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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WALKER, WILLIAM S.-- Shown on the official rolls as printed in 1836 as having been badly wounded while serving in Captain Richard Roman's Company at San Jacinto. Most of the men of Captain Roman's Company were recruited in New Orleans by Captain Amasa Turner and arrived at Velasco January 28, 1836, on the schooner Pennsylvania. No information, however, concerning Mr. Walker has been obtained. It seems evident that he either died or left Texas soon after the battle since he did not apply for Headright, Bounty, or Donation lands. He was also entitled to receive a league of land for having been badly wounded in the Battle, but neither he nor his heirs applied for it. No mention of his name is found in the Comptroller's Military Service Records kept in the Archives of the Texas State Library.

Note: Mr. Walker voted at Velasco, February 1, 1836 for delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Not on page 27, Hart's Company.

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 - severly wounded.
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics