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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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ELLIOTT, PETER S. -- Member of Captain Henry Teal's company of regulars at San Jacinto. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3013 for 1280 acres of land for having served in the army from February 23, 1836 to May 22, 1837. He assigned his rights to the certificate and it was issued to Handy and Lusk, April 24, 1838.

Mr. Elliott did not apply for headright or donation lands. He was entitled to receive a Donation Certificate for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The fact that he did not apply for his certificate is an indication, at least, that he did not remain long in Texas. He could sell bounty or Headright Certificates but Donation Certificates were non-transferable.

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. Andrew Briscoe

Personal Statistics

    • Bounty Certificate: 3013