Guide to the McQueston Family Papers, 1818-1858

Collection number: MS 288
Size: (7 items) (0.01 cu.ft.)

About the McQuestons

James McQueston (28 Feb. 1794 Litchfield NH -21 Aug. 1853 Manchester NH) married Elizabeth Clark Young (1797-1835) in 1817. He is listed on the land deeds as a 'yeoman' (laborer).

Jonathan Young McQueston (Manchester; 21 July 1821-9 Dec. 1901) was the third of James and Elizabeth's nine children. He married Elvira Calista Brooks (1824-1903) in 1850.

For more information on the family, see: McQuiston, Leona Bean "The McQuiston, McCuiston and McQueston families, 1620-1937" (Louisville Ky.: Standard Press, 1937. See especially Volume 1, "The New Hampshire Line".

About the McQueston Family Papers:

The 7 items consist of the following:

  • 1818: Land deed for the $100 sale of land from Moses Hazeltine of Manchester ("joiner") to James McQueston ("yeoman"). The land was located in Manchester, abutted by Danial Hall, Fredrick Thomas, and someone whose name is not legible.
  • 1828: Land deed for the sale of 1/12th part of the Harvey Seine fishing place on the Merrimack River in Bedford, from William Dickey Jr. of Manchester to James McQueston. Price not listed.
  • 1837: Receipt for the extraction of "one large gold tooth (very loose)" from Jonathan McQueston, price $2.00.
  • 1850, 1851, 1852: Three tax receipts from the City of Manchester to Jonathan McQueston.
  • 1858: Jonathan McQueston's commission as a police officer for the City of Manchester, dated 4 July 1858. The commission is signed by mayor Alonzo Smith and several Aldermen.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], McQueston Family Papers, 1818-1858, MS 288, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Unknown.

Collection Arrangement

Items are arranged chronologically.