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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PHILLIPS, SAMUEL--Emigrated to Texas in 1835. He was issued a certificate of Character by Radford Berry, Alcalde of Nacogdoches Municipality, October 2, 1835. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 894 for 320 acres of land May 5, 1838, for having served in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836. This he assigned to R.W. Tyns. He was a member of Captain Hayden Arnold's Nacogdoches Company at San Jacinto but did not apply for the land he was entitled to receive for having participated in the battle. On December 3l, 1839 he received Headright Certificate No. 188 for one-third of a league of land from the Houston County Board. On December 26, 1835 at Nacogdoches he had sold his rights to the certificate to W.S. McDonald. In the certificate it is states that Mr. Phillips came to Texas prior to March 2, 1836.

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: Second Corporal
  • Company: Capt. Hayden S. Arnold

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 894