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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PARK, JOSEPH B.--Came to Texas in 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued him January 8, 1838 for a league and labor of land by the San Augustine County Board. He was a member of Captain Benjamin F. Bryant's company at San Jacinto and on November 30, 1839 was issued Donation Certificate No. 965 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. This certificate was lost and certificate No. 649 for 640 acres was issued in its stead December 18, 1854. The land was surveyed in Navarro County in 1857. He received Bounty Certificate No. 2913 for 640 acres of land for serving in the army from March 15 to September 4, 1836.

The Deed Records of San Augustine County show Mr. Park and his wife, Elizabeth G., living in San Augustine County Nov. 17, 1843.

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. Benjamin F. Bryant

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Parks
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 2913
  • Donation Certificate: 649
  • Wife: Elizabeth G.