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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ELLENDER, JOSEPH -- Emigrated to Texas in 1825, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 1, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Liberty County. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2333 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. He was a member of Captain William Logan's Company at the battle of San Jacinto.

Mr. Ellender was living in Liberty County September 9, 1855 when he sold his Headright Certificate to William Lewis for one hundred dollars.

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 M. Logan

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Ellinder; Ellender
  • Came to Texas: 1825
  • Bounty Certificate: 2333