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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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ANGEL, JOHN -- Born in Portsmouth, England, in 1810. On his Headright Certificate issued by the Harrisburg County Board for one-third of a league of land, it is stated that Mr. Angel came to Texas in 1835. In Service Record No. 2047 it is stated that he served in the army from March 17 to December 20, 1836. His Donation Certificate No. 1029 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto was issued March 9, 1840.

Mr. Angel was a member of Captain Richard Roman's company. Captain Nicholas Dawson succeeded Captain Roman in command of the company, and on a muster roll of Captain Dawson's company now in the archives of the State Library, the following information concerning Mr. Angel is found: He was recruited by R. Roman for the duration of the War. He was born in Portsmouth, England; was 26 years old; was 5 feet, 8 inches high; of dark complexion; dark hair and brown eyes. Enlisted March 17th. Columbia was given as the place of his residence.

Mr. Angel was living in Hays County April 21, 1852, when he sold his Headright Certificate to Almariah Wilson for $246.00.

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. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Angell
  • Date of Birth: 1810
  • Birthplace: England, Portsmouth
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Comments: May have served in U.S.-Mexican War.
  • Donation Certificate: 1029