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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EYLER, JACOB -- Enlisted in Captain Sidney Sherman's Company of "Kentucky Rifles" at Newport, Kentucky, December 18, 1835 and arrived in Texas in January, 1836. He was a member of Captain William Wood's Company at San Jacinto but did not receive the land due him for having participated in the battle. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 7515 for 640 acres of land, June 4, 1840 for having served in the army from December 18, 1835 to June 18, 1836. On January 28, 1852 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1014 for 320 acres for his services from June 26 to September 26, 1836. The Certificate was assigned to Samuel A. Maverick.

On May 9, 1838 Mr. Eyler, living in New Orleans, applied for a Headright Certificate through his attorney William G. Cooke. A certificate for one-third of a league of land was issued by the Fayette County Board, January 13, 1840. It was assigned to S. L. Beelman.

Mr. Eyler was alive as late as April 21, 1858 when he applied through an attorney for the 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. His petition is among the files of the Court of Claims, General Land Office. The claim was not followed up since no certificate was issued to him. His place of residence was not shown by his attorney in his petition.

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 Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Eiler
  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 7515