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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CUMBERLAND, GEORGE -- Came to Texas in December, 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued in his name but delivered to Brett McNeelly, administrator of his estate in 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Montgomery County Board. He was a member of Captain Henry Teal's Company of Regulars but was attached to Captain Isaac N. Moreland's Company of Artillery for the battle of San Jacinto: Donation Certificate No. 904 for 640 acres of land was issued in his name May 30, 1839, due him for having participated in the battle. He as issued Bounty Certificate No. 927 for 1280 acres of land for having served in the army from January 5, 1836 to December 11, 1837. This he sold at Houston, December 13, 1837 to John W. Holman for $300.00.

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. Isaac N. Moreland

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835 Dec
  • Date of Death: 1838?
  • Bounty Certificate: 927
  • Donation Certificate: 904