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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RICHARDSON, JOHN -- Arrived in Texas in 1834, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 129, issued to him February 1, 1838 by the Harrisburg County Board for one-third of league of land. In Service Record No. 1015, it is stated that be served in Captain Silas M. Parker's Ranging Company from October 23, 1835 to January 25, 1836. He next enlisted in the army March 1 and was discharged May 30, 1836. He was a member of Captain James Gillaspie's Company at San Jacinto and, on May 21, 1838, was issued Donation Certificate No. 138 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He received Bounty Certificate No. 2656 for 320 acres of land March 17, 1838 for having served in the army from March 1 to May 30, 1836.

Mr. Richardson, as is shown in the Probate Records of Harris County, died in Harris County, May 25, 1840. T. K. Brown was appointed administrator of his estate. He is buried in the City Cemetery, Houston.

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

  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Date of Death: 1840 May 25
  • Burial Place: City Cemetery, Houston, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 2656
  • Donation Certificate: 138