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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WHITE, JOHN CAREY -- The records of the Texas Veterans Association for the year 1874 published on page 618 of D. W. C. Baker's A Texas Scrap Book show that Mr. White was born in Georgia in 1815. In Headright Certificate No. 116 issued to him in 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Liberty County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1835.

Mr. White was issued Bounty Certificate No. 6088 for 320 acres of land January 9, 1839 for having served in the army from December 15, 1835 to May 5, 1836. He was a member of Captain James Gillaspie's Company at San Jacinto and on January 9, 1836 he received Donation Certificate No. 738 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. White died in or near Navasota, Montgomery County, in 1893 while a member of the Texas Veterans Association.

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. James Gillaspie

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1815
  • Birthplace: Georgia
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1893
  • Bounty Certificate: 6088
  • Donation Certificate: 738