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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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BRACEY, MCLIN - Born in 1797. In the headright certificate for one labor of land issued to him in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Austin County it is stated that he arrived in Texas before May 2, 1835. He came to Texas in 1832 from Mississippi and settled in a bend of the Brazos now known as Raccoon Bend in Waller County. On January 7, 1833 he received title to a league of land in Austin’s Fourth colony situated in Waller county.

On June 28, 1838 Mr. Bracey was issued Donation Certificate No. 380 for 640 acres of land June 28, 1838 for having participated in the Storming and Capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835. On page 42 of the army rolls in the General Land Office his is shown as member of Company E, Captain Gibson Kuykendall, and as having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

Mr. Bracey was married to Permelia (or Julia) Foster, daughter of James and Pamelia (Waller) Foster, who resided in what is now Waller county. Mr. Bracey died in 1856 and is buried in what is known as the old Stone Cemetery in Raccoon Bend.

Thomas Bracey was a son of McLin Bracey and Claude Bracey of Bellville, Texas, is a son of Thomas Bracey. Children of Mr. And Mrs. Claude Bracey (in 1940) are Claude, Jr; Helen, a student at the University of Texas; Grace, a teacher at Frydek and Buford Bracey of Anahuac.

On November 12, 1939 Mrs. I.B. McFarland, 25 Courtland Place, Houston, wrote to the compiler that two surviving descendants of Mr. McLin were Mrs. W. R. Walker and Mrs. E. H. La Rose, but she did not furnish their addresses.

Was McLin Bracey related to Lester G. H. Bracey, who was executed while serving under Fannin ________If so, how?_________________________________


November 17, 1939

Mrs. I.B. McFarland

25 Courtland Place

Houston, Texas

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

  • Date of Birth: 1797
  • Origin: Mississippi
  • Came to Texas: 1832
  • Date of Death: 1856
  • Burial Place: Old Stone Cemetery, Raccoon Bend, Texas
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Wife: Permelia (Julia) Foster
  • Children: Thomas Bracey