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Jackson Lawson “Laws” Kimbrel

Henry County, Georgia, USA
Death 14 Apr 1873 (aged 29)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 79927657 · View Source
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Executed by hanging with George W. Barnes for the robbery and murder of Joseph Philpot [also buried in this cemetery].

Newspaper accounts give his name as Kimball, Loss Kimble or some other variation. They also give his state of birth as Alabama.

He was a Confederate Army veteran who served in the 12th Regiment Louisiana Infantry.

According to newspaper account, he had a wife and two children at the time of his death.

He was a founding member of the "Nightriders" better known as the West - Kimbrel Clan. (Outlaws who terrorized the Natchez trace in Northern Louisiana.)

John R. West

Information about the West-Kimbrel clan can be found in the following books:
- "Nightriders: Inside story of the West and Kimbrell Clan" by Richard Briley III (Mid-South, 1963; reprinted Dogwood Press, 1992)

- "The Legend of the Nightriders" by Jack Peebles

Oakwood Cemetery Database
first name: Lawson
last name: Kimble
burial date: 14 Apr 1873
years/months/days: 028 00 00
sex: M
disease: hung for murder
attending physician:
where buried: strangers grounds
Sec Lot Space:
by whom buried:
remarks: killed Mr. Philpot

Records created by the Parks and Recreation Department in the management of the City of Austin owned cemeteries. The bulk of this collection is comprised of records of individual burials in the various city cemeteries. Most of this information is found in bound ledger and index books. The burial ledger books contain burial date, name, age, gender, color, nativity, disease, attending physician, where buried, by whom buried, and remarks; completeness of data varies by ledger. The index books contain date of burial, book and page number in the record, the cemetery name, section, lot, space, and notes; completeness varies by ledger. The property ledgers contain section, lot, location, deeded to, date paid, amount, deed issued date, and transfers.

Gravesite Details Grave site is more than likely unmarked.





  • Created by: Kinfolk News
  • Added: 5 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79927657
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jackson Lawson “Laws” Kimbrel (18 Oct 1843–14 Apr 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79927657, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kinfolk News (contributor 46809451) .