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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EDWARDS, ISIAH -- Shown on a muster roll at the Land Office as having enlisted in Captain Hayden Arnold's Company March 6, 1836. Although he served as Second Lieutenant of Captain Arnold's Company at San Jacinto but little has been learned concerning him. The Land Office does not disclose that he applied for either Headright, Bounty or Donation Certificate. The Deed Records of Nacogdoches County, Book B, page 85, show that on January 20, 1836 he sold his rights to his Headright Certificate for one third of a league of land he was entitled to receive to James C. Thompson.

In Service Record No. 3520 Captain William H. Smith is shown to have issued a certificate on the Government, April 29, 1836 to John W. Carpenter for $25.00 for a gun lost by Mr. Carpenter in the battle of San Jacinto. Mr. Carpenter sold the certificate to Albert C. Manuel. Isiah Edwards witnessed the deed of transfer.

no headright
No bounties
Nacog. records searched

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: Second Lieutenant
  • Company: Capt. Hayden S. Arnold

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Isaac