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, SIDNEY--Arrived in Texas in May, 1834, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 19, 1838 by the Fort Bend County Board for one-third of a league of land. He was a member of Captain John York's Company in the siege of Bexar in 1835. On May 25, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3564 for 640 acres of land for having served in the army from September 8, 1835 to May 29, 1836. In Service Record No. 541 it is stated that he enlisted in Captain William H. Patton's Company March 6, 1836. On May 24, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 48 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto.

Mr. Phillips was living in Columbia, Brazoria County as late as March 25, 1857. In 1855 he was a member of St. John's (Masonic) Lodge No. 5, Columbia.

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. David Murphree

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834 May
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Bounty Certificate: 3564
  • Donation Certificate: 48