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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HILL, DAVID - In Headright Certificate No. 89 issued to Mr. Hill February 1, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for San Augustine County for one league and one labor of land it is stated that he came to Texas in 1835. This means that he arrived sometimes between May 2, 1835 and March 2, 1836 for had he arrived before May 2, 1835 this would have been stated in the certificate.

Mr. Hill was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2021 for 320 acres of land January 23, 1838 for having served in the army from March 15, to June 15, 1836. On December 18, 1839 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 980 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. The land was surveyed in Nacogdoches Land District in what is now Smith County.

The Deed Records of Rusk County show that Mr. Hill was living in that County, July 30, 1850. He was a member of the Texas Veterans Association and was living in Burnet County in 1883.

Mr. Hill also served in Captain Thomas S. McDonald’s Company in 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. William Kimbro] sick or detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 2021
  • Donation Certificate: 980