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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BAILEY, ALEXANDER -- In applying for land in Austin's Second Colony Mr. Bailey stated that he was born in Ohio in 1797 and came to Texas in 1827, He received one-fourth of a league of land in what is now Washington County, He was a member of Captain William H. Patton's "Columbia Company" and was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4471 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 13 to June 13, 1834. His San Jacinto Donation Certificate No. 649 for 640 acres of land was issued December 4, 1838. On March 3, 1838, he received a Headright Certificate for one-twelfth of a league of land from the Austin County Board, he having previously received one-fourth of a league and was entitled to receive the difference between one-fourth and one-third of a league.

Mr. Bailey died in Austin County in November, 1845, as is shown in "Book E, page 43" of the Probate Records of Austin County.

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. David Murphree

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1797
  • Birthplace: Ohio
  • Came to Texas: 1827
  • Date of Death: 1845 Nov
  • Bounty Certificate: 4471
  • Donation Certificate: 649