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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PENNINGTON, J. J. - Listed on page 42 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the members of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. The Land Office records do not show that he received bounty land for his services prior to April 21, 1836 or donation land. He was issued Bounty certificate No. 168 for 320 acres of land December 25, 1846 for his services in the army from July 3 to October 3, 1836. The land was surveyed in Hill 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. Joseph Bell Chance

Personal Statistics