The Kemp Sketch
SMITH, WILLIAM W. - Arrived in Texas before May 2, 1835, as is stated in the headright certificate issued to him March 1, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Brazoria County. On Page 41of the army rolls in the General Land Office he is listed as one of the men of Captain Peyton R. Splane’s company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.
Mr. Smith was living in Galveston County, November 17, 1855 when he sold his headright certificate to Samuel Moac.
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.
- Died in Battle: No
- Rank: Private
- Company: Capt. Peyton R. Splane
- Other Battles: Bexar