25. Joseph Hugh3 QUINN (John2, John1 QUIN) was born in Preble County, OH on 3 July 1827. Joseph died on 21 August 1904 in Mooresville, Morgan County, IN, at 77 years of age.
He married Rachel D. HOBSON on 21 July 1849 in Morgan County, IN.(120) Rachel was born on 26 January 1831 in Indiana. Rachel was the daughter of William HOBSON and Rebecca WHITEHEAD. Rachel died on 16 November 1904 in Mooresville, Morgan County, IN, at 73 years of age. On 18 June 1850 the census listed Rachel, age Rachel D. HOBSON! as head of household in Clay Township, Morgan County, IN.(121) In 1860 the census listed Rachel, age Rachel D. HOBSON! as head of household in Clay Township, Morgan County, IN.(122) On 2 June 1880 the census listed Rachel, age Rachel D. HOBSON! as head of household Liberty Twp, Hendricks Co, IN.(123) In 1900 the census listed Rachel, age Rachel D. HOBSON! as head of household in Brown Township, Morgan Co, IN.(124)
On 18 June 1850 the census listed Joseph, age Joseph Hugh QUINN! as head of household in Clay Township, Morgan County, IN.(125) In 1860 the census listed Joseph, age Joseph Hugh QUINN! as head of household in Clay Township, Morgan County, IN.(126) On 2 June 1880 the census listed Joseph, age Joseph Hugh QUINN! as head of household Liberty Twp, Hendricks Co, IN.(127) In 1900 the census listed Joseph, age Joseph Hugh QUINN! as head of household in Brown Township, Morgan Co, IN.(128)
Joseph Quinn was born in Preble County, Ohio according to his Civil War records and Death Certificate. The only Quinn family in Preble County during this time were those of the descendants of the John Quin, who came to New Jersey from Ireland and died in Maryland. Of his sons who came to Preble County - John, Robert, James, and Joseph Crooks - quite a bit is known. It seems apparant from the history that this Joseph could only have been descended from John who, in his later years moved to Delaware County, IN and died there in 1840. This John also had a son, John T. How Joseph may have been related to either of these is still subject to conjecture. However, Joseph's death certificate indicates that his father's name was John Quinn. While all evidence indicates that Joseph is definitely a descendant of John Sr., the following seem to be the primary possibilities for his exact relationship:
1. Joseph is the son of John Sr. In one reference, John Sr. is mentioned as having a son, Joseph, among others. However, John Sr. would have been 69 years old at Joseph's birth. Further, in the 1840 census for John Sr. no child of Joseph's age is indicated and Joseph is not mentioned in John Sr's Estate Settlement of 1841. On the other hand, John Sr's wife, Mary Tapper, was much younger than John Sr. and would have only been only 36 when Joseph was born. For the time being, Joseph Hugh Quinn is shown as the son of John Sr, although no tangible evidence has been found to confirm this.
2. Joseph is the son of John T., John Sr's son. Since John T. was born about 1807, he would have been 20 at Joseph's birth, a reasonable age. However, John's wife, Mary Oyler, was born on 23 January 1814 so she was too young to be Joseph's mother. Furthermore, there are no records concerning John, Mary or their children which mention Joseph. It appears unlikely that Joseph is the son of John T. and Mary Oyler Quinn.
3. Joseph is actually the son, out of wedlock, of John Sr.'s daughter Margaret. She was 18 years old at Joseph's birth and unmarried. She didn't marry John Strader until three years later. Interestingly, the Straders were living near Joseph and Rachel Quinn in Morgan County, IN in 1850 and one of the Strader children is buried in the Mt. Gilead cemetary in Morgan County as well as two of Joseph Quinn's children and Rebecca Hobson and Jacob Whitehead. All were buried there between 1863 and 1865. This possibility assumes that Joseph was raised as John Sr's son and never knew or revealed that Margaret Quinn Strader was actually his mother. It further assumes, after John Sr. died in 1840, that Joseph lived with the Straders (or could have been living with them prior to that time) and moved with them to Morgan County, IN. This would also explain why Joseph was in Morgan County at the age of 22 when he married Rachel Hobson in 1849. His Civil War pension application indicates that he first came to Morgan County in 1845 when we would have been 18 years old. It could also explain why he appeared to know little of his family background and his death certificate gave no name for his mother. It is clear that Margaret Quinn Strader and Joseph Quinn were closely related, but the exact relationship is as yet unknown.
After coming to Morgan County, Joseph Quinn appears to have led an uneventful life as a poor farmer raising a large family - until the Civil War came along. For some reason, in 1862, at age 35, he enlisted in Co. E of the 12th Indiana Infantry as a Corporal. With his family, and considering his age, he certainly could have avoided the war. Perhaps the opportunity to get an enlistment bonus and make some money in the Army was appealing compared to what was probably a pretty miserable situation on the farm. At any rate, he had the misfortune to be in the Battle of Richmond, KY within two weeks after he enlisted, had a horse fall on him, and was captured. Pretty fast work! He was immediately parolled back to Indianapolis, and then spent the rest of the War apparantly working in the military hospitals. Back home, his existence seemed to settle back into the same farming rut. Except that now he had trouble working since the horse had fallen on him. That event eventually got him a small disability payment. This existence apparantly also took its toll on his marriage. In the 1900 census, at age 73, he indicated that he was living apart, even though he and his wife were living in the same house.
Joseph Hugh QUINN and Rachel D. HOBSON had the following children:
88 i. Mary A.4 QUINN was born in Morgan County, IN in 1850. Mary is deceased.
89 ii. Rebecca J. QUINN was born in Morgan County, IN in 1853. Rebecca is deceased.
90 iii. Amanda G. QUINN < was born in Morgan County, IN on 31 December 1853. Amanda died on 16 July 1864 in Morgan County, IN, at 10 years of age.
91 iv. William A. QUINN was born in Morgan County, IN in 1856. William is deceased. He married Annie BOWMAN on 8 February 1885 in Morgan County, IN. Annie was born circa 1860.
92 v. John W. QUINN was born in Morgan County, IN in 1859. John is deceased.
93 vi. Rachel QUINN < was born in Morgan County, IN on 10 March 1863. Rachel died on 26 July 1864 in Morgan County, IN, at 1 year of age.
94 vii. Rosette QUINN was born in Morgan County, IN in 1868. Rosette is deceased. She married Benjamin F. BURRIS on 12 November 1884, in Morgan County, IN. Benjamin was born circa 1845.
+ 95 viii. Joseph W. (Wiley) QUINN was born in 1870.
96 ix. Henry H. QUINN was born in Morgan County, IN on 30 October 1871. He married twice. He married Lizzie TRESTER on 1 March 1903 in Morgan County, IN. Lizzie was born in 1860 in Indiana. He married Pearl KENWORTHY on 18 November 1925 in Morgan County, IN. Pearl was born on 2 September 1890. Pearl died in August 1974 in Mooresville, Morgan County, IN, at 83 years of age. (SSN 309-54-7481)
She resides (in ) at.
+ 97 x. Laura D. QUINN was born in 1872.
+ 98 xi. Cora QUINN was born in February 1875.
+ 99 xii. Dora E. QUINN was born in February 1875.
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