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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ARMSTRONG, IRWIN -- Enlisted in Captain Sidney Sherman's Company in Kentucky December 18, 1835, and arrived in Texas in January, 1836. He was a member of Captain William Wood's Company at San Jacinto but did not apply for the land due him for having participated in the battle. He evidently left Texas shortly after receiving his discharge from the army. He did not apply for a headright. Bounty Certificate No. 3687 for 960 acres of land was issued in his name June 4, 1838, for his services in the army from December 18, 1835, to September 26, 1836, but it had been assigned to James D. Owens.

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 Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 3687