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KEMP, JAMES P.Private
AgeDuval's Company
Virginia

Because of a peculiar signature flourish on that final "p," [See Convention Memorial] Kemp's name has been copied on several published lists as "Kemps". With others who transferred from Lawrence's Company to Duval's, he was paid only from Feb. 15th to March 27th, 1836. Gordon and Moreland, who specialized in the business, collected his pay for his father and heir at law. [CMSR No. 9667, State Library.] He was, beyond all question, massacred at Goliad, March 27, 1836.
 

KEMP, THOMASPrivate
AgeBurke's Company

Ehrenberg says that "Thomas Camp" was his particular friend, and the youngest man in Burke's Company except himself. Kemp escaped from the massacre on March 27th. Like Curtman and Ehrenberg, he is listed on Burke's roll as a transfer from Breece's Company, but, unlike them, his name appears on all the extant copies of Breece's roll.

After his escape from the massacre he executed several certificates and affidavits as to happenings with Fannin's Command. [See CMSR, James Bowie, Francis J. Dusanque, etc.] He was with Houston's San Jacinto Command, but having been left with the camp guard near Harrisburg, had no part in the activities of April 20th and 21st.
 


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© 1936 Harbert Davenport
NOTES FROM AN UNFINISHED STUDY OF FANNIN AND HIS MEN
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