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Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Harrisburg

The Kemp Sketch

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PARROTT, C.W.--Name omitted from the official San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836. In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 4428, Captain Robert J. Calder certified that Mr. Parrott served in his company from March 22 to June 20, 1836. He stated he was detailed April 21st as a stewart in the hospital and that his name was unintentionally omitted form the Rolls. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 75 for 640 acres of land for his participation in the Battle of San Jacinto. He received Bounty Certificate No. 269 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836.

In an unnumbered Headright for one-third of a league of land issued to him by the Fort Bend County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that Mr. Parrott came to Texas before March 2, 1936. The certificate was lost and a duplicate was issued. The land was surveyed in Karnes and Wilson Counties in 1840.

Mr. Parrott was a charter member of St. John (Masonic) Lodge No. 5 at Columbia, Brazoria County, May 15, 1838.

C.W. PARROTT - No. 4428, 24th Oct. 1837
Brazoria 20th June 1836
C.W. Parrott
You have served as a private in Company k, First Regiment, 2nd Battallion of the Texas Volunteers, and having at all times discharged your duty zealously to the Country & with Credit to yourself, you are therefore hereby Honorably discharged.
R.J. Calder,
Capt. Company K
22nd Nov. 1836.

P.S. This is to certify that Mr. C. W. Parrott was detailed from Company "K" on the 21st of April, Stationed at the Hospital as Stewart, which accounts for his not being in the Battle fought that day.

R.J. Calder
Capt. C. K.

Euid Burleson
Col. Comdt 1st Regt.

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. Robert J. Calder] detailed as hospital steward at Harrisburg

Personal Statistics

    • Comments: Steward at Hospital
    • Bounty Certificate: 269
    • Donation Certificate: 75