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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DEADRICK, GEORGE M. -- Born in Tennessee and came to Texas in January, 1836. See the sketch of his brother, Fielding Deadrick.

Mr. Deadrick served in the Army of Texas from December 24, 1835 to June 17, 1836. For this service his widow received Bounty Certificate No. 351 for 640 acres of land, February 13, 1860. At the same time she received Donation Certificate No. 137 for 640 acres of land due Mr. Deadrick for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. She likewise received on the same date Mr. Deadrick's Headright Certificate for two thirds of a league and one labor of land, Dr. Deadrick having previously received one third of a league.

Mr. Deadrick was a member of Captain Henry W. Karnes Company at San Jacinto. The application that Mr. Fielding Deadrick made for the land due George M. Deadrick is in the Court of Claims files in the General Land Office, Austin.

Mr. Deadrick died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, May 2, 1846, survived by his widow and a child, Georgiana, Deadrick.

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

  • Alternate Names: John George M.; Deaderick
  • Birthplace: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 17
  • Date of Death: 1846 May 2
  • Burial Place: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Bounty Certificate: 351
  • Donation Certificate: 137
  • Children: Georgiana Deadrick