Thursday, June 28, 2018

William Naylor

Part I

William Naylor was born 28 Sep 1844 in Shelbina, Missouri, the second of six children of Edward Ralph Naylor and Cornelia Myers.   His father died when he was just fourteen, leaving William and his four younger brothers to help run the farm.

Civil was soon disrupted life in Missouri, pitting family against family as the inhabitants of the area took sides in the battle.  William enlisted as a private in D company 14 Missouri Cavalry just a month before the final battle of the  Civil War, but his late entry into the war did not save him from the fate that met so many of the participants.  According to pension papers filed in 1890 in Loveland, Colorado, William was suffering from scurvy at the time the troops were dispatched to Fort Levenworth in Kansas to be discharged. The scurvy resulted in mouth disease and the loss of teeth. Furthermore, on the trip to Fort Levenworth, which was by open boat he developed pneumonia which developed into lifelong lung disease. Military hospital records show hospitalization in March and Sep of 1865 for diantura.

According to an affidavit by Orson Oakes, "...he was suffering at the date of our discharge from the service in Oct 1865; that claimant lived with me about one year after his discharge from the service and he was then suffering from said Lung trouble and continued to so suffer up to the time he left my house in Shelby Co MO, about the Spring of 1868."

"That the facts stated above are personally known to the affiant by reason of being a member of my company and seeing him nearly everyday while in the service, and also seenig [sic] him daily after his discharge in 1865 and until the Spring of 1868.  And know that he was not able on account of his disabilities to do any manual labor.  And I further know that at the time of his discharge at St. Louis MO claimant was in such poor condition of health that I and his brother had to take him home to Shelby County, MO, and as long as I knew him he was still suffering from said lung trouble."

According to an affidavit by his brother John, "I was with my brother William Naylor who is my brother during his time of service in the army and on till the year of 1873, i took care of the said William Naylor while he as sick in the army and after he was discharged from the Service.........."

According to his brother Edward, "By being with him on his return home; he was confined to his bed something like three weeke at Shelbyville MO immediately after his discharge befor he was able to be moved Home.  At the end of that time, I went after him in a wagon and brought him home on a feather bed. (about ten miles) and he was confined to bed for some time after I got him home, and was never strong afterwards the doctor doctered him for Scurvy for a year or more after coming out the army, and he had Pneumhony [sic] when discharged.  And his lungs have been week ever Since he came out the army and teeth loose from scurvy"

While no picture of William has shown up in family records we do have the following description of William from his induction into service 1865.

While recovering in the home of Orson Oakes, William had a chance to get to know Orson's daughter Ellen.  On 20 Feb 1868 they were married in Shelbyville.  Within a few years they had moved to Loveland, Colorado, where they had seven children.

  1. Annie Dora 
  2. Edgar William   2 Feb 1872 Shelbina MO - 4 Oct 1933 CO m. Georgia Virden
  3. Mary Eveline (Eva) 20 Apr 1875 CO - 4 Oct 1946 CO m. James Clyde m2 Soule
  4. James Francis 16 Jan 1879 CO - 19 Nov 1937 CO m Daisy F Andrews m2. Edith
  5. Carl Chester  20 Aug 1881 CO - 15 Oct 1923 CO m. Elizabeth Kroh
  6. Cora May 1 Sep 1883 CO - 27 Feb 1970 CA m. Owen M. Farnsworth m2. S Lee Mosher
  7. Fern Marion  22 Mar 1886 CO - 1961 WA m. Frank Leonidas Thomas

To be continued

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Annie Dora Naylor

Annie Dora, born 7 Mar 1869 in Shelbina, Missouri, was the oldest of the seven known children of William Naylor and Sophia Ellen Oakes. Her parents left Missouri and settled in Loveland, Colorado when she was four years old.  Her childhood was spent on the farm in the Thompson Valley northwest of the town.

On 18 Dec 1889 Dora married Walter Trindle.

 "Go where you will, you will meet someone from Carlisle" A proverb among them / Carlisle Old & New: Find the Bells of Old Carlisle.  Did Walter and Dora know on their wedding date that their great-great-grandfathers knew each other in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania?  Had the families been in touch in the ninety years since they had last lived in or near Carlisle? Did they know that Walters great-grandparents were married there on Dec 19 nearly a century before. These are questions we can't answer.  We can only speculate.

