Most Excellent Grand High Priest
|Biography: N. H. Darnell was the Fifth MEGHP Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the Republic of Texas 1846 to 1847.
Nicholas Henry Darnell (April 20, 1807 to July 16, 1885) was a founding member of McFarland Lodge No. 3 in San Augustine, Texas, a member of Rising Star Chapter and a delegate at the Convention establishing the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the Republic of Texas. Darnell's degree dates and Masonic history prior to his coming to Texas from Tennessee in 1837 are unknown.
Darnell's other Masonic affiliations in Texas were Member of Redland Lodge No. 3 in San Augustine, Texas after the demise of McFarland Lodge No.3 in 1845, Sam Houston Lodge No. 32 in Shelbyville, Texas, and Fort Richardson Lodge in Jacksboro, Texas.
Darnell was Grand Master of Texas Masons in 1844.
Darnell is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Downtown Dallas, Texas. Grand Lodge of Texas photo is available. There is no grave marker indicating his service as Grand High Priest.