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KING, WILLIAM P. (?–?). William P. King, a native of Georgia, traveled to Texas in 1836 and participated in the battle of San Jacinto as a private in the cavalry company, Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers, under Henry Wax Karnes. In 1838 he received a grant from the Shelby County land board.


Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"KING, WILLIAM P.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.