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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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JACKSON, JOSEPH - Born in Georgia in 1817. In Headright Certificate No. 85 issued to him March 15, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Austin County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas in 1833.

Mr. Jackson was a member of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s Company in 1836. His name does not appear on the San Jacinto rolls printed in a pamphlet in 1836 and it does not appear on the San Jacinto rolls in the General Land Office. It does, however, appear on pages 41 and 42 of the Land Office army rolls in the Land Office as having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He is shown as a member of Company E, Captain Gibson Kuykendall. This company was not in the battle. Many of those who received thier donation certificates late were granted 640 acres of land for having been in the battle. On March 9, 1854 Mr. Jackson was issued Donation Certificate No. 431 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1824 for 320 acres of land, January 13, 1838 for having served in the army from March 1 to May 30, 1836. On April 12, 1848 he received Bounty Certificate No. 517 for 640 acres of land, for having served in the army from October 11, 1836 to April 11, 1837.

Mr. Jackson was a member of the Texas Veterans Association. He was living at Lexington, Lee County in 1874 and at or near Caldwell, Burleson County in 1883.

Mr. Sam Houston Jackson, a son of Mr. and

Resides at 2227 Bissonet Street, Houston.

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. Gibson Kuykendall

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1817
  • Birthplace: Georgia
  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Bounty Certificate: 1824
  • Donation Certificate: 431
  • Children: Sam Houston Jackson