It must have been hard for Dora when she and Walter took their young family on the train to their new home in Long Beach, California.  We know that before she left she copied family information from both the Naylor and Trindle family bibles.  Those pages still exist today, tucked into a ticket envelope from the journey. 

Little is known about Dora, but her granddaughter Beulah Osborn Garrison reminisced
"Grandma was an excellent quilter and always had a quilt on a frame. Whenever we visited her we always quilted.  No one just sat.  After Grandpa died she took in three to five men as boarders to pay her way. she cooked, washed and ironed for them!  I have no idea what the rent was.  I always thought of her as a special person and loved her a lot. She had great determination against all odds.  When Uncle Pink (Clarence) was so terribly burned as a teenager (17 I think) and the doctors said there was no hope for him, Grandma bought zinc oxide in five gallon pails and moved a cot into his hospital room and kept him plastered with it.  He was in hospital for two years, mother said. I'm not sure Grandma stayed all that time in the hospital." 

After Walter's death in 1930, Dora traveled to Hawaii with her son Ivan and just a year and a half before her own death, on 18 Jul 1941, she married Oldis Whiting Blanchard in Long Beach.

Annie died on 2 Nov 1942 and is buried in Inglewood Cemetery in Long Beach.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Family Traditions

William Trindle came to America from (Wales, Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man) with his two older brothers in an as yet undisclosed year.  William was still underage so the two brothers left him in an undisclosed city and went on to further adventures.

I find this story fascinating in the Trindle genealogy, not because it is an uncommon tale but because it is told thru many lines always about a William but the place of origin, destination, and time frame change.  There is no telling for sure where the story belongs.

Over the years Trindle researchers have shared stories with limited research. Only as we started doing extensive census and pre-census research have  family lines started to come together.

I do admire the research of Helen Trindle.  She refused to make connections that were not proven, instead gathering information and presenting through her newsletter.  Unfortunately, Helen's original research has gone missing, but at least there are the newsletters and the collections she left in various libraries.

Most  prevalent of the Williams to which the story is attached is William Trindle bn abt 1709 died 1874 in Trindle Springs, Pennsylvania.  This is the William that everyone strives to find a connection to as his life is relatively well documented.  But, we do not know his country of origin or the date of his arrival in Philadelphia.  Supposedly he was apprenticed to a tailor there, but I have not found the records to prove this.

It seems likely that William had brothers as there is a John Trindle Sr. in Cumberland County, PA at a time when John the son of William was still young.

A second William that came with the story attached is William Wesley Trindal born 1802 in New Jersey.  Now this William comes with the further complication of the following note....

"Our Great Grandpa William Wesley Trindal sent to England money for our Great Grandma Harriet Spaulding to return to the United States. This was shortly after his first wife Agnes (McCurdy) Trindal died (1851).  He remarried to Harriet a few months later in 1851.  He and his first wife had 12 offsprings, while he and our great grandma had 10 offsprings." 1987 Lucy Bolser

Problems....Well, although Agnes McCurdy died in 1849 (not 1851), William is listed with his son William in Indiana County PA in 1860.  This presents a bit of a problem with the listing in 1860 with Harriet in Wisconsin.  Further complications are introduced by the story written in "The Ligonier ECHO" issue of 3 February 1892: OLD-TIME RECOLLECTIONS No. XXVII. by Francis McConaughy, "A Neighbor"

The account states that Agnes (Nancy) died young when she was in fact her tombstone gives her age as 65.

That account goes on  "Of this number William Trindle is a representative and has a pleasant home on section 32, West Point township. He comes of Scotch ancestry, the family having been founded in America by his grandfather, William Trindle, and his two brothers, Andrew and John, who crossed the Atlantic and settled in Pennsylvania. John, who remained single, secured a position in connection with government surveys and at the time of his death left a large fortune, but the family could not establish a claim to it ; for the records of his two brothers had been destroyed."

Are the two men the same, well they could be, but I sincerely doubt it.  William of Wisconsin was supposedly born in 1802, William of West Point Township was born by 1795.  He first bought land in 1815 which suggests a birth by 1794.  William of PA supposedly died (no sources) in 1864, William in Wisconsin was still alive in 1880 (no death sources to date).  There is nothing that absolutely contradicts them being the same person as we know the census can be inaccurate.

