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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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RAMEY, LAWRENCE -- Arrived in Texas prior to May 23, 1827, at which time he received title to a league of land in Austin's First Colony, situated in Matagorda County. In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 1125, it is certified that he served in the army from February 30 to May 30, 1836. He was a member of Captain James Gillaspie's Company at San Jacinto and on January 12, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 459 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. The land was surveyed in Cooke Land District in 1856. He did not apply for Bounty or Headright Certificates. He received a Veterans Donation Certificate for 1280 acres of land March 18, 1881. The land was surveyed in Menard County.

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. James Gillaspie

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Raney
  • Date of Birth: 1801?
  • Birthplace: New York
  • Came to Texas: 1825
  • Comments: Old Three Hundred
  • Donation Certificate: 459
  • Profession: Carpenter