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Col James Clinton Neill

Col James Clinton Neill

Birth
Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Mar 1848 (aged 59–60)
Grimes County, Texas, USA
Burial Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7140179 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Ann Tomerlin
  • Added: 2 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7140179
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col James Clinton Neill (1788–29 Mar 1848), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7140179, citing Riverside Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .