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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HERRERA, PEDRO -- Born in Texas, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 21, 1838, by the Bexar County Board of Land Commissioners for a league and labor of land. He was a member of Captain Juan N. Seguin's Company at San Jacinto and on January 5, 1852, was issued Donation Certificate No. 404 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On April 21, 1852, he received Bounty Certificate No. 1094 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from February 22, to July 12, 1836. On an army roll in the General Lad Office he is shown as having enlisted November 5, 1836 in Lieutenant Manuel Flores' Company of which he was Fourth Sergeant. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2757 for 1280 acres of land April 4, 1838 for having served in the army from November 5, 1836 to February 20, 1838. The certificate had been assigned.

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. Juan N. Seguin

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Henern; Herrara
  • Date of Birth: 1806 Oct 17
  • Birthplace: Texas
  • Origin: Texas
  • Came to Texas: n/a
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Bounty Certificate: 1094
  • Donation Certificate: 404
  • Wife: Maria Antonia Marta Flores
  • Children: Casimira Herrera Mooney