Andrés Nava was born 1810 in Texas. He was one of a group of native Texans who enlisted for six months service under the command of Juan N. Seguín. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Seguín’s company. Nava died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Demasio de los Reyes, who had been ordered into the Alamo to remove bodies to be burned, recognized Nava’s body in the ruins and later swore to this fact. Nava’s half-brother, Carmel Gonzara, and his sister, Dorotea Muñís, swore in an application for a grant of land that Nava died at the Alamo. On March 25, 1861, a note was placed in their file stating that they were too poor to carry the claim any further.
Robert E. Cochran was born 1810 in New Hampshire. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey’s artillery company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Cochran County is named in his honor.
Joseph Rutherford was born 1798 in Kentucky. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey’s artillery company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Ezekiel Wimberly Cullen was born in 1814. In 1835 he joined the Texas revolutionary forces and participated in the Siege of Béxar. He died 1882 in Dallas. The Ezekiel Cullen Building on the University of Houston campus, constructed in 1950, was named in his honor.
John M. Bradley was born about 1800 in North Carolina. He was captain of the Tenaha Militia at the battle of Nacogdoches, August 2, 1832, and in the fall he represented the Tenaha District at the Convention of 1832 in San Felipe. In October 1835 Bradley raised a company in San Augustine and Tenaha that he commanded as captain. He participated in the Grass Fight on November 26 and distinguished himself at the Siege of Béxar. On May 15, 1836, a company of volunteers under Captain Bradley, the San Augustine Cavalry, joined the Texas army at Fort Bend on the Brazos and participated in expelling the Mexican army from Texas. The company was discharged at Victoria on July 23. During the Regulator-Moderator War, Bradley, a Moderator sympathizer, left his home on Patroon Creek and went to San Augustine in search of Charles Watt Moorman, leader of the Regulators, and attempted to assassinate him. In July 1844 Moorman followed Bradley to a Baptist revival meeting at the Masonic Hall and shot him to death as he left the building. Bradley is buried in the Old Texan Cemetery between San Augustine and Shelbyville in Shelby County.