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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MARTIN, JOSEPH -- Came to Texas in 1832 as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued in his name February 2, 1838, by the Bastrop County Board for a league and labor of land. He was living in Bastrop County June 10, 1837, when he sold his rights to the certificate to L.C. Cunningham.

Mr. Martin was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9596 for 320 acres of land September 24, 1840, for serving in the army from February 28, to June 1, 1836. The land was surveyed in Williamson County in 1846. On September 24, 1840, Mr. Martin was issued Donation Certificate No. 1066 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. He was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company.


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. Jesse Billingsley

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1832
  • Bounty Certificate: 9596
  • Donation Certificate: 1066