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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HUGHES, THOMAS M. -- Came to Texas in 1832, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 2, 1838, for a league and labor of land by the Shelby County Board of Land Commissioners. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's San Augustine Company at San Jacinto and on December 17, 1838, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 707 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. This was lost and a duplicate, No. 110, was issued June 26, 1848. Bounty certificate No. 48 was issued in his name May 12, 1846, for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 15, to June 15, 1836. The rights to the certificate had been assigned May 18, 1837, to John D. Andrews.

In the Marriage Records of Nacogdoches County it is shown that Mr. Hughes was married in that county October 28, 1837, to Louisa Sydeck. He died before March 18, 1859, when his heirs sold his Donation Certificate to Thomas Alley.

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. William Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1832
  • Date of Death: 1859?
  • Bounty Certificate: 48
  • Donation Certificate: 707 ; 110
  • Wife: Louisa Sydeck