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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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TARIN, MANUEL -- Born in Bexar, Texas. This is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him January 25, 1838, for one-third of a league of land by the Bexar County Board of Land Commissioners. He sold his certificate February 1, 1838 to Ludovic Colquhoun. On April 21, 1852 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1092 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from February 22, to July 15, 1836. He was living in San Antonio December 25, 1852 when he sold the certificate to John James for $25.00.

Mr. Tarin was a member of Captain Juan N. Seguin's Company at San Jacinto and received Donation Certificate No. 388, dated November 20, 1851, for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He had sold the rights to the certificate January 4, 1851, to John James for $40.

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. Juan N. Seguin

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1811 Jul 24
  • Birthplace: Texas, San Antonio de Bexar
  • Origin: Texas
  • Came to Texas: n/a
  • Date of Death: After 1849
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Bounty Certificate: 1092/Duplicate Bounty warrant 7
  • Donation Certificate: 388
  • Wife: Maria Luisa C├ísares
  • Children: Maria Yrinea Del Refugio Tarin; Jose Manuel Tarin