Andrew J. McQuiston, Co. I, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania : containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc.; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; biographies; history of Pennsylvania; statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc., etc. by Bates, Samuel P. (Samuel Penniman), 1827-1902; Brown, R. C. (Robert C.); Mansfield, John Brandt.

Andrew J. McQuiston, Superintendent Crawford County Infirmary, Saegertown, was born in West Fallowfield Township, this county, May 25, 1839, son of William and Sarah (Long) McQuiston, and grandson of Andrew McQuiston, a native of Scotland, who settled in what is now West Fallowfield Township, this county, about 1797-99. William McQuiston was twice married; on first occasion to Sarah, daughter of Joseph Long, of Mercer County, Penn., who bore him four children: Elizabeth, wife of Zenos McClure, of Youngstown, Ohio; Joseph L. (deceased); Andrew J. and David L., a resident of West Fallowfield, this county. His second wife was Nancy, daughter of John Findley, of Sadsbury Township, this county, by whom he had six children: John F., of West Fallowfield Township, this county; Mary A., wife of James Graham, M. D., of Lindenville, Ohio; Nancy J., wife of Dr. Adams, of Sheakleyville, Penn.; William A.; James E., of West Fallowfield Township, this county, and Robert F., now of Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. McQuiston died in 1879, aged seventy -two. Our subject was reared on a farm, and at the age of twenty-one learned carpentering, which he followed for three years. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he enlisted, May, 1861, in Company I, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, and was in the battle of Dranesville, the seven days’ fight before Richmond, battles of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Spottsylvania Court House and many other engagements. At the battle of Spottsylvania Court House he lost his left arm. May 9, 1864, and was honorably discharged August 28, 1864. He was married, October 31, 1866, to Kate W, daughter of George and Hannah (Lewellyn) Young, of Ashtabula County, Ohio, by whom he has four childi-en: Fred H., Sarah L., Helen F. and Josephine. Mr. McQuiston, in 1865 he was elected Treasurer of this county, and at the expiration of his term was appointed Deputy Clerk of the Criminal Court, filling the position two years. In 1869 he was elected Clerk of the Criminal Court, and re-elected in 1872, both times nominated without opposition. In 1875 he was elected Prothonotary of this county. In 1880 he purchased a farm near Saegertown, and followed farming until January, 1883, when he was appointed to his present position — Superintendent of Crawford County Infirmary. In politics Mr. McQuiston is a stanch Republican. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., Royal Arcanum, and Knights of Honor. Both he and his wife are adherents of the Presbyterian Church of Meadville.

Andrew J. McQuiston (1839-1923) Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.