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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MOSIER, ADAM -- Came to Texas in 1835, although it is stated that he arrived in 1836 in Headright Certificate No. 258 for one-third of a league of land issued to him February 3, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Matagorda County. On page 24 of the army rolls in the General Land Office he is shown as a member of Captain William G. Cooke's Company of New Orleans Greys, and is shown as having been born in Kentucky. The Greys arrived at Velasco, October 25, 1835.

On November 10, 1845 Mr. Mosier was issued Donation Certificate No. 1217 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Storming and Capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835. In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 3365 it is certified that he served in the army from April 1 to May 10, 1836. He was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company at San Jacinto.

Mr. Mosier enlisted for the Somervell Expedition as a member of Company A, Captain Ewen Cameron. He was released from prison in Mexico, September 16, 1844.

On August 11, 1846 Mr. Mosier was living in Galveston County, when he sold his Headright land which had been surveyed in Gonzales County. (Book F, page 263, Deed Records of Gonzales County.)

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

  • Birthplace: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Oct 25
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Comments: Somervell Expedition