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, ROBERT -- Arrived in Texas at some time between May 2, 1835 and March 2, 1836. In the Headright Certificate issued in Mr. Henderson's name February 1, 1833 for one third of a league of land by the Victoria County Board of Land Commissioners and delivered to Pinckney Caldwell, Administrator of his estate, it is stated that he came to Texas prior to March 2, 1836. Had he arrived before May 2, 1835 this would have been so stated in the certificate.

When Major Caldwell appeared before the Victoria County Board he signed an affidavit that Mr. Henderson had died at the camp at Victoria, July 20, 1836, while serving in the army.

Mr. Henderson was a member of Captain Henry Teal's Company at San Jacinto but the administrator of his estate did not apply for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle. Neither did he apply for the bounty land due him for his services in the army.

On page 131 of the army rolls in the General land Office Mr. Henderson is shown as a member of Captain Teal's Company June 20, 1836 and as having enlisted in the army February 18, 1836, for the duration of the war. Following his name is the notation: "Accidently wounded and left at Navidad."

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. Andrew Briscoe

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: Between May 2, 1835 and Mar 2, 1836
  • Date of Death: 1836 Jul 20