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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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MAIDEN, ISAAC -- In applying for land in Austin's Colonies, Mr. Maiden stated that he was born in 1805 and had arrived in Texas from Indiana in 1825. On June 16, 1831 title to one-fourth of a league of a land was issued in the name of Isaac Maden. The land was surveyed in the present County of Lavaca County east of the Navidad, in Austin's Second Colony. Isaac Maiden was issued a Headright Certificate for one-twelfth of a league of land by the Milam County Board of Land Commissioners in 1838.

In Vol. 1, page 113 of the Lamar Papers, it is shown that Mr. Maiden participated in the battle of Velasco in June, 1832. At San Jacinto he was a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company, but he did not apply for the 640 acres of donation land due him for having participated in the battle. Neither did he receive the bounty land he was entitled to receive.

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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Maden
  • Date of Birth: 1805
  • Origin: Indiana
  • Came to Texas: 1825
  • Other Battles: Velasco, Bexar