MARCH 6, 1836
- AN INCIDENT IN DAVID CROCKETT'S TRIP TO THE ALAMO. // Texas Gulf Historical & Biographical Record;Nov1978, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p77
The article presents an account of David Crockett's journey to the Alamo, during which he and his party stopped at a house in Lamar County, near what later became the city of Paris, Texas. The house belonged to Joshua Peters. His daughter Cecilia was nine at the time, and she told the story to...
- PART I: Date with Destiny: JOHN HARRIS: Crockett's Cousin. // Alamo Legacy: Alamo Descendents Remember the Alamo;1997, p37
The article relates the story of Alamo defender John Harris during the siege in Texas in 1836. He went to the province after listening to his cousin David Crockett's travel. After learning that any soldiers who will fight for the Texas independence will have a bounty of land, the cousins joined...
- PART I: Date with Destiny: GEORGE WASHINGTON COTTLE: Shadow of the Alamo. // Alamo Legacy: Alamo Descendents Remember the Alamo;1997, p39
The article focuses on the memories of Alamo defender George Washington Cottle who died during the siege in Texas in 1836. He was found dead in a magazine room of the Alamo chapel. Fellow defender Davy Crockett has visited the young Zubulon to tell the story of the Alamo.
- PART I: Date with Destiny: DAVID CROCKETT: Faithful to the End. // Alamo Legacy: Alamo Descendents Remember the Alamo;1997, p42
The article relates the story of Colonel David Crockett who died to defend the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas in 1836. Isaac N. Jones, who was visited by Crockett, wrote a letter to the colonel's wife to return his watch that he traded to him. The colonel wrote a letter to his children before he...
- Frontier Phantom. // American History;Apr2011, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p27
The article presents comments from historian Stephen Harrigan regarding his struggle to separate fact from fiction while researching archives related to the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836 and the role that American folk hero Davy Crockett played in the battle.
- PART I: Date with Destiny: WILLIAM WELLS, Sr.: Gone to Texas. // Alamo Legacy: Alamo Descendents Remember the Alamo;1997, p40
The article relates the story of Alamo defender William Wells Sr. who died during the siege in Texas in 1836. The alleged death of his second wife Nancy Kelton is rumored to have forced Wells to travel in Texas. After his death, his son received a bounty of land as compensation for his military...
- PART I: Date with Destiny: JOHN McGREGOR: Listen to the Wind. // Alamo Legacy: Alamo Descendents Remember the Alamo;1997, p47
The article relates the story of soldier John McGregor who died to defend the town of Alamo in San Antonio, Texas from Mexico in 1836. Because he opposes to a Mexican dictator who took away his cattle land, he accepted the invitation of Colonel David Crockett to fight for the independence of...
- Letters. Powers, Don; Stolinsky, David C.; Hall, Robert B.; Quigley, Barbara; McElwee, Joe // American History;Jun2011, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p7
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles from the April 2011 issue including "The Last Days of Davy Crockett" by Stephen Harrigan, "What We Owe Jehovah's Witnesses" by Sarah Barringer Gordon, and "The First Comic Strip Hero."
- AUGUST 17, 1786. Stone, Ron // Book of Texas Days;1984, p143
The article profiles Davy Crockett, an author and former member of the U.S. Congress. Crockett was born in Tennessee on August 17, 1786. Though he had little formal schooling, he was far from an uneducated, ignorant backwoodsman. He wrote poetry and made intelligent speeches in his terms in the...