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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TAYLOR, CAMPBELL -- Born in North Carolina, October 12, 1812. In an unnumbered Headright Certificate issued to him in January 19, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Bastrop County Board it is stated that he came to Texas in 1835. He was Third Sergeant of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company of "Mina Volunteers" at San Jacinto and on May 22, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 174 for 640 acres for having participated in the battle. On April 27, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3052 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from February 28 to June 1, 1836.

Mr. Taylor was married to Harriet Craft, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Craft, who was born December 3, 1818 and died December 28, 1911. Mr. Taylor died July 29, 1888 while a member of the Texas Veterans Association. His remains and those of his wife are in the cemetery in Bastrop in marked graves.

Children of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Taylor were Elizabeth Jane, who married R. B. Wilkes; James, who never married; and Alice, who married C. R. Haynie.

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: Third Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. Jesse Billingsley

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1812 Oct 12
  • Birthplace: North Carolina
  • Came to Texas: 1835
  • Date of Death: 1888, Jul 29
  • Burial Place: Bastrop, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 3052
  • Donation Certificate: 174
  • Wife: Harriet Craft
  • Children: Elizabeth Jane Taylor Wilkes; James Taylor; Alice Taylor Haynie