Fifth Generation


156. Joshua McCuistion316,317 was born on 2 May 1830 in (Shelbyville) Coffee County, Tennessee.107,318 Name moved place date.319 279 On 27 October 1850 he was a farmer in Robertson County, Texas.279 He served in the military confederate cavalry Civil War in Texas.108,319 In 1861, at the outbreak of the War Between the States, Joshua took eight of his finest horses and donated them to 'The Cause' when he joined General Sibley's Texas Cavalry. Riding his own horse, Joshua served under General Sibley for the duration of the war and for a time he was with the commissary as a forageman. He determined to move to more unsettled parts of Texas, so he traded land for cattle and pushed his herds northwest to Bosque County, Texas. Name moved place date.319 Joshua donated land in Hollis Prairie for a church to be built in the community. After the church was completed, the name of the settlement was changed from Hollis Prairie to Lane's Chapel in honor of the Lanes. Name was avalue regarding politics.108 Joshua was stanch and working member of the Methodist church in Texas.108 He died on 22 March 1906 at the age of 75 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico.107,319 Joshua owned land in the Blaylock Colony in Old Mexico. As explained by his great grandson, the Blaylock Colony was in Tamaulipas part of Mexico, South of Brownsville, Texas. Colony meant so many acres of land and the people on it.

In 1905, Joshua bought a ranch in the State of Tamaulipas, Old Mexico, south of Brownsville; the deeds were ratified by the Courts of Tampico. The next year, during the Mexican Revolution, the army of President Diaz overran his ranch, were defeated and recrossed, pursued by the army of Pancho Villa. Joshua and all of his native Mexican employees were murdered on or about 22 March 1906. It is not known whether government or bandit forces committed the atrocities; although, it is assumed to have been Pancho Villa. Although, another account states, Joshua was shot in the leg while in bed, which caused him to develop blood poisoning and he died from this. Because of legal complications and the lack of proper embalming methods, he was buried there. He has reference number RM 400. GKM 2708/3156 - LBM 92-364 Was with his brother James in Robertson County, Texas in 1850, and is listed on the 1850 census.

Joshua McCuistion and Mary Elizabeth O'Neal were married on 18 November 1851 in Franklin, Robertson County, Texas.107,282,320 Joshua and Elizabeth were married by a minister of the gospel greeting. Mary Elizabeth O'Neal, daughter of Edmund Samuel O'Neal and Clarinda Augusta Reams, was born on 26 August 1831 in Texas.107 She died on 29 July 1859 at the age of 27 in Robertson County, Texas.107 Died as a result of the birth of her last child, she is buried in the Old Franklin Cemetery.

Joshua McCuistion-400 and Mary Elizabeth O'Neal-1404 had the following children:

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John Clayton McCuistion-1229.

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Mary Jane McCuistion-1264.

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Noah Wesley McCuistion-1230.

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James Robert "Baby Jim" McCuistion-1232.

Joshua McCuistion and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" McGuire were married in 1861 in Franklin, Robertson County, Texas.108 Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" McGuire, daughter of John McGuire and Mary Yell, was born on 30 May 1827.321 She died on 25 December 1898 at the age of 71 in Valley Mills, Texas.108,319,321 This was the date taken from Mary's headstone in Lane's Chapel Cemetery, Bosque County, Texas. Bosque County history lists the date of death as 1893. She was buried in Lanes Chapel Cemetery, Bosque County, Texas.321 Is her name McGraw or McGuire?

Joshua McCuistion-400 and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" McGuire-1265 had the following children:

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Nancy Catherine "Nannie" McCuistion-1267.

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Thomas Davis McCuistion-1271.

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Joshua Perry McCuistion-1266.

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Naomi Elizabeth McCuistion-1268.

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Sarah Jackson McCuistion-1269.

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Virginia Caldonia McCuistion-1270.

Joshua McCuistion and Laura McKenny Mayfield were married in Bosque County, Texas.319 Laura McKenny Mayfield (private).