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MCGEE, JOSEPH J. (?–?). Joseph J. McGee, physician and soldier, traveled to Texas in September 1834 and settled in Brazoria. On August 9, 1835, he signed a resolution calling for a general consultation "calculated to quiet the present excitement, and to promote the general interest of Texas." He enlisted as a private in Capt. Wyly Martin's company on March 15, 1836, and took part in the battle of San Jacinto. He was mustered out on July 23, 1836, but Henry W. Karnes requested that Sam Houston appoint McGee as his regimental surgeon, and on February 14, 1837, Houston agreed to do so. A Dr. Joseph J. McGee was living at Black Jack Grove in November 1857 and at Winnsboro in 1861.


John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).

Thomas W. Cutrer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas W. Cutrer, "MCGEE, JOSEPH J.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.