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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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TAYLOR, THOMAS -- He came to Texas in 1835, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 9, 1838 by the Harrisburg County Board of Land Commissioners for one-third of a league of land. He was a member of Captain William S. Fisher's Company of "Velasco Blues" at San Jacinto and on June 4, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 272 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On February 9, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2322 for 320 acres of land for his services in the army from March 17 to June 17, 1836.

Mr. Taylor lost his Headright Certificate and a duplicate was issued to his heirs, July 20, 1870. He died in Montgomery County and Charles B. Stewart was appointed administrator of his estate.

The following appeared in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram July 5, 1936:

SAN SABA, July 4,- T. S. Taylor, 68, who died at the home of a nephew, Clayton Gage, here Wednesday, was buried in the City Cemetery here Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Taylor, in ill health for several months, recently was brought from a Temple hospital.

Mr. Taylor's father was in the Battle of San Jacinto, and he was deeply interested in early Texas history."

Filed June 27, 1836
Examined same day and admitted to audit for Twenty four Dollars
A. BRIGHAM Auditors
Approved June 27, 1836
N. A. Munson, Controller

544 Sec. No. 106 A. Brighams work
Audited 27th June 1836
by A. Brigham

This certificate entitles Thomas Tailor to twenty four dollars pay for three months services commencing 17 March, last and ending 17th Inst. as private in Capt. Wm. S. Fishers Company Texas Volunteers this 27th June 1836.

JAMES D. OWEN, Paymaster
Volunteers Texas

Recd of A. Brigham Auditor a draft in my favor for Twenty four Dollars in full for my services up to 17th of June 1836.

Velasco June 27, 1836

Thos. X Taylor

Tho. F. Crosby

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 S. Fisher

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Tailor
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 2322
  • Donation Certificate: 272
  • Children: T. S. Taylor?