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RUSK, JACKSON J. (?–1836). Jackson J. Rusk, Alamo defender, was born in Ireland and was a resident of Nacogdoches, Texas. He registered in Lorenzo de Zavala's colony on September 30, 1835, but his land title was never completed. Rusk was probably one of the volunteers who accompanied James Bowie to the Alamo, where he died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.


Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

Bill Groneman


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Bill Groneman, "RUSK, JACKSON J.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.