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, WILLIAM J.C.--Emigrated to Texas in 1835. This is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him March 16, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Fort Bend County Board. He was living in Washington County February 22, 1848 when he appointed Walter Winn as his agent. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4002 for 640 acres of land for serving in the army from September 28, 1835 to July 25, 1836. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 415 for 640 acres of land February 10, 1852 for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. He was living in Grimes County August 13, 1852 when he sold the certificate to William Hays for $150.00.

Mr. Pearce was a member of Captain Henry W. Karnes' Company.

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. Henry Wax Karnes

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Pierce
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 4002
  • Donation Certificate: 415