JOHN TAYLOR McQUEEN
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John Taylor McQueen
was born 14
Feb. 1827 in Cheraw, Chesterfield District, South Carolina;
died 20 MAR 1899 in Latexo, Houston Co., TX. He is buried on the McQueen
land that he owned; location known as
Burial Plot in the Houston Co., TX cemetery listings.
John Taylor McQueen was the son of
Robert McQueen born abt. 1797
North Carolina and died June 28, 1839 in Columbus, Georgia.
daughter of Joseph Ellerbe and Elizabeth Farr. Cecilia
Ellerbe was born 1803 and died 03 APR 1835 in Columbus,
Children of Robert McQueen and Cecilia Ellerbe were:
Anna M. McQueen
b.1822 Ceraw, Chesterfield Dist Co., SC, died 1906 Dripping
Springs, Hays Co., TX. She married (1) Daniel H.
Smith, (2) Alexander G. Nicholson 26 JUN 1843 South
Carolina. He was born abt. 1809, died after 1860.
Eliza Ellerbe McQueen,
born 03 OCT 1824 Cheraw, Chesterfield Dist. Co., SC, died 13
APR 1899, Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC; married Peter
Williamson Stansil abt. 1846. He was born 29 AUG 1812
died 16 APR 1890.
John Taylor McQueen.
John Taylor McQueen was the grandson of Joseph Ellerbe and
his wife, Elizabeth Farr Ellerbe of Cheraw District, SC.
John McQueen was orphaned by the death of his mother in 1835
in Macon Co., Georgia and of his father in 1839 in Muscogee
Co., GA. He may have come to Kemper County, with Ellerbe
relatives. An uncle, George Washington Ellerbe was in Kemper
County by 1842. George's sister Hannah Ellerbee and her
husband Cornelius Nicholson came to Kemper County, by 1860,
Thomas Farr Ellerbe married 14 August 1858 in Castalian
Spring, Holmes, Co., Miss on 14 August 1858 by 1859 was in
Kemper County. Joseph Ellerbe was living with his daughter
Hanna Nicholson when they were counted in the 1860 Kemper
John Taylor McQueen's location was unknown from 1839
until when he enlisted 6 November 1847 in the
war with Mexico at Mobile, Alabama. He was a private in 1
Battalion commanded John G. Barr of Alabama Volunteers. He
served 5 or 6 months and was honorably discharged 28 June
1848 in Mobile, Alabama. At that time he was 20 years of
age, five feet nine inches high, fair complexion, hazel
eyes, light hair and by occupation a farmer. He was a
pensioner under Cert. # 5879 and made a claim for bounty
John Taylor McQueen
Eliza Ann Diggs in DeKalb,
Kemper County, Miss. on 8 November 1849; she was born 28 SEP
1833 in Anson Co., NC and died abt. 1873 in Brazos Co., TX. He married
(2) Nancy Ann Wicker 22 FEB 1876
close to Latexo, Houston Co., TX.
She was born 4 OCT 1859 TX and died 28 OCT 1937in Glen Cove,
Coleman Co., TX. Nancy Ann Wicker was the daughter of
John A. Wicker and Emily Diggs. After the death of
John Taylor McQueen, Nancy moved to Coleman Co., TX with
other family members.
She is buried in Glen Cove Cemetery, Glen Cove, Coleman Co.,
Children of John Taylor & Eliza McQueen;
Cecilia Jane McQueen; born
16 NOV 1851 MS, died 11 AUG 1938 Dripping Springs, Hays Co.,
William Hill "Will" Crenshaw, son of Henry J. Crenshaw and Mahala Harmon. Six children: Tennie Scott, Anna Myra,
La Nora, Dora Pamelia, Caudential Waite and David Wesley.
Both are buried in Dripping Springs, Hays Co., TX.
Robert McQueen; born ca.1854
Houston Co., TX, died 12 NOV 1854 Houston Co., TX.
William Thomas "Will" McQueen; born 28 MAY 1857
Houston Co., TX,
died 10 MAY 1915 Latexo, Houston Co., TX. Married
Prudy Anna McQueen; born
10 JAN 1860 TX; married
John Morgan McQueen; born 7 DEC1862 TX; died
24 FEB 1944; married
Bennie Lou "Dolly" Crenshaw 22 JUL
1886. She was born 1871 and died 1956. Moved to
Coleman Co., TX.
Buried Brown Ranch Cemetery, Coleman Co., near Fisk, TX.
Benjamin Franklin McQueen;
born 16 JAN 1866 Houston Co., TX; died 28 JUL 1910. He married
Rosa Lee Lewis ca. 1885.
She was born ca. 1872 TX, died 1939. They are both
buried in the Milligan Cemetery, Houston Co., TX.
Children: Edgar Taylor, Ervin/Urban, R. Cecil, Garland, Virgil
Alexander, Mary, Viola, Zella, Willie, Bertha and Tommy.
Daniel M. "Dan" McQueen; born 6 AUG
1869 Grapeland, Houston Co., TX, died 03 MAR 1937, Talpa,
Coleman Co., TX. He married
Annie Belle Brinkley.
Children: Maudie Jane, Alice Melvina, Lucy Baker, Nancy Ida
and George. After the death of Annie Belle, Daniel
married Sally Morehead Davis. Children: Elmer and
Born 01 DEC 1872 Bryan, Brazos Co., TX. Cora was allowed to be
adopted. Her mother Eliza apparently died in
childbirth. She married (1)
Mack Stevenson; children
John and Joel. She married (2)
Children of John Taylor McQueen & Nancy Wicker:
Edgar McQueen; born 7 MAR 1879 TX, died
13 Jul 1950.
Winnie Jane ?,
b.1895 d. 14 Jun 1948. Buried Milligan Cemetery,
Houston Co., TX.
2. Joseph Ellerbe McQueen,
born 18 JAN 1881 Latexo, Houston Co., TX, died 13 JUL 1950;
buried in Milligan Cemetery, Houston Co., TX.
3. Lewis Cecil McQueen,
born 21 NOV 1883 Latexo, Houston Co., TX, died 21 JUL 1885
Latexo., Houston Co., TX.
Edna Eliza McQueen; born 29 JA 1889, died 5
JUL 1971. She married
Phillip U. Neely 25 APR 1907
Coleman Co., TX.
In Coleman Co., TX on the 1910 census with mother, Nancy A.
McQueen, age 51, living with them. They are
buried in Glen Cove Cemetery, Glen
Cove, Coleman Co., TX
Research of: Billie Curry Steeley
TXGenWeb Coleman Co., TX
TXGenWeb Houston Co., TX
Houston Co., TX History Book
1860 Beat 12, Elkhart P.O., Houston Co., TX
MCQUEEN, John t., 40, farmer, b. NC;
Eliza, 30, h/wife, NC;
Celia, 9, MS;
Robt., 6, TX;
Wm., 4, TX;
Infant, 1/12, m, TX
1880 Houston Co, TX;
McQUEEN, John, 53, farmer, SC NC SC;
Nancy, 20, wife, k/house, TX AL NC;
John, 19, son, TX SC NC;
Benjamin, 14, TX SC NC;
Daniel, 11, TX SC NC;
Edgar, 1, son, TX SC TX
1900 Houston Co., TX: McQUEEN, Benjamin
F., Jun1866 34, m14yr, TX NC GA; Rosa, wife, Sept1872, 27,
6children 5living, TX GA Germany; Taylor, son, May1888 12,
TX; Urban, son, Nov1890, 9, TX; Cecil, son, Aug1893 6, TX;
Garland, son, July1896, 3, TX; Alexander, son, Feb1899, 1,
1910 Houston Co., TX census: McQUEEN, Ben F., 44, m1x 25yrs,
TX NC MS; Rosa, wife, 38, m1x 25yr, 11children 10living, TX
TX TX; Cecil, son, 16, TX; Garland, son, 14, TX; Ellec, 11,
TX; Mary, dau, 8, TX; Viola, dau, 6, TX; Zella, dau, 4, TX;
Willie, dau, 2, TX; Bertha, dau, 1/12, TX.
1910 Coleman Co., TX census listings:
Daniel McQueen, 40, TX;
Edgar McQueen, 30, TX;
John M. McQueen, 47, TX;
Nancy A. McQueen, 51, TX
1920 Houston Co. TX census listings:
D.R. McQueen, born abt. 1896 TX;
J.A. McQueen, 22, TX
1920 Coleman Co., TX census listings:
Robert C. McQueen, abt. 1894 TX;
Benjamin N. McQueen, abt. 1892 TX
1930 Houston Co., TX census: McQUEEN, Rosa L.,
head/house, 59, widow, TX Germany GA; Bertha, dau, 20, s, TX
TX TX; Tommie, son, 17, s, TX TX TX.