Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


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

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.