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James J. McQuillin
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1836
Fulton County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 12, 1909
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA

*Birth date is taken from 1850 Guardianship record (see below).

*To read obituaries, click on obituary photo.

5th Regiment, Minn. Vol Inf Co. I (Hamilton, Filmore Co., MN), Private; Mustered in: 24 Apr 1862; Transfered: 9 Aug 1864 (to Vet Reserve Corps).

Military Pension: "State of Minnesota, County of Douglas ss: On this 15th day of August AD one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine personally appeared before me clerk of the district Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid, James J. McQuillin aged 49 years, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical James J. McQuillin who was enrolled on the 24th day of April 1862, in company I of the 5th regiment of M inn. Vols. commanded by Capt. Lybe and was honorably discharged at St. Louis, MO. on the 24th day of April 1865. That his personal description is as follows: age 49 years; height 5 feet 3 3/4 inches; completion dark; hair dark; eyes dark. That while a member of the organization aforesaid in the service and in the line of his duty at Tuscumbia in the state of Alabama on or about the last day of October 1862, he from exposure and hardship of service contracted chronic diarrhea and loss of one eye with affction of other and claims pension therefore and results thereof. Client was transferred from Co. J 5th Minn. to Vet. Res. Corps under Capt. D.C. McVeane. That he was treated in hospitals as follows: Ienka Hosp. Mississippi, transferred to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. That he has never been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above; That he has not been in the military or naval service of the U.S. since the 24th day of April 1865. That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the town of Alexandria in the State of Minn. and elsewhere and his occupation has been that of a laborer. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound physical health, being when enrolled a farmer. That he is now greatly disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries above described, received in the service of the US; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the US. he hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Jere Johnson, of Washington, D.C., ...[signed] James J. McQuillin, Alexandria, MN."
(Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension, NARA Cert. #635,275, Aug. 15, 1889)

His father, Jacob McQuilling's marriages:
(1) Elizabeth (last name unk.)
ca. 1816, Somerset Co., PA.

(2) "Betsy Keplever" (Elizabeth Cripliver)
Oct. 20, 1830, Wayne Co., OH.

(3) "Polly Allen" (Maria C. Edelmann, wid of Harvey Allen) Nov. 26, 1839, Wood Co, OH.

1850 Appointment of Guardian: "..James McQuilling Jun., aged 13y the 25th day of December last, infant child of Jacob McQuilling.." (Fulton Co., OH Common Pleas Journal, Vol. 1, p. 10)

1852 Petition to Sell Land of Philip Cripliver, dec'd: names heirs "..Daniel [or David - handwiting on all documents could be either name] McQuilling and James McQuilling infant children of Jacob McQuilling and grandchildren of said Philip Cripliver, deceased." (Lucas Co., Ohio Chancery Record Vol. 8, p. 369-371)

Elizabeth (Betsy) [Cripliver] McQuilling, dau/o Philip Cripliver, died before 1839. She possibly died giving birth to son, James, in Dec. 1836. Jacob McQuilling married Polly [Edelmann] Allen, Nov. 26, 1839. (Wood Co., OH Marr., Vol. 1-3, p. 102)

James J. McQuillin stated his age as 22 at Civil War Enlistment dated Apr. 24, 1862. According to the records above, his correct age was 25. His MN death record also gives his birth year as Dec. 25, 1839. The informant, Lucretia D. [Sutton]--his wife, knew Jacob's 3rd wife--Polly [Edelmann], but listed the mother as "unknown." Jacob and Polly [Edelmann] were married Nov. 26, 1839. Thus, James J. McQuillin was not the son of Polly [Edelmann], but of Elizabeth [Cripliver]. Throughout his life he believed himself to be 3 years younger than he actually was.
Family links: 
  Jacob McQuilling (1796 - 1872)
  Lucretia Delilah Sutton McQuillin (1846 - 1929)*
  Jennie Lucretia McQuillin Bratton (1872 - 1945)*
  Charles W McQuillin (1878 - 1939)*
  John McQuillin (1818 - 1904)*
  David McQuillen (1819 - 1896)*
  Jacob McQuillin (1826 - 1885)*
  James J. McQuillin (1836 - 1909)
  George Washington McQuillin (1843 - 1935)*
  Ezra Louis McQuillin (1845 - 1917)*
  Harvey McQuillin (1848 - 1934)*
  Franklin Pierce McQuillin (1853 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Kinkead Cemetery
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Linda C. Driscoll
Record added: Dec 09, 2012
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James J. McQuillin
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