Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
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Milam County, Texas
                                   David Posey McCanless

#10 - Sheriff David Posey McCanless was born on April 8, 1821 in Giles County, Tennessee
and was elected on August 2, 1852 and served until August 7, 1854.

He served in the Confederate States Army as a 2nd Lt. TX Co. B, 35th Cavalry (Brown's).

About 1849, he married Adolina Minerva Purse in Texas. They had ten children: Napolean,
Applewhite, William, John, Franklin, Mike, Bunk, Misinya, Cassie and Jacquline.

It is unknown when he died.

No picture is known to exist.


Sheriffs of Milam County, TX

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