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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GRIGSBY, CRAWFORD -- Arrived in Texas in October, 1834, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to his heirs January 17, 1850, by the Houston County Board. He was a member of Captain James Chesshire's Company at the "Storming and Capture of Bexar" in 1835. At San Jacinto he was a member of Captain Hayden Arnold's Nacogdoches Company and Donation Certificate No. 987 for 640 acres of land was issued to him for having participated in the battle. He was issued Bounty Certificate No. 9437 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. Mr. Grigsby died in Anderson County prior to May 31, 1847. The Probate Records of that county show that on the date mentioned, his estate was divided among his children, Ruth Ann, Elizabeth, William, John, James and Robert Grigsby. All were of legal age except James and Robert. Ruth Ann was the wife of Balis Edens and Elizabeth was married to Marcus P. Mead. John Grigsby, son of Crawford Grigsby, was County Clerk of Anderson County in 1837.

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. Hayden S. Arnold

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1834 Oct
  • Date of Death: 1847
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Bounty Certificate: 9437
  • Donation Certificate: 987
  • Children: Ruth Ann Grigsby Edens; Elizabeth Grigsby Mead; William Grigsby; John Grigsby; James Grigsby; Robert Grigsby