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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REED, HENRY -- Received title to a league of land in Robertson's Colony, situated in the present county of Robertson, January 1, 1835. In Headright Certificate No. 74, issued to him February 5, 1838 for one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Robertson County it is stated that he came to Texas in December, 1835.

Captain Reed was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1604 for 960 acres of land January 5, 1838 for having served in the army from March 15 to December 15, 1836. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's San Augustine Company at San Jacinto and on July 10, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 446 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Captain Reed organized a volunteer company at San Augustine, June 4, 1836 for three month's service, in the Second Brigade, commanded by Brigadier General Thomas J. Rusk.

The following information concerning Captain Reed was furnished to the compiler October 28, 1938 by Mrs. Laura P. Boney of Kosse, Texas.

Captain Reed was born in Tennessee, November 10, 1800 and came to Texas in 1834. He was married to Nancy Caruth, who was born in Tennessee and who died in 1839. Captain Reed died November 11, 1854 and was buried in the Reed family cemetery, six or seven miles east of Calvert, Robertson County, on land belonging to two of his grandsons, Walter S. and James A. Patrick. The State of Texas had a monument erected at his grave in 1936.

The children of Captain and Mrs. Reed were (1) Walter C. and (2) Mary J. Reed.

(1) Walter C. Reed was born in Tennessee November 19, 1828 and died in Texas, May 23, 1850. He was never married.

(2) Mary J. Reed was married to W. W. Patrick. Their children were James T. and Matilda L. Patrick.

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: Third Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. William Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1800 Nov 10
  • Birthplace: Tennessee
  • Origin: Arkansas
  • Came to Texas: 1834 Dec
  • Date of Death: 1854 Nov 11
  • Burial Place: Reed family cemetery, Robertson County, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 1604
  • Donation Certificate: 446
  • Wife: Agnes M. (Nancy) Caruth (Carruth)
  • Children: Walter C. Reed; Mary Jane Reed Patrick