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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MINNETT, JOSHUA -- Arrived at Velasco, January 28, 1836 on the schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited in New Orleans for the army of Texas by Captain Amasa Turner, in whose company he served at San Jacinto. In the Headright Certificate issued in his name for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Harrisburg County, February 10, 1838 it is stated that he came to Texas in January, 1836. The rights to the Certificate had been assigned to John Belden. Bounty Certificate No. 2555 for 1280 acres of land was issued in Mr. Minnett's name March 3, 1838, due him for his services from February 13, 1836 to October 27, 1837. The rights to the certificate had been assigned to R.B. Jarmon.

Mr. Minnett probably returned to the United States shortly after receiving his discharge from the army. He sold his rights to his Headright and Bounty Certificate before they were issued and he did not apply for a Donation Certificate. Donation Certificates were non-transferable.

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. Amasa Turner

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Minnett; Minnitte; Minnittee; Minnette; Minnitti; Mininette;
  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Bounty Certificate: 2555