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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PATTON, SAINT CLAIR--Born in Kentucky, a son of John D. and Margaret (Hester) Patton, whose children in order of birth were: Columbus R., Mathew Tyler, William H., Charles Fox, St. Clair, America, who married William Aldridge, and Margaretta Patton, who married Captain David Murphree. The Patton's came to Texas with their children and settled in what is now Brazoria County. None of the boys were married except Mathew Tyler Patton, who had a son Fox and a daughter Bettie. Fox was never married. Bettie married Reese P. Sweeny, who lived in Angleton. In the Headright Certificate issued to Saint Clair Patton for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Brazoria County February 1, 1838 it is stated that he came to Texas before May 2, 1835. In the Headright Certificate issued to his brother William H. Patton February 1, 1838 by the Bexar County Board of Commissioners it is shown that he arrived in Texas in March, 1832. Mr. Patton was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9153 for 320 acres of land for his services in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836. He was a member of Captain William H. Patton's Columbia Company at San Jacinto and on May 18, 1839 he received Donation Certificate No. 897 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Patton's Headright was surveyed in Cibolo Creek in the Bexar Land District, adjoining the headright land of his brother Columbus R. Patton.

It is shown in the Probate Records of Brazoria County, Book E, page 117 that Mr. Patton died in Brazoria County in 1846. Charles F. Patton was appointed administrator of his estate May 24, 1846.

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. David Murphree

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: St. Clair
  • Birthplace: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1832 Mar
  • Date of Death: 1846
  • Bounty Certificate: 9153
  • Donation Certificate: 897
  • Family at San Jacinto: Future brother-in-law David Murphree, brother William Hester Patton at San Jacinto