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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ROBBINS, EARLY - Was probably a son of Early Robbins who was one of the “Old Three Hundred” of Austin’s colonists, and who received title to a league of land situated in the present county of Austin, July 19, 1824. In an unnumbered Headright Certificate issued in the name of Early Robbins, deceased, March 3, 1838 for one-twelfth of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Austin County it is stated that he came to Texas in 1823. Mrs. Mary Robbins was the administratrix of the estate.

The name of Early Robbins, subject of this sketch, appears on page 41 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as a member of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s company. On May 23, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3507 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 20 to April 20, 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
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Gibson Kuykendall

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1823
  • Bounty Certificate: 3507
  • Family at San Jacinto: Future brother- in-law Heil Campbell at Harrisburg