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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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HALE, WILLIAM -- Came to Texas in 1831, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued in his name January 15, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Matagorda County. He was a member of Captain Peyton R. Splane's company but served in Captain Robert J. Calder's Company at San Jacinto.

In Public Debt Papers No. 2385, Archives, Texas State Library, is an affidavit signed by Captain Splane at Victoria June 6, 1836, in which he stated that Mr. Hale served in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. Wiley M. Head and John Douglass made affidavit that Mr. Hale died in Brazoria County, July 29, 1836.

The estate of Mr. Hale was issued Donation Certificate No. 222 for 640 acres of land September 2, 1850, due Mr. Hale for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The estate did not receive the bounty land due Mr. Hale.

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

  • Came to Texas: 1831
  • Date of Death: 1836 Jul 29
  • Donation Certificate: 222