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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GILL, WILLIAM -- Arrived in Texas some time between May 2 and March 2, 1836. In the Headright Certificate issued to him January 25, 1838, for one-third of a league of land by the Brazoria County Board, it is stated that he came to Texas before March 2, 1836. Had he arrived before to May 2, 1835, it would have been in the certificate.

Mr. Gill was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company of "Velasco Blues" at San Jacinto. On November 2, 1838, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 580 for 640 acres of land for his participation in the battle. He received Bounty Certificate No. 3211 for 640 acres of land for having served in the army from April 16, to September 26, 1836.

The Marriage Records of Brazoria County show that Mr. Gill was married in that county August 13, 1838 to Sarah Woodruff.

The land received on Mr. Gill's Donation Certificate No. 580 was surveyed in Karnes County in 1839.

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

  • Came to Texas: Between May 2, 1835 and Mar 2, 1836
  • Bounty Certificate: 3211
  • Donation Certificate: 580
  • Wife: Sarah Woodruff