HAWKINS, JOSEPH M.
HAWKINS, JOSEPH M. (1799–1836). Joseph M. Hawkins, Alamo defender, was born in Ireland in 1799 and traveled to Texas by way of Louisiana. He may have been one of the volunteers who accompanied James Bowie to San Antonio de Béxar and the Alamo. Before the Alamo siege he served as an express rider to Gen. Sam Houston. Hawkins was a strong supporter of Governor Henry Smith and an advocate of Texas independence (see TEXAS REVOLUTION). He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Albert Curtis, Remember the Alamo Heroes (San Antonio: Clegg, 1961). Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973). Phil Rosenthal and Bill Groneman, Roll Call at the Alamo (Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army, 1985).
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