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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, LANCELOT - Name omitted from the Harrisburg camp roll. He was born in England and arrived in Texas January 4, 1835 with his wife and two children. He was issued Bounty Certificate No.2187 for 640 acres Janaury 30, 1838 for having served in the army from February 20 to September 1, 1836. On February 9, 1841 he received Donation Certificate No. 1133 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. Mr. Abbott resided for a number of years in Fayette County. He was a printer by trade. He was a member of the Texas Veterans Association and in 1889 was living at Abbott’s Road, King’s Heath, Birmingham, England.

ABBOTTS, LANCELOT - Received title to one-fourth of a league of land in Austin’s Fifth Colony October 29, 1835 situated in the present counties of Waller.

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
  • Company: [Capt. Moseley Baker] - detailed to Harrisburg

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Abbotts
  • Birthplace: England
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Jan 4
  • Bounty Certificate: 2187
  • Donation Certificate: 1133
  • Profession: Printer
  • Wife: Yes
  • Children: Two children