The Kemp Sketch
LUPTON, CYRUS -- Born in Alabama, he came to Texas in 1835 on the Brig GOOD HOPE, being a member of Captain David N. Burke's Company of "Mobile Greys". In Service Record No. 1149 it is certified that he joined Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company March 20, and was discharged May 4, 1836 on account of ill health. On October 3, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 564 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto.
Among the Governor's letters, State Library, Austin, Texas is the following one from Mr. Lupton dated Louisville, Kentucky, July 3, 1850 and addressed to Governor Peter Hansbrough Bell: " I wish to obtain information respecting our San Jacinto Donation of Land Claims and not knowing any better authority than the Governor of the State, I take the liberty of addressing you. I have a Claim which I gave to Sterling Roberson Sr. to locate for me in 1838 he died without locating it and it has been laying in his sons hands ever since until now it is no use to me now as I have become so debilitated that I could not work it if I had it and physicians say I must not go there to live as I cannot stand the climate the law prohibiting us from selling it I heard was repealed if so I should like to have a copy of it. If it is not repealed I should like to dispose of it to the state at any thing like A fair compensation, I broke my constitution in the service of the country in the first place and have never been the same man since. I was one of the first in the countrys defense from the states. I belonged to the Mobile Gray's and landed in the county in 1835 if the state would pay me five hundred dollars I would take it as it would start me in business I could make a living at, the claim calls for 640 acres of land which at government would be $800.00 dollars, if you would be kind enough to see what can be done for me and let me know by mail I shall ever be your most Humble and Obediant Servant."
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.
- Died in Battle: No
- Rank: Private
- Company: Capt. Thomas H. McIntire
- Alternate Names: Cepton
- Birthplace: Alabama
- Origin: Alabama
- Came to Texas: 1835
- Donation Certificate: 564