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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VAUGHAN, RICHARD - Born in Virginia in 1800. He was issued a Certificate of Character by Talbot Chambers for Milam’s Colony.

Mr. Vaughan was a member of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2855 for 320 acres of land April 12, 1838 for having served in the army from April 7 to July 23, 1836. He is shown on page 42 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He did not receive donation land for his services.

Came to Texas in 1831

H R Unnumbered

1/12 L

Bastrop County

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

  • Alternate Names: Vaughn
  • Date of Birth: 1800
  • Birthplace: Virginia
  • Came to Texas: 1831
  • Bounty Certificate: 2855