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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GORHAM, ISAAC - Shown on the Spanish Archives in the General Land Office as having been born in Mississippi in 1791 and as having arrived in Texas in February, 1835. In Comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 8548 it is certified that Mr. Gorham served in Captain Jesse Billingsley’s company from February 28 to June 1, 1836. For this service he was on May 15, 1848 issued Bounty Certificate No. 414 for 320 acres of land. On May 14, 1848 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 105 for 640 acres of land for having been 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
  • Company: [Capt. Jesse Billingsley] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1791
  • Birthplace: Mississippi
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Feb
  • Bounty Certificate: 414
  • Donation Certificate: 105