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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HENRY, ROBERT -- Was a member of Captain James Gillaspie's Company at San Jacinto and on November 17, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate 607 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On April 12, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2854 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 9 to June 8, 1836.

The Compiler has not been able to identify the Robert Henry who participated in the battle of San Jacinto. Most of the men of Captain Gillaspie's Company resided in what are now Montgomery and Walker Counties. The only Headright Certificate issued to any one of the name of "Robert Henry" was issued by the Robertson County Board of Land Commissioners, February 5, 1838, but this Robert Henry did not participate in the battle of San Jacinto.

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. James Gillaspie

Personal Statistics

    • Bounty Certificate: 2854
    • Donation Certificate: 607