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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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GLIDWELL, ABNER -- Name appears on neither the official San Jacinto rolls or on the rolls in the General Land Office of those who were detailed to guard the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 408 on January 6, 1852 for 640 acres of land for his participation in the Battle of San Jacinto. He was a member of Captain Henry Teal's Company and on January 6, 1852 was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1002 for 1280 acres of land for having served in the army from January 14, 1836 to February 1, 1837.

Mr. Glidwell came to Texas in January, 1836. On page 114 of the army rolls in the General Land Office his name appears among those who on January 14, 1836, took the oath of allegiance to Texas at Nacogdoches.

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. Andrew Briscoe

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 1002
  • Donation Certificate: 408