Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
McDougald McLean
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: unknown
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun., 1859
Barbour County
Alabama, USA

McDougald McLean was no doubt born in Georgia, due to the fact that on November 17, 1835, a group of Texan sympathizers met at Girard Georgia (opposite Columbus) and thirty-five men volunteered for immediate departure for Texas. Wm. A. O. Wadsworth was chosen as the commander, and they arrived in Texas December 20, 1835. This was just a hand full of the men all over the United States volunteering to help fight the Mexican Government, and ensure that freedoms they already enjoyed would be shared in an untamed land known as Texas.

Dougald, as he was generally referred to, said that he served as Assistant Commissary under Colonel Fannin until the latter part of February, 1836. He stated that when Colonel Fannin started his march to Copano, he, McLean, left his company and joined Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company. It was in this capacity, that he participated in the Battle of San Jacinto , on April 21, 1836.

Mr. McLean died in Eufaula, Alabama, in June of 1859, and the following article appeared first in "The Spirit of the South" a local newspaper of the time and then was reprinted in "The True Issue" of June 25, 1859.
"OLD SAN JACINT0 SOLDIER GONE-- The Eufaula (Ala.) Spirit of the South, records the death of Mr. McDougald McLean, who served as a volunteer in the Texas War of Independence. The SPIRIT says he was present at the battle of San Jacinto, and for many years past on each 21st of April, the anniversary of that action, he was in the habit of firing the cannon in honor of the day. On its last return, he was confined to his bed, but some thoughtful friends performed the usual ceremony, and the ears of the old soldier were greeted with the accustomed sound. He was buried by the Masonic Fraternity and the Eufaula Rifles on Saturday."
Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Record added: Jun 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54181141
McDougald McLean
Added by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Dee Mack
 Added: Sep. 17, 2012
He fired his cannon every San Jacinto Day, in honor of the Republic of Texas,and the men who fought at his side.
- Robert "Scott" Patrick
 Added: Jun. 27, 2010

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service