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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WINTERS, AGABUS - Listed on page 42 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain Peyton R. Splane’s company who was among those detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. In Comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 7965 he is shown that he served in the army from March 13 to June 13, 1836.

In the Court of Claims file in the Land Office is the application made January 12, 1856 for land due him for having guarded the baggage at Harrisburg. He was living in Brazoria County at that time. He could not write. An Act of the Legislature approved August 20, 1856 required that he be issued “a certificate for six hundred and forty acres of land for having been at the battle of San Jacinto in the year 1836, and in compliance Donation Certificate No. 4175 for 640 acres was issued to him August 30, 1856.

Texas before May 2, 1835

H R No. 94

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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. Peyton R. Splane

Personal Statistics

    • Comments: Could not write.
    • Donation Certificate: 4175