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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WOODS, JOSEPH H. - Came to Texas in January, 1835, as is stated in the headright certificate issued to him in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Washington County. The land was surveyed in De Witt County. He was a member of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company and on November 29, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 638 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

The Deed Records of Montogomery County show that Mr. Woods was living in that county November 20, 1843 when he sold 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

  • Came to Texas: 1835 Jan
  • Donation Certificate: 638