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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TAYLOR, EDWARD W. -- Enlisted in Captain Sidney Sherman's Company in Kentucky, December 18, 1835 and arrived in Texas in January, 1836. Bounty Certificate No. 9172 was issued in his name May 31, 1839 for 1280 acres of land for his services in the army from December 18, 1835 to December 14, 1836. The certificate had been assigned to Joseph Kapman. He was a member of Captain William Wood's Company at San Jacinto and on August 21, 1845 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 1206 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. The land was surveyed in McLennan County in 1846.

Mr. Taylor did not apply for 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. William Wood

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Bounty Certificate: 9172
  • Donation Certificate: 1206