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, LEVI-- Came to Texas in January, 1836, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. 8 issued to him by the Houston County Board for one-third of a league of land, February 3, 1838. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3500 for 640 acres of land May 22, 1838 for serving in the army from March 10 to December 10, 1836. He was a member of Captain Benjamin F. Bryant's Company at San Jacinto and on May 14, 1855 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 697 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. White was living in Houston County June 2, 1855 when he sold his Donation Certificate to A.T. Monroe for $500.00.

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. Benjamin F. Bryant

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: L. H.
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Comments: May have fought in the U.S.-Mexican War.
  • Bounty Certificate: 3500
  • Donation Certificate: 697