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, JOSEPH E. -- In Headright Certificate No. 13 issued to him February 1, 1838, for a league and a labor of land by the Nacogdoches County Board it is stated that Mr. White came to Texas in January, 1836. Mr. White was a member of Captain Isaac N. Moreland's Company at San Jacinto and was issued Donation Certificate No. 1103 for 640 acres of land December 22, 1840 for having participated in the battle.

Mr. White served in Captain Michael Costley's Company from September 11 to December 11, 1836. He and Mary Wells were married by Chas. C. Grayson, justice of the peace, August 12, 1837, and in the following year obtained his certificate for his league and labor of land, 354 acres of which he sold to Pleasant H. Pearson July 8, 1841, (Nacogdoches County Deed Records Volume I, page 187.)

Mr. White's name appears several times as a jury man in the District Court in Nacogdoches, during the days of the republic. The Deed records of Nacogdoches county show him a resident of that county as late as July 8, 1841.

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. Isaac N. Moreland

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Donation Certificate: 1103
  • Wife: Mary Wells