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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HOMAN, HARVEY -- Born in Kentucky in 1806. He arrived at Velasco January 28, 1836, on the schooner Pennsylvania (See the sketch of Captain Amasa Turner in this volume). Recruited at New Orleans. He was a member of Captain Richard Roman's company at San Jacinto. Some time after the battle Captain Roman returned and Captain Nicholas M. Dawson took command of his company. On an original muster roll of Captain Dawson's company, found in the Archives of the Texas State Library, the following information concerning Mr. Homan is given: He was born in Kentucky in 1806; was 5 feet, 10 inches high; of dark complexion, with dark eyes and dark hair. By trade he was a carpenter. He was recruited by Richard Roman at Velasco and enlisted January 29th for the duration of the war. He had been furnished with one vest, one jacket, two pairs of pants, two sheets, two pairs of shoes and two pairs of stockings at a total value of $14.48. In addition to this he had been paid $80.00.

On a muster roll of Captain George M. Casey's company in the State Library it is shown that Mr. Homan served in Captain Casey's company from January 1, 1837. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2135 for 1280 acres of land December 17 1837, for serving in the army from January 18 to December 18, 1837. This he sold to Robert M. Forbes March 9, 1838, for $200.00. His San Jacinto Donation Certificate No. 66 was issued to his estate March 19, 1847. He received a Headright Certificate for one-third of a league of land from the Brazoria County Board February 1, 1838.

The Probate Records of Harris County, Book G, page 338, show that Mr. Homan died in Houston in July, 1846. John Herman was appointed administrator of his estate July 10, 1846.

#9634 for 1280 acres, November 9, 1840
January 28, 1836 to January 7, 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. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Horman; Hardy Holman
  • Date of Birth: 1806
  • Birthplace: Kentucky
  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Date of Death: 1846 Jul
  • Bounty Certificate: 9634
  • Donation Certificate: 66
  • Profession: Carpenter