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, THOMAS -- A member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company at San Jacinto and on September 4, 1854, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 662 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On February 13, 1838, he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2569 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from February 26 to May 26, 1836. He did not apply for the headright land due him.

Mr. Cox was living in New York City on June 3, 1874, when he sold Donation Certificate No. 662 to Oralando Dorsey.

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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1785
  • Birthplace: Alabama
  • Came to Texas: 1822 Mar
  • Other Battles: Bexar, Goliad
  • Bounty Certificate: 2569
  • Donation Certificate: 662
  • Wife: Cynthia