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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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DOUTHET, JAMES -- Came to Texas in February, 1836, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him January 18, 1838 for a league and labor of land by the Houston County Board. He was a member of Captain William H. Smith's Company of Cavalry at San Jacinto and on November 9, 1841 was issued Donation Certificate No. 1172 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. At the same time he received Bounty Certificate No. 9868 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from April 6 to July 1, 1836. The land was surveyed in Anderson County in 1852.

In the Probate Records of Anderson County it is shown that Mr. Douthet died in that county in 1852. He signed his will November 12, 1852 and on January 27, 1853 his widow, Mrs. Mary Douthet was appointed administrator of his estate. Living also in Anderson County were Benjamin and John R. Douthet who were doubtless related to James Douthet.

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 H. Smith

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Douthatt; Douthit
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Feb
  • Date of Death: 1852
  • Bounty Certificate: 9868
  • Donation Certificate: 1172
  • Wife: Mary Douthet