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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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HARMON, JOHN A. -- Born in Tennessee. In the Headright Certificate issued to him March 5, 1838 for a league and labor of land by the Jefferson County Board he stated that he came to Texas in 1835. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's Company and on February 2, 1846 was issued Donation Certificate No. 1232 for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. Mr. Harmon was living in Jefferson County in 1841. He was living in Saint Clair County, Illinois, January 17, 1885 when he was issued Veterans Donation Certificate No. 1132 for 1280 acres of land. This he sold January 24, 1885 to Thomas J. Harmon for $600.00. He could not write but affixed his mark to the deed of transfer.

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County Clerk D. A. Prindable, Bellville, Ill. searched Probate Records.
The Daily Advocate, Belleville, Ill.

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: First Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. William Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Harman
  • Birthplace: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Comments: May have fought in the Mexican War.
  • Bounty Certificate: 1196
  • Donation Certificate: 1232