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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JAMES, DENWARD -- Arrived in Texas before May 2, 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him July 12, 1838, for one-third of a league of land by the Brazoria County Board of Land Commissioners. He was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company at San Jacinto, but did not apply for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle. Bounty Certificate No. 2009 for 320 acres of land was issued in his name on January 23, 1838, for 320 acres of land due him for having served in the army from March 10 to June 10, 1836. The certificate had been assigned.

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 S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835?
  • Bounty Certificate: 2009