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March 22, 2012 Meeting

Jack Watson - Lafitte Society

Guest Speaker - Jack Watson 
 
TOPIC - MARY SABINAL CROW CAMPBELL 
ON GALVESTON ISLAND (1817-1821) 

The Texas Heritage Society will host its General Meeting on March 22, 2012 in The Woodlands, Texas at 6:30 P.M..  The meeting will be held at 18 West Shaker Court in The Woodlands. See map here. 
 
Our speaker will be Jack Watson, Galveston, Texas, a member of the Lafitte Society, who will talk about Mary Sabinal Crow Campbell, the wife of James Campbell. James Campbell was the most productive corsair for Jean Lafitte during his stay on Galveston Island between 1817 and 1820. Mrs. Campbell's story begins at Lafitte's town called Campeche on the island and includes a stay at Dr. James Long's encampment across Bolivar Road at his Fort Las Casas. It was there in 1821 that Mary was involved directly in an incident that determined Dr. Long's fate. 
 
Jack Watson was raised in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. A graduate of McNeese University, he spent 12 years as an Air Traffic Controller with the FAA and 29 years as an investment adviser and partner with Edward Jones Investments. Jack is now retired and living in Galveston, pursuing his lifelong interest in historical research. He currently is 1st vice president of the Lafitte Society. He has had articles published in the Lafitte Chronicles.