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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BRADLEY, DANIEL - Shown on page 41, Army rolls in the General Land Office as having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836, as a member of Captain Peyton R. Splane’s Company. Mony of the men who remained at the camp received Donation Certificates for “having participated in the battle of San Jacinto”. Where a soldier’s name is omitted from the official San Jacinto rolls and is shown on the Harrisburg Camp rolls, the compiler lists him as having been detailed to guard the baggage. He was a member of the Texas Veterans Association and in 1874 he was listed by this organization as: "age 57: in army of 1836. Robertson County”. (See Texas Scrap-Book, page 589).

Mr. Bradley was born in Alabama, February 5, 1810. He came to Texas in July, 1825, as is shown in Headright Certificate No.89 issued to him February 1, 1838 by the Fort Bend County Board of Land Commissioners for one-third of a league of land. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 352 for 320 acres of land, November 25, 1837 for having served in the army from March 5 to June 5, 1836. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 42 [43], August 26, 1846 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The land was surveyed in the Travis Land District in what is now Mills County.

Mr. Bradley was married to Caroline Powell who was born in Fort Bend County, March 20, 1825 and died in Austin, Texas, December 20, 1865. Mr. Bradley was drawing a pension in 1871 for his war services. He died in Austin, March 18, 1875.

Mr. Clarence R. Wharton, Houston may have additional information concerning Mr. Bradley.

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. Peyton R. Splane

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1810 Feb 5
  • Birthplace: Alabama
  • Came to Texas: 1825 July
  • Date of Death: 1875 Mar 18
  • Bounty Certificate: 352
  • Donation Certificate: 42
  • Wife: Caroline Powell