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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HENDERSON, HUGH -- Came to Texas in 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 2, 1838, for one-third of a league of land by the Montgomery County Board. He was a member of Captain William H. Smith's Company at San Jacinto and on January 2, 1839, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 728 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

In Service Record No. 220 it is certified that he served in the army from March 20 to May 30, 1834. For this he was entitled to 320 acres of land, which be did not receive.

The Probate Records of Anderson County show that Mr. Henderson died in that county October 10, 1847. Benjamin Cannon was appointed administrator of his estate.

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. William H. Smith

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1847 Oct 10
  • Donation Certificate: 728