James M. Dunlap March 10, 1828 (Tennessee) – June 12, 1886
16th Texas Cavalry – Co. H
James M. Dunlap was born March 10, 1828 in Tennessee. Sgt. Dunlap moved from Tennessee to Texas before the Civil War began and served the Confederacy here.
Dunlap was 34 when he joined a Collin County unit on March 7, 1862 in McKinney, TX - the 16th Texas Cavalry, Co. H - Fitzhugh’s Regiment, the Third Regiment of Johnson’s Brigade.
At the time of enlistment, records show that his horse was valued at $125 and his equipment at $30. Dunlap originally enlisted for one year, but according to military documents, he received $35 on August 17, 1863 for transportation from McKinney, TX to Louisiana when he re-enlisted with the Confederacy. Mr. Dunlap entered the service as a Private and was promoted to Sergeant.
It is interesting to note, is that Sgt. Dunlap served in the same Regiment as William Bowman and Milton Turner (Fitzhugh’s), and the same Company at Turner (Co. H).
James M. Dunlap died on June 12, 1886 at the age of 58.
James M. Dunlap (1828-1886) and Amanda Lena Parker (1829-1907)
Warren D. (1854-1879) and Dona A. Sparks
Mary Ann (1858) (m. Robert Housewright)
Eudora (1860) (m. Franklin Pierce Skelton)
James was a Confederate veteran. He was a Justice of the Peace. Amanda is buried in the Wylie Cemetery. She was a daughter of James M. Parker and Ann Hunt Carnell.