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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HOOD, ROBERT -- Listed on page 13, of the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 and on page 33 of the San Jacinto rolls in the General Land Office as Robt. Hood, a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company of Mina (Bastrop) Volunteers. On page 65 of the Land Office rolls Robt. Hood is shown as having been enlisted by Major L. Smith April 5, 1836 for a period of three months. On page 40 of the rolls Robert Hood is shown as a member of Captain Alfred H. Wyly's Company. The compiler is convinced that all of the Robert Hoods mentioned refer to but one man who was transferred from Captain Billingsley's Company to the small company commanded by Captain Wyly.

Mr. Hood evidently left Texas at the Expiration of his enlistment term. He did not apply for headright or Donation Certificates. Bounty Certificate No. 2865 for 320 acres of land was issued in his name April 9, 1838, for his services from March 6 to June 6, 1836, but the certificate had been assigned to S. Rhoades Fisher.

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

    • Bounty Certificate: 2865