Thomas Waters was born 1812 in England. He emigrated to Texas by way of New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas Breece’s company of New Orleans Greys. Waters took part in the Siege of Béxar and later served in the Alamo garrison in Capt. William R. Carey’s artillery company. Waters died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Samuel Blair was born 1807 in Tennessee. He took part in the Siege of Béxar. He later served in the Alamo garrison as assistant to the ordnance chief, Robert Evans, with the rank of captain. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Pedro Herrera was born 1806 in the Villa de San Fernando. By 1830 he was a private in the Mexican cavalry company of Álamo de Parras under the command of Lt. Col. José Francisco Ruiz. That year the company built and occupied Fort Tenoxtitlán on the banks of the Brazos River. In August 1831 Herrera and his young son were reported missing from the fort and presumed dead. It was commonly believed that Herrera had fallen victim to hostile Indians, when in fact he had deserted. He remained undetected for several years. In December 1835 he aligned himself with the growing Texas forces and participated in the Siege of Béxar. By February 22, 1836, he enlisted as a private in Seguín’s company of Tejanos. He remained with Seguín until July of that year and served under his command at the battle of San Jacinto. Herrera reenlisted on November 5, 1836, into Capt. Manuel Flores’ cavalry company and was discharged on February 20, 1838, having attained the rank of fourth sergeant. Herrera died after 1853.
John Jones was born 1810 in New York. He traveled to Texas by way of New Orleans as a sergeant in Capt. Thomas Breece’s company of New Orleans Greys. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and later served in the Alamo garrison as lieutenant of Capt. William Blazeby’s infantry company. Jones died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Peter DeMoss was born 1796 in Missouri. He served in the company of George Morse Collinsworth at the capture of Goliad and during the Siege of Béxar.