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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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GAGE, CALVIN--Born in New York in 1814. He was a son of Reube Gage who was born in New York in 1770 and who was issued a Certificate of Character by Talbot Chambers for Milam's Colony, September 16, 1835. In the Headright Certificate issued to Calvin Gage, February 1, 1838 by the Bastrop County Board for a league and labor of land, it is stated that he came to Texas in 1833.

The Probate Records of Bastrop County show that Mr. Gage died in Bastrop County in 1849. Hamilton Smith was appointed administrator of his estate on April 30th of that year.

Gage was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's "MINA (Bastrop) VOLUNTEERS and on January 18, 1861 his heirs were issued Donation Certificate No. 334 for 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. The heirs were issued Bounty Certificate No. 335 for 320 acres of land due him for having served in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836 and Bounty Certificate No. 9538 for 320 acres for his services from July 20 to November 20, 1836.

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
  • Wounded in Battle: Slightly wounded
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Jesse Billingsley

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1814
  • Birthplace: New York
  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Date of Death: 1849
  • Bounty Certificate: 335
  • Donation Certificate: 334