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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ZUMWALT, ANDREW -- Name not shown on the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836. He was barn in Missouri, September 1, 1817, a son of Adam and Jane S. Zumwalt who arrived in Texas with six of their children in 1829 and settled in De Witt's colony in what is now Gonzales County. In Headright Certificate No. 16 for a league and labor of land issued in 1838 to Andrew Zumwalt by the Board of Land Commissioners for Gonzales County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1831.

Mr. Zumwalt was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1578 for 320 acres of land, January 11, 1838 for having served in the army from February 25 to May 25, 1836. He was a member of Captain William J. E. Heard's Company of Citizen Soldiers at San Jacinto and on June 24, 1839 received Donation Certificate No. 916 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Zumwalt was a member of the Texas Veterans Association. He died November 1, 1886 and is buried in the Denton Creek Cemetery, Gonzales County, about a mile south of the State Highway between Gonzales and Waelder and about six miles from Gonzales. The State of Texas erected a monument at his grave in 1936.

Mr. Zumwalt was married to Harriet Ann Larimore, December 2, 1837 in Colorado County. Mrs. Zumwalt died March 4, 1874. Children of this union were: Margaret Ann, James A., Joseph, Mary, William and Julia A. Zumwalt.

Mr. Zumwalt was next married to Mrs. Elizabeth Honn. Children of this union were Thomas and Susan Zumwalt.

ZUMWALT, ANDREW -- Killed Philip Coe Dec. 14, 1854 (?)

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. William J. E. Heard

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Andres
  • Date of Birth: 1817 Sep 1
  • Birthplace: Missouri
  • Came to Texas: 1829
  • Date of Death: 1886 Nov 1
  • Burial Place: Denton Creek Cemetery, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 1578
  • Donation Certificate: 916
  • Wife: 1. Harriet Ann Larimore; 2. Elizabeth Demsey Honn (Hahn)
  • Children: Margaret Ann Zumwalt; James A. Zumwalt; Joseph Zumwalt; Mary Zumwalt; William Zumwalt; Julia A. Zumwalt Cleveland; Thomas Zumwalt; Susan Zumwalt