household of James McCuistion and Isabel McClintock on 16 October 1850 in Ray County, Missouri.241 He appeared in the census on 11 July 1860 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.243 Charley served in the military Confederate Army Civil War.695,696 Charley served for two and one half years in the cavalry, Confederate Army during the Civil War. He served under Captain John Massey(ie), with the 11th Texas Regiment, Co. I; and then, with Captain Tom Roane, Gano's Bat., Martins Regiment. Charley was in the battle of Elk Horn, Arkansas. After the battle the Confederates fell back to Ft. Smith, where in the reorganization made necessary by the heavy losses, the companies of Capt. Massie and Capt. John Roane were consolidated and Capt. Roane placed in command. His unit was disbanded at Wheelock, Robertson County, Texas in the summer (August) of 1865. "All the southern armies having surrendered." Referred to the Battle of Bull Run as the Battle of Cow Walk. He said that they called it a civil war but he found nothing civil about it. On 14 June 1880 he was a farmer in Navarro County, Texas.697 Name moved place date.693 He died from a "fracture of the hip and general debility", on 6 February 1932 at the age of 84 in Post, Garza County, Texas.698,699 Charles died in the home of his son, Fieldan Montgomery McCuiston. Charley was buried on 7 February 1932 in Gilliland, Knox County, Texas.699 He has reference number RM 132. GKM 1839 - LBM 63-353 Charles, Thomas and Gabriel, joined their parents before the Civil War in a move to Navarro County, Texas. I found it interesting that Charlie spelled his name different from that of his father, I could not find any reference for this; although, Charlie writes "some people spells my name Charlie McCriston, others McChristain and McCuistion, the right way is Charlie McCuiston."
Charles Montgomery "Charley" McCuiston and Leora T. "Lee" Smithey were married on 18 September 1871 in Navarro County, Texas.358,700 Charles Montgomery married Leora Smithy, the sister of Carrie Smithey, who is married to Thomas James McCuistion. Charles Montgomery and Thomas James are brothers. The marriage date differs from the original genealogy. They358,700 appeared in the census on 14 June 1880 in Navarro County, Texas.697 They697 appeared in the census on 27 June 1900 in Navarro County, Texas.701 Charley and Lee701 appeared in the census on 22 April 1910 in Vera, Knox County, Texas.702 They702 appeared in the census on 19 January 1920 in Knox County, Texas.703 They703 appeared in the census on 9 April 1930 in Knox County, Texas.704 Leora T. "Lee" Smithey, daughter of Fielding Lucas Smithy and Prudence Elizabeth Howell, was born on 25 March 1855 in Texas.693,705 She was ill with Rheumatism in 1929 in Texas.693 When filing for a pension, Charlie wrote his wife was "cripple up with the rheumatism." She died of an acute dilation of the heart on 17 May 1930 at the age of 75 in Gilliland, Knox County, Texas.705 Lee was buried on 18 May 1930 in Gilliland, Knox County, Texas.705 She has reference number RM 137.
Charles Montgomery "Charley" McCuiston-132 and Leora T. "Lee" Smithey-137 had the following children: