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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JOHNSON, GEORGE J. -- Arrived in Texas some time between May 2, 1835, and March 2, 1836. In the Headright Certificate issued to him on February 24, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Matagorda County Board, it is shown that he arrived in Texas before March 2, 1836. Had he arrived before May 2, 1835, it would have been so stated in the certificate.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Captain Robert J. Calder's Company of "Brazoria Volunteers." In Service Record No. 8146 it is certified that he served in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. On May 26, 1838, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 225 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto.

Mr. Johnson was living in Matagorda County May 26, 1838, when he sold his Headright Certificate to Elijah Merriman.

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. Robert J. Calder

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Johnstone
  • Came to Texas: 1835?
  • Donation Certificate: 225