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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BUTTS, AUGUSTUS J. -- In the Headright Certificate issued to him February 7, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Red River County Board, it is stated that Mr. Butts arrived in Texas January 18, 1836. In Service Record No. 7231 it is certified that Mr. Butts served in the army from March 6 to September 30, 1836; was a member of Captain Robert J. Calder's Company at San Jacinto; discharged from Captain Peyton R. Splane's Company, June 5; re-enlisted June 30, in Captain John Wade's company, from which he was discharged September 30, 1836. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2124 for 640 acres of land May 2, 1838 for his service for the period of time previously mentioned. His father was issued Donation Certificate No. 280 for 640 acres of land, April 15, 1851, due Augustus J. Butts for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto.

James C. Wilson, Commissioner of Claims, on May 29, 1857 wrote:

"I do hereby certify that there are on file in this office Witness of the heirship of Edward Butts as the father of Augustus J. Butts, formerly of Texas, now deceased, and an authentic power of attorney from said Edward Butts and James T. Butts."

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. Robert J. Calder

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Augustus G
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 18
  • Burial Place: Augusta, Houston Co., Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 2124
  • Donation Certificate: 280