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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DAVIS, GEORGE WASHINGTON -- Shown on the official rolls as printed in 1836 as a member of Captain Moseley Baker's "San Felipe Company" at San Jacinto. In Service Record No. 1218 it is certified that he served in the army from March 1 to May 29, 1836.

No further information about Mr. Davis has been obtained. He did not apply for any of the land due him for having served in the army of Texas. Several George W. Davis' received headrights in but it has not been established that anyone of these was the one who participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The Telegraph and Texas Register of March 5, 1836 in telling of the formation of Captain Baker's Company stated that in the ranks there were "several from the United States." Mr. Davis may have been one of these and may have returned to his home after receiving his discharge from the army.

Davis. George
# 9141 for 1280 acres May 16, 1839
March 5, 1836 to March 9. 1837

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. Moseley Baker

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1810?
  • Origin: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1831? 1835?
  • Date of Death: 1883 or 1884
  • Burial Place: Fiddler's Bend Cemetery, Yoakum Texas?; Davis Cemetery, Travoc Co.
  • Comments: fiddler, may have played during Texian advance; Civil War, Confederate Army
  • Wife: Emiline
  • Children: Elizabeth Davis McCullough; Blackstone Davis; William Davis; Glen Owen Davis; Mary England Davis; Sarah H. England Davis