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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COX, LEWIS -- Came to Texas in 1833, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him for one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Montgomery County March 1, 1838. On July 4, 1835 he had received title to one league of land in Vehlein's Colony situated in the present county of Walker.

Mr. Cox was a member of Captain William Ware's Company and on November 21, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 613 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. On November 24, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 4434 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 12 to June 24, 1836.

Mr. Cox and Jonathan H. Collard appraised the value of the property captured from the Mexicans at San Jacinto. Mr. Collard did not participate in the engagement but arrived at the battlefield on the following day.

In the Probate Records of Walker County it is stated that Mr. Cox died in Walker County in 1847, leaving a widow, Mrs. Margaret Cox and the following children: Lewis A., James R., Nancy, Minerva, Kate, Isaac, Taylor, and Andrew Cox. Mrs. Cox died in about 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. William Ware

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Date of Death: 1847
  • Bounty Certificate: 4434
  • Donation Certificate: 613
  • Wife: Margaret Cox
  • Children: Lewis A. Cox; James R. Cox; Nancy Cox; Minerva Cox; Kate Cox; Isaac Cox; Taylor Cox; Andrew Cox