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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PENTICOST, GEORGE WASHINGTON--Arrived in Texas in January, 1829, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him by the Fort Bend County Board February 1, 1838 for one-third of a league of land. His father, George S. Penticost, died in Fort Bend County in November, 1841, leaving the following children living in that county: Lucy, Mary, George Washington, James, Donley and William Walter Penticost.

In Service Record No. 64 it is stated that George W. Penticost served in the army from March 18 to June 18, 1836. For this he received Bounty Certificate No. 1000 for 320 acres of land, January 14, 1852. He was a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company at San Jacinto and on May 25, 1838 he received Donation Certificate No. 206 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He was a member of Captain W. H Secrest's Company of "Washington Cavalry" from June 19 to September 19, 1836, and for this service he was on July 5, 1841 was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9824 for 320 acres of land.

Mr. Penticost was never married. He was living in Fort Bend County, April 6, 1849. After his death, the date of which is not known to the compiler, he was buried in the Brown Cemetery on Big Creek about fifteen miles south of Richmond, Ft. Bend County.

Susan Penticost, sister of George W. Penticost, was married to Jeff Howard and lived in Richmond. James Penticost had a son, Sam Penticost, who married a Miss Wheat. Two of their children Hill, and his sister, lived in Houston. Lucy Penticost married a Mr. Pharr.

Mary Penticost married a Mr. Gayle and lived in East Columbia and was 83 years old at the time of this writing. William Penticost had two children in Humble. Mrs. Mattie Penticost Echols and Ira Penticost.

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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Pentecost
  • Birthplace: Alabama?
  • Came to Texas: 1829 Jan
  • Burial Place: Brown Cemetery, Ft. Bend County, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 1000
  • Donation Certificate: 206
  • Wife: none