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Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Harrisburg

The Kemp Sketch

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FITZGERALD, LANKFORD - Shown on page 137 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 621 September 15, 1854 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The land was surveyed in Montague County. On March 12, 1850 he received Bounty Certificate No. 621 for 321 acres of land for having served in the army from April 7 to May 8, 1836. He was not issued a headright certificate.

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

    • Bounty Certificate: 621
    • Donation Certificate: 621