James "Jim" Bowie (April 10, 1796 – March 6, 1836), a 19th-century American pioneer, slave trader, land speculator, and soldier, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. Born in Logan County, KY
James "Jim" Bowie, a 19th-century American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. Stories of him as a fighter and frontiersman, both real and fictitious, have made him a legendary figure in Texas history and a folk hero of American culture.
Not a picture of J.B. Bonham-photo's didn't exist in 1836. On Jan. 19,1836, he with James Bowie arrived at the Alamo garrison. He was sent by Colonel Travis to get aid for the garrison at Bexar on February 16, 1836. He returned to the Alamo on March 3, bearing through the Mexican lines with a letter from R.M. Williamson assuring Travis that help was on its way and urging him to hold out. Bonham died in the battle of the Alamo, while manning one of the cannons in the interior of the Alamo…
James "Jim" Bowie (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836) - American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo.
1984 Playboy All-America Team Front row: James Banks - Georgia, Leon Wood - Fullerton St., Lancaster Gordon - Louisville. Second Row: Michael Jordan - North Carolina , Coach Lou Carnesecca - St. John’s, Wayman Tisdale - Oklahoma and Chris Mullin - St. John’s. Third Row: Melvin Turpin - Kentucky, Akeem Olajuwon - Houston, Sam Bowie - Kentucky and Sam Perkins - North Carolina
David "Davy" Crockett (1786 - 1836) He fought in the militia against the indians in the "Creek war". He was elected United States Congressman in 1826, 1828 and 1833. In 1836 he went to Texas to support the Texas revolution. The commander of the Alamo, William Tavis, asked for help and Crockett and others answered his call. The mexican General Santa Anna took the Alamo, at high cost. On his orders no prisoners were taken.
The Centennial Statue of Jim Bowie One of the 14 statues erected for the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration, this larger-than-life bronze was designed by sculptor William M. McVey with W.W. Watkins providing the design for the Marble Falls granite base. Bowie, one of the major players in the Alamo drama, is the namesake of Bowie County, Texas.