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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FISHER, WILLIAM -- Emigrated to Texas in 1835, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him in 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the San Augustine County Board of Land Commissioners. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's San Augustine Company at San Jacinto and Donation Certificate No. 1171 for 640 acres of land was issued to his heirs November 9, 1841 due him for having participated in the battle. He received Bounty Certificate No. 1706 for 320 acres of land, January 11, 1838 for having served in the army from March 15 to June 15, 1836. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3303 for 320 acres for his services from July 4 to October 4, 1836.

The Probate Records of San Augustine County show that Mr. Fisher died in that county in 1841. Sampson D. Fisher was appointed administrator of his estate.

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 Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. William Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1841
  • Bounty Certificate: 1706
  • Donation Certificate: 1171