Queen - Tullock
Family History of Washington County, Missouri
Submitted By: Terry Tullock
Cornelius & Nancy Queen
This immediate branch of the McQueen family was a citizen of Tipperary county Ireland & Charles McQueen was a private in the English Army & was an honored magistrate of his native county. According to the ruling of the Engilsh Parliament no one of Scotch or Irish name could rank as a commissioned officer. So in order to receive this commission Charles McQueen dropped the prefix "Mc" from his original name & became an English Officer under the name of just Charles Queen. He was said to be a man of commanding presence, courage & discretion in the execution of his official trust & by virtue of his official position, & by an act of the english Parliament, he was entitled to enter free of cost 1400 acres of land in the Virginia Colony of America. A private citizen or a soldier of England could only enter 400 acres & this was how we got the name of just Queen. There was quite a number of emigrants that came to America from Ireland by the name of McQueen & McQuinn & they said there are no people in Ireland by the name of just Queen. It was for the purpose of availing himself of entering 1400 acres of land in America that caused Charles Queen & his young wife to come to America in or near 1750 & they settled in a section of the Virginia Colony, West Augusta, Virginia, which later became Harrison County West Virginia & located a homestead on the waters of Gnatty Creek at the mouth of Peeltree, a stream 4 miles in length. This came about before the Revolutionay War.
There was a son born in 1752 to Charles Queen & his wife while they were in America & he was given the name Charles Queen Jr. After two years in the colonies (1754) Charles Queen Sr. took his wife & young son back to England where he soon died. It was the law of that country that the parents of children had to give their sons a trade of some kind so the mother of Charles Queen Jr. bound him out to the weaver's trade. When he had served his time at his trade (apprenticeship) he had to serve time in the English Army. When he was a "free man" & had reached the age of legal responsibility he longed to see the land of his birth in America so in or near 1770 he returned & took possession of the old homestead on Gnatty Creek to found our Queen line in Virginia, he was not married at this time.
In 1773 he married the daughter of Benjamin Haley, May Haley, born in 1755 & they had 6 sons & 3 daughters. John J. 1776, Armstead 1777, Levi 1779, Cornelius 1782-1866, Charles 1790, William (?), Sarah H. 1780, Mary 1783-1828, Elizabeth 1786. Charles Queen Jr. died after 1830 (records show he was living with son William in Harrison county West Virginia in 1830). He was buried on the old homestead in an orchard east of the Clarksburg & Buckhannon HIghway, opposite the Ira Post Mansion. Amrstead was married twice. First to Sarah Norman in 1795 & then to Minnie Jett in 1812. He lived on 180 acres of the old homestead near the mouth of Peel Tree then migrated to Rooting Creek. He reared 11 children. Levi married Catherine Louther 1-1-1796 & lived & died on a part of the old homestead & reared 10 children. Sarah H. married William Gregory on 2-15-1811 & settled on Hacker's Creek. Cornelius married Mrs. Mary Ann Race & Rezin Harvey & settled on Peck's Run. Williams married Margaret Gregory on 3-26-1811. H lived & died on the old homestead, John J. & Charles migrated to Ohio. Charles was never married & died in Ohio.
The 21 childrenof Armstead & Levi all married & settled on Peel Tree, a stream four miles in length & Rooting Creek, a stream seven miles in length, & the surrounding sections of the rich fertile part of the Virginia Colony. John J. Queen was born in Hampshire County West Virginia in 1776 & was married to Elizabeth White on 1-11-1799. She was born in 1778 in Allehany County Maryland & died before 1860 in Missouri. She was the daughter of William White born in 1748. He resided in Allegany County, Maryland then moved to Harrison County West Virginia & according to a deed was sstill alive in 1828. John J. Queen & Elizabeth White Queen had five sons & one daughter. William W. born 1800 married Rebecca Ann Brooks in 1828. Samuel born 1812 married Sarah Sharp in 1829. Elijah married Barbary Goddard in 1835. John W. born 1811 married Phoebes Pearsall in 1838. Elizabeth married John Kesterson in 1836. Cornelius W. born 1809 married Nancy Caster (or Castor) 7-23-1839.
