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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COOPER, MATHIAS -- Killed in the battle of San Jacinto while serving in Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company. Charles Cooper, his father, was issued a Donation Certificate for 640 acres of land, February 13, 1853, due Mathias Cooper for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto and Bounty Certificate No. 1366 for 320 acres of land for his services in the army for three months, dates of enlistment and discharge not shown.

The following is a part of a deed found in Book G2, page 130, Deed Records of Bexar County: "Your petitioner Charles Cooper of the County of Macon and State of Illinois represents that your petitioner is informed and believes that Mathias Cooper, who was the son of your petitioner left Natchez, Mississippi, some time before the battle of San Jacinto and joined the Texian army and was killed in the battle of San Jacinto."

Mr. Charles Cooper was living in Campbell County, Kentucky, March 13, 1854, when he sold Bounty Certificate No. 1366 to John D. McLeod.

(above) Texas in 1836.

Act of Legislature February 8, 1854 Granting heirs of M. C. 1/3 League Headright. Does not state when he came to Texas.

all bounties

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: Yes
  • Wounded in Battle: Killed on the battlefield.
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Birthplace: Illinois?
  • Origin: Mississippi
  • Date of Death: 1836 Apr 21
  • Burial Place: San Jacinto Battleground
  • Bounty Certificate: 1366, 1367