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, WILLIAM A. -- In the headright certificate issued to Mr. Park in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Red River County it is stated that Mr. Park had arrived in Texas December 20, 1835. In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 4234 it is certified that he enlisted in Captain Peyton R. Splane's Company, March 20th and served in it until April 14th when he was transferred to Captain Isaac N. Moreland's Company of artillery. He was wounded at San Jacinto and was discharged from the army May 3, 1836. On November 30, 1839 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 965 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto and Bounty Certificate No. 9325 for 320 acres for having served in the army from March 20 to May 3, 1836.

Mr. Parks was living in Red River County, July 26, 1853 when he sold Bounty Certificate No. 9325 for $80.00.

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: Yes
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Isaac N. Moreland

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835 Dec 20
  • Bounty Certificate: 9325
  • Donation Certificate: 965