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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GREEN, JAMES -- Born May 26, 1805 in Kentucky. He arrived in Texas in February, 1834, as is shown in the Headright Certificate for a league and labor of land issued to him January 5, 1838 by the Fayette County Board. With him were his wife and three daughters.

In Service Record No. 135 it is stated that Mr. Green enlisted in the army Feb. 26, 1836 and served until March 17th as a member of Captain Turner Barnes' Company. From March 17th to April 5th he served in Captain Allen Larrison's Company. On April 5th Captain Larrison's Company was combined with Captain Robert J. Calder's Company and as a member of this company Mr. Green participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. He was discharged from the army May 26, 1836. He received Donation Certificate No. 971 for 640 acres of land December 6, 1839 for having participated in the battle. On May 15, 1838 he had been issued Bounty Certificate No. 3370 for 320 acres for his services from February 26 to May 26, 1836.

Mr. Green was married to Nancy Kincheloe. He died Jan. 6, 1885 while a member of the Texas Veterans Association. He is buried in a marked grave in the cemetery in Burnet, Burnet County.

Children of Mr. and Mrs. Green were: (1) Nancy, (2) Hannah, (3) Louis, (4) Madeline, (5) Gus, who had one son Gus, Jr. who lived in Waurika, Oklahoma (6) Narcissus, (7) James, (8) Martha, (9) Benjamin Franklin Pierce Green, had a son J. Willy Green who lived in San Angelo.

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. Robert J. Calder

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1805 May 26
  • Birthplace: Kentucky? South Carolina?
  • Came to Texas: 1834 Feb
  • Date of Death: 1885 Jan 6
  • Burial Place: Burnet, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 3370
  • Donation Certificate: 971
  • Wife: Nancy Kincheloe
  • Children: Nancy Green; Hannah Green; Louis Green; Madeline Green; Gus Green; Narcissus Green; James Green; Martha Green; Benjamin Franklin Pierce Green
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Benjamin Green fought at San Jacinto