John Iiams, Jr. was born 1808 in Ohio in 1808. He was a veteran of the battle of Concepción and Siege of Béxar While living in Houston in 1874, he helped C. Anson Jones, son of Anson Jones, document the years of Texas settlement. He is chiefly known to history as one of the patriots who rowed to Galveston in April 1836 to report the victory at the battle of San Jacinto to the ad interim government.
Henry William Augustine was born 1806 in South Carolina. In 1832 he was appointed to a committee of fifteen to select the townsite of San Augustine, which was founded in 1834. At the battle of Nacogdoches on August 2, 1832, Augustine was battalion commander of the San Augustine regiment. On October 17, 1835, he raised a company in San Augustine to join the Texas volunteer army to march against the Mexican forces at San Antonio de Béxar; meanwhile, he became a delegate to the Consultation in San Felipe, after which George English succeeded him as company captain in the Siege of Béxar, December 5–10.He died 1874 in Polk County. A state plaque marks his gravesite in Magnolia Cemetery, Segno.
William Baxter Pendleton Gaines was born 1808 in South Carolina. By October 1835 Gaines was a wealthy man and he contributed money to the Texas Revolution and served as an officer in the volunteer force from Nacogdoches under Gen. Thomas Rusk that marched to reinforce the Siege of Béxar. Gaines acted as a commissary and quartermaster. After the army reorganized, Gaines returned to Nacogdoches to serve as the deputy paymaster general. After the battle of San Jacinto acting Commander in Chief General Rusk named him paymaster general of the Texas Army. In 1846 he joined the United States Army to fight in the Mexican War. He fought with distinction during the battle of Monterey and was awarded a sword for gallantry. When the Civil War broke out, he left his plantation to join the Confederate army. Despite his age he was elected colonel of the Second Regiment of the Sixteenth State Militia Brigade on August 31, 1861. William B. P. Gaines died in 1891.
Napoleon Bonaparte Breeding was born 1815 in Kentucky. He served as a second sergeant and fought in Thomas Alley’s company in the Siege of Béxar in December 1835. From February to May 1836 he served in the Texas army. He was a member of Capt. William J. E. Heard’s company with the baggage detail at Harrisburg during the battle of San Jacinto. In 1836 Breeding was a member of Stephen Townsend’s company, and in 1843 he traveled with the Snively expedition. He died February 22, 1861.
Nathan Wade was born 1810 in New Jersey. He arrived in Texas on July 4, 1835, and joined Thomas J. Rusk’s militia company in September 1835. He took part in the Grass Fight and the Siege of Béxar and was discharged from the Texas army about January 1, 1836. Wade lived for most of his life in Nacogdoches, where he was a county commissioner, a surveyor, and, in 1844, a lieutenant colonel of the Nacogdoches County Militia.