James Clinton Neill

James Clinton Neill (HM16WQ)

Location: Corsicana, TX 75110 Navarro County
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N 32° 5.364', W 96° 28.894'

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Born in 1790 in North Carolina, James Clinton Neill came to Texas in 1831 with Stephen F. Austin's third colony. He settled in Milam County, and represented his neighbors at the Convention of 1833. On September 28, 1835, Neill entered the Texas Army as Captain of artillery, and was promoted to Lt. Colonel in December. He was in charge of artillery at the Siege of Bexar, and soon thereafter was appointed by Sam Houston to the commandancy of San Antonio and the Bexar District, including the fortifications at the Alamo. When he received word in February of illness in his family, Neill left the Alamo in the command of William B. Travis, and so was not among the defenders who lost their lives on March 6. In charge of an artillery unit with Sam Houston's army in April, Neill was wounded in a skirmish on April 20, one day before the Battle of San Jacinto. He was appointed Indian Commissioner in 1844. Neill was living in present Navarro County when it was created from Robertson County in 1846. He and two partners donated land for the county seat. James Clinton Neill and his wife, Margaret Harriet, were the parents of three children. Neill died in March 1848, and is buried in Grimes County.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
HM NumberHM16WQ
Marker Number12544
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 737681 N 3553121
Decimal Degrees32.08940000, -96.48156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.364', W 96° 28.894'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 21.84" N, 96° 28' 53.64" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 N 24th St, Corsicana TX 75110, US
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