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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BENTON, DANIEL -- Came to Texas in February, 1836. This is stated in the Headright Certificate for one third of a league of land issued to him February 2, 1838 by the Harrisburg County Board. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1392 for 1280 acres of land, December 28, 1837 for serving in the army from February 7, to December 27, 1836. In service Record No. 2056 it is certified that he served from February 7, 1836 to May 31, 1837 and this is accepted as being correct. He was a member of Captain Henry Teal's Company of regulars and was issued Donation Certificate No. 392 for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto.

In the Daniel Benton Headright File at the General Land Office, it is stated that Mr. Benton died in Bexar County in 1840. Joseph A. Crewe was appointed administrator of his estate August 22, 1840. The land due him as a headright was surveyed in DeWitt 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. Andrew Briscoe

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1836 Feb
  • Date of Death: 1840
  • Bounty Certificate: 1392
  • Donation Certificate: 392