Fourth Generation


63. Thomas "Reedy Fork Tom" McCuiston174 was born on 28 May 1772 in Guilford County, North Carolina.58 He served in the military Revolutionary War.175 He and the family moved in Calloway County, Kentucky in 1832.21,176 Sometime thereafter, Thomas and Nancy returned to North Carolina; only to return to Kentucky in 1839. 177 Reedy Fork Tom appeared in the census on 29 July 1850 in Calloway County, Kentucky. He signed a will on 20 September 1851 in Calloway County, Kentucky.178 In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas McCuiston of the county of Calloway and state of Kentucky, calling to mind the certainty of death, and being weak of body, but of sound mind and disposing memory, do constitute this my last will and testament.

Item 1st, I give unto my son Thomas H. McCuiston, the tract of land I now reside on, with all its appertenances. Also eighty acres of land lying and joining the north west corner of the above named tract.

Item 2nd, I do also give and bequeath unto my six children, to wit, James Luther, and William A. McCuiston, my sons; Cynthia, Levina, and Jane, my daughters, the proceeds of a tract of land containing 462 acres, lying in Graves County, state of Kentucky, on the waters of Tarapin Creek. It is also my will and desire that this land be sold and equal division of the proceeds therefor to be divided with my above named six children, on condition if there should be any notes found among my papers or accounts on or against any of the above named six heirs, that they the principles, be taken in consideration in and with the proceeds of said land in the division.

Item 3, I do also give and bequeath to Elizabeth Eldridge the sum of five dollars. I leave my daughter Sarah, the sum of ten dollars. My family Bible I give unto my son Thomas H. McCuiston. I give my medical book to my son J. C. McCuiston. All my other books I distribute to those whom I may designate their names therein. I give unto my daughter Jane Moody, my best bed, stead, and furniture. I wish the remainder of my property not named in this article, to be applied to the payment of fifteen dollars named herein, and other expenses which may necessarily incur, and that my executors be liberally compensated for their trouble.

In conclusion, I leave my son James McCuiston and my son William A. McCuiston, my executors to this my last will and testament, ratifying and declaring this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have set my hand and affixed my seal this September 20th A.D. 1851.

Test:
E.H. Rayburn
A. Stilley

s//Thomas McCuiston

Codicil to the Will of Thomas McCuiston

To my foregoing will, do will to son Thomas H. McCuiston, all my bedsteds, beds, and furniture not otherwise disposed of. Likewise all my household and kitchen furniture, together with my waggon and gear, all my farming utensils, such as plows, hoes and such likes. Likewise the fifteen dollars. The foregoing ten dollars to my daughter Sarah, and five dollars to my daughter-in-law Elizabeth Eldridge, for son Thomas H. McCuiston to pay the same. I do also leave in the hands of my son Thomas H. McCuiston means to defray all necessary expenses and desire him to pay the same whenever sold, for to this my last will and testament, ratifying and declaring this to be my last will and testament. Witness I have set my hand and affixed my seal the October 3rd A.D. 1851.

Test:
E. H. Rayburn
A. Stilley

s//Thomas McCuiston He died from old age on 16 March 1852 at the age of 79 in Calloway County, Kentucky.179,180 Buried near Mount Carmal Church, Calloway County, Kentucky, in the family graveyard, on the farm once owned by their daughter Cynthia and her husband, William McCuiston Reedy Fork Tom has reference number RM 722. GKM 628 - LBM 198-266 Was known as "Reedy Fork Tom" to distinguish him from his cousin, Thomas, (son of Thomas and Ann Moody McCuistion) who lived on Buffalo Creek and was known as "Buffalo Tom."

Thomas and Nancy moved to Kentucky in 1832, then back to North Carolina and returned to Kentucky in 1839.

Thomas "Reedy Fork Tom" McCuiston and Nancy "Livy" Johnson were married on 20 March 1800 in Guilford County, North Carolina.101 James Johnson is listed on the bond with John Hamilton listed as witness. Nancy "Livy" Johnson58, daughter of Johnson, was born on 11 November 1778 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. She died on 30 September 1842 at the age of 63 in Calloway County, Kentucky.50 She has reference number RM 737.

Thomas "Reedy Fork Tom" McCuiston-722 and Nancy "Livy" Johnson-737 had the following children:

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Cynthia McCuiston-738.

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Levina McCuiston-739.

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Jane J. McCuiston-740.

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James McCuiston Jr.-741.

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Luther McCuiston-742.

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William Allen McCuiston-743.

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Sarah McCuiston-744.

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John Calvin McCuiston-745.

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Thomas Harvey McCuiston-746.