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, JAMES P. -- Came to Texas in December 1834, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to his heirs January 24, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Bastrop County Board. He was a member of Captain Henry W. Karnes' Company at San Jacinto and on August 6, 1840 his heirs were issued Donation Certificate No. 1058 for 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle. The heirs on January 17, 1840 received Bounty Certificate No. 9414 for 320 acres of land for his services in the army from March 17 to June 24, 1836. On January 2, 1839 they received Bounty Certificate No. 6054 for 32O acres of land due Mr. Davis for having served in the army from July 1 to September 15, 1836.

Mr. Davis died in Bastrop County prior to January 24, 1838. His heirs on December 8, 1847 were George W. Davis, Nancy Moore, Eliza Crenshaw, Margaret McNeely, Mary E. Bacon and Abigail Atkinson.

Captain Benj. F. Reaville's Company July 1, 1836.

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. Henry Wax Karnes

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834 Dec
  • Bounty Certificate: 9414
  • Donation Certificate: 1058