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, ROBERT - Came to Texas in 1833, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 217 issued to him February 5, 1838 for one third of a league of land by the Harrisburg County Board. The land was surveyed in the Bexar Land District in what is now Kerr County. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 926 for 640 acres of land, July 25, 1839 for having been detailed to guard the baggage. The land was surveyed in Erath County in 1847.

In Service Record No. 4348 it is stated that he served in the army from March 5 to June 5, 1836. When discharged he was a member of Captain Peter B. Dexter’s Company. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9244 for 320 acres of land, July 25, 1839 for having served in the army from March 5 to June 5, 1836.

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. David Murphree] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1818?
  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Comments: Courier from the Alamo
  • Bounty Certificate: 9244
  • Donation Certificate: 926