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MCNEEL, DANIEL (ca. 1798–ca. 1835). Daniel McNeel, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists and Brazoria County planter, was born on the island of Barra, west of Scotland, around 1798. He may have been related to John McNeelqv. He married a woman named Mary from North Carolina. He received title to a sitio of land in what is now Brazoria County on August 3, 1824, but did not arrive in Texas until 1826. The census of that year classified him as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between twenty-five and forty. His household included his wife, four sons, two daughters, and two servants. He died before October 13, 1835, when his widow married John Cowan. In 1838 a headright certificate of one labor was awarded his heirs.


Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas (Austin, 1963-). Louis Wiltz Kemp Papers, Texas State Archives, Austin.


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"MCNEEL, DANIEL," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.