Metes & Bounds III: John McQueen & Nancy Crews, Children & Grandchildren

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She was born into a family of peace. He was born into a world of violence. Together, they forged a small empire. 


John McQueen was born at the height of the Old French War in 1759, the grandson of Jacobite rebel, Dugal McQueen. At the age of seven his father, Thomas McQueen, died, and John moved with his mother and new family to the fringes of the American frontier. He grew up fighting Indians, serving in militia campaigns, and carving homes out of the wilderness.

After the American Revolution, he moved to Madison County, Kentucky, and in October of 1788 married Nancy Crews, daughter of wealthy tobacco planter David Crews and his first wife Annie Magee. Together, they had at least five children who grew to adulthood, carved homes twice from the wilderness, one in Tennessee and another in Texas. Their children and grandchildren were instrumental in settling Tyler and Jasper Counties, many of them coming to Texas while it was under Spanish rule.

This long-awaited volume covers the vast history of this family from John’s birth in the colonies in 1759 to the death of John and Nancy’s last living grandchild James Polk McQueen in 1917. Included are family histories, family photographs, documents, maps, and a complete genealogical listing three generations past John and Nancy. Over 200  sources, much of which was primary source material including court, land, tax, military, and probate records, hard-to-find Bible records and interviews. Many unknown correlations between the Barclay, Taylor, Bean, and McQueen families are here detailed. A fine edition to round out the Metes & Bounds Series.


The following surnames appear in Metes & Bounds II: John McQueen and Nancy Crews, Children and Grandchildren. Most of the names are descendants, but not all of them. Always feel free to contact the author if you are unsure if your line of descent appears in this volume.

