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Find A Grave - The Alamo - Battle notables and others
Bowie, Jim (James) b. April 10, 1796 d. March 6, 1836 Folk Figure, Alamo Defender. Born in Logan County (present day Simpson County), Kentucky, one of ten children of Rezin and Elve Bowie. About 1809 the Bowies moved to Louisiana where they established a plantation on the Vermilion River. During the War of 1812, Bowie and his brother joined the Louisiana militia, but saw little action. After the war the brothers traded illegally in slaves and also dabbled in land speculation. In 1827, Bowie was embroiled in the so called Sandbar Fight which marked...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Crockett, David [cenotaph] b. August 17, 1786 d. March 6, 1836 Folk Figure, Frontiersman, Soldier, US Congressman, and Defender of the Alamo. Commonly referred to as the "King of the Wild Frontier," his exploits as an American folk hero were popularized in films, stage plays, and books, some of which were often exaggerated. Born in present-day Greene County, Tennessee near Limestone, his father struggled to make ends meet. As a young boy, he had to work to help pay his father's debts and would often tend cattle for local farmers. In 1806 he married Polly...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Either killed in battle, or executed as a prisoner of war Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, Limestone Springs, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Travis, William Barret b. August 9, 1809 d. March 6, 1836 US Military Officer. Commander at the Alamo. Born in Saluda County, South Carolina, his family later moved to Conecuh County, Alabama where he received much of his education. He later enrolled in a school in nearby Claiborne, where he eventually worked as an assistant teacher. Travis then became an attorney in Claiborne and 1829 began publication of a newspaper, the "Claiborne Herald". He became a Mason, joining the Alabama Lodge No.3 - Free and Accepted Masons, and later joined the Alabama...[Read More] (Bio by: H M G) San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA