I am not sure how I missed the post initially, but back in June my distant Craft cousin Valerie posted on here blog (Begin with Craft) about the DAR Bible Records index that was recently published. When I saw it just a few weeks ago I started randomly searching surnames, not really expecting to find much of anything. Boy, was I surprised! I have been able to bust down a couple of brick walls!
From Troup County, Georgia: Bible records, marriage records, cemetery records (1950) by Hill, Ethel Dallas:
I got a marriage date-
Stephen Wood and Ann McQueen were married on Thursday the 2nd of March 1826
I still don’t know where they married, but I at least have a date now. I think once I have a location, it may help narrow down where Ann and her brother Peter were raised. And that is important, because they weren’t raised by their parents.
I know this because I also got their parent information-
James McQueen died December 7th, 1808 in Edgefield District, SC
Mary Ann McQueen, wife of James McQueen died on Friday, January 13th, 1804 in East Fla. In the Island of Fort Georgia.
After a quick call to Florida, I confirmed that it should have been Fort George, where Don Juan McQueen lived. Now to figure out how on earth they were, or if they were, related. I found several records related to James McQueen in Edgefield District, around 1794 and again in court records around the time of his death. Because I was wondering if and how James was related to Don Juan McQueen, I started hunting for siblings.
Don Juan McQueen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751 to John McQueen, Esq. and Ann Dalton. Further searching led to the Register of St. Philip's parish Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 which listed the following McQueen information:
Ann McQueen was born December 21, 1749 to John and Ann McQueen. Baptized August 15, 1750.
Sons of John McQueen, Esq. and Ann McQueen _James McQueen on September 22, 1753; Alexander McQueen on January 19, 1755; and George McQueen on May 22, 1758. Baptism dates unknown.
From Register of St. Philip's Parish, Charlestown or Charleston, 1754-1810 I found this McQueen information:
William McQueen was born on April 11, 1760 to John and [blank] McQueen.
Mrs. McQueen’s child was buried on September 13, 1760.
John McQueen’s son was buried on August 24, 1762.
John McQueen was buried on November 12, 1762.
Robert McQueen and Eleanor Crawley were married on March 18, 1789.
In John McQueen Esq.’s will, the following children are mentioned:
Three sons John, Alexander, and George.
So it does appear that the above mentioned James and William are deceased (provided that the children did belong to them, and weren’t just left out of the will for spite, for whatever reason).
In The People of East Florida During the Revolutionary War-War of 1812 is the following McQueen information:
MCQUEEN, HARRY OR HENRY, IUCFSLG
MCQUEEN, DON JUAN, MARIA; DON JUAN MCQUEEN; Same surname LSCRW 1; Heirs of IUCFSLG & IUCFSLG; of S. Car. abt. 40 1791, s. of John and Anna Dalton St. Aug. Baps.
MCQUEEN, MALCOLM, Pvt. N. Car. Regmt 1783 LSCRW 1
There is also a mention of an Alexander McQueen under the heading Nov. 1776. Gov. Tonyn of E. Fla. sent to Lord Germain a copy of address from the Georgia Loyalist thanking him for assistance in removing their property. The signers listed below are NOT included in the main index.
SO, while I finally got Ann’s marriage date, and the names of Ann’s and Peter’s parents, I just created more brick walls. Such as, where did Ann and Stephen marry? Who raised Ann and Peter after their parents died (Ann was about 11 years when the mother died and about 15 years when the father died; Peter was about 9 years when the mother died and about 13 years when the father died)? Did they have any other siblings? What was Mary Ann’s maiden name (the mother)? When and where did James and Mary Ann marry? Who are their parents?
Guess I’d better keep searching!