Since this is our branch of the Queens we bring in Nancy's ancestors. She was the grand daughter of James Caster who was born in Wales in 1747. He first settled in Harrison County, West Virginia. In 1832, at age 85, he moved to Vinton County, Ohio where he died 4-18-1836 age 89. Nancy Castor Queen 5 grandmother was Druzilla (?) born in 1755 in Wales & died in Vinton County, Ohio 7-17-1848 age 93 years, 3 months & 15 days. They are both buried in the Raddiff Cemetery. James & Druzilla Caster were the parents of David, died 1821, Lewis 1778-1852, Samuel born 1801, Margaret, James Hezekiah Nancy's father. James Hezehiah Caster born 1780 & died 1876 lived & died in Harrison County, West Virginia (age 96). On 8-24-1811 he married Mary Davis in Harrison County & they had 10 children. James, Nancy, William, Lewis, Druzilla, David, Malinda, Elizabeth, Mary & Margaret. James Lewis Castor 5-20-1826 died 10-4-1863 & is buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery Section 1 Grave 504. Nancy married Cornelius W. Queen. Cornelius W. Queen 1809-11-19-1870 was married 7-23-1839 in Pomeroy, Ohio. They had 10 children, all born in Miegs County, Ohio. Harrison, 1841, Julia Ann, 1842, Susannah, 1844, James Ripley 1845, Johnson Miles 1847, Lewis Castor 1848, Esther A. 1853, Druzilla 1855, Hezekiah 1859, Steven A. Douglas Queen 1862.
It is not clear how or when the Queens came to Missouri. Elizabeth White Queen (Cornelius's mother ) showed up in his household in the Miegs County Ohio census of 1850 then we find records where she died in Missouri around 1860. According to land records in Washington County Missouri Cornelius W. Queen purchased 204.20 acres of ground from the heirs of Moses Bales (Survey #2050) on 11-1-1870 for $2042.00. On 11-6-1870 he willed this property to Hezekiah Queen & Steven A. Douglas Queen. This took place just a few days prior to his death on 11-19-1870. On August 6, 1889 Steven A. Douglas Queen, single at that time, sold his part of the property to Hezekiah Queen for $100.00. He returned to Ohio to live. On 1-21-1895 Hezekiah Queen sold the property to James O. Smith for $1000.00. This property is near the Methodist Cemeteries (west of Hwy. 21 & north of Hwy. C). All of the children of Cornelius & Nancy lived in Washington & adjoining counties except Stephen A. Douglas Queen. Cornelius & Nancy are buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Caledonia. Esther A. is also buried there. Druzilla Queen 1-17-1855 - 5-26- 1921 married Andrew Perry Wright born in Caledonia 8-24-1852 & died 5-20-1922 at Steelville, Mo. They are buried at Steelville. They had 7 children one of which was Harrison Queen. Harrison was born 9-29-1841 & died 9-14-1904. He was married to Jane Westfall in 1860 in Miegs Co. Ohio. They had a daughter, Cynthia born in 1862. They were divorced. Harrison was a Corporal in the 194th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry serving in Washington D.C. where he was discharged in 1865.
During his boyhood days he was a good friend of William McKinley, attending the same school, sharing the same seat. William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States 1897 - 1902 when he was assassinated. Harrison Queen married Mary Martha Bean, daughter of Harrison Bean & they had 5 children. Harrison Queen received a land grant for 49.9 acres of land in Washington County. (Homestead Cert. #567 Application 1189). This was from the General Land Office at Ironton, Mo. dated 11-5-1874. This is the land that he built their home on. The log house & smoke house is still standing along Hwy. C between Belgrade & Caledonia. This is the vicinity Cornelius & Nancy lived. The house remained in the Queen family for over 100 years.
The children of Harrison & Martha Queen were: Watson, Minnie Isabelle, Lavernia Olive, Mary Ellen & Ida. Minnie Isabelle Queen born 9-30-1870 & died 9-3-1936 married Sherman Tullock. Their 3 children were: Emmett Harrison, Samuel Earl & Levy Lovernia.
Roy Queen, the musician who was on various radio & television stations, was also a descendant of Cornelius & Nancy Queen.
TULLOCK FAMILY HISTORY
MAGNUS TULLOCK - Born: 1805 Abbeville, S.C. - Died: after 1880 - Iron County, Mo. - Came to Missouri in 1814 (parents: Jemima Logan & Wm. Samuel Tullock) Other wives: Rachel Goforth
WILLIAM SAMUEL TULLOCK:
Wife: Jemima Logan daughter of Henry Logan. Jemima was born Abbeville, S.C.. Jemima died Dec. 1843 & is buried in Hamilton Cem., Bismarck, Missouri. She & her 6 sons moved there in 1814.
