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, JOHN B. -- Arrived in Texas in May, 183l, as is shown in Headright Certificate No. 164 issued to him February 12, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Montgomery County Board of Land Commissioners.

In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 8352 it is certified that he served in Captain John York's Company at the Storming and Capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1935; reenlisted March 13, and served until June 2, 1836 and was a member of Captain William H. Patton's Company at San Jacinto. It is also stated that he served in Captain Washington H. Secrest's Company of Washington Cavalry from June 30, to October 23, 1836.

Mr. Taylor did not apply for the bounty and donation land due him for his services in the army. He was living in Montgomery County November 5, 1842 when he sold his Headright Certificate to Henry Fanthrop for $200.00.

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. David Murphree

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1831 May
  • Other Battles: Bexar