The Ligonier added names for the two brothers, John and Andrew.  And the back story for John.  John's back story is of interest as we know there was another John in Cumberland County.  If, however, he had no children then who is John in Westmoreland County.  The only records likely to help us solve these problems are probates.  I keep hoping they exist and that I will eventually find them.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jessie Trindle

Living in Richmond, Indiana in 1896 we find Jessie Trindle.  It is reported that she is visiting her grandparents Dr. and Mrs. Taylor in Cambridge City.

Cambridge City Tribune - 16 Jul 1896

Is Jessie the daughter of William Hamilton (Billy) Trindle, the Sheriff of Wayne County.  If so we have a question that arises.  William Hamilton Trindle and Ida Viola Hand were married in 1878 and still married in 1896.  Had Ida been married previously?  Was her mother remarried?   In otherwords who are the Taylors?

Some other newsclipping from the Cambridge City Tribune about Billy Trindle and family.

14 Nov 1889
19 Aug 1876

11 Dec 1890

8 Jan 1891

16 Jul 1896

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poor Orson Oakes II

Life supplied Orson with a wealth of woes.  The first being the lack of a known mother.

When she applied for a pension based on her son Oberion's CW service, John's wife Sarah (Sallie) Townsend said they were married in 1829.

Orson was born sometime between1822 and 1828.  In 1901 Orson wrote in his pension papers that he was 73 (1828) The 1850 census gives his age as 28 (1822). The 1840 census says shows one son15 and 20 (1820-1825) whether this is Orson or Emory is unknown, one or the other was most likely working on a farm elsewhere. In 1863 his enlistment papers in the 14th calvary give his age as 45 (1818).

Based on an 1828 birth, we might question a birth before marriage, however, his brother Emory was born abt 1824 and his sister Melvina about 1826 and Sallie is found in records unmarried in 1826.  It seems most likely that John had a first wife who died sometime between 1826 and 1829.


Although Orson lived until 1904, there is no known picture of him.  We have to rely on the description from his military records for a picture .....6 feet tall with a dark complexion and hazel eyes. His brothers Emory and Ransom, according to their military records were fair.


Orson was dissed by his brother in law!!! Orson married Mary Nichols Madkins on 12 Jan 1847.  He was somewhere between 19 and 25 years old.  Mary was the widow next door.  She was 36 and had seven children ranging in age from 2 to 13.  Well, Mary's brother John couldn't think of any good reason for Orson to marry Mary.  On the death of Washington Madkins, the land that Mary was living on was in the control of John.  It is unclear why, but the fact remains, that he deeded the land to her, with the caveat that Orson could have no interest in the land whether held or leased.


After the war, Orson & Mary appear to have moved around within Missouri which makes them hard to track.  I can not find Orson, Mary or any of their children in 1860.  It would seem the census taker missed them.  In 1870 I find Orson living with Eliza 18 and Frank 12.  Did he and Mary have three children?  I find no other reference to either Eliza or Frank.  Perhaps they children of another relative, but I do not find them in other families in 1860 or 1880.

In the 1870s Orson was appointed a Road Overseerer in Shelby county.  Adding to his woes, his petition for a road was denied.


 It appears that Mary died in Shelby County in 1881 and Orson sold his last land in the county in 1883.  He married Hannah Inman in Knox County in 1882 and Anna Winget in Macon County in 1898. When he died in 1904 the newspaper reported.....

April 7, 1904
Orson Oakes, a respected citizen of this place, died yesterday morning, aged eighty-three years. The funeral was preached today at 10 o'clock by Rev. L.W. Gumby and the remains were laid to rest in the La Plata cemetery.
A wife, one son, and many other relatives are left to mourn his death.

LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri

(Orson's daughter Sophia Ellen Oakes Naylor was definitely alive but it seems unknown to those in La Playa, and is that son Frank?  If so where is he!!!!!)


However, even in death the woes continue.  The La Playa Press on 4 Aug 1904 reported that

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Poor Orson Oakes

“I cannot furnish the evidence called for in the enclosed letter for this reason.  There were but three

men who were my neighbors from Nov 1862 to March 1865 and they are dead.  during the past 12 years I have promptly furnished all the evidence called for - but there is a limit to this.  And I think I have reached that point.  I am now 78 years old and am not able to carve a living on account of age and health.  I believe I have already furnished the evidence covering this now called for.  I can only stte under oath that I contractd rheumatism while in the first service and that I have never been entirely free from it to this day" 

The time is 1901 and  for the first time in his eighteen years of dealing with the United States Pension Board, Orson has shown his frustration.  He has supplied them with every document they asked for,  in fact his pension file is nearly  200 pages long.  The file is filled with affidavits from dozens of doctors, compatriots and family members giving details of his service, his life and his injuries.  Orson himself has written much of his life story in an effort to get his pension set at an appropriate amount.

