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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DICKINSON, EDWARD - He was issued a Headright Certificate March 1, 1838 for one third of a league of land by the Brazoria County Board. The Certificate was lost and a duplicate was issued to his heirs July 18, 1876. The heirs were Mrs. Rachael Boothe, widow of Mr. Dickinson and their children John and Edward Dickinson, all of whom lived in Gonzales County. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 927 for 640 acres of land, July 29, 1839 for having been deatiled to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He was a member of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s Company and on June 12, 1839 was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9205 for 320 acres of land 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

    • Bounty Certificate: 9205
    • Donation Certificate: 927
    • Wife: Rachael Boothe
    • Children: John Dickinson; Edward Dickinson