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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, TRAVIS -- Came to Texas prior to May 2, 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to Thomas K. Davis, administrator of his estate, for one-third of a league of land by the Brazoria County Board. His heirs were issued Bounty Certificate No. 3652 for 320 acres of land June 5, 1838, for his services in the army from September 28 to December 23, 1835. On June 1, 1838, they received Donation Certificate No. 262 for 640 acres of land due Mr. Davis for having participated in the Storming and Capture of Bexar December 5 to 10, 1835. In Service Record No. 782 it is certified that he served in the army on Captain Jacob Eberly's Company, Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company and Captain Basil G. Ijams' Company from March 14 to May, 30, 1836, and that he was a member of Captain Byrd Lockhart's Company when discharged 16, 1836, at Coleto.

In the Court of Claims files in the General Land Office it is shown that Mr. Davis died in Brazoria County in 1837 and that on March 25, 1861, his sister Laura A. Davis of Brazoria County was his only surviving heir. She was the wife of Thomas K. Davis.

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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: Between May 2, 1835 and Mar 2, 1836
  • Date of Death: 1837
  • Other Battles: Bexar