Sixth Generation


618. Thomas Carlisle McCuistion was born on 23 November 1843 in Arkansas.160,434 He appeared in the census in the household of James Conway McCuistion and Mary Ann "Polly" Sherrod on 18 October 1850 in Richland Township, Madison County, Arkansas.434 433,437 Between 1870 and 1880 he was a farmer at Marrs Hill Township in Washington County, Arkansas.987 Thomas signed a will on 17 May 1899 in Washington County, Arkansas.988 The Last Will and Testament of Thos. C. McCuistian

I, Thomas C. McCuistian of Washington County Arkansas desiring that such property as I may own at the time of my death may be distributed among my heirs in a manner somewhat different form that prescribed by law do make and declare this my last will and testament to wit.

Item 1. After the payment of my [girsh] x and the costs and expenses of my last sickness and burial all the necessary costs of carrying the provisions of this will in to execution all my real and personal estate shall be vested in my wife and children as follows:

Item 2nd I give and devise to my daughter Mary E. Crudup the following in Washington County Arkansas which shall vest in her absolutely at my death to wit: Thirty two and one half acres in the North east quarter of the Northwest quarter of section seven Township sixteen Range Thirty two.

Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my son W. J. McCuistian to be paid by my executor hereinafter mentioned and and this sum of one dollar is intended to be all he shall receive out of my estate because he has already received from me his full share in my estate.

Item 4th I give and devise to my wife Sarah M. McCuistian to have and to hold during her natural life the following lands containing ninety two and a half acres which constitute my homestead towit the North half of the Southeast quarter and twelve and one half acres in the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of section seven Township 16 North of Range Thirty two west and I also give and devise to my said wife during her natural life the following lands. The Southwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of section Eighteen Township sixteen Range Thirty two and at her death the said lands above described shall descend to and vest equally in my following named children Martha Alice Ezell, Lettie Ethel McCuistian, Thomas Elvey McCuistian John Elmer McCuistian and Ansie Lee McCuistian.

Item 5 I give and bequeath to my daughter Fannie Isabel McCuistian one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid by my executors at my wifes death Sarah M. McCuistian because I think that will make her equal together with what she has already received.

Item 6. I give and devise to my son James Harvey McCuistian one dollar to be paid by my executors and this sum of one dollar is intended to be all that he shall receive out of my estate because he has already received from me his full share of my estate.

Item 7 I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah M. McCuistian absolutely and in her own right three hundred dollars in personal property when the executors have caused all my personal property to be appraised as the law directs my wife may take any part of it at its appraised value to the amount of Three hundred dollars or may wait until the property is sold and take the amount in money.

Item 8th All the balance of my personal property of whatever kind and all real estate not mentioned in this will which I may own at my death shall be divided among Martha Alice Ezell Lettie Ethel McCuistian, Thomas Elvey McCuistian, John Elmer McCuistian and Ansie Lee McCuistian.

Item 9. The provisions above named and made for my wife are intended to be given to her in place of her rights of dower and homestead and not in addition thereto.

Item 10th All just clauses and de[sp] against my estate and all necessary costs and expenses of carrying out this will shall be paid out of the proceeds from the sale of my personal property.

Item 11 Reposing and confidence in Samuel E. Marrs of Washington County I hereby appoint him Executor of this will trusting that he will carry it into effect with as little delay and expense as possible.

Thankful to almighty God for such prosperity and happiness as he has granted me in this life and I invoke his blessing on my wife and children, and beseech them to except that little I have here given them without dissatisfaction and contention among themselves.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of May 1899 and revoking any and all former wills by me made.

