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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SANDERS, URIAH -- Came to Texas in 1835. In Headright Certificate No. 4 issued to him February 15, 1838 for one league and one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Austin County it is certified that he came to Texas before March 2, 1836. Had he arrived before May 2, 1835 this would have been stated in the certificate. he is known to have been in Texas in 1835 for on November 9, of that year he received title to one-fourth of a league of land in Robertson's Colony situated in the present County of McLennon.

On an original roll of Captain William W. Hill's company at muster April 11, 1836, Mr. Sanders is shown as having been recruited by Captain Philip H. Coe at Asa Mitchell's home in Washington County, March 11 1836. He is shown as having been born in London County, Virginia in 1811. He was 5 feet, 3 inches high; of dark complexion; had grey eyes and brown hair. He was a farmer.

Mr. Sanders was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4344, October 1, 1838 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836 His San Jacinto Donation Certificate No. 1086 for 640 acres of land was issued November 17, 1840.

Mr. Sanders was living in Austin County August 28, 1841 when he sold his headright land which had been surveyed in Montgomery County to David Lawrence.

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: Lieut. Robert Stevenson

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Saunders
  • Date of Birth: 1811
  • Birthplace: Virginia, London County
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 4344
  • Donation Certificate: 1086
  • Profession: Farmer
  • Wife: Elizabeth McNutt
  • Children: Robert Peter; George; Nancy Uriah Sanders Taylor
  • Family at San Jacinto: Father-in-Law Robert McNutt at Harrisburg