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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BARKER, GEORGE -- Came to Texas in 1834, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him in 1838 by the Harrisburg County Board of Land Commissioners. He was a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire’s Company at San Jacinto. He later joined Captain Peter B. Dexter’s Company which was organized on the battlefield a few days after the conflict. On February 10, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 2329 for 640 acres of land for having served in the army from March 1 to September 1, 1836.

Mr. Barker probably left Texas shortly after receiving his discharge from the army. This is indicated by the fact that he did not apply for the Donation Certificate for 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle. Donation certificate were at that time not transferable.

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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Bounty Certificate: 2329
  • Donation Certificate: Did not apply