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John McQuiston
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1776
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1849
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA

John McQuiston was born August 9, 1776, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The Deed Records of that county show that he was still in that county, Feb. 26, 1800, for he bought from John Kerr and Ann, his wife, 400 acres of land in Armstrong Township, for 150 pounds, lawful money of the Commonwealth. This land was inherited by Mr. Kerr, Mar. 4, 1806, John McQuiston and Nancy, his wife, of Irvin Township, Venango County, sold the land which they bought from John Kerr and wife to Daniel Harkins. The land is now Armstrong Township in Indiana County, because of its erection [separation] from Westmoreland.

John married May 4, 1802, in Westmoreland County, Nancy Harper who was born Aug. 14, 1784; took up land in Venango County, on a homestead of 444 acres, two miles from Kennerdell Post Office. The land, surveyed May 12, 1802, was near the Allegheny River and south of Big Scrubgrass Creek and was in Irwin Township, and a part of this later became Scrubgrass Township, including John's land.

John who was a carpenter, cabinet-maker, and farmer, gave one-half of his homestead to his brother, Alexander, for going to Venango County to be a neighbor. John was an Elder in Scrubgrass Presbyterian Church and remained on this land all his life. Alexander sold, Aug. 30, 1823, his share to David McKeen Book D, No. 104, of the Venango Deed Records. The deed says there were supposed to be two equal parts of 175 acres each, be it more or less. Alexander removed to Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

(from the McQuiston Genealogy Book p. 216, John McQuiston and Nancy Harper)

John McQUISTON - carpenter and cabinet-maker, b. 9 Aug 1776 in Westmoreland Co., d. 4 Apr 1849, s/o James and Margaret TRINDLE McQuiston; came to this area in 1802 with one brother Alexander; m. Nancy HARPER of Westmoreland Co., PA, 4 May 1802; children: Peggy T., m. David DAVISON; Polly, m. John McMILLAN; David H., m. Mary DAVIDSON; Rachel, m. George DICKSON; Jane M., m. Elijah WILLIAMS; Nancy; Betsey, m. Hiram GHEER; Martha, m. John GORDON; and Sarah B., m. James CRANMER"
Family links: 
  James McCuiston (1736 - 1804)
  Margaret Trindle McCuiston (1746 - 1808)
  Nancy Harper McQuiston (1784 - 1865)*
  Margaret T McQuiston Davidson (1802 - 1889)*
  David Harper McQuiston (1805 - 1877)*
  Mary N McQuiston McMillen (1808 - 1888)*
  Rachel Harper McQuiston Crouch (1810 - 1896)*
  Jane M McQuiston Williams (1814 - 1889)*
  Martha Crawford McQuiston Gordon (1825 - 1895)*
  John McQuiston (1776 - 1849)
  Alexander James McQuiston (1782 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
McQuiston Cemetery
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Aug 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40676680

Rest in peace,
- Dianne McFerran
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014

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