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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BROWN, ALEXANDER - Came to Texas in 1831, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 93 for one labor of land issued to him January 25, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Austin County. He is shown on page 41 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the members of Company E, Captain Gibson Kuykendall, who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4338 for 320 acres of land, September 26, 1838 for having served in the army from March 1 to May 30, 1836. He re-enlisted October 15, 1836 for the duration of the war as Second Corporal in Captain Lettlewood W. Peeble’s Company.

Mr. Brown died at his residence six miles above La Grange, Fayette County, August 19, 1844.

BROWN, ALEXANDER -- Received title to 4, 428 acres of land in Colony _________________situated in the present counties of Grimes.

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: 1844 Aug 19
  • Bounty Certificate: 4338