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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, HUGH -- Arrived at Velasco, January 28, 1836, on the schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited for the army of Texas in New Orleans by Captain Amasa Turner. His name appears on page 27 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain John Hart's Company at Velasco January 30, 1836. First Lieutenant Richard Roman succeeded in command of the company and was its captain at San Jacinto. Mr. Miller was a member of the company at San Jacinto and on March 29, 1850 Donation Certificate No. 202 for 640 acres of land was issued in his name, due him for having participated in the battle. In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 501 it is certified that he served in the army from January 30 to April 30, 1836. On March 29, 1850 his heirs received Bounty Certificate No. 634 for 320 acres of land. In the Headright Certificate for one-third of a league of land issued in his name in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners of Brazoria County it is stated that he came to Texas before March 2, 1836.

The Probate Records of Brazoria County show that Mr. Miller died in the county in 1838. Alexander C. Dougall was appointed administrator of his estate May 28, 1838.

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. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Date of Death: 1838
  • Bounty Certificate: 634
  • Donation Certificate: 202