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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GREENLAW, AUGUS -- Listed on page 21 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain T.F.L. Parrott's Company in 1835. At San Jacinto he was a member of Captain Moseley Baker's San Felipe Company and on March 14, 1860 was issued Donation Certificate No. 706 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He did not apply for the land due him as a headright for having served in the army other than at San Jacinto.

Mr. Greenlaw was living in New Orleans December 22, 1859, when he applied for his San Jacinto Donation land. His Petition is in the Court of Claims files in the General Land Office, he stated among other things, that he "fought at Mission Concepcion and drove the celebrated cannon "3 legged Willie" from San Felipe to San Antonio."

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. Moseley Baker

Personal Statistics

    • Donation Certificate: 706