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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STOUT, WILLIAM B. -- Name not shown on the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836. In the Headright Certificate issued to him in 1838 for two-thirds of one league and a labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Red River County it is stated that he came to Texas in October, 1833. He had received a certificate for one-third of a league of land, the amount due a single man, but having married was entitled to an augmentation.

Judge Stout signed a deposition April 23, 1860 in the libel suit against Dr. Labadie by John Forbes. He stated that he was a member of Captain William Wood's Company at San Jacinto and remained in the army until the fall of 1836. The battle was fought on Thursday and on Wednesday following he was sent to guard the Mexican prisoners on the opposite side of the bayou from where the army was stationed.

In the deposition of General Walter P. Lane in the same case he stated that "Judge Stout" was in the battle.

In the Court of Claims file in the General Land Office there is an affidavit signed in Red River County October 14, 1842 by Thomas J. Rusk, late Secretary of War, in which he said:

"I hereby certify that William B. Stout participated in the battle of San Jacinto on the 21st day of April 1836 and discharged his duty faithfully."

Judge Stout was living in Clarksville, Red River County, in 1860.

Note: H of R Red River County 2nd Legislature Dec. 13, 1847-Nov. 5, 1849, also Fifth Legislature. Born in Illinois in 1807. He went to Mexico and in 1833 came to Texas. Tarrants' Indian Fight

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: 1807
  • Birthplace: Illinois? Virginia?
  • Came to Texas: 1833 Oct
  • Date of Death: 1867
  • Profession: Attorney, farmer
  • Wife: Matilda Richey
  • Children: Four children