Second Generation


4. Robert McCuiston20 was born in 1710 in Ireland.3,21,22 He immigrated on 6 August 1735 to New Castle, Delaware.20 Robert first settled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. His memorandum book, Robert's great-great grandson had possession of the book in 1937, states on the last leaf of the book, "Landed in America at New Castle the 6 of Augt 1735 --written September ye 14 1735 Robert mcCuiston." Name moved place date.11,23 Robert had a farm about 9 miles west of what is now Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He owned 200 acres of land in February 1752 in West Pennsboro, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.11,20 Robert received land grants. Robert Archmason in Baltimore, Maryland.11,20,24 Robert was the first archmason in Baltimore, Maryland. He owned 100 acres of land in May 1754 in West Pennsboro, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.11,20 Robert received land grants. He sold this Pennsylvania land to William Gillespie, 14 August 1765, and moved to North Carolina. He owned 353 acres of land on 10 November 1764 in North Carolina.10,11 With his two brothers, James and Thomas; Robert was a member of the Nottingham Colony; it does not appear that he moved to North Carolina when his brothers did; however, Robert did by land in North Carolina. It lie on both sides of the Reedy fork of Haw River and on both sides of Horsepen Creek. He bought this land from his brother, James McCuistion. Name moved place date.11 Robert signed a will on 18 November 1765 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.25,26 In the name of God, Amen. This eighteenth day of November 1765, I, Robert McCuistion of the province of North Carolina and County of Rowan, being infirm in Body but of sound memory & Judgement, do make and publish this my last Will & Testament within by word or writing if such be maid by me. First I bequeath my soul to God waiting thro Grace in Christ my Savior for that Merit promised to them yt believe in him: and my Body to intred as my Executors shall think fit: first of all to pay my just Debts & to divide my Estate as followeth to wit: First of all I give to my Dearly beloved wife Ann McCuiston & my Son Walter McCuistion all my Estate Debts and Moviables equily to be divided between them except what I shall hereafter bequeath to the Rest of my children with my plantation and all the Apertainances thereunto belonging during her Life Time or Widowhood then to my Son Walter McCuiston, if marig again I also alow her but twenty Pounds and her Beding of Cloas with a mare & Saddel and her part of the Moneys to her to dispose as she shall think fit and my wearing Cloase to divide them as she thinks fit. Secondly I give my Son James McCuistion twenty shillings and six pounds to his Sone Robert McCuistion. Thirdly I give to John Trindel or my Daughter Margary one Guney to be given to my grandaughter Ann. Fourthly I give to my Son John McCuistion fifty pounds to be paid out of the first Saile due of my place and Novard. Fifthly I give to my Daughter Jean McCuistion married to James Finley twenty five pounds to be paid out of the two first Sails due by William Gillespie. Sixthly I give to my two Daughters Sirah McCuistion & Mary McCuistion each of them thirty pounds a piece out of the two last Sailes of my Place ye black mare & Saddel ye sorel Maire & Saddel and a Lot to be given and whosoever gets the black mare is to get three pounds and their Bedings of Cloase to their Mothers Pleasure. Lastly I make my Wife and my Son Walter Executors of this my last Will & Testament and Thos. McCuistion Gardeen signed sailed published & declared in the presents of us.

Robert McCuiston (Seal)

Thomas Flack
James McCuistion jur.
James Coots
Proved July Sessions 1766. He died on 13 December 1765 at the age of 55 in Rowan County, North Carolina.27 He died the same year he moved from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. He was buried at Old Gibson Cemetery in Guilford County, North Carolina.25 Robert was probably the first to be buried in the plantation burying ground which was sold "to the relations" before the family left North Carolina for Tennessee. Robert was also known as Robert McQuestion.25 Robert was probably the first to be buried in the plantation burying ground which was sold "to the relations" before the family left North Carolina for Tennessee. He has reference number RM 476. LBM 1-177 Robert's name appears as Robert McQueston in probate record of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Robert appears on the tax rolls of West Pennsboro, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Robert McCuiston and Ann Denny were married in 1735.3,20 Ann Denny, daughter of Walter Denny and Margery , was born in 1714 in West Nottingham, Pennsylvania.1,28,29

Robert McCuiston-476 and Ann Denny-477 had the following children:

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James McCuiston-480.

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Moses McCuiston-28208.

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Margery McCuiston-481.

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John McCuiston-188.

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Walter "Reedy Fork Walter" McCuiston-186.

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Jeane "Jane, Jeaney" McCuiston-482.

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Sarah McCuiston-483.

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Meary McCuiston-484.

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Robert McCuiston10 was born (date unknown).