I think I may have some direct or indirect connections with these folks...
My 3-great grandfather John Autry was apparently married twice, and his first family in SC I know little about.His father was Captain John Autry of the Wilkes County, Georgia, militia, in the Revolution.Captain John Autry was murdered by Creek Indians near Scull Shoals on the Oconee River in February 1788... and apparently his widow took the family to SC, or they gyrated back & forth between NC (where the Autrys had originated) & SC.
John Autry, Jr.'s second wife was Barbara ("Bubby") Rebecca McMillian/McMillan.It was a second marriage for both.She had previously been married to James Murphy, and had a son by him named John Murphy.This family settled around what became Andersonville, in Sumter County, GA.Barbara Rebecca McMillan's sister Mary married Quincy Bass who also settled in Sumter County, GA... and their father was, as I understand it, John McMillan.
My 2-great grandfather, John English Autry, was a son of John Autry, Jr., & Barbara Rebecca McMillan Murphy Autry.John English Autry married Mary McQuien.I was told by my grandmother that the name was spelled that way... McQuien; and indeed I found a census record for Mary McQuien's father, John D. McQuien, in Sumter County, GA, in 1840.Also an Angus McQuien married Elizabeth Stewart in Sumter County, GA, in 1858.Angus McQuien served in the 11th Georgia Artillery Battalion (Sumter Flying Artillery) in Confederate service, as did John English Autry's brother, Henry Autry.I believe that Angus was probably my 2-great grandmother Mary's McQuien's brother.
Henry Autry died in the chaos somewhere between the the fall of Petersburg & the surrender of Lee at Appomattox.Apparently Angus McQuien survived, as I find one census record of a 77 year old man living alone in Arkansas in 1910 who seems to be him.Where he was from 1865 till 1910, as yet I haven't a clue.The 1910 census record shows Angus as having been born in GA, and both of his parents as having been born in NC.
Also married in Sumter County, GA, in 1851 were a John A. McQuean (sic) and Jane Martin.This might or might not be another brother.Certainly the McQuien spelling has some significance... but I have no doubt at all that other records of these folks lurk under other spellings.
I've been trying to figure out where John D. McQuien came from for quite awhile, to no avail.I realize that finding another member of the family named ANGUS doesn't help much in a general sense in identifying this specific line of McQueens... but I'm rather hoping that someone who sees this can identify this specific Angus McQueen and tie him into a line of descent.