Thomas C. McCuistian

Witness
Elijah Webb
G. W. Sheffield
M. M. Lewis

We hereby certify that Thomas C. McCuistian signed the foregoing instrument in our presence on this day in Washington County Arkansas and declared the same to be his last will and testament and that his instance and request and in his presence and in the presence of each other we signed the same as subscribing witnesses. witness our hands this 17 day of May 1899

G. W. Sheffield
Elijah Webb
M. M. Lewis

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Proof of Will

The State of Arkansas
County of Washington

Personally appeared before me, Bruce Holcomb Clerk of the County and Probate Courts of Washington County, afresaid Elijah Webb + M. M. Lewis to me well known who being duly sworn say That they are the subscribers witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas C. McCuistian deceased that said instrument was executed at the time, place and by the person therin named, that said Thomas C. McCuistian the Testator was at the time of signing said instrument upwards of twenty one years of age and of sound and disposure mind and memory and that in the presence of both of these affiants he declared it to be his last Will and Testament and subscribed his name thereto in the presence of both of these affiants, that at the request of siad Testator affiants wrote their names to his said Will in his presence and in the presence of each other, that the subscriptions to the foregoing instrument of writing are genuine and that said instrument which is hereto attached is the identical one that affiant so witnesses and saw the said Thos C. McCuistion sign.

Elijah Webb
M. M. Lewis


He died on 16 August 1899 at the age of 55 in Washington County, Arkansas.160 He was buried at Weddington Cemetery in Weddington, Washington County, Arkansas.989 Thomas has reference number RM 8457. LBM 1iv-399 The spelling of Thomas's last name changed sometime between 1860 and 1870.

Thomas Carlisle McCuistion and Sarah J. Marrs were married before 1869.990 They990 appeared in the census in August 1870 at Marrs Hill Township in Washington County, Arkansas.987 The family name is shown as McChristian. Sarah J. Marrs was born on 17 October 1842 in Arkansas.991 She died on 6 April 1871 at the age of 28 in Arkansas.991 She has reference number RM 19288.

Thomas Carlisle McCuistion-8457 and Sarah J. Marrs-19288 had the following children:

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i.

J. B. McCuistion was born about 1863 in Arkansas.987 He appeared in the census in the household of Thomas Carlisle McCuistion and Sarah J. Marrs in August 1870 at Marrs Hill Township in Washington County, Arkansas.987 He appeared in the census on 25 June 1880 in Illinois Township, Washington County, Arkansas. J. has reference number RM 29742.

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ii.

Mary Elizabeth McChristian-26593.

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iii.

William Jasper McCuistion-8462.

1575

iv.

Sarah J. McChristian was born on 20 March 1871 in Arkansas.992 She died on 10 July 1871 at the age of 0 in Arkansas.992 She was buried at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas.992 Sarah has reference number RM 32076.

Thomas Carlisle McCuistion and Sarah Matilda Angeline (Angley) were married about 1873 in Washington County, Arkansas.990 They990 appeared in the census on 25 June 1880 in Illinois Township, Washington County, Arkansas.993 Sarah Matilda Angeline (Angley) was born in February 1858 in Texas.994 She appeared in the census on 15 June 1900 in Weddington Township, Washington County, Arkansas.994 Sarah and her children are the second home from James Cooper, and third from James and Sallie McCuistion. She has reference number RM 18495. Sarah's name has been spelled Angeline as well as Angley.

Thomas Carlisle McCuistion-8457 and Sarah Matilda Angeline (Angley)-18495 had the following children:

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i.

Martha Alice "Allie" McCuistion-19289.

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ii.

Fannie Isabel McCuistion-19290.

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iii.

James Harvey McCuistion-5547.

1579

iv.

Nettie L. McCuistion was born in 1880.995 She died on 12 June 1881 at the age of 1 in Weddington, Washington County, Arkansas.995,996 She was buried at Weddington Cemetery in Weddington, Washington County, Arkansas.996 Nettie has reference number RM 19708.

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v.

Lettie Ethel McCuistion-19298.

1581

vi.

Thomas Elvey "Elvie" McCuistion988 was born in February 1886 in Arkansas.994 994 He died in 1926 at the age of 40.997 He was buried at Weddington Cemetery in Weddington, Washington County, Arkansas.997 Elvie has reference number RM 19297. Also known as Elva, he is mentioned in his father's will as Thomas Elvey McCuistian.

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vii.

John Elmer McCuistion-7775.

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viii.

Ansie Lee McCuistion-6310.