Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Harrisburg

The Kemp Sketch

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ABBOTT, CALVIN P. - Came to Texas prior to May 2, 1835, as is stated in the Headright Certificate No. 268 for one-third of a league of land issued to him February 1, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Brazoria County.

Mr. Abbott was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1234 for 320 acres of land, February 11, 1855 for serving in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. He was a member of Captain Peyton R. Splane’s Company and on July 30, 1855 was issued Donation Certificate No. 709 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage.

Mr. Abbott was living in Austin, September 11, 1853 when he sold his bounty certificate to O. W. Tyler.

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. Peyton R. Splane

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: Prior to May 2, 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 1234
  • Donation Certificate: 709