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, BRAZILLA - Received title to 3,321 acres of land in Colony sitauted in the present counties of Washington.


KUYKENDALL, BRAZILLA - One of the “Old Three Hundred” of Austin’s Colonists. He received title to a league of land in what is now Austin County, August 7, 1824.

On August 8, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4176 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 1 to May 3, 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 Land Office records do not show that he applied for the donation land due him.

Texas 1821

Unnumbered H R

3/4 L & L

Austin County

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

  • Alternate Names: Barzillai, Barzilla
  • Date of Birth: 1806?
  • Origin: Arkansas
  • Came to Texas: 1821
  • Date of Death: 1873 Mar
  • Bounty Certificate: 4176
  • Wife: 1. Catherine Kuykendall Kauykendall, 2 Elizabeth
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brothers Adam, Gibson and James Hampton Kuykendall at Harrisburg; cousins/brothers-in-law John and Thornton P. Kuykendall at Harrisburg; second cousin once removed Matthew Kuykendall fought at San Jacinto.