Children of Jemima & Wm. Samuel Tullock:
South Carolina - Know all Men by these Presents, That we Jemima Tullock, Hugh McBride, William Henderson, all of the District of Abbeville and the state aforesaid are holden and firmly bound unto Andrew Hamilton Esquire; ordinary for the district of Abbeville in the full and just sum of five thousand dollars: To be paid to the said Andrew Hamilton or his successors ordinaries of this district, or their certain attorney or assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and every of us, our and every of our heirs, executors,and administrators, for the whole, and in the whole, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and date the Fifth day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and Ten.
The condition of this obligation is such, that if the within bounden administrator of all & singular the goods, chattles & credits of Samuel Tulloch deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true & perfect inventory of all & singular the good, chattles & credits of the said deceased, which have, or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of the said Jemima Tullock of the goods & chattles of the said Samuel Tullock or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for then & so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the ordinary's office of this district, at or before the ____ day of _____ next ensuing. And the same goods, chattles & credits, & all the other the goods, chattels & credits of the said deceased, at the time of his death, which at any time hereafter shall come to the hands or possession of the said Jemima Tullock or into the hands & possession of any other person or persons for then do well & truly administer according to lawa. And further, do make, or cause to be made, a true & just account of their administration, at or before the ___ day of _______ next. And all the res & residue of the said goods, chattels, & credits which shall be found remaining on the said administrator account (the sasme being first examined, & allowed of by the ordinary of this district for the time being) shall deliver & pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said ordinary, by his decree or sentence, pursuant to the true intent & meaning of the statutes & acts of assembly, of force in this state, for the better settling of intestates estates, shall limit & appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear, that last will & testament was made by the said deceased, & the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same to the said ordinary, making request to have it allowed & approved accordingly, if the said Jemima Tullock within bounden, being thereunto required, do render & deliver the said letters of administration, pprobation of such testament being first had & made, to the said ordinary; then this obligation to be void & of none effect, or else to remain in full force & virtue.
MAGNUS TULLOCK - The State of Tennessee, Blount County, in the County Court, December Sessions 1832: On the 25th day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty-Two. Personaly appeared in open court before the court of fourth quarter sessions of Blount County now letting, Magnus Tulloch a resident of the county & state of afore said ago 68 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of congress passed June 7th, 1832.
Applicant was born in the north of Scotland in a small town or city called Kirkwell. He does not recollect the year in which he was born, he has no record of his age that he knows of.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officer & served as here in after stated. Applicant enlisted in Abbyville County in the state of South Carolina at a place called White Hall Fort on the Hand Labor Creek at the residence of one General Williamson on the .....day......in the year of 1777 in the 13th year of my age. Applicant enlisted for three years, under the command of Captain John Bowie Commander of the 2nd Infantry Company as it was at that time called & was not attached to any regular regiment, myself with a certain soldier Moore was ordered to Charleston South Carolina to Col. Huger regiment in order to learn Wm. Moore to beat the drum & myself to play the fife, we remained at Charleston on the island near there for six months to learn to play the fife as a foresaid, we were at that place put under the command of Capt. Conyer. When the six months had expired we obtained permission for Moore & myself to go to Charleston three miles or there about from the island. We went as we were walking up the street & met Capt. Bowie our old Capt. who enlisted us. Capt. Conyer & Col. Huger of the 5th Regiment on the island for us to train him & sent me back to the island for that purpose. I obtained the orders to train my old Capt. Bowie, & done so. I played the fife & was a musketeer during the three years of my service. Capt. Bowie remained with us some days in Charleston in order to obtain some clothing for the Company. We were then marched to Fort Independence in Abbyville County. Now but at that time 96 District on Rocky River. Applicant does not nor can he at this time recollect the various dates of the prescribed time that he was marched from place to place, nor does he recollect how long he remained at Fort Independence, however,we were then marched through the state of Georgia to the Cherokee Nation to a place called The Standing Tree in or near to that place we were then alternately marched through the upper part of Carolina & Georgia for some time.
Some time we were under the command of Gen. Williamson a militia scout, but most commonly we had no officers of a higher grade then our Capt. John Bowie. Fort Independence being our headquarters we were marched to that place again on.....day of .....in the year.........we were marched to the state of Georgia to Augusta a ferry at New Richmond, then next down opposite to Augusta, the British at that time was in possession of the town, we were stationed on the opposite side of the river where we torn up a battery, no officers higher in command then Captains, they were a part of three companies, one Captain Martin Coner a militia man, the other were enlisted they called independents.
