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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DIBBLE, HENRY -- On page 85, Book A, List of Applicants for Land in Austin's Colonies it is shown that in Mr. Dibble's application he stated that he was born in 1805 and had arrived in Texas from New York in 1830. He did not receive the land. In Headright Certificate No. 131 issued to him January 18, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Matagorda County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas in 1831. The land was surveyed in Fayette.

In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 601 Henry Field, Orderly Sergeant, made affidavit that Mr. Dibble volunteered his services in the company of militia drafted at Matagorda on February 23, 1836, pursuant to an ordinance of the Provisional Government, which company was under the command of Lieutenant James McNair. He served for 23 days. Captain Allen Larrison at Velasco May 24, 1836, said that Mr. Dibble was a member of the volunteer ammunition guard, detailed from Victoria to Dimitt's under Captain Larrison, from March 15, to April 5, 1836, when the company was disbanded. Captain Robert J. Calder added that Mr. Dibble served in his company from April 5 to May 22, 1836, and fought bravely at San Jacinto. On page 61 of the army rolls in the General Land Office Mr. Dibble is shown as a member of Captain Thomas Stewart's Company of Matagorda Volunteers at muster July 15, 1836.

Mr. Dibble did not apply for any of the land due him for having served in the army of Texas. In the Deed Records of Fayette County he is shown as living in Falbeston County, December 10, 1842 when he sold his land in Fayette County.

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. Robert J. Calder

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1805
  • Origin: New York
  • Came to Texas: 1830/31