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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DIXON, JAMES W. -- Listed on page 11 of the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 and on page 30 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as J. H. T. Dixon. On Page 221 of the rolls, however, on a revised roll of Captain Richard Roman's Company the name appears as James W. Dixon. Most of the men of Captain Roman's Company were recruited in New Orleans by Captain Amasa Turner and arrived at Velasco January 28, 1836 on the schooner Pennsylvania but it is not known that Mr. Dixon was one of them. His name is not shown on page 27 of the army rolls as a member of Captain John Hart's Company at Velasco, January 30, 1836. Captain Roman succeeded Captain Hart in command of the company.

Neither J. H. T. or James W. Dixon received land from the Mexican Government of headright, bounty or donation land from the Republic of Texas.

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. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: J. H. T.
  • Came to Texas: 1836?