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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NABERS, ROBERT W. -- Name omitted from the official rolls printed in 1836. He arrived in Texas in January, 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him by the Board of Land Commissioners for Nacogdoches County in 1838 for one-third of a league of land.

In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 1175 dated Headquarters, Victoria, Texas, May 20, 1836, Captain Hayden Arnold stated that Mr. Nabers enlisted in his (Nacogdoches) company March 6, 1836, and "was in action of San Jacinto." He stated that he was discharged effective June 6, 1836. The certificate was countersigned by Brigadier General Thomas J. Rusk on June 22, 1850, Mr. Nabers received Donation Certificate No. 209 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. On January 17, 1853, he was issued Bounty Certificate No 1197 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836.

In Service Record No. 1175 it is certified that Mr. Nabers enlisted in Colonel Robert M. Coleman's Regiment of Texas Rangers August 24, 1836. On January 17, 1853, he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1198, for 1280 acres of land for having served in the army from August 24, 1836 to August 24, 1837.

Mr. Nabers was living in Fayette County February 1, 1851, when he sold Donation Certificate No. 209 to John A. Green for $60.00. He was living in Titus County October 9, 1855 when he sold Bounty Certificate No. 2077 for 320 acres of land issued September 20, 1855 to Jose Palonia Lavina. The certificate had been assigned to Mr. Nabers who, when he sold it, signed his name as Robt. W. Nabers to the deed of transfer.

(Red River Bounty File No. 84, General Land Office)

NABERS, ROBERT W. -- No. 1175, 10th May 1837

I hereby Certify that Robert W. Nabers has Served in the Nacogdoches Volunteer Company three Months by the Sixth day of June next has done his duty as a private and Soldier was in the action of San Jacinto and is this day honorably discharged.

Thos J. Rusk
Brig Gen Com'd

H. Arnold
May 20th 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. Hayden S. Arnold

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 1197
  • Donation Certificate: 209
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother William Nabers at San Jacinto