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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DOUGLASS, JONATHAN - Eldest son of the five sons of Samuel C. and Phoebe Douglass. The other sons were William, George Washington, Nathan and Freeman W. Douglass. Jonathan was born in Georgia, January 7, 1799 and came to Texas sometime between May 2, 1835 and March 2, 1836. On page 227 of the army rolls in the General Land Office he is shown as one of the men of Captain Peyton R. Splane’s company who were detailed to guard the baggage opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. For this service he was on May 12, 1846 issued Donation Certificate No. 19 for 640 acres of land. On September 7, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 4226 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 5 to June 5, 1836.

Mr. Douglass died December 19, 1857. His widow, Mrs. Nancy Douglass, was born July 23, 1793 and died February 9, 1860. The two are buried in marked graves in Riverside cemetery, Seguin.

(Note: Texas before May 2, 1835 H. R. 106 1/3 Brazoria. )

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. Peyton R. Splane

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1799 Jan 7
  • Birthplace: Georgia
  • Came to Texas: 1835? 1836?
  • Date of Death: 1857 Dec 19
  • Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery, Seguin, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 4266
  • Donation Certificate: 19
  • Wife: Nancy Douglass