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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COLE, BENJAMIN L. -- Arrived at Velasco, January 28, 1836 on the schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited for the Army of Texas in New Orleans by Captain Amasa Turner. In the Headright Certificate issued to him, October 10, 1846 for one-third of a league of land by the Harrisburg County Board it is stated that Mr. Cole came to Texas in January, 1836.

Mr. Cole was issued Bounty Certificate No. 106 for 640 acres of land for serving in the army from January 30 to August 1, 1836. The land was surveyed in the Milam Land District by George Green, twenty miles above the falls of the Brazos. On May 28, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 235 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. He was a member of Captain Richard Roman's Company.

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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: Coles
  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Bounty Certificate: 106
  • Donation Certificate: 235