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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ALLISON, JOHN C. -- Second Sergeant in Captain William Wood's Company at San Jacinto, but he did not apply for the land due him for having participated is the battle. In Service record No. 1525 it is certified that he enlisted in Captain Stanley Sherman's Company in Kentucky December 18, 1835; was promoted to First Sergeant March 15, and discharged December 18, 1636. For this service he was entitled to receive 1289 acres of land, but he did not claim it. Neither did he make application for a headright. Captain Sherman's Company arrived in Texas in January, 1836. On page 114 of the army rolls at the General Land Office, Mr. Allison is shown as having sworn allegiance to the government of Texas at Nacogdoches January 14, 1836.

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: First Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. William Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan