Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Harrisburg

The Kemp Sketch

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HARBOUR, T. J. - The compiler is responsible for Mr. Harbour’s name being omitted from the bronze plaque in the San Jacinto memorial monument on which are inscribed the names of the Texans who are detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. It should be added to the list.

Mr. Harbour came to Texas before May 2, 1835, as is certified in Headright Certificate No. 166 for one-third of a league of land issued to him in 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Washington county.

Mr. Harbour’s name is listed on page 44 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the men of Captain William Ware’s company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg April 21, 1836.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Company: [Capt. William Ware] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: Before May 2, 1835