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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GREENWOOD, JAMES -- Born in Ohio in 1806. He enlisted in Captain Sidney Sherman's Company in Kentucky December 18, 1835 and arrived in Texas in January 1836. He received Bounty Certificate No. 7009 for 960 acres of land for serving in the army from December 18, 1835 to September 18, 1836. He was a member of Captain William Wood's Company at San Jacinto but did not apply for the 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Greenwood was living in Montgomery County, Ohio in 1874 and was an honorary member of the Texas Veterans Association. If he died in Montgomery County, Ohio, his estate was not probated in that county.

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 Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1806
  • Birthplace: Ohio
  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 7009