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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WHEELER, SAMUEL L. -- On page 618 of D. W. C. Baker's A Texas Scrap Book, being a part of the records of the Texas Veterans Association, of which Mr. Wheeler was a member, it is shown that Mr. Wheeler was born in New York in about 1800 and came to Texas in 1831. In Headright Certificate No. 411-510, a duplicate of one issued to him September 27, 1838 by the Brazoria County Board of Land Commissioners for one-third of a league of land, it is simply stated that he arrived in Texas prior to May 2, 1835.

Mr. Wheeler was Third Sergeant in Captain Richard Roman's Company at San Jacinto and on May 12, 1846 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 20 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On October 22, 1857 he received an unnumbered Bounty Certificate for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from January 29 to April 29, 1836.

Mr. Wheeler died in Fort Bend County in 1880. His grave is lost.

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: Third Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1800
  • Birthplace: New York
  • Came to Texas: 1831
  • Date of Death: 1880
  • Donation Certificate: 20