Byram McQueen

Brief Life History of Byram

When Byram McQueen was born in 1831, in Lincoln, Missouri, United States, his father, John A L McQueen, was 44 and his mother, Clarissa Byram, was 39. He lived in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1860.

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John A L McQueen
Clarissa Byram
William Bell McQueen
Caroline A McQueen
Eilzabeth Ann McQueen
Susan P McQueen
Thomas M McQueen
Alford I McQueen
Mary Frances McQueen
Byram McQueen

Sources (2)

  • A B Mc Queen in household of H F Gill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Byram Mc Queen in household of John Mc Queen, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1834: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1834: Michigan Territory, United States 1834: Des Moines, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Lee, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Lee, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Lee, Iowa, United States

1862 · Kansas Agricultural Society

"The Kansas Agricultural Society was formed on March 5, 1862. The society encouraged farmers to grow winter wheat which created the nickname """"bread basket of the world."

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shuibhne ‘son of Suibhne’ a byname meaning ‘pleasant’. Compare McSweeney .

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shuain, a Gaelic patronymic based on Old Norse sveinn ‘boy, servant’, which was also used as a personal name (see Swain ). This is given as the origin of the McQueen or McSwan family of Skye, although the spellings are hard to distinguish. Compare Whan .

Americanized form of French Moquin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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