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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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DAVIS, JOHN - Born in Illinois in 1813 and came to Texas in 1833. On page 41 of the army rolls he is shown as a member of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s Company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836. He was a member of the Texas Veterans Association and was living in Burnet County in 1874. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2773 for 320 acres of land, April 5, 1839 for having served in the army from March 1 to June 1, 1836.

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

  • Date of Birth: 1813
  • Birthplace: Illinois
  • Came to Texas: 1833
  • Bounty Certificate: 2773