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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PRUIT, MARTIN--Name not shown on San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836. In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 7425 signed by Captain Hayden Arnold, it is certified that Mr. Pruitt served in Captain Arnold's Company from March 7 to July 7, 1836 and participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 212, June 26, 1850, for 640 acres of land for having been in the battle. He was living in Limestone County, July 6, 1850 when he sold the certificate to Jesse Duren for $100.00. Mr. Pruitt did not receive a Headright from the Republic of Texas. He came to Texas with his brother, Levi Pruitt and in the Headright Certificate issued to Levi Pruitt in 1838 for a league and labor of land from the Board of Land Commissioners for Houston County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1823,

Mr. Pruitt was married to Honor Trenary, daughter of John B. Trenary, a San Jacinto veteran.

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. Hayden S. Arnold

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1823
  • Donation Certificate: 212
  • Wife: Honor Trenary
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Levi Pruitt fought at San Jacinto