Adams, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anders, Anderson, Armstrong, Audubon, Austin, Avera, Baker, Barber, Barclay, Barker, Barkey, Barlow, Barnes, Barnett, Barron, Baxter, Bean, Beasly, Beatty, Beaty, Belk, Belt, Bendy, Benoit, Bergman, Berry, Bevil, Bevins, Bingham, Bird, Bishop, Blackshear, Blackwell, Bland, Bodford, Boone, Bourne/Borin/Barnes, Bowie, Boyd, Boynton, Bradburn, Bradford, Bradshaw, Brantley, Brazee,Breaux, Breeding, Bridges, Brookshier, Broussard, Brown, Buchanan, Buggs, Bullock, Burke, Burney, Burroughs, Burrows, Burt, Busby, Butler, Byerly, Byford, Cady, Cain, Caldwell, Cale, Callaway,Camden, Campbell, Carhardt, Carr, Carroll, Carter, Cates, Chamberlain, Charltin, Chessher, Chilcoat, Childers, Christian, Clay, Cleburn, Clements, Cleveland, Clyne, Cobb Coffin, Cole, Coleman, Colliers, Collins, Coombs, Connally, Connell, Cook, Cooper, Corbello, Corn, Courville, Cowan, Cragg, Craig, Crawford, Crews, Criswell, Crockett, Cruse, Cullins, Curlee, Curry, Custis, Daily, David, Davis, Day, Dean, Dearing, Deason, Dechard, Delano, Denman, Devane, Dibert, Dickerson, Dittman, Dobbins, Dominy, Dougherty, Douglas, Dozier, Dunaway, Dunham, Dunlap, Dunn, Duplechain, Durden, Duren, Durham, Edward, Enloe, Ennos, Ermine, Erwin, Feazell, Felder, Fields, Files, Finch, Finley, Fisarckly, Flowers, Fonville, Foreman, Fortenberry, Foster, Fowler, Fox, Franklin, Franks, Frazier, Fulgham, Fulghum, Furman, Futch, Gardner, Garrison, Garvin, Gennings, Gheen, Gibbs, Gilder, Gill, Gillard, Gillaspie, Glasscock, Godfrey, Good, Goode, Goodman, Gowers, Graham, Gray, Greathouse, Green, Gregory, Griffith, Grigsby, Grimes, Griner, Guinn, Guynes, Hailey, Hammond, Handley, Hanks, Harlan, Harris, Harrison, Hart, Hartley, Harvey, Hathcock, Hayes, Hayter, Hebert, Henderson, Herring, Hibbets, Hignett, Hill, Hilliard, Hillier, Hobby, Hodges, Holder, Holiday, Hooker, Hoover, Hudson, Hunt, Hutto,  Ingraham, Irion (Irwin), Irvine, Isaacs, Jacks, Jackson, Jacobs, James, Jameson, Jennings, Jibs, Jinis, Johnson, Jones, Jordan,  Keahey, Keen, Keli, Kelley, Kincaid, Kirby, Kirkwood, Kline, Knight, Kountz, Laird, Lamareaux, Lane, Lanndos, Lasater, Lawson, LeBleu, Ledbetter, Lee, Lewis, Lindeman, Lindsey, Ling, Little, Lockhart, Logan, Longstreet, Lott, Lowe, Lowry, Lutcher, Macklin, Maddox, Madison, Magee, Magnum, Mahaffey, Mann, Marcantel, Marchbanks, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Masterson, Mauldin, Mayberry, Mays, McAllister, McCaughan, McClendon, McCrorey, McDaniel, McFarlane, McGilvray, Mcguire, McKee, McKenzie, McKinney, McLanahan, McMahon, McNair, McPherson, McQueen, Meadows, Means, Medina, Meigs, Middleton, Milam, Miller, Millis, Milner, Mixson, Moore, Moorman, Morris, Moye, Mudine, Mullican, Mullins, Myers, Napier, Nash, Neasom, Nelms, Nelson, Netherlin, Newland, Newman, Neyland, Nicks, Nixon, Norman, Norsworthy, Nowlin, Ochiltree, Odom, Ogden, Oldham, Oliver, Orr, Osborn, Paramore, Parker, Parks, Parrish, Parrot, parsons, Patillo, Patrick, Patton, Payne, Pearce, Pelton, Pennell, Pennington, Perry, Peters, Phillips, Pickens, Pickering, Pickett, Pickney, Pinson, Pippins, Pitts, Platt, Ploudon, Poole, Pope, Potter, Powell, Powers, Prather, Pratt, Pressler, Prewitt, Price, Priest, Prince, Pruett, Pruitt, Pullen, Ragsdale, Railey, Raley, Ramer, Raney, Rankin, Rasberry, Ratcliff, Ratcliffe, Ratliff, Rawls, Read, Reaves, Reynolds, Rhodes, Richard, Richardson,Rigsby, Riley, Risinger , Robbins, Robert, Robinson,Rock,  Rogan, Rollins, Roper, Ross, Rowe, Rowland, Royer, Ruffner, Russel, Russell, Sappington, Schaefer, Scott, Seafus, Seale,Seamans, Sells, Sheffield, Ships, Shivers, Simmons, Smith, Smyth, Sonnier, Stark, Stewart, Stovall, Stowe, Strassler, Strother, Strousslar, Stryker, Sturrock, Sumerall, Sumter, Swearingen, Sweatman, Sweeney, Taliaferro, Taylor,Terry, Thacker, Theuvins, Thompson, Thornton, Tisber, Todd, Tomlinson, Tompkins, Townsen, Tresdale, Triplett, Truett, Turner, Tyne, Ulrich, Van Vleck, Vardeman, Vaughan, Vernon, Vince, Vincent, Vinson,  Walker,Walters,Warring, Watson, Watts, Weaver, Weeks, Well, Wells, West, Wheat, Wheeler, White, Whitehead, Whitman, Whitton, Wiess, Wigfall, Wiggin, Wiggins, Willey, Williams, Willson, Willy, Wilson, Windham, Winfree,Winslet, Work, Wren, Wright,Yancy, Yates, Zachary

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  2. Is this available yet for purchase? You and I were in contact several years ago and I put aside any genealogy work until recently my daughter wants to join DAR. I am a descendant of Milton McQueen through his daughter Elizabeth Parks. My dad was Roy Pickett. I think that I have or can obtain all documentation that she needs but I would love to read “Metes & Bounds III”. I have “II” and have truly enjoyed it. I do have another question for you. In looking back over this family line, I had a thought come to me. I am sure that you have or have seen a copy of Milton’s probate with the inventory listed. It has been many years since I have seen it and it is packed away somewhere at my house. Anyway, if I remember correctly there is a white counterpane mention somewhere in the probate. My dad passed this on to me and I was told by him that it was that counterpane. I have the counterpane in an acid free box in the top of a closet at my house. It is not doing me any good but I would like to share it. I know that there is the Allen Shivers Museum at Woodville but I don’t know if they would be interested or if you can tell me of a more appropriate place. I do have connections to Allen Shivers but it on the side of my great grandmother, Mary Ann McAlister’s family line. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

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