437. Martha Dabney McCuistion774 was born in 1843 in Texas.279,282 1860 Census lists Martha living in the home of her father, James. She is 16 years of age and born in Texas. 279 She appeared in the census on 24 June 1860 in Robertson County, Texas.278 On 24 June 1860 she was a seamstress in Robertson County, Texas.278 Martha died on 29 September 1871 at the age of 28 in Robertson County, Texas.775 She was buried after 29 September 1871 in Camp Creek Cemetery, Franklin, Robertson County, Texas.775 She has reference number RM 413. LBM 82iii-362 According to one source, Martha Dabney McCuistion is said to be one half indian - possibly Cherokee.
Martha Dabney McCuistion and William Presley Merryman were married on 17 July 1860 in Owensville, Robertson County, Texas.775 William Presley Merryman was born on 20 November 1833 in Mississippi.775 He owned land on 26 December 1860 in Texas.277,775 William and Martha bought land from the heirs of James McCuistion, one tract was listed as on Mill Creek, one tract near Duck Creek and one tract on Pin Oak Creek. The heirs are listed as Elizabeth Ann and Bartley McDaniels and Noah Houston McCuistion.
William operated a water grist mill on Mill Creek. He served in the military Confederate Army on 31 March 1862 in Texas.277,776 William Merryman was a civil war veteran, serving in Co. D, 20th Texas Infantry, CSA. He served from 31 March 1862 until 1865. On 15 April 1862, he was in Captain N. P. Richardson's Co., Elmore's Regiment, Texas Infantry at Camp Travis, Hempstead, Texas.
In February 1863, he was absent without leave. On 8 January 1863, he had been detailed for 8 days to carry a corpse to Robertson County and did not return. The muster roll for Marach and April 1863, show he was absent without leave at the last muster, but decided he had been absent sick and was entitled to pay on a former roll. on 25 June 1863, he was paid $3.50 for 14 days extra duty. In June 1864, he was given 26 days leave. January and February 1865, he was detached leave to procure bacon for the company. William was paroled from the military on 13 July 1865.
The regiment was organized in spring, 1862 and consisted primarily of middle-aged men, heads of families and prominent citizens. The unit did not serve outside the state. They were stationed at Galveston, Sabine Pass, Niblett's Bluff and Sabine River. They participated in the capture of Galveston on 1 January 1863. William died on 29 September 1898 at the age of 64 in Robertson County, Texas.775 He was buried after 29 September 1898 in Camp Creek Cemetery, Franklin, Robertson County, Texas.775
Martha Dabney McCuistion-413 and William Presley Merryman-18484 had the following children: