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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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TIPPETT, ROBERT - Came to Texas in 1833, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 176 for one-third of a league of land issued to him by the Board of Land Commissioners for Sabine County.

Mr. Tippett’s name is not on the San Jacinto rolls or the Harrisburg rolls. On June 16, 1854 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 586 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. He received Bounty Certificate No. 1635 for 320 acres of land June 6, 1854 for having served in the army from March 15 to June 15, 1836.

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. William Kimbro] detailed to guard baggage.

Personal Statistics

  • Birthplace: Tennessee, Roane County
  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Date of Death: 1870 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 1635
  • Donation Certificate: 586
  • Profession: Blacksmith, farmer
  • Wife: 1. Mary Caroline Allison Yelvington; 2. Nancy Ellen Soape
  • Children: Susan Elizabeth (Sudie Mae)Tippett English; 10 others