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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ROBINETT, JAMES M. - Came to Texas in 1834, as is shown in the headright certificate issued to him July 17, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Milam County. The land was survyed in Leon County. He was issued a donation certificate No.____ for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. This was lost and a duplicate No. 493 was issued to him May 25, 1853. (?). Bounty Certificate No. 1229 was issued in Mr. Robinetts name December 28, 1838 for 640 acres of land due him for having served in the army from April 3 to October 13, 1836. He was living in Milam County, June 3, 1838 when he sold the rights to the certificate to John Teal for $200.

The Deed Records of Leon County show Mrs. Robinett living in Harris County July 22, 1851.

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

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Bounty Certificate: 1229
  • Donation Certificate: 493