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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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CANNON, THOMAS - Came to Texas in 1834, as is shown in the headright certificate issued to him January 8, 1838 by the Matagorda County for one third of a league of land. The certificate had been assigned to Deluf and McHugh. He was a member of Captain George M. Collinsworth’s company at the capture of Goliad, October 9, 1835. In 1836 he was a member of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 162 for 640 acres of land May 31, 1849 for having been detailed to guard the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4490 for 320 acres, December 4, 1838 for having served in the army from April 1 to July 23, 1836. The land was surveyed in Matagorda County.

CANN0N, THOMAS – Received title to 1,107 acres of land in Colony _______situated in the present counties of Burleson.

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. Joseph Bell Chance

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Other Battles: Goliad
  • Bounty Certificate: 4490
  • Donation Certificate: 162