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Ben McQuinney

  • Birth 1840 Louisiana, USA
  • Death 2 Feb 1922 Kaufman County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Kaufman County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 89230562

NOTE: several spellings for the surname.

Kaufman County records revealed the following:
"Black Male - Born in Mooringport, LA. Came to Texas with Capt., J. B. Porter. Worked for W. C. Porter. Wife also buried at Cartwright per his obit".

1870 Federal Census taken 6/10/1870, for Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA:
Ben Mc quinna, male, age 35, b. AR;
Agnes Mc quinna, female, age 26, b. AR;
Louisa Mc quinna, female, age 11, b. LA;
Thomas Mc quinna, male, age 3, b. LA;
John Mc quinna, male, age 1, b. LA.

1880 Federal Census taken 6/11/1880, for Kaufman Co., TX:
Ben Mcquinney, head, age 45, b. AR;
Agness Mcquinney, wife, age 40, b. AR;
Louisa Mcquinney, dau., age 19, b. LA;
Thomas Mcquinney, son, age 13, b. LA;
John Mcquinney, son, age 11, b. LA;
Sarah Mcquinney, dau., age 9, b. LA;
Caroline Mcquinney, dau., age 5, b. LA;
Alburt Mcquinney, son, age 1m, b. TX.

1900 Federal Census taken 6/5/1900, for Kaufman Co., TX:
Listed in the household of J. A. West and his wife, Nancy A. West and 22 additional "servants":
Ben Mcquinny, B M, b. 1847 @ AR;
Wife Mcquinny, B F, 8/8, b. unkn, @ LA;
Albert Mcquinny, B M, b. 4/1880 @ TX;
Bennie Mcquinny, B M, b. 10/1886 @ TX;
Hughy Mcquinny, B M, b. 6/1887 @ TX.

1910 Federal Census taken 4/15/1910, for Kaufman Co., TX:
Ben Mc Queney, head, age 73, married 45 years, b. AR;
Agnes Mc Queney, wife, age 75, 8/8, b. LA;
Hugh Mc Queney, son, age 21, b. TX;
Robert Greer, G-son, age 20, b. TX.

1920 Federal Census taken 2/9/1920, for Kaufman Co., TX:
Ben Quinney, widow, cook, age 80, born in Louisiana living in the residence of W. C. Porter, Bessie M. Porter and their 8 children.

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  • Created by: Joe Pearce
  • Added: 28 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89230562
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ben McQuinney (1840–2 Feb 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89230562, citing Post Oak Bend Cemetery, Kaufman County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joe Pearce (contributor 46885687) .