Price, John T. (unknown–1847)

By: John L. Sims

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: April 30, 2019

John T. Price, captain in the Texas Rangers, was probably in charge of one of the three companies raised for service on the northern and western Texas frontier in 1840. Because of rumors of a Mexican invasion, he and John C. Hays were sent to the Nueces River in 1841. Price commanded a company raised in Victoria and Goliad counties in September 1845. In May 1846 his company joined Zachary Taylor's army for the Mexican War, in which they served primarily as escorts and scouts. They were mustered out of service on June 25, 1846. Price married Elizabeth Roberts in Victoria County on November 30, 1841. He died in Victoria on February 4, 1847.

Texas Presbyterian, February 6, 1847. Walter Prescott Webb, The Texas Rangers (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1935; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982). Frederick Wilkins, The Highly Irregular Irregulars: Texas Rangers in the Mexican War (Austin: Eakin Press, 1990).


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John L. Sims, “Price, John T.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 05, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 30, 2019