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James McCuistion (1737 - 1812)

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James McCuistion
Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1758 in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennesseemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennesseemap
Profile last modified 9 Oct 2019 | Created 10 Aug 2013
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James McCuistion, son of James and Jenut was probably born in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. His birth date is recorded as 1737,[1] and it is know that the family immigrated from Ireland in 1735. Then the family moved to North Carolina, following the Old Wagon Road, and traveling in a Conestoga wagon. James served in the Revolutionary War in North Carolina.
James (son of James, James McCuistion and Sarah Jenut,[1] the immigrants) and his wife Catherine moved to Green County North Carolina, which later became Jefferson County Tennessee. Jefferson County is in eastern Tennessee near the French Broad River.
James McCuistion married Catherine Jane Tennant in Dandridge, Tennessee, in 1758 when he was 21 years old.
James and Catherine are buried in the Revolutionary War Cemetery in Jefferson County Tennessee.[1] See photo of the original fieldstone marking their graves, and the more recent headstone.
This family was more educated than many at that time. Many could read and write, and there are several Bible records that have survived. These bible records list births, death, and marriages and provide records on James and Catherine and some of their children. The Daugherty-McCuistion (Hill C. and Catherine McCuistion Daugherty) Bible records the names and death dates for James and Catherine McCuistion. Death and age is also recorded in the McCuistion-Shadden Bible. There is more information on their descendants. See scanned images of bible pages.
Spellings varied and were often interchangeable from McCuistion, to McCuiston, McQuiston, and McChristian in this line. This family used the same given names repeatedly and this hinders research. Common names included James, Andrew Jackson, Joseph, Hugh, Jane, Eliza Jane, and Isabel. Our ancestor, Eliza Jane Bear (born 1846, married Philip Schell) was named after her McCuistion/McChristian ancestors. The names Hugh and Andrew Jackson were also passed down in our branch of the family.
James and Catherine had a large family.
James died September 24, 1812, in Dandridge, Jefferson Co., Tennesee, and was buried in the Dandridge Revolutionary War Graveyard.[1]


Date: 1762
Place: land grant per 1937 McCuistion Book/Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Date: 1788
Place: per deed/Greene County, North Carolina, USA


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McCuistion-34 and McCuistion-14 appear to represent the same person because: same person, same wife, same parents, etc
posted by Gayle (Schell) Foster

Rejected matches › James McQuiston (1736-1804)

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