Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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McGARY, DANIEL H. -- Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. On the Headright Certificate issued to him for a league and labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Montgomery County, January 20, 1838 it is stated that he arrived in Texas March 1, 1836. He was a brother of Jonathan and Isaac McGary.

Jonathan McGary married the widow of George A. Lamb, who was among those killed at San Jacinto. In 1838 he was administrator of the estate of Mr. Lamb. Daniel H. McGary and his wife, Sarah McGary, were bondsmen for Jonathan McGary. The probate records of Walker County show them living in that county in 1847.

Daniel H. McGary was a member of Captain William Kimbro's Company at San Jacinto and on November 24, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 622 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. While living in Limestone County, May 11, 1848, he sold this certificate to John R. Henry of Limestone County.

Writing for the Texas Almanac 1872, Mr. R. T. Crain of Bosque County stated that Mr. McGary was at that time living in Washington County.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1820?
  • Birthplace: Kentucky, Hopkins County? Ohio?
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Mar 1
  • Date of Death: 1902 Apr 22
  • Comments: U.S.-Mexican War; Civil War, Confederate Army
  • Donation Certificate: 622
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Wife: Sarah Nobles Bankhead Lamb McGary
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Isaac McGary fought at San Jacinto