MAJ Micajah Autry

MAJ Micajah Autry

Sampson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 6 Mar 1836 (aged 42–43)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Cenotaph Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 11526388 · View Source
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Micajah's ashes were removed to San Fernando Cathedral at the Alamo in 1936.
Micajah was a Pvt at the beginning of the War of 1812. He rose in rank as a Sharpshooter. He had experience from the War of 1812, and was a personal friend of David Crockett, who fought with him in that war. Crockett was asked by Col Travis, to encourage his friends and fellow soldiers who fought together in the War of 1812, to join him in the War for Texas Independence. He was promised rank, land, potential wealth and great opportunity. Micajah's military rank was Major, which was the rank given to him by Col Travis. His ashes may or may not be in the San Fernando Cathedral Crypt. "No one's ashes could be determined from one another following the fire to the Mission, burning all in the mission beyond description and identification, especially after the long delay in burial of nearly 200 people, men, women and children. The remains were left for weeks, not days, inside the mission, following the battle. The Mexicans were still in the area. The remains of ALL those found were buried later in a mass grave away from the Mission. Some of the anonymous ashes, were transferred to the Crypt in the San Fernando Cathedral, whose they are is not known. Any other memorial markers, or grave-stones such as in Mississippi, or on the family land in Tennessee, are of empty graves. (Bio: Geraldine Breite)

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"One of the Alamo Martyrs to liberty's cause."

Gravesite Details Inscription located on same monument as wife Martha Wyche Autry and son James Lockhart Autry
  • Created by: Michelle Woodham
  • Added: 13 Aug 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11526388
  • Jan Brown
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Micajah Autry (1793–6 Mar 1836), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11526388, citing Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Michelle Woodham (contributor 46636907) .