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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THOMPSON, CYRUS W. -- Born in New York in 1811. He came to Texas in 1835, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 115 issued to him January 20, 1838 for one-twelfth of a league of land by the Liberty County Board. He later received another Headright Certificate for one-fourth of a league of land from the Liberty County Board. He received Bounty Certificate No. 4078 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. He was a member of Captain William M. Logan's Company of Liberty Volunteers at San Jacinto and on November 15, 1839 received Donation Certificate No. 946 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. Mr. Thompson was married to Melina Wittington in Jefferson County, June 21, 1840. He was living in Chambers County in 1872 and died in Liberty County in 1875. He was a member of the Texas Veterans Association.

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 M. Logan

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1811
  • Birthplace: New York
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1875
  • Bounty Certificate: 4078
  • Donation Certificate: 946
  • Wife: Melina Wittington