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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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STROH, PHILIP -- Listed on page 13 of the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 and on page 34 of the General Land Office as Philip Stroth, a member of Captain Moseley Baker's San Felipe Company. On page 65 of the Land Office rolls Philip Straugh is shown as having been enlisted by Major L. Smith April 5, 1836 for a period of three months. On page 40 Philip Stowe is shown as a member of Captain Alfred H. Wyly's Company.

Philip Stroh was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9888 for 320 acres of land _________ for having served in the army from March 2 to July 25, 1836. He received Donation Certificate No. 1179 for 640 acres of land November 29, 1841 for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto.

The compiler is convinced that Philip Stroth, Philip Straugh, Philip Stowe, and Philip Stroh were one and the same and that he served in Captain Wyly's Company at San Jacinto. He was probably transferred from Captain Baker's Company to the smaller organization.

A Mr. Philip Stroh died in Brazoria County in 1838, and John A. Hueser was appointed administrator of his estate June 25, 1838. This was probably the father of the San Jacinto veteran, for on January 15, 1845, Mr. Stroh of Brazoria County, but at that time in New Orleans, sold Bounty Certificate No. 9888 to Charles F. Fisher for $50.00.

The compiler has no information as to when Mr. Stroh came to Texas. He did not receive a Headright Certificate.

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. Alfred Henderson Wyly

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Straugh, Stroth, Stowe
  • Bounty Certificate: 9888
  • Donation Certificate: 1179