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.”
Henry Thomas was born 1811 in Germany. He came to Texas by way of New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas H. Breece’s company of New Orleans Greys in 1835. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby’s infantry company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Thomas (some sources say Thompson) Saltus Lubbock was born 1817 in South Carolina. When the Texas Revolution started, he marched to Nacogdoches with Capt. William G. Cooke’s company of New Orleans Greys and participated in the Siege of Béxar. Thereafter he took employment on a steamboat on the upper Brazos River and did not learn of Antonio López de Santa Anna’s incursion into Texas until after the battle of San Jacinto. After working for a time with Samuel May Williams and Thomas F. McKinney, Lubbock joined the Texan Santa Fe expedition as a lieutenant of one of the military companies. He and his men were captured in New Mexico and confined in Santiago Convent, Mexico City. Lubbock escaped by jumping from the convent’s balcony and made his way back to Texas. After Adrián Woll seized San Antonio in 1842, Lubbock was elected first lieutenant of Gardiner N. O. Smith’s company of Harris and Milam county volunteers and, due to Smith’s illness, marched at the head of the company to San Antonio de Béxar to join in driving the Mexicans back across the Rio Grande. Lubbock and his men were among the 189 Texans who followed Alexander Somervell back to Texas on December 19, 1842, after declining to join William S. Fisher on the Mier Expedition. He died in January 1862. He was the brother of Texas governor Francis R. Lubbock. Lubbock County was named in his honor.
A. Spain Summerlin was born 1817 in Tennessee. He volunteered for the revolutionary army on October 17, 1835, and took part in the Siege of Béxar. He later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. Robert White’s infantry company, the Béxar Guards. Summerlin died in the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.