Kaufman is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,490 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Kaufman County.
A notable man in Kaufman’s history is Judge James Elizer Dillard (1830-1913) who was famous judge in Kaufman County and became Texas Senator serving two terms.
He enlisted in the notable Third Texas Cavalry, Company C and saw action at Oak Hill, where he was shot through his leg, but the injury did not deter him from serving in several more battles, including Elkhorn (Pea Ridge), Pleasant Hill and Yellow Bayou.