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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PEARCE, EDWARD--Was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1380, December 26, 1837, for 1280 acres of land for serving in the army from January 12, 1836 to December 26, 1837. This he sold at Houston December 27, 1837 to Jacob Bennett for $300.00. He could not write. He was a member of Captain Henry Teal's Company at San Jacinto. On a muster roll at the General Land Office he is shown as a member of Captain Stively's Company October 31, 1836.

Mr. Pearce did not apply for a Headright Certificate or for the land due him for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto.

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. Andrew Briscoe

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Pierce
  • Bounty Certificate: 1380