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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HODGE, WILLIAM - Name appears on an army roll at the General Land Office as a member of Captain Peyton R. Splane’s Company among those detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. In a Comptroller’s Military Service Record Captain Splane, at Goliad June 5, 1836 certified that Mr. Hodge had served in his company from March 6 to June 5, 1836.

On August 22, 1845 Adjutant General William G. Cooke issued to Mr. Hodge Donation Certificate No. 1207 for 640 acres of land for “having participated in the battle of San Jacinto (detailed as Baggage Guard)”.

The marriage records of Washington County show that Mr. Hodge was married to Miss E. Mitchell, December 19, 1847.

Mr. Hodge was living in Falls County, December 20, 1851 when he sold his donation certificate.

(Notes: Page 41 Mr. W. S. Hodge, Mandan, North Dakota is a great grandson.)

Adjutant Generals Office

Austin August 1st, 1855

I certify that the name of W. Hodge appears as a private on the Muster on file in this office of a Company Commanded by Capt. R Splane, in the battle of San Jacinto.

Also that the name of said Hodge appears as a private upon the roll of Capt George W. Long from 9th of Septr 1839 to 22nd Novr 1839and also the name of James Hodge for the Same period.

James S. Gillett

Adjt Genl

Paid for Spalnnes’ Comp’y

Both Claimants paid for Longs Comp’y


(Source) Claims Papers, Archives, Texas State Library

HODGE, WILLIAM – Born in Tennessee in 1819; enlisted in the volunteer auxillary corps at Nacogdoches, January 14, 1836.

HODGE, WILLIAM – Came to Texas in December, 1825. This is stated in Headright Certificate No. 122 for one-third of a league of land issued to him in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Fort Bend 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.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Peyton R. Splane

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1819
  • Birthplace: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1825 Dec.
  • Donation Certificate: 1207
  • Wife: E. Mitchell