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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CONNER, EVAN - The compiler is responsible for Mr. Conner’s name being omitted from the bronze plaque in the San Jacinto memorial monument on which are inscribed the names of the Texans who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. His name should be added to the list.

Mr. Conner’s name is listed on page 44 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the men of Captain William Ware’s Company who remained at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. Following his name is the notation: “Deserted post and remained with baggage but was not detailed to do so. “

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 Ware] deserted post and remained with rear guard-not detailed to do so

Personal Statistics