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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HALL, JOHN -- Came to Texas in 1833, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued in his name for one-third of a league of land by the Matagorda County Board March 3, 1838. The certificate had been assigned by R. R. Royall. He was a member of Captain Robert J. Calder's at San Jacinto but did not apply for the land due him for having participated in the battle. Bounty Certificate No. 1794 for 320 acres of land was issued in his name for his services in the army from March 5 to June 6, 1836. The certificate had been assigned to George M. Collinsworth.

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: 1833
  • Bounty Certificate: 1794