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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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EVANS, MOSES - In Comptroller’s Military Service Record No. 6712 it is certified that Mr. Evans enlisted April 7, 1836 and was on April 9th elected Second Lieutenant of Captain J. B. Chance’s Company. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2449 for 320 acres of land February 24, 1838 for having served in the army from April 7 to May 7, 1836. On September 5, 1838 he received Donation Certificate No. 530 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed 1853. His grave in the old cemetery near Washington, Washington County is marked.

(Note: Texas Feb. 1835 H R No. 11 1/3 L Washington County)

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: Second Lieutenant
  • Company: Capt. Joseph Bell Chance

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1812 Apr
  • Birthplace: Kentucky
  • Date of Death: 1853 Oct 6
  • Burial Place: Washington County Cemetery, Texas
  • Comments: U.S.-Mexican War
  • Bounty Certificate: 2449
  • Donation Certificate: 530
  • Wife: none