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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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THOMPSON, THOMAS - Listed on page 42 as one of the men of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

One Thomas Thompson came to Texas in 1829, as is stated in the headright certificate issued to him January 18, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Matagorda County. He was a brother of Isham and Charles B. Thompson.

One Thomas Thompson came to Texas in December 1824 as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 79 issued to him May 12, 1838 for one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Fayette County. He was living in Fayette County May 12, 1838 when he sold the certificate to Silas Dinsmore of Matagorda County.

One Thomas Thompson was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4040 for 1280 acres of land July 18, 1838 for having served in the army from December 10, 1836 to February 11, 1838. He was living in Harrisburg County July 18, 1838 when he sold the certificate to Samuel M. Frost for $500.

No one by the name of Thomas Thompson received bounty land for his services prior to April 21, 1836 or donation land.

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. Joseph Bell Chance

Personal Statistics

    • Comments: Not totally clear which Thomas Thomson was at Harrisburg; may be Thomas Jefferson Thomas, 1814-1896.
    • Bounty Certificate: 4040