Gustine, Lemuel (1816–1852)

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995

Lemuel Gustine, soldier, son of James Gustine, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1816. He was taken by his father to Natchez, Mississippi, in 1817. He was a doctor by profession. Gustine traveled to Texas in January 1836 and fought in the battle of San Jacinto under Henry W. Karnes as a private in the Second Regiment of Volunteers. He was discharged on May 30, 1836, and returned to Mississippi. He married Jane McCreary, with whom he had one child; his second wife was Sophia Thompson, with whom he had seven children. He died in New Orleans on May 22, 1852.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Louis Wiltz Kemp Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. Pat Ireland Nixon, The Medical Story of Early Texas, 1528–1853 (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lupe Memorial Fund, 1946).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Gustine, Lemuel,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 17, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995