The Kemp Sketch
PRUITT, LEVI--Name omitted from the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836. He came to Texas in 1823, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 15, 1838 for a league and labor of land by the Houston County Board of Land Commissioners.
Mr. Pruitt was a brother of Martin Pruitt. He was married to Hannah Trenary, daughter of John B. Trenary. He was a member of Captain Hayden Arnold's Company. His Bounty Certificate, for service immediately prior to and after the Battle of San Jacinto, if issued is not to be found in the files of the General Land Office. He received Bounty Certificate No. 784 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from May 9 to August 9, 1836.
On January 6, 1852 Mr. Pruitt was issued Donation Certificate No. 407 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. He was living in Navarro County at that time and sold his certificate to George Barnard for $100.00. He could not write. He affixed his mark to the deed of transfer.
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.
- Died in Battle: No
- Rank: Private
- Company: Capt. Hayden S. Arnold
- Alternate Names: Perch, Levy
- Came to Texas: 1823
- Donation Certificate: 407
- Wife: Hannah Trenary
- Family at San Jacinto: Brother Martin Pruitt, father in law John B. Trenary fought at San Jacinto