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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WALNUT, FRANCIS -- Arrived in Texas at sometime between May 2, 1835 and March 2, 1836. In the Headright Certificate issued to him December 29, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Brazoria County Board of Land Commissioners it is shown that he came to Texas before March 2, 1836. Had he arrived before May 2, 1835 it would have been so stated in the certificate.

Mr. Walnut was a member of Captain William H. Patton's Columbia Company at San Jacinto but he did not apply for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle. He probably left Texas shortly after the revolution. He was living in Brazoria County December 29, 1838 when he sold his Headright Certificate to David C. Van Derlip, on the day it was issued and he had assigned his rights to his Bounty Certificate to Charles W. Bender before it was issued. Donation Certificates were non-transferable.

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. David Murphree

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Walneet
  • Came to Texas: 1835?
  • Bounty Certificate: unnumbered warrant; duplicate warrant 167