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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TRENARY, JOHN B. -- Arrived in Texas in 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him June 6, 1838, for a league and labor of land by the Houston County Board. With him came his wife and children and two slaves. On page 45 of the army rolls in the General Land Office, he is shown as having enlisted in Captain Hayden Arnold's "Nacogdoches Company" March 6, 1836. His estate was issued Bounty Certificate No. 660 for 320 acres of land, June 26, 1850, due him for having served in the army for three months, time not specified. Since he enlisted March 6, he was evidently discharged June 6, 1836. He was a member of Captain Arnold's Company at San Jacinto and on June 26, 1850 his estate received Donation Certificate No. 213 for 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Trenary died in Houston County in 1850. In Houston County File No. 202 it is shown that he was survived by two daughters, Hanna, wife of Levi Pruitt and Honor, wife of Martin Pruitt.

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. Hayden S. Arnold

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Trenay
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1850
  • Bounty Certificate: 660
  • Donation Certificate: 213
  • Children: Hanna Trenary Pruitt, Honor Trenary Pruitt
  • Family at San Jacinto: Son-in-laws Levi Pruitt and Martin Pruitt fought at San Jacinto