Leonard in Fannin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Cadwallader Neale
(Apr. 20, 1838 - Dec. 13, 1906)
Born in middle Tennessee, John Cadwallader Neale enlisted in the Confederate army during the Civil War and served with the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, in 1877 three years after he migrated to Fannin County, he purchased a nearby farm. He later opened a family grocery in Leonard and became a leading businessman of the community. He was also a Mason and a church deacon. Twice married, Neale was the father of fourteen children.
Recorded - 1981
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8916.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
Location. 33° 22.987′ N, 96° 15.185′ W. Marker is in Leonard, Texas, in Fannin County. Marker can be reached from 1st Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leonard TX 75452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Leonard (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church of LeonardLeonard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burns Cemetery (approx. 5½ miles away); First Methodist Church of Trenton (approx. 5.9 miles away); Y.B. Reed (approx. 5.9 miles away); Trenton (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonard.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.