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.
Daniel Davis D. Baker was born 1806 in Massachusetts. At the outbreak of the Texas Revolution he was elected a second lieutenant in Capt. T. L. F. Parrott’s artillery company. He took part in the Siege of Béxar but was discharged on November 23 before the city fell. After reenlisting on March 18, 1836, he was elected captain of artillery, but at the battle of San Jacinto he was attached to Capt. Moseley Baker’s company. After San Jacinto, Gen. Thomas Jefferson Rusk detached him to fortify and take command of the defenses at Cavallo Pass. He was discharged on July 18, 1836, and moved to Matagorda, where he was elected to represent the county in the House of Representatives of the First Congress of the Republic of Texas in October 1836. On January 3, 1837, he married Mary Ann Cayce of Matagorda. In the spring of 1838 he was involved in real estate development in Matagorda County, where he attempted to establish a town called Preston 4½ miles from the Colorado River. Davis died in Matagorda on May 2, 1843.
Jerome B. Alexander served as a private in Capt. John York’s volunteer company at the Siege of Béxar and as a private in Capt. Moseley Baker’s Company D of Col. Edward Burleson’s First Regiment, Texas Volunteers, at the battle of San Jacinto.
When Adrián Woll raided San Antonio in 1842, Alexander was elected lieutenant in the volunteer company of Capt. Nicholas M. Dawson. He was killed in action in the infamous Dawson Massacre on September 18, 1842. He was buried with his companions at Monument Hill near La Grange, Fayette County.