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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ARREOLA, SIMON -- Born in Texas, as was stated by him on February 2, 1838, when he appeared before the Board of Land Commissioners of Bexar County and applied for a Headright Certificate for a league and labor of land. He was a member of Captain Juan N. Seguin's Company at San Jacinto and on May 1, 1854, Donation Certificate No. 574 for 640 acres of land was issued in his name, due him for having participated in the battle. On September 29, 1837, he sold his rights to the land he was entitled to receive for having served in the army from February 23 to July 31, 1836. Bounty Certificate No. 2370 was issued in his name on February 14, 1838, for 320 acres or land for the services mentioned.

In the Deed Records of Bexar County, Book 2, page 550, it is stated that on November 2, 1850, Mr. Arreola "was either dead or out or the state."

Mrs. Guadalupe Arreola, widow of Simon Arreola, was living in Guadalupe County May 11, 1880, when she received a Veteran's Donation Certificate for 1280 acres of land.

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: Ancola
  • Birthplace: Texas
  • Origin: Texas
  • Came to Texas: n/a
  • Bounty Certificate: 2370
  • Donation Certificate: 574
  • Wife: Guadalupe Arreola