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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DENMAN, COLDEN -- On page 101, Book B, List of applicants for Land in Austin's Colonies it is shown that in Mr. Denman's application he stated that he came to Texas from Mississippi in 1834. He did not receive the land. In Headright Certificate No. 280 issued to him February 1, 1838 for one-third of a league by the Board of Land Commissioners for Brazoria County it is simply stated that he arrived in Texas prior to May 2, 1835.

Mr. Denman was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1432 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836. He was a member of Captain William H. Patton's Company of Columbia Volunteers and on May 7, 1852 was issued Donation Certificate No. 438 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. The land was surveyed in Bexar County.

The Deed Records of Bexar County show Mr. Denman as resident of that county as late as November 9, 1852.

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

  • Alternate Names: Dnmon, Holden
  • Origin: Mississippi
  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Bounty Certificate: 1452
  • Donation Certificate: 438