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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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HEAD, WILEY M. - Arrived in Texas before May 2, 1835, as is stated in the headright certificate issued to him January 25, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Brazoria County. He was a second Sergeant of Captain Peyton B. Splane’s Company and on June 27, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 376 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg. On April 10, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 2829 for 320 acres of land for his services in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. In Comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 916 it is certified that when Mr. Head was discharged he was a member of Captain Peter B. Dexter’s company.

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: Second Sergenat
  • Company: Capt. Peyton R. Splane

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: Before May 2, 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 2829
  • Donation Certificate: 376