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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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BOSTICK, JAMES H. - In the Headright Certificate No. 109 issued to him January 6, 1838 for one labor of land by the Austin County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas in 1831. His name appears on the official army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s Company and as having been left at the Harrisburg Camp. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 114 for 640 acres of land July 25, 1838 for having been detailed to guard the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

Mr. Bostick re-enlisted May 7, 1837 in Captain Thomas Pratt’s Company and was transferred to Captain John Chenoweth’s Company July 18th. He re-enlisted October 27, 1837 for the duration of the war in Company A. Lieutenant Colonel Juan N. Seguin’s regiment.

Mr. Bostick died November 1, 1839 in Austin County, leaving a widow, Mrs. Susan Bostick and three children Maria, Austin, and Mary Bostick. Emelick Swearingen and Mrs. Susan Bostick were appointed administrators of his estate November 29, 1839. I. H. Catlin of Travis County was appointed administrator of his estate, June 10, 1850.

Miss Alice Lee, 108 North Fourth Street, Temple is a descendant of Mr. And Mrs. James H. Bostick.

BOSTIC, JAMES H. - Received title to 3,321 acres of land in colony situated in the present counties of Bastrop

BOSTICK, JAMES H. - Received title to 1, 107 acres of land in

Colony situated in the present counties of Austin.

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. Gibson Kuykendall

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1831
  • Date of Death: 1839 Nov 1
  • Donation Certificate: 114
  • Wife: Susan Bostick
  • Children: Maria Bostick; Austin Bostick; Mary Bostick