Jonathan Cochran Pool was born 1806 on Cherokee lands (now Newton County) in Georgia. In 1832 Pool was involved in the Anahuac Disturbances and the battle of Nacogdoches. He joined the army of Texas in 1835 and was at the Siege of Béxar. On November 26 he participated in the Grass Fight, an incident associated with the siege. Pool was one of 300 volunteers who assaulted San Antonio with Benjamin R. Milam on December 5. He was wounded on December 7, the day Milam was killed. Pool later joined Sam Houston’s forces and was with him until shortly before the battle of San Jacinto, when he was dispatched by Houston to scout Indians and report their movements. He served in the Army of the Republic of Texas from September to December 1836. On September 25, 1861, he enlisted in Company A of the Eighth Texas Cavalry, Terry’s Texas Rangers, for the duration of the Civil War. He died at his home in Falls County on February 21, 1886.
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