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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PEN~A, JACINTO -- Born in San Antonio, Texas, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him January 29, 1838 for one third of a league of land, by the Bexar County Board of Land Commissioners. He was one of the couriers sent from the Alamo by Travis to enlist aid. He joined Captain Juan N. Seguin's Company and participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. He did not apply for the land due him for having served in the army prior to and at the battle. He re-enlisted in the army June 10, 1836 for the duration of the war as Second Corporal of Lieutenant Manuel Flores' Company. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2781 for ? acres of land for his services from June 10, 1836 to February 12, 1838.

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. Juan N. Seguin

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Pena,
  • Birthplace: Texas, San Antonio
  • Origin: Texas
  • Came to Texas: n/a
  • Comments: Alamo
  • Bounty Certificate: 2761