Sion Record Bostick (Bostwick) was born 1819 in Alabama. Sion Bostick was present for the battle of Gonzales in the company of Capt. P. R. Splane and took part in the Siege of Béxar. When Antonio López de Santa Anna marched into Texas, Bostick reenlisted, on March 21, 1836, as a private in Capt. Moseley Baker’s company of Col. Edward Burleson’s First Regiment, Texas Volunteers; he fought in the battle of San Jacinto. A Sion Bostick is also listed as a member of Capt. William H. Patton’s Columbia Company at the time of the battle. With two other scouts, Joel Robison and James A. Sylvester, Bostick captured and brought in Santa Anna on April 22. After San Jacinto he reenlisted as a private in the army, first for the term from March 11 through May 25 and then from July 1 to October 1, in the company of Capt. B. F. Ravill. He took part in the battle of Plum Creek that year and later claimed to have served during the Mexican War in Capt. Claiborne C. Herbert’s Company E of Col. John Coffee Hays’s First Texas Mounted Rifles. This company was recruited in Columbus, but Bostick’s name does not appear on its muster roll. On March 21, 1862 he enlisted in Capt. John C. Upton’s Company B of Col. James J. Archer’s Fifth Texas Infantry regiment of the famed Hood’s Texas Brigade. He served for a time in Virginia but was discharged by the order of the Confederate secretary of war on September 22 as over age. “During the war with Spain I was very much troubled because I was too old to go,” he later wrote.
Thomas Alley served as a captain in the army of Texan volunteers at the siege of Bexar in 1835.
Antonio Cruz y Arocha, Alamo defender and courier, was one of a number of native Texans who joined Capt. Juan N. Seguín’s company for six months’ service during the Texas Revolution. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Seguín’s cavalry company. Cruz left the Alamo on February 25, 1836, along with Seguín, to rally reinforcements for the Alamo. He later served with Seguín in the battle of San Jacinto.
James Murry Brown was born 1800 in Pennsylvania. He moved to Texas in 1835 and registered in De León’s colony on April 17, 1835. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and later served in the Alamo garrison. Brown died in the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Aaron B. Burleson was born 1815 in Alabama. Aaron was raised on the frontier and was a frequent companion of his elder brother Edward Burleson on campaigns against Indians. Aaron served under his brother’s command during the Siege of Béxar and saw action at the battle of San Jacinto as a member of Capt. Jesse Billingsley’s Company C of Edward Burleson’s First Regiment, Texan Volunteers. He was one of the party that captured Antonio López de Santa Anna. On February 25, 1839, Burleson, again under his eldest brother’s command, took part in the battle of Brushy Creek, a decisive defeat of Comanche raiders in the upper Colorado settlements. In this fight Jacob Burleson was killed and his body badly mutilated. In 1842 Burleson again served under his brother Edward, then the vice president of the Republic of Texas, in repulsing the raid of Rafael Vásquez on San Antonio. In December 1860 Governor Sam Houston commissioned Burleson to raise a company of rangers for frontier defense. Burleson died near Govalle January 13, 1885.