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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COTTLE, SYLVANUS - Came to Texas in 1827, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. ________issued to him March 1, 1838 by the Bastrop County Board for one third of a league of land. The certificate had been assigned to J. W. Scallorn. He was a member of Captain Joseph B. Chance’s Washington Company and on page 42 of the army rolls in the General Land Office is shown as having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 829 for 960 acres of land, December 8, 1837 for having served in the army from February 4 to October 28, 1836. He sold the certificate January 3, 1838 to Larkin P. Sullivan.

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: 1827
  • Bounty Certificate: 829