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Generation No. 1
1. ABNER2 KUYKENDALL
(ADAM1) was born 1777 in RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC, and died July 1834. He married SARAH GATES,
daughter of WILLIAM GATES.
Notes for ABNER KUYKENDALL:
1. Gibson Kuykendall, b. 1802
2. Barzillai Kuykendall, b. Abt 1806
3. William Kuykendall, b. Abt 1810
4. Jonathan Hampton Kuykendall, b. 8 Nov 1815, Arkansas
Children of ABNER KUYKENDALL and SARAH GATES are:
GIBSON KUYKENDALL, b. 1802, KENTUCKY; d. December 01, 1861.
JONATHAN HAMPTON KUYKENDALL, b. November 18, 1815, ARKANSAS TERRITORY; d. 1880. Burial: REFUGIO, TEXAS
Generation No. 2
2. GIBSON3 KUYKENDALL (ABNER2,
ADAM1) was born 1802 in KENTUCKY, and died December 01, 1861. He married (1) ELIZABETH LAKEY 1828,
daughter of JOEL LAKEY and NANCY CALLOWAY. She was born Abt. 1807, and died October 19, 1837.
He married (2) MARTHA KUYKENDALL November 14, 1837 in AUSTIN COUNTY, TEXAS. She was born Abt. 1818 in MISSOURI.
Notes for GIBSON KUYKENDALL:
1850 BURLESON CO., TX PAGE 435
4 102 102 Kuykendall Gibson 48
M farming 3,000 KY
5 102 102 Kuykendall Martha 32
6 102 102 Kuykendall Bargellia 20 M
7 102 102 Kuykendall Zulama 12
8 102 102 Kuykendall Joseph 10
9 102 102 Kuykendall Wyett 7
10 102 102 Kuykendall John 3
11 102 102 Kuykendall Elizabeth 1
KUYKENDALL, GIBSON (1860 U.S. Census)
TEXAS , BURLESON, EVERGREEN P O
Age: 58, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: KY
Series: M653 Roll: 1289 Page: 143B
KUYKENDALL, GIBSON 58 M 4200 4989 KY
MARTHA 40 ARK
WYATT H. 16 M TX
JOHN 13 M TX
ELIZABETH 10 F TX
WILLIAM 8 M TX
SARAH 6 F TX
MARTHA 4 F TX
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Died 1 Dec 1861
Person ID I45496 mykindred
Last Modified 15 Apr 2003
Father Abner Kuykendall, b. Abt 1777
Mother Sarah "Sally" Gates
Group Sheet F15911 mykindred
Family 1 Elizabeth Lakey, b. Abt 1806
Married 1828 [3,4]
Group Sheet F16486 mykindred
Family 2 Martha Kuykendall
Married 19 Oct 1837
Group Sheet F15909 mykindred
Notes Gibson was a soldier in the Texas Revolution. His father is probably Abner Kuykendall
who was enumerated in the first census of Austin's Colony as a widower, over 50, a farmer and stock raiser with 12 children,ages 1-7 to 16-25
KUYKENDALL, GIBSON (1802-1861). Gibson Kuykendall, Old Three Hundred settler, the son of Sarah (Gates) and Abner Kuykendall, was born in
1802, probably near Henderson (Red Banks), Kentucky. The family moved to Arkansas Territory in 1810, proceeded to Texas in October 1821, and crossed the Brazos River on
the La Baha Road on November 26, 1821. They soon moved ten miles west of the Brazos River and settled near New Year Creek, about four miles south of the site of present
Independence, Washington County. Later that year they moved back to a farm five miles below the crossing of the La Baha Road on the Brazos. In December, in an election
for civil and militia officers held at the house of Josiah H. Bell, Bell was unanimously elected alcalde, Samuel Gates captain, and Kuykendall lieutenant. In November
1823 Kuykendall's father moved again, this time about thirty miles farther down the Brazos River, and settled on the west side of the river just above the mouth of Mill
Creek. Here the family cleared the land for farming and the following season raised their first good crop of corn. In the late spring of 1826 Stephen F. Austin raised a
large company of men to make a campaign against the Tawakoni Indians. Gibson and his father joined the expedition in May 1826. The force of 190 men included Gibson's
uncle, Robert H. Kuykendall, Sr. The expedition marched in heavy rain to the Little Brazos River area, found the Indian villages but no Indians, returned home, and
disbanded. In 1827 Gibson received a quarter-league Mexican land grant as a single man. In 1828, after his marriage to Elizabeth Leakey, he petitioned the Mexican
authorities for additional land. The quarter league was located on the east branch of Palmito Creek, known as Mill Creek, and extended from the upper corner of Barzillai
Kuykendall's tract on the creek to a point adjoining Earle Robbins's. The other tract of three-fourths league was on Caney Creek, back of Joel Leakey's league, and from
there it adjoined tracts granted to John Elam and Samuel Miller. In addition to the Mexican land grants, Gibson received three more bounty grants and one grant issued by
the Court of Claims under an act of 1856.
In early 1836 the citizens of Austin and Washington counties formed militia companies and converged on the village of Gonzales. Kuykendall
was elected lieutenant in March, then captain of Company E, First Regiment, under Gen. Edward Burleson in May. He participated in the Runaway Scrape. When Gen. Sam
Houston split the army into two parts to proceed toward San Jacinto, Gibson was ordered to command the reserves at Harrisburg and was unable to be present at the battle.
He and several family members serving in his company were left to guard the wounded and the baggage at Harrisburg. He was honorably discharged on October 1, 1836, and
received a labor of land in 1838 for his service. In 1840 he appeared on tax rolls as owning 900 acres of land, twenty-five town lots, five slaves, twenty cattle, and two
horses. The census of 1850 for Burleson County showed Kuykendall's net worth as $3,000. In 1860 the census lists his net worth as close to $5,000, and his residence as
Evergreen in Burleson county. Kuykendall married Elizabeth Leakey in 1828. They had one son before Elizabeth died. On October 19, 1837, Kuykendall married a cousin,
Martha Kuykendall, in Austin County; they had nine children. He died on December 1, 1861. In his inventory of property are listed several thousand acres of land in
Burleson and Washington counties, a herd of cattle, sheep, hogs, work mules, oxen, and six slaves. His grave has never been found.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Jonathan Hampton Kuykendall Papers,
Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin. J. H. Kuykendall, "Reminiscences of Early Texans," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical
Association 6-7 (January, April, July 1903). Betty M. McCrosky, Captain Robert H. Kuykendall of Austin's Colony (MS, Genealogy Collection, Texas State Library, Austin,
1956). Gifford E. White, Amy White of the Old 300 (Austin: Nortex, 1986). Marshall E. Kuykendall
citation: "KUYKENDALL, GIBSON." The Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/KK/fku6.html
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4. [S892] Clinton Co 1850 Census
Child of GIBSON KUYKENDALL and ELIZABETH LAKEY is:
ZELIA4 KUYKENDALL, b. Abt. 1830, TEXAS.
Notes for ZELIA KUYKENDALL:
Gibson Kuykendall as Guardian to Brazilla Kuykendall drew lot no (7) seven
Children of GIBSON KUYKENDALL and MARTHA KUYKENDALL are:
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