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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JOSLIN, JAMES -- In the Headright Certificate for one third of a league of land issued to Mr. Joslin by the Fannin County Board it is not stated when he came to Texas. In Service Record No. 524 it is certified that he served in the army from March 17, to June 17, 1836. He was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company at San Jacinto. He did not apply for the land due him for his military service.

Mr. Joslin was living in Galveston County May 10, 1844 when a jury awarded him his headright land of 1/3 league. This he sold to Elias Brush May 16, 1844 for $500.00. The Deed Records of Robertson County, Book U, page 533, show him as living in Leon County January 12, 1872. If he died in Leon County his estate was not probated there.

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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

  • Alternate Names: Joslyn, Joseph
  • Date of Death: 1837