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.
William M. Logan was born 1802 in Tennessee. Logan arrived in Texas in November 1831 and settled near Liberty. Shortly afterward, he became involved in a dispute with John Davis Bradburn, the military commander at Fort Anahuac. Bradburn was harboring three runaway slaves from Louisiana. Logan, acting as a slave catcher, claimed the three as runaways, but Bradburn refused to relinquish them without proof of ownership and the authority of the governor of Louisiana. However, when Logan returned with the documents, Bradburn again refused to hand the three over on the grounds that they had requested the protection of the Mexican government and had joined the Mexican army. Bradburn’s actions caused both resentment and alarm among Anglo-Texans and has frequently been cited in later years as one of the immediate causes of the Texas revolution. In 1835 Logan enlisted in Andrew Briscoe’s company of Liberty volunteers and served as lieutenant during the Siege of Béxar. In March 1836 at Liberty he was elected captain of the Third Infantry, Second Regiment, of the Texas volunteers who fought at San Jacinto. He died 1839 in Houston. A historical marker in his honor was placed on the southeast corner of the Liberty County Courthouse in Liberty.