The Kemp Sketch
HARRIS, ISAAC - Born in 1806. He came to Texas in 1823, as is stated in an unnumbered Headright certificate issued to him in 1838 for one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Bastrop County. He was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley’s company and on October 16, 1847 he was issued Bounty certificate No. 388 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from February 28 to May 28, 1836. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 131 for 640 acres of land August 28, 1848 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He was living in Texas County September 20, 1852 when he sold the certificate to W. R. Standifer for $100.
Mr. Harris was a member of the Texas Veterans Association and was living in Merced County, California in 1883.
(Note: 1 League surveyed in Bastrop County)
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.
- Died in Battle: No
- Company: [Capt. Jesse Billingsley] detailed to guard baggage
- Date of Birth: 1804 Apr 6
- Birthplace: Louisiana
- Came to Texas: 1823
- Date of Death: 1883 Sept
- Burial Place: San Joaquin, California
- Bounty Certificate: 388
- Donation Certificate: 131