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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WILLIAMS, EDWARD - In Headright Certificate No. 165 issued to him for one-third of a league of land, January 20, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Matagorda County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1835. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 481 for 640 acres of land, February 4, 1853 for having been detailed to guard the baggage. He was living in Matagorda County, April 8, 1859 when he sold the certificate to Tarleton and Burlage for $300.00. “Edgar” Williams was issued Bounty Certificate No. 671 for 320 acres of land, December 4, 1837 for having served in the army from March 8 to July 23, 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. David Murphree] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Edgar
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 671
  • Donation Certificate: 481