Robert Evans, ordnance chief of the Alamo garrison, was born 1800 in Ireland. After the Siege of Béxar he served as master of ordnance of the San Antonio de Béxar garrison. Susanna W. Dickinson stated that during the final moments of the battle of the Alamo Evans attempted to blow up the Texans’ remaining supply of gunpowder with a torch. He was shot down before he could do so. Dickinson also described him as being black-haired, blue-eyed, nearly six feet tall, and always merry.
William Ware was born 1801. Ware raised and commanded a company of volunteers at the Siege of Béxar and was wounded. With Antonio López de Santa Anna’s return to Texas in 1836, Ware reenlisted in the Texas army on March 12, 1836, and was elected captain of the Second Company of Col. Sidney Sherman’s Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers. He took part in the battle of San Jacinto, where James Washington Winters described his effort “like a wild mustang”. Ware died at Waresville (now Utopia) on March 9, 1853.
Almeron Dickinson was born in Pennsylvanian who served as an artilleryman in the United States Army. On May 24, 1829, he eloped with Susanna Wilkerson. He participated in the battle of Gonzales on October 2, 1835, which began the Texas Revolution. At the Siege of Béxar he distinguished himself as a lieutenant of artillery; at the battle of the Alamo he was the captain in charge of artillery. On the morning of March 6, 1836, as the troops of Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna stormed the mission, Dickinson ran to his wife, reported that all was lost, and expressed hope that she could save herself and the child. Although he died at the Alamo, his wife and child survived.
Robert W. Cunningham was born 1804-1806 in New York. In 1836 Cunningham wrote to his family to inform them that he had joined the Texas army. He took part in the Siege of Béxar as a sergeant and second gunner in Capt. T. L. F. Parrott’s artillery company. He remained in San Antonio de Béxar after the battle as a private in Capt. W. R. Carey’s artillery company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
John Cameron was born in Scotland. On May 21, 1827, the Mexican government granted him an empresario contract to introduce 100 families on the Colorado River in Texas. On September 12 the congress of Coahuila and Texas declared him a citizen. The contract was extended in 1832 for an additional three years. In 1828 he received a second contract to introduce 200 families on land along the Red River, an area previously contracted to Reuben Ross. This agreement was also extended in 1832 for an additional three years. No titles, however, were ever issued in consequence of either contract. Cameron received title to two leagues of land in the Power and Hewetson colony on October 31, 1834. In 1835 he was a secretary in the executive department of the state government at Monclova, and when Martín Perfecto de Cos dispersed the legislature, Cameron was taken prisoner with Benjamin R. Milam and others. They escaped and reached Texas in safety.
Cameron assisted in the Siege of Béxar and was commended for his conduct by Francis W. Johnson. As interpreter for the Texas army, he signed the capitulation entered into between Cos and Gen. Edward Burleson on December 11, 1835. William Fairfax Gray, who met Cameron at Nacogdoches on February 4, 1836, wrote in his diary that Cameron was a shrewd Scot, particularly well informed and interesting. Cameron became a resident of the Rio Grande valley and was killed in 1861 in one of the fights that took place in the contest between the “Rohos” and “Crinolinos.”