Bivens Family Genealogy Forum
I have found Sebern BIVENS/Bivins!!!!! He applied for a pension for having fought in the Texas Revolution. He made a statement that he was born in St. Tammany Parish, LA on the 24th of Feb 1810. James BIVINS was the only BIVINS in St. Tammany at that time of his death. Don't know why Sebern was not listed with the older children, but he appears to belong to James and Elizabeth based on this statement.
At the time of the application (1874) he was 65 years of age and living in Robertson County, TX. He stated that he emmigrated to TX about the 11th Day of Nov. 1829. He served as a soldier in Maj. Lewis' Company at the Battle of Nacagdoches against the Mexicans in the year 1821-1833 in the month of August. He was a First Lt. in Sam Williams' Compay in 1836, and in the Month of January or February 1836 as First LT when he Commanded the Company in a fight with the Indians near Commanche Peak and in that fight was severly wounded by a shot throught the left leg and stated the effects of the wound were still felt at times. His statement goes on to say he was sent at the time of the invasion by Santa Anna to Fort Houston on the Trinity River supposing that the enemy would come in that direction. Finding that they did not, he returned to to go to Gen. Sam Houston's forces but could not get to them in time for the Battle of San Jacinto on account of high water. He then returned to Nacogdoches. He stated that he had lived in TX since 1829 and considered himself a good and loyal citigen of TX and believed himself justly entitled to the Pension under the laws of Tx passed in August 1870 and April 1874.
Dated 24 Oct 1874
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