There were 4 Males in this family. They were sons of Sampson McCown and Margaret Telford originally from Chester County, SC: Anyone wishing to join the Descendants of the War of 1812 Veterans can join on Sampson's service. Alexander was born 1805 in Tennessee and died 1855 in Montgomery County, Texas. He has a slanting and decaying (has vines and limbs growing out of it) box tomb and is buried in the town of Old Montgomery, Montgomery County, Texas. There is an historical marker on the tomb. Whoever applied for the historical marker on the tomb (this was done prior to the 1970's) erroneously referred to him as James Alexander combining him and his brother James into one person. This likely came from the county history. James, his brother, was a totally different person. James and Alexander were in business together and built the first Montgomery County courthouse. About 1844 or so James moved to Marshall, Harrison County leaving Alexander and other family members in Montgomery County. Alexander was married and had children, but none of the children survived childhood. James was born in 1808 in Tennessee and died in 1852 in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas. He is buried in the Marshall City Cemetery in Marshall. He "had" a neat Table Top (full grave length) grave stone that was destroyed by the falling limb of a tree several years ago. He had a wife and several children.His wife was a sister of JB McCown. In Alabama and in Texas he was a speculator of land and owned a hotel in Marshall at the time of his death. He served in the Somerville Expedition in 1842 and served a single term in the Texas State Legislature. Several people on this list are descendants of James. His descendants are eligible for the Sons of the Republic of Texas or the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Sampson was born about 1816 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in the area which is now Hale County. He died in 1887 in Hunt County, Texas. He has no known marked grave. He served as Lt under his younger brother, J.B. in the Mexican War. After the war he moved to Harrison County, Texas for several years then moved to Van Zandt County, then to Hunt County. He was likely a Whig in politics, was commissioned a Brigadier General, but, never served. During the Civil War he served as a private in the Hunt County Home Guard and later as County Judge. In 1879 he was attacked by a disgruntled neighbor who he killed in self defense and was acquitted after a week long trial. He had numerous children who had many descendants who are eligible for membership in the Sons of the Republic of Texas or the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Mic Barnette (m...@micbarnette.com ) is the only known member of the SRT on descent from Sampson McCown. Jerome B. McCown, or JB, as he styled himself, was born in 1821 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama and died about 1876 in Texas. His first documented military experience began as a Private, then he was quickly elected Captain of his own company in the Mexican War where he distinguished himself and his company (his brother, Sampson served as his Lt under him) at the Battle of Monterrey. After the Mexican War JB served as a Captain in a Texas Ranging Company fighting Indians on the Texas frontiers. He also served two terms in the Texas State Legislature and fought Indians again on the Texas Frontier. During the Civil War served as a recruiting Captain then as Quartermaster under General Sibley in the New Mexico theater. After the war, in 1871, he was appointed as a commissioner to create Waller County. His wife was a sister of his brother, James McCown's wife. He did have children but the children died young without issue. He therefore has no descendants. JB is not listed on any list as a Texas Ranger but I am collecting evidence to publish which will show he served in various units, always as a Captain, which will establish him as being in the service of Texas and as such, a Texas Ranger.
Clark’s line descends from Lawrence McCown and his wife, Sally McCrea/McCree