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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BENNETT, JAMES - Was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9276 for 320 acres of land September 2, 1839 for having served in the army from April 1 to July 1, 1836. He was a member of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s Company and on November 13, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 593 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He received Bounty Certificate No. 1313 for 320 acres of land June 23, 1853 for his services from June 25 to September 25, 1836. When discharged he was a member of Captain Washington H. Secrest’s Company.

Mr. Bennett was drawing a pension in 1870.

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. Gibson Kuykendall

Personal Statistics

    • Bounty Certificate: 9276
    • Donation Certificate: 593