Sixth Generation


362. Mitchell Henderson McCuistion232,233 was born on 7 August 1828 in Bedford County, Tennessee.233 Name moved place date.236 Mitchell moved with his parents, Anthony and Nancy, to Lamar County, Texas. In 1850 he was a Teacher in Lamar County, Texas. According to the 1850 census, Mitchell's occupation was teacher. Before 1861 he was an Assessor and Collector in Lamar County, Texas.236 Mitchell would have to carry the revenue returns on a mule to Austin, several hundred miles away. Mitchell served in the military Confederate Army in 1862.236 He enlisted in the Confederate army, Company K, Ninth Texas infantry and served with the Army of the Tennessee. He was in the engagements at Holly Springs, Mississippi, and at Vicksburg, Chickamauga. He was with a series of fights down to Jonesboro, Georgia and afterwards on Hood's raid into Tennessee. When his army was slaughtered at Franklin and dispersed, M.H. McCuistion's command made its way into Alabama, where he surrendered.
He refused all promotion while in the service, but frequently acted as lieutenant, commissary and quartermaster. After 1864 he was a Farmer in Lamar County, Texas.236 Between 1874 and 1876 he was a State Legislator in Texas.236 Served in the State legislature, in the fourteenth and fifteenth sessions. Mitchell died on 11 June 1897 at the age of 68 in Lamar County, Texas.234 He was buried after 11 June 1897 in Shady Grove Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas. He has reference number (26-342).232 Mitchell Freemason in Lamar County, Texas.236 Mitchell is said to have been an extensive land owner, was a man of good business qualifications, led an outdoor life and was ever active, being strong, muscular and of somewhat distinguished appearance. He was strictly moral and temperate.

Mitchell Henderson McCuistion and Margaret Johnson were married on 24 December 1850 in Lamar County, Texas.236,237 Margaret Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Mary Ann Chisum, was born on 11 May 1832 in Hardeman, Tennessee. She died on 20 April 1862 at the age of 29 in Lamar County, Texas.232,234,644 Margaret was murdered, by one of her slaves who had been reprimanded. Mitchell was away in the war. She was dragged from her horse and beaten with a club while riding past a lonely place. The man was hung. She has reference number RM 532.

Mitchell Henderson McCuistion-526 and Margaret Johnson-532 had the following children:

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Milton Horace McCuistion-535.

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Dr. Thomas Clinton McCuistion-536.

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Cora Ellen McCuistion-537.

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William Franklin McCuistion was born on 25 July 1857. He died on 14 June 1886 at the age of 28.234 He was buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas.234 William has reference number (26iv-343).

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James J. McCuistion was born on 21 September 1859 in Lamar County, Texas. He was buried in November 1859 in Shady Grove Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas.645 He died on 11 November 1859 at the age of 0 in Lamar County, Texas.

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Martha Leona McCuistion-539.

Mitchell Henderson McCuistion and Nancy Holbrook Moore were married on 15 July 1866 in Lamar County, Texas.236,237 Nancy Holbrook Moore, daughter of David H. Holbrook and Sarah S. , was born on 7 October 1840 in Tennessee. She died on 17 May 1918 at the age of 77 in Lamar County, Texas. She is a native of Tennessee.

Mitchell Henderson McCuistion-526 and Nancy Holbrook Moore-542 had the following children:

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Laura Albina McCuistion-547.

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Dr. Watt Greer McCuistion-548.

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Nannie Etta McCuistion-549.

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George Deed McCuistion-550.

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Fannie Lee McCuistion was born on 8 June 1881 in Lamar County, Texas. She was buried in November 1881 in Shady Grove Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas.646 She died on 7 November 1881 at the age of 0 in Lamar County, Texas. Fannie has reference number (26xi-343).

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Uma McCuistion647 was born on 12 September 1883 in Lamar County, Texas. She died on 12 September 1883 at the age of 0 in Lamar County, Texas.234 She was buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas.234,646 Uma has reference number (26xii-343).

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Sara Octavia McCuistion-551.