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MCCREAREY, JAMES K. (1810–?). James K. McCrearey was born in 1810 in Franklin, Tennessee. He apparently traveled to Texas after the Texas Revolution and before September 5, 1839, when he received a conditional certificate for land in Austin County. When his wife, Elizabeth C., died in 1841, McCrearey was clerk of the district court at San Felipe de Austin. The 1842 Austin County tax roll listed him as the holder of $421 worth of real property, including 121 acres of farmland and six town lots. From 1842 to 1844 he was chief justice of Austin County. He represented Austin, Colorado, and Fort Bend counties in the Senate of the Ninth Congress, 1844–45. He was confirmed commissioner of pilots for the port of Paso Cavallo (see CAVALLO PASS) on November 19, 1849, and held the position until March 1, 1852.


Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).


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

"MCCREAREY, JAMES K.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.