In fact in 1899 when Orson applied for an increase to  his $12 a month Invalid Pension. The board doctors stated...."Rheumatism of both knees of back and shoulders have gradually increased in severity so that he is totally disable for any manual labor.  The disease of heart has increased. all the joints are stiff -- he walks with difficulty, general debility increases with age (79).” They went on to pronounce him eligible for a $30 pension.  The increase was denied.

In 1902 Andrew Winget, 24 attested " I have known Orson Oakes all my life.  for the last 5 years I have met him frequently and since November 1901 have lived by him and done work for him.  He is not able to do anything.  He is not able to carry in a small stick of wood and hardly able to get up when down and needs constant assistance.  and it takes much of one persons time to wait on him.  His wife does this so far as she is able."  

Yet at the time of his death 1904, it is noted that Orson’s last pension payment had been in the amount of $17.  And the government didn’t stop there.  Anna’s fight to get a widows pension was eventually denied.

Why? There was no question that Orson served two different times in the Great Rebellion.  There was no question that he contracted Typhoid fever in 1862 which left his body devastated and no question that he rejoined the cause in 1865 when he was once again healthy.  Muster rolls and witness statements tell the story.

According to his pension papers Orson served with I company of the 3rd Missouri Militia Cavalry, A company of the 11 Missouri Militia Cavalry and D company of the 14th Missouri Cavalry.

Although pension papers say the 3rd Regiment, but I would guess that the 2nd is correct is correct.  The 2nd Regiment was organized in Dec 1861 and consolidated with the 11th Regiment in April of 1862.  Attached to the District of Northern Missouri, Department of Missouri during the time Orson was a part of it

He first enlisted as private in 14 Mo Volunteer Calvary Reg 11 of the Volunteer Cav F (I) 2nd Reg. Mo Calvary on 16 Jan 1862 and was discharged on 25 Nov 1862. 

Orson reported for duty as a private in Company A of the 11th Regiment of the Missouri Cavalry Volunteers in January and was reported present in March and April. This company subsequently became Company I, Second Regiment Cavalry, Missouri State Militia.

At the time of roll call in May and June he was reported absent, in pursuit of enemy.  He was also reported absent in July and August with the note that he was sick since august first.  According to pension papers, Orson contracted Typhoid and was considered too sick to remain in the military.

On the 20th of March 1865 in Shelbyville, MO Orson reenlisted in the Company D of the 14th Regiment of the Missouri Volunteer Calvary.  He was mustered in in Benton Barrocks MO for a one year term which was credited to Black Creeks in Shelby Co MO.  Bounty due but unpaid was listed as $100.  On the enlistment papers Orson stated he was 45 years old born in Lamoil County Vermont and his occupation was a carpenter. On the muster in papers he listed his occupation as farmer.   He is listed as 6 feet tall with brown eyes, dark hair and a sandy complexion.  A $33.33 head bounty was paid for his enlistment by Captain Hamilton on May 5 from St. Louis.  Payroll vouchers show Orson was present Mar 31 to April 30, May and June 1865 (a special note on this voucher shows that the value of shells carelessly lost was 53 cents., July and August 1865,

Orson was mustered out on October 26 1865 a few weeks before the rest of the regiment which was mustered out on November 17th 1865.   The muster out voucher states that his clothing account was never settled but he had drawn a total of $56.17.  It is also listed that he had received a bounty of $33.33 and was due the same amount.  I would guess that because of the early mustering out he lost the additional $33.34.


Did the government believe he fought on the side of the south during the missing years?  His background was Massachusetts to Vermont to Missouri.  His son in law William Naylor, who had been collecting a pension longer than Orson served a shorter amount of time and had roots to Slavery in the south.  Orson’s brother Oberion gave his sanity to the war.

Was it just government bureaucracy or is there still a tale untold?

 Perhaps a little history could enlighten us to the thoughts of the government.

When Missouri was granted statehood as a non-slave state it did not bring peace to the state but rather ushered in a reign of terror, according to historians.  Pro-south sentiment developed during the first year of the civil war.  In Missouri, Mother of the West, Walter Williams and Floyd C Shoemaker state that the resulting guerilla movement “was pitiless, its banner the black flag and its battle cry the fearful monosyllable DEATH....having no hope for themselves they left none to their victims.”

