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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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BENNETT, WILLIAM -- The compiler does not know when Mr. Bennett came to Texas since he did not apply for a Headright Certificate. He was a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company. On January 23, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2041 for 640 acres of land for having served in the army from January 26 to July 26, 1836.

Mr. Bennett probably left Texas shortly after being discharged from the army since he did not apply for the Donation Certificate for land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. Donation certificates were at that time 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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: William Calloway Bennett; William C.
  • Date of Birth: 1816 Nov 11
  • Birthplace: Tennessee
  • Date of Death: 1900 May 6
  • Burial Place: Ratliff-Bennett Cemetery, Duck Hill, Montgomery County, Mississippi
  • Bounty Certificate: 2041
  • Donation Certificate: Did not apply
  • Profession: Farmer
  • Wife: Elizabeth Lucinda Elliott
  • Children: Epsy Ann; George; Mary; Martha; William; Olley; Sarah; Henry Howard; Samuel