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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SMITH, GEORGE -- Came to Texas after May 2, 1835. On February 1, 1838 in a headright certificate issued in the name of Mr. Smith for one-third of a league of land by the Matagorda County Board it is certified that he came to Texas prior to March 2, 1836. Had he arrived prior to May 2, 1835 this would have been so stated in the certificate. The certificate had been assigned to Captain Robert Boyd Irvine.

Mr. Smith was a member of Captain Henry Teal's Company of regulars. On __________ he was issued Bounty Certificate No. __________ for 1280 acres of land for having served in the army from January 18, 1836 to May 29, 1837. The land was surveyed in Tom Green County in 1860. On November 10, 1847 be received Donation Certificate No. 93 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. He was living in Matagorda County June 26, 1848 when he sold the certificate to Samuel G. Wallace.

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. Andrew Briscoe

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1796? 1785?
  • Birthplace: Tennessee, Wilson County
  • Origin: Missouri
  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Date of Death: 1876?
  • Burial Place: Grounds Graveyard, Collin County, Texas
  • Other Battles: Siege of Bexar.
  • Comments: War of 1812; Mier Expedition; U.S.-Mexican War
  • Wife: Elizabeth Briggs
  • Children: Mary Smith Hart Smith; Jerusha Smith Hanson Worden; Jane Marth Smith Cantrell Pruet; Hester Ann Smith Worden.