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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BURDITT, NEWELL W. - Name not shown on the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836. In comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 4655 it is certified that he served in Captain William Kimbro’s company from March 15 to June 15, 1836. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 463 for 640 acres of land by adjutant General James S. Gillett December 6, 1852 for “having ordered by Captain William Kimbro to remain at camp at Harrisburg on the 21st April 1836.”

In Travis County on December 6, 1852 sold to Joel L. Ankrim for $110. “My Donation Land Warrant for Six Hundred and forty acres of Land issued by the Adjutant General of the State of Texas to me for Services rendered at the Camp at Harrisburg on the 21st of April 1836.”(File No. 1125 Bexar Donation, General Land Office.)

Mr. Burditt was born in Giles County, Tennessee, a son of Jesse and Mildred Burditt. The Probate Records of Travis County show that Mr. Burditt died in that county December 6, 1856. He was married to Missouri Parker.

Children of Newell W. Burditt were 1. William, 2. Thomas Parker, 3. Newell, 4. Mildren and 5. Kate Burditt.

1. William Burditt was never married. He died in Virginia while in the Confederate Army.

2. Thomas Parker Burditt was married to Alice Eanes, daughter of James Eanes of Amelia County, Virginia. Their children were (a) Alma (b) Eula Burditt.

(a) Alma Burditt was married to Frederick Anthony Heep. They had two son, Boone H., who married Zoe Cage of Blanco City, and Herman Fred Heep, Herman Fred Heep was married to Harriet Lopez. Their daughter, Mary Lou Heep, lives in Houston.

(b) Eula Burditt was married to James Phillips of Austin. They had one son, Thomas Phillips.

Mrs. Alma Heep, Buda, Texas is a descendant of Newell W. Burditt.

Texas in June, 1834

H. R. No. 144

Feb. 1, 1838

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San Augustine

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. William Kimbro] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Birthplace: Tennessee, Giles County
  • Date of Death: 1856 Dec 6
  • Bounty Certificate: 2016
  • Donation Certificate: 463
  • Wife: Missouri Parker
  • Children: William Burditt; Thomas Parker Burditt; Newell Burditt; Mildren Burditt; Kate Burditt
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother of William Buck Burditt at Harrisburg