Private James Coryell

Private James Coryell

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, May 27, 1837

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James Coryell

Private James Coryell was shot and killed by Caddo Indians while he and several other Texas Rangers were camped at Perry Creek in present-day Falls County.

Private Coryell had served with the Texas Rangers for approximately 10 months.

Coryell County, Texas, was named after Private Coryell when it was formed in 1854.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available


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