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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ROBERTS, STEPHEN R. - In Headright Certificate No. 389 issued to Mr. Roberts March 2, 1838 for a league and labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Washington County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1833. He was a member of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company and was on October 27, 1837 issued Donation Certificate No. 526 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. He was living in Washington County November 26, 1853 when he sold the certificate to James W. Throckmorton for $160.00.

Mr. Roberts was chairman of the Board of Land Commissioners for Washington County in 1838. He was a charter trustee of Union Academy, Washington, Texas incorporated February 14, 1842.

The Deed Records of Washington County show Mr. Roberts living in that county as late as the year 1853.

Postmaster of the town of Washington, April 1, 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
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Joseph Bell Chance

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Donation Certificate: 526