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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WATKIN, JAMES E. -- Arrived in Texas in 1835 and on September 14th of that year he was issued a certificate of Character of Radford Berry, Alcalde of Nacogdoches, in which it stated that he was single. On January 14, 1839 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 7011 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from February 27 to May 27, 1836. This he assigned to Ralph Jacobs, January 14, 1839. He was a member of Captain Moseley Baker's San Felipe Company at San Jacinto but he did not apply for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle. Neither did he apply for a headright.

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. Moseley Baker

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Watkin
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 7011