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John McNairy
Full Name: John Hamilton McNairy
Date of birth: November 22, 1804
Date of death: January 7, 1853

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Nov 5, 1849 - Jul 22, 1850 3rd (1) (2) (3)     Coffeeville / Upshur   Harrison, Upshur

(1) McNairy moved to the newly formed Upshur County in 1847, bought land near Coffeyville [sic], first elected representative from the county in 1848. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Joseph Taylor, sworn 11/18/1850, succeeded John H. McNairy, resigned 7/22/1850. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • John Hamilton McNairy, birth date 11/22/1804, death date 1/7/1853, burial in Old Coffeeville Cemetery. Biographical sketch, historical marker and grave marker photos. Find a Grave.
  • MCNAIRY, JOHN HAMILTON (1804-1853). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 109-110, mentioned p. 104, interment in Old Coffeeville Cemetery. A History of Upshur County, Texas, 1966.
  • Other Resources
  • "Colonel John H. McNairy, who was a large plantation owner near Coffeeville and who was state Representative from Harrison County when it was composed of Harrison, Upshur, Gregg and Camp Counties is the man who was responsible for Upshur County being cut off of Harrison and who was instrumental in getting it named Upshur County and the county seat named Gilmer, is buried in the Old Coffeeville Cemetery." "Upshur County History," by D.T. Loyd, "Oldest Marked Grave in Upshur County," 10/22/1970, p. 4. Gilmer Mirror.
  • Col. John Hamilton McNairy historical marker, Upshur County. First Representative elected from county, 1848. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
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