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Wright, Gilbert

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WRIGHT, GILBERT - Came to Texas in 1835. This is stated in Headright Certificate No. 36 for one-third of a league of land issued to him in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Matagorda County.


WRIGHT, GILBERT – Listed on page 42 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

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

  • Came to Texas: 1835

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