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John Hamilton McNairy

Full Name: John Hamilton McNairy
Birth date: November 22, 1804
Death date: January 7, 1853

Terms of Service

  • House, 3rd (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 7/22/1850
(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

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, pp. 109-110, mentioned p. 104, interment in Old Coffeeville Cemetery. A History of Upshur County, Texas 1966.
  • Col. John H. McNary, born 1804, death date 1/7/1853, burial in Old Coffeeville Cemetery. Includes biographical sketch, historical marker photo. Find a Grave .
  • "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 .
  • MCNAIRY, JOHN HAMILTON (1804-1853). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Historical marker, Col. John Hamilton McNairy, Coffeeville, Upshur County. First Representative elected from county, 1848. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .

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