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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BOYCE, JEPTHA - Came to Texas in 1833, as is stated in an unnumbered headright certificate issued to him in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners of Bastrop County. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3198 for 320 acres of land, May 5, 1838 for having served in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836. The land was surveyed in Bastrop County in 1839. He was probably a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley’s Company. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 1211 for 640 acres of land, May 21, 1838 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

Mr. Boyce died in Bastrop County in 1845. His widow Mrs. Mahala Boyce was appointed administratrex of his estate August 25, 1845.

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. Jesse Billingsley] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Date of Death: 1845
  • Bounty Certificate: 3198
  • Donation Certificate: 1211
  • Wife: Mahala Boyce