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Dr. John Leonard Randal

Also Known As: "Leonard", "John Leonard Randal"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Stokes, Pitt County, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 11, 1874 (74)
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bull Randal and Hannah Randal
Husband of Sarah McNeil Randal
Father of Colonel Horace Randal, (CSA) and John Leonard Randal
Brother of Pickney Harvey Randal; Only Cypress Randal; Jackson Harvey Randal and Elizabeth Harvey Denman

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About Dr. John Leonard Randal

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http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fra29

RANDAL, JOHN LEONARD (1800–1874). John Leonard Randal, Republic of Texas senator and physician, was born on February 11, 1800, in Stokes County, North Carolina, the son of John and Hannah (Harvey) Bull, who petitioned the state of North Carolina to change their name and that of their four children to Randal. The General Assembly at Raleigh ratified the name change on December 22, 1803.

Randal received his medical training at Cincinnati Medical College. He and his family were living in McNairy County, Tennessee, when, in the late fall of 1838, they moved to Texas and settled about a mile and a half south of San Augustine. Randal received his conditional certificate for land on June 7, 1839, and his unconditional certificate on May 6, 1844. He constructed a large two-story house that functioned as his residence and as a hospital for his patients. He succeeded James Gaines in the called session of the Sixth Congress in 1842, as a representative of the Shelby, Sabine, and Harrison districts in the Senate. He was reelected to the same office in the Seventh Congress, 1842–43.

He joined the United States Army during the Mexican War and was appointed assistant surgeon on March 3, 1847. He was assigned to the Twelfth Infantry on April 9 and resigned on August 3, 1847.

In 1858 he sold his property in San Augustine County and moved to Smith County, where, on September 27, 1859, he purchased 640 acres a few miles northeast of Tyler.

On May 10, 1862, Randal enlisted in the Army of the Confederate States of America, Twenty-eighth Texas Cavalry, as regimental surgeon; he was recruited by his son, regimental commander Col. Horace Randal. He was later appointed surgeon of the Second Brigade of Gen. John G. Walker's division. His service, primarily in Arkansas, was cut short by his failing health. On March 22, 1863, he submitted his resignation, which was accepted on June 9, 1863. He sold his farm in Smith County on August 22, 1863. In 1867 he was paying taxes on a section of land in Grimes County. In 1868 he disposed of that property and purchased a 130-acre farm in Brazos County a few miles from Bryan.

Randal, an Englishman by descent, reputedly inherited a considerable estate in England but preferred to remain a citizen of Texas and refused to claim his inheritance. He was married to Sarah McNeil Kyle, a descendant of Lord Stanhope, and they were the parents of eight children. Randal died on his Brazos County farm in April 1874 and is said to be buried in the old Boonville Cemetery, although his grave is unmarked.


THE HANDBOOK OF TEXAS ONLINE John Leonard Randal, Republic of Texas senator and physician, was born on February 11, 1800, in Stokes County, North Carolina, the son of John and Hannah (Harvey) Bull, who petitioned the state of North Carolina to change their name and that of their four children (Oney, John, Jackson, Elizabeth) to Randal. The General Assembly at Raleigh ratified the name change on December 22, 1803. Randal received his medical training at Cincinnati Medical College. He and his family were living in McNairy County, Tennesse, when in the late fall of 1838, they moved to Texas and settled about a mile and a half south of San Augustine. Randal received his conditional certificate for land on June 7, 1839, and his unconditional certificate on May 6, 1844. He constructed a large two-story house that functioned as his residence and as a hospital for his patients. He succeded James Gaines in the called session of the Sixth Congress in 1842, as a representative of the Shelby, Sabine, and Harrison districts in the Senate. He was reelected to the same office in the Seventh Congress, 1842-43. He joined the United States Army during the Mexican War and was appointed assistant surgeon on March 3, 1847. He was assigned to the Twelfth Infantry on April 9 and resigned on August 3, 1847. In 1858 he sold his property in San Augustine Coumty and moved to Smith County where on September 27, 1859 he purchased 640 acres a few miles northeast of Tyler. On May 10, 1862, Randal enlisted in the Army of the Confederate States of America, Twenty-eighth Texas Cavalry, as regimental surgeon, having been recruited by his son, regimental commander Col. Horace Randal. He was later appointed surgeon of the Second Brigade of Gen. John G. Walker's division. His service, primarily in Arkansas, was cut short by his failing heath. On March 22, 1863 he submitted his resignation which was accepted on June 9 1863. He sold his farm in Smith County on August 22, 1863 In 1867 he was paying taxes on a section of land in Grimes County. In 1868 he disposed of that property and purchased a 130 acre farm in Brazos County a few miles from Bryan. Randal, an Englishman by descent, reputedly inherited a considerable estate in England but preferred to remain a citizen of Texas and refused to claim his inheritance. He was married to Sarah McNeil Kyle, a descendant of Lord Stanhope, and they were the parents of eight children. Randal died on his Brazos County farm in April 1874 and is said to be buried in the old Boonville Cemetery, although his grave is not marked. Tom Jones

John Leonard Randal is my great uncle. The Randal name has been handed down every generation to include me, my great great grandfather, my great grandfather, my grandmother, my father, my son James Randal Clement, aka "Randy" and my grandson Mark Randal Clement.

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Dr. John Leonard Randal's Timeline

1800
February 11, 1800
Stokes, Pitt County, North Carolina, United States
1833
January 4, 1833
Age 32
1838
September 17, 1838
Age 38
1874
April 11, 1874
Age 74
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, United States
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Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, United States