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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BATEMAN, WILLIAM -- On applying for a Headright Certificate for one third of a league of land to the Board of Land Commissioners of San Augustine County, June 22, 1838, Mr. Bateman stated that he arrived in Texas in 1835. The land was surveyed in Red River County in 1838. He received Bounty Certificate No. 514 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 15 to June 15, 1836. The land was surveyed in the Denton Land District in 1854. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro’s Company at San Jacinto and on March 27, 1847 was issued Donation Certificate No. 154 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

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: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 514
  • Donation Certificate: 154