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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MILLER, DANIEL -- Arrived in Texas prior to May 2, 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 17, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Colorado County Board. In Service Record No. 7635 it is stated that he served in the army from February 9 to May 30, 1836. He was a member of Captain William J. E. Heard's company of "Citizen Soldiers" at San Jacinto and on May 25, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 210 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Miller was living in Colombia in 1852 and was a member of Caledonia (Masonic) Lodge No. 68. He was living in Coleman County November 9, 1881 when he sold his Veterans Donation Certificate for 1280 acres of land to J. M. Day.

Note: His sister Nancy Miller was married to Abraham Alley April 26, 1835.

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 J. E. Heard

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: Prior to May 2, 1835
  • Donation Certificate: 210