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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JORDAN, ALFRED S. -- Arrived at Velasco January 28, 1836, on the schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited in New Orleans for the army of Texas by Captain Amasa Turner. The fact that he arrived in Texas in January, 1836, is verified in the Headright Certificate issued in his name by the Harrisburg County Board for one-third of a league of land on August 3, 1838.

In Service Record No. 8261 it is certified that Mr. Jordan served in the army March 10 to June 10, 1836. He was a member of Captain Richard Roman's Company at San Jacinto.

Mr. Jordan probably left Texas shortly after being discharged from the army since he did not apply for the bounty and donation lands due him. He had assigned the rights to his Headright Certificate before it was issued.

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. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28