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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MYRICK, ELLAKIN P. -- In the Spanish Archives in the General Land Office it is shown that when Mr. Myrick in 1830 applied for land in Austin's Third Colony he stated that he was 24 years of age and had arrived in Texas from Alabama in 1826. On October 27, 1830 he received title to a league of land situated in the present County of Brazoria. He was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company of Velasco Blues and on January 7, 1839 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 731 for having participated in the battle. The records of the General Land Office do not show that Mr. Myrick applied for the labor of land due him as a Headright or for the bounty land due him for his services in the army.

Mr. Myrick was probably born in Maine. He died in Texas prior to May 1, 1847 and Herman Myrick, his father, of Kennebee County, Maine, appointed Collin Campbell of Karnes County, Texas as his agent, August 1, 1847. It appears from the Probate Minutes of Brazoria County, Book E, page 38, that he died in Brazoria County. Andrew Robertson was appointed administrator of his estate, May 1, 1847.

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

  • Date of Birth: 1806
  • Birthplace: Maine
  • Origin: Alabama
  • Came to Texas: 1826
  • Date of Death: 1847
  • Donation Certificate: 731