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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SCOTT, DAVID -- Born in 1806, as is shown in a list of the names of all men available for military service in the municipality of Liberty July 20, 1836. In January 1935 the original draft was in possession of R. W. Abbott of Beaumont.

Mr. Scott came to Texas in 1835, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 3, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Jefferson County.

Mr. Scott's name is not on the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 or on page 37 of the San Jacinto rolls in the General Land Office. It does appear, however, on a revised roll of Captain William M. Logan's San Jacinto company on page 43. Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 1142 signed at Goliad, June 6, 1836 by Captain William M. Logan reads:

"This certified that David Scott enrolled his name and entered into the services of Texas on the 6th of March for the term of three months discharged his duty faithfully as a Soldier, was in the Battle of San Jacinto, and his term of Service has expired is this day honourably discharged."

In a Comptroller's Military Service Record Captain Benjamin J. Harper certified that Mr. Scott joined his company at Beaumont July 7, 1836 for a period of three months and was granted a furlough of 35 days on September 2 to expire October 4, 1836.

Mr. Scott was issued Donation Certificate No. 672 for 640 acres of land December 12, 1838 for having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. He did not receive a Bounty Certificate for his other services in the army.

Mr. Scott lost his Headright Certificate and a duplicate was issued to him October 4, 1847. At New Orleans January 18, 1849, he sold the certificate to Daniel C. Osborn for $50.00.

In the Probate Record of Jefferson County it is shown that Mr. Scott died in that county in December 1862. David Scott, Jr., was appointed administrator of his estate January 9, 1863.

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. William M. Logan

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1806
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1862 Dec
  • Donation Certificate: 672
  • Children: David Scott