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, DAVID -- Came to Texas in 1830, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him January 20, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Jefferson County Board. He was a member of Captain William M. Logan's Company of Liberty Volunteers" at San Jacinto and was one of the captors of Santa Anna. On May 10, 1839 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 870 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. On May 10, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 2284 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836.

The Marriage Records of Jefferson County show that Mr. Cole was married to Miss Sidney L. Yocum, March 28, 1839. Miss Yocum was a daughter of Thomas D. Yocum. In the Pension Papers, Archives, Texas State Library, it is shown that Mr. Cole was granted a pension of $100.00 per year in 1856 and that in 1861 he was living in Alleyton, Colorado County, Texas. In Baker's Scrap Book, page 584, it is stated that he died in 1870.

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 M. Logan

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1830
  • Date of Death: 1870
  • Comments: One of group who captured Santa Anna.
  • Bounty Certificate: 2284
  • Donation Certificate: 870
  • Wife: Sidney L. Yocum