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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GRIEVES, DAVID -- Born in Scotland. In Service Record No. 1717 it is certified that Mr. Grieves enlisted in Company I, Regiment of Regular Infantry, February 20, 1836. When discharged May 31, 1837 he was 2nd Lieutenant and assistant commissary. His pay was $25.00 per month.

Mr. Grieves was a member or Captain Henry Teal's Company at San Jacinto. On Captain Teal's roll at the Land Office, page 137, he is shown as having been appointed Quartermaster Sergeant May 9, 1836. The following notice of Mr. Grieves death was contained in the Telegram and Texas Register of Houston, June 20, 1837: "Died at Houston on Friday the 15th instant Lieutenant David Grieves of the Texas army, a native of Scotland. The editors of Rhode Island and New Orleans will please notice the above."

The Probate Records of Harris County, Book C, page 1, show that Abraham Gosney was appointed administrator of Mr. Grieves estate July 23, 1838. Mr. Gosney claimed that Mr. Grieves owed him $800.00.

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

  • Alternate Names: David
  • Birthplace: Scotland
  • Date of Death: 1837 Jun 15