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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RAYMOND, SAMUEL B. -- Enlisted in Captain Sidney Sherman's Company in Kentucky December 18, 1835 and arrived in Texas in January, 1836. He was Second Lieutenant in Captain William Wood's Company at San Jacinto and on December 2, 1839 was issued a Donation Certificate No. 967 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. The land was surveyed in Colorado County. He received Bounty Certificate No. 9339 for 1280 acres of land for serving in the army from December 18, 1835 to June 4, 1836. He was living in Gonzales County April 25, 1840 when he sold the certificate to Edward Dickinson for $1,000.00.

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 Lieutenant
  • Company: Capt. William Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 9339
  • Donation Certificate: 967