Texas Revolution Pension Application
State of Texas
County of Bexar
On this 3d day of September A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Four before me Sam S. Smith, Clerk of the District Court of said county personally appeared Jose Alemeda ...(unreadable)... about 66 years and came to this county in the year 1808 in the city of San Antonio, Texas.
That he is the identical Jose Alemeda who participated in the struggle of Texas against the Republic of Mexico ___ Independence and that he was a member of Captain Juan N. Seguin’s Company, and enlisted on the 23d day of October A.D. 1835, and was at the taking of Bexar which engagement took place between the 5th day of December 1835, and the 10th day of December 1835, in the morning, said expedition was under the command of Genl. Burleson and Col. Milam, and actually assisted in the seduction of that place, and remainded there until the surrender of Genl. Coss, and that he war honorably discharged from the service on the 25th day of October A.D. 1836, also that he was under the command who was sent back from Gonzales under Lieut. S. Flores.
In proof of his service he refers to the Public Archives in the City of Austin.
He makes this Declaration for the purpose of obtaining the benifit of the act of the Legislature of the State of Texas granting Pensions to the Veterans of Texas.
He appoints Edward Miles of the city of San Antonio to represent him.
His home is Bexar County and his Post Office San Antonio
M. L. Meruk
Sam S. Smith
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3d day of September A.D. 1874
Sam S. Smith
Also personally appeared Francisco Valdez and Mateo Cassillas credible witnesses residents of Bexar County and to me well known, who being duly sworn, depose and say that they are well acquainted with the above named applicant Jose Alemeda who was at the attack on Bexar December 1835, that were in the same expedition same company and know him to be the identical Jose Alemeda, he represents himself to be and that they have no interest what ever in this claim
Francisco Valdez (his X mark)
Mateo Cassillas (his X mark)
Sworn to and subscribed, the said Francisco Valdez and Mateo Casillas, making their marks within their names for signature, each declaring his inability to write, before me this 3d day of September A.D. 1874. To certify to which I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the Seal of the District Court of Bexar County, at office in San Antonio the day and year last above written.
Sam S. Smith