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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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CRIER, ANDREW - Born in 1820. In the headright certificate issued to him February 1, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioner for Colorado County Board it is stated that he came to Texas prior to March 2, 1836. Joseph Ehlinger and John Crier appeared as witnesses for him.

Mr. Crier was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2709 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 18 to June 18, 1836. On November 8, 1839 he was issued Donation Certificate No 943 for 640 acres of land for services rendered in the army at Harrisburg.

Mr. Crier was a member of Fayetteville Lodge No. 24 of the Masonic Lodge. He died in Fayette County in 1875 while a member of the Texas Veterans Association.

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. Thomas H. McIntire] sick or guarding baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Arter
  • Date of Birth: 1820
  • Came to Texas: 1836?
  • Date of Death: 1875
  • Comments: May have fought in U.S.-Mexican War.
  • Bounty Certificate: 2709
  • Donation Certificate: 943