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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DOAN, JOSEPH -- Listed on page 11 of the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 as Jas. Douane, a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company of Velasco Blues. On page 32 of the General Land Office San Jacinto rolls the name appears as Jas. Dawne. The names of the men of Captain Alfred H. Wyly's San Jacinto Company are shown on page 40 of the army rolls in the General Land Office and among them is listed Jas Doan. His name appears as Joseph Donan on page 65 of rolls on the "Return of men raised for 3 months by Major L. Smith, April 5, 1836." Since neither Jas. Douane, Jas. Dawne, or Jas. Doan received neither headright, bounty or Donation Certificates for land, the compiler is convinced that Joseph Doan was transferred from Captain Fisher's Company to the small company of Captain Wyly's.

Mr. Doan probably left Texas shortly after the expiration of his term of enlistment. He did not apply for the land due him for his services in the army. On December 19, 1836, he sold his rights to the one-third of a league of land he was entitled to receive as a headright to James Morgan. In the Headright Certificate issued in his name by the Board of Land Commissioners for Liberty County, October 4, 1838 it is stated that he arrived in Texas prior to March 2, 1836. This means that he came to Texas sometime between May 2, 1835 and March 2, 1836, for had he arrived prior to May 2, 1835 it would have been so stated in the certificate.

A member of Captain Andrew Briscoe's Company
of Liberty Volunteers, November 21, 1835.
See 3 Austin Papers

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. William S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Dawne, Jas; Donan; Douane
  • Came to Texas: Between May 2, 1835 and Mar 2, 1836