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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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AROCHA, MANUEL -- Born in Texas. He assigned his Headright Certificate for a third of a league of land to William R, Hensley and Mr. Hensley on April 9, 1838, was issued the certificate by the Bexar County Board. Mr. Arocha was on December 21, 1837, issued Bounty Certificate No. 123 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836. He was a member of Captain Juan N. Seguin's Company and Donation Certificate No. 397 for 640 acres of land was issued in his name December 9, 1851, for his having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The land was surveyed in Bandera County in 1852.

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. Juan N. Seguin

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Avoca; Arrocha
  • Birthplace: Texas
  • Origin: Texas
  • Came to Texas: n/a
  • Bounty Certificate: 123
  • Donation Certificate: 397