Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Harrisburg

The Kemp Sketch

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CRAWFORD, JOHN B. - In Headright Certificate No. 363 issued to him February 8, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that Mr. Carwford arrived in Texas in January, 1836. On page _______of the army rolls in the General Land Office he is shown as having enlisted in the Volunteer Auxillary Corps at Nacogdoches, January 14, 1836. He is shown as having been born in South Carolina in 1814.

Mr. Crawford was a member of Captain Peyton R. Splane’s Company. He was issued Donation Certificate No. 1241 for 640 Acres of land January 14, 1846 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg on April 21, 1836.

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. Peyton R. Splane

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1814
  • Birthplace: South Carolina, Abbeville District
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Date of Death: 1847
  • Burial Place: La Grange, Texas
  • Donation Certificate: 1241
  • Profession: Doctor
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Robert Crawford at San Jacinto