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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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BURTRANG, THOMAS - Listed on page 42 of the Army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the men of Captain Gibson Kuykendall's Company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

In Headright Certificate No. 256 issued to Mr. Burtrang for one-third of a league of land February 1, 1838 by the Brazoria County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas prior to May 2, 1835. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3274 for 320 acres of land May 9, 1838 for having served in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836. He apparently did not apply for a donation certificate.

Mr. Burtrang was issued Veterans Donation Certificate No. 1268 for 1280 acres of land December 23, 1886. He was living at, or near, Fort McKavitt, Menard County, December 27, 1886 when he sold the certificate to J. J. Haynes. He could not sign his name but made his mark to the deed of transfer.

(Enlisted July 1, 1836 in Captain Benjamin F. Reavelt’s Co.)

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

  • Alternate Names: Burtrand
  • Came to Texas: Prior to May 2, 1835
  • Bounty Certificate: 3274