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Maurry, James

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MURRAY, JAMES - The name James Murray is inscribed on the bronze plague in the San Jacinto memorial monument on which are listed the names of the Texans who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. The name should be removed as it was James Maurry who performed the service indicated and Maurry’s name is on the plaque.

MAURRY, JAMES - Listed on page 137 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the men of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. No one by that name received headright, bounty or donation land.

Our family spell it “Murray”.

NOTE: Information in red given by Mrs. William J. Reilly, 3005 Hanover, Dallas 5, Texas, and passed on to Mr. Kemp.

MAURRY, JAMES – listed on page 137 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the men of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company who was detailed to guard the Baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. No one by that name received headright, bounty or donation land.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.


Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Joseph Bell Chance

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Murray; Mayr; Maury

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