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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FORBES, GEORGE WASHINGTON -- Name not found on the official San Jacinto rolls as printed in 1836, nor on the rolls in the general Land Office of those left at the camp opposite Harrisburg. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 420 for 640 acres of land February 17, 1852, for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The name of the company in which he served and the period of enlistment have not been found of record.

The Probate Records of Anderson County show that Mr. Forbes died in that county in 1850. His widow, Mrs. Rhoda Forbes, was appointed administratrix 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: Private
  • Company: Capt. William Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Death: 1850
  • Donation Certificate: 420
  • Wife: Rhoda Forbes