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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WALDRON, C.W.-- Arrived at Velasco January 28, 1836, on the schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited in New Orleans by Captain Amasa Turner for the Army of Texas. On page 27 Army rolls in the General Land Office he is shown as C. W. WALDREN, a member of Captain John Hart's Company, at its organization at Velasco, January 30, 1836. Richard Roman succeeded Captain Hart in command and Mr. Waldron was in his company at San Jacinto, as is shown on page 11 of the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836.

Mr. Waldron like many others of Captain Turner's and Captain Roman's Companies, left Texas at the expiration of his enlistment term and returned to his home without applying for the Donation Land Certificate due him, since such certificates were non-transferable. But, on December 24, 1858, while living in Jackson, Mississippi, he made application to the Commissioner of Claims for his donation land. In his petition in the Court of Claims File in the Land Office he stated that he arrived at Velasco January 29, 1836. He submitted his discharge showing that he had served in the army from January 29 to July 27, 1836. On February 7, 1860 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 120 for 640 acres of land for his San Jacinto services. He did not apply for his Headright land.

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. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Waldren
  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Donation Certificate: 120