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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MAXWELL, THOMAS -- In the Spanish Archives at the General Land Office it is shown that Mr. Maxwell was issued a Certificate of Character by Judge R.C. McDaniel, Sindico of the Municipality of San Augustine, March 28, 1835. In the certificate he stated that Mr. Maxwell was a native of Tennessee and had a wife and five children. In the Headright Certificate issued to him January 18, 1836 for a league and labor of land by the Fayette County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas in December, 1834. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3834 for 320 acres of land June 13, 1838 for having served in the army from March 15, to June 15, 1836. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's San Augustine Company at San Jacinto but the Land Office records do not disclose that he applied for the land due him for having participated in the battle.

The Probate records of Fayette County show that Mr. Maxwell died in 1852. His widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell, was appointed administratrix of his estate March 5, 1852.

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 Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Birthplace: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1834 Dec
  • Date of Death: 1852
  • Bounty Certificate: 3834
  • Wife: Elizabeth