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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VANDERVER, LOGAN -- Son of William Vanderver. Logan Vanderver was born in Kentucky in 1816. He arrived in Texas in July, 1833 as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 128 for one-third of league of land from the Bastop County Board, February 1, 1838. This land is embraced in the present city limits of the City of Austin.

In Service Record No. 820 it is certified that Mr. Vanderver served in the army from February 28 to June 1, 1836, and was badly wounded in the battle of San Jacinto. He received Bounty Certificate No. 3710 for 320 acres of land for his services. He was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company and was issued Donation Certificate No. 294 for 640 acres of land, June 6, 1838, for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto.

Mr. Vanderver was married in Bastrop County to Lucinda Mays. Mr. Vanderver died in New Orleans in 1855.

Mr. William Vanderver, father of Logan Vanderver was living in Hamilton's Valley, now called Burnet, when he was notified that two of his sons had died in Louisiana of Yellow Fever. An original letter dated at New Orleans, October 13, 1855, from C. O. Dugue to Mr. William Vanderver is on file in the County Clerk's office in Burnet from which the following was extracted: "Mr. Logan Vanderver and Mr. Zachary P. Vanderver departed this life some weeks ago in the Parish of Plaquemines leaving in this State in the Parish of Jefferson some moveable effects valued at $6,000 for each."

At the time of his death Mr. Logan Vanderver had a contract with the United States Army to furnish meat to the soldiers at the Fort located then near where Burnet now stands. He and his brother were in Louisiana with a herd of cattle when they were stricken with Yellow Fever.

Children of Mr. and Mrs. Vanderver were Eliza, Mary, William, Andrew, Sarah, Emma, and Lucinda. At the time of Mr. Vanderver's death his daughter, Eliza was the wife of John R. Hubbard and Sarah was the wife of R. H. Flippen. Sarah, who was born in Bastrop County in 1847, and Emma were minors.

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
  • Wounded in Battle: Yes
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Jesse Billingsley

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Vandeveer, Vandever, Vandeever, Vanderver; Legan
  • Date of Birth: 1816
  • Birthplace: Kentucky, Casey County
  • Came to Texas: 1833 July
  • Date of Death: 1855, Sep 2
  • Burial Place: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
  • Comments: May have fought in the U.S.-Mexican War.
  • Bounty Certificate: 3710
  • Donation Certificate: 294
  • Wife: Lucinda Mays
  • Children: Eliza Vanderver Hubbard; Mary Vanderver; William Vanderver; Andrew Vanderver; Sarah Vanderver Martin; Ella Vanderver; Lucinda Vanderver