The Kemp Sketch
DUTCHER, ALFRED -- In applying for a Headright Certificate for one-third of a league of land to the Washington County Board of Land Commissioners January 17, 1838, Mr. Dutcher stated that he came to Texas in January, 1834. He sold the Certificate January 17, 1838, to John M. Stephens. He could not write but affixed his mark to the deed of transfer. He received Bounty Certificate No. 2045 for 1280 acres of land, January 23, 1838 for serving in the army from January 15, 1836 to September 30, 1837. This he sold January 24, 1838 to George W. Hoover for $500.00. At San Jacinto he was a member of Captain Henry Teal's Company and on May 18, 1838 he was issued San Jacinto Donation Certificate No. 76 for having participated in the battle. It was at that time considered illegal to sell a Donation Certificate and the Deed Records of Harris County, Book A, page 421, show that on May 18, 1838 Mr. Dutcher leased his Certificate for a period of ninety-nine years for $68.00 to C. C. Woodward.
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.
- Died in Battle: No
- Rank: Private
- Company: Capt. Andrew Briscoe
- Came to Texas: 1834 Jan
- Bounty Certificate: 2045
- Donation Certificate: 76