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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HOPE, PROSPER -- In applying for land in Austin's Colonies Mr. Hope stated that he was born in Ohio in 1799, had emigrated to Louisiana, and had arrived in Texas in 1825. On December 10, 1828, he received title to land situated on New Year's Creek. He was a member of Captain William W. Hill's Company at San Jacinto and on April 6, 1853, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 488 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1578 for 320 acres of land January 9, 1837, by George W. Poe, Paymaster, for having served in the army from March 25, to June 25, 1836. On February 20, 1838, he received a Headright Certificate for three-fourths of a league and one labor of land from the Washington County Board.

Mr. Hope was married to Julia Ann Roberts in Washington County August 19, 1837. He died in Burleson County in 1854 (?).

Joined Captain William H. Patton's Company sometime after the battle of San Jacinto. (Page 233, army rolls.)

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: Lieut. Robert Stevenson

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1799
  • Birthplace: Ohio
  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1825
  • Date of Death: 1854
  • Bounty Certificate: 1578
  • Donation Certificate: 488
  • Wife: Julia Ann Roberts
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Robert Hope at Harrisburg with baggage or sick.