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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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ANDERSON, THOMAS - In an unmarked headright certificate issued to Thomas Anderson February 12, 1838 for one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Bastrop County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1835. The land was surveyed in Travis County. On March 14, 1835 he had received title to one league of land surveyed in the present county of Travis.

Thomas Anderson was issued Donation Certificate No. 177 for 640 acres of land May 22, 1838 for having been detailed to guard the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. The land was surveyed in the Milam Land District in what is now Burnet County. The Deed Records of Burnet County show a Thomas Anderson and wife Mary E. Anderson living in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania when their son James Anderson sold land in Burnet County belonging to his brother A. Anderson.

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

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Donation Certificate: 177
  • Wife: Mary E. Anderson