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 public records indicate this person's name was Elihu, a biblical name.  The enumerator in the 1860 census apparently heard it as Eli Hugh and entered his name as Eli H.  Some other genealogies and Find A Grave notes on the family also give his name as Eli Hugh.  I have not found his grave information.

    1860 Federal Census, Rusk County, Texas, 30 June, Beat 3, P O New Salem, page 70, Hse #435, Fam #450
    E M Quade 41 M [sic, should be female, this is Emily] Farmer $790 Real Estate $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 a  resident of New Salem in Rusk County.  He had an original land grant of 480 acres.  T W and his wife Emily Moore came from Brownsville, Mississippi, Lafayette County.  Upon arriving in Texas, they had four children with them:  Benjamin Walter, Elihu (Eli Hugh), William Riley and 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 the same Masonic Lodge as Sam Houston.  Three Quaids and six Moores enlisted in the Confederate Army.  LDS records show that T W died of suicide in 1860.  Details of his death are not known at this time.  After his death, Emily and the children moved to Cooke County.  Elihu stayed in New Salem.

    "[The author, Glen Quaid's] line derives from Elihu.  He married Martha J Barron on July 19, 1866.  After Martha died, he married Nancy Fletcher on July 8,1874.  Nancy was born in Franklin Co, Illinois, in 1851.  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, Jack Quaid and myself. ...

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

    Three photos accompany the article with details of members of the family.
    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, Cherokee Co, died Jan 20, 1938 Milburn, Okla, married to Parthena Ann Knapp Chisum.
    Lenore Victoria Anderson Moore Quaid b Rusk Co July 20, 1853, died 1936 in Como TX, Hopkins Co, married to John Savannah Quaid.

    --  By Glen Quaid, Publication name and date unknown;  Original scan posted by T R Fincher on 27 Mar 2015; accessed 9 April 2016


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