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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POLK, WILLIAM P. - Listed on page 42 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the members of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He did not apply for donation land. On page ____ of the army rolls he is shown as a member of Captain H. H. Cleveland’s company of Mill Creek Volunteers when the company was mustered _________ 1836. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1789 for 640 acres of land January 12, 1838 for having served in the army from March 1 to October 1, 1836.

Texas 18 31

H R Unnumbered

1/3 L

Austin 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: Third Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. Gibson Kuykendall

Personal Statistics

    • Bounty Certificate: 1769