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Alamo Defenders

This group is for descendants of or those interested in the history of the Battle of the Alamo.

The following website is not officially associated with this group but I feel it is a great resource for us.

Location: Texas
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2016


There is an association called
however, I am not a member. Being a Texan, and noticing there were no groups yet formed for descendants of those freedom fighters, I have created this group and invited Linda K. Tart to be the Adminstrator.

Please join us in your research and celebrate the brave men who died so Texas could be free.

If you will post your queries in the "Discussion Forum" below, the replies will stay with the query, plus the RSS reader picks up on items from the forum.

Long Live the Republic of Texas

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AlamoDescendants.Org 3 Replies

Started by Sherry Hightower. Last reply by Christopher Gene Johnson Feb 9, 2016.

San Jacinto Day Re-enactment, Houston TX, Apr 24, 2010

Started by Sherry Hightower Apr 22, 2010.

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Comment by Russell Jordan on December 3, 2009 at 2:39pm
Simon P. Ford-pic.jpgGrave marker-2.pdfDRT DOCUMENT.pdfSince my ancestor was involed in the fight for to create the Republic of Texas and this group seems to be the only group for that period. I guess this would be the best group to post on my ancestor. While he was not a part of these BRAVE men who choose to give their all for Texas!! My ancestor,Simon Peter Ford,was a vetern of the battle fought at San Jacinto.
Comment by Elizabeth Ashworth-Beard on August 20, 2009 at 8:59pm
Hi, My name is Elizabeth Tumlinson Ashworth-Beard. Born Gonzales Co. TX
I descend from James and Elizabeth Tumlinson of Austin's Colony.
Their son Wm P. Tumlinson is my gggrandfather and his brother George W. Tumlinson died at the Alamo.
George W. Tumlinson was one of the "32 Men from Gonzales".
By 1850 James and Elizabeth had lost 10 children. James, David,John, Polly,
George, Josiah, Andrew, Eddy, Thomas and Littleton. Wm P. and two nephews
were the only ones left. Wm P. is buried in the Harwood Cem, Harwood, TX.
Comment by mark m burton on August 10, 2009 at 5:42pm
hi here is what i found for james l hannum- born 8 aug 1815 pa father washington lee hannum mother martha robertson- it appears the family moved to texas as washington lee died in matagora texas in 1836 james is listed on tax rolls 1830-39 as residing at the alamo-if i find more will post more mark burton
Comment by Cyndi Beane Henry on August 5, 2009 at 1:45pm
We moved to Pleasanton, in Atascosa County, in 2003, to take care of my husband's mother who was ill. After she passed away, we came back to West Virginia to help care for my mother. No one knows how much I miss Texas!!! Most of my husband's family is there, and works in San Antonio.

I'll never forget the awesome experience it was to enter the Mission! What a reverent experience! There was a wonderful parks person there who was so kind to answer all of my many questions. And pointing out the many things that the average tourist would have overlooked.

I grew up viewing places frequently that pertained to our nations history: Colonial Williamsburg, the fort at Jamestown, Yorktown, Gettysburg, Washington, DC [I was a Navy brat]. Next to Gettysburg, the Alamo was one of the places that touches you most strongly. Both places you could feel the past, as palpable as if it had just occurred!

What an awesome experience!
Comment by Betty Vaughn on August 5, 2009 at 8:51am

I created this last March in memory of our brave men
Comment by Betty Vaughn on August 5, 2009 at 8:45am
Cyndi, I am far from Texas too now.. Oh how I miss my Home!! I am in South Carolina now.. where many of my ancestors came from before they got to Texas and decided they had found heaven and it was time to stop traveling
Comment by Cyndi Beane Henry on August 5, 2009 at 8:39am
Oh! Such awesome history here! I am awed!!!
Comment by Betty Vaughn on August 5, 2009 at 8:22am
My 4th Great Grandmother, Betsy Trammell was married to William Pryor who was a member of the Old 300. I believe that the Burke Trammell that died at the Alamo was her brother. The list of men that gives age and where from for the men have Burke listed as 18 yrs old and from Ireland. Other documents in the archives identify Burke as brother of James Trammell and a son of Sampson Trammell who died in Stewart Co, TN before Nov 1814. My William Pryor was named guardian of some of Sampson's children. I have so many many "clues & leads" but no actual proof YET! ..... someday.................
Comment by mark m burton on August 2, 2009 at 11:43am
notes on william depriest sutherland)original family name sutherlin from danville, pittsylvania co., va)william was the son of Frances(Menefee)and George Sutherland.born 10 aug 1818. nephew of Alamo courier Dr. John Sutherland. He lived with his uncle in Tuscumbia, Alabama, as a medical student at LaGrange University after his parents moved to Bexar texas in 1830.He was in texas by 1835.On 17 jul 1835 he attended a meeting at the Navidad and Lacava rivers, calling for a consultation of texas committies. He joined the garrison at san Antonia de Bexar on 18 jan 1836, where he arrived with his uncle in the company of Capt. William H. Patton. Died 6 mar 1836.
Comment by Linda K. Tart on August 2, 2009 at 11:08am
My Great, Great, Great, Grandfather was the leader of the 32 from Gonzales. His name is George C. Kimble.

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