368. Capt. John Gwinn McCuistion was born on 3 September 1826 in Bedford County, Tennessee.37,235 Name moved place date.240 John was taken to Ray County by his parents. He was educated in 1830 in Missouri.37 Gwinn received a common-school education in the log school-houses of that day, and for a yar and a half attended the higher schools in Richmond, Missouri. He was a Teacher.667 Taught school for eleven years, receiving $15 a month, then raised to $60; until Civil War. In 1850 John was a farmer and fruit grower in Ray County, Missouri.37,241 John's land was valued at 500. He appeared in the census in the household of James McCuistion and Isabel McClintock on 16 October 1850 in Ray County, Missouri.241 He political party affiliation was Whig before 1861 in Missouri.37 John served in the military Confederate Army Civil War.667,668 Served in Confederate Army for four years; Captain, Company C, 3rd Missouri Infantry; commanded Companies C & F, after fall of Vicksburg; wounded once by gunshot; captured at Battle of Blakely, 9 April 1865 and remained a prisoner until the close of the war.
Enlisted 20 December 1861, St. Clair County, Missouri.
Capt. John Gwinn McCuistion and Martha Jane Lile were married on 8 March 1850 in Ray County, Missouri.252,674 Married by the Reverend David Patton. The 1900 census confirms marriage of 50 years. They252,674 appeared in the census on 23 August 1860 at Millville P.O. in Grape Grove Township, Ray County, Missouri.675 They675 appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 in Barton City Township, Barton County, Missouri.676 John and Martha676 appeared in the census on 20 June 1900 in Barton City Township, Barton County, Missouri.670 Martha Jane Lile, daughter of Henry W. Lile and Lydia Comer, was born on 22 October 1829 in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.674,677 241 She appeared in the census in 1910 in Barton City Township, Barton County, Missouri.671 Martha is listed in the census as living with her husband, in the home of son Gwinn. She Vote. Martha cast her first ballot when she was past ninety years of age. She, at first was not going to vote; but her son said to her; "Mother, the Republican women are all going out to vote. What will we do if our Democratic women stay at home?" She saw the logic of this argument, and cast her ballot. Martha appeared in the census in 1920 in Barton City Township, Barton County, Missouri.678 She died on 26 February 1925 at the age of 95 in Iantha, Barton County, Missouri. Buried Iantha Cemetery, Barton Co., Missouri. She was buried after 26 February 1925 at Iantha Cemetery in Iantha, Barton County, Missouri. Martha has reference number RM 94.
Capt. John Gwinn McCuistion-93 and Martha Jane Lile-94 had the following children: