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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MAYBEE, JACOB -- Came to Texas in 1835, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. 86 issued to him February 2, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Harrisburg County. The certificate was assigned to Thomas J. Gazley.

In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 499 it is certified that Mr. Maybee enlisted in Captain William S. Fisher's Company of "Velasco Blues", April 21; fought at San Jacinto and was discharged June 22, 1836.

Bounty Certificate No, 2980 for 320 acres of land was issued in the name of Jacob Maybee, April 23, 1838, due him for three months service in the army. This was lost and a duplicate issued later was delivered to Benjamin C. Franklin. In the duplicate the period of enlistment is now shown.

Mr. Maybee died at Houston, February 8, 1838. Knowing that he was likely to die he, on February 5 in the presence of James McGee, John Shea, James Ferguson, Charles Chamberland, Frederick Limiski, Charles Scarborough and Joseph Timmons, made a will leaving all of his property real and personal to his friend Milton Perry. He stated that his army discharge entitling him to land for three months service was in possession of Mr. Hoskins, an inn-keeper at Velasco, and that his brace of pistols and a Bowie knife were in possession of George Elliot of Velasco. He would not write but affixed his mark to his will. These facts are to be found in the Probate Records of Harris County.

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 S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1838 Feb 8
  • Bounty Certificate: 2980