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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CHEEVERS, JOHN -- Came to Texas in 1829, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him August 2, 1838, for one-third of a league of land by the Harrisburg County Board. On a muster roll in the General Land Office Mr. Cheevers is shown as having volunteered for the army at Lynchburg March 8, 1836. In Service Record No, 6338 it is certified that he served from March 1 to June 2, 1836, and when discharged at La Bahia was a member of Captain Peter B. Dexter's Company. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9200 for 320 acres of land for having served for the term shown above. He was a Member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company at San Jacinto and on May 7, 1839, was issued Donation Certificate No. 868 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Cheevers died in Houston in 1846. In his will dated November 25, 1844, he bequeathed his San Jacinto and headright Certificates to Jennie Scott, wife of James Scott. The will may be found in Book L, page 210, Deed Records of Harris County.

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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Chevers; Chevis
  • Came to Texas: 1829
  • Date of Death: 1846
  • Bounty Certificate: 9200
  • Donation Certificate: 868