200. Thomas P. McCuistion411,412 was born on 20 January 1809 in Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee.54,411,412 The original genealogy lists the date of birth as 23 January 1809. However, in the Bible owned by Mary Ann Meals Summers McCuistion it is written that Thomas McCuistion was born on January 20, 1809. Name moved place date.411 Thomas went to Alabama when he was quite young. The 1830 Census for Madison County, Alabama, gives Thomas McQuistin and wife, both under thirty, one son under five. He honorably left the church on 27 March 1827 at Church of New Market in Jefferson County, Tennessee.154 Name moved place date.16,413 Name moved place date.411,412 Thomas moved his family from Alabama to Marshall County, Mississippi, about nineteen miles from Holly Springs. In 1840, he moved to Texas, he preceded his family to Nacogdoches in order to buy land and prepare for the rest to follow. Mary Ann came several months later riding a horse or mule along with the youngest child and bringing approximately 40 slaves with her. He died on 19 March 1895 at the age of 86 in Nacogdoches, Texas.414 Thomas died at the home of his son James M. in Nacogdoches, Texas. Thomas was buried at Old North Church Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas.415 He has reference number RM 4682. GKM 2699 - LBM 3-400 By way of oral tradition, "Thomas ran away from home and went to work for John Meals as an overseer of slaves, two years later he married John Meals daughter, Mary Ann." Thomas McQuistin is listed in the 1830 Census for Madison County, Alabama.
Thomas P. McCuistion and Mary Ann Mealls were married on 11 December 1829 in Madison County, Alabama.54,153,411 The original genealogy lists the marriage date and place as 1830 in Alabama; Miles provides the more specific date and place. They54,153,411 appeared in the census on 2 July 1860 in Nacogdoches County, Texas.416 They416 appeared in the census on 21 September 1870 in Nacogdoches County, Texas.417 Mary Ann Mealls, daughter of John Mealls and Sarah Elizabeth Coffman, was born on 5 July 1804 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.412 She died on 8 May 1892 at the age of 87 in Nacogdoches, Texas.418 Mary Ann McCuistion was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, July 5 1804. she was married to Jesse Summers Feb. 20, 1823, professed religion and joined the Baptist church in 1825. Jesse Summers, her devoted husband died Dec. 30, 1827, and she was married to Thos. McCuistion Dec. 10, 1829. They moved to Mississippi in 1837, where they remained until 1851, when they moved to Nacogdoches county, Texas, where they have ever since lived, and where she died May 8, 1892, being aged eighty-seven years, ten months and three days.
When the split took place between the Missionary and anti-Missionary Baptists in 1830, she refused to take sides in the controversy and remained with the original church and really held it together. She was the mother of eight children, only four of whom survive her. During all those years of her pilgrimage, she was a most tender and devoted mother, an affectionate and faithful wife, a consistent and consecrated Christian. Her husband had the misfortune a few weeks ago to be accidentally hurt, and for a time his life was in jeopardy. During his period of suffering, her care of him was as touchingly tender as it might have been half a century ago. She lingered about two weeks on the banks of the river of death, and then passed over to her home in heaven. She was fully conscious of her approaching death and spoke of it calmly and hopefully unto the end. She called around her bedside her family and friends and bade each a touching farewell, gave careful instructions and faithful admonitions, and then in the fulness of time, ripe with age and rich in experience, she fell asleep in Jesus.
The whole community waited at her bedside and followed her beloved remains to the tomb. She had looked back on a life well spent, with a conscience void of offense toward God and man, and looked forward to the land of the glorified with sweet and hopeful anticipations.
She was buried in Old North Church Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Texas.415
Thomas P. McCuistion-4682 and Mary Ann Mealls-10359 had the following children: