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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FREEMAN, THOMAS - Came to Texas in January, 1835, an is shown in Headright Certificate No. 133 issued to him February 1, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Bastrop County Board. Land surveyed in Dallas County.

Mr. Freeman was issued Donation Certificate No. 32 for 640 acres of land, April 30, 1846 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg. The land was surveyed in the Bexar Land District in what is now Burnet County.

Mr. Freeman first joined the army December 18, 1835. He joined Captain John Chenoweth’s Company August 17, 1836 and on December 31, 1836 he was a member of Captain John McClure’s Company. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2801 for 1280 acres of land, April 9, 1838 for having served in the army from December 18, 1835 to November 6, 1837.

Mr. Freeman was a member of the Texas Veterans Association. He died in 1889.

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
  • Company: sick, or detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835 Jan
  • Date of Death: 1889
  • Bounty Certificate: 2801
  • Donation Certificate: 32