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George Culver Tennille, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1825
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1874
Gonzales County
Texas, USA

Soon after his birth the family relocated to Texas with Stephen F Austin's third colony. He and his wife Mary Jane had five children. He became an essential member of the Taylor faction of the Sutton-Taylor feud, though he was almost twice the age of most of the young feudists. He was a good friend of the famed killer John Wesley Hardin and considered leaving Texas with Hardin when he fled the country. On July 8, 1874, Gonzales County Sheriff Green Dewitt led a 20 man posse to a neighboring ranch to arrest Tennille. Believing that the posse would either shoot him or lynch him while "attempting to escape," he choose to go down fighting. After exchanging a number of shots with the posse his rifle jammed on a defective cartridge. He managed to eject it and was ready to fire again when he was fatally wounded. His grave was originally marked only by a stone. It has since been marked with a home-made marker that reads George C Tenille(sic), Jr. 1825 - 1874.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Amanda Jane Billings Bockius (1840 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Jane Tennille Clements (1856 - 1934)*
  Anne Caroline Tennille Clements (1858 - 1936)*
  Thomas Conley Tennille (1860 - 1925)*
  Henrettia Tennille Duderstadt (1861 - 1914)*
  Harriet Melinda Tennille Griffin (1864 - 1951)*
  Nancy Parille Tennille Caffall (1868 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Billings Cemetery
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Tom Todd
Record added: Sep 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41559460
George Culver Tennille, Jr
Added by: Tom Todd
 
George Culver Tennille, Jr
Added by: Tom Todd
 
George Culver Tennille, Jr
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-Anonymous
 Added: May. 27, 2014
In Memory
- Gary & Nancy Glenn Clampitt
 Added: Feb. 17, 2011

- nancy murray
 Added: Apr. 4, 2010
 
 
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