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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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TOLLETT, WESLEY - Shown on page 232 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain William H. Patton’s Company. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3131 for 320 acres of land May 2, 1838 for having served in the army from April 25 to July 23, 1836. On May 25, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 207 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. The land was surveyed in the Nacogdoches Land District in what is now Rains County in 1844. In Headright Certificate No. 344 for one league and one labor of land issued to him in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Red River County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1831.

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
  • Company: [Capt. Patton/Murphree] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Tallett
  • Came to Texas: 1831
  • Bounty Certificate: 3131
  • Donation Certificate: 207