Jonathan L. Lindley was born 1814 in Illinois and died defending the Alamo March 6, 1836. He entered Coahuila-Texas in November 1833, as a livestock raiser and applied for a land grant in Joseph Vehlein’s colony on November 4, 1834. When the Texas Revolution broke out in the fall of 1835, he joined Captain John Crane’s company of volunteers and participated in the Siege of Bexar in November 1835. On December 14, 1835 he joined William R. Carey’s artillery company and helped garrison the Alamo’s cannon defense. He was the only representative at the Alamo from Illinois.
Daniel Bourne was born 1810 in England and he died March 1836 defending the Alamo. He and his brothers immigrated to America and he later moved on to Gonzales, Texas. He took part in the siege of Bexar as a member of Captain T. F. L. Parrott’s artillery company and later at the Battle of the Alamo. When he entered the Alamo garrison he served in Captain William R. Carey’s artillery company and died in the battle of the Alamo.
Manuel Flores (Jose Manuel Nepomunceno Paublino Flores) was born in Bexar, his service record No. 4220 shows him as serving in the Texan army from October 1st, 1935, to October 1st, 1836, as first sergeant under Captain Seguin; as First Lieutenant in Second Regiment of Cavalry, Company “B”, and as Captain from March 1st to October 12, 1837. He was credited with urging the Texans forward, after their first fire upon Santa Anna’s men. The Texans having fallen on their stomachs, waiting the reaction, he shouted: “Get up you cowards. Santa Anna’s men are running.” This man was also disappointed by the fact that Texas was accepting annexation, and while residing in Matagorda he attempted a revolution against the established Texan authorities. General Canalizo of the Mexican army procured his services to incite the Indians in Texas to uprisings. On May 14, 1839 Texas Rangers under Lieutenant James O. Rice discovered him and his band on the San Gabriel river in Williamson County, and in the encounter Flores was killed. Much too sad an end for his splendid record.
José María Arocha was born in Texas; enlisted with Captain Seguin on October 11, 1835; fought in the siege of Bexar; discharged November 4th, 1836. His headright and labor of land was sold in San Antonio on February 2nd, 1836. He died at San Antonio, Texas in 1841.