|Birth: ||May 25, 1809|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1836|
He was a distant step-uncle of mine.
Mial Scurlock was born to Joseph and Martha Jones (Glasgow) Scurlock.
He was a land owner with slaves and lived in both Tennessee and Mississippi. (I am not proud of that, but I want the biography to be correct.) In 1834 he and his brother William relocated and settled in San Augustine, Texas where they were farmers. He had been given a land grant to Texas that was at that time a part of Mexico.
He volunteered to serve in the Texas army on October 17, 1835, as there were land disputes between Texas and Mexico. He fought in the seige of Bexar and perished at the Battle of the Alamo.
It is believed that the Mexican army burned the deceased defender's of the Alamo. It is suggested that the ashes of these soldiers were interred in the San Fernando Cathedral, but also in the same area are a large number of soldiers of the Catholic faith that fought in the Battle of El Rossillo on March 28, 1913. There are no San Fernando Cathedral records found to date that state that any ashes of the defenders of the Alamo battle, either Protestant or Catholic, are interred there.
In the 2004 movie The Alamo, actor Joe Stevens portrayed Mial Scurlock.
In 1983 the town of Geneva, Texas erected a memorial to him.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Specifically: There is no concrete evidence of his interment.
Created by: AnneBoleynTudor
Record added: Sep 23, 2008
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