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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HILL, ABRAHAM WEBB -- Born in Georgia. In the Headright Certificate issued to him February 3, 1838, for a league and labor of land it is stated that he came to Texas in 1835.

Isaac Hill, father of Abraham W. Hill, and five of his six brothers emigrated from England to North Carolina. Isaac moved to Jasper County, Georgia, and settled at a place that was afterwards named for him, Hillsborough. Later he moved to the Cumberland Mountains in Tennessee. He was the father of thirteen children, nine boys and four girls, Benjamin, Harry, Withmond, Isaac, Larry, John, Abraham Webb, Sally and four others whose names have not been ascertained.

Abraham W. Webb, according to the information contained in Service Record No. 697 enlisted in Captain Henry W. Karnes' company April 12 and continued in it until July 12th. He was permitted by General Thomas J. Rusk to join the rangers under Captain John G. McGehee and continued until November 12, 1836. He was issued a Bounty Certificate for 640 acres of land July 5, 1859, for having served in the army from April 12 to November 12, 1836. He was in Captain Henry W. Karnes' company at San Jacinto and on January 7, 1839 was issued Donation Certificate No. 908 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Hill died in Bastrop County in 1884 while a member of the Texas Veterans Association.

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. Henry Wax Karnes

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1814?
  • Birthplace: Georgia
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1884
  • Comments: Information may be confused with that of Abram Wiley Hill
  • Bounty Certificate: 4/40
  • Donation Certificate: 908