In October 1861 the state convention decided to create the Missouri State Militia led by Brigadier General John M. Schofield.  In Shelbyville, Colonel Henry S. Lipscomb organized the Eleventh Missouri State Militia.  It was the Cavalry unit of the Eleventh that Orson joined in 1862.

At the time of his induction into this unit, Orson was nearly forty, much older than the average Union soldier. But his illness was not due to age, the rigors of war hit young and old alike.  Disease slew more men than weapons and many of those who survived were never healthy again.


Perhaps it was the background of his first wife, who had deep roots in the South. More on that later!!

Orson Oakes Pension File
Orson Oakes Service Record
Anna Oakes Widows Pension

Organized in Missouri at large January 1 to April 20, 1862. Assigned to duty in District of North Missouri. Actions at Cherry Grove June 26 and July 1. Near Memphis July 18. Newark August 1 (Detachment). Kirksville August 6 (Detachment). Near Stockton August 8 (Detachment). Consolidated with 2nd Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry September 2, 1862, which see.

Organized at Benton Barracks and St. Joseph, Mo., March 28 to December 11, 1863. Attached to District of Stt. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. District of Northeast Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Corps, to March, 1865. Separate Cavalry Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty in District of St. Louis, Mo., till December, 1863. At Springfield and Rolla, Mo., till February, 1864. Expedition from Springfield to Huntsville, Carrollton and Berryville, and skirmish, November 10-18, 1863 (Detachment). Operations in Northeast Arkansas January 1-30, 1864. Martin's Creek January 7. Rolling Prairie January 23 (Co. "B"). At Batesville, Ark., February to April. Expedition from Batesville to Searcy Landing January 30-February 3. Morgan's Mill, Spring River, White County, February 9 (Detachment). Independence, Mo., February 19. Waugh's Farm, near Batesville, February 19. Expedition from Rolla to Batesville, Ark., February 29-March 13. Scout from Batesville to West Point, Grand Glaze and Searcy Landing March 15-21 (Detachment). Expedition from Batesville to Coon Creek, Devil's Fork, Red River, March 24-31. Van Buren County March 25. Scout from Batesville to Fairview March 25-26 (Detachment). Near Cross Roads March 27. Spring River, near Smithville, April 13 (Detachment). Jacksonport April 20. Expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta April 23-24. Near Jacksonport April 24. Ordered to Duvall's Bluff May, 1864, and duty there till October. Scout in Craighead and Lawrence Counties June 25-26 (Co. "M"). Clarendon, St. Charles, June 25-26. Clarendon June 27-29. Scout to Searcy and West Point July 26-28 (Detachment). Des Arc July 26 (Detachment). West Point July 28 (Detachment). Hay Station No. 3 July 30 (Detachment). West Point August 5. Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16. Operations in Central Arkansas, with skirmishes August 9-15. Duvall's Bluff August 21 and 24. Long Prairie August 24. Jones' Hay Station August 24. Duvall's Bluff September 6. Searcy September 13. Expedition from Duvall's Bluff toward Clarendon October 16-17 (Detachment). Brownsville October 30. Duty at Brownsville till February, 1865. Expedition from Brownsville to Augusta January 4-27, 1865 (Detachment). Moved to Little Rock February 4, and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 27-July 3. At Greenville till July 27. Mustered out at Greenville July 27 and discharged at St. Louis August 10, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 28 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 181 Enlisted men by disease. Total 216.

Organized at St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., November 30, 1864, to May 13, 1865. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., to June, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1865.
Duty at St. Louis, Mo., till June, 1865. Scout from Waynesville to Coal Camp Creek May 23-26. Moved to Nebraska, and frontier duty on the Plains till November. Mustered out November 17, 1865.
Lost during service 2 killed and 34 by disease. Total 36.
Organized in Missouri at large March to May, 1862. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to March, 1863.

