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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SIGMON, ABEL -- Arrived at Velasco January 28, 1836 on the Schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited in New Orleans by Captain Amasa Turner for the army of Texas. The fact that he came to Texas in January, 1836 is verified in Headright Certificate No. 115 issued to Mr. Sigmon February 5, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Fort Bend County.

Mr. Sigmon was a member of Captain Amasa Turner's company at San Jacinto but he did not apply for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 754 for 1280 acres of land December 2, 1837 for his services in army from February 13, 1836 to December 2, 1837. He was living in Fort Bend County February 28, 1838 when he sold his certificate to Handy and Lusk. He could not write and affixed his mark to the deed of transfer.

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. Amasa Turner

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Sigman
  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Comments: Could not write.
  • Bounty Certificate: 754