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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HARRISON, A. L. -- In the Headright Certificate for one-third of a league of land issued to Mr. Harrison February 2, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Montgomery County it is stated that he arrived in Texas January 1, 1836. He was second lieutenant in Captain James Gillaspie's Company at San Jacinto and on May 3, 1838 Donation Certificate No. 73 for 640 acres of land was issued to him for having participated in the battle. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 862 for 320 acres of land December 9, 1837 for having served in the army from December 1, 1835, to March 1, 1836.

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: Second Lieutenant
  • Company: Capt. James Gillaspie

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 1
  • Bounty Certificate: 862
  • Donation Certificate: 73