The Kemp Sketch
WEBB, GEORGE -- A member of Captain Henry Teal's Company of Regulars at San Jacinto. In Headright Certificate No. 19 issued in his name February 1, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Victoria County it is stated that he arrived in Texas before March 2, 1836. Had he arrived before May 2, 1835 this would have been stated in the certificate. On page 130 of the army rolls in the General Land Office Mr. Webb is shown as a member of Company A, Captain Teal's First Regiment of Infantry, and is shown as having enlisted in the army January 28, 1836. This is an indication, at least, that he was among the soldiers who arrived at Velasco from New Orleans January 28, 1836 on the schooner Pennsylvania. On page 144 of the rolls Mr. Webb is shown as a member of Captain Teal's Company August 31, 1836.
Mr. Webb evidently died at the camp in Victoria in 1836. Pinckney Caldwell was appointed administrator of his estate and as such received his Headright Certificate. He evidently did not apply for the bounty and donation lands due Mr. Webb for his services in the army.
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.
- Died in Battle: No
- Rank: Private
- Company: Capt. Andrew Briscoe
- Origin: Louisiana?
- Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28?
- Date of Death: 1836