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, JOSEPH -- Listed on page 13 of the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 and on page 34 of the General Land Office San Jacinto rolls as Joseph Miller, a member of Captain Moseley Baker's Company. On page 40 of the Land Office Rolls Jas. Miller, probably intended for Jos. Miller, is shown as a member of Captain Alfred H. Wyly's Company. Mr. Miller was probably transferred from Captain Baker's Company to the smaller organization.

It is probable that Mr. Miller left Texas shortly after his term of enlistment had expired. He did not apply for either a headright or a Donation Certificate. On December 2, 1836, he sold his rights to the bounty land he was entitled to receive to Mr. B. Lamar and Stephen F. Everitt. Bounty Certificate No. 9884 was issued in his name November 25, 1841 for 960 acres of land for his services in the army from March 2 to December 2, 1836.

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. Alfred Henderson Wyly

Personal Statistics

    • Bounty Certificate: 9884