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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MORGAN, HUGH -- In the Certificate of Character issued to Mr. Morgan May 19, 1835 by Radford Berry, Alcalde of Nacogdoches it is stated that he was married and had a family and had arrived in Texas in 1835. On August 30, 1835 he received title to a league of land in Vehlein's Colony surveyed in Liberty and Chambers County. He did not apply for a Headright certificate from the Republic.

Mr. Morgan was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company of Velasco Blues at San Jacinto and on July 19, 1854 Donation Certificate No. 593 for 640 acres of land was issued to him for having participated in the battle. He served in the army from March 6 to September 13, 1836 and for this Bounty Certificate No. 3152 for 640 acres of land, assigned to John C. Collins, was issued in his name. On page 53 of the army rolls in the General Land Office he is shown as a member of Captain Joseph P. Lynch's Company, August 31, 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. William S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 3152
  • Donation Certificate: 593
  • Wife: name unknown