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Col James Clinton Neill
Birth: 1790
Death: Mar. 29, 1848

Historical marker erected 1936. Not sure if he is actually is buried here. James died at his home. Married 1814 TN to Margaret Harriett Ferguson (b-1798; d-1836 Corsicana, Navarro, TX). Parents: James Neill and Hannah Clayton. In 1814 he was wounded at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. James, his wife and three children arrived in Texas. They came from Alabama and settle in Milam Co. 1835 he was commissioned as a Captain in the new Texian Army. Oct. 2, 1835 he fired the artillery shot in Gonzales, TX. The "Come and Take Me" cannon in what was described as "the shot heard around the world". In 1835, is Commander of the Alamo and is promoted to Lt. Col. J.C. left the Alamo just before it fell to get supplies for his men and to visit ill family members. The Battle of San Jacinto was another battle in which J.C. missed by one day by being wounded the day before the battle. He had been put in charge of the "Twin Sisters". (bio by: Ann Tomerlin) 
Riverside Cemetery
Guadalupe County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ann Tomerlin
Record added: Feb 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7140179
Col James Clinton Neill
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Col James Clinton Neill
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- bob griffith
 Added: Feb. 5, 2016
Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
With great pride we as a family salute you sir . Your service to Texas may it never be forgotten. Wow you were and knew the great men and hero,s of the Alamo . Did not know about Gonzales or twin sister . Even more proud Rest in peace. Will pay my respe...(Read more)
- Deanie Anthony
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014
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