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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MOORE, LEWIS - Came to Texas in 1834, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. 103 issued to him March 1, 1838 for one-twelfth of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Milam County.

(Note: 1/4 of a league of land surveyed in McLennan County)

Mr. Moore was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1906 for 320 acres of land January 17, 1838 for having served in the army from February 29 to May 30, 1836. On September 28, 1841 he received Donation Certificate No. 1167 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

On page _____ of the army rolls in the General Land Office Mr. Moore is shown as having enlisted in Captain Thomas H. Barron’s company, October 31, 1836.

Mr. Moore died in 1894 while a member of the Texas Veterans Association and is buried in the Moore Cemetery near Chalk Bluff, McLennan County.

One of the children of Lewis Moore was Sam Houston Moore. Some of the children of Sam Houston Moore are Henry Lewis Roddey, 2118 Columbus Avenue, Waco; Mrs. Nannie R. Burns, ____________; W. R. Moore, 1922 Summer Avenue, Waco; Lewis Moore, Lubbock; Jack Moore, Floydada; Hollis Moore, Sweetwater; Calton Moore; Orvill Moore; and Lemond Moore.

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. William Ware] detailed with baggage wagon

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Date of Death: 1894
  • Burial Place: Moore Cemetery, Chalk Bluff, McLennan County, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 1906
  • Donation Certificate: 1167
  • Children: Sam Houston Moore