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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WATSON, DEXTER -- In the Headright Certificate issued to him June 7, 1838 by the San Augustine County Board for one-third of a league of land it stated that he came to Texas in 1835. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's San Augustine Company at San Jacinto and on November 10, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 604 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. He received Bounty Certificate No. 499 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 15 to June 15, 1836.

The deed records of San Augustine County show Mr. Watson living in that county January 1, 1853 when he sold a slave.

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. William Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 2499
  • Donation Certificate: 604