GEORGE, JAMES (1802–1836). James George, Alamo defender, the son of William and Elizabeth (Bland) George, was born in 1802. At the time of the Texas Revolution he was a resident of Gonzales and was married to Elizabeth Dearduff, the sister of Alamo defender William Dearduff. In the fall of 1835 a yoke of oxen and a set of gearing owned by George was pressed into service to haul the famous Gonzales "Come and Take It" cannon. George rode to the Alamo with the relief force from Gonzales and arrived on March 1, 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
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