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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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LIGHTFOOT, HENRY L. - Was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4670 for 320 acres of land December 8, 1840 for having served in the army from February 28, to May 30, 1836. He was living in Clark County, Arkansas, May 29, 1850 with his wife, Sarah, when he sold the certificate to John Wilson. On December 8, 1840 he received Donation Certificate No. 1096 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 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 J. E. Heard] sick at camp at Harrisburg

Personal Statistics

    • Bounty Certificate: 4670
    • Donation Certificate: 1096
    • Wife: Sarah