SERVICE.--Action at Neosho May 31, 1862. Near Fayetteville, Ark., July 15. Scout in Polk and Dallas Counties July 19-23 (Cos. "B," "C," "E" and "H"). Ozark August 1-2 (Cos. "D," "F," "G" and "H"). White River, near Forsyth, August 4. Scout from Ozark to Forsyth, and skirmish, August 8-9 (2 Cos.). Mt. Vernon from Ozark to Forsyth August 14-17 (2 Cos.). Mt. Vernon September 19 (1 Co.). Expedition from Ozark toward Yellville, Ark., October 12-16 (Detachment). Mountain Home October 17. Operations about Cassville and Keetsville November 17-18. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition from Ozark into Marion County, Ark., December 9-15 (Cos. "D," "F," "G" and "H"). Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-29. Operations against Marmaduke in Missouri December 31, 1862, to January 15, 1863. Fort Lawrence, Beaver Station, January 6, 1863 (2nd Battalion). Defence of Springfield January 8. Disbanded March 3, 1863.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Ancestry of Margery McCuiston

Dunscaith Castle By John Allan, CC BY-SA 2.0,  
In his book McUisdean, James A McQuiston, FSA Scot suggests the following lineage for Robert, the father of Margery.  This is well researched, but still conjecture.  I definitely recommend that you read his book as well as that of Leona Bean McQuiston. James' discussions of the family connections are well thoiught out, he does offer a couple of other remote possibilities for the ancestry of Robert, severing at #28 Donald below.  The book refers to DNA connetions, noting that only one family in the US does not match, and suggesting that their shared background suggests McCuiston heritage from the female side.

This numbering system is suggested by James.

 (1) Conn of the 100 fights
(26) Alexander McDonald, 10th Earl of Ross d. 1449 (See the Peerage) and McUisdean for skipped generations.

 (27) Hugh of Sleat, Uisdean McDonald was born at Dingwall Castle 1436. He received a charter to the Isle of Skye from his half brother in 1449. He took over Dunscaith Castle about 1469 and received a royal charter for his lands in 1476 and in 1495. He died at Paisley Abbey in 1498.  Hugh had six sons by six different women according tradition.

(28) Donald Gallach McUisdean (a Mary/ Elizabeth Gunn) was born Caithness, Scotland early 1460s. In 1505 he took over leadership of the clan and Dunscaith Castle.  He is murdered by his half-brother Alexander in 1506.

(29) Alexander McHugh Gallach McUisdean goes to Ireland in 1565 to fight for his first cousin, Sorley Boy McDonnell taking his sons with him. He is killed at the age of 80 in 1586 while leading 100 gallowglass warriors at the massacre of Ardnarea.  Records identify him as the grandson of Hugh of Sleat.

(30) Donald Gorm Mor, last Chief of Clan Uisdean pays a fine in 1591. He builds Caisteal Uisdean on Skye in 1601.  When he died in 1616 the title of Chief of Sleat is retired.

(31) James McQuiston of Antrim served under Sorley's son Randal

(32) Alexander  who served under James Hamilton.  He had brothers John and Bryise

(33) Daniel McCuiston was born about 1660 in Dunigiven, Londonderry, Ireland.  He was among the brave defenders of Londonderry when it was seiged by enemy troops, serving under Gustavus Hamilton.  He married before 1680.

Page from Robert's notebook listing his
arrival on 6 Aug 1735
(34) John McCuiston   m. Isabel Crelon in 1699. John served as Quartermaster to Gustavus Hamilton.  In 1702 he was sent to Jamacia for a year, most likely arriving home in 1704.  John died abt 1715.  James suggests that John might have leased land upon his return home in 1704.  The normal term of leases at this time was 31 years and that would be the time when his sons Robert and Thomas left Ireland, probably the result of the rents in the area going much higher as the landholders tried to clear those engaged in the linen trade from their lands as they were hurting the industry in

(35) Robert was born in Paisley in 1710.  He had brothers, James born 1700, Thomas born 1704, Alexander, Benjamin and  sisters Margory (Hamilton)  and Ann (Fleming).  Robert immigrated in 1735 with his brother Thomas, settling in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on land adjacent to James. He married Ann Denny and they had  seven known children.  In 1765 he left Pennsylvania for Rowan County, North Carolina.  He died that same year as did his brother James.  Alexander died the same year in Ireland.

(36) Margery m. John Trindle


McQuiston Documents (Dropbox)

McQuiston, James A., FSA Scot, McUisdean, 2016 author  (ScotsIrishNet) (Mountain Echo Online)

McQuiston, Leona Bean, The McQuiston, McCuiston and McQuesten families 1620-1937. , Louisville, KY, Standard Press 1937.  Link leads to Internet Archive where you can borrow book

Walker, George, A True Account of the Siege of Londonderry, 1689

Witherow, Thomas. "A True Account of the Siege of Londonderry ", Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689,