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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LITTON, ADDISON - Came to Texas in 1827 as is stated in the headright certificate issued in his name for a league and labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Bastrop County. He was a member of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s company and on February 23, 1848 his heirs received Donation Certificate No. 98 for 640 acres of land, due him for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. On December 6, 1838 Mr. Litton was issued Bounty Certificate No. 5053 for 1280 acres of land for his services in the army. On page_____ of the army rolls Mr. Litton is shown as a member of Captain E. W. Collins’ company of Sabine Volunteers in July, 1836.

Mr. Litton died in Bastrop County in 1847. His widow Mrs. Mary Litton was appointed administratrix of his estate November 29, 1847. His heirs on November 23, 1872 were David Litton, F. M. Litton, Frank Yoast, Mary Litton Wolfenberger, wife of Charles Wolfenberger and W. N. Shother of Bastrop 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. Gibson Kuykendall

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1827
  • Date of Death: 1847
  • Bounty Certificate: 5053
  • Donation Certificate: 98
  • Wife: Mary Owen Litton