Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas
Main feature this month
Only Force to Effectively Respond to Col. Travis' Appeal "to the People of Texas and All Americans in the World, Fellow Citizens & Compatriots"
At dawn on the first of March , Capt. Albert Martin, with 32 men.....from Gonzales and DeWitt's Colony, passed the lines of Santa Anna and entered the walls of the Alamo, never more to leave them. These men, chiefly husbands and fathers, owning their own homes, voluntarily organized and passed through the lines of an enemy four to six thousand strong, to join 150 of their countrymen and neighbors, in a fortress doomed to destruction. Does American history, or any history, ancient or modern, furnish a parallel to such heroism?---John Henry Brown in History of Texas.
Isaac Baker--John Cain--George Cottle--David Cummings--Squire Daymon--Jacob Darst--John Davis--William Dearduff--Charles Despallier--William Fitzbaugh--John Flanders--Dolphin Floyd--Galba Fuqua--John Garvin--John Gaston--James George--Thomas Jackson--John Kellogg--Andrew Kent--George Kimble--William King--Jonathan Lindley--Albert Martin--Jesse McCoy--Thomas Miller--Isaac Millsap--George Neggan--William Summers--George Tumlinson--Robert White--Claiborne Wright
Oldest 44, 4 over 40, 5 aged 31-40, 14 aged 21-30, 4 teenagers, youngest 16
Over 4% of the total population of the DeWitt Colony, among them productive landholders, ranchers and farmers, merchants and civic leaders, died in the Alamo (Alamo casualties represented less than 0.5% of the total population of Texas)
"....One, a lad of but sixteen, was the bravest of them all, for he fought after his weapon's were useless. He died throttling an antagonist, not relaxing his grip on the latter's throat even when death seized the boy. He and his foe died together.....they had to tear the boy's hands from the throat of his assailant,"-- Historian Charles Barnes
La Colonia de DeWitt
"Art. 1. All Foreigners, who...in virtue of the general law of 1824...which guarantees the security of their persons and property in the territory of the Mexican Nation, wish to remove to any of the settlements of the state of Coahuila y Tejas are at liberty to do so; and the said State invites and calls them."--Mexican Law 1824
Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and