FUQUA, BENJAMIN (?–1836). Benjamin Fuqua, early settler, militiaman, merchant, and public official, arrived in Texas in 1828. When he joined Austin's colony he listed his profession as "mechanic." By 1830 he was registered as a member of Green DeWitt's colony. Fuqua took up residency in Gonzales and established himself as a merchant. Late in September 1835, when a contingent of Mexican dragoons came to retrieve the tiny Gonzales cannon, Fuqua was one of the "Old Eighteen" who resisted the force (see GONZALES "COME AND TAKE IT" CANNON). In October 1835 he represented Gonzales as a member of the Consultation. He died before February 1836.
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