Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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BROWN, WILSON C. -- Born September 1, 1810. He was a member of Captain William H. Smith's Company of cavalry. He received Bounty Certificate No. 1024 for 320 acres of land, February 4, 1852 for serving in the army from March 16 to June 16, 1836. He was living in Anderson County April 15, 1852 when he sold the certificate to Williamson Dale for $75.00. He received Bounty Certificate No. 1525 for 320 acres for serving from June 22 to September 22, 1836. On February 2, 1852 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 413 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto.

Mr. Brown died at Jasper, Jasper County, March 19, 1876, while a member of the Texas Veterans Association. His grave in the cemetery in Jasper is marked.

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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 H. Smith

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1810 Sep 1
  • Date of Death: 1876 Mar 19
  • Burial Place: Jasper, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 1024
  • Donation Certificate: 413