Guest Speaker - Jack
TOPIC - MARY SABINAL CROW
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.