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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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PEVEHOUSE, PRESTON - Born in Arkansas,__________, 1815. He came to Texas in January, 1833, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 77 issued to him February 3, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Fort Bend County Board. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 336 for 640 acres of land, June 20, 1838 for having participated in the Storming and Capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835, at which he was wounded. On June 14, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 3852 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from November 13, 1835 to February 10, 1836.

Mr. Pevehouse was third corporal in Captain Peyton R. Splane’s company in 1836, and was among those detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He was living in Austin County March 18, 1853, probably in that part now embraced in Waller County. In 1874 he was a member of the Texas Veterans Association and was living in Milam Country.

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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: Third Corporal
  • Company: Capt. Peyton R. Splane

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1815
  • Birthplace: Arkansas
  • Came to Texas: 1833 Jan
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Donation Certificate: 336