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James McGrew
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Birth: 1834
Death: Aug. 22, 1912


James McGrew, Confederate veteran, was born in Mississippi in 1834, to William and Olivila Holiday McGrew. At the age of 5, Jame's family immigrated to the Republic of Texas and eventually settled in South Texas.

Jame's family appears to have followed other family members to Texas. By 1860, the McGrew family had settled in Refugio County, Texas.

James, and his brother, William, both enlisted in the Confederacy.
James joined around 1863 - 64, and served in Captain A. C. Jone's Company in Santos Benavides Regiment in General Henry Hopkins Sibley's Brigade of the Trans-Mississippi Army.
His brother, William, served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 20th Texas Infantry.

Other than what was provided above, no other information is currently known about James' service.

After the War, James returned to Texas and settled in Goldwaithe, Mills County, circa 1897. No longer able to work as a ranchman, he successfully applied for a Confederate Pension from the State of Texas in March of 1901.

After receiving his pension, he moved to Brady, and on July 30, 1908, moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Men's Home. He remained in the Home until his death on August 22, 1912.

I am updating my grandfather's book, THE SOUTHERN McGREWS GREW, and this James seems to be the firstborn of an outlaw in our genealogy, "Red Bill" McGrew.

Submitted by: Erin McGrew Herndon 
Texas State Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 Row:E Number:40
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Apr 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10736462
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