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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HOLDER, PRIOR -- Came to Texas in 1833, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to his heirs February 3, 1838, for a league and labor of land by the Bastrop County Board. He was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company of "Mina (Bastrop) Volunteers" at San Jacinto and on December 13, 1848, his heirs received Donation Certificate No. 138 for 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle. The heirs on May 15, 1839, were issued Bounty Certificate 9135 for 320 acres of land for Mr. Holder's services in the army from February 29 to June 1, 1836.

In the Probate Records of Bastrop County it is stated that Mr. Holder died in that County in 1837, survived by two minor children, William and Martha J. Holder. Thomas H. Mays was appointed administrator of his estate December 26, 1837.

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. Jesse Billingsley

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Holden
  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Date of Death: 1837
  • Bounty Certificate: 9135
  • Donation Certificate: 138
  • Children: William Holder; Martha J. Holder