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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PACE, WESLEY WALKER--Born in Virginia and came to Texas in 1828. This is shown in the sketch of his brother, James Robert Pace. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4330 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 18 to June 18, 1836. He was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company at San Jacinto and on September 24, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 552 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. In the Headright Certificate issued to him May 17, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Brazoria County it is stated that he arrived in Texas prior to May 2, 1835.

Mr. Pace died in Galveston in 1839. This is shown in the Probate Minutes of Galveston County, Book B, page 19. John E. Sellers was appointed administrator of his estate November 25, 1839. The heirs of Mr. Pace were James R. Pace of Travis County, Dempsey Pace, and Mrs. Martha Jane Pace Brown of Colorado 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. William S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Birthplace: Virginia
  • Origin: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1828
  • Date of Death: 1839
  • Bounty Certificate: 4330
  • Donation Certificate: 552
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brothers Dempsey C. Pace, James Robert Pace, William Carroll Pace at San Jacinto