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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BOLLINGER, EPHRIAM -- Came to Texas in 1835 as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 3, 1838 by the Harrisburg County Board for one-third of a league of land. He was a member of Captain William M. Logan's Company at San Jacinto and on July 24, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 407 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 152 for 640 acres of land on November 8, 1837 for having served in the army from March 6 to October 6, 1836. After being discharged from Captain Logan's Company June 6th, he joined Captain Benjamin Harper's Company.

The land received on the Headright Certificate issued to Mr. Bollinger was surveyed in Guadeloupe County. In submitting a sketch of the Bollinger family for "Lone Star State" published in 1894 by Goodspeed Brothers, Jacob Hill, son of Mary M. (Bollinger) Hill, stated that Ephriam Bollinger was killed by Indians in 1839 but he did not state where. His death probably occurred in what is now Fayette County where his Headright was surveyed.

John Bollinger and twelve children came to Texas from Pope County Arkansas, in 1833 and settled in what is now Austin County. Ephriam came in 1835. After the revolution he moved to Jefferson County. The children in order of birth were: Ephriam, Conrad, Elizabeth, Mary M., Susan, Peter, Sarah, Hiram, Caroline, Catherine, John, Jr., and Louie Bollinger.

Mary M. Bollinger, sister of Ephriam Bollinger was married to John Hill in Austin County. Their children were Jacob, John, Elizabeth and George W. Hill.

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

  • Alternate Names: Ephriam; Bulliner
  • Origin: Arkansas
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1839
  • Bounty Certificate: 152
  • Donation Certificate: 407
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Peter Bollinger at San Jacinto