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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COLLINS, WILLIS -- Came to Texas in January 1835, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. 50, issued in his name, but delivered to his heirs, for one-third of a league of land, February 5, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Robertson County. Mr. Collins was dead at the time the certificate was issued.

In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 4490 it is certified that Mr. Collins enlisted in Captain William Kimbro's Company March 7, 1836 and was on April 13th transferred to Captain Isaac N. Moreland's Artillery Company, remaining in the service until June 5, 1836. His heirs on January 24, 1840 received Donation Certificate No. 1004 for 640 acres of land, issued in Mr. Collins' name and due him for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto.

Mr. Collins died in Robertson County previous to February 5, 1838, at which time his heirs received his Headright Certificate.

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. Isaac N. Moreland

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835 Jan
  • Date of Death: 1837?
  • Donation Certificate: 1004