John P. Borden was born 1812 in New York. He enrolled in Capt. George Collinsworth’s company on October 7, 1835, and participated in the taking of Goliad two days later. He helped write a resolution to Austin informing him that the Goliad men reserved the privilege of naming their own company commander. He then enrolled in Capt. Philip Dimmitt’s company and took part in the Siege of Béxar in December 1835. Borden was discharged on January 11, 1836, but reenlisted a few weeks later and served as first lieutenant in Moseley Baker’s company at the battle of San Jacinto. He was a member of the Somervell expedition in 1842 but did not go on to Mier. He died November 12, 1891.
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