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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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MALDONADO, JUAN -- Born in San Antonio, Texas, was a member of Captain Juan N. Seguin's company at San Jacinto and served out his term of enlistment. He re-enlisted in Captain Manuel Flores' Company of Cavalry, in the regiment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John N. Seguin, November 5, 1836 and served until May 5, 1837.

Mr. Maldonado apparently did not apply for any of the land he was entitled to receive for his services in the army, but he did receive the wages due him. The following are copied from the Comptroller's Military Service Records in the archives of the Texas State Library.

(Translation) I certify that Juan Maldonado a soldier of Company B of the regiment of cavalry under my command has served the Republic of Texas from the 5th November to the 5th of May of the present year during which time he has deported himself honorably-- Said Maldonado was in the glorious battle of San Jacinto--Bexar 5th May 1837. (signed) John N. Seguin Lieutenant Col Commd.

Know all men by these presents that I have this authorised constituted and appointed Philip Howard my true and lawful attorney to call on the proper officers and have the annexed instrument audited and to take out the treasury draft due me in his own name this August the 31st, 1837.

Juan X Maldonado

Alexr. T Gayle
Republic of Texas. )
County of Bexar )
Personally came before me this day, Juan Maldonado, who being sworn in due and solem form, disposed as follows, viz:--That the accompanying certificate dated May 5th 1837 and signed John N. Seguin Lieut. Col. Commd. is just, true and original, that he is not indebted to the govt either on his own account or on that of any other person, and that he has not sold, embezzled or destroyed any arms munitions of war or any other species of property belonging to this Republic

Juan X Maldonado

Sworn and subscribed before me Chief Justice of the aforesaid County, this 2nd September 1837--
Joseph Baker

Entitles Juan Maldonado to pay from the date of the last payment made him to 18th December 1837, as a private in Captain Flores' Company b, 1st Regiment, Cavalry. He entered the army on the 5th Novr 1836 in sd Co. Christopher Dart has filed a power of atty & an oath that the above private is not indebted to GOVT.

B. E. Bee
Secy of War

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. Juan N. Seguin

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Maldonart
  • Birthplace: Texas, San Antonio
  • Origin: Texas
  • Came to Texas: n/a