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Charles Edward Travis
Birth: Aug. 8, 1829
Monroe County
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1860
Washington County
Texas, USA

Son of Col William Barrett Travis, hero and commander of the Alamo.

On March 5, 1836, a few days before the fall of the Alamo, the Commander of the Alamo, Col Travis, wrote a letter requesting that his little boy be taken care of if he were to die in defense of his country, the Republic of Texas.

Young Charles lived in New Orleans with his mother and stepfather, Dr. Samuel B. Cloud, after the death of his father, but later he moved to Brenham to live with his sister, Mrs. John (Susan Isabella) Travis Grissett. Charles became a member of the Texas bar and served in the Texas Legislature in 1853-1854. He served in the Texas Rangers at Fort Clark and then was commissioned a captain in the Second U.S. Cavalry in 1855. His period of service was short, and after enduring a court martial for card cheating, he was released from service in 1856. Although he fought to have his name cleared, he was unsuccessful. He studied law at Baylor University earning a degree in 1859. He returned to the home of his sister and died of tuberculosis.

Additional Bio provided by: Sherry (#47010546) 23 Dec 2011 
 
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 Parents:
  William Barret Travis (1809 - 1836)
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Edward Travis (1829 - 1860)
  Susan Isabella Travis Grissett (1831 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: additional information provided by Sandi H. (#48466302)
 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Chappell Hill
Washington County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 07, 2008
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Charles Edward Travis
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