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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NOLAND, ELI - On page 43, Book B, containing a list of applicants for land in Austin's Colonies, it is shown that in Mr. Noland's application for land, which he did not receive, June 6, 1835 he stated that he was 31 years of age and had arrived in Texas from Ohio in 1835. In Headright Certificate No. 213 issued to him February 7, 1833 for one-league and one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Harrisburg it is also stated that he came to Texas in 1835.

Mr. Noland was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company of Velasco Blues at San Jacinto and on May 18, 1838 was issued Donation certificate No. 98 for 640 acres of land for having fought bravely in the battle.

The Deed Records of Guadalupe County, Book K, page 375 show that Mr. Noland died in Houston, Harris County, December 17, 1841, and that his widow was married to a Mr. O'Connor. In the Probate Records of Guadalupe County, Book F, page 41, it is stated that Mr. Noland was born in Ohio.

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
  • Wounded in Battle: Slight wound
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Knoland
  • Date of Birth: 1803 Dec
  • Birthplace: Ohio
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1841 Dec 17
  • Donation Certificate: 98
  • Wife: Elizabeth Shewmaker Noland O'Connor Perryman
  • Children: Branch T. Archer Noland