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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HOLLINGSWORTH, JAMES - Came to Texas previous to May 2, 1835, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. 356 issued to him February 20, 1838 for one-twelfth of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Washington County. In Comptroller’s Military Record No. 4329 it is certified that Mr. Hollingsworth served in Captain William W. Hill’s Company from March 1 to May 30, 1836. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 864 for 640 acres of land, May 3, 1839 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

The probate records of Burleson County show that Mr. Hollingsworth died in that county in 1850. Mrs. Rachael Hollingsworth was appointed administratrix of his estate, March 2, 1850.

Note: 1/4 L surveyed in Burleson County. ___________Colony.

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 W. Hill] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1792
  • Birthplace: Virginia
  • Origin: Arkansas
  • Came to Texas: 1829 Jun
  • Date of Death: 1850
  • Donation Certificate: 864
  • Profession: Farmer
  • Wife: Rachel Hughes Cullins
  • Children: Aaron Hollingsworth; D. Jeannette Hollingsworth Hughes