|Death: ||1848, At Sea|
Samuel Shupe was a Veteran of the Texas Army in the Battle of San Jacinto. In an unnumbered Headright Certificate issued to him March 1, 1838, for one-twelfth of a league of land by the Jackson County Board, it is stated that he came to Texas in 1827. He arrived at Gonzales March 27, 1827, and secured one-fourth of a league of land situated near where Lockhart now stands in De Witt's Colony. He later moved to Jackson County.
Mr. Shupe was issued Bounty Certificate No. 5094 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from October 3 to December 14, 1835. In the Court of Claims files in the General Land Office it is stated that he participated in the Storming and Capture of Bexar December 5 to 10, 1835. He was a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company at San Jacinto and on November 24, 1838, was issued Donation Certificate No. 620 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On May 4, 1840, he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9518 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 18 to July 23, 1836.
Mr. Shupe was married to Mrs. Patience (Wells) Sapp July 20, 1838, at Texanna by Elijah Stapp. Mrs. Shupe was a first cousin of John Henry Brown, the historian. She was likewise a cousin of James Kerr, for whom Kerr County, Texas is named. Mr. Shupe died at sea in 1848 while on his way to New Orleans in search of medical attention. Mrs. Shupe died in Lockhart, Texas in 1883.
Children of Mr. and Mrs. Shupe were (1) Zerilda Shupe Dollahite and (2) Elizabeth Shupe Ross.
Patience Wells Shupe (1805 - 1882)*
Zerilda Ruth Shupe Dollahite (1839 - 1932)*
Elizabeth Shupe Ross (1843 - 1878)*
Body buried at sea
Specifically: On voyage from Texas to New Orleans
Created by: Emory Schnuriger
Record added: May 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19352315