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 Susanna A. “Susan” <I>Wilkerson</I> Dickinson

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Susanna A. “Susan” Wilkerson Dickinson

  • Birth 1814 Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 7 Oct 1883 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Lot 363
  • Memorial ID 1522

Alamo Survivor. Born Susanna Wilkerson in Tennessee, she was the wife of Captain Almaron Dickerson and was the sole adult Anglo survivor that witnessed the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. On the morning of March 6, 1836, as the troops of General Antonio López de Santa Anna stormed the mission, Captain Dickerson ran to his wife, reported that all was lost, and expressed hope that she could save herself and their child. Although he died at the Alamo, his wife and child Angelina survived. Following the fall of the Alamo, Susanna was escorted from the Alamo mission, interviewed by Santa Anna himself and sent by him with a message to Sam Houston. She was a strong woman survivor and remained a patriot of Texas, but the memory of those days would haunt her the rest of her life.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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Mother of the Babe of the Alamo, Wife of J. W. Hannig

Gravesite Details Died at age 68 years (born about 1815) in Tenn according to census records

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1522
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susanna A. “Susan” Wilkerson Dickinson (1814–7 Oct 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1522, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .