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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McCORLAY, PLACIDE B. -- Arrived in Texas sometime between May 2, 1835 and March 6, 1836. In the Headright Certificate issued to him February 3, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Harrisburg County it is simply stated that he arrived before March 2, 1836. But had he arrived before May 2, 1835 this would have been stated in the certificate.

McCorley was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3761 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 5, to June 5, 1836.

He was a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company at San Jacinto and on June 7, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 306 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He was living in Caldwell County October 17, 1849 when he sold the certificate.

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: McCurdy, McEarley, McEarly, McCorlay, McCarley, Placido
  • Date of Birth: 1815? 1816?
  • Birthplace: Kentucky
  • Origin: Louisiana, Nachitoches
  • Came to Texas: 1824
  • Date of Death: 1852
  • Bounty Certificate: 3761
  • Donation Certificate: 306