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

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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CAMPBELL, JOSEPH -- Came to Texas before May 2, 1835 as is stated in the Headright Certificate issued to him by the Brazoria County Board of Land Commissioners January 25, 1838 for one-third or a league of land. On May 27, 1839 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 902 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the Storming and Capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835. He was a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company at San Jacinto but having received one Donation Certificate he was not entitled to one for having participated in the battle. On August 30, 1839 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9264 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 18 to June 18, 1836. The land was surveyed in the Bexar Land District, in what is now Atascosa County, in 1858.

The Deed Records of Austin County show Mr. Campbell living in Bexar County May 22, 1856 when he sold lots situated in the town of Bellville.

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. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: Prior to May 2, 1835
  • Date of Death: 1870?
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Bounty Certificate: 9264