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John "Bosque John" McLennan
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Birth: 1826
Walton County
Florida, USA
Death: 1867
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Citizen of the Republic of Texas

John "Bosque John" McLennan, born in Walton Co., FL - Son of Laughlin and Margaret "Peggy" McDonald.

Brother of Neil, Daniel and Nancy McLennan.

John married, 10 Oct 1850 in Cameron, Milam Co., TX, Barilla Reed, a daughter of Hiram and Polly Reed.

Father of Walter (or Walker), Dora Barilla, Mary "Ella", Rosa Belle, John C, Bettie Jean and Thomas McLennan.

Grandson of John McLennan & Catherine McKinnon and Mr & Mrs Laughlin McDonald.

John died in Waco, McLennan Co., TX.


Captured by the Indians about 1835-1836 and returned home from his captivity about 1845. He was known as "Bosque John". Folklore has it that he died when he fell from courthouse 3rd floor, Waco, McLennan Co, TX.
(Taken from Samuel Griffith Locklin's family manuscript - in possession of Sarah Locklin Taylor, Samuel's great granddaughter. Samuel and John were 1st cousins, 1 time removed)

John McLennan fell from the courthouse door, at Waco, to the ground, resulting in death. He was a captive among the Indians from about the 1834 to 1847.
(The Southern Intelligencer, June 6, 1867) 
Family links: 
  Laughlin McLennan (1791 - 1836)
  Barilla A. Reed Bailey (1834 - 1896)*
  Dora Barilla McLennan Snider (1853 - 1939)*
  Mary Ella McLennan Richards (1856 - 1930)*
  Rosa Belle McLennan Richards (1859 - 1941)*
  Bettie Jean McLennan Helm (1864 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
1826 ~~ 1866
Chapel Hill Memorial Park
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Dec 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23528997
John Bosque John McLennan
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John Bosque John McLennan
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Rest in peace to my husband's 2x great grandfather
- Linda McLennan
 Added: Aug. 1, 2016
RIP my husbands 4x grandfather and my kids 5x grandfather! ❤️
- Kari Hill
 Added: Jun. 16, 2016

- Brenda Jane Weber Dempsey
 Added: Mar. 6, 2012
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