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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DAVEY, THOMAS P. -- Born in England in 1809. He arrived in Texas February 8, 1833, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him by the Montgomery County Board for one-third of a league of land, May 17, 1838.

Mr. Davey was issued Donation Certificate No. 837 for 640 acres of land, March 25, 1839 for having participated in the Storming and Capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835. He was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company of "Mina Volunteers" at San Jacinto. In Service Record No. 1027 it is stated that he served in the army from February 25, to June 1, 1836. Muster rolls in the General Land Office show him as a member of Captain Benjamin F. Reavill's Company July 1, 1836.

Mr. And Mrs. Davey were living in Walker County in 1847. Mr. Davey was a member of the Texas Veteran's Association and he and his wife were living in Smith County in 1875. When and where he died has not been ascertained. His widow, Mrs. Nancy E. Davey was living in Henderson County, November 28, 1881 when she sold her Veterans Donation Certificate for 1280 acres of land for $300.

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. Jesse Billingsley

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Davy
  • Date of Birth: 1809
  • Birthplace: England, Somerset
  • Came to Texas: 1833 Feb 8
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Wife: Nancy E. Davey