NameOliver Quesenberry, GG Grandfather
Birth7 Sep 1842, Dugspur, Carroll Co., Virginia
Death9 Feb 1918, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage6 Sep 1860, Floyd Co., Virginia
SpouseMahala Slusher, GG Grandmother
Birth1 Jan 1841, Floyd Co., Virginia
Death10 Apr 1922
BirthSep 1862, Carroll Co., Virginia
Death10 Nov 1932, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth26 Jun 1865, Carroll Co., Virginia
Death8 Sep 1936, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth5 Jul 1867, Carroll Co., Virginia
Death16 Oct 1954, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth30 Mar 1870, Carroll Co., Virginia
Death10 Mar 1940, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthJun 1872, Carroll Co., Virginia
Death5 Nov 1945, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Oliver Quesenberry
According to John P. Alderman's annotated 1860 census of Floyd County, VA, Oliver served in Company G, 54th Virginia, mustered 16 Sept 1861 at Dugspur. Transferred to Co. D 29th Virginia. He was with the 29th as company drummer until the end of the Civil War. Eli Lambert played the fife with him.
On his Soldier's Application for Pension, No. 1853, State of Ky, Oliver states that he was born 7 Sep 1842 in Carroll Co., VA, that he served under Capt. Geo. Turman & Col. Robert Trigg, went into service 8 Aug 1861, was with Lee when he surrendered at Appomatox 9 Apr 1865 (states "I was right with him"), and that the remainder of the war Oliver was in Co. D 29th under Col. James Giles and Capt. Tipton. Application Filed 17 June 1912, approved 13 June 1913. W. J. Stone, examiner.
Florence Hall said that her mother (Nancy Quesenberry) moved from Carroll County, VA, to Kentucky in a covered wagon when she was around nine years old. If Oliver's pension application is correct, Nancy would really have been 12 years old at the time. Earl McBrayer says that "Aunt Sis" told him Oliver walked from Virginia to Kentucky to prepare a home, on land about 1/2 mile NE of the present Old Oak Grove Church, then he walked back to Virginia and retrieved his family, in 1878 or 1879.
His death certificate (Vol. 12, #05660 ) states Oliver Quisenberry, age 75 years 5 months 1 day, born 7 Sep 1842 in Virginia, died 8 Feb 1918 in Rowan Co., farmer, married, father Andrew Quisenberry, bother Abigill Banks, both born in Virginia, cause of death paralysis, informant Andrew Quesenbery, Wagner, Ky, burial in Quisenberry Cemetery.
Notes for Mahala Slusher
See her grandfather Peter Slusher's Notes for Mahala's 1860 census reading.
I cannot find her death recorded in Kentucky. The date of death is from her gravestone.
Census Notes for Oliver & Mahala (Family)
1880 Census of Morgan Co., KY, Caney precinct, p. 505A, lists as family #259:
Quesenberry, Oliver, 38, farmer; Mahala, 39; Lawson, 18; Isaac, 14; Nancy A., 12; Andrew, 10; Serena C., 8. All born in VA.
1890 Tax Rolls of Hogtown Prec., Rowan Co., KY, lists on p. 36, line 17: Oliver Quesinberry, 210 acres, neighbor Sam Caudill, 1 male over 21, 2 children 6-20. (People in other categories are not enumerated.)
1900 census of Rowan Co., Kentucky, Hoggtown twp, precinct #4, district #116, sheet #16, lists family #276:
Oliver Kwuisnberry, Sep 1842, age 57, farmer, VA VA VA; Mahala, June 1841, age 58, VA VA VA; married 39 yrs, 5 children, 5 living.
1910 census of Rowan Co., KY, Hoggtown prec., lists on page 16A, family #264 (next door to George & Nancy Hall):
Queisnberry, Oliver, 67, farmer; Mahala, 68; married 49 yrs, 5 children, 5 living. Both born Va Va Va.