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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KIBBE, WILLIAM -- Born in Vermont in 1805. In the Headright Certificate issued to him March 15, 1838 by the Liberty County Board for one-third of a league of land, it is stated that he came to Texas in 1834. He was a member of Captain William M. Logan's Company at San Jacinto and on June 27, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 379 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On the same date he received Bounty Certificate No. 3948 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 6, to June 6, 1836. In service Record No. 1868 it is certified that a grey horse was killed from under him in the skirmish of April 20, 1836.

Mr. Kibbe was married Kizian Campbell, who was born in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana on Sept. 18, 1830 and died at Abberville, Louisiana on Dec. 22, 1903. Mr. Kibbe died at Abbeville, August 15, 1878, while an honorary member of the Texas Veterans Association. He is buried in the Methodist Cemetery at Abbeville, Louisiana.

Children of Mr. and Mrs. Kibbe were William; Fannie; Levi; Clara; Charles O., who married to Clara Perry; Erastus; Henry and Ollie Kibbe.

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: Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. William M. Logan

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1805
  • Birthplace: Vermont, Essex County, Minehead
  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Date of Death: 1878 Aug 15
  • Burial Place: Methodist Cemetery, Abbeville, Louisiana
  • Bounty Certificate: 3948
  • Donation Certificate: 379
  • Profession: Merchant, planter
  • Wife: 1. unknown; 2. Keziah Campbell
  • Children: William Kibbe; Fannie Kibbe; Levi Kibbe; Clara Kibbe; Charles O. Kibbe; Erastus Kibbe; Henry Kibbe; Ollie Kibbe