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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RANKIN, DAVID - Came to Texas in the winter of 1834, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 221 issued to him March 2, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Liberty County. He was probably a member of Captain William M. Logan’s Company. On December 14, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 696 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. The land was surveyed in what is now Karner County in 1838. The headright land was surveyed in Liberty County.

On page ______ of the army rolls Mr. Rankin is shown as having served in Captain Franklin Harden’s company from July 7 to October 7, 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
  • Company: [Capt. Logan] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Donation Certificate: 696