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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NASH, JAMES H. -- Listed on page 22 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as James Nash, a member of Captain Chesshire's Company before Bexar in 1835. On page 1 of the rolls James Nash in shown as having enlisted in Captain Byrd Lockhart's Company February 23, 1536.

Following are copies of Comptroller's Military Service Records found in the Archives of the Texas State Library, Austin:

January 18, 1836

Provisional Government of Texas Dr

To J. H. Nash for carrying express

By order of Col. Neal to San Philip de Austin 10 days. . .$10.00 Horse furnished self 10.00 Paid Expencis in Cash 13.00 $33.00

Sworn to and subscribed before me in absence Col. Neal - James Bowie Comandant of The Post of Texas

No. 32 This Certificate $17.56/100 entitles J. H. Nash to Seventeen 56/100 dollars, for Two months and six days service, from March 23rd 1836 until May 28th 1836 in Capt Karnes' Company 1836.

GEO. W. POE Acting Paymaster General

Columbia, Oct. 10th, 1836. Mr. Nash did not apply for headright, bounty, or Donation Certificate.

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. Henry Wax Karnes

Personal Statistics

    • Other Battles: Bexar