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[detail] Donation Certificate #116 for John C. Duval, 19 May 1838, Milam D-000603, Texas Land Grant Records, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.

Surviving Goliad — the Story of John C. Duval

John C. Duval received a 640-acre donation for “Having fought bravely under Col. Fannin March 19/36.”
Bounty Certificate #241 for John C. Duval, 24 March 1847, Milam B-000556, Texas Land Grant Records, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.
Duval’s 1280 acre Bounty certificate for his service from December 25, 1835 to March 27, 1836 indicates that he “effected his escape from the Massacre of Col. Fannin’s command at Goliad.
[composite] Muster Roll listing for John C. Duval, indicating that he “Escaped the Massacre” at Goliad. Col. Fannin’s Command, n.d., The Republic of Texas Muster Roll, p. 8, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.
Map showing the three Goliad Massacre locations (red crosses), Presidio La Bahía (Ft. Defiance), and the site of the “Grave of Fannin and men”. From “Ehrenberg: Goliad Survivor-Old West Explorer,” Texas Heritage Press, Dallas.
Duval’s application states that he served in Capt. B.H. Duval’s company under the command of Col. J.W. Fannin. Application of John C. Duval for a Republic Donation, 1 March 1883, Republic Donation Voucher 001025, Texas Land Grant Records, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.
Cover of Early Times in Texas or the Adventures of Jack Dobell. John C. Duval, Early Times in Texas, or, the Adventures of Jack Dobell, ed. Mabel Major and Rebecca W. Smith, (Austin, TX: H.P.N. Gammel & Co., 1892; Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 1986), XV.

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