Moses Duncan McQuain

11 January 1852–9 May 1929 (Age 77)
Rock Cave, Upshur, Virginia, United States

The Life of Moses Duncan

When Moses Duncan McQuain was born on 11 January 1852, in Rock Cave, Upshur, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas McQuain, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Ann 'Sallie' Stone, was 26. He married Sara Elizabeth Samples on 28 December 1876, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Upshur, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Banks Magisterial District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 9 May 1929, in Rock Cave, Upshur, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rock Cave, Upshur, Virginia, United States.

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Moses Duncan McQuain
Sara Elizabeth Samples
Marriage: 28 December 1876

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28 December 1876
Upshur, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 9

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuáin ‘son of Cuán’, a personal name or byname formed from a diminutive of ‘hound’. Compare Coyne .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Moses D McQuain in household of Andrew Beverage, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moses Mcquain, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Moses D Mcquain, "United States Census, 1910"

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