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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KUYKENDALL, ADAM - Received title to 44,280 acres of land in Colony situated in the present counties of Louisiana or Cass.


KUYKENDALL, ADAM - Was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3925 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from April 20 to October 17, 1836. He is shown on page _______ of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the men of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s company who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. The records of the Land Office do not show that he applied for the donation land due him.

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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
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Gibson Kuykendall

Personal Statistics

    • Bounty Certificate: 3925
    • Wife: Susan Grimes
    • Family at San Jacinto: Brothers Brazilla, Gibson, and James Hampton Kuykendall at Harrisburg; cousins John and Thornton P. Kuykendall at Harrisburg;second cousin once removed Matthew Kuykendall fought at San Jacinto.