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Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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BROWN, DAVID -- In the Certificate of Character issued to him September 24, 1834 by John Bevil, Mr. Brown stated that he came to Texas in June, 1833. He was married and on January 15, 1835 was issued title to a league of land in de Zavala's Colony, situated in what is now Jefferson County. On February 3, 1838 he received a Headright Certificate for a labor of land from the San Augustine County Board.

Mr. Brown was, on January 21, 1840 issued Bounty Certificate No. 943 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 15 to June 15, 1838. He was living in Washington County March 19, 1840 when he sold the certificate to L. B. Franks of Milam County for $175.OO. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's Company and on January 21, 1840 was issued Donation Certificate No. 1003 for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The land was surveyed in Panola County in 1848.

Shortly after receiving his discharge, Mr. Brown was made Captain of a volunteer company raised in San Augustine County.

A David Brown died in San Augustine County prior to the year 1847. His widow, Mrs. May Brown, was appointed administratrix of his estate.

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 Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1833 June
  • Date of Death: 1847?
  • Bounty Certificate: 943
  • Donation Certificate: 1003