James didn't forget about Anne Shaw, and on June 29, 1828, they were married at the Hempstead County Courthouse in Washington without the consent of William Shaw. They were married for seven years and had five children. James opened his own blacksmith shop and prospered, becoming well known for the quality of his knives and his use of silver plating. In late 1831, James claimed to have made a knife for Jim Bowie. An article in the Washington Telegraph on December 8, 1841, attributed the forging of the Bowie knife(Joshua Williams).
The duel ended after both men shot and missed twice, and they had decided to let the matter drop, but soon a brawl broke out among the seconds. Bowie
Davy Crockett was an interesting man who loved the outdoors and had was one of the men who gave their life at the Alamo and had many accomplishments.
. Sam Houston was born in Virginia on March 2, 1793. He was a husband, father, soldier, lawyer, a congressman from Tennessee, Governor of Tennessee, he was a drunk, adopted Cherokee, major general of the Texas Army, President of the Republic of Texas, Texas Representative, and a Senator from Texas. One of the biggest roles he played in his life time was being governor of Texas around 1859 till 1861. He participated in the War of 1812, he was involved in Tennessee politics. His participation within this war showed his military ability and attracted the attention of General Andrew Jackson. He eventually became a Jacksonian politician. He was wounded at horseshoe bend, and then become governor of Tennessee in 1827. He soon resigned in 1829 after a failed marriage. He had spent a
Gregorio Esparza was born in San Antonio de Béxar his birth name was José Maria Esparza. He is known as a defender of the Alamo. He was born on February 25, 1802. Gregorio married Anna Salazar whom he had a daughter and three sons. All of Gregorio Esparza’s family was present during the siege of the Mexican Army but only one of his sons Enrique Esparza was one of the eyewitnesses to see his father’s death. During the siege Enrique hid in a pile of hay where he witnessed the death of his father. It is because of his son’s eyewitness account that we know about Gregorio Esparza’s heroic death and what he did for the State of Texas. From the information gathered from Enrique, we have come to find out that Gregorio Esparza was the only body not burned into pyres at the siege of the Alamo. The Mexican Army’s siege of the Alamo took place February 23, 1836- March 6, 1836.
In the beginning of the movie they presented us with the heroic victims of the Alamo lying dead. This scene sparked off a depressing atmosphere. During the movie, there was a mix of emotions; growing tension and an overwhelming feeling of victory merged into one. The movie was very compelling and was utmost intriguing.
A man named William Barret Travis was a very important part during the Texas Revolution. William B. Travis was an American teacher, lawyer and soldier. He was the Texas commander at the Alamo and had one of the most well known documents in Texas history. Although he sadly passed at a young age, he still had a giant contribution during the Texas Revolution and had many accomplishments during his short life span.
Jose Antonio Navarro was a very important man because he was involved in the Texas Revolution. He was born on February 27, 1795, and he was sent to Saltillo, Mexico as a young child, and injured his leg that didn 't heal properly which caused him to have a limp. The same year he injured his leg father died from a severe illness. He learned the merchant trade which was his father´s occupation, and has his own trade post, but specialized in Mexican Law. Which didn´t really make any sense. He met his future wife named Margarita de la Garza at his merchant stand, and immediately fell in love. Jose and Margarita has a daughter named Maria Casimira del Carmen in the spring of 1817. He was happy about there being a new trade port on the coast of Texas at La Bahia, because he thought he could open a new trade post to help raise money for his family, which did not work because the other merchants would not let him sell near them, because, they thought he would out-sell them, which he did.
In 1867, he led a failed attempt against the Southern Cheyenne Indians that resulted in his court martial and suspension for a year for not being present during the movement. General Phillip Sheridan, though, came to Custer’s defense and he was eventually reinstated. Custer once again made the army proud with his attack on Black Kettle’s band in 1868 at the Washita river. George was then sent to the Black Hills and participated in several battles with the Lakota Indians between 1873 and 1876. Upon discovering the valuable resource of gold in the Black Hills, the government appointed Custer, along with Generals John Gibbon and George Crook, to remove the Lakota Indians. The plan seemed to be a simple one that required the three units to converge on the Lakota Indians and deal them a definite defeat. Custer and his Seventh Calvary arrived ahead of Gibbon’s unit and little did he know that Crook’s unit was turned back by Crazy Horse and his warriors. Upon Custer’s first initial evaluation, he believed that it was just a small Indian village. Custer split his unit into three divisions and carried out the attack. He was met with thousands of Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors that dealt a devastating defeat to George A. Custer and his Seventh Cavalry. Custer and all his men had
The very rapid growth of the colonies made the Mexican leaders very nervous and insecure. Their attempt to protect the territory by stopping immigration into Texas caused a rebellion. This continuous conflict led to revolution and independence. The Law of April 6, 1830, expressed the Mexican policy of stopping the further colonization of Texas by American settlers. The law proposed to make the empresario contracts that had not been finished yet void and prohibited settlement of immigrants in territory next to their native countries. This in turn made it apply only to Texas and the United States. By some magical chance, Stephen managed to keep his own colonies. In the meantime; however, military attempts to enforce the Law of April 6, 1830,
Bowie was born in logan county, kentucky 1796, april 10. The bowie family always moved to a small town, farm, or piece of land.they first moved to missouri then in 1802 they moved to louisiana where he spent most of his childhood. James bowie was raised and baptized in a catholic church. At the age of thirteen jims father rezin bowie fought in the american revolution. In the lands they moved to there were no schools. So none of the children went to school, yet they learned how to read, write, and do arithmetic from lessons taught by jim 's mom elve. james loved hunting, fishing, family traditions, riding horses, catching alligators, and trapping bears.
Billy Barker was a sailor from Cambridge shire, England who struck gold in 1862. Billy was Born in England around 1819 as he grew up he Worked with his father as a waterman cutting and logging trees, and working for a sawmill. In 1845 railroads started taking over and the work slowed down in England Billy was losing jobs and money became scarce so he went to North America in search of a new job to keep his funds up. In 1850 Billy worked on a California gold mine in a small town called Lillooet, not having much luck in finding gold so in 1862 Billy barker moved to the area near Richfield to work on several mines that he owned.
The Battle of the Alamo is considered one of most important battles in Texas History that occurred February 23, 1836. This battle took place in San Antonio, Texas during the Texas Revolution. The Texas Revolution began in 1835 due to the conflict between the United States immigrants and the Mexican government. The Immigrants wanted to start their own republic so they decided to revolt against the Mexican government. After several successions, the Texan Army had gained control of the territory, but later lost it at the Battle of Coleto and the Battle of the Alamo.
Jim Thorpe’s is considered to be the greatest player of the 20th century from many people. He was born on May 28, 1887, with his twin brother Charlie Thorpe. His parents Hiram Thorpe and Charlotte Thorpe were mixed native American and European. So when Jim was born he was given a native name which was Wa-Tho-Huk which meant “bright path” which was correct for his future ahead. Jim and Charlie Thorpe were very close siblings. They did everything together, they fished, they hunted and they wrestled. When they were both six their parents sent them to a Sac and Fox agency school located 20 miles away from there home.Charlie was the academic student while Jim was more into sports. An epidemic swept the school and Charlie became I’ll and never recovered
Immigrant, politician, and lyrical genius are three attributes that describe Alexander Hamilton. Many people know that Alexander Hamilton’s story transformed into a hit musical, but he was so much more. As a well known founding father, Alexander Hamilton showed Americans that they should stand for the change they believe in. He left a lasting legacy as someone who was constantly giving valuable ideas, working, and writing for most of his life.