Erastus "Deaf" Smith, April 19,1787 - Nov. 30,1837, is one of the most remembered revolutionary heroes who fought for Texas's independents. Being one of the first to join the Texas Republican Army in Gonzales, his contributions as a spy, scout and soldier would influence the Battle of Concepcion, the renowned Grass Fight and the Battle of San Jacinto, He would also be the man who General Houston trusted to confirm the fall of the Alamo. Smith has been acclaimed as both the "eyes and ears"…
Susanna Dickinson was the 18 year old widow, of Alamo defender Almaron Dickinson. She survived the Battle of the Alamo and was released by Santa Anna so that she could carry the news of the slaughter and warn other Texans of the fate awaiting them if they continued to fight the Mexicans. She was a very brave women and her first hand testimony was an invaluable part of preserving the history of the battle at the Alamo.
Andrew Briscoe was born in Mississippi in 1810. He arrived in Texas in 1833 and was a merchant. During the Texas Revolution he served as Captain of the Liberty Volunteers at the Battle for Concepcion and in the siege and capture of Bexar. He also was Captain of Co. A, Infantry Regulars, at the Battle of San Jacinto.
CAPTAIN RICHARD KING....The resourceful, visionary. He and business partner Gideon "Legs" Lewis purchased the 15,500 acre Mexican land grant then known as the Rincon de Santa Gertrudis - the first foothold of what would become the legendary King Ranch of Texas. SH
Angelina Dickinson was the daughter of Suzanna and Almeron Dickinson and is commonly known as the "Babe of the Alamo", although she was not the only baby inside the old mission at the time of the battle. Angelina was only 15 months old at the time of the Battle of the Alamo. Legend maintains that Col. William Travis placed his “cat’s-eye” ring on a string around Angelina’s neck before the final battle. That ring is on display at the Alamo.
The Executive Mansion, 1837-38. This rude cabin served as the President's Mansion in the temporary capital of Houston. The town was infamous for drunkenness, profanity, and brawling, and it is said that Sam Houston helped to set that tone! Photo held by the Texas State Library and Archives, Prints and Photographs Collection, 1/103-507-B.
Juan Abamillo, Alamo defender, was born in Texas. He was one of twenty-four native Texans who enlisted for six months' service during the Texas Revolution under the command of Juan N. Seguín. Abamillo took part in the siege of Bexar. He returned to San Antonio in January 1836 with part of Seguín's company. On February 23, 1836, he entered the Alamo with the rest of the Texan garrison at the approach of the Mexican army. Abamillo died in the battle of the Alamo on 3/6/ 1836.
William B. Travis: Born August 1, 1809 in Saluda County, South Carolina to Mark and Jemima Travis, Died March 6, 1836, Married Rosanna Cato on October 26, 1828 2 children Most famous for being the a commander at the Alamo and dying there