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

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

(What is this?) | Download the original typescript

PECK, NATHANIEL--In applying for land in Robertson's Colony January 19, 1836, M. Peck stated that he was born in New York in 1818. In the Headright Certificate issued to him by the Fort Bend County Board in 1838 it is stated that he came to Texas in January, 1836.

Mr. Peck was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3195 for 640 acres of land for having served in the army from March 12 to September 25, 1836. He was fourth sergeant of Captain William Wood's Company at San Jacinto and on December 1, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 645 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Peck was married to Elizabeth Goodman at Houston August 31, 1837, as is disclosed in the marriage records of Harris County. They were living in Fort Bend County in 1844. The Probate Records in Fort Bend County show that Mr. and Mrs. Peck were living in San Joaquin, California, August 26, 1867 when they appointed Marmaduke Goodman as their agent to dispose of their land in Texas.

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: Fourth Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. William Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1818
  • Birthplace: New York
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 3195
  • Donation Certificate: 645
  • Wife: Elizabeth Goodman