We remained there until the British evacuated Augusta, we were then marched through the town and on down to Bear creek and joined Gen. Lincoln or rather below the creek. We after remaining under the command of the general and marching through the state of Georgia and Carolina we left him and marched back to Fort Independence in the state of South Carolina and remained there sometime and then early in the spring of ......I can not recollect the date of the years. I joined Gen. Lincoln and was marched through the country until The Battle of Sterno in the state of Carolina, when I was marched to that place and was in the battle at that place under the command of Maj. Gen. Lincoln, after the battle we were marched to Govenor Bulls County Seat under the command of our Capt. Bowie. We remained there sometime and was sent back to Fort Independence, we remained there sometime guarding the frontiers, and in November we were marched to Savannah in the state of Georgia, and was in the battle at that place, the siege at that place continued 3 weeks. The British at the place keep turn around. We lost hundreds of men and were defeated. We were then marched back to Fort Independence to guard the frontiers and after scouting about there sometime we were ordered back to the Cherokee Nation under the command of Gen. Williamson in search of a British agent by the name of Cameron. We found him in the Nation but he fled and made his escape.
We were then marched back to Fort Independence, remained there sometime and were marched back to Augusta again under the command of Capt. Bowie and Capt. Tuck Williamson was with us also but had no regiment but our three independent companies when we arrived at Augusta. We remained there sometime to guard the place and hunt the villains and Tories that were ravaging through the land and hills and we remained there until after the fall of Charlseton and were then marched back to White Hall where we enlisted, now called Abbyville County. We then gave up our arms and went to a place called Cow Head and took protection, we however at this time discharged, and were enlisted over again for a year and a day. I must got from Capt. bowie a written discharge, that discharge I have lost.
The above time of three years I was constantly and incessantly in service. I was discharged in July 1780 to the best of my recollection.
I then in the spring 1781 volunteered under the command of Capt. Bushalo a french man Regiment of Col. Anderson in the state of South Carolina. We than were scouting about, before the Savannah and Saluda Rivers, until the siege of the 96 in the year of ......in the spring of that year we marched to Ninety-six and joined Gen. Green and Gen. Pickens. I belonged to Col. Anderson's regiment and commanded by Gen. Pickens and was in the siege of Ninety-six. Lord Rhoden came up, a British man and Gen. Green that it most prudent to give back the land, so Gen. Pickens covered Gen. Green's retreat and marched to Congaree River and stopped Col. .........We had come down from Ninety-six to that place. We had taken some prisoners. Capt. Bushalo was than ordered to take 11 men and march and guard them to Camden about thirty two miles distance to Col. Armstrong. Col. A. then heard that some Tories were coming down the river and ordered us to scout about and see what information we could obtain. We found nothing of importance. Col. Armstrong than ordered Capt. Bushalo and his men to guard some empty wagons down to Gen. Green. We done so. He was stationed not for from the Eutaw Springs.
We were marched back to Abbyville County and put again under the command of Col. Anderson and Gen. Pickens and was commanded by them until the close of the war, sometime in the year 1782 to the best of my knowledge. I had from this last term of my service a written discharge.
The first three years which I was in the service I was fifer and enlisted and had a written discharge. The last term of two years, I was a volunteer and served faithfully but received no discharge in writing. I have no documentary evidence whereby I can in any manner authenticate this declaration.
By the certificte subpoena of Thomas Lesly, the department will see I can authenticate substantially my declaration, I refer them to his certificate.
I here by relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or a annuity except the present, and discard that my name is not on the pension roll of any agency of any state.
Applicant removed Abbyville County South Carolina to Blount County state of Tennessee and have resided in the said county of Blount for about 27 years.
SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED THIS DAY AND YEAR AFORESAID
STATE OF TENNESSEE BLOUNT COUNTY
In the name of God Amen.
I Magnus Tulloch being of sound and perfect mind and memory having before me the fear of God and the uncertainty of death do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows. I now give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Tulloch a forty acres tract of land where he now lives. 2nd. I also give unto my son Samuel Tulloch sixty acres of land belonging to the tract of land I now live on less or more running with a line I have marked off adjoining to the said forty acre tract where he now lives beginning with the land of David Thompson.
