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, JAMES B. -- Came to Texas in 1834 as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 10, 1833 by the Harrisburg County Board of Land Commissioners for one-third of a league of land. The certificate has been assigned to I. N. Dobie. In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 7372 it is certified that Mr. Thompson served in the army from March 5 to June 5, 1836; participated in the Battle of San Jacinto, and when discharged he was a member of Captain Peter B. Dexter's Company. He received Bounty Certificate No. 2744 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 5 to June 5, 1836. This certificate had also been assigned to N. I. Dobie. At San Jacinto Mr. Thompson was a member of Captain William H. Smith's Cavalry Company. He did not apply for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle.

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 H. Smith

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Bounty Certificate: 2744