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, JOHN - Shown on page 42 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 camp opposite Harrisburg on April 21, 1836. The records of the General Land Office do not disclose that Mr. Kuykendall received either bounty or donation land for his services.

On page ______ of the army rolls Mr. Kuykendall is shown as a member of Captain H. N. Cleveland’s company of Mill Creek Volunteers, at muster July 1, 1836.

4th Sgt.

John J. Kuykendall was married December 13, 1842

In Montgomery County to Susan M. Cheek.

Texas 1827

H R No. 117

1/3 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

    • Wife: Susan M. Cheek
    • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Thornton K. Kuykendall, cousins/brothers-in-law Brazilla and Gibson Kuykendall at Harrisburg; second cousin once removed Matthew Kuykendall fought at San Jacinto.