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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DUNHAM, DANIEL T. -- Born in Tipton County, Tennessee in 1815, the third of the ten children of David A. and Lorania Dunham. He came to Texas in January, 1835, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. 16 issued to him by the Washington County Board in 1838 for one-third of a league of land.

Mr. Dunham was a member of Captain Isaac N. Moreland's Company of Artillery at San Jacinto and on June 19, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 344 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On June 23, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 3927 for 640 acres of land for having served in the army from March 27 to September 27, 1836.

On page 233 of the army rolls in the General Land Office it is shown that when discharged Mr. Dunham was a member of Captain William H. Patton's Company.

In the Probate Records of Grimes County it is disclosed that Mr. Dunham died in Grimes County in 1861. His brother Joseph H. Dunham, was appointed administrator of his estate May 1, 1861.

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. Isaac N. Moreland

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1815
  • Birthplace: Tennessee, Tipton County
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Jan
  • Date of Death: 1861
  • Bounty Certificate: 3927
  • Donation Certificate: 344