Thomas Walter QUAID Benjamin Walter QUAID John Savannah QUAID Martha J BARRON William Ambrose QUAID Nancy E FLETCHER William Riley QUAID Simpson QUAID Charles Hugh QUAID America Jane QUAID Young Harrington QUAID Emily Jemima QUAID Thomas QUAID Emily Ann Meese MOORE Mini tree diagram

Elihu QUAID1,4,5,2,6,3

12th Apr 18391,2,3 - 9th Oct 19072,3

Life History

12th Apr 1839

Born in Brownsville, Lafayette, Mississippi.1,2,3

9th Jul 1866

Married Martha J BARRON in Rusk County, Texas.4,3

about 1870

Birth of son John Savannah QUAID

8th Jul 1874

Married Nancy E FLETCHER in Cooke County, Texas.6,3

12th Apr 1878

Birth of son William Ambrose QUAID in Russet, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.7

9th Oct 1907

Died in Tishomingo District, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.2,3


  • Various family sources reflected in genealogies as well as publicrecords indicate this person's name was Elihu, a biblical name.  Theenumerator in the 1860 census apparently heard it as Eli Hugh andentered his name as Eli H.  Some other genealogies and Find A Gravenotes on the family also give his name as Eli Hugh.  I have not foundhis grave information.

    1860 Federal Census, Rusk County, Texas, 30 June, Beat 3, P O NewSalem, page 70, Hse #435, Fam #450
    E M Quade 41 M [sic, should be female, this is Emily] Farmer $790 RealEstate $2000 Personal  born Miss
    Eli H Quade 20 M born Miss

    His marriage record has the original name, Elihu.

    Texas Marriages, 1814-1909
    Elihu Quaid
    Marriage 9 Jul 1866 Rusk County, Texas
    Spouse Martha J. Barron

    Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
    Nancy E Fletcher
    Gender: Female
    Marriage 8 Jul 1874 Cooke County, Texas
    Spouse Elihu Quade

    "Quaid Family"

    "Tax records for 1846 show that T W (Thomas Walter) Quaid was aresident of New Salem in Rusk County.  He had an original land grantof 480 acres.  T W and his wife Emily Moore came from Brownsville,Mississippi, Lafayette County.  Upon arriving in Texas, they had fourchildren with them:  Benjamin Walter, Elihu (Eli Hugh), William Rileyand Simpson.  Emily's parents came with them.  Her father was Silas.Her mother's name has not been completely authenticated.

    "The Quaids stayed in Rusk County until 1880.  T W belonged to thesame Masonic Lodge as Sam Houston.  Three Quaids and six Mooresenlisted in the Confederate Army.  LDS records show that T W died ofsuicide in 1860.  Details of his death are not known at this time.After his death, Emily and the children moved to Cooke County.  Elihustayed in New Salem.

    "[The author, Glen Quaid's] line derives from Elihu.  He marriedMartha J Barron on July 19, 1866.  After Martha died, he married NancyFletcher on July 8,1874.  Nancy was born in Franklin Co, Illinois, in1851.  She died Dec 11, 1927.  Elihu died October 9, 1907, in Johnson[Johnston] County, Oklahoma.

    "The line descends from Elihu, to John Savanna, Edgar Garland, JackQuaid and myself. ...

    "The movie actors, Randy and Dennis Quaid, are descended from Elihu'sbrother, Benjamin Walter.  The line runs:  Benjamin Walter, JohnThomas, William Jesse, and their father William Rudy."

    Three photos accompany the article with details of members of thefamily.
    Eliihu Quaid, son of T W Quaid b 1839 Brownsville MS, died Oct 9,1907.  Shown with 2nd wife Nancy Fletcher.
    Rev Thomas Quaid, son of T W Quaid b Aug 12, 1858 Griffin TX, CherokeeCo, died Jan 20, 1938 Milburn, Okla, married to Parthena Ann KnappChisum.
    Lenore Victoria Anderson Moore Quaid b Rusk Co July 20, 1853, died1936 in Como TX, Hopkins Co, married to John Savannah Quaid.

    --  By Glen Quaid, Publication name and date unknown;  Original scanposted by T R Fincher on 27 Mar 2015; accessed 9 April2016


  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Rusk County, Texas
    • 30 June, Beat 3, P O New Salem, page 70, Hse #435, Fam #450
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
    • Murray,
  • 3. Quaid Family Article
  • 4. Texas Marriages, 1814-1909
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 6. Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
    • Murray,

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