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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TYLER, CHARLES C. -- He arrived at Velasco January 28, 1836, on the Schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited for the army of Texas by Captain Amasa Turner. Further proof of the time of his arrival is contained in the Headright Certificate issued to him June 7, 1838, for one-third of a league of land by the Harrisburg County Board.

Mr. Tyler on November 27, 1837, was issued Bounty Certificate No. 558 for 960 acres of land for having served in the army from February 13, 1836, to November 27, 1837. This he sold in Harrisburg County November 27, 1837, for $50.00 to Jeremiah Sanders. In Service Record No. 5298 it is certified that he was transferred to the Navy April 8, 1837. He was a member of Captain Turner's Company at San Jacinto and on July 23, 1839, was issued Donation Certificate No. 924 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Tyler was living in Falls County in 1881.

Living in Grimes County in 1856.

Wrote to W. E. Hodges, Marlin Dec. 28, 34.
He is a member of the legislature.



ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS - KNOW YE, that I have this day made, constituted and appointed P. De Cordova, H. C. Withers and Jas. P. McKinney, doing business as DeCordova, Withers and Co. of Austin, Travis County, Texas, or either of them my true and lawful Attorneys, for me and in my name to demand receive and receipt for any and all moneys, vouchers or certificates due and to become due to me from the State of Texas, or from any of her officers in their official capacity for and on account of any services rendered by me or by any other person for me, and to collect, control, change, or compromise in any legal manner any claim of any description whatsoever due or to become due to me from any source, State or person, whatsoever, hereby ratifying and confirming any and all things which I said attorneys, or either of them may legally do in the premises.

In witness WHEREOF I have hereunto signed my name, this 29th day of June 1874.

C. C. TYLER (Signed)

County of Travis

On this the 29th day of June 1874 before me, the undersigned authority, personally appeared CHARLES C. TYLER, to me well known, who acknowledged to me that he had signed and delivered the foregoing Power of Attorney for all the purposes therein expressed.

In TESTIMONY WHEREOF - I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of my office, this the twenty ninth day of June, 1874

Z. T. FULMORE (signed)
Notary Public Travis County, Texas
Notary Seal


CHARLES C. TYLER of the town of _____ county of Falls in the State of Texas on this twenty ninth day of June one thousand eight hundred and seventy four personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public for the county of Travis and State above mentioned Charles C. Tyler who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Charles C. Tyler who was a private in Captain Amasa Turner's company Infantry of the ____ Regiment of _____ that he enlisted on or about the 1st day of February 1836 for the term of two years or during war and was discharged at _____ on or about the _____ day of 1837 by reason of the retreat of the Mexican forces from Texas and that he is the identical Charles C. Tyler to whom Donation warrant No. 924 was issued by Chas. C. Mason, Acty. Secy of Wars on the _____.

C. C. TYLER (signed)

Sworn to and subscribed before me at
office in Austin Texas this
the 29th day of June 1873

Z. T. Fulmore (signed)
Notary Public Travis County, Texas.

I CERTIFY, That _____ before whom the above affidavit purports to have been made, is a Justice of the Peace, duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is his signature. In Testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this _____ day of ____ in the year _____ at _____ in the State of _____.

Clerk of _____.

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. Amasa Turner

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Bounty Certificate: 558
  • Donation Certificate: 924