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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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LODERBACK, JOHN D. -- Enrolled in Captain Sidney Sherman's Company in Kentucky, December 18, 1835 and arrived in Texas in January, 1836. He is shown on a muster roll at the General Land Office, Austin as having taken the oath of Allegiance to Texas at Nacogdoches, January 14, 1836, along with the other members of Captain Sherman's Company. Sherman's Company was commanded by at San Jacinto by Captain William Wood. Mr. Loderback's name appears as a member of Captain Hood's Company on the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836. If however, he applied for land due him as a Headright or for services in the army, such is not recorded in the files of the Land Office.

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 Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan