FUQUA, GALBA (1819–1836). Galba Fuqua, Alamo defender, son of Silas and Sally (Taney) Fuqua, was born in Alabama on March 9, 1819. He was of French Huguenot descent. In the past he was also thought to be of Mexican or Jewish descent. As a resident of Gonzales, Texas, he was enrolled by Byrd Lockhart in the Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers on February 23, 1836. He rode to the relief of the Alamo garrison with this group and arrived on March 1, 1836. Susanna W. Dickinson later claimed that during the battle of the Alamo Fuqua came to her and tried to tell her something. He was unable to deliver his message because his jaw had been broken in the fighting. He died with the other Alamo defenders on March 6, 1836, three days short of his seventeenth birthday.
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