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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LASATER, FRANCIS B. -- It has not been ascertained when Mr. Lasater came to Texas. Apparently he did not apply for his headright land. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9397 for 320 acres of land June 11, 1840 for having served in the army from March 1 to May 30, 1836. The land was surveyed in the Red River Land District in what is now Bowie County in 1840. He was a member of Captain James Gillaspie's Company at San Jacinto and on September 24, 1849 he received Donation Certificate No. 171 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He was living in Leon County October 30, 1849, when he sold the certificate.

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. James Gillaspie

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Lasiter, Jessiter
  • Bounty Certificate: 9397
  • Donation Certificate: 171