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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MOORE, ROBERT -- 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 the Headright Certificate issued to him in 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Harrisburg County Board it is stated that Mr. Moore arrived in Texas in January, 1836. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 366 for 1280 acres of land for having served in the army from February 13, 1836 to November 27, 1837. He was a corporal in Captain Amasa Turner's Company at San Jacinto and on May 15, 1838 he received Donation Certificate No. 79 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Moore was living in Washington County May 24, 1856 when he made application for a duplicate Headright Certificate, having lost the one issued to him in 1838. The duplicate was issued March 17, 1857.

The Probate Records of Washington County disclose that Mr. Moore died in that county in 1866. His widow, Mrs. Ivey Moore, was appointed administratrix of his estate July 9, 1866.

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: Corporal
  • Company: Capt. Amasa Turner

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1809 Jun 12
  • Birthplace: North Carolina
  • Origin: Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Date of Death: 1866 May 30? May 26?
  • Burial Place: Old Farquhar Graveyard, Washington County, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 366
  • Donation Certificate: 79
  • Wife: Ivah (Ivey) Jean Wells Hendley
  • Children: Ophelia Moore, Parthenia Moore Faulk, Robert Moore, Penelope Moore Morgan, infant who died at 1 week