Duncan S. McQuagge was a Texas Ranger and was killed in a border skirmish, according to his son Arthur Duncan McQuagge.
Duncan S. is on the VanZandt County, Texas tax rolls 1887-1896. He has no land after 1892 and no property in 1896, only poll tax for that year. The Texas Rangers of the early days are not the same state wide authority that is seen today. The early Rangers, ca 1830-1890, were basically home guard. They signed up for 90 days at a time and protected their local area. They could reup for longer if they wanted. They were used mainly against Indians and outlaws, but some banded together and entered the confederacy as a unit. Austin has the most complete list of ranger companies and they show no McQuagge of any spelling. There is the chance that there are some county lists that did not make it to the Austin archives.
We are looking for more information on his death and place of burial as well as any other data on his life.