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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NORMENT, THOMAS - Born January 18, 1819. In Headright Certificate No. 132 issued in 1838 in the name of Thomas Normant, deceased for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Liberty County it is stated that Mr. Norment came to Texas in 1831.

The father and mother of Mr. Norment had the following children: Mary, born January 7, 1815; married to Dr. Nicholas D. Labadie; died November 5, 1839. Sarah, born January 18, 1819 and died December 1, 1838, unmarried. William, born March 10, 1821 and died October 21, 1846 while in the United States Army. He was single.

Mr. Norment, the father died and in due time his widow was married to William Johns. Dr. Nicholas D. Labadie writing in the Texas Alamanac of 1859, page 40, stated that the company commanded by Captain William M. Logan at San Jacinto was organized at the home of Mrs. William Johns, “the son of Mrs. Johns, Thomas Norman, and the writer were the only men from that neighborhood (Anahuac). Others were Beaumont and Liberty boys.”

Thomas Norment re-enlisted July 7, and served until October 7, 1836 in Captain Franklin Hardin’s Company. As has been stated, he died December 1, 1838.

Mr. Norment was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3462 for 640 acres of land May 19, 1838 for having served in the army from March 6 to October 7, 1836.

On December 28, 1841 Donation Certificate No. 1189 for 640 acres of land was issued in Mr. Norment’s name, due him 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
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: [Capt. William M. Logan] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Norman
  • Date of Birth: 1819 Jan 18
  • Came to Texas: 1831
  • Date of Death: 1838?
  • Bounty Certificate: 3462
  • Donation Certificate: 1189
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother-in-law Nicholas D. Labadie at San Jacinto