3. I give & bequeath unto my son James M. Tulloch one hundred acres of land less or more joining lands with Mr. Williamsen & Abraham Nelson with the possession thereon. 4th. I also give & bequeath to my son Samuel my red heifer. 5th. I also bequeath unto my son Samuel one feather bed & bedstead & furniture. 6th. I give & bequeath unto my son James on spotted heifer & all my hogs & sheep one feathered bed & furniture & bedstead & all the residue of my household & kitchen possessions. 7th. I bequeath unto my two sons Samuel & James my waggon & gear & all my farm. 8th. I bequeath unto my daughter Mary Thorp five dollars. 9th. I bequeath unto my daughter Rebecky Hargas five dollars. 10th. I bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth More my white face cow my walnut chest & five dollars in money. 11th. I bequeath unto Elisabeth An Tulloch & Hannah Eliza Tulloch daughters of my son John Tulloch - each of the two dollars. 12th. I bequeath William L. Tulloch son of my son John Tulloch - my saddle & bridle & two dollars in money. 13th. I bequeath unto Magnus H. Tulloch son of my son John Tulloch - two dollars in money. 14th. I bequeath unto my tow grandsons sons of my son John Tulloch - my wearing clothes. 15th. It is my desire that my two sons Samuel & James should after discharging my funeral expenses shall dispose of the remaining part if their be any of my money as they may see proper.
This my last will & testament herby revoking all former wills by me made. Signed sealed & acknowledged by me Magnus Tulloch the above named. Testator to be his last will & testament in presents of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in presents of the testator witness whereof I Have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 24 day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & twenty four.
Test. Samuel H. Herron
December the 27th, 1834 My daughter Elisabeth has received the white faced cow & walnut chest bequeathed to her by me in this will. Also my son Samuel Tulloch the heifer bequeathed to him in this will. Also my son James M. Tulloch the spotted heifer bequeathed to him in this will.
A NARRATIVE OF COLONEL ROBERT CAMPBELL'S EXPERIENCES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUR TRADE FROM 1825 TO 1835 - PREFATORY - http://www.xmission.com/~drudy/mtman/html/camp_nar.html
Pg. 12 - On the second day, all gave out except the halfbreeds. We travelled on to the mouth of Portneuf where Fort Hall was subsequently built. There I found Mr. Samuel Tullock with a party of trappers and a brother of Sublette was with him - also Mr. Peter Skein Ogden, with a portion of the Hudson Bay Company's trappers, all encamped together, snow bound. They could go no further. Tullock, when the Winter broke up, in the Spring, was attacked by Blackfeet up the Portneuf River. The attack occurred in the morning, and they were robbed of all their horses, and had four men killed, Sublette's brother among them. He was known as Pinckney Sublette. The year before, while awaiting at the head of this lake for the party to arrive from St. Louis, the Blackfeet attacked the Snakes, and the Snake warriors with William Sublette went out to assist them when Tullock was wounded on the wrist, and his hand withered from the effects of the wound.
Pg. 16 - We stood guard every night. At the end of the hunt we struck for the Red Buttes, in order to meet Sublette coming up. Not meeting him, I went to Sweet Water and over to Wind river, where we had our rendezvous, and waited there till he came up.
There, an unpleasant incident occured. A great bully of a Frenchman, named Bray, when Sublette came up, gave out liquor. He had been out with Samuel Tullock, got dissatisfied and became quarrelsome, under the influence of drink. He abused Tullock and said he had but one hand, but could knock him down. He asked Sublette if his pistol was loaded. He kept on with his abuse, when Tullock struck him a blow with his fist. The Frenchman fell over and never breathed. It was justifiable though. Mr. Tullock did not intend killing the man.
Information below was researched by Esther M. Ziock Carroll
Dent's Settlement was made just south of the present town of Bismarck and it was among the very early settlements made in St. Francois County being associated with the Big River Mills Settlement, Cook's Settlement, and Murphy's Settlement. Its name came from the name of the first settlers there. Some of those were Mark Dent, Absalom Dent, John Dent, John Henry, Sam Tulloch, Magnus Tulloch, Christopher C. Grider, who was noted for his fine horses, William Garnett, Henry Garnett, John Cartee, Joseph Rydeen and others. .............This settlement no longer exists but was situated on the main line of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad. Published in a BRIEF AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI. Compiled by J. Tom Miles, A.M. and Published in The Farmington News in Ten Chapters September 13 to November 15, 1935. Printed in booklet form through the courtesy of J. Clyde Akers, County Superintendent of Schools. http://www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/towns/dents_settlement.htm
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