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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LEALAND, JAMES -- 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, in whose company he served at San Jacinto. At the promotion of Captain Turner to Lieutenant Colonel the men of his company were transferred to Company A, First Regiment of Regular Infantry, commanded by Captain John Smith. On page 170 of the muster rolls in the General Land Office, Mr. Lealand is shown as a member of Captain Smith's Company at muster on Galveston Island, December 31, 1836. He was sick at that time. He is shown as having enlisted in the army February 13, 1836, for a period of two years. On page 180 of the rolls he is shown as a member of Captain Smith's Company at muster February 28, 1837.

Mr. Lealand probably left Texas shortly after being discharged from the army. He did not receive headright, bounty, or Donation Certificates for land due him.

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. Amasa Turner

Personal Statistics

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