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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BLUE, URIAH -- Came to Texas in 1836 as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him January 2, 1838 for one-third of league of land by the Washington County Board. He was a member of Captain William Wood’s Company at San Jacinto but did not apply for the land due him for having participated in the battle. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 316 for 1280 acres of land, November 15, 1837. After being discharged from Captain Wood's Company he joined Captain Richard Roman’s Company late commanded Lieutenant Nicholas M. Dawson. On an undated muster roll of Lieutenant Nicholas M. Dawson's Company in the Archives of the State Library the following information concerning Mr. Blue is given: He was born in 1816; was five feet, eight inches in height; was of light complexion and had blue eyes.

Mr. Blue sold his Headright Certificate on the day it was issued, January 2, 1838, to Oliver Gorman and Peterson C. Bell for $300.00. He was living in Washington County, December 20, 1837 when he sold Bounty Certificate No. 316 to Samuel K. McIlheny for $200.00.

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 Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1816
  • Came to Texas: 1836
  • Bounty Certificate: 316