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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MCFALL, SAMUEL - Was issued Donation Certificate No. 840 for 640 acres of land March 29, 1838 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. He was living in McLennan County December 16, 1853 when he sold the certificate to William Oldham for $25.

Mr. McFall was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9737 for 320 acres of land January 14, 1841 for having served in the army from March 1 to May 30, 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. James Gillaspie] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

    • Comments: May have fought in the U.S.-Mexican War.
    • Bounty Certificate: 9737
    • Donation Certificate: 840