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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ROBINSON, BENJAMIN W. - The records of the Texas Veterans Association show that Mr. Robinson was born in 1813. In Headright Certificate No. 43 for one-third of a league of land issued to him January 18, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Montgomery County it is stated that Mr. Robinson came to Texas in June, 1831. In Comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 7800 it is certified that he was one of the members of Captain William Ware’s company who was left sick at the camp at Harrisburg. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9024 for 320 acres of land March 30, 1839 for having served in the army from March 12 to May 5, 1836. On November 27, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 630 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He was living in Walker County, July 7, 1840 when he sold the certificate to David R. Mitchell for $100.

The records of the Texas Veterans Association show Mr. Robinson living at, or near, Huntsville, Walker County in 1874.

On Mr. Benjamin W. Robinson received title to one league of land in Colony, surveyed in what is now Walker 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: Private
  • Company: [Capt. William Ware] sick

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Benjamin William
  • Date of Birth: 1812, May 10
  • Birthplace: Kentucky
  • Origin: Arkansas, Lawrence County
  • Came to Texas: 1831 Jun
  • Date of Death: 1875 Jul 21
  • Burial Place: Martha's Chapel Cemetery, Huntsville, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 9024
  • Donation Certificate: 630
  • Wife: Frances Gray
  • Children: William W. Robinson; Edith Robinson Cotton; Mary (Polly) Robinson Cotton; Edward C. Robinson; Jesse Alexander Robinson
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother George W. Robinson, brother-in-law Job Stark Collard at San Jacinto; brother-in-law Jonathan Collard at Harrisburg