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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WALKER, JAMES -- Born in Tennessee as is shown on page ___ of the army rolls in the General Land Office of those who enlisted in the Auxiliary Corp at Nacogdoches, January 14, 1836. He came to Texas in 1832, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued in his name May 2, 1839 for one-third of a league of land by the Houston County Board of Land Commissioners. The Certificate had been assigned to William Conner. He was a member of Captain James Gillaspie's Company at San Jacinto and on December 9, 1845 Donation Certificate No. 1221 for 640 acres of land was issued in his name, due him for having participated in the Battle. On the same date Bounty Certificate No. 10041 for 320 acres of land was issued in his name for his services in the army from March 1, to May 30, 1836.

Donation Certificate No. 1221 is endorsed on the back October 16, 1846 in Franklin County, Tennessee, by Wallace E. Walker for himself and as attorney for the heirs of James Walker, deceased, to Benjamin F. Rupley in exchange for two lots and two houses in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee.

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. James Gillaspie

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1810
  • Origin: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1835?
  • Donation Certificate: 1221