Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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BULLOCK, DAVID M. -- Arrived in Texas in 1833, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. ___ issued to him February 2, 1838 for one third of a league of land by the Montgomery County Board. He was living in Montgomery County April 6, 1846 when he sold the certificate to M. 0. Diman.

Mr. Bullock was a member of Captain William Ware's Company at San Jacinto and on May 4, 1846 was issued Donation Certificate No. 14 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. The land was surveyed in 1856 in what is now Young County, four miles above Fort Belknap. Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 1627 signed by First Lieutenant Job S. Collard and countersigned by Colonel Sidney Sherman, reads as follows:

Camp Warlupe, June 5, 1836.

This is to certify that Mr. Bullock has served in the volunteer army of Texas from the 5th day of March 1836 to the date above written. That he was in the memorable Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836 and there as well as at all other times, discharged his duty with faith to Texas and honor to himself; and this day honorably discharged."

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. William Ware

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Bulloch
  • Date of Birth: 1787?
  • Birthplace: North Carolina?
  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Date of Death: 1857 Oct 17
  • Burial Place: San Augustine, Texas
  • Donation Certificate: 14
  • Profession: Farmer, surveyor
  • Wife: Susannah Manning / Mannen
  • Children: Jessie T. Bulloch; Anne B. Bulloch; Martha C. Bulloch; Mary G. Bulloch; Sarah Elmino Bulloch; John Martin Bulloch; Van Buren Bulloch