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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HALE, JONAS - Came to Texas in November, 1833, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 63 issued to him for one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for San Augustine County. He was a member of Captain __________Company and was on November 21, 1840 issued Donation Certificate No. 1090 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 286 for 320 acres of land, November 14, 1837 for having served in the army from March 15 to June 15, 1836.

Mr. Hale was living in San Augustine County October 8, 1850 when he sold his donation certificate to Wilson Ewing.

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. William Kimbro] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Jones
  • Came to Texas: 1833 Nov
  • Bounty Certificate: 286
  • Donation Certificate: 1090