Pleasant Ernest McAnelly, I

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Pleasant Ernest McAnelly, I

Also Known As: "P.E. McAnelly"
Birthplace: Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death: December 19, 1890 (79)
Medina County, Texas, USA
Place of Burial: Frio County, Texas, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Husband of Anna Catherine Vogt
Father of Cornelius Homer McAnelly; Keziah Ann McAnelly; Kezia Wood McAnally; Marcena C McAnelly and Pleasant Ernest McAnelly, II

Managed by: Suzan Martin
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About Pleasant Ernest McAnelly, I


Pleasant Ernest McAnelly, I was born on December 29, 1810, in Mercer County, Kentucky, USA.

Pleasant married Anna Catherine Vogt on October 18, 1847, in Harris, Texas, USA. Together they had the following children: Cornelius Homer McAnelly; Keziah Ann McAnelly; Kezia McAnally; Marcena C McAnelly; Pleasant Ernest McAnelly, Jr.

He died on December 19, 1890, in Medina County, Texas, USA and was buried in Frio County, Texas, United States of America.

The original McAnelly house was built in 1883 and is in the photos with some of the sons in the 1890s. The house still stands today.

(As told by Phil McAnelly) The McAnelly family first moved into the Devine area in the late 1870s, although Pleasant McAnelly, the old Texas Patriot [the first McAnelly to arrive], probably rode through this country in the 1830s before Texas was even Texas, as part of the group of men with Ben Milam that drove the Mexican army out of San Antonio in the Seige of Bexar.[] During the battle, he was standing next to Ben Milam in the Veramendi house when Ben was shot in the head by a Mexican soldier. Pleasant picked him up and carried him into a back room. He later said, “When I saw his head fall back, I knew he was dead.” Pleas later rode with the Rangers, Bigfoot Wallace, and Lon Moore. He was about twenty-five years old at the time. The large, wooden, bullet-riddled doors from the Veramendi house are still on display in the Alamo

Pleasant and his wife settled in Frio County, County. He moved from Kentucky to Texas,He settles in Hondo, Medina County and his son owns 2000 acres and is a Rancher. as he [ []]

Came to Texas in 1835 residing in Fort Bend county. Joined the Texas Army on its way to San Antonio, and was one of the storming party who entered Bexar, December 5, 1835. Was present with Ben Milam when Milam was killed. Moved to Guadalupe County and was a Ranger in Captain Thomas J. Rabb's volunteer company, participating in Colonel John Henry Moore's Comanche raid in October 1840. Received a land grant for military service in the Texas army subsequent to the Texas declaration of independence, and prior to January 1, 1837. Moved to Medina County, settling on the Hondo creek between the present locations of Yancey and Devine.

Information contributed by FAG member Bill Fronczek.

"Pleasant McAnelly" married "Catharine Forth" (really Vogt?) in Harris, Texas (Harris Co TX ?) October 18 1847 (County Court Records - FHL - microfilm #0025221)

Contributed by FAG member M. S. Taylor.

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Pleasant Ernest McAnelly, I's Timeline

December 29, 1810
Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
February 13, 1849
February 13, 1849
February 13, 1849
Guadalupe County, Texas, USA
March 3, 1851
Guadalupe County, Texas, USA
March 23, 1855
Texas, Guadalupe, Near Seguin
December 19, 1890
Age 79
Medina County, Texas, USA
December 19, 1890
Age 79
Frio County, Texas, United States of America