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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JAQUES, ISAAC L. -- In applying for land in Austin's colonies Mr. Jaques stated that he arrived in Texas in October, 1835, from New York. He had a wife and two daughters.

In Public Dept. Papers No. 2383 it is stated that Mr. Jaques served in Captain Duncan's company from February 22 to March 6, 1836. On a muster roll at the General Land Office he is shown as having again volunteered his services to the army of Texas at Lynchburg, March 8, 1836. He was a member of Captain Thomas A. McIntire's Company at San Jacinto and on December 3, 1853 his heirs were issued Donation Certificate No. 537 for 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle.

The Telegraph and Texas Register, Columbia, Texas, carried the following notice August 23, 1836: "Died, Isaac Jaques, on the 6th ultimo at Lynchburg, whose family is expected to arrive from the United States."

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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: New York
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Oct
  • Date of Death: 1836 Aug 6
  • Burial Place: San Jacinto Battleground
  • Donation Certificate: 537
  • Children: Two daughters