I have also updated the original post on Jonathan Lindley to include these documents, which can be seen by clicking here.
There are three documents in particular that I would like to share; the first being a letter of recommendation from 1834, and the other two bounty land grants awarded posthumously to Jonathan Lindley for bravely defending the Alamo with his life.
The first document shown is a letter of recommendation written on 31st of October 1834 stating that Jonathan was an "honest industrious man and and a good Citizen." The Mexican government required letters of recommendation from reliable citizens before a man could enter Texas and obtain land. Since Jonathan was already in Texas in October 1834, this was probably a requirement in obtaining a land grant. Jonathan's father, Samuel W Lindley, received a letter of recommendation before entering Texas, which can be seen here. His brother-in-law, John Sadler, also received a letter of recommendation which is shown on the John Sadler post.
|Jonathan Lindley letter of recommendation|
This second document is a bounty land certificate dated May 14, 1839, Houston, Texas. Jonathan Lindley was awarded 1280 acres of land situated in Panola County, ten and one-half miles south, twenty degrees west from Carthage, Texas. It was patented March 9, 1860. This document clearly states that Jonathan Lindley was "killed at the Alamo."
|Jonathan Lindley Bounty Land Certificate 1280 acres|
|Jonathan Lindley Bounty Land Certificate 640 acres|