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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GEDRY, LEFROY -- Born in 1803, as is shown in a List of the names of all men available for military service in the Municipality of Liberty July 20, 1836. In January 1836 the original draft was in possession of R. W. Abbott of Beaumont. He came to Texas in 1834 and on June 20, 1835 received title to a league of land in Zavala Colony, situated in what are now Liberty and Hardin Counties. He did not apply for a headright from the Republic. He received Bounty Certificate No. 9927 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. The land was surveyed in Hardin County 1845. He was a member of Captain William M. Logan's Company at San Jacinto and on May 28, 1838 was issued a Donation Certificate for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto.

The Deed Records of Jefferson County, Book B, page 20, discloses that Mr. Gedry and his wife, Christian Dagan Gedry were divorced October 20, 1839. From other deed records it is shown that Mr. Gedry was living in Jefferson County as late as February 10, 1859.

Some of the descendants of Mr. Gedry are Boyce Spell, Batson Sevan Gedry, Batson Gedry, and Gus Gedry, all lived in Sour Lake.

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 M. Logan

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Lefray; Gedrie
  • Date of Birth: 1803
  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Bounty Certificate: 9927
  • Donation Certificate: 249
  • Wife: Christian Degan