Friday, August 03, 2012
James B. Kemp.
James B. Kemp was born in Franklin County, Tenn., in 1833 and went to Texas in 1855. From Fayette County, that State, he enlisted in September, 1861, as first lieutenant in Company D, under Captain Isard, of Waul's Texas Legion. Shortly afterwards he was promoted to captain of the company and served with his regiment in all of its campaigns east of the Mississippi, where it did considerable fighting until shut up during the siege of Vicksburg. After the surrender of that place, he was paroled and did not again engage in military service, but was detailed to the government shops in Austin, James B. kemp. Tex. His death occurred in Travis County, Tex., in 1882. Captain Kemp was married to Miss Eliza S. Woodward in 1854, and she survives him with several sons and daughters.