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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FENNELL, GEORGE -- Arrived at Velasco December 20, 1835 as a member of Captain W. A. O. Wadsworth's Company of "Columbus Volunteers" of the Georgia Battalion. On page 6 of the army muster rolls at the General Land Office Mr. Fennell (Misspelled "Tennell") is shown as having deserted from Captain Wadsworth's Company. He enlisted in Captain William S. Fisher's Company of "Velasco Blues" and fought with that organization at San Jacinto.

Mr. Fennell probably left Texas shortly after receiving his discharge from the army since he did not apply for a headright or for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. Bounty Certificate No. 3963 for 320 acres of land was issued in his name for his services from March 16 to June 16, 1836 but it had previously been assigned to B. Clark.

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 S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Tennell
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Dec 20
  • Bounty Certificate: 3963