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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RAPER, DANIEL - Came to Texas in February, 1830, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. 74 issued to him for one-third of a league by the Board of Land Commissioners for Montgomery county in 1838. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 847 for 640 acres of land April 3, 1839 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. The land was surveyed in Montgomery County.

The Probate Records of Montgomery County show Mr. Raper died in 1853. Jacob Harmon was appointed administrator of his estate March 12, 1853.

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. William Ware] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1830 Feb
  • Date of Death: 1853
  • Donation Certificate: 547