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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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THOMPSON, JESSE G. -- Came to Texas in Jun, 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him January 19, 1838, for a league and labor of land by the Houston County Board of Land Commissioners. He was a member of Captain William Ware's Company at San Jacinto and on November 21, 1839 he received Donation Certificate No. 954 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He sold the certificate July 1, 1848 to L. Williams, while living in Houston County. His headright land was surveyed in Houston County in 1838 with Mr. Thompson acting as one of the chain carriers.

THOMPSON, J. G. -- Served in Captain Silas M. Parker's Company from October 23, 1835 to January 25, 1836.

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 Ware

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Thomson
  • Date of Birth: 1812
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Jun
  • Date of Death: 1859
  • Donation Certificate: 954
  • Wife: Malinda
  • Children: George McDanial Thompson; Jesse G. Thompson, Jr.