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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LAMB, GEORGE A. -- Born in Laurens District, South Carolina, October 3, 1814. Both of his parents having died, he made his home at the home of Richard and Sarah Nobles Bankhead. In 1834 he came to Texas with Mr. and Mrs. Bankhead and their five children: William Newton, James Marion, Mary Frances, Eady Elmyra and Mary Elizabeth Bankhead, settled in what is now Walker County. Mr. Bankhead died January 17, 1835 (Fulmore, in error says he died October 20, 1834) and on July 27, 1835 Mr. Lamb married his widow.

Mr. Lamb was killed in the battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836, while Second Lieutenant of Captain William Ware's Company. Donation Certificate No. 625 for 640 acres of land was issued in his name November 26, 1838, due him for having participated in the battle and on October 4, 1838 Bounty Certificate No. 464 for 320 acres was issued, due him for his services in the army from March 1 to April 21, 1836. Lamb County, Texas was named in his honor.

Mr. and Mrs. Lamb had but one child, Susan A. Lamb, born November 1836. She was married to Richard Marion Bankhead, son of George Bankhead.

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: Yes
  • Wounded in Battle: Killed on battlefield.
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Company: Capt. William Ware

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1814 Oct 3
  • Birthplace: South Carolina, Laurens County
  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Date of Death: 1836 Apr 21
  • Burial Place: San Jacinto Battleground
  • Bounty Certificate: 464
  • Donation Certificate: 625
  • Wife: Sarah Nobles Bankhead Lamb McGary
  • Children: Susan